1905 Giro di Lombardia

The 1905 Giro di Lombardia was the 1st edition of the Giro di Lombardia, a classic one-day cycle race organised by La Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy. The single day event was held on 12 November 1905.[1][2][3] It was won by Italian Giovanni Gerbi of the Maino team.

1905 Giro di Lombardia
Race details
Dates12 November
Stages1
Distance230.5 km (143.2 mi)
Winning time9h 13' 52"
Results
  Winner  Giovanni Gerbi (ITA) (Maino)
  Second  Giovanni Rossignoli (ITA) (Bianchi)
  Third  Luigi Ganna (ITA) (Rudge-Whitworth)
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The raceEdit

The race started with 55 riders. Giovanni Gerbi made his winning move at a railroad crossing.[4] He jumped up the crossing and back onto the course and rode ahead, while a few riders behind crashed. Gerbi stretched his advantage to forty minutes. Of the riders that began the race, 12 finished the course.[citation needed]

ResultsEdit

Final results (1-10)[1][2]
Rank Cyclist Team Time
1   Giovanni Gerbi (ITA) Maino 11h 04' 15"
2   Giovanni Rossingoli (ITA) Bianchi + 40' 11"
3   Luigi Ganna (ITA) Rudge-Whitworth + 40' 46"
4   Carlo Galetti (ITA) s.t.
5   Carlo Mairani (ITA) + 1h 32' 08"
6   Alfredo Jacarossi (ITA) Rudge-Whitworth + 1h 33' 08"
7   Battista Danesi (ITA) s.t.
8   Andrea Massironi (ITA) Rudge-Whitworth + 1h 42' 08"
9   Luigi Mori (ITA) + 1h 43' 08"
10   Gualtiero Farina (ITA) Bianchi + 1h 46' 08"

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ a b McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1905 Giro di Lombardia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Il giro di Lombardia" [The Tour of Lombardy]. La Stampa (in Italian). Editrice La Stampa. 13 November 1905. p. 3. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Il giro ciclistico di Lombardia" [The Cycling Tour of Lombardy]. La Stampa (in Italian). Editrice La Stampa. 9 November 1905. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  4. ^ Richard Pestes (11 October 2011). "Lombardia 1905: Gerbi The "Red Devil"". PezCycling News. Pez. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2012.