With a history dating back to 1876 and a peerless reputation for innovation, style and performance, Castelli Cycling is undoubtedly the most prestigious cycling clothier in the world.
Decades of pro cycling development and a passion for perfection in materials, cut and performance has seen the brand reinvent cycle wear time after time. From the first Lycra shorts to sublimated printing, the game-changing Gabba and aerodynamic apparel, Castelli continues to set a path that others can only follow while maintaining generations of Italian heritage.
Castelli's long history of industry-leading garments has ensured the brand remains the preeminent name in cycle clothing, combining Italian flair and style with cutting edge, pro-tested design and materials.
Castelli joined Saddleback in 2006 and the brand has since gone from strength to strength in the UK, with senior brand manager Richard Mardle working closely with Castelli HQ to develop a flow of industry-leading products perfect for UK riding conditions.
After a 26-year break, Castelli is once again providing the leaders’ jerseys for Italy’s most prestigious race. Each jersey has been redesigned with to provide the perfect blend of technology and race tradition.
In addition to the scorpion adorning the highest placed rider in the general classification, sprint, mountains and best young rider competitions, there's also a homage to the black jersey – awarded to the last rider in the race between 1946 and 1951 – and stage-specific limited edition designs.