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THREE WEEKENDS IN SPRING.

 

The Classics are races in which only the brave succeed. Thrilling one-day behemoths. Spectacles as much for what happens off the bike as on it. Passionate crowds turn up in their droves to drink beer, eat frites and devour the exciting exploits of the most daring cyclists.

We are paying homage to our favourite Spring Classics with a set of three special edition Euro Collection unisex jerseys. Each jersey pays fitting tribute to one of the following incredible one-day races – Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and Strade Bianchi.

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VLAANDERENS MOOISTE.

Bearing the words Sempre (Forever) on the chest, this special edition Euro Collection jersey is a tribute to Flanders' Finest Eddy Merckx. Dubbed the Lion of Flanders when he won his 'home' race in 1969, he went on to become the greatest cyclist of his generation. Perhaps ever. A man more than worthy of his legendary status, he carries the burden with honour. And will 'forever' be the butcher's son who became a King.

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A SUNDAY IN HELL.

Paris-Roubaix can claim almost as many nicknames as it can victims, but the moniker 'A Sunday in Hell' rings truest for most competitors of this cobbled Classic. It's the pavé which makes Paris-Roubaix such a compelling spectacle and provides the race with an undeniable reputation. The infamous sections of cobbles making this French Classic a run-the-gauntlet-style war of attrition characterised by physical torture, catastrophic crashes and mechanical mishaps. Held in early April, the weather, too, can play a massive factor with riders rendered barely recognisable after 250 punishing, high speed kilometres of slippery mud strewn granite.

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HEROES OF GRAVEL.

Strade Bianche earns its name from the white roads (Strade) that riders must endure to complete this early season leg tester. The gruelling gravel of Italy may be the youngest of the Spring Classics, but it's no less monumental with an exhausting one-third of the race traditionally competed on the undulating white roads of Tuscany. On a dry day, they are bone shattering. But on a wet day, as it was this year, you find men and women slipping their way to Siena at the very limit of their suffering with mud clinging to every part their bike and body. Not even a brutal cobbled finish at the Piazza del Campo brings any consolation.

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EURO COLLECTION | MONUMENTS. STRICTLY LIMITED. RELEASED WEDNESDAY APRIL 4. 7PM AEST

 

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