La Maglia 719 — Primal Version
The Primal 719 Ride jersey is inspired by the simple designs and classic cycling style of the 1920s to mid-1970s.
The orange color and black band are taken from the iconic Molteni jersey most associated with Eddy Merckx.
The five colored stripes on the collar play off the rainbow stripes of a world champion and represent the five laps of the signature ride, I Cinque Giri. The number on the collar (71.9) declares the signature ride’s distance.
The five stripes circling the torso represent you, returning whence you began…five times.
The five chain rings on the back jersey pockets and the five stars on the left sleeve also represent the five laps you need to complete to get 71.9 miles. Together they connect to the cog and star in the national emblem of Italy, birthplace to the fictional inspiration for the ride, Ottavio Severo.
The initials on the right sleeve (O.S.) are for Ottavio as well, and FORZA is what you need to complete the 719 Ride.