REVIEW: Prendas Ciclismo 1989 ADR jersey and bibs

Prendas Ciclismo 1989 ADR/Agrigel retro jersey and bib shorts


From the Dorset-based online retailer, Prendas Ciclismo, who have a penchant for famous jerseys from the pro pelotons past, comes a replica of the 1989 ADR/Agrigel kit as worn by three time winner of the Tour de France, Greg LeMond. The collection, made exclusively for Prendas by the Italian cycling wear manufacturer, Santini (who supplied the kit to ADR in 1989) features a striking short-sleeve jersey and bib shorts..

Greg LeMond, riding for the Belgian ADR team in 1989, won his second Tour de France title, following his  infamous battle with Bernard Hinault to claim the maillot jaune in 1986, when both men were riding in the La Vie Claire team. 

The 1989 edition of the Tour de France was the closest winning margin in the history of the race. LeMond had entered the final stage individual time trial trailing the late Laurent Fignon by 50 seconds, but the American was using a rear disc wheel and clip-on aero bars and eclipsed his French rival by 58 seconds, overhauling Fignon to win the race by just 8 seconds. Some commentators have argued that the wind resistance created by Fignon's famous pony tail made the difference over the duration of the Tour. LeMond claimed his third and final Tour victory the following year and remains the only American to have won the race.

It's commendable that in the year that the Tour de France celebrates its 100th edition, Prendas have chosen to salute one of the greatest Tours of all time and one of the greatest champions who ever pulled on a dayglo jersey in anger!

Two of the greatest. Fignon and LeMond shoulder to shoulder in 1989

Featuring a 14cm front zip and three rear pockets, the ADR jersey costs £49.95 and comes in a whopping 10 sizes, from XS to XXXXXXL, which should accommodate some of us out there who don't possess the physique of Greg LeMond - the 1989 version that is!
The bib shorts are £59.95 and for the full authentic look, Prendas stock a coolmax sock for only £6.50 that complements the ADR kit. (Prendas also offer a £4.90 discount if you buy the bib shorts and jersey together).

For further product details and to view their entire range of vintage, retro jerseys, visit Prendas Ciclismo.

See Also: Prendas GiS Gelati Retro jersey review on Wheelsuckers.

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