The Café du Cycliste Francine is an adaptable performance jersey perfect for summer or spring riding. It is cut specifically for females allowing for slightly larger hips and a narrower waist. It's made from high wicking super soft fabric and has excellent ventilation thanks to the open mesh panels at the back and under the arms.
Once you've finished your ride, it will look fabulous whether you're sipping on an expresso outside a café or heading off for a yoga session.
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 Francine has a 'race cut', this means that it is cut closer to the body giving a 'second skin' feel and although designed for performance should be extremely comfortable.
- 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
- 100% Italian polyester
- Super soft midweight fabric
- Full zip
- Race fit
- Open mesh pockets for moisture management
- Zipped key pocket
- Pump pocket
- Ipod cable hole
- 2 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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2 customer reviews
Love this topReview by Pufferfish (Posted on July 26, 2015)
Expensive yes but I think you get what you pay for. Fabric is superior, fit excellent. Has a zipped pocket for a phone, which is so useful.
And so chic! This is my favourite jersey.
The packaging was great too and am keeping it as a document holder.
Excellent product - would recommendReview by TwoWheels (Posted on June 15, 2015)
Ordered this especially for the Velothon in Cardiff - it was perfect for the occasion. Lovely snug, but not tight fit. Good sized pockets for extra food. Full length zip for opening on the climbs and easy to zip back up with one hand for the descents. Well ventilated and so never felt sweaty and damp....a perfect top and I got some good comments along the route from admirers of the top....prompt delivery...a perfect purchase thank you Velovixen....now what else do I NEED?
VeloVixen says: So pleased you adorned the Velothon with your jersey and that it did you well! It's a bit of a gem, that one - no wonder they're popular... x
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