A truly iconic jersey, the Sanson jersey was made famous by Francesco Moser`s victories in Paris-Roubaix.
Associated Bike Brand: F.Moser Bikes
Races: Paris Roubaix
Such is the popularity of cycling these days, many people will simply be unaware of the imposing figure of Francesco Moser thundering across the cobbles on his way to victory in the Paris-Roubaix whilst wearing this iconic Sanson jersey.
This jersey in particular is a great example of a very simple, yet striking design that has certanly stood the test of time. The iconic deep green Sanson jersey worn by Moser also no doubt influenced the jersey that Paul Smith (British designer) designed for the luxury bike brand Rapha when he designed "Le Grand Depart SportWool" celebration jersey for the 2007 Tour de France when it departed from London.
Paul Smith still is a bike fan (who had plans to become a pro himself) is an avid collector of jerseys still to this day and Sir Paul designed the 2013 giro D'Italia leaders jerseys!
Date Submitted: 17 May 2016