'The mother of all cycling jerseys': Rapha jersey goes on sale on eBay for £10,000

Jersey to commemorate the 2007 Tour de France Grand Départ in London goes on sale on eBay

Rapha has a reputation for producing some pretty pricey kit, but one jersey on eBay is going for quite a bit more than you might expect.

Being advertised with an eye-watering 'buy it now' price of £10,000, the Paul Smith 531 with Rapha Grand Départ jersey (opens in new tab) was produced to commemorate the Grand Départ of the 2007 Tour de France in London.

Only 2oo of the jerseys were made, with an original RRP of £120, meaning whoever is selling this jersey for £10,000 will be getting a tidy profit.

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The green woollen jersey was the first collaboration between Rapha and the fashion designer Paul Smith, who have worked closely on a number of projects since then.

In the description the seller describes the jersey as "the mother of all cycling jerseys", with the medium jersey having been stored "in an airtight bag in the dark" for the last ten years.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.