HOY Vulpine, the collaborative brand brought to life by high-end British apparel success story Vulpine, and Sir Chris Hoy, have launched a limited edition Palmarès range.
The black aero jersey features six gold bands and a single silver band, representing Hoy’s unrivalled successes on the track. Gold foil HOY Vulpine logos and a gold authenticity tab complete the Palmarès’ modernist design.
Sir Chris Hoy said: “This is a performance aero jersey without the in your face logos and brash colours. Both myself and Nick wanted this to be a classy celebration of my Palmarès and I think we’ve definitely achieved this. Having retired from competitive cycling three years ago and with 2016 being such a big year for sport, we thought it would be fun and timely to look back at my career and put all the results together into a piece I hope cycling fans will enjoy owning and wearing.”
‘Palmarès’ is the French word commonly used in cycling to describe the greatest victories and honours of an elite cyclist’s career; hence the six gold and single silver bands.
Sir Chris Hoy took to the boards of the eponymous Glasgow velodrome to shoot the range. Nick Hussey, founder of Vulpine, was directing on the shoot. “It was breathtaking for both me and photographer, Alexander Rhind to stand on the track as Sir Chris came hammering past only inches away. He’s still built like the proverbials, and yet still gets incredibly low and aero. It was spine chilling to be that close to him in full attack, and so appropriate to shoot it on ‘his’ velodrome.”
Hoy also wore one of his original competition helmets and visors, and rode his own custom made steel HOY track bike, built as a one off by Scottish frame builder Shand. Handbuilt by Steven Shand from Columbus Max tubing, this too sports the 6 gold, 1 silver bands motif.
The limited edition male and female Palmarès Jerseys are priced at £115, with the Palmarès Cap costing £15. Both items are only available as limited edition items from vulpine.cc, until sold out.
Sir Chris Hoy Palmarès:
•1999 – Silver – Team sprint
•2000 – Silver – Team sprint
•2001 – Bronze – Team sprint
•2002 – Gold- 1 km time trial & Team sprint
•2003 – Bronze – Team sprint
•2004 – Gold – 1 km time trial. Bronze – Team sprint
•2005 – Gold – Team sprint. Bronze – 1 km time trial
•2006 – Gold – 1 km time trial. Silver – Team sprint
•2007 – Gold – Keirin & 1 km time trial. Silver – Team sprint
•2008 – Gold – Sprint & Keirin. Silver – Team sprint
•2010 – Gold – Keirin. Bronze – Team sprint
•2011 – Silver – Keirin, Team sprint & Sprint
•2012 – Gold – Keirin. Bronze – Sprint
•2000 – Silver – Team sprint
•2004 – Gold – 1 km Track time trial
•2008 – Gold – Team sprint; Keirin; Sprint
•2012 – Gold – Team sprint; Keirin
•2002 – Gold – 1 km time trial. Bronze – Team sprint
•2006 – Gold – Team sprint. Bronze – 1 km time trial
•2003, 2008 – BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year
•2008 – BBC Sports Personality of the Year
•2014 – BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award
For more information on the HOY Vulpine range, please visit: vulpine.cc