The ARTIBICI award is assigned by Confartigianato to Italian artisan companies that have distinguished themselves for the realization and production of authentic masterpieces on two wheels.
In the 2020 edition, held in webinars within the Linkiesta Festival, Mr. Fumagalli – Secretary General of Confartigianato – presented this award to the Madonna del Ghisallo Cycling Museum Foundation, represented at the Festival by its director Carola Gentilini, to Massimo and Luca Casati, of Casati Cicli di Monza, and to Dario Colombo, of Bice Bicycle. For its extraordinary work of preserving the memory of Italian cycling – explained Fumagalli – made of a unique collection of memorabilia that tells the craftsmanship, but also of a constant attention to communicate the values and tradition of this sport, which have made the Museum at the top of the Ghisallo climb a place of worship for enthusiasts from all over the world, I award the Artibici 2020 award to the Madonna del Ghisallo Cycling Museum Foundation, represented here by its director Carola Gentilini.
Our director Carola Gentilini then thanked Confartigianato also on behalf of the president Antonio Molteni, the directors and staff of the Museum: It is an award that we are very pleased because it rewards the commitment made in recent years to make the Ghisallo Museum live and grow to the fullest. A museum strongly desired by Fiorenzo Magni, who always wanted it to be considered the House of Cyclists, and therefore the House of their vehicles, and therefore of all the artisans and bicycle manufacturers of which we preserve incredible jewels. I would like to dedicate this award to Fiorenzo Magni and his family, because this year marks the centenary of his birth and this award honors this important anniversary even more.