Gios was first established in 1948 by Tolmino Gios, a professional cyclist and a member of the Italian National Team for the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Tolmino built the first GIOS bikes in a small workshop in Torino, Italy.
Soon after, Tolmino's son Alfredo began working for the family company. In the early days, GIOS produced city bikes. They expanded their design in the early 1970s and came to the attention of Giorgio Perfetti, the multi-millionaire owner of chewing gum company 'BROOKLYN'.
In 1972, BROOKLYN decided to create and sponsor a new professional cycling team, with GIOS bikes being their ride of choice. The new BROOKLYN team, headed by two of the biggest stars of the era, Roger De Vlaemink and Patrick Sercu, quickly became a major force in professional cycling. From 1973-1977 the BROOKLYN team amassed an enviable list of results.
During the 80's and 90's riders such as Didi Thurau, Fons De Wolf, Stephen Roche and Ivan Quaranta rode 'the blue bikes' to victory in many of the Classics.