To live in Magreglio, Italy, as do the makers of Ghisallo wood rims, is to be constantly reminded of the close association of cycling and the Catholic Church. At the nearby summit lies the quaint chapel of Madonna del Ghisallo, chock full of cycling artifacts. This is the home of the patron saint of cycling.
If you visit this lovely, alpine area (50km north of Milan) stop by the chapel. If you’re fortunate to meet the priest, ask about the Sanctuary Medallion. This quaint badge is meant to be fastened around a bicycle top tube (1″ only) as a good luck charm. The medallion reads “The Madonna will protect you.” The Madonna and child in the center are encircled by a chainring and chain. To either side are an inscription and an image of the Chapel. Since many of you did not pick up a medallion during your visit or not yet traveled there, we sell them on our store.Read more →