May 12, 2012 Posted by admin Postwar Years and Legacy Gino Bartali’s 1948 Tour de France bicycle. Gino Bartali’s 1948 Tour de France “maillot jaune” or his yellow victor’s jersey. For much of his career as a cyclist, Gino Bartali captained the cycling team sponsored by Legnano, a popular bicycle manufacturer in Italy. Giulio Andreotti, secretary to prime minister Alcide De Gasperi, Christian Democrat deputy and future prime Minister of Italy, presents Gino Bartali and his teammates with a gift during the 1948 Tour de France celebrations. Memorial Medallion of Gino Bartali in the Church of the Cyclists. Madonna del Ghisallo, “the Church of the Cyclists”, in Magreglio stands near Lake Como and is frequently on the route of the Giro D’Italia. The busts of Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi stand out front. The Ponte a Ema cemetery where Gino Bartali played as a boy and where he is buried alongside his family members. A painting of Gino Bartali on display in the home of Giovanni Corrieri, Bartali’s supporting rider. The “Garden of the Just” in Florence created in 2006 to honor those who helped Jews in Italy during World War II. The first tree in Florence’s “Garden of the Just” was planted to honor the courageous work of Gino Bartali.