Castelli has been inextricably linked to professional cycling since 1935 when one Armando Castelli became part of Vittore Gianni’s small tailoring shop in Milan.
Buying the shop four years later, Castelli began making bespoke cycling garments, catering for some of the sport’s most legendary names over the years including Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Louison Bobet, Rik Van Looy and Jacques Anquetil.
Armando’s son, Maurizio, grew up in the cycling world and was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps. In 1974, Maurizio founded the Castelli brand and established the now iconic scorpion logo.
Castelli’s relationship with professional cycling only grew stronger as riders such as Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Francesco Moser with the latest innovations in the world of cycling wear.