French cycling apparel brand Café du Cycliste has been named in the latest FT 1000, the third annual list of Europe’s one thousand fastest-growing companies which aims to recognise the most dynamic companies on the continent. Ranked 557th, this follows a placing of 115th in Les Echos five hundred fastest growing French companies earlier in 2019.

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On the eve of its 10th anniversary, Café du Cycliste continues its upward trajectory. Based in Nice and co-founded by Rémi Clermont, who matches a passion for cycling gifted from his father with the technical performance knowledge that comes from having been a sporting World Champion, the company now employs over 20 people in France and the UK. 


Through its website, the brand sells a wide range of performance roadwear as well as its outdoor inspired collection to more than 80 countries worldwide. With strong growth in its home country and European markets such as German and the UK, the brand also enjoys popularity in countries as far away as the USA, Japan and South Korea. In addition to its online presence, Café du Cycliste has three own brand stores in Nice, London and Mallorca and 25 carefully selected retail partners around the world.

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With manufacturing based in Europe, Café du Cycliste continues to create apparel that matches the highly technical design and construction with an immediately recognisable individual French style. It’s a recipe that has its roots in the unrivalled riding of the Alpes Maritime.

As Clermont, who as Creative Director continues to design each collection, says :

"I am mainly inspired by what surrounds me, France and the French Riviera, where we are based, are a daily source of inspiration. In France we're lucky to have a rich fashion past and expertise that I constantly rethink, from the breton stripes whose inspiration can be found on our Claudette jersey, to the iconic yellow fisherman’s sou’wester for our latest creation, the Suzette waterproof jacket. "

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