Initially named “Tifosi Cycling”, the business was started in South Africa in 2010 by a group of friends who were passionate cyclists and avid sports fans. Two of the founders were Christopher Froome (Team Sky member and multiple winner of the Tour de France) and Andrew Somerville (an avid cyclist and passionate supporter of the sport).
The friends shared the view that cycling clothing and protective wear available at the time in South Africa was inadequate for the average cycling enthusiast. The founders’ initial plan was to set about sourcing state of the art products from Italian producers – this included customised clothing for business teams, cycling club members and professional teams in South Africa.
More recently the business was renamed Tifosi Sports. New shareholders and partners were introduced to strengthen the corporate funding, strategic direction and overall operations team in the business. The business continues to grow from strength to strength and we continue to be approached by well know international sporting brands to represent the brands in the South Africa.
The current operations team of Tifosi Sports is lead by Nick Zografos and Paula Somerville and ably supported by Jacques Botha and Megan Singh. All the business’s strategic partner relations are managed by Andrew Somerville.