Giro d'Italia: Italian chapel that's a shrine to cycling's heroes

Updated 0942 GMT (1742 HKT) July 18, 2017

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Story highlights

  • Church of Madonna del Ghisallo a shrine to cyclists
  • Chapels sits atop famous climb from Lake Como
  • Giro d'Italia runs from May 5 to May 28

(CNN)If you're an art lover you've probably paid your dues at places like the Louvre in Paris, the Guggenheim in New York, or Amsterdam's Van Gogh museum.

However, if you're a cycling fan you've got your work cut out to reach a shrine that commemorates the sport's history and pays tribute to its fallen riders.
Rather than religious icons, every inch of wall space of the tiny church of Madonna del Ghisallo above Lake Com