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Alpe D\'Huez Patch Recycled SweatshirtAlpe D\'Huez Patch Recycled SweatshirtAlpe D\'Huez Patch Recycled SweatshirtAlpe D\'Huez Patch Recycled SweatshirtAlpe D\'Huez Patch Recycled Sweatshirt

Alpe D'Huez Patch Recycled Sweatshirt

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Alpe d'Huez is often described as the "Hollywood" climb of cycling. It's now famous 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 "Hollywood-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.

This sweatshirt features an embroidered "patch", depicting the sinuous nature of this famous climb, that is designed and produced here in our "Printworks". The patch has an unfinished edge for the ultimate vintage effect and works perfectly in tandem with the recycled material of this garment. The sweatshirt, with a plush, 290g material weight is manufactured from 100% recycled material with its melange heather finish being complemented by extended, ribbed, cuffs and hem, ribbed collar and raglan sleeves for a classic aesthetic.


Red marl sweatshirt / Left breast "Patch" design / Regular fitting / Round neckline / Long sleeves / Ribbed cuffs & hem / Raglan sleeves / 290g material weight / 60% organic, recycled cotton, 40% recycled polyester blend  / Fair Wear Foundation certified / Printworks "Coffee Label" branding to bottom hem / Please note that because of the recycled nature the material can have an irregular appearance. This is normal and adds to the unique aesthetic and individuality of the garment.


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 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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