Internazionali d’Italia and SCOTT’s successful partnership extended

One of the most prestigious brands in Mountain Biking will be alongside the most important Italian Cross Country series for the second straight season. European Champion Lars Forster’s Team SCOTT-SRAM will take part in the debut stage, Pineta Sperane XCO 

The Internazionali d’Italia Series keep raising the bar, and so do their partners. After the excellent outcomes from the first year of partnership, SCOTT Sports confirmed its presence alongside the most important Italian MTB Cross Country series, and among the most popular in Europe.

In the 2022 season, Internazionali d’Italia Series can again count on a bike partner of international prestige, a legitimate premium brand of the MTB world. The Swiss company has conquered plenty of international MTB titles in the last decade, the latest one year ago with Nino Schurter, World Champion in Val di Sole, and Lars Forster, European Champion in Serbia.

In addition, SCOTT has strengthened its commitment to the Italian series through Syncros, a SCOTT brand of wheels and cycling components. Syncros will be in the spotlight in the 2022 edition of Internazionali d’Italia Series, starting from the season debut in San Zeno di Montagna (Verona) for the Pineta Sperane XCO, to be held on March 6th.

Under the guidance of Thomas Frischknecht, Team SCOTT-SRAM will target the top spot in the opening stage with Swiss Lars Forster and Andri Frischknecht. The MTB XCO European Champion has enjoyed plenty of success at Internazionali d’Italia Series with three stage wins in his resumé: Montichiari 2016, San Marino 2019 and Andora 2021.

“After such a successful 2021, we could not do anything but extend our partnership with Internazionali d’Italia Series”, said SCOTT Italia’s Brand Manager Ivano Camozzi. – “The series exceeded our expectations in terms of media exposure and technical level. There are all the conditions for another season of great duels between renowned superstars and the best MTB prospects in the World, and Team SCOTT SRAM MTB Racing will be among the protagonists as well. In addition, we strengthened our commitment to this event by introducing our premium brand of cycling components, Syncros, in the bike washing area. We are very excited, and we can’t wait to restart”.

“Few brands can boast the prestige SCOTT has in the MTB World”, explained CM Outdoor Events’ Michele Mondini. – “This partnership is very relevant for our project: it shouldn’t be forgotten that SCOTT chose to jump on board with Internazionali d’Italia Series in a moment of restart: we are grateful to SCOTT and we are determined to repay their trust with another top-level season”.

Pineta Sperane XCO will also put up for grab the first leaders’ jerseys of 2022 Internazionali d’Italia Series. The program will start at 10.30 CET with the Men’s Junior race, followed by the Women’s competitions (Open and Junior) at 12.30 CET and the Men’s Open race scheduled at 14.30 CET.