|Dates 24 May - 15 June|
Distance 3,843 km (2,388 mi)
Winner Fausto Coppi (ITA)
Winning time 115h 55' 07"
Second Gino Bartali (ITA)
The 1947 Giro d'Italia was the 30th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 24 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 190 km (118 mi) to Turin, finishing back in Milan on 15 June after a 278 km (173 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 3,843 km (2,388 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Fausto Coppi of the Bianchi team, with fellow Italians Gino Bartali and Giulio Bresci coming in second and third respectively.
A total of twelve teams entered the 1947 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of seven riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 84 cyclists. Out of the 84 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 50 riders made it to the finish in Milan.
The teams entering the race were:
The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider – wore a pink jersey. This classification is the most important of the race, and its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro.
In the mountains classification, the race organizers selected different mountains that the route crossed and awarded points to the riders who crossed them first.
The winner of the team classification was determined by adding the finish times of the best three cyclists per team together and the team with the lowest total time was the winner. If a team had fewer than three riders finish, they were not eligible for the classification.
The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.