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Kalas and Vorteq

23/06/2022

Kalas Sportswear, the official kit supplier to Alpecin-Deceuninck and the Great Britain Cycling Team are excited to reveal their partnership with advanced technology brand Vorteq. The long-term collaboration between the Czech custom cycle wear specialists and the Silverstone-based aero experts will see the creation of a new class of world leading aerodynamic skinsuits under the “Kalas-Vorteq” cooperation.

New brand store

17/06/2022

We’ve opened our first Kalas Sportswear brand store. It’s located next to our production facility in Tábor, Czech Republic. There you’ll find all Kalas collections housed within a stunning new 100m2 showroom. Because our warehouse is just next door, we have immediate access to a stock of 50,000 products. The showroom features two unique insallations, one celebrating the illustrious history of cyclocross in Tábor and the other dedicated to the phenomenal successes of Mathieu van der Poel.

Giro d'Italia

02/06/2022

We look back over a successful three-week Grand Tour for Alpecin-Fenix where they wore a special kit for a special occasion. Three stage wins and time spent in the coveted maglia rosa race leaders’ jersey. From Budapest to Verona - here is our photo essay featuring highlights of the Giro d’Italia 2022.

ART OF CYCLING

15/03/2022

The desire for uniqueness and originality was at the birth of the design for the Czech amateur team CTW Cycling. For their racewear design, they decided to approach the Tomski&Polanski illustration studio, a renowned duo of enthusiastic artists whose portfolio includes several interesting illustrations on cycling themes. Together, they embarked on a unique artistic project, which resulted in this unmissable ART OF CYCLING limited edition.

Lookbook: Motion Z2 - women

01/03/2022

The Motion Z2 collection brings vibrancy to proven materials and sophisticated cuts. Lightweight, stretchy and breathable fabrics provide excellent comfort, while bold colours and a dynamic design element give a sleek, modern look.

Lookbook: Motion Z2 - men

01/03/2022

The Motion Z2 collection brings vibrancy to proven materials and sophisticated cuts. Lightweight, stretchy and breathable fabrics provide excellent comfort, while bold colours and a dynamic design element give a sleek, modern look.

Chapter 3 - It takes two

22/02/2022

Kalaš expanded his production in Veselí nad Lužnicí (a town not far from Tábor) in the former Lidové družstvo Blata (People's Cooperative Blata), which manufactured knitted products for the army and police. It was a reliable cooperation from which both parties mutually benefited.

Chapter 2 - The Apprenticeship

11/01/2022

With a completely new and unexpected business plan in mind, Kalaš returned to Tábor [in Autumn 1990], where he immediately started making the necessary steps to set up his own production for custom cycle wear. He sought out the largest clothing company in Tábor, where he hired his first seamstresses and began to absorb the basic sewing procedures.

Chapter 1 - Racer and Coach

15/12/2021

Cycling has always been and remains everything to Čestmir Kalas. At the beginning of the 1990s, when the Tábor cycling team lacked financial support, he made a risky decision. Without any previous experience, he set up a factory to produce cycling clothing, from which some profits ensured the survival of the team.

30 years

30/11/2021

This year marks 30 years since Čestmír Kalaš began to build a brand that is recognized at the very top of the world peloton with his indomitable determination. Cycling has always been and remains everything to Čestmír Kalas. At the beginning of the 1990s, when the Tábor cycling team lacked financial support, he made a risky decision.

Chapeau Alpecin-Fenix

19/07/2021

We look back at successful Tour de France debut of UCI ProContinental cycling team Alpecin-Fenix and Mathieu van der Poel in our photo feature.

Jonas Rickaert

09/07/2021

Speaking from the team hotel in the French Alps on the first rest day of the Tour de France, Alpecin-Fenix sprint leadout man Jonas Rickaert discusses a dream first week for the team, ambitions for the second half of the race, and how he’s enjoying his debut Tour de France.

Merci Mathieu

30/06/2021

KALAS clothes have been worn in big races many times before, but this is the first time in our history our kit will feature in all three Grand Tours in the same season. So, with Alpecin-Fenix, 2021 was already a special season, then this happened…

Dries De Bondt

07/06/2021

Resting at home in Flanders following his successful Grand Tour debut, we caught up with reigning Belgian men’s national champion Dries De Bondt of Alpecin-Fenix. Dries reflects on some cold and wet days of the Giro d’Italia before looking ahead to the fast-approaching Belgian national championships.

New dimension of comfort

27/04/2021

A good pair of shorts is potentially every bike rider’s most essential investment. The pad, also known as “chamois” or “insert”, is the most vital feature in cycling shorts. We only use pads developed by world-renowned industry leader Elastic Interface. Their vast experience and proactive approach to innovation and development, combined with use of the finest materials ensure comfort in the saddle.

We extended our cooperation

09/03/2021

We are delighted to confirm we have extended our partnership with Alpecin-Fenix for another three years. The team, who features Dutch National Champion and winner of last weekend’s Strade Bianche Mathieu Van der Poel and Belgian National Champion Dries De Bondt, will take part in all three Grand Tours this season.

