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1920 Giro d'Italia

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Dates  23 May – 6 June
Distance  2,632 km (1,635 mi)
Winner  Gaetano Belloni (ITA)
Stages  8
Winning time  102h 44' 33"
Second  Angelo Gremo (ITA)
1920 Giro d'Italia

The 1920 Giro d'Italia was the 8th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 23 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 348 km (216 mi) to Turin, finishing back in Milan on 6 June after a 421 km (262 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 2,632 km (1,635 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Gaetano Belloni of the Bianchi team. Second and third respectively were Italian Angelo Gremo and Frenchman Jean Alavoine.

Contents

Of the 49 riders who started the race only 10 crossed the finish line in Milan.

Participants

Of the 49 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 23 May, ten of them made it to the finish in Milan on 6 June. Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team. There were three teams that competed in the race: Bianchi-Pirelli, Legnano-Pirelli, and Stucchi-Pirelli .

The peloton was almost completely composed of Italians. The field featured two former Giro d'Italia champions in the three-time winner Carlo Galetti and returning champion Costante Girardengo. Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Angelo Gremo, Giovanni Gerbi, and Giovanni Rossignoli. Frenchman Jean Alavoine who had some high placings in the Tour de France, along with the successful Belgian cyclist Marcel Buysse started the race.

Stage results

In stage 8, the sprint was disrupted when a horse got on the track, and all nine cyclists in the first group were declared winner. These nine cyclists were, in alphabetical order:

  • Ugo Agostoni
  • Jean Alavoine
  • Gaetano Belloni
  • Marcel Buysse
  • Nicola Di Biase
  • Angelo Gremo
  • Emilio Petiva
  • Giovanni Rossignoli
  • Enrico Sala
  • General classification

    There were ten cyclists who had completed all ten stages. For these cyclists, the times they had needed in each stage was added up for the general classification. The cyclist with the least accumulated time was the winner.

    References

    1920 Giro d'Italia Wikipedia


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