Vélo-Rétro Custom Vintage T-Shirts: Riders
The greats of the bicycle racing world! Click on thumbnails for a larger view.
Updated: 11/28/2013

André Leducq/Alcyon, 1932
André Leducq, illustrated by Jean Josse, was the winner of the 1928 Paris-Roubaix and the 1930 and 1932 Tours de France and hugely popular in France. $23.95
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Eugene Christophe, 1919
Eugene Christophe was the first to wear the Maillot Jaune or Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France. The pen and ink drawing of his 1919 Peugeot is by Daniel Rebour. $23.95
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Alfredo Binda, 1950s
Artwork from the Binda Extra toe-strap glassine wrapper: "Three Time World Champion & King of the Mountains". On colored shirts the image will appear on a white background with Italian green, white & red border. $23.95
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Bianchi Team Postcard, 1954
The 1954 Bianchi team featuring Fausto Coppi. $23.95
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Louison Bobet in the Tour de France
Wonderful fifties hand-tinted photo of Louison Bobet, winner of the Tour de France in 1953, 1954, & 1955. $23.95
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Louison Bobet & Jean Robic in the 1950 TdF
Evocative photo of Louison Bobet and Jean Robic in the 1950 Tour. $23.95
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Ottavio Bottecchia, 1925
Wonderful caricature pen and ink drawing of Ottavio Bottecchia, winner of the Tour de France in 1924 and 1925, by Carlin Bergoglio. On white shirts the graphic will appear without the border. $23.95
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The Cannibal, 1972
Impressionistic, posterized photo rendition of the greatest racer of all time, Eddy Merckx! $23.95
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Fausto Coppi in the 1949 Tour de France
Fausto glances over at the cameraman in this evocative photo of "Il Campionissimo" on his Simplex equipped Bianchi during his victorious 1949 Tour de France. $23.95
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Fausto Coppi in the 1952 Tour de France
Fausto Coppi did a tour double in 1952, winning both the Tour and the Giro, as he had done in 1949. $23.95
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Fausto Coppi World Champion Postcard, 1953-54
Postcard commemorating Fausto Coppi's 1953-54 World Championship victory at Lugano, Switzerland in 1953. $23.95
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Fausto Coppi and Riccardo Filippi Postcard, 1955
Wonderful hand tinted postcard of the two-man team of Fausto Coppi and Riccardo Filippi winning the Trofeo Baracchi time trial in 1955. $23.95
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Hélène Dutrieu, Women's Hour Record 1895
Hélène Dutrieu (1877-1961) was a sponsored rider for Simpson Lever Chain and held the woman's Hour Record in 1893, 1894 and again in 1895 at the age of 18; her speed was higher than the men's Hour Record at that time. $23.95
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Hélène Dutrieu, Simpson Lever Chain 1896
Hélène Dutrieu (1877-1961) was a Belgian (later French) bike racer, stunt cyclist ("The Human Arrow"), stunt motorcyclist, automobile racer, stunt driver, director of a military hospital, journalist and pioneering aviatrix ("The Girl Hawk"). $23.95
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Hugo Koblet, 1951 TdF Winner
Hugo Koblet, shown here winning the 1951 Tour de France; he was given the nickname "Pedaleur de Charme" in 1951 by Jacques Grello a writer for Parisien Libere. $23.95
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André Leducq/Thomann, 1927
André Leducq, winner of the 1928 Paris-Roubaix and the 1930 and 1932 Tours de France, is the first finisher of French nationality. $23.95
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Merckx, Molteni, Colnago, 1970
Eddy Merckx posing with his new Eddy Merckx decaled Colnago in October 1970. $23.95
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Eddy Merckx, Molteni Team Card, 1971
Eddy card from 1971, his first year riding for Molteni and Colnago and a classic: Tour de France Overall and Points, Worlds, Milan-Sanremo, Liége-Bastogne-Liége, Paris-Nice, Tour of Belgium, and the Super Prestige Pernod International. $23.95
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Eddy Merckx Gum Ad, 1972
A 1970s advertising sticker of Eddy selling a stick of Clark chewing gum! $23.95
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Tom Simpson, 1965
Picture of Tom Simpson and his 1965 Peugeot Team, the year he won the Worlds road race championship at San Sebastian. $23.95
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Marie Tual, Velodrome Buffalo 1896
Marie Tual shown at the Velodrome Buffalo in Paris in 1896. $23.95
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Major Taylor, 1909
Major Taylor, the first internationally acclaimed African-American sports superstar, in a mid-race track stand duel with World Champion, Emile Friol at the Velodrome Buffalo outside of Paris in 1909. $23.95
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Frank Kramer, 1902
Frank Kramer (1880-1958), possibly the most popular cyclist in American History; won the National Sprint Championship 18 times during the cycling's Golden Age (1901 to 1916) when bike racing was more popular than baseball. $23.95
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Shirt Size Comparison Chart: IMPORTANT! Measure one of your own T-shirts and compare it to the measurements in the chart! Shirt width is measured across the chest below the arms and length is measured from the front neck top to the hem bottom. All chart measurements are in inches.