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Castelli returns to making Giro d'Italia jerseys

Joe Robinson
16 Jan 2018

After an extended hiatus, Castelli to provide leaders jerseys for the Giro d'Italia

After a 26-year break, Castelli has returned to the Giro d'Italia and will make the four leaders' jerseys for the race in 2018. Giro race organisers RCS and Italian clothing brand Castelli unveiled the new designs at the Milan Fashion week.

Depsite the change in manufacturer, the jerseys largely remain the same as they were last season when made by rival Italian clothing company Santini.

The four jerseys will be the maglia rosa (pink jersey for the race leader), maglia bianca (white jersey for best young rider), maglia ciclamino (cyclaman jersey for the points classification) and maglia azzurra (blue jersey for the climbers classification).

The riders will be treated to a minimalist jersey from Castelli that promises to weigh just 124 grams thanks to its lightweight and aerodynamic fabric.

Castelli posted the Instagram post above on Monday, remembering the period in which Castelli last provided jerseys for the Italian race.

For many, the return of Castelli will hark a return to a beloved era. The last winner of the Giro d'Italia in a pink Castelli jersey was seven-time Grand Tour winner Miguel Indurain.

Bernard Hinault also won his Giro titles in Castelli while the brand also adorned Andy Hampsten and Stephen Roche to their unforgettable race wins.

The 101st edition of the race is scheduled to depart from Jerusalem on 4th May before concluding in the nation's capital of Rome on the 25th May.

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