Castelli can trace its roots back to a tailor’s shop in Milan that was famous for working with Italy’s biggest soccer teams and the dancers at the famous Teatro alla Scala. That was in the 1870s, before bike racing was even a thing.
The first rider they worked with was Alfredo Binda, the dominant power of 1920s and ‘30s Italian cycling and such a peerless talent that he was sometimes paid by race organisers to not attend their events. They have been dressing the best athletes in the world ever since, and over the decades their list of clientele reads like a who’s who of cycling royalty.
Those champions chose Castelli because of their commitment to quality and innovation. They were the first company to introduce Lycra in the 1970s, the first windproof and thermal jerseys in the 1980s, and the revolutionary Gabba rain jacket in 2010.
It’s a commitment that continues to this day, and it’s one of the reasons that inGamba is so proud to partner with them. Our founder, João Correia, wore Castelli when he was a pro rider and they made our lead guide Eros Poli’s first ever national team kit. And you might not know this, but our earliest trips were actually done with Castelli gear, too. So it’s fair to say we go back a long way.
We’ve worked hard with them to develop the best possible clothing for our staff and for you, our guest. We hope you like it as much as we do.