Forty years of racing along the Trentino roads, with its breathtaking landscapes, 40 years of famous names, faces and characters allowing the Giro del Trentino to become, thanks to their passion and dedication, a fixed appointment in the international calendar, as well as an important Giro d’Italia preview.
Forty years without feeling them, with the desire to look forward, but aware that memorable cycling pages have been written, collected in a selection of rare photographs, historical materials and documents that will be showed at the Municipal Casinò of Arco from September 2nd, 2016. Not a random date, in the first anniversary of Nerino Ioppi’s passing: he was the historical GS Alto Garda secretary, leading the race’s ascent to the top along with patron Guido Amistadi, President Giacomo Santini, Lina Ioppi and many other friends.
The exhibition (curated by Matteo Rossi) will run through the history of the race with unpublished documents, photos and materials from the GS Alto Garda archives, featuring the beautiful shots by Remo and Daniele Mosna images, and the memories from many friends of the organizing group since the first edition, a one-day race won in Trento by Enzo Moser in 1963. In 1979, the GS Alto Garda was created in Arco, giving birth to a stage race that saw an amazing number of cycling champions shine over the years: Francesco Moser, Giuseppe Saronni, Roberto Visentini, Franco Chioccioli, Gianni Bugno, Claudio Chiappucci, Maurizio Fondriest, Moreno Argentin, Marco Pantani, Gilberto Simoni, Damiano Cunego – who holds the record of overall titles with three – , Vincenzo Nibali and many others, down to Australians Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, winners of the last two editions of an event whose international stature grows year after year.