De Marchi - Heritage Jersey - 1972 Spain
The 1972 summer games might not be Huelamo's fondest memory — he was stripped of his bronze medal for doping — but you can honor the Spanish rider's gutsy coramine-fueled ride with De Marchi's 1972 Spanish Men's Cycling Jersey.
Wool was the jersey fabric of choice for years, but it was eventually pushed out in favor of cheaper synthetics. De Marchi isn't interested in cheap, and so it made the Spanish Jersey from a historically-inspired blend of merino wool and acryclic fibers to take advantage of wool's inherent moisture-wicking, breathable, and temperature-regulating properties. Merino is also naturally antimicrobial, so the jersey will smell fresh when you stop for an espresso or a glass of Rioja after a long day of riding.
Subtle touches add to this retro kit's appeal. The three rear pockets feature mother of pearl buttons (a detail that Huelamo's kit probably didn't have) and the round neck has a short zipper for adjustable ventilation. At the sleeves, slightly stretchy knit cuffs prevent discomfort and riding up, and the red-and-gold patterning unmistakably evokes la Rojigualda.
Merino wool blends are natural fibers that are amongst the best breathing materials known to mankind. Merino wools can vary in quality, and De Marchi only uses the finest qualities and highest grade blends for their products. De Marchi's Merino blends are always made of the finest qualities.
The jerseys are hand made in Italy. Merino will keep you cool when it's hot and warm when it's chilly, so it's a perfect fabric for three-season jerseys, and it has natural stretch that accommodates your movements without restriction. The Touaregs in the hot and cold deserts of Marokko have known these characteristics for years and used such blends for their clothes until today