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Rapha launches two new special editions

Milano-Roma Collection and women's Hidden Leaves Collection are both available today

Rapha has revealed two new special editions, the Milano-Roma Collection and the Hidden Leaves Collection, a collaboration with Canyon//SRAM's Hannah Barnes.

The Milano-Roma Collection is intended as a celebration of the race of the same name. You haven't heard of it? That's not entirely surprising because it was run only twice — first in 1906 and then in 1918, so this year is the centenary of the second edition. 

The 666km (414-miles) race took place over two stages: Milan to Bologna and Bologna to Rome. Both editions were won by Carlo Galetti, a three-time winner of the Giro d'Italia.

Highlights of the collection include:

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Milano-Roma Merino Wool Track Jacket (£215), made in Italy using a double knitted merino wool.

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Milano-Roma Jersey with Merino Arm Warmers (£160), again made from merino wool in Italy. 

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Milano-Roma Cotton Cap (£30), made from cotton and lined on the seams with anti-bacterial tape.

The collection is available now. Go to Rapha's website for more info. 

The Hidden Leaves collection is a collaboration with Hannah Barnes of Women’s WorldTour team Canyon//SRAM and it's designed to look autumnal. 

Highlights of the collection include:

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Hidden Leaves Souplesse Jersey II (£120), made from a quick-drying and sweat-wicking fabric.

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Hidden Leaves Long Sleeve Aero Jersey II (£140), coming soon, the long sleeve version of the Souplesse Aero Jersey.

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Hidden Leaves Souplesse Bib Shorts II (£180), cut with as few seams as possible and featuring a women's seatpad. 

Again the collection is available now. Go to Rapha's website for more info

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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