Giro D`Italia 2011 Saxobank/Sunguard Pink Jersey (Maglia Rosa)

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Front of the Giro D`Italia 2011 Saxobank/Sunguard Pink Jersey (Maglia Rosa)

Exclusively made for Saxobank team and staff members, this Giro jersey has Saxobank/Sunguard logos in sponsor panel.

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Year: 2011

Manufacturer: Santini

Associated Bike Brand: Specialized

Races: Giro D'Italia  

This is the 150th item I have added to this website! That`s a fair few jerseys and something I`m quite pleased about, however if I`m to honour my pledge to get 250 items online by the end of this year I had better make some progress!

As 150 is a special number for this site I thought I`d better make sure #150 in the collection was special too.
So what better way than a special edition Maglia Rosa that was not available for resale?

You`ll also note that the 2011 leaders jersey celebrated the 150th anniversary of Italian unification.

I think "the look" of this jersey is fabulous with the team logos of Saxobank really setting it off. Alberto Contador won the 2011 edition of the race, but you won`t find his name in the results due to a positive drugs test in 2010 for Clenbuterol which involved a subsequent 2 year ban.

Back to the jersey! With two competing clothing brands on the sponsor panel (Santini who were the race sponsor and Sportful who were the team sponsor) this would present a myriad of problems due to the complex contractual license agreements for replica sales, so this jersey was never going to be available for retail sales!

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Date Submitted: 17 May 2016