The Café du Cycliste Violette is one of the most 'VeloVixen' jerseys we've come across. Understated elegance oozes from it, and yet its brilliant women-specific fit, full zip and merino-rich material make it technically ideal for serious riding all year round.
Once you've finished your ride, it will look fabulous whether you're sipping on an expresso outside a café on its native French Riviera or walking into work. But during your ride, you'll be thankful for its 34% merino content, which helps regulate your temperature, wick away moisture naturally and prevent that post-ride whiff. And the non-merino content ensures it retains its shape and colour wash after wash, making it more hardwearing than you'd expect from such a chic top.
And then there are all those clever little details that can make or break a long ride - zipped key pocket, pump pocket, ipod pocket, triple back pockets, reflective detailing, and so much more. Stand out from the crowd, with a more civilisée look.
Café du Cycliste's sizing is generally pretty realistic. As with many European makes, if you're torn between two sizes you should err towards the larger of the two. Bear in mind that the Laurel is 'slim cut', so is cut for a trim fit on the bike, but one that allow for reasonable movement off it.
- X-Small: UK8 / up to 30" or 76cm bust
- Small: UK10 / 30-32" or 76-81cm bust
- Medium: UK12 / 32-34" or 81-86 bust
- Large: UK14 / 34-38" or 86-97cm bust
- X-Large: UK16 / >38" or >97cm bust
- 34% merino / 66% polyester
- Full zip
- Zipped key pocket
- Pump pocket
- Ipod cable hole
- 3 back pockets
- Reflective logo and elements on back
- Embroided Logo on front and sleeve
André a former Ironman and Rémi a former canoeing World Champion are the founding duo behind Café du Cycliste. The pair started out opening a dreamy cycling community cafe in the Cote D’Azur, Nice and haven’t moved from that location since.
Soon after, André and Rémi launched what they deliberately describe as an ‘alternative cycling wear brand’. The essence of Café du Cycliste is to avoid the unsophisticated and garish. They combine the finest materials and latest technology with a retro twist, allowing you to perform to your best but look elegant and stylish in doing so.
Development, patterning, designing and testing all still take place on the inspirational Cote D’Azur, with only the actual manufacturing outsourced. We simply love their approach to both work and play, and their products consistently rank amongst the most sought after of any we stock.
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