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CATALOGUE

Gios

The winning blue

Collection

2017

NEWS

Australia

Elite Racing Cycles
164 Beaufort Street, Perth,

WE 6000,Australia
Email: steve@eliteracingcycles.com

Colombia
Ciclo Linea
Tel: (4)3313105 – (4)2764242
Email: info@ciclolinea.com.co
www.ciclolinea.com.co

Hong Kong
Fasco International Ltd.
Unit 705,7/F Ho Lik Centre, 64-66 Sha Tsui Road,

Tsuen Wan, NT, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2370-4500
Email: international@gios.it

Japan
Job International Ltd.
3-34-8 Tarumicho,Suitashi, Osaka, Japan
Tel: +81-6-6368-9700
Email: info@job-cycles.com

Korea

Il Jin International Co.,Ltd.
1F,Sohae Bldg, 527 Sinsa-dong ,

Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: +82-2-545-7940
Email: bikeyoo@empal.com

Mexico
Minivelo-Mexico
Rio Guadalquivir 9, Col. Cuahutemoc, del.

Cuahutemoc 6500, DF México
Email: info@mini-velo.mx
www.mini-velo.mx

Poland
Urban Life Distribution
ul. Smolna 10, lok. U.8.15 – 00-375 Warszawa,

Tel. +48-881 321 321

Email: office@urbanlife.pl

http://www.giosrowery.pl

Portugal

Gios Euroamerica SL

Calle Marie Curie 24 – Elche Parque Industrial

03203 – ELCHE (Alicante) – SPAIN

Tel. +34-96-6651423 Email: international@gios.it

www.gios.it

Spain

Gios Euroamerica SL

Calle Marie Curie 24 – Elche Parque Industrial

03203 – ELCHE (Alicante) – SPAIN

Tel. +34-96-6651423 Email: international@gios.it

www.gios.it

Taiwan

Miracle Cycle Co.,Ltd.
No.2 , Lane20,Hua Fu Street,

North District,

40453 Taichung City
Tel: +886-4-22017879
Email: johnny.liu@vip.163.com

Thailand
Nava Bike Co., Ltd.
78 Rama 2 Rd Thakham Bangkhuntien

Bangkok Thailand 10150
Tel: (+66)2898-6655
Email: contact@navabike.com
www.navabike.com

United Arab Emirates

Romario Sports Co., LLC

P.O. Box: 85889, Dubai, URE

Tel: +971(04)2588103/104
Email: sales@romariosports.com
www.romariosports.com

CORPORATE

corporativologo

EUROPE & THE AMERICAS

C/Marie Curie 24

Elche Parque Empresarial

03203 Elche (Alicante) Spain

international@gios.it / www.gios.it

GIOS

DESIGN&INNOVATION

TORINO, ITALY

gios@gios.it / www.gios.it

ASIA/PACIFIC

Unit 705 7/F Ho Lik Centre

64-68 Sha Tsui Road, Tsien Wan

NT, Hong Kong

info@fasco.com.hk / www.gios.it

HISTORIA

Gios

The winning blue

Looking back at 1958, Mr. ALFREDO GIOS, with just 18, started working in the family business, which had been founded ten years before by his father Tolmino, an excellent professional cyclist in the late 30s. His victories brought him to be part of the Italian national team at the Olympic Games of Berlin in 1936. Tolmino GIOS started working in his little bike shop in Turin focused on selling city bikes.

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1972

The biggest next step for the company came in November 1971 when Alfredo GIOS made contact with Giorgio PERFETTI, owner of the worldwide known chewing gum brand “BROOKLYN”, at the Milán bike show where GIOS was displaying his new model “EASY RIDER”. Attracted by the design and features of this bike, Perfetti commissioned immediately 100 units for a raffle organised by his company among its clients.

The next year, Perfetti created and sponsored a new and powerful professional cycling team and considering his recent and strong friendship – and commercial – relation with Alfredo GIOS, he offered him to be the official technical supplier for his new team. On August 4th, 1972 the agreement became official, starting a long and close collaboration lasting five years (1972-1977) and making BROOKLYN one of the best professional teams of its time, with a large list of riders. One of them highlighted over the rest, Roger De Vlaemink, winner of the Milan-Sanremo, Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flandes, Giro di Lombardia, Lieja-Bastogne-Lieja, Flecha Walona, Paris-Bruselas, Milan-Turin, Zurich Championship, Het Wolk, Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour de Suisse and so on. In addition to some other team victories like the ones of Sercu, Panizza, De Muynk, Osler, Lualdi or Passuello.

