I for “Insieme” (Together)

The Classic Cycle Races of Italy in 2021

Banca Ifis together with the great cycling

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

For the second 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.

10/03
20/03
12/09
28/09
06/10
07/10
10/10

10/03

Tirreno Adriatico

The Corsa dei due Mari, from 10 to 16 March. The Classic that crosses the boot from Tuscany to Le Marche, crossing the Apennines.

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20/03

Milano – Sanremo

The Classicissima with a route that typically celebrates the spring of world cycling.

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12/09

Strade Bianche – Gran Fondo

The Southernmost Classic in Europe. On 12 September, departure and arrival in Siena, Tuscany.

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28/09

Giro di Sicilia

The stage race organised by RCS Sport in collaboration with the Region of Sicily. It was due to take place in April 2021 but was moved to autumn and will now be held from 28 September to 1 October. The Giro di Sicilia will start in Syracuse and end at Mascali, covering a distance of 693 kilometres.

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06/10

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 6 October.

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07/10

Gran Piemonte

The 105th edition of the Gran Piemonte will take place on 7 October. The Classic with the beautiful (and challenging) route in the hills and vineyards of the Langhe.

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10/10

Il Lombardia

On the 10th of October will be the Classica and Gran Fondo. An event not to be missed.

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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 - 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

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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

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

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