Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bergamo Medallion for Giro del Centenario

Not surprisingly we can expect to see many special items that will be produced on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Giro d'Italia. Already mentioned previously is the book, "100 anni di passione", by Pier Bergonzi and Elio Trifari, that will go on sale in Italy on April 20th.

With stage 8 arriving in Bergamo the city has proceeded with plans to mint 300 numbered medallions to honor the riders of their city that have won a stage in the Giro d'Italia. The medallion was designed by artist Luigi Oldani. The front feature of the of the medallion is Bergamo's Torre dei Caduti which is where the finish line will be. On the obverse are the names of the "Bergamaschi" Giro stage winners.

Photos: medallion designed by Luigi Oldani; you can click on photos to enlarge

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