In August 1899 Major Taylor rode into history as he beat the finest US, Canadian
and European cyclists to win the one-mile world championship. The ‘1899’ wind
jacket design pays homage to that legendary event as Major Taylor became the
first Black-American to win a world championship in any sport.
The ‘1899’ jacket front features a classic design reminiscent of the style Taylor
frequently wore in competition. The rear proudly displays ‘1899 World Champion’
commemorating the year Major Taylor triumphed into history.
Features: The ‘1899’ jacket is constructed of medium weight wind- and water-resistant
material. Features include full-length heavy-duty front zipper, four rear storage
pockets [one zippered for securing contents] and a rear reflective safety strip.
Sizing: This jacket is sized larger than our cycling jerseys to allow for wearing over base
layers. Extra length is added to the sleeves and rear hem to allow for more
movement room when using the jacket as an outer layer. A taller collar than our
cycling jersey and elastic at the wrists help keep wind and water out.
Available sizes Small – 3XL. See exact wind jacket measurements in Size Info section.
View complete ‘1899 World Champion’ kit collection including jersey, bib shorts,
bib tights and cycling cap