«When Sunday, May 26th, we will see the champions of the Giro d’Italia on the streets of Como– dMario Landriscina declares, Mayor of Como Municipality – our city has already reached the finish line bringing the world’s most beautiful ride to the most beautiful lake in the world after 32 years from the last stage. The arrival of this event will allow millions of people around the world to observe and appreciate our beautiful territory and offer to the Comaschi a series of initiatives to discover and be involved in the excitinghistory of the Giro, of the sporting excellencies that Como can boast in its history, from the many cultural implications that sport promotes. The proposals presented today are aimed at all, enthusiasts and beginners of cycling. Between jerseys and vintage bicycles, images, precious memories of moments entered in the legend, each element is made suggestion of the positive spirit that we would like to accompany us to the pink race and beyond, discovering or rediscovering the culture and values that sport manages to Infuse with energy».
IL EVENT CALENDAR
Three talk show at the Yacht Club Como (viale Puecher 11, Como), at 6:30 p.m..
– HEALTH, SUSTAINABLE SPORT AND ENVIRONMENT
Thanks to Mapei Groupp.
Thursday, May 9th
With: Maurizio Casasco, FMSI President (Italian Sports Medical Federation) and EFSMA (European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations); Adriana Spazzoli, President Foundation Sodalitas, Marketing and Communication Manager Mapei Group; Roberto Spata, sailor, several times winner of Italian, European and world Championships. The meeting will be conducted by Pier Augusto Stagi, Responsible Manager monthly magazine Tuttobiciweb.
With: Paolo Bettini, former technical commissioner of National road cycling, gold medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and World Champion 2006 and 2007; the professional cyclist Luca Paolini, and his a long career (from 2000 to 2015) with 23 successes: Winner Giro del Piemonte 2002, Freccia del Brabante 2004, bronze medal at the World Championships Verona 2004.
Free entrance with registration: talk9maggio.eventbrite.it
– INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Thanks to Colnago&C and Maglificio Santini.
Tuesday, May 14th
With: Davide Cassani, Technical Supervisor of National Cycling Teams; Ernesto Colnago, bikes manufacturer and founder costruttore Colnago Company; Monica Santini, CEO Maglificio Santini.
Conference conducted by Riccardo Magrini, former professional and technical coach, with the technical comment by Eurosport “the cycling hous on Tv”. Special guest, Gianni Bugno winner of two World Championships (1991, 1992), winner of a Giro d’Italia (1990) and several major races including a Milan-Sanremo (1990) and a Tour of Flanders (1994).
Free entrance with registration: talk14maggio.eventbrite.it
– ETHICS AND SOLIDARITY
In collaboration with Casa Opera Don Guanella, Lecco e Yacht Club Como. Thanks to Panathlon International Club Como thanks to Borgini Jersey.
Friday, May 24th
Eith: Maurizio Monego, Vice President of the International Committee Fair Play, former president of Scientific-Cultural Committee Panathlon Internationa; Don Agostino Fasson, Casa Opera Don Guanella, Lecco; Beppe Dossena, Special Team Cerchio Azzurro Association.
Conference conducted by Edoardo Ceriani, Head Editor Sports pages ‘La Provincia’ di Como e panathleta.
With: Paolo Maldini: Strategic development Area Sport Milan and President Special Team; Claudio Chiappucci winner of the Milan-Sanremo (1991), two laps of the Piedmont (1989 and 1995), stages at the Tour de France and the Giro d’italia ;Paolo Savoldelli, winner of two editions of Giro d’italia (2002 and 2005), entrepreneur, journalist and TV commentator ; Alberto Cova, gold medal winner in 10,000 meters at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1984 .
Free entrance with registration: talk24maggio.eventbrite.it
THE GIRO AT SCHOOL
In collaboration withDegree course in motor Sciences of the University of Insubria . Thanks toDecathlon.
In the month of May will be distributed to students of the first grade secondary schools of the municipality of Como abooklet – with test by the journalist Nicola Nenci of daily newspaper La Provincia – that tells the Giro d’Italia describing its history, the stage that arrives in Como, the relationship with health and ecology; important the relationship to our territory, in particular to the Ghisallo Cycling Museum and Fabio Casartelli,Olympic champion (road racing), prematurely dead due to a fall at the Tour de France. The story is enriched by the comment of the champion Vincenzo Nibali. The delivery of booklets in the schools will be curated by students of Motor Sciences of the University of Insubria .
Thurday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m., Cinema Gloria (Via Varesina 72, Como)
WONDERFUL LOSERS: A DIFFERENT WORLD
In collaboration withComo Verso Est Association thanks to Allianz Bank.
A film by Arūnas Matelis, filmed during the Giro d’italia 2015, testimony that enhances the role of the cyslists those who make the difference in a cycling race and who sacrifice their careers and personal victories for their companions. The film invites you to look inside an unusual world, whose rules, hierarchies and sacrifices, despite the great popularity of cycling, are known to a few. Candidate to participate in the Oscars 2019 as Best Foreign Film and best documentary. Followed by a comment conducted by Andrea Bambace, Espansione Tv journalist. With Luciana Rota journalist and author of “I portacolori della Siof” the cycling School of Biagio Cavanna, masseur of Fausto Coppi.
Tickets available on: 23maggio.eventbrite.it
Events and exhibition:
Saturday, May 4th, from 3 to 7 p.m. “Music and Giro d’Italia”, marching band along shopping streets
Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Piazza Duomo “Vintage cars of Police Corps”: the historical means of the traffic police used in the editions of the race will be exhibited.
Saturday 25th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Piazza Verdi “Ciclobaby”: Alzate Brianza sporting Team ginkana for kids and guided tour along the exhibition open air in the street of shopping.