Paris-Roubaix, also known as "the Queen of the Classics" or "the Hell of the North" is a brutal springtime race set in Northern France. Famous for the rough cobblestone sections that it traverses and the often adverse weather under which it is run the competition is a war of attrition and is regularly won via a "survival of the fittest" type scenario.
Ever since its inception way back in 1896 the race, as its name implies, has started in or nearby Paris and has finished in the small northern French city of Roubaix. The race was created by two textile manufacturers from Roubaix, Théodore Vienne and Maurice Perez, who had recently built a new velodrome and were brainstorming for ways to increase its publicity. They hit upon the idea of holding a race from the world-famous capital of France, Paris, all the way north to their new venture. After much organising, aided by the help of the national daily sports newspaper "Le Velo", a route was planned, prize money was secured and the race was born.
With the finish always residing in Roubaix and with the race founders being inhabitants of the city, the race is often fittingly and fondly known purely as "Roubaix". The current finish line is on the Vélodrome André-Pétrieux, which is actually a different track to the founder's original construction. This modern velodrome finish, used since 1943, is iconic with some of the most famous riders within the history of the sport, including Merckx, De Vlaeminck, Coppi, Kelly, Moser, Boonen and Cancellara all being triumphant on its boards.
My Roubaix Vintage t-shirt features an image that is designed and hand screen printed by myself here in my print workshop. The three colour print has a super soft, flexible feel and works perfectly in tandem with the 100% organic, ring-spun, combed cotton material. This t-shirt is completed with a fine ribbed collar, taped neck seam and full side seam construction resulting in superior wearer comfort and shape retention.
This t-shirt adheres strictly to the Fair Wear Foundation regulations that ensure fair and safe working conditions for the workers who manufacture the base t-shirt.
Roubaix Vintage Organic T-Shirt - Grape
My Roubaix Vintage t-shirt features a grape coloured material fabricated from 100% organic, ring-spun, combed cotton that is hand screen printed with a three colour design inspired by Paris-Roubaix on the full chest.
Regular fitting, the super soft cotton construction is finished with a fine ribbed collar, taped neck and full side seams to ensure elevated levels of post ride comfort.