"The Tour de France of 1919," according to L'Etape, "witnessed a return to cycling after four years of world war, in fact set off the day after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and symbolically emerged from the gloom, guided by the light of the first Yellow Jersey awarded to Eugène Christophe on the morning of the Grenoble to Geneva stage." The Maillot Jaune has since "acquired the status of a special trophy in the world of sport," reports Le Tour. For the celebratory 2019 Tour, Colombia-based Suarez Cycling has designed a special line of cycling jerseys especially for the 100-year occasion, beginning - of course - with an homage to the maillot jaune itself. (There are also matching socks!)
For the 'Le Drapeau' Commemorative Cycling Jersey, Suarez cleverly connected the tricolor French flag into a stunning, offset pattern. Repeating at an angle across the torso, the sleeves of the jersey are capped in a matching navy blue. Match the jersey with the Le Drapeau Cycling Socks, and you'll be ready to ride in style on Bastille Day.
The Champs-Élysées Commemorative Cycling Jersey is designed in honor of the final stage of the centennial 2019 Tour de France. The bold green is an homage to the green jersey worn by the overall sprint classification leader during the Tour. When the Tour finally rolls into Paris, the last stage on the Champs is a chance for the remaining sprinters to compete among legions of fans.
'The Col du Galibier' Commemorative Cycling Jersey honors the epic climb of the Col du Galibier in Stage 18 of the centennial 2019 Tour de France. The design treatment features topographical contour lines of the 10th-highest paved road in Europe by highest elevation (8,678 ft. / 2,645 m).
Overall, we found the collection to be filled with modest patterns that boldly reflect the respect for the grandest of professional cycling tours. Similarly, Suarez selects some of the best fabrics for cycling apparel, and stitches them together with expert craftsmanship. So like the rest of their 2019 lines, the Tour de France collection unifies form and function for exceptional apparel on the bike.