Giro Girotondo

Visual history of Italy’s oldest and most famous bicycle race

Authors:

Paolo Battaglia,
with an introduction by Gian Luca Favetto

Dimensions:

24×30 (11.9 x 9.6 inches), hard-bound,
more than 500 color illustrations

Pages:

208

Year:

2009

Language:

Italian

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A race through one hundred years of Giro d’Italia, Italy’s most famous bicycle race, with a gallery of its most celebrated champions and of the social evolution of the country that acted as a stage. The book analyzes the races at 10-year intervals starting from 1909 focusing each time on a different social and historical aspect (for example 1919 is the first edition held after World War I and weaves through a country scarred by 4 years of fighting.

 

The backbone of the book is the iconographic research which brought up a great wealth of previously unpublished materials: photos, collector cards, postcards, illustrated magazines, all images and objects which document the passions that made cycling on of the most popular sports in 20th Century.

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