1932 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||14 May – 5 June|
|Distance||3,235 km (2,010 mi)|
|Winning time||105h 42' 41" (30.59 km/h or 19.01 mph)|
|Winner||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)||(Wolsit)|
|Second||Jef Demuysere (BEL)||(Ganna)|
|Third||Remo Bertoni (ITA)||(Gloria)|
The 1932 Giro d'Italia was the 20th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 14 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 207 km (129 mi) to Vicenza, finishing back in Milan on 5 June after a 271 km (168 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 3,235 km (2,010 mi). The race was won by the Antonio Pesenti of the Wolsit team. Second and third respectively were the Belgian Jef Demuysere and Italian Remo Bertoni.
It was one of the last participations of Costante Girardengo, 39 years old, who classified second in the first stage, but then ritired during the fifth stage. The 47-year-old age Giovanni Gerbi, nicknamed "the Red Devil", also took part, but also didn't succeed in concluding the race.
Of the 109 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 14 May, 66 of them made it to the finish in Milan on 5 June. Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team. There were ten teams that competed in the race: Atala-Hutchinson, Bianchi-Pirelli, France Sport-Pirelli, Ganna-Dunlop, Gloria-Hutchinson, Ilva-Pirelli, Legnano-Hutchinson, Maino-Clément, Olympia-Superga, and Wolsit-Hutchinson.
The peloton was primarily composed of Italians. The field featured four former Giro d'Italia champions in four-time winner Alfredo Binda, two-time champion Costante Girardengo, 1920 winner Gaetano Belloni, and reigning winner Francesco Camusso. Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Learco Guerra, Giovanni Gerbi, Felice Gremo, and Domenico Piemontesi. The reigning winner of the Tour de France, Frenchman Antonin Magne, raced started the Giro, along with Belgian Jef Demuysere who finished second at the 1931 Tour de France.
|Stage||Date||Course||Distance||Type[Notes 1]||Winner||Race Leader|
|1||14 May||Milan to Vicenza||207 km (129 mi)||Plain stage||Learco Guerra (ITA)||Learco Guerra (ITA)|
|2||15 May||Vicenza to Udine||183 km (114 mi)||Plain stage||Hermann Buse (GER)||Hermann Buse (GER)|
|3||17 May||Udine to Ferrara||225 km (140 mi)||Plain stage||Fabio Battesini (ITA)||Hermann Buse (GER)|
|4||18 May||Ferrara to Rimini||215 km (134 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Learco Guerra (ITA)||Hermann Buse (GER)|
|5||20 May||Rimini to Teramo||286 km (178 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)||Hermann Buse (GER)|
|6||22 May||Teramo to Lanciano||220 km (137 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Learco Guerra (ITA)||Hermann Buse (GER)|
|7||24 May||Lanciano to Foggia||280 km (174 mi)||Plain stage||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)|
|8||26 May||Foggia to Naples||217 km (135 mi)||Plain stage||Learco Guerra (ITA)||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)|
|9||28 May||Naples to Rome||265 km (165 mi)||Plain stage||Learco Guerra (ITA)||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)|
|10||30 May||Rome to Florence||321 km (199 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Ettore Meini (ITA)||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)|
|11||1 June||Florence to Genoa||276 km (171 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Remo Bertoni (ITA)||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)|
|12||3 June||Genoa to Turin||267 km (166 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Ettore Meini (ITA)||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)|
|13||5 June||Turin to Milan||271 km (168 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Learco Guerra (ITA)||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)|
|Total||3,235 km (2,010 mi)|
There were 66 cyclists who had completed all thirteen 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.
|1||Antonio Pesenti (ITA)||Wolsit||105h 42' 41"|
|2||Jef Demuysere (BEL)||Ganna||+ 11' 09"|
|3||Remo Bertoni (ITA)||Legnano||+ 12' 27"|
|4||Learco Guerra (ITA)||Maino||+ 16' 34"|
|5||Kurt Stöpel (GER)||Atala||+ 17' 21"|
|6||Michele Mara (ITA)||Bianchi||+ 17' 34"|
|7||Alfredo Binda (ITA)||Legnano||+ 19' 27"|
|8||Luigi Barral (ITA)||Olympia||+ 25' 01"|
|9||Felice Gremo (ITA)||Legnano||+ 27' 24"|
|10||Renato Scorticati (ITA)||Olympia||+ 37' 56"|
- In 1932, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the fourth, fifth, sixth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth stages included major mountains.
- Bill and Carol McGann. "1932 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-10.