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1926 Giro d'Italia

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Dates  15 May – 6 June
Distance  3,249.7 km (2,019 mi)
Winner  Giovanni Brunero (ITA)
Stages  12
Winning time  137h 55' 59"
Second  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
1926 Giro d'Italia

The 1926 Giro d'Italia was the 14th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 15 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 275 km (171 mi) to Turin, finishing back in Milan on 6 June after a 288 km (179 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 3,249.7 km (2,019 mi). The race was won by the Giovanni Brunero of the Legnano team. Second and third respectively were the Italian riders Alfredo Binda and Arturo Bresciani.

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Participants

Of the 206 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 15 May, 40 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 six teams that competed in the race: Berrenttini, Ganna, Legnano, Météore, Olympia, and Wolsit. Eighteen of the 206 riders were on a team.

The peloton was primarily composed of Italians. The field featured two former Giro d'Italia champions in two-time winners Costante Girardengo and Giovanni Brunero, 1924 winner Giuseppe Enrici, and returning champion Alfredo Binda. Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Giovanni Rossignoli and Angelo Gremo.

General classification

There were 40 cyclists who had completed all twelve 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

1926 Giro d'Italia Wikipedia


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