Thursday, December 3, 2009

Additions to Museo del Ciclismo, Madonna del Ghisallo

Two new displays were inaugurated on November 28, 2009, at the Museo del Ciclismo, Madonna del Ghisallo.

Mary Cressari has donated her Mexico City hour record jersey, as well as her bike used in that exploit. Cressari established a women's new hour record 1972 in Mexico City in the Olympic Velodrome. Her average speed was 41.471 kph (25.7 mph). The record stood for six years.

A collection of Eddy Merckx's jerseys was also unveiled.

Photo: Maria Cressari during a road race; Eddy Merckx at the museum (archive photo) with Gimondi (L) and Magni (R).

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