Castelli was founded in the heart of Milan in 1876 by a fine tailor named Vittore Gianni. Over the years, Vittore Gianni dressed AC Milan, Juventus and the Milan ballet. The first garments for cycling were made for the three time World Champion and five time winner of the Giro, Alfredo Binda. Maurizio Castelli was born in 1948, and grew up following the careers of Fausto Coppi, a close friend of Maurizio's father and who at that time was the owner of Vittore Gianni's company. Coppi always wore Vittore Gianni's clothes, including the first silk suits designed specifically for Fausto to use in the time trials. Remember that famous photo of Coppi and Bartali sharing a bottle of water while climbing the Col d'Izoard? Yes, both are wearing Castelli jerseys. After a brief but promising career in the world of cycling, Maurizio created his homonymous brand in 1974 and with it a great number of innovations: the first Lycra for shorts used in racing and for sale to the public, the first coloured shorts, the first top printed by sublimation, the first synthetic clothing for winter, the first to use windproof membranes, the first to perform hydrophilic fabric treatments, the first anatomic seat pad, the lightest jersey to date, and the most aerodynamic jersey ever produced. Maurizio had the vision of being at the forefront of technology, performance and design. Today, Castelli are dedicated to continuing Maurizio's dream: to create the most innovative clothing for cyclists seeking maximum performance.
Opinions featured in Castelli Women
Castelli Estremo Windstopper Skullcap Black
capo indispensabile per ciclismo in inverno
Jacket Castelli Semper anthracite gray woman
Wears very comfortable both as rain and wind protection. Super processed and the pack size is awesome.
Castelli Velocissimo Bib Tights Black Women
Fab item, nice comfortable tights for winter rides. True to size.
Good quality. Not castelli’s best item but great comfort and fit as always with Castelli. I went a size up but probably could have gone true size with these.
Castelli Perfetto RoS GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Rosso Corsa Gloves Black Women
Castelli do it again
Spot on glove for the colder weather and proven wind protection
Castelli Summer Skullcap Black
Excellent for Summer
greatskull cap , keep sweat away and cool in summer heat
Castelli Velocissima 2 Bib Shorts Black Women
Really good fit
Definitely go one size up from normal. Comfortable for long cycle, lightweight.
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