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A year of great events and experiences for all, a large theatrical reading, meetings, talks, bike tours, events for families and children, shows on wheels, exhibitions, books and art to discover the places and their best cultural, natural and food and wine features that have characterised the life of the champion from Piemonte. The project sees the collaboration between the Piedmont Region, the Reading Club and the Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale, DMO Piemonte Marketing and Piemonte Dal Vivo, with the participation of Alexala - Local Tourist Agency of the province of Alessandria, the Municipality of Castellania, the Municipality of Novi Ligure, the Municipality of Tortona, the Chamber of Commerce of Alessandria, Casa Coppi, Colli di Coppi Committee, the Sestriere Bike Committee, the Municipality of Cuneo, the Terre di Fausto Coppi Tourist Consortium, the Alessandria City of Bicycles Museum, the Campionissimi Museum and the Veloce Club Tortonese.

Among the most important events for the centennial we can mention Gianluca Favetto's recital "Fausto Coppi. The crowded solitude of a champion" produced by the Fondazione Circolo dei lettori and the Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale, the special experience of Paradainbici, in which six characters, riding a bicycle and adorned with masks, costumes and banners parade in Novi Ligure and Tortona. Art and photography also narrate the “Heron” through exhibitions in museums that gather the history of a myth. In particular, 100 years of Fausto Coppi, a large photo exhibition on the Campionissimo, hosted in Palazzo Monferrato. In Novi Ligure, the Museo dei Campionissimi hosts the exhibitions La volata del XX secolo: la bicicletta nella storia. Fotografie dal mondo, Coppi il più grande, Merckx il più forte (The twentieth century ride: bicycle in history. Photographs from the world, Coppi the greatest, Merckx the strongest). Unpublished images from the photographic archives documenting two great champions of cycling; their races, records, climbs and sprints.

There will be four stages of the 102nd Giro d'Italia touching the Piedmont territory in the memory of the Campionissimo, as well as the prologue of the 30th Giro Rosa with the team time trial that will go from Cassano Spinola to Castellania - Cronoscalata dei Campionissimi – on 5 July, while the next day it will touch the evocative circuit of Viù in the Lanzo Valleys. Among the numerous food and wine appointments, in the month of September the Municipality of Castellania will organize a dialogue between some nutrition expert to discuss the big contribution made by Coppi to the right nutrition of cyclists.


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