Freddy Maertens 1981 Boule d’Or Long Sleeve Jersey
Vintage cycling jersey, made from 100% extrafine Italian merino wool. This jersey pays tribute to the golden age of cycling and revives handmade craftsmanship of days gone by. Designed in Belgium and produced in Poland, this product is only made from the finest Italian materials. Free Shipping Worldwide!
The extrafine Merino wool used for the jerseys requires special attention:
- Handle with love.
- Machine wash cold.
- Delicate wool cycle.
- Use mild detergent.
- Dry flat.
- Do not bleach.
- Do not tumble dry.
Freddy Maertens Boule d’Or Cycling Team
Boule d’Or was a famous Belgian team early 80ies with some of Belgium’s greatest riding for it: Roger De Vlaeminck, Fons Dewolf, Rik Van Linden, Marc Sergeant, and last but not least Freddy Maertens who performed one of the greatest come-backs in cycling. After 2 very difficult years in 1979 and 1980, without any victory and barely a race finished. Legendary team director, Lomme Driessens, in 1981 gave Freddy Maertens a last chance in his Boule d’Or team. Nobody would give a penny for his chances, especially when starting the Tour de France without any decent result and obviously overweight. Surprisingly Freddy ended up winning no less than 5 stages and the green jersey, but the best was yet to come. In the World Championships in Prague, he outclassed Saronni and Hinault in a royal sprint to become World Champion for the second time in his career.