Monday, October 29, 2012

Largest Collection of Maglie Rosa Inaugurated


On Saturday, October 27th, at the Museo del Ciclismo, Madonna del Ghisallo, the largest collection of Maglie Rosa (pink jerseys) was inaugurated. A two year effort on the part of the Giro d'Italia and RCS Sport has resulted in reaching fifty pink jerseys from different years now collected and on display at the museum. The goal is to collect one jersey for each of the seventy seven editions to date (Learco Guerra was the first to wear the pink jersey of the Giro d'Italia when it was introduced in 1931).

Some of the donors:

The Museo del Ciclismo, Madonna del Ghisallo, is a fantastic museum that every cyclist visiting Italy should visit.  The famous chapel of "Madonna del Ghisallo" is next door, and of course, a must visit as well.

Website for museum: www.museodelghisallo.it

A new book was also announced, “Magni, il terzo uomo” by Auro Bulbarelli; more details in a subsequent blog post.

Related stories:
Ghisallo Pilgrimage
Goal: The Chapel of the Madonna del Ghisallo 

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