Maglia Nera mug
Perfect gift for a cyclist, especially that one who likes the Giro d'Italia!
There was real competition to win this particular jersey. Contenders tried to lose more time than the other by hiding in bars, barns, and behind hedges, or even by puncturing their own wheels. In 1948 the honor was awarded to the Tuscan Aldo Bini, who according to some journalists and fans of the time, stubbornly continued the race until the end, despite a broken right hand suffered in a mass crash, and the suffering that especially in the mountain stages forced him to get off the bike and push it uphill. The special ability of the black jersey was, in addition to not being "discovered", to reach the finish directly within the maximum time.
Now the classy jersey is awarded to the best of the Under-23 Giro d’Italia rider. And after its popular return in 2017, the Maglia Nera will be back in 2018.