The cycling champions of the FCI train at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Thanks to an agreement with the Federation, the Circuit becomes a Federal Center of Interest until the end of 2025 for the preparation sessions of the blue team.

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza becomes a Federal Center of Interest for the training of national cycling teams. Thanks to an agreement signed between the Circuit and the Italian Cycling Federation, the Temple of Speed will make the track available to the Italian athletes for training sessions until the end of 2025.

The partnership is particularly important for the Italian time trial team because it will allow national cycling teams to prepare for the European and World Championships, which will be respectively between 11 and 21 August in Munich and between 18 and 25 September in Wollongong. in Australia. The racetrack wants to make training possible in complete safety for the athletes who will bring the colors of Italy to the Championships, giving them complete serenity for training.

The track will therefore be used mainly in the summer months, compatibly with the activities already included in the calendar, by athletes such as Filippo Ganna (2 times world time trial champion and Olympic champion), Jonathan Milan and Simone Consonni (Olympic quartet champions), Elisa Balsamo and Elisa Longo Borghini , respectively world and Italian champion, and the winner of the Amstel Gold Race, Marta Cavalli .

The agreement, signed by the Director General of the Autodrome Alessandra Zinno and by the FCI President Cordiano Dagnoni , also provides for the organization of sporting events and events that will involve the national team.

The presence of the teams will therefore be an excellent opportunity for the promotion of cycling and the dissemination of the values of the discipline, including the principles of inclusiveness and respect for the environment also dear to the Monza National Circuit.

There will not be space only for professionals because, finally after so many months of being unable to access due to the emergency situation, the track will be open during a few evenings during the week in spring and summer to cyclists and amateur runners who wish to spend a few hours on the circuit. improving their performance, also in complete safety. The Circuit will then publish the calendar of access evenings week by week on the website.

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: “While we are completing the launch of the 2022 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix ticket office for our fans and enthusiasts, we also continue to work to differentiate the offer of events and the public who wants live the Circuit. Our commitment led, in the centenary year, to an agreement also with the Italian Cycling Federation. We are looking up at our horizons, enriching the seasonal calendar with other sports disciplines, in addition to the important motorsport weekends. Being able to count on an institutional and prestigious partner such as the Italian Cycling Federation clearly demonstrates the central role that the racetrack is recognized in the sporting world ».

Cordiano Dagnoni, President of the Italian Cycling Federation: «For us it is an important opportunity because in this way our athletes will be able to train in a specific exercise such as individual or team time trials. The racetrack is the perfect environment to carry out racing simulations and tests. We just have to thank the company that manages the structure, ACI, DG Zinno and Marco Velo who had the idea for the realization of this project ».

Dagnoni adds: «Our boys and girls of the Nationals are not used, for example, to train with the time trial bike all together and therefore on this Circuit it is possible to work together and refine. These are details that can be fundamental, in fact I remember that last year at the World Championships in Flanders we won an important medal for a few cents. We will try to make the most of the days and time slots that are also granted to us for the purposes of research and development of materials in view of Paris 2024 ».