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87th Giro d'Italia: a bit of History
 
By Fabio
Date: 11/9/2003
87th Giro d'Italia: a bit of History
 


Giro d'Italia: Historical Database - Details and Tidbits
(Source: Almanacco del Ciclismo - Courtesy Cycling4all.com)


* Youngest Giro winner: Fausto Coppi (Ita) - 1940 (20 years, 8 months, 25 days)

* Eldest Giro winner: Fiorenzo Magni (Ita) - 1955 (35 years)

* Most stage wins in a single edition: Alfredo Binda (Ita) - 1927: 12 wins

* Most times on the podium: Felice Gimondi (3 wins - 2-time second placed; 4-time third place getter)

* Fastest ever Giro: 1983 (winner: Giuseppe Saronni - av. speed: 38.937 km/h)

* Fastest ever stage: May 17, 1997: (winner : Mario Cipollini - av. speed: 48.521 km/h)

* Most starters: 1928 (298 riders)

* Fewest starters: 1912 (56 riders)

* Most finishers: 1994 (143 riders)

* Fewest finishers: 1914 (8 riders) .

* Longest ever Giro: 1954 (4,337 km.)

* Shortest ever Giro: 1909 (2,448 km.)

* Longest ever stage: 1914 (Lucca-Roma 430 km. / winner: Costante Girardengo)

* The 1st EVER GIRO STAGE got underway on May 13, 1909, at 2h53 AM in Piazzale Loreto, Milano.

* The 1st EVER ITT was held in 1933 over a 62-km. distance from Bolonia to Ferrara

* The 1st EVER UPHILL ITT took place in 1935, and went from from Rieti to the Terminillo climb.

* Most Stage Victories:
Mario Cipollini (Ita) - 42 wins
Alfredo Binda (Ita) - 41 wins
Learco Guerra (Ita) - 31 wins
Costante Girardengo (Ita) - 30 wins
Eddy Merckx (Bel) - 25 wins
Giuseppe Saronni (Ita) - 24 wins
Francesco Moser (Ita) - 23 wins
Fausto Coppi (Ita) - 22 wins
Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel) - 22 wins
Franco Bitossi (Ita) - 21 wins
Giuseppe Olmo (Ita) - 20 wins
Miguel Poblet (Spa) - 20 wins

* Most Stages as GC Leader:
Eddy Merckx (Bel) - 77 stages
Alfredo Binda (Ita) - 59 stages
Francesco Moser (Ita) - 57 stages
Gino Bartali (Ita) - 50 stages
Giuseppe Saronni (Ita) - 49 stages
Jacques Anquetil (Fra) - 42 stages
Fausto Coppi (Ita) - 31 stages
Bernard Hinault (Fra) - 31 stages
Miguel Indurain (Spa) - 29 stages
Costante Girardengo (Ita) - 26 stages
Roberto Visentini (Ita) - 26 stages
Felice Gimondi (Ita) - 24 stages
Fiorenzo Magni (Ita) - 24 stages


... and now a "historical look" at the cities of the 2004 Tour of Italy (info courtesy of "Gazzetta dello Sport")

Genoa hosted a stage finish 40 TIMES in the past:

* 1909 Winner: Rossignoli Giovanni (Ita)
* 1910 Winner: Ganna Luigi (Ita)
* 1911 Winner: Borgarello Vincenzo (Ita)
* 1912 Winner: Bordin Lauro (Ita)
* 1913 Winner: Santhiŕ Giuseppe (Ita)
* 1919 Winner: Girardengo Costante (Ita)
* 1923 Winner: Aymo Bartolomeo (Ita)
* 1924 Winner: Aymo Bartolomeo (Ita)
* 1926 Winner: Piemontesi Domenico (Ita)
* 1928 Winner: Binda Alfredo (Ita)
* 1931 Winner: Mara Michele (Ita)
* 1932 Winner: Bertoni Remo (Ita)
* 1933 Winner: Binda Alfredo (Ita)
* 1934 Winner: Guerra Learco (Ita)
* 1935 Winner: Di Paco Raffaele (Ita)
* 1936 Winner: Bini Aldo (Ita)
* 1937 Winner: Valetti Giovanni (Ita)
* 1939 Winner: Bartali Gino (Ita)
* 1940 Winner: Favalli Pierino (Ita)
* 1946 Winner: Bevilacqua Antonio (Ita)
* 1947 Winner: Bartali Gino (Ita)
* 1948 Winner: Ricci Mario (Ita)
* 1949 Winner: Rossello Vincenzo (Ita)
* 1950 Winner: Bevilacqua Antonio (Ita)
* 1951 Winner: Falzoni Rodolfo (Ita)
* 1952 Winner: Minardi Giuseppe (Ita)
* 1953 Winner: Albani Giorgio (Ita)
* 1954 Winner: Couvreur Hilaire (Bel)
* 1955 Winner: Astrua Giancarlo (Ita)
* 1955 Winner: Torbado Team (Ita)
* 1956 Winner: Fantini Alessandro“ (Ita)
* 1956 Winner: Leo Chlorodont Team (Ita)
* 1957 Winner: Monti Bruno (Ita)
* 1959 Winner: Padovan Arrigo (Ita)
* 1961 Winner: Schroeders Willy (Bel)
* 1966 Winner: Anfreoli Severino (Ita)
* 1980 Winner: Moser Francesco (Ita)
* 1985 Winner: Freuler Urs (Swi)
* 1992 Winner: Marie Thierry (Fra)
* 2000 Winner: Gonzalez de Galdeano Alvaro (Spa)

Alba hosted a stage finish 1 TIME in the past:

* 1968 Winner: Reybroeck Guido (Bel)

