PRESS RELEASE: Nearly half the riders in the 2011 professional peloton vying for the top podium step at the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, and Vuelta de Espana will be wearing technically advanced apparel from Nalini/MOA Sport, announced Gianluca Caliari, president of Albabici, the California-based US distributor for Nalini apparel.
Pro cycling fans looking to emulate their favorite riders are in luck – all Nalini and MOA Sport replica team apparel will be available, imported exclusively by Albabici.
The Nalini/MOA Sport line up for this year’s Pro Tour and the rest of the PR listed after the break…
• Movistar (formerly Caisse D’epargne)
• Robobank (AGU by Nalini)
• Team Sky (Adidas by Nalini)
• Francais des Juex
Located in Castel d’Ario, Italy (south of Verona), Nalini/MOA Sport has been serving the pro cycling industry since 1970. One hundred percent of production is done in Italy. A pro cyclist typically requires up to 60 individual pieces of clothing, from bibshorts and jerseys to shoe covers and gloves. A change in design – an additional sponsor, for example – requires 60 new pieces.
The feedback and experience that Nalini gains from working with pro riders goes directly into the design of its apparel collections for every-day riders. For example, the Nalini Summer 2011 Collection features the brand’s new Compression Line, fabrics spun from recycled plastic bottles, and garments made with UV sun-blocking fabric. These technical advancements are then combined with Nalini’s smart Italian design and made-in-Italy craftsmanship.