|Pier Bergonzi, outstanding writer, sommelier for passion, gourmet by nature and deputy director of Gazzetta dello Sport, the most popular italian sport daily, will be soon honored with the Radicchio d’Oro Award at the splendid Teatro Accademico in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.
Bergonzi made numerous publications on cycling and on sport in general, including “Pantani, a tragic hero”, the novel, “L’ultimo gregario”, dedicated to legendary cyclist Fausto Coppi. Recently Bergonzi has edited the books celebrating the centenary of the Giro d’Italia.
He has been attending several times at the New York Marathon and, on a bicycle, in the Marathon of the Dolomites.
Bergonzi won’t be the only one to be awarded. The very unique event will be a tribute to outstanding figures of the information, literature, entertainment, music and wine production. Between them the great music composer Massimo Scattolin, the Italian restoration entrepreneur Famiglia Alajmo; Italian National Television RAISAT President Carlo Freccero, the Writer and TV author Elena Polidori. Gruppo sportivo Fiamme Gialle remarkable Association that excels in several sports, the soccer guru manager Giuseppe Marotta. and of course the Consorzio Ristoranti del Radicchio, unstoppable promoter of ‘the king of the night’ red radicchio