The Rainbow jersey has been produced exclusively by Santini for the UCI since the mid-1990’s. The rainbow striped jersey is worn by the current world champion, who has the right to wear it in all competitions until the next world championships.
For our Racing Heritage collection we decided to produce a version of this iconic jersey in a wool/acrylic blend, adding retro details such as the metal zipper and the triple back pocket with mother of pearl buttons. The “Eroica Approved” label stitched inside the collar ensures the originality of the garment and the approval for it’s use in all the Eroica races.
Brief Company Description
The Santini brand was born fifty years ago, in 1965, when Pietro Santini took over his sisters’ knitwear factory. The name Santini Maglificio Sportivo, stems from the production of knitted sportswear, as was typical at that time. A name that has never been changed, despite the technological evolution of production methods and fabrics, because it is part of a genuine family history, hard work, passion and tradition.
Racing Heritage Series
The Racing Heritage line was created to celebrate the tradition of road cycling. Santini opened their precious company archives and sought out some of the jerseys that have defined the history of cycling. The Maglia Rosa, the Italian national champion jersey, the World Champion Rainbow jersey and a vintage version of the Italian national team jersey. We wanted to reproduce them exactly as they were made in the past, handmade in Italy and recreated down to the smallest detail, to enable you to live the Eroica experience to the fullest.