Le Coq Sportif cycling clothing is one of the few remaining cycling brands that still carries it’s heritage and tradition into the modern day. Priding themselves on keeping the romance of cycling alive, they hold the annual L’Eroica vintage cycling race in the heart of Tuscany.
The brand itself has it’s roots in a small hosiery shop, which was founded in 1882 in North Eastern France in Romilly-sur-Seine. Much like the story of other material and clothing manufacturers the store soon started to experiment with other types of designs, but unlike many other stores, this establishment would go on to become a worldwide, universally recognisable brand.
Highlights over the last century include: the invention of the sweatsuit, becoming the official Tour de France cycling jersey supplier, branding the French national football, rugby and olympic team’s kits, until becoming one of the world’s biggest sportswear brands with its roots firmly in cycling.
Autumn / Winter 2014 range
Le Coq Sportif carry on this tradition with their 2014 Autumn / Winter collection, incorporating the solid block colours and designs of times gone by, with new, innovative technology that brings the range right up to the present day. Check out the highlights below:
Long sleeve Erco Jersey
Besides it’s obvious, iconic, retro looks, the long sleeved Erco jersey is much more than just a pretty face; the technology used and innovation developed throughout it’s creation means that the Erco jersey is a special item to own this Autumn / Winter.
The moisture-wicking fabric used and multi panel construction means that it’s a light, breathable second skin, without skimping on technology. The Erco jersey includes 3D mesh engineering to ensure proper heat evacuation and the standard technology you’d expect such as three rear pockets and an aerodynamic fit.
Paysage cycling jersey
With it’s striking photo-finish (literally!), the Paysage cycling jersey is a daring garment for the road cyclist who likes their designs a little different.
Beneath it’s surface, the Paysage jersey is just as well-crafted as the rest of Le Coq Sportif’s range, featuring breathable material, 3D technology for heat removal and proper ventilation. It’s anything but a regular jersey however, it’s a beautifully designed work of art!
Montech Wind Jacket
The Montech jacket stands strong as a rival to the many high-tech multifunctional jackets available this Winter, but what this jacket does that none of the others do is add a fashion twist. Just like the rest of Le Coq Sportif’s range, they’ve kept the simple, iconic looks with the Montech Wind Jacket, whilst still retaining all of the functionality.
Nahon cycling sweater
An indispensable piece of clothing to add to your wardrobe this Winter, the Nahon sweater is diverse, flexible and perfect for any occasion. Light enough to feel like an extension of your jersey, yet thick enough to keep you warm and protected, the Nahon sweater is perfect for the cold season this year.