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Le Pionnier Core T-Shirt

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Alpe d'Huez is often descrobed as the "Hollywood" climb of cycling. It's now famous 21 hairpin bends first featured in the 1952 Tour de France and played host to the first ever mountain top finish in a Grand Tour. That day's stage was actually deemed a disappointment by the race organisers as it seemed to lack the excitement that they foresaw. However, the organisers, while making their post stage assessment, seemed to forget that the winner of the stage was Fausto Coppi. With his immense aerobic ability he dominated the peloton and won solo by over a minute, nullifying tha racing proceedings amost single handedly.

Despite the legendary Italian, rather than the mountain itself, being responsible for the lack of fireworks that year, Alpe d'Huez didn't feature in the Tour againt until 1976. But, despite it's long hiatus, it was during this edition of the race that the climb began to show it's spectacle creating potential. Backed by regional funding and clever marketing to increase exposure for the now blossoming ski station, this time, the stage was deemed a great success, with riders Joop Zoetemelk and Lucien van Impe tearing lumps from one another for the whole duration of the ascent.

And so, a legend was born. With the "Hollywwod-esque" promotion and organisation a pioneering formula was created and gave rise to a new form of Grand Tour cycle racing. In film like fashion, with the stage set and with the riders animating, every ascent of "L'Alpe" now creates the craved excitement, all watched by blockbuster quantities of roadside fanatics.

With a traditional graphic edge our "Le Pionnier" t-shirt features a hand screen print that is designed and produced here in our "Printworks". The screen print uses waterbased inks for a soft hand and is printed on to our "Core" t-shirt. This t-shirt features a super soft feel, shoulder to shoulder taping, fine ribbed neck, side seams and ultimate shape retaining properties that's perfect to throw on  after every ride.


Black t-shirt / Slim fitting / Round neckline / Short sleeves / 160g material weight / 65% polyester, 35% ringspun, combed, cotton blend / Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production / Waterbased ink, hand screen print / Designed & printed here in our print workshop / Printworks "Coffee Bag" branding label to bottom right hem.


Turn inside out before washing / Machine washable at a delicate 30ºc cycle / Reshape when damp before line drying / Warm iron on reverse / Do not tumble dry, dry clean or bleach


For reference, our model has a 38" chest is 6'4" in height and wears size medium in this design. For information on how to find your ideal size please click on the "Sizing Guide" tab below:

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Ref: PionnierT Shipping Weight: 0.249kgs

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We offer a total of three different delivery options for UK based orders plus an international delivery option for orders placed from outside of the UK. The three UK delivery options are our Standard Service (2-5 day delivery), our Priority Service (priority picking and next day delivery) and our Express Service (priority picking and guaranteed before 1pm next day delivery)

All orders placed before 12 midday will be dispatched on the same day that the order is submitted. If an order is placed after this time then it will be dispatched on the next working day. Any orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on the following Monday.

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