Simply put, Nalini and Moa Sport dominated the Tour de France: Nalini-clad Movistar rider Nairo Quintana took home both the White jersey for Best Young Rider and the prestigious polka-dot King of the Mountains jersey.
Meanwhile, Tour de France General Classification champ Chris Froome’s Team Sky team kits were assembled by Moa Sport as were the Cannondale kit of Peter Sagan, who won the Green Best Sprinter jersey. That made it a clean sweep for Moa and Nalini.
Components from Albabici can breath life — both performance and style — to even the most understated matt carbon bike frame. Here’s a look at what select items from Tiso, Forza, Sci’Con and Selle SMP can do.
Increased Growth Propels Albabici into New Location; Larger Warehouse, Nicer Offices, New Showroom
Albabici has moved into new-and-improved warehouse and office space — a direct result of growing sales and cyclists’ increasing demand for top-quality, made-in-Italy cycling gear, announced Albabici president Gianluca Caliari.
Located across the street from Albabici’s current Oxnard, California, location, the new facility boasts a much larger warehouse, more luxurious office accommodations, and space for a product showroom. Gianluca, once an elite bike racer in Italy, even has plans for a bike “track” on the roof of the building! The new facility has 6,540 square feet, nearly double the previous location.
Albabici, located in Oxnard, Calif., was founded by Caliari and partner Alessandro Godi, both natives of Verona, Italy. Albabici LLC has more than 20 years of experience in marketing Italian goods and services within the European and US market. For more on Albabici, call at 805-385-3179; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit ww.albabici.com.
Albabici’s fixed-gear sponsored team continues its march through the Northwest.
LA-based fixed-gear star, blogger and filmmaker Sean Martin stopped in Portland recently for a promotional event at the downtown Chrome store, before heading to Seattle for the North American Courier Championships. Albabici has been a sponsor for CBNC since last year when the importer of premium Italian cycling products provided two Sci’Con bike travel cases for their trip to Fixie Fest 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
While in Portland, Martin caught the attention of the well-regarded bike blog, bikeportland.org, which put together an informative video interview, thanks to reporter Alex Milan Tracey.
If you want to learn more about “fixie culture” and see Sean in action, check out the feature documentary Fixation. Available for streaming on Netflix. Here’s the movie “one-sheet” poster. That’s Sean on the bottom right.
Many riders chasing the yellow jersey will be wearing apparel from Nalini and MOA Sport; replica gear available fromAlbabici.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 includesNalini – 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.
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.
Sean Martin, team leader of CBNC Cycling, rode to victory last September at Fixed Fest 2012 in Jakarta. He hopes to duplicate his success at the upcoming Quake City Rumble in San Francisco and North American Cycle Courier Championships in Seattle.
The July issue of Bicycling magazine — America’s #1 cycling publication — reviewed the new Fondriest TF3 1.2, with Campy Athena EPS, Ursus Hybrida wheels and Selle SMP Evolution saddle. In addition to giving the bike a “thumbs up,” reviewer Andrew Bernstein took time to recap Maurizio Fondriest’s epic 1988 Would Championship. Amazingly, last fall, the TF3 gave “Fondriest” its second world championship when Slovania’s Matej Mohoric captured the 2012 Junior World Road Championship. Of course, the Fondriest TF3 1.2 is imported exclusively by Albabici.