INTERMARCHÉ
WANTY GOBERT

Giro d'Italia

IWG reveals its special Giro kit


From this Friday, the riders of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux will wear a special jersey in the Tour of Italy. The new kit produced by Nalini honors Sicilian partner Vini Zabù. The logo of the Sicilian winery will appear in a blue band on the breast of the eight riders between the title partners, in addition to its usual place on the left side of the bib shorts.

Vigneti Zabù is the Sicilian winery part of Fantini Group. The winery is located in the heart is the wine region: Sambuca di Sicilia,  in The province of Agrigento. An extraordinary area untouched by factories and rich in oenology history with ancient vineyards of over 60 years old, Sambuca di Sicilia is a land of generations of vintners. With bright skies and the crystal-clear waters of Lake Arancio. Vigneti Zabù works in the area to preserve the nature and ensuring the highest quality of the grapes.

It is via Sicily that the 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia reaches the Italian mainland after the opening in Hungary. The fourth stage brings the riders from coastal city Avola to the top of the Etna at 1900 meters of altitude, after which the Sicilian two day stay is concluded with a stage suited for sprinters between Catania and Messina. One day after the second rest day the riders will start their second week in Pescara, which is only a stone’s throw away from the Vini Fantini headquarters in Ortona.

« I’m really looking forward to pin a number on for the first time since Milano-Sanremo and this on a brand new jersey! I’m very happy to bring the logo of Vini Zabù in the spotlights during the next three weeks. I don’t want to wait for this until our arrival on Sicily, because I want to give the best of myself each day without thinking too much about the following days. I established a strong relationship with the Sciotti family since I was riding for a team with Vini Zabù as title partner. The family is highly involved in the cycling world, I had the opportunity to visit the Vini Fantini winery in Abruzzo and I noticed that their activities were driven by passion. It is with this same passion that we will give the best of ourselves in this Giro. »

« After 14 year of sponsoring in the cycling world, the Giro d'Italia stays our most important and anticipated event. To see that the team designed, with supreme tact, a jersey which highlights our Sicilian Cantina is of great importance for us. This shows once more that we started a partnership that is meant to last and to develop over time. I'm not only talking about highlighting our brand during the Giro, but also and especially about sending a very strong team which, I'm convinced, will delight all Sicilian fans and lovers of our wines! » 

Valentino Sciotti (Fantini Group) Tweet

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