Blue Gios

Lots of victories under one single colour, the “GIOS BLUE”. Alfredo GIOS looked for a special colour which fitted perfectly with the “stars & stripes”, design of the Brooklyn team jersey. After some tests, he chose the blue colour, because of its brilliant, electric, eye-catching and surrealist tone. The “BLU GIOS” was born. Its originality spread quickly in the cycling context, becoming a milestone of the history of professional cycling. Even today, after many years, the distinctive “GIOS BLUE” colour continues being the main sign of our brand’s visual identity.

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70’s – 80’s

In 1978 Alfredo signed an agreement with Gustav Jannsens, owner of a famous Belgian ice cream factory. Shortly after, the great Didi Thurau was introduced to the press as the leading man of the “IJSBOERKE GIOS” team. Many years came full of victories for the GIOS bikes, mainly based in two constants: AERODYNAMIC & PROFESSIONALISM.

The 80s was also a decade of victories, now with Fons De Wolf – an exceptional rider model – who won the big classics, like Milan-Sanremo always with a GIOS top model, symbolism of its quality and professionalism.

In 1989, Alfredo GIOS followed its collaboration with first class teams, now with “JOLLY 88”, team with riders like Visentini, Leali and Colagé.

Kelme & the 90’s

Two years later, in 1991, the super champion Stephen Roche, chose GIOS bikes for his victories of that season. Still today, the Irish rider keeps a close friendship with Alfredo.

From 1994 to 1999, 6 great seasons of an amazing collaboration came with the KELME team. Great winners of the team used those years GIOS bikes: Escartin, Heras, Cubino, Dominguez, Edo, “Chepe” Gonzalez, Botero, Sevilla, Rubiera and so on. All of them with very important victories and particularly the podium of Fernando Escarpin at the 1999 Tour de France.

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2000’s

At the beginning of the next decade, a new winner came powerful: Ivan Quaranta. His spectacular speed in the last 200 meters gave him two victories at Giro de Italia of 2001 among many others during that season.

In 2004, Alfredo GIOS was contacted by Jesús Suarez Cueva, a former rider of the great KELME team, which had been sponsored by GIOS in the beginning of the 80s. “RELAX“, a professional team of an excellent level with Paco Mancebo, Oscar Sevilla y Dani Moreno, was born. 2005, 2006 and 2007 are years with a lot of important victories that keep growing the history of the “GIOS BLUE”

In 2009, after a complete operational reorganization, GIOS strengthens its global dimension keeping, even so, its Italian identity and flavour. All our models continue to be conceived, engineered and designed in Italy and then manufactured in a modern factory in Taiwan, with the most advanced technologic equipment and in the forefrontof the latest innovations.

GIOS today

Nowadays, the GIOS company takes part in every international bike show and its worldwide sales team and customer service is today managed by two branches: GIOS ASIA/PACIFIC based in Hong Kong and GIOS EUROAMERICA with offices in Alicante (Spain), headed by Luca Tolmino GIOS, Alfredo’s son.

In 2016, GIOS has become the official technical supplier of the legendary Colombian team “MANZANA POSTOBON”. GIOS brand and Colombian cycling have been collaborating for many years, by supplying bikes to winners as “CHEPE” Gonzalez, Santiago Botero, Herman Buenahora, Carlos Alberto Contreras…

Today GIOS starts this new project full of hope, with the intention of becoming again a true leader in the worldwide professional cycling arena, thanks to the participation in one of the three big Europe’s tours, hand by hand with a great and complete Colombian team with years of tradition.

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If you are one of the lucky owners of a beautiful GIOS Bicycle that bears the signature of Alfredo Gios, you can now join the only official GIOS Owners Club.
Thanks to this exciting tool, you wil be able to share pictures and comments with other Worldwide GIOS Proud Owners.

You can also follow the official Instagram account @giosownersclub and tag&share your photos with #giosownersclub. We’ll pick the best to display them here!

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