1935 Giro d'Italia

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1935 Giro d'Italia
Giro Italia 1935-map.png
Race Route
Race details
Dates 18 May – 9 June
Stages 18, including two split stages
Distance 3,577 km (2,223 mi)
Winning time 113h 22' 46" (31.363 km/h or 19.488 mph)
Winner  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA) (Maino)
Second  Giuseppe Martano (ITA) (Fréjus)
Third  Giuseppe Olmo (ITA) (Bianchi)

Mountains  Gino Bartali (ITA) (Fréjus)
Team Fréjus

The 1935 Giro d'Italia was the 23rd edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 18 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 165 km (103 mi) to Cremona, finishing back in Milan on 9 June after a 290 km (180 mi) stage and total total distance covered of 3,577 km (2,223 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Vasco Bergamaschi of the Maino team, with fellow Italians Giuseppe Martano and Giuseppe Olmo coming in second and third respectively.[1]

This Giro saw the last participation of Alfredo Binda and the first of Gino Bartali, then 20 years old, who won the mountains classification.


Of the 101 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 18 May,[2] 62 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; 55 riders competed as part of a team, while the remaining 46 competed independently.[2] There were eight teams that competed in the race: Bianchi, Dei, Fréjus, Gloria, Helyett, Legnano, and Maino.

The peloton was primarily composed of Italians.[3] The field featured seven former Giro d'Italia champions in five-time winner Alfredo Binda, two-time chapmion Costante Girardengo, and single race winners, Francesco Camusso, Luigi Marchisio, Antonio Pesenti, Learco Guerra, and Vasco Bergamaschi.[2][3] Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Giuseppe Olmo, Raffaele Di Paco, Remo Bertoni, and Domenico Piemontesi.[2][3] French cyclist and two-time Tour de France champion André Leducq entered the Giro d'Italia for the first time in his career.[2][3] Other notable non-Italian riders included: Maurice Archambaud, Jef Demuysere, and René Vietto.[3]

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage results[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type[Notes 1] Winner Race Leader
1 18 May Milan to Cremona 165 km (103 mi) Plain stage  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
2 19 May Cremona to Mantua 175 km (109 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Domenico Piemontesi (ITA)  Domenico Piemontesi (ITA)
3 20 May Mantua to Rovigo 162 km (101 mi) Plain stage  Learco Guerra (ITA)  Domenico Piemontesi (ITA)
4 21 May Rovigo to Cesenatico 140 km (87 mi) Plain stage  Learco Guerra (ITA)  Walter Fantini (ITA)
5a 22 May Cesena to Riccione 35 km (22 mi) History.gif Individual time trial  Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)  Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)
5b Riccione to Portocivitanova 136 km (85 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Folco (ITA)  Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)
23 May Rest day
6 24 May Portocivitanova to L'Aquila 171 km (106 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gino Bartali (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
7 25 May L'Aquila to Lanciano 146 km (91 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Learco Guerra (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
8 26 May Lanciano to Bari 308 km (191 mi) Plain stage  Learco Guerra (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
27 May Rest day
9 28 May Bari to Naples 333 km (207 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
29 May Rest day
10 30 May Naples to Rome 250 km (155 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Learco Guerra (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
11 31 May Rome to Florence 317 km (197 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
1 June Rest day
12 2 June Florence to Montecatini Terme 134 km (83 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
13a 3 June Montecatini Terme to Lucca 99 km (62 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  René Debenne (FRA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
13b Lucca to Viareggio 55 km (34 mi) History.gif Individual time trial  Maurice Archambaud (FRA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
14 4 June Viareggio to Genoa 172 km (107 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
5 June Rest day
15 6 June Genoa to Cuneo 148 km (92 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
16 7 June Cuneo to Asti 91 km (57 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
17 8 June Asti to Turin 250 km (155 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
18 9 June Turin to Milan 290 km (180 mi) Plain stage  Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)
Total 3,577 km (2,223 mi)

General classification[edit]

There were 62 cyclists who had completed all eighteen 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)[3][4]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA) Pink jersey Maino 113h 22' 46"
2  Giuseppe Martano (ITA) Fréjus + 3' 07"
3  Giuseppe Olmo (ITA) Gloria + 6' 12"
4  Learco Guerra (ITA) Maino + 7' 22"
5  Maurice Archambaud (FRA) Dei + 9' 19"
6  Remo Bertoni (ITA) Legnano + 9' 46"
7  Gino Bartali (ITA) Fréjus + 9' 46"
8  Ezio Cecchi (ITA) Gloria + 16' 01"
9  Augusto Introzzi (ITA) Gloria + 16' 03"
10  Ambrogio Morelli (ITA) + 17' 01"

Mountains classification[edit]

In the mountains classification, the race organizers selected different mountains that the route crossed and awarded points to the riders who crossed them first.

Final mountains classification (1–5)[3]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Gino Bartali (ITA) Fréjus 44
2  Remo Bertoni (ITA) Legnano 28
3  Mario Cipriani (ITA) Fréjus 14
4  Franceco Camusso (ITA) Legnano 9
5  Giuseppe Martano (ITA) Fréjus 9

Team classification[edit]

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.[4] If a team had fewer than three riders finish, they were not eligible for the classification.[4]

Final team classification (1–6)[4]
Rank Team Time
1 Fréjus 340h 54' 42"
2 Maino + 9' 35"
3 Dei + 16' 35"
4 Gloria + 25' 58"
5 Legnano + 27' 30"
6 Helyett + 2h 22' 39"


  1. ^ In 1935, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the stages 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13a, 14, 15, and 17 included major mountains.


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  4. ^ a b c d "L'epilogo del Giro d'Italia" [The end of the Tour of Italy]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). Milan, Italy. 10 June 1935. p. 6. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.