08.04.2021 · In evidence


70 years after its debut, the historic Italian brand of pasta Ghigi 1870, is back as sponsor of a cycling team in the Giro d'Italia. Ghigi 1870 will place his logo on the front of the Giro special edition jersey of the #GreenTeam, providing also the whole-wheat pasta to all team riders for a balanced diet throughout the Giro. New partner of the Bardiani CSF Faizanè team is also BF Spa, the most important Italian agro-industrial group, which will be at the Giro with a logo on the official teamcars. The partnership between the two brands of BF Spa group will start Giro 2021 up to the 2022 season with a 2 year contract.

In the 1960s Ghigi was the third manufacturer of pasta in Italy, after Barilla and Buitoni, and in those years it was also one of the greatest sponsors in the world of cycling, present with its cycling teamcars at the Giro d’Italia and as main sponsor of its own team since 1958 to 1962.


After 70 years, Ghigi is back to cycling as a sponsor of Bardiani CSF Faizanè teamduring the Giro d’Italia 2021. The brand of the historic Italian pasta manufacturer, today a pillar together with Bonifiche Ferraresi of the most important Italian agro-industrial group BF Spa, will be a new sponsor of the Bardiani CSF Faizanè special edition jersey at the Giro d’Italia. The partnership with Ghigi 1870 will be a 2 year contract, starting from Giro 2021, up to the whole 2022 season.


The commitment of BF Spa in the production of 100% Italian certified quality food for a healthy diet resulting from innovative and sustainable agriculture are the pillars of the daily commitment in all the activities of the Group. It is starting from these values that the partnership between BF Spa and the team was born. The logo of BF Spa – Best Field Best Food will be placed on the teamcars  and on all the team’s vehicles in the next Giro d’Italia. BF will be partner of the team also for the 2022 season.



Roberto Reverberi, team manager of Bardiani CSF Faizanè, welcomes the new partner of the team with these words: We are very happy to bring back to cycling, an historic brand like Ghigi 1870. We have many common values. We are the long-lasting team in the world of professional cycling, proudly Italian and always with a special focus on growing young talents for the future of cycling. In the same way Ghigi is an historic brand that have a guaranteed 100% Italian supply chain and that, starting from its prestigious history, wants to relaunch itself with a new overlook to the future. We are happy that to re-launch the brand to the great public they choose a link with their own tradition coming back to cycling. They will be our new top partner in Giro d’Italia 2021.”


Mauro Tonello, President of Ghigi 1870“We decided to re-start from our traditions in a very important year for our brand that is renewing and growing. After exactly 70 years we have chosen again cycling and the Bardiani CSF Faizanè that we will support in the next Giro d’Italia, to relaunch our brand also to the great public.


Ghigi 1870 will be a new sponsor of the Bardiani CSF Faizanè team in all the 21 stages of the Giro d’Italia 2021, placing his own logo on the front of the team jersey, designed specifically for the Giro. The brand will also provide to all riders the whole-wheat pasta, made entirely from an Italian supply chain traced and guaranteed, from the sowing time, to the mill, up to the Ghigi factory.



For Ghigi 1870 this is a great comeback. The first Ghigi cycling teamcar was in fact realized in 1951, exactly 70 years ago. Ghigi 1870 have been also a main sponsor of a professional team from 1958 to 1962, in those years Ghigi 1870 reached its production top level, becoming the third pasta manufacturer brand nationwide, producing over 220 quintals of pasta every day, with its 400 employees. After a negative period, in 2009 the history of Ghigi restarts from its own traditions, but with a new overlook to the future, focusing on special values as quality and the 100% Italian and guaranteed supply chain. Starting from 2019, Ghigi 1870 enters the corporate group of BF Spa. 2021 represents an important year for the brand with a new commercial network and with its great return to cycling and in the Giro d’Italia, as a sponsor of the most important Italian team, the Bardiani CSF Faizanè.


B.F. S.p.A. is a holding company, listed on the Milan stock exchange, which includes institutional investors, credit institutions and private entrepreneurs among its shareholders. The company is active, through its branch, in all sectors of the Italian agro-industrial chain: from the selection, processing and commercialization of seeds (through SIS Società Italiana Sementi SpA), to the ownership of the lands from which agricultural products 100% Made in Italy are obtained (through Bonifiche Ferraresi SpA Società Agricola, the largest agricultural Italian company for UAA – Utilized Agricultural Area), to their transformation and commercialization (through BF Agro-Industriale srl, Ghigi 1870) through its own distribution brand (Le Stagioni d’Italia) or in partnership with the most important retail chains. The company is also active in the services market for agricultural operators (through IBF Servizi S.p.A. in partnership with ISMEA, the financial institution of Mipaaf, e-GEOS – Leonardo Group and A2A SmartCity).

Further information please visit the website “www.bfspa.it”.