Les Héros du cyclisme
“The Badger” Bernard Hinault
I believe it was fate that day. There are days when you don't know who can beat you.
It was the spring of 1981. Bernard Hinault was the reigning world champion. The Frenchman had no love for the Paris-Roubaix spring classic and its punishing cobblestone roads, but as he lined up to race “The Hell of the North” wearing the rainbow jersey, everyone knew “The Badger” was a favorite to win.
It rained that year, turning the cobblestones treacherous. Chaos and crashes ensued. Hinault went down three times. At one point he was forced to run through a field, carrying his bike, to avoid a fallen motorbike blocking the road. Near the end of the race, with 13km to go, a small dog ran in front of Hinault, causing him to crash again. Filled with rage, he chased back to the leaders, caught them before the velodrome finish, and sprinted to victory on his Mavic SSC rims.
“The Badger versus the Dog” is one of many legendary tales in Hinault’s colorful career. Best known for winning five Tours de France and all three grand tours, including the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España, he is a legend who did it all. His style—pugnacious, aggressive and bossy—is unforgettable.
This special limited edition kit honors Hinault as one of cycling’s greatest champions. It includes a jersey, cap and socks that combines classic throwback style with modern performance and comfort.
Merino wool keeps you dry, comfortable and odor-free.
Lightweight Merino wool blend has natural moisture-wicking and antibacterial properties, and can insulate against cold and breathe in warmer conditions.
Functional storage and style
Premium merino blend fabric has a premium look and feel.
Glued hem finishing at bottom.
Front and back reflective highlights to enhance visibility.
Three rear cargo pockets
Attention to details
Limited production with series number inside the collar.
Premium embroidery with the Bernard Hinault name.
Special woven label highlighting Mavic's 'les heros du cyclisme' series.
Style and quality
Made of a soft and light polyester that wicks sweat efficiently and dries quickly.
Soft and supple elastic band ensures secure fit and comfort for long rides.
Lightweight and breathable
Open mesh construction on the top of the foot for supreme ventilation.
Engineered Comfort and Durability
Reinforced toe and heel for durability, cushioning zone on the metatarsals for more comfort and flatlock seams on the toes.
Made in France
Designed and manufactured in France
Bernard Hinault Limited Edition Jersey
This lightweight, cool and breathable Merino wool jersey celebrates Bernard Hinault, the patron of the pro peloton from the mid ’70s through the mid ’80s.
Bernard Hinault Limited Edition Cap
Celebrates Bernard Hinault, the patron of the pro peloton from the mid ’70s through the mid ’80s, with this high quality cycling cap that is built to perform in style.
Bernard Hinault Limited Edition High Sock
Celebrates Bernard Hinault, the patron of the pro peloton from the mid ’70s through the mid ’80s with this high quality sock that's built to perform with style.