The Dead Leaves Classic with passage to Ghisallo returns. And it’s a party right away. The Lombardia week at Ghisallo always brings great joy. Many events are scheduled.
Thursday, October 5th
PRESENTATION OF THE NEW BMC BICYCLE WITH FABIAN CANCELLARA (INVITATION ONLY EVENT)
AND TEMPORARY EXHIBITION HISTORICAL BMC BIKE COLLECTION AT THE MUSEUM
The Swiss company chose the Ghisallo Cycling Museum during the week of Il Lombardia to launch its new race bike model. Outstanding testimonial, Swiss World Champion Fabian Cancellara, who will donate a memento of his victories to the Museum for the occasion.
For the occasion, BMC will display at the Museum 5 historical models of the company, used by various champions.
The bicycles will be on public view from Oct. 5 to Oct. 8.
Friday, October 6, 11:30 a.m. (invitation-only event)
XXV VINCENZO TORRIANI INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Once again this year the Ghisallo Museum will host the Award in memory of the “Patron,” organizer of the Giro d’Italia from 1948 to the early 1990s.
Bronze statuettes, by sculptor Domenico Greco, will be awarded to:
MORENO ARGENTIN: 1986 world champion and winner of monumental classics
PIER BERGONZI: Vice director of “La Gazzetta dello Sport” and director of Sport Week
GIANCARLO BROCCI: Founder and creator of the cyclostorica “L’Eroica”
ITALO ZILIOLI (Cuore d’Argento) star runner of the 60s/70s
Saturday, October 7
PASSAGE TO GHISALLO OF THE 106TH EDITION OF THE GIRO DI LOMBARDIA
Every year the passage of the Tour of Lombardy turns into a real celebration.
A chance to visit the current temporary exhibitions at the Museum:
– Pedalando al Lombardia. The Champions of Cycling, works by artist Cesare Canali. A collection of portraits of great champions, from the early days to the present.
Canali, an adopted oggionese, attended the “Scuola degli Artefici” and nude courses at the Brera Academy. In 1974, he began exhibiting in Milan and subsequently participated in numerous cultural events and national and international competitions.
– Le Tre Valli Varesine. A Century of Cycling History.
On display are a selection of historical images, reproductions and vintage newspapers from some of the 101 editions of the Tre Valli Varesine. From pictures of the first editions won by Libero Ferrario and Severino Canavesi to the victories of champions such as Fausto Coppi, Gianni Motta, Giuseppe Saronni and Eddy Merckx. And again from the more recent ones of Primož Roglič, winner of the last Giro d’Italia who triumphed on the Via Sacco straight in Varese in 2019, and Tadej Pogačar, winner with a great sprint last year, to pages of Cronaca Prealpina and Gazzetta dello Sport. Materials from the archives of the Alfredo Binda Cycling Society by cycling enthusiasts who have reported or loaned what they have.
The passage of the ride normally is also an opportunity to meet protagonists of cycling who are no longer active. Among them is’ expected Jan Ullrich.
For those who will come to Ghisallo see the race, it will then be possible to follow the live broadcast on the Museum’s screens.
Sunday, September 8th
PASSAGE OF THE GRANFONDO IL LOMBARDIA AND IN THE EVENING THE EF TEAM VISITING THE MUSEUM
Sunday will be the day of the Granfondo Lombardia, starting and finishing in Cantù.
The test, which will take place the day after the last Monumental Classic of the year, will give cyclists from around the world the opportunity to confront iconic climbs on which historic pages of cycling history have been written such as the Colma di Sormano and Madonna del Ghisallo.
Expected at the museum in the evening is a representation from Team EF including the two Danish riders Michael Valgren,silver medalist at the 2021 World Road Trial and Nicki Sørensen,sports executive and former road cyclist.