Biemme was founded in 1978 by Maurizio Bertinato and over the years Biemme has sponsored a number of professional teams including Panasonic, Telekom, Gewiss Ballan, Le Groupment and Lotto.
When I first started in cycling (late 1980's), Biemme were always on the clothing rail of the local bike shop and were omnipresent in the often lengthy Geoffery Butler Cycles adverts that used to grace the pages of Cycling Weekly.
A cursory glance around the professional peloton now makes you realise how much market share they've lost over the years to both new and old brands in the clothing market.
Batik/Del Monte Jersey Worn by Yewgeni Berzin/Nicola Minali in the 1997 season, this Batik/Del Monte jersey is better looking than I remember!
1999 Team Jersey Cantina Tollo was a second-string
Italian pro team with Nicola Minali, Giampaolo Mondini and Marcus
Ljungqvist providing most of their wins.
Diana Team Jersey This dramatic team jersey from the 1990 season was given a black background especially for the riders taking part in the Giro D'Italia.
Jersey The Gewiss team
dominated the early season classics in 1994 with Berzin, Furlan and
Argentin all winning!
Groupement only lasted a season but it`s team jersey gets plenty of
mentions decades later - normally in lists of worst ever jersey
Lotto 1995 Team
Jersey I like the
simplicity of this Lotto team jersey, the bold red, black and white
colours looked great in the Spring Classics!