Many riders chasing the yellow jersey will be wearing apparel from Nalini and MOA Sport; replica gear available from Albabici.com
OXNARD, Calif., and CASTEL D’ARIO, Italy – 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.
ABOUT NALINI & MOA SPORT
Nalini, a brand of MOA Sport, has been manufacturing cycling sportswear for four decades, running a completely vertical manufacturing operation, from fabric development to finished garment. The Nalini name dates from 1970 when the Mantovani brothers, Vincenzo and Claudio, offered the first of their many innovations and improvements in professional cyclist’s wear, most notably the “Nalini pad,” which dramatically improved the fit and comfort of racing shorts.
Since it was founded, MOA Sport/Nalini has built up a leading position in international markets – creating high quality, innovative cycling apparel for professional teams, more than 500 clubs, plus thousands of serious cyclists around the world. MOA Sport/Nalini makes thousands of items per day, each one manufactured in its factory in Castel d’Ario, Italy, near Mantova (just south of Verona).
In recent years, MOA Sports/Nalini has sponsored many teams in the pro peloton, including Liquigas, Caisse D’Epargne (now Movistar), Cofidis, Francaise Des Jeux, Astana, HTC-Highroad, Robobank, and Sky. In addition, it manufactures and sells pro tour replicas for the teams it sponsors. MOA Sport/Nalini also develops NALINI COLLECTIONS for every-day riders – highly technical and fashionable gear, the result of constant research and study on fabrics and details.
Nalini-branded cycling apparel is characterized by outstanding quality, stylish designs and a rich range of products that assure it a great position in specialized and high-end markets. Both the Nalini and MOA Sport lines showcase unrivaled expertise in every production process, from the research on new fabrics and manufacturing processes, to the utmost care for design and style; from modeling and cutting, to technical and commercial assistance.