Velodromo Maspes Vigorelli
The Vigorelli velodrome was founded in 1935. The idea of a semi-covered velodrome is owing to Giuseppe Vigorelli, a Milanese entrepreneur. The Vigorelli immediately became a prestigious reference point for the sporting passion of the population of Milan. Its smooth flowing track attracts racers from all over the world. It is the site of memorable challenges, world records, championships, it is the arrival point of important on-road races, the Giro d'Italia, the Giro di Lombardia and the Trofeo Baracchi. During the summer of 1944, during World War II, fire bombs rained down on Milan. The Vigorelli was hit and the track was destroyed. It would later be re-built in 1945. In its over sixty years of history, the Vigorelli has also hosted many rock concerts. On the 24th of June 1965 the Beatles held their only Italian concert there. After a lengthy decline of the structure which lasted 30 years, the Vigorelli reopened, completely restored on the 10th of April 1977.