Four More Years

KALAS x British Cycling

British Cycling and the Great Britain Cycling Team extend deal with Kalas to develop the next generation of world beating kit.

Lookbook: Aero Z1

16/02/2021

The Aero Collection delivers speed through cutting-edge design, improved aerodynamics and reduced drag. Unique combinations of meticulously selected materials, wind tunnel and track tested with our Pro team partners, deliver the ultimate in race wear. Aerodynamic jerseys and skinsuits, optimised for road, TT, track and MTB are complemented with aero socks and gloves.

Lookbook: Passion Z1 - women

09/02/2021

The PASSION Collection represents the pinnacle of our innovative approach to cycling apparel. The finest fabrics are carefully combined to optimise comfort and performance. The refinements of every detail are most evident on your longest, most challenging rides. The PASSION Z1 Collection is characterised by fresh, contemporary design which elegantly completes your overall look.

Lookbook: Passion Z1 - men

09/02/2021

The PASSION Collection represents the pinnacle of our innovative approach to cycling apparel. The finest fabrics are carefully combined to optimise comfort and performance. The refinements of every detail are most evident on your longest, most challenging rides. The PASSION Z1 Collection is characterised by fresh, contemporary design which elegantly completes your overall look.

Innovations 2021

12/01/2021

We continuously strive for ways to improve our kit, ensuring it meets the high-performance demands of modern cycling while delivering maximum comfort. For 2021, we have made several enhancements to our summer jerseys, while the main materials used for long-sleeved jerseys for moderately cold weather have been completely upgraded.

Kalas x Renshaw

Kalas Australia announce partnership with Aussie legend Mark Renshaw

Kalas have partnered with retired Aussie pro cycling legend Mark Renshaw. The deal sees Renshaw become a Kalas brand ambassador with his Pedal Project store in Bathurst, NSW becoming the first retail stockist of the Kalas brand in Australia.

Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado

27/05/2020

Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado is a Dutch cyclist who competes in cyclo-cross for the Belgian team Alpecin-Fenix. She was born in The Dominican Republic, whose flag and geographical location in the Caribbean Sea inspired us to create this unique women’s cycle wear collection “CCA”.

What Alpecin-Fenix Wear

30/3/2020

Every customer is important to us, whether you are a current world-class star, or a recently started recreational bike rider. We provide all customers the same innovative products of same quality to those used by the professional teams we sponsor when they train and race. Here is an overview of some of the kit worn by Alpecin-Fenix riders, led by Mathieu van der Poel. We will add more items over time.

Motion Z

25/02/2020

Let us introduce the Motion collection. The successor of our previous long-standing Titan collection has been designed in six colour versions for men and four colour versions for women. Time-proven materials, functional features, elaborate details, maximum comfort – the new Motion collection of cycle wear provides them all.

Jacket eVent

7/11/2019

We don't make any compromises when it comes to rain. We've used a unique water-resistant eVENT® membrane to construct our latest rain jacket. The fabric uses special patented Direct Venting™ technology with ideal properties to fight rainy weather. Water resistant, wind-resistant, lightweight, breathable – these are the main advantages that our eVent jacket from the PASSION Z collection has to offer.

Six Day Series

22/10/2019

We are delighted to confirm Kalas has become the first global partner of Six Day Series. The deal sees Kalas delivering rider jerseys for each event in the global series which kicks-off in London 22-27 October 2019.

Jaroslav Kulhavý

20/08/2019

Jaroslav Kulhavý is, without doubt, one of the most successful Czech cyclists of all time. His successes include several world champion titles, first places at European championships as well as first spots at world cups. His most significant win, which will always be a little bit above the rest, is his gold medal from the Summer Olympic Games in London 2012.

New Look, Same Kalas

14/08/2019

We reveal a fresh new brand identity including new logos, slogan, typeface and colour. The updated look and feel reflects our position as a modern performance sportswear brand who place innovation at the heart of our development.

Wearing Your Sonic Skinsuit

30/07/2019

We have made great effort to develop the Sonic skinsuit in cooperation with the British national team. The skinsuit has been carefully designed to provide the maximum advantage in fighting air resistance and meets demanding aerodynamic requirements. To function as intended, it must fit perfectly, becoming your second skin. Here are some tips on how to put the skinsuit on and what to avoid so that the skinsuit serves you for a long time.

Passion x9

01/07/2019

This is the fourth annual edition of our summer Passion collection and as in the previous years, it represents the pinnacle of our innovative approach to cycling apparel. We have used well-tried and practical materials that provide comfort as you ride but are also highly functional.

AERO Collection

30/04/2019

The Aero collection was created with one goal in mind: to make you faster on the bike. We have achieved this by reducing the air resistance of your kit. Unique combinations of meticulously selected materials, tested by world champions over many months, result in the optimum combination of fabrics and cut.The range includes several aerodynamic jerseys and skinsuits, specifically optimised for different the disciplines of Road Race, Time Trial, Track and MTB. The collection is completed by the addition of aero socks and gloves.

Hello Australia!

Kalas comes to Brisbane