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VICINI ALLE NUVOLE - Book presentation with Magro & Greg

By now Il Magro and Greg are regular guests, or rather, hosts at Sartoria Ciclistica. Friday 31 March at 18:30 we are pleased to have them again with us for the presentation of their new book dedicated to the great climbers of modern cycling, "Vicini alle Nuvole".


«It is not a ranking of the best climbers - explains Magrini - but a selection of riders that we have met, seen and told about. The book contains what I saw with my own eyes first as a runner, then as sports director and then as a technical commentator, and what made Luca's eyes shine as a kid and which he then commented on with me. So we tell from Marco Pantani to Tadej Pogacar, from Alberto Contador to Lucien Van Impe, passing through Vincenzo Nibali, Chris Froome, Giovanni Battaglin, Claudio Chiappucci, Mikel Landa, Michele Scarponi, Julian Alaphilippe, Remco Evenenepoel just to name a few».

«Ours - adds Gregorio - was an arbitrary and personal choice. Of heart and taste. In short, we have tried to write an engaging book in which the personalities of champions who have made uphill history intertwine, but also stories in which the man emerges before the runner». The two authors tell us how the book was born: «The driving force behind it all was Sky's colleague Alessandro Bonan who, with a farsighted vision, created the Storie di Sport series for Hoepli Editore. We accepted their invitation and, as happens to us during the commentary we have been doing together since 2018, we had fun writing it, remembering it, digging it, telling stories».