A day dedicated to Ottavio Bottecchia, Monday, July 15, 2024, the rest day of the Tour de France 2024, with the screening of the Raisport Docu Film, the vision is enriched by a talk with Franco Bortuzzo and Claudio Gregori, and a day dedicated to Marco Pantani and Laurent Fignon (Saturday, July 27, 2024) with authors Giacomo Pellizzari and Gino Cervi. All of this was anticipated on July 12 by a presentation in the company of Beppe Conti by our Mumac partner friends at the first edition of Mumac Book week

The Ghisallo in Giallo exhibition at the Ghisallo Cycling Museum in Magreglio (Como), which tied in with the Grand Departure of the Tour de France from Italy, represent a perfect marriage of past and present, celebrating the history of cycling and the Tour de France in a unique and engaging way. These events not only honor the great heroes of the past, but continue to inspire and excite fans of all ages, making cycling a passion that unites generations. The Ghisallo Cycling Museum offers two not-to-be-missed Tour de France-themed events: it is the Tour of storytelling, including film as well as literature.

On Monday, July 15, 2024, on the rest day of the Tour de France, the museum will host a screening of the docufilm “El furlan de fero” dedicated to Ottavio Bottecchia at 4 pm. The documentary, broadcast on RaiSport and granted projection in the Museum’s film library, recounts the extraordinary career and mysterious circumstances of the death of the first Italian winner of the Tour de France exactly a century ago. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s creator and curator, Franco Bortuzzo, and journalist and writer Claudio Gregori author of “The Horn
of Orlando. Life, Death and Mysteries of Ottavio Bottecchia” Published by 66thand2nd.

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On Saturday, July 27, 2024, at 6 p.m., a meeting dedicated to the protagonists of the Tour de France is scheduled with the presentation of two books: “La Mappa del Pirata” by Giacomo Pellizzari (Cairo publisher), a work on Marco Pantani and his places, and Laurent Fignon’s autobiography “Eravamo Giovani e Incoscienti” edited by Gino Cervi (Mulatero Editore). Thanks in part to these events, which complement the special effects of the Retrospective Exhibition dedicated to the Tour de France (more info here), the Ghisallo Cycling Museum confirms itself as a place of memory and passion for cycling, able to look enthusiastically to the future while celebrating the greats of the past.

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We also highlight the initiative called MUMAC Book Week: books and authors at the museum. A cultural journey between history, design and sports, which includes Friday, July 12, 2024, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with author Beppe Conti presenting his book published by Minerva Editions. A tale that explores triumphs, tragedies, historical feats, secrets and mysteries of the Tour de France from 1903 to the present. From Garin to Coppi, from Merckx to Nibali, the book tells the story of the greatest legends protagonists of the world’s most important race. For the occasion, in collaboration with the Ghisallo Cycling Museum, the yellow jerseys of Eddy Merckx (Faema team) and Tadej Pogacar will be displayed, along with historical documents from the MUMAC Archives. Free admission followed by independent museum tours and aperitif. MUMAC is the Coffee Machine Museum of Cimbali Group, a sponsor of the Ghisallo Museum and is located at Via P. Neruda, 2, in Binasco MI.

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