Ciclostoriche cronache - Il Giro non ha confini an evening conference on the history of cycling and cycling journalism Thursday 29 November 2018 - Accreditation at 17 | Palazzo del Monferrato - Museum Alessandria Città delle Biciclette

The Cro.S.S. (Association of Sport Chroniclers and Historians), under the patronage of the Museum Alessandria Città delle Biciclette and the Museum of Cycling Madonna del Ghisallo in Magreglio and in collaboration with the USSI (Italian Sports Press Union) Gruppo Subalpino Ruggero Radice and the Territorial School Offices of Alessandria and Milan, is organising Cronache ciclostoriche - Il Giro non ha confini (Chronicles of cycling - The Giro has no borders ) an evening of cycling history and cycling journalism.

The conference, which is free of charge, is scheduled for Thursday 29 November 2018 from 5.15 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at Palazzo del Monferrato - Museo Alessandria Città delle Biciclette - Sala Conferenze, via San Lorenzo, 21 - in Alessandria, and is reserved for journalists registered with the Ordine dei Giornalisti (30 places) as it is valid for training purposes (registration on the Sigef ODG Piemonte platform) and for teachers in Alessandria (60 places) and Milan (30 places) for whom it will be valid for training purposes.

La Cro.S.S. involved numerous illustrious journalists and sports historians in the event: from Roberto Livraghi and Jacopo Zurlo interviewed by Luciana Rota, to Luca Rolandi, Enzo Pennone, Sergio Giuntini, Claudio Gregori, Ennio Buongiovanni and Antonio Raimondi. The meeting will be moderated by La Cro.S.S. president Andrea Bienati. As scheduled, period films will be shown: Coppi, Bartali and the bicycle and Totò at the Giro d'Italia.

During the conference, the II Marco Cassani Prize will be awarded, the unforgettable editor-in-chief of La Gazzetta dello Sport for Olympic Sports and, in particular, a leading figure in basketball and athletics, will be awarded to the actor Giovanni Soldani and the director Umberto Zanoletti for the theatrical monologue INVASION OF THE FIELD - Stories of numbers on the jersey and on the skin, Arpàd Weisz, Matthias Sindelar, the Kiev bakers' team: champions in the sports chronicles of the 1930s, made to disappear by the terrible events of the last century.

La.Cro.S.S. : is a non-profit association, founded in 2016 with the aim of bringing together the areas of information and sports history research. On the one hand the area of sports journalism, on the other that of sports historians. In fact, in a specific field such as sport, without reporters there would be no historians, since most of the sources through which sport history is made (in the absence of archives or in their dispersion over time) are drawn from specialised papers. Only a narrowly academic vision, when not snobbish, had until now prevented the encounter between these two worlds, which La Cro.S.S. aims to merge organically, while still ensuring - always - the quality and seriousness of its in-depth study and its sports-historical dissemination.

The Association deploys its action through the organisation/promotion of conventions, conferences, debates, studies, research and promotional courses, with particular attention paid to the younger generations, schools, universities and sports associations. This is an ambitious project, but one that can certainly be pursued with the support of all those resources and energies of which the widespread sporting universe is rich. (Info: