It 's 1922 when Alfredo Forcesi establishes Gloria on Viale Abruzzi, 42 in Milan. He doesn't know it yet but soon the factory will be the source of the biggest talents of Italian cycling, such as Faliero Masi and Ernesto Colnago who begin to work at Gloria in the 1930s.
The racing history of Gloria starts well: after only one year of production Gloria can already boast their own bands of iridescent colors based upon the world championship victory in 1923 by Libero Ferrario. In 1931, Francesco Camusso brings the Milanese brand yet more headlines by winning the Giro d'Italia. Following this Gloria will have other champions such as Costante Giradengo and Learco Guerra.
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AMF (Alfredo Forcesi Milan) , the colors of the rainbow (thanks to the world championship won), Gloria the brand, and Milan were the bicycles were produced.
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