1929 Giro d'Italia

The 1929 Giro d'Italia was the 17th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 19 May in Rome with a stage that stretched 235 km (146 mi) to Naples, finishing in Milan on 9 June after a 216 km (134 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 2,920 km (1,814 mi). The race was won by the Alfredo Binda of the Legnano team. Second and third respectively were the Italian riders Domenico Piemontesi and Leonida Frascarelli.[1]

1929 Giro d'Italia
Race Route
Race Route
Race details
DatesMay 19 – June 9
Stages14
Distance2,920 km (1,814 mi)
Winning time107h 18' 24s
Results
  Winner  Alfredo Binda (ITA) (Legnano)
  Second  Domenico Piemontesi (ITA) (Legnano)
  Third  Leonida Frascarelli (ITA) (Ideor)

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ParticipantsEdit

Of the 166 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 19 May, 99 of them made it to the finish in Milan on 9 June. Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team. There were eight teams that competed in the race: Bianchi-Pirelli, Gloria-Hutchinson, Ideor-Pirelli, Legnano-Hutchinson, Maino-Clément, Prina-Pirelli, Touring-Pirelli, and Wolsit-Hutchinson.[2]

The peloton was primarily composed of Italians.[2] Alfredo Binda, a three-time winner and reigning champion, came in as the favorite to win the race.[2] Outside of Binda, the field featured only one other Giro d'Italia winner in Gaetano Belloni who won the 1920 running.[2] Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Giuseppe Pancera, Antonio Negrini, and Domenico Piemontesi.[2]

Final standingsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage results[2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type[Notes 1] Winner Race Leader
1 19 May Rome to Naples 235 km (146 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Gaetano Belloni (ITA)   Gaetano Belloni (ITA)
2 21 May Naples to Foggia 185 km (115 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)   Gaetano Belloni (ITA)
3 23 May Foggia to Lecce 282 km (175 mi)   Plain stage   Alfredo Binda (ITA)   Gaetano Belloni (ITA)
4 25 May Lecce to Potenza 270 km (168 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
5 27 May Potenza to Cosenza 264 km (164 mi)   Plain stage   Alfredo Binda (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
6 29 May Cosenza to Salerno 295 km (183 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
7 31 May Salerno to Formia 220 km (137 mi)   Plain stage   Alfredo Binda (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
8 2 June Formia to Rome 198 km (123 mi)   Plain stage   Alfredo Binda (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
9 3 June Rome to Orvieto 120 km (75 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
10 4 June Orvieto to Siena 150 km (93 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Mario Bianchi (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
11 5 June Siena to La Spezia 192 km (119 mi)   Plain stage   Alfredo Dinale (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
12 7 June La Spezia to Parma 135 km (84 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Domenico Piemontesi (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
13 8 June Parma to Alessandria 152 km (94 mi)   Plain stage   Mario Bianchi (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
14 9 June Alessandria to Milan 216 km (134 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Alfredo Dinale (ITA)   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
Total 2,920 km (1,814 mi)

General classificationEdit

There were 99 cyclists who had completed all fourteen 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.

Final general classification (1–10)[2][3]
Rank Name Team Time
1   Alfredo Binda (ITA) Legnano 107h 18' 24"
2   Domenico Piemontesi (ITA) Bianchi + 3' 44"
3   Leonida Frascarelli (ITA) Ideor + 5' 04"
4   Antonio Negrini (ITA) Maino + 6' 36"
5   Luigi Giacobbe (ITA) Maino + 8' 43"
6   Allegro Grandi (ITA) Bianchi + 12' 52"
7   Giuseppe Pancera (ITA) La Rafale + 14' 44"
8   Alfonso Piccin (ITA) Bianchi + 15' 29"
9   Michele Orecchia (ITA) La Rafale + 15' 33"
10   Ambrogio Morelli (ITA) Gloria-Hutchinson + 16' 29"

Junior rider classificationEdit

Final junior rider classification (1–5)[3]
Rank Name Team Time
1   Leonida Frascarelli (ITA) Ideor 107h 23' 28"
2   Allegro Grandi (ITA) Bianchi + 7' 48"
3   Michele Orecchia (ITA) La Rafale + 10' 29"
4   Albino Binda (ITA) Legnano + 13' 27"
5   Alessandro Catalani (ITA) Wolsit + 24' 12"

Independent rider classificationEdit

Final independent rider classification (1–5)[3]
Rank Name Time
1   Ambrogio Morelli (ITA) 107h 34' 33"
2   Felice Gremo (ITA) + 2' 10"
3   Carlo Rovida (ITA) + 3' 58"
4   Pietro Mori (ITA) + 5' 23"
5   Michele Mara (ITA) + 8' 23"

ReferencesEdit

Footnotes
  1. ^ In 1929, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the first, second, fourth, sixth, seventh, ninth, tenth, twelfth, and fourteenth stages included major mountains.
Citations
  1. ^ "Ciclismo" [Cycling]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). Milan, Italy. 10 May 1929. Archived from the original on 2018-08-09. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Bill and Carol McGann. "1929 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
  3. ^ a b c "Alfredo Binda ha vinto per la quarta volta il Giro d'Italia" [Alfredo Binda won the Giro d'Italia for the fourth time]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). Milan, Italy. 10 June 1929. p. 1. Archived from the original on 22 April 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
Bibliography
  • Alberto Minazzi (June 1929). "Il XVII Giro d'Italia" [The 17th Tour of Italy]. Lo Sport Fascista (in Italian). Vol. 2 no. 6. pp. 101–4. Archived from the original on 2018-08-09. Retrieved 7 July 2013.