During the early 20th century, Castelli began crafting cycling apparel for some of the earliest competitors of the Giro D’Italia. By the late 1940s, the brand was considered the most prominent manufacturer of cycling-specific clothing in post-war Italy, outfitting several of the country’s famous riders. With over one-hundred years of expertise in designing innovative apparel for both casual and expert cyclists, Castelli now ranks among the elite makers of riding bib shorts, jackets and tights. For Canadian cyclists, the company’s lineup of weatherproof apparel, socks and accessories have made it an essential brand for all-season riding. Few brands can match the refined technicality and aesthetics of a Castelli cycling design.