It is 1985. We’re in the Alps and deep in the unpredictable weather conditions the mountains often deliver. A couple of keen cyclists, who are also committed engineers, have just returned from other freezing cold and wet ride, but this time, with a strong conviction: there has to be a better way to beat the elements than stuffing old newspaper up your jersey. And so it began, an idea born from necessity, the first ever GORE-TEX cycling jacket - the GIRO - was created.
BACK IN 85 WHEN IT ALL STARTED