After a 26-year hiatus, Castelli is back on board to design and produce the famous Giro d’Italia leaders’ jerseys. The last rider to wear a Maglia Rosa made by Castelli was Miguel Indurain, winner of the 1992 Giro.
Castelli will be the producer of the jerseys worn by the leaders of the four classifications of the Giro d’Italia, including the celebrated pink jersey, which is recognized around the world as signifying the overall leader of the race.
A four-year agreement, which begins with the next Corsa Rosa in 2018 and extends through 2021, will allow the best cyclists in the world to wear Castelli. The company adds that it is no newcomer to the Giro d’Italia peloton. The Castelli Scorpion emblem adorned the pink jerseys worn by winners from Giovanni Battaglin in 1981 through Miguel Indurain in 1992, as well as many other champions, including Saronni, Hinault, Moser, Hampsten and Bugno, to name just a few.
“We are very proud to have brought the Scorpion back onto the roads of the Giro d’Italia,” said Steve Smith, Brand Manager at Castelli. “For an Italian company to be an RCS partner in ‘the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place’ is an enormous honour. In addition, it adds lustre to an Italian company that today defines excellence in the world of cycling clothing.
Founded in Milan in 1874, Castelli ‘creates apparel that defines modern cycling’. Castelli USA is located in Portland, Oregon.