Our new cycling glove embraces both traditional imagery, contemporary design and ergonomic construction.
Smooth, vented style. We produced our finest leather cycling glove in honour of the champion of champions. In winning the Giro di Lombardia five times he made it his own, but even as a light climber, to win over the pave of Paris–Roubaix, proved how deserving of champion status he was. These are FULLY hand cut and sewn so will have small differences (character) from something robot made. The palm is lightly padded by adding an extra layer of walnut brown leather. The Campionissimos rear leather is gently perforated with large knuckle holes to assist with ventilation. The gloves are naturally dyed cream leather with a walnut trim. Goatskin is often referred to as nature’s strongest leather. It has very high tensile-strength and abrasion-resistant properties, but has excellent softness and is lightweight.
A forceful teacher in 1927 encouraged an 8 year old Angelo Fausto Coppi to write “I ought to be at school, not riding my bicycle” Thankfully he didn’t listen. Il Campionissimo. Fausto excelled in both climbing and time trialing. He won the Giro d’Italia five times and Le Tour de France twice. But his total style was displayed sprinting to the World Championship victory in 1953.
The leather will bond and stretch to your hand after a few rides, so should feel tight and snug around the fingers when first put on. Once matched they will be your new favourite thing.
A good track mitt is removed by pulling off inside out.
Like all good mitts, they should be neat fitting. NB> DIFFERENT SIZE FITTING TO OUR OTHER GLOVES. Measure right around your knuckle and compare to chart below.