Rapha La Centième Collection

Clothier celebrates Le Tour's centenary with special gear

To celebrate the 100th running of the Tour de France, Rapha made a special collection of jerseys, caps, musettes, T-shirts, scarves and bottles dubbed La Centième Collection.

The mosaic print was designed by Rapha's Ultan Coyle, the reigning UK 24-hour TT champion (488.99 miles). Coyle's graphics represent every rider to have won the Tour since it was first run in 1903. Each mosaic ‘tile’ features a symbol based either on a rider’s nickname or regional origin.

La Centième goes on sale Friday, June 14. Here are some details on each of the pieces.

La Centième Cap, US$30/£20

One Size

Rapha la centième cap: rapha la centième cap

  • 100% cotton
  • Anti-bacterial tape
  • Red/Gold central ribbon
  • Gold fabric underpeak with Rapha logo

La Centième Jersey, US$220/£150

Sizes: XS-XXL

Colors: Cream, Dark Blue, Red, Gold

Rapha's la centième collection celebrates the 100th running of the tour de france (years were missed during the two world wars): rapha's la centième collection celebrates the 100th running of the tour de france (years were missed during the two world wars)

  • High-wicking, breathable fabric (39% merino wool, 61% polyester)
  • Vintage-style buttoned collar and pockets
  • Two rear button pockets
  • Gold Rapha chest logo
  • La Centième logo and mosaic graphic
  • Individual Tour years on chestband
  • Shell-effect buttons with Rapha logotype
  • Cut longer in front than Racing & Training jerseys so can be worn casually
  • Buttonhole for audio cables

La Centième Musette, US$15/£10

One Size (25cm x 35cm)

Rapha la centième musette bag: rapha la centième musette bag

  • Durable, 100% cotton fabric
  • La Centième logo and mosaic graphic
  • Contrast shoulder strap
  • Brass popper

La Centième Silk Scarf, US$70/£50

One Size (45cm x 45cm)

Colors: Gold, Yellow, Black, White

Rapha la centième silk scarf: rapha la centième silk scarf

  • 100% silk
  • Handmade in England
  • Moisture-resistant treatment

La Centième T-Shirt, US$60/£40

Sizes: XS-XXL

Colors: Blue or Red

Rapha la centième t-shirt: rapha la centième t-shirt

  • Slim-fit 100% cotton
  • La Centième logo and mosaic graphic
  • Contrast pocket binding and reflective rear tab
  • Offset shoulder seams
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