"Ciclismo Vita Mia" award

The recognition to remarkable commitment and passion for cycling, dedicated to long-time organizer Guido Amistadi

In every edition of the Giro del Trentino Melinda, the traditional “Ciclismo Vita Mia” award, dedicated to the late Guido Amistadi, long-time organizer of the race, is conferred to a personality who worked for cycling with remarkable commitment and passion, in any role, making it an actual reason for living. Standing out in the winners’ list are several personalities who established themselves as role models for youngsters in their respective branches: riders, journalists, coaches, managers… The award was first entitled to former Gazzetta dello Sport director Gino Palumbo, then to Trentino’s journalist Adriano Morelli, passed away prematurely, and finally to Guido Amistadi.


Winners' list


  • 1988: Ruggero Radice “RARO” – Journalist

  • 1989: Alfredo Martini – Italian National Team Coach

  • 1990: Gino Bartali – The Legend

  • 1991: Aldo Moser – The first of a legendary dynasty from Trentino

  • 1992: Piero Piazzalunga–Italian National Team’s Mechanic

  • 1993: Luciano Pezzi – Sports Director

  • 1994: Vincenzo Torriani – Giro d’Italia’s Director

  • 1995: Ferdinando Brazzali – Cycling Team Manager for over 40 years

  • 1996: Ottone Cestari – long-time Cycling Journalist from Trentino

  • 1997: Carmine Castellano– RCS Executive, Giro d’Italia Organizer

  • 1998: Adriano Morelli (in memoriam) – Cycling Journalist and Executive

  • 1999: Adriano De Zan – TV Journalist

  • 2000: Rino Negri – Journalist

  • 2001: Giovanni Bruno – RAISport Director

  • 2002: Nino Ceroni – 25-year Giro del Trentino Race Director

  • 2003: Francesco Moser – Former World Champion

  • 2004: Giuseppe Figini– FCI Technical Commissioner

  • 2005: Felice Gimondi – Former World Champion

  • 2006: Italo Garbari (in memoriam) – Friend of Giro del Trentino

  • 2007: Nello Morandi – Journalist

  • 2008: Vittorio Adorni – Former World Champion

  • 2009: Renato Di Rocco – Italian Cycling Federation President

  • 2010: Piero Pieroni – International Cycling Manager

  • 2011:Auro Bulbarelli – RAISport Vice Director

  • 2012: Guido Amistadi (in memoriam) – 30 years of full-time commitment for the Giro del Trentino

  • 2013: Franz Theurl – Lienz (Austria) Sports Event Manager

  • 2014: Davide Cassani– Former rider, TV commentator and Italian National Team Coach

  • 2015: Marco Brentari – in memoriam – historic Trofeo Melinda organizer

  • 2016: Nerino – in memoriam – and Lina Ioppi, historic Giro del Trentino organizers