Given the dominance and popularity of Castelli, it's a great shame that the number of jerseys on my site really doesn't truely represent their history in the sport. So for 2016, I've decided to make Castelli a target for getting some additional Castelli team and retro jerseys from this fine Italian brand online!
Castelli are well known for their trademark scorpion logo - Lo Scorpione - which was first designed by Maurizio Castelli in 1974 and the company (sensibly in my opinion) has stuck with it. Castelli traces its roots back to Vittore Gianni who through the years clothed AC Milan, Juventus, and the Milan Ballet.
I'm pretty sure I was first made aware of it via the Belgian Hitachi team that boasted two-time world champion Claude Criquielion amongst their ranks. Later that was reinforced when I noticed the Scorpion on the 1989 Tour de France jerseys during that epic edition of the race.
Castelli themselves are understandably happy to shout about their history and this video is very good plotting some of the key moments.
Cannondale/Garmin 2015 Jersey This Cannondale/Garmin team jersey by Castelli was released
in June ror the nine riders to wear during the three weeks of the 2015
Tour de France.
Cervelo Test Team 2009 Jersey This aero team jersey was used from the Tour of Qatar launch
up until the end of June when the team then rode a white version for the
Tongo/Colnago 82 Jersey An iconic jersey design: the Del Tondo / Colnago team had
some great champions on the road and were clothed by a number of
different clothing manufacturers too!
Sportman/Castelli Wool Jersey This 80% wool team jersey has some great Castelli brand
sewn-on patches and a Castelli branded zip but that`s all I know about
Hitachi 1988 Jersey Made famous by Claude Criquielion, I remember the Hitachi jersey by Castelli hung up in the window of my favourite road bike shop in the late 1980`s.
Hoonved/Bottecchia Jersey This Hoonved/Bottecchia wool retro team jersey has some beautiful flock lettering which along with it's strong and bold design this looks fabulous today!
Inoxpran/Giro D'Italia 1981 This rare and original Castelli wool pink leaders jersey is signed by the winner of 1981 Giro D'Italia Giovanni Battaglin!
Inoxpran/Vuelta Espana 1981 This rare, original wool team jersey by Castelli Jersey is signed by the winner of 1981 Vuelta a Espana Giovanni Battaglin!