There is more to Italy than just good gelato!×

At Bike Gallery we all love the Giro, no other race can match it for the passion of the Giro which is present in all aspects of the racing. Throughout the month of May we are transfixed by the racing and the daily twists and turns the race takes. The Italian riding is full of Panache and the Italians are quite simply the masters of aggressive riding and they more so than anyone else are motivated to get a result in their home race. Italy has also been the home of many great past champions with riders like Coppi, Bartali, Gimondi and Moser dominating the sport and more recently Petacchi, Ballan and Pozzato racking up wins. We admire Italian riders at BG but it is also a place of great riding from the Dolomites of the north to Strade Bianche of Tuscany. Cam has recently found this out for himself!

Italy also makes some great bike components and if you look around the bikes at Bike Gallery you will notice Deda, 3T and Campagnolo gracing many of the bikes. The passion of Italy is present in this equipment and the quality is simply the top of the class. Campagnolo displays an aesthetic beauty unmatched by other brands. Our very own Bike Gallery kit is made by Sportful. They are an Italian clothing company known for its great quality clothing which has been ridden in recent years by Cancellara, the Schlecks and Contador to much success on the roads of Europe.
Our friends over at Rapha also have a fixation for Italian cycling. They love the style and elegance of road racing and have been inspired by the Italians. When they released the latest line up of clothing one of our favourite pieces is the Italian Country jersey and cap. These stylish pieces feature Rapha’s now legendary sportwool which both keeps you warm and cool by wicking away sweat thanks to its 40% merino wool construction. The matching cap contains an Italian tri colour band which complements the jersey perfectly.
 
Here are 5 Italian made and inspired Items we recommend:
 
Deda Zero 100 Handlebars and Stem

 
Capo Compression Socks

 
Campagnolo Super Record

 
BG Kit by Sportful

 
Rapha Italian country Jersey and Cap