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Castelli Unveils The 2018 Giro Pink Jersey
Our passion is never-ending, like the Giro d’Italia and its trophy. Today, after a 26-year interval, this passion is again embodied in the maglia rosa, the pink jersey.

The Giro leader’s jersey was produced by Castelli in the past and was worn by many champions, beginning with Giovanni Battaglin, the victor in 1981, and concluding with Miguel Indurain, who won the race in 1992. In between, the jersey graced the shoulders of Saronni, Hinault, Moser and Bugno, to name just a few.

Steve Smith, Castelli brand manager, said: “It’s not just a jersey; it is a highly cherished object that represents the ultimate goal for a cyclist in Italy and in the world. And it’s not just fabric; it is a symbol of the sweat that is required to win it, and it is an honour that elevates the lowliest of riders, even just for a day.”

This is why we wanted to pay tribute to the Giro and its champions with something truly unparalleled. We have created special jerseys featuring details that enhance them and make them unique: subtle references scattered along the fabric like treasures for cycling lovers and fans of the Giro to discover, from a very special zipper featuring the symbol of the never-ending trophy to the relief print of the name of the classification that the jersey represents.

Beginning this year, Castelli will create the pink jersey – along with the blue, cyclamen and white jerseys for the leaders in the mountains, points and young rider classifications – adding a new chapter to the brand’s long history, which began in 1876 and has always been linked to the champions of the Giro d’Italia, the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place.

Find out all about Castelli HERE.


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