Focusing on cycling from 1935 onwards, Castelli clothing has laid foundation for itself in cycling’s heritage. Born out of humble tailoring shop in Milan founded by Vittore Gianni, it wasn’t long before Armando Castelli was recruited into the staff.
It only took four years for Castelli to buy out Gianni and rebrand, that’s truly where the story begins. The company began to supply equipment for cycling legends such as: Bartali, Coppi, Van Looy, Bobet, Bartali, and Anquetil. One reason Castelli was so successful in this sense was that he himself had raced, thus lending him a true understanding of what was needed by a cyclist. This understanding and knowledge within the brand can no doubt still be seen today.