For Luigi Celora, a man, a symbol. An afternoon dedicated to cycling today at the Textile Museum of Busto Arsizio, created by the municipality and ASQ Servizi. From 4 pm, in fact, activities such as gymkhanas, bicycle-themed games and workshops were put in place.
At 6 pm, the naming ceremony of the Cycling Museum, which is located in the Embroidery room at the Textile Museum, to Luigi Celora. Attending the event, obviously, the councilor for Sport Maurizio Artusa who recalled how much Luigi Celora gave to the city of Busto Arsizio. But not only him, the MEP Isabella Tovaglieri and Laura Rogora, president of the city council, the councilor for education Daniela Cerana and the councilors Simone Orsi, who is also the president of the budget committee, and Gigi Farioli.
The commissioner then passed the floor to Laura Rogora, president of the city council of Busto and former councilor for Sport, who recalled: “in this symbolic place today we remember a man who is himself a symbol. I have clear memories of Luigi since I was a young athlete passionate about cycling, I read his interventions and the bicycle entered more and more into my life. Just as when he made me discover the treasures arranged with obsessive care in his cellar “symbols of a historic cycling”, he said, that I had to know to better appreciate our sport, to understand what was behind the sacrifice of those athletes, to drink at the Source and draw life lessons. All this brings together this place, the essence of sport as an event to increase the expression of a civil coexistence, where respect for others has prevailed but also by those who are stronger. “
Then the words said by his daughter, Mariagrazia Celora: «I have to thank and if I think of my father, I immediately quote him, because he would have started“ a dutiful thanks to the civic administration, to his sports friends and not present here ”. I wanted to start like this in order to have his presence here even more and then thanks, to those who thought of this naming, to those who carried it forward and above all thanks for the tight deadline with which this took place. “.
And what cycling was for his father: “Anyone who knew dad knows what cycling was for him, it wasn’t just love, just passion, it was a reason for life. Cycling gave him that strength to go on, when he talked about cycling he was another person: he was brave, he was strong, which I assure you was not like that in life. So this museum was his second home for him. ” finally, the moved memory of when he accompanied him to the museum the last time: «Only the last time he came here, did he want to enter and reopen after the summer closure, he climbed that staircase and stayed there for an hour. He was excited, he was tired and when I accompanied him down I saw that he turned around, he looked at the staircase, greeted his friends and in a whisper he said “goodbye”. Yes, it was the last time he came here. He came home, he cried, I had never seen my father cry like that. But then after an hour he called me, he reassured me and said “I’m happy, I’m fine, because I know that I have many friends who have the love, heart and passion for this sport. They will keep it alive, as well as the museum, and I have a city that I know will make the Cycling Museum a part of the history of the city “” a dream come true.CopyAMP code
To conclude the inauguration, the delivery of the book on the life of Vincenzo Torriani, by the latter’s sons, Gianni and Marco, to Mariagrazia Celora and the plaque affixed outside the museum of the title.