I for “Insieme” (Together)

The Classic Cycle Races of Italy

Commitment, sacrifice, an aptitude for success and improvement, team spirit, balance, tenacity, a willingness to take on challenges, and knowing how to savour victory but also to accept defeat: every sport is a universe of ethical values, social rules and philosophies of life.
We wanted to confirm our commitment to cycling by supporting, in addition to the Classics, two iconic Gran Fondo events. This important decision will take us around Italy, from the North to Sicily, bringing us in touch with those who passionately follow one of the most popular sports in Italy, because it is rooted in the national psyche and in the history of our country, which has always promoted values such as determination, sacrifice and teamwork.
Ernesto Fürstenberg Fassio, Vice Chairman of Banca Ifis

Banca Ifis together with the great cycling

For the third year, we are the Premium Partner of the Great Italian Classics of Cycling – Strade Bianche, Milano Torino, Milano Sanremo, Gran Piemonte, Tirreno Adriatico, Il Lombardia – and of the Giro di Sicilia, as well as Official Partner of the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche and Gran Fondo Il Lombardia amateur competitions. This partnership represents the importance of sport as a vehicle of positive values and a way of supporting local communities.
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05/03

Strade Bianche The “Europe’s most southern northern classic”. On March 5 will be held the race for pro, while on 6 march will take place the Gran Fondo. Two events not to be missed! Credit foto: LaPresse  

07/03

Tirreno Adriatico The “Corsa dei due Mari”, from 7 to 13 March. The Classic that crosses the boot from Tuscany to Le Marche, crossing the Apennines. Credit foto: LaPresse

16/03

Milano – Torino The race between Milan and Turin is the oldest in the world. It was held for the first time in 1876. Watch out for the next Classica on 16 March. Photo credit: LaPresse

19/03

Milano – Sanremo The Classicissima with a route that typically celebrates the spring of world cycling. Photo credit: LaPresse

12/04

Giro di Sicilia The stage race organised by RCS Sport in collaboration with the Region of Sicily. The Giro di Sicilia will take place from 12 to 15 April. Photo credit: LaPresse

06/10

Gran Piemonte The 105th edition of the Gran Piemonte will take place on 6 October. The Classic with the beautiful (and challenging) route in the hills and vineyards of the Langhe. Photo credit: LaPresse

08/10

Il Lombardia On the 8 October will be the Classica and the day after the Gran Fondo. Two events not to be missed! Photo credit: LaPresse
The Wingman is the one who sacrifices himself and makes himself available to the champion and the team, to achieve a common goal. ​Banca Ifis, too, works alongside its customers every day and helps them achieve what they want. It is a journey in stages that we will go on together with a special guest, Marco Scarponi, brother of one of the greatest wingmen of all time, Michele Scarponi, and founder of the foundation of the same name engaged in educational projects on the themes of sustainable mobility and road safety. Watch all the episodes of the web serie Il Gregario that tells the relevance and values ​​of this figure in the world of sport.

The Wingman

We are Banca Ifis and we are Companies’s wingmans.

The Wingman - Damiano Caruso

“To be a wingman, you have to be humble, loyal, and willing to help others.”

The Wingman - Vittoria

At Gran Piemonte’s starting grid you can see that 9 teams have choosen Victoria’s tires for the race.

The Wingman - Castelli Cycling

«On May 25, 1876 the #MilanoTorino officially started. In the same year Castelli Cycling was born.»

The Wingman - Cicli Lombardo

«Every captain knows, before receivig you have to give. We have to do the same, with our employees.»

The Wingman - Pier Bergonzi

«Cycling is an individual sport, but it is done in teams. And you do not win it without the team.»

The main competitions

Photo credit: LaPresse
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Photo credit: LaPresse

Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche.

Gran Fondo Il Lombardia

The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia.
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia. Credit Photo:LaPresse
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia. Credit Photo:LaPresse
The Banca Ifis Team at the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia. Credit Photo:LaPresse
The “Urban mobility seen by citizens” Market Watch examined the opinion of citizens from three cities – Milan and its hinterland, Rome and Naples with its hinterland – on urban mobility through a “well-being thermometer” and identified the most requested measures in terms of transport. The Market Watch on the Bicycle Ecosystem: a detailed analysis of a growing production sector that invests in research and innovation, always attentive to sustainable policies.
Read the articles on the main Italian cycling competitions.
30/03/2021
10:00

The Giro di Sicilia 2021, a sea of mountains for the 2021 edition

23/03/2021
13:03

Milano Sanremo, high emotions with a change to the route

18/03/2021
16:15

The appeal of Tirreno Adriatico 2021 with Banca Ifis

Context

While trends and fashions change, what remains unchanged in Italy is the passion for two wheels which, in Italy has an increasingly demanding and refined market. The Bicycle Ecosystem Market Watch Report analyzed the entire supply chain, with a focus on the sustainable mobility on three italian cities – Milan and its hinterland, Rome and Naples with its hinterland. Key figures:
2,900
companies of the ecosystem
9
billion euros in annual revenues
26
%
use bicycle for lower environmental impact

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