Rapha celebrates Hampsten’s snowy Giro with Gavia collection

Hampsten attacked his way to the ’88 Giro win over a snowy Passo di Gavia

You’ve probably seen the photo: a bare-legged racer battling up a mountainside in a snowstorm, his torso and head nearly hidden with snow. That was American Andy Hampsten on stage 14 of the 1988 Giro d’Italia, and now 30 years later Rapha has a whole clothing collection that riffs on that day on the Passo di Gavia.

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The cold-weather Gavia collection includes a jersey, rain jacket, rain gloves, bib shorts, baselayer and winter hat. The top layers feature design elements and colors from his squad that year, Team 7-Eleven (but not the trademarked logo). 

Of course, the clothing is made of modern materials – no wool shorts or newspaper to stuff down the jersey here. Although, the baselayer does feature prints from the Italian newspaper Gazzetto dello Sport with coverage of his stage 14 win.

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The bibs feature prints from the Italian newspaper Gazzetto dello Sport with coverage Hampsten's stage 14 win
The bibs feature prints from the Italian newspaper Gazzetto dello Sport with coverage Hampsten’s stage 14 win
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Rapha Gavia Collection

  • Gavia Limited Edition Jersey £155 / $210
  • Gavia Pro Team Race Cape £250 / $335
  • Gavia Classic Bib Shorts £200 / $275
  • Gavia Pro Team Baselayer £55 / $75
  • Gavia Pro Team Neoprene Gloves £40 / $55
  • Gavia Winter Hat £50 / $70
  • Gavia Pro Team Socks £15 / $20
Design elements and colors are inspired by Team 7-Eleven
Design elements and colors are inspired by Team 7-Eleven
Courtesy Rapha