Church of Madonna di Ghisallo - The Latest Monument
In this year's Giro Di Lombardia, just before the professionals climbed the chapel of the Madonna del Ghisallo, they unveiled a new monument next to Coppi and Bartoli. October 15th saw a new bust appear for Alfredo Binda, to commemorate his passing 25 years ago. Alfredo Binda was an icon in Italian cycling becoming the first professional world champion back in 1927. As well he won the Giro di Lombardia four times. Its fitting that they would erect a monument in his name, as he pleaded with Coppi and Bartoli (being their trainer) to end their feuding during the 1949 Tour. Maybe they should have put his monument directly between them ?