Over 300 photos along with jerseys, documents, souvenirs: the Giro del Trentino revives its own history refreshing emotions and memories by the many persons involved in the event throughout its long run, all the way to the successful 40th edition of last April, won by Spaniard Mikel Landa, and rewarded by a resounding media exposure.
From September 3rd to 11th, right on the first anniversary of the passing of Nerino Ioppi, one of the event’s founders – the photographic and historical exhibition organized by G.S. Alto Garda – curated by Matteo Rossi and photoreporter Remo Mosna – opens its doors at the Arco Casino (free entrance), in the city where the race was born and became famous under the guidance of Guido Amistadi.
“We chose to apply for the organization a stage race in Trentino in February when the opportunity arose – G.S. Alto Garda’s President Giacomo Santini remembers – though winter arguably was not not the perfect period for a mountainous area like ours. For that reason we focused on Northern Lake Garda, well-known for its temperate weather. In spite of that, the snow welcomed the first edition but the race, but that could not hamper its success: we have never stopped from then on”.
Remo Mosna’s images will display the close link between the race and the landscape, showing how much cities and small villages changed over the time.”I can’t count how many different cities hosted our race’s departure or finish – vice-president Lina Ioppi underlines – for sure, we built up friendship and good cooperation wherever we have gone.”
Supported by Trentino Alto Adige Region, Trento Province and Arco Municipality, the exhivbition will be daily open from 10:00 am to 7 pm with the sole exception of Sunday, September 11th (from noon to 9:00 pm). On Friday September 2nd the opening ceremony will take place with the attendance of many authorities.
And even when the exposition is closed, it continues on the web: the cycling fans are invited to post on the social network, using the event’s official hashtag #GDTMemories, their own historical photos of Giro del Trentino. The best photos will be selected and published on the Giro del Trentino Melinda webistes (www.girodeltrentino.com), in a dedicated photogallery and mentioning the names of their authors.