First Kalas Sportswear brand store opens in Tábor
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.
A visit to our new store is an experience to really look forward to. Customers are invited to take their time browsing the collections of clothing while surrounded by framed jerseys and images of important moments from our history. You can even see Mathieu van der Poel’s world championship winning cycloscross bike while enjoying a coffee courtesy of Kalas.
"We are delighted to be able to showcase our full range of products in such style. I firmly believe that the new store concept will appeal to our customers, who can now experience our latest collections and innovative new products. The aim was to create a unique space where every visitor will be able to select and try on our cycling clothing in peace and comfort." said Josef Filip, Managing Director of Kalas.
Tábor - home of cyclocross, home of Kalas
Tábor is closely connected with cyclocross. Since 2001, three World Championships and two European Championships have been held on the Tábor cyclocross course, with Czech racers battling it out for medals and rainbow jerseys. The new store includes a corner celebrating the successes of Czech cyclocross at major international events in Tábor. Iconic photographs, a rainbow jersey and a gold medal from 2001 - all this is available for store visitors to see up close and imagine the electrifying atmosphere of cyclocross events in Tábor.
Among the photographs and framed jerseys, there is also an original work by the famous Czech artist Lukáš Tomek, known from the duo Tomski & Polanski, who often paints cycling themes. With his typical symbolist expression, he connected the city of Tábor, cyclocross and Kalas. The prints themselves are available to buy, as well as t-shirts, sweatshirts and bidons with this unique motif.
World champion bike
One of the most prominent riders, who has been defending his team's colours for five years in the Czech brand Kalas, is Mathieu van der Poel. The Dutch all-rounder has triumphed across three disciplines - cyclocross, road and mountain biking. He won his first world championship title in cyclocross on the Tábor course in 2015. Since then, he has collected laurels at such major events as the Tour of Flanders, Amstel Gold Race and stage wins at the prestigious Tour de France and Giro d'Italia. As well as several iconic photographs from his career to date, you will be able to closely inspect Mathieu van der Poel’s cyclocross bike, which is proudly displayed in store.
The shop is easily accessible from the motorway leading from Prague to České Budějovice and is located less than 3 km from exit 79. You can also head to the Kalas brand store by bicycle where your bike can be safely stored at the purpose built bike racks.
Monday: 8:00 - 15:30
Tuesday: 8:00 - 15:30
Wednesday: 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 15:30
Friday: 8:00 - 17:00
We look forward to welcoming you soon at Měšická 276, Tábor, 39002.