EC x Giordana Circuit of the Deadmen

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Endurance Conspiracy enjoys sharing the history of cycling in our own way with our fans. When we came across the amazing story detailing the introduction of the high mountain peaks to the Tour de France, it immediately struck a chord with us. Anytime we can combine two of our favorite subject matters - music and cycling - into a single project, we know we're onto something that will resonate with our people.

The Circuit of the Deadmen - Henri Derange, the originator of the Tour de France, once said that the ideal tour would be one in which only one cyclist finished. In 1910, many felt that he had finally achieved that goal. The 1910 TDF consisted of 15 stages and covered 4,737 km, an average of over 300 km per stage! This was also the first tour to include climbs into the high mountains of the Pyrenees. The 10th stage was 326 km long and climbed several peaks that are considered legendary today including the Tourmalet and the Aubisque. Derange sent a scout in the spring to check the road over the Tourmalet.
The scout drove as far as he could until snow blocked his path and forced him to continue on foot. He became lost in the snow and needed to be rescued by local villagers. The next morning, the scout wired Derange saying the road was perfectly passable and shouldn’t present any problems for the riders.   On the morning of July 21, stage 10 had arrived. The riders set out at 3:30 am in hopes of finishing before dark.  On the climb of the Aubisque, still with over 150 km to ride, a journalist asked eventual winner Octave Lapize how he was doing, to which he replied, “Assassins!” Not only was the stage over 200 kms longer than modern TDF stages, but it included nearly 25,000 feet of climbing. The newspapers following the race took to calling the 1910 edition of the TDF the “Circuit of the Deadmen”.  The 1910 edition of the TDF stands out as one of the most brutal races ever.

The Trade Vero Short Sleeve Jersey features a relaxed fit and the utilitarian features of a camlock zipper and reflective strip on the rear pocket, but state of the art fabric is the highlight of the Vero Jersey.  The Michron Ceramica is a triple threat combating UV rays and odor, as well as, managing moisture to keep the rider cool and dry. Michron Ceramica is also ideally suited for the sublimation process, providing us with a hightech canvas on which we can create a wide range of graphics with pretty impressive detailing.

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  • Michron Ceramica
  • Hidden Camlock Zipper
  • Light elastic at the waist
  • Three rear cargo pockets provide ample space for whatever you need to access on the bike
*European Sizes - recommended to size up one size
  • Michron Ceramica™    
  • Hidden CamLock™ Zipper      
  • Light elastic at the waist
  • - See more at: http://www.giordanacycling.com/men/summer/jerseys/275/endurance-conspiracy-circuit-of-the-deadmen-vero-jersey#sthash.GMW6Ko2W.dpuf

    Endurance Conspiracy enjoys sharing the history of cycling in our own way, with our fans. When we came across the story detailing the introduction of the high mountain peaks to the Tour de France, it immediately touched a nerve. Anytime we can combine two of our favorite subject matters - music and cycling - into a single project, we know we're onto something that will resonate with our people. - See more at: http://www.giordanacycling.com/men/summer/jerseys/275/endurance-conspiracy-circuit-of-the-deadmen-vero-jersey#sthash.GMW6Ko2W.dpuf

    Endurance Conspiracy enjoys sharing the history of cycling in our own way, with our fans. When we came across the story detailing the introduction of the high mountain peaks to the Tour de France, it immediately touched a nerve. Anytime we can combine two of our favorite subject matters - music and cycling - into a single project, we know we're onto something that will resonate with our people. - See more at: http://www.giordanacycling.com/men/summer/jerseys/275/endurance-conspiracy-circuit-of-the-deadmen-vero-jersey#sthash.GMW6Ko2W.dpuf


    $ 70.00

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    EC x Giordana Circuit of the Deadmen

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