Aitor Osa, 2002 Vuelta a España Mountains Jersey
An authentic Mountains Jersey from the 2002 Vuelta a Españga.
Aitor Osa of the Banesto Team first took the orange jersey on Stage 16 of the 2002 Vuelta. He lost it for a day to Roberto Heras on Stage 18 but was able to take it back and keep the prize all the way to Madrid.
Inspired by the success of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, and the boost to the circulation of the sponsoring newspapers, Juan Pujol of the daily Informaciones paper worked with cyclist Celemte López Doringa to start a Grand Tour of Spain in 1935 to increase the circulation of his paper. The first edition of the Vuelta covered 3,431 km over 14 stages. The race was originally held in the spring but in 1995 was moved to September.
While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same with the appearance of at least two-time trials, the passage through the mountain chain of the Pyrenees, and the finish in the Spanish capital Madrid. The modern editions of the Vuelta a España consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period that includes 2 rest days.
Chest: 34 inches / 86 cm (17 inches / 43 cm, measured armpit to armpit)
Length: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)
Maker: EMS, Made in Spain
This is a one of a kind item, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.
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