|Posted||1 Oct 2015|
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Slim-cut cycling T-shirt celebrating a uniquely British race
A limited edition T-shirt commemorating the historic races that feature on Team Skys 2013 racing calendar. The T-shirt is made from jersey cotton, has a slim fit and is cut longer in the back for a better fit when riding. Features include an exclusive Tour de Bretagne graphic on the chest, an embroidered Union flag on the right sleeve and a contrast armband on the left sleeve. The back of the jersey features an embroidered rear pocket with colour-matched ribbon binding.
The Tour of Britain has endured something of an identity crisis down the years. First run as a post-war celebration, the Victory Marathon, in 1945, the race became Glasgow-Brighton a year later but did not officially assume the title of Tour of Britain until 1951. It is perhaps best known as the Milk Race, the name used between 1958 and 1987. In 1985 it became a pro-am event; from 1987 it alternated yearly, between the amateur Milk Race and the professional Kelloggs Tour. It has existed in its modern form since 2004. Held in September, the eight stages cover just over 1,100km and the race is ranked a 2.1 category race by the UCI. In 2012, the crowds on the most hilly stages rivalled those found at the Tour de France.
*Exclusive Tour de Bretagne graphics
*Embroidered rear pocket
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