Many of the favorites chasing the maillot jaune in this month’s 100th Tour de France will be wearing technically advanced apparel from Nalini and MOA Sport, announced Gianluca Caliari, president of Albabici, the California-based US distributor for Nalini apparel.
The Nalini/MOA Sport line up for this year’s Tour de France includes Nalini – Movistar, Sojasun, and Francais des Juex (branded BTwin) — and MOA Sport – Astana. In addition, prominent Continental pro teams Christina Watches and Columbia are riding in Nalini, with Raleigh in Moa.
Pro cycling fans looking to emulate their favorite riders are in luck, as all Nalini and MOA Sport replica team apparel is now available, imported exclusively by Albabici (www.albabici.com).
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 2013 Collection features the brand’s Light 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.