French cycling apparel brand Café du Cycliste has been named in Les Echos list of the 500 fastest growing French companies for the second year in a row. Following last year’s placement in the FT 1000, which aims to recognise the most dynamic companies in Europe, the brand continues to go from strength to strength.

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Based on the Côte d’Azur, the company produces a wide range of technical garments, all featuring an immediately recognisable blend of high performance and signature French style. The company’s home town of Nice will become the centre of the cycling world later in 2020 as it welcomes Le Grand Départ of the Tour de France.


"I’m delighted Le Tour is coming” says brand Creative Director and Co-founder Rémi Clermont, whose own passion for cycling was passed down from his father “it will open up some of the amazing roads on our doorstep, that we are lucky enough to ride every day, to an even wider audience”

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The strong growth in 2019 was worldwide and driven by markets as diverse as Germany and Japan, with the company selling online, through three own brand stores in Nice, Mallorca and London and via a carefully selected group of retail partners such as Mr Porter.


Being a prime mover in new cycling genres such as gravel and adventure has also contributed to the brand’s ongoing success, with Café du Cycliste pushing the envelope in these areas and now also producing a pure outdoor range under the Arrière Pays name (French for back country).

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“The Tour route takes in the classic climbs like Col de Turini and Col d’Èze” continues Clermont “but the riding in the Alpes-Maritimes is far wider than that. The stunning scenery, the hidden routes, the local secrets. It’s constantly a voyage of discovery by bike, even for those of us who ride here all year round”

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