When you put on the Napoli 1909 jersey, you’re wearing the future of sportswear. We use cutting-edge technology to design and produce the world’s finest and most comfortable cycling jersey.
As with all Obbi products, we only use high-tech materials with unique features. For our jerseys, we implement Kinetec woven fabrics, which guarantee high performance and the ability to maintain constant performance over time, It means the jersey has a long lasting elasticity and greater resistance as the fabrics follow the movement of the body. It’s super-lightweight, highly breathable and it dries very fast. Furthermore, the jersey offers great muscle compression in order to reduce muscle fatigue and keep you performing at your highest level for longer. The Napoli 1909 jersey also has improved UV protection embedded in the fabrics for your protection during longer rides.
All in all, this jersey is so comfortable to wear that you might forget you’re actually wearing it. As the professional riders on the WorldTour say when they try it on: “It feels like it’s part of my body”.
The story behind the name
The third stage of the 1909 Giro d’Italia was a 242 km long stage from Chieti to Napoli. Taking place on dusty and horrible roads, full of holes and nearly impossible to maneuver on, this stage showcased an Italy clearly divided in two parts.
Several riders withdrew from the race this day with broken bikes due to the terrible conditions of the roads.
However, it was not only the poor roads that provided drama. So did the race. At the front, Carlo Galetti was on a solo attack.
Riding well into the dusky evening, a completely exhausted Galetti approached the finishing line and the tifosi immediately surrounded him, trying to give him extra energy. Unfortunately for Galetti, the crowds ended up blocking his way, which caused Giovanni Rossignoli to pass his fellow countryman and take the stage win after more than nine hours in the saddle.
Rossignoli went on to finish third overall in the Giro that year but it all started in streets of Napoli.
Over 100 years have passed since then, but the story of Rossignolli’s win on the impossible roads still lives on. The Napoli 1909 jersey is dedication to this unforgettable moment.
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