There is a legend around Condor towers. He is Mr John Herety, our Rapha Condor Sharp team manager and leader of the men in black from humble beginnings to now UCI Continental team status.
Known as the 'Galloping Gourmet', John, National Road Race champion in '82, rode as a professional for the French Coop-Mercier team.
Assos are recreating the team jerseys so you too can look like the retro champion chef (you may not look exactly like the image above). The rich mix of colours was achieved using a new technology developed in the early eighties by the Swiss brand.
Assos was the first company to introduce both sublimation printing technology, and technically advanced, microfibre polyester fabric blends to the world of cycle clothing. Sublimation printing allowed them to make jerseys multi-coloured, and enabled them to perfectly reproduce a team's colours and sponsor logos.
Limited edition Coop-Mercier jersey will be in store for the 2011 spring/summer season.