Spoleto Monte Luco hosted a stage finish 1 TIME in the past:

* 1977 Winner: Beccia Mario (Ita)

Montevergine di Mercogliano hosted a stage finish 2 TIMES in the past:

* 1961 Winner: Desmet Armand (Bel)
* 2001 Winner: Di Luca Danilo (Ita)

Ascoli Piceno hosted a stage finish 4 TIMES in the past:

* 1913 Winner: Canepari Clemente (Ita)
* 1933 Winner: Binda Alfredo (Ita)
* 1938 Winner: Di Paco Raffaele (Ita)
* 1988 Winner: Bontempi Guido (Ita)

Cesena hosted a stage finish 1 TIME in the past:

* 1946 Winner: Bizzi Olimpo (Ita)

Treviso hosted a stage finish 10 TIMES in the past:

* 1927 Winner: Binda Alfredo (Ita)
* 1938 Winner: Di Paco Raffaele (Ita)
* 1940 Winner: Bizzi Olimpo (Ita)
* 1960 Winner: Falaschi Roberto (Ita)
* 1963 Winner: Magnani Franco (Ita)
* 1919 Winner: Adorni Vittorio (Ita)
* 1970 Winner: Merckx Eddy (Bel)
* 1979 Winner: Martinelli Giuseppe (Ita)
* 1984 Winner: Bontempi Guido (Ita)
* 1999 Winner: Gontchar Serguej (Ukr)

Trieste hosted a stage finish 18 TIMES in the past:

* 1919 Winner: Girardengo Costante (Ita)
* 1920 Winner: Belloni Gaetano (Ita)
* 1923 Winner: Girardengo Costante (Ita)
* 1927 Winner: Brunero Giovanni (Ita)
* 1934 Winner: Battesini Fabio (Ita)
* 1938 Winner: Del Cancia Cesare (Bel)
* 1939 Winner: Cottur Giordano (Ita)
* 1940 Winner: Vicini Mario (Ita)
* 1951 Winner: Frosini Luciano (Ukr)
* 1955 Winner: Fantini Alessandro (Ita)
* 1960 Winner: Bruni Dino (Ita)
* 1961 Winner: VanLooy Rick (Bel)
* 1966 Winner: Bariviera Vendramino (Ita)
* 1968 Winner: Reybroeck Guido (Bel)
* 1973 Winner: Basso Marino (Ita)
* 1977 Winner: Gualazzini Ercole (Ita)
* 1981 Winner: Knudsen Knut (Nor)
* 1998 Winner: Zülle Alex (Swi)

Falzes hosted a stage finish 1 TIME in the past:

* 1997 Winner: Rubiera Vigil José Luis (Spa)

Bormio hosted a stage finish 5 TIMES in the past:

* 1953 Winner: Coppi Fausto (Ita)
* 1960 Winner: Gaul Charly (Lux)
* 1961 Winner: Gaul Charly (Lux)
* 1988 Winner: Breukink Erik (Hol)
* 2000 Winner: Simoni Gilberto (Ita)

Milan hosted a stage finish 77 TIMES in the past:

Multiple winners: Mario Cipollini (5 victories), Alfredo Binda (3 victories)

Places hosting a stage finish for the 1st TIME:

* Carovigno
* Civitella in Val di Chiana
* Corno alle Scale
* Fondo Sarnonico
* Pola/Pula
* Pontremoli
* Presolana Pass

Places hosting a stage start for the 1st TIME:

* Civitella in Val di Chiana
* Clusone
* Giffoni Valle Piana
* Novi Ligure
* Parenzo/Porec
* Pontremoli
* San Vendemiamo
* Valmontone

Places hosting the Final Stage of the Tour of Italy - year-by-year list:

* 1909 Milan
* 1910 Milan
* 1911 Rome
* 1912 Milan
* 1913 Milan
* 1914 Milan
* 1919 Milan
* 1920 Milan
* 1921 Milan
* 1922 Milan
* 1923 Milan
* 1924 Milan
* 1925 Milan
* 1926 Milan
* 1927 Milan
* 1928 Milan
* 1929 Milan
* 1930 Milan
* 1931 Milan
* 1932 Milan
* 1933 Milan
* 1934 Milan
* 1935 Milan
* 1936 Milan
* 1937 Milan
* 1938 Milan
* 1939 Milan
* 1940 Milan
* 1946 Milan
* 1947 Milan
* 1948 Milan
* 1949 Monza
* 1950 Rome
* 1951 Milan
* 1952 Milan
* 1953 Milan
* 1954 Milan
* 1955 Milan
* 1956 Milan
* 1957 Milan
* 1958 Milan
* 1959 Milan
* 1960 Milan
* 1961 Milan
* 1962 Milan
* 1963 Milan
* 1964 Milan
* 1965 Florence
* 1966 Trieste
* 1967 Milan
* 1968 Naples
* 1969 Milan
* 1970 Bolzano/Bozen
* 1971 Milan
* 1972 Milan
* 1973 Trieste
* 1974 Milan
* 1975 Stelvio Pass
* 1976 Milan
* 1977 Milan
* 1978 Milan
* 1979 Milan
* 1980 Milan
* 1981 Trieste
* 1982 Turin
* 1983 Udine
* 1984 Verona
* 1985 Lucca
* 1986 Merano/Meran
* 1987 Saint Vincent
* 1988 Vittorio Veneto
* 1989 FIorence
* 1990 Milan
* 1991 Milan
* 1992 Milan
* 1993 Milan
* 1994 Milan
* 1995 Milan
* 1996 Milan
* 1997 Milan
* 1998 Milan
* 1999 Milan
* 2000 Milan
* 2001 Milan
* 2002 Milan
* 2003 Milan
* 2004 Milan

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