1940 Giro d'Italia

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1940 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 17 May - 9 June
Stages 20
Distance 3,574 km (2,221 mi)
Winning time 107h 31' 10" (33.240 km/h or 20.654 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Fausto Coppi (ITA) (Legnano)
Second  Enrico Mollo (ITA) (Fréjus)
Third  Giordano Cottur (ITA) (Lygie)

Mountains  Gino Bartali (ITA) (Legnano)
Team Gloria
1939
1946

The 1940 Giro d'Italia was the 28th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 17 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 180 km (112 mi) to Turin, finishing back in Milan on 9 June after a 180 km (112 mi) stage and total total distance covered of 3,574 km (2,221 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Fausto Coppi of the Legnano team, with fellow Italians Enrico Mollo and Giordano Cottur coming in second and third respectively.

It was won by Fausto Coppi, at his first participation. Coppi, who was 20-years-old at the time, is still the youngest winner of the Giro.

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage results[1]
Stage Date Course Distance Type[Notes 1] Winner Race Leader
1 17 May Milan to Turin 180 km (112 mi) Plain stage  Olimpio Bizzi (ITA)  Olimpio Bizzi (ITA)
2 18 May Turin to Genoa 226 km (140 mi) Plain stage  Pierino Favalli (ITA)  Osvaldo Bailo (ITA)
3 19 May Genoa to Pisa 188 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Diego Marabelli (ITA)  Osvaldo Bailo (ITA)
4 20 May Pisa to Grosseto 154 km (96 mi) Plain stage  Adolfo Leoni (ITA)  Pierino Favalli (ITA)
5 21 May Grosseto to Rome 224 km (139 mi) Plain stage  Adolfo Leoni (ITA)  Pierino Favalli (ITA)
22 May Rest day
6 23 May Rome to Naples 238 km (148 mi) Plain stage  Glauco Servadei (ITA)  Pierino Favalli (ITA)
7 24 May Naples to Fiuggi 178 km (111 mi) Plain stage  Walter Generati (ITA)  Pierino Favalli (ITA)
8 25 May Fiuggi to Terni 183 km (114 mi) Plain stage  Olimpio Bizzi (ITA)  Enrico Mollo (ITA)
9 26 May Terni to Arezzo 183 km (114 mi) Plain stage  Primo Volpi (ITA)  Enrico Mollo (ITA)
10 27 May Arezzo to Florence 91 km (57 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Olimpio Bizzi (ITA)  Enrico Mollo (ITA)
28 May Rest day
11 29 May Florence to Modena 184 km (114 mi) Plain stage  Fausto Coppi (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
12 30 May Modena to Ferrara 199 km (124 mi) Plain stage  Adolfo Leoni (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
13 31 May Ferrara to Treviso 125 km (78 mi) Plain stage  Olimpio Bizzi (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
14 1 June Treviso to Abbazia (Now Opatija,Croatia) 215 km (134 mi) Plain stage  Glauco Servadei (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
15 2 June Abbazia to Trieste 179 km (111 mi) Plain stage  Mario Vicini (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
3 June Rest day
16 4 June Trieste to Pieve di Cadore 202 km (126 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Mario Vicini (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
17 5 June Pieve di Cadore to Ortisei 110 km (68 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gino Bartali (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
6 June Rest day
18 7 June Ortisei to Trento 186 km (116 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Glauco Servadei (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
19 8 June Trento to Verona 149 km (93 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gino Bartali (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
20 9 June Verona to Milan 180 km (112 mi) Plain stage  Adolfo Leoni (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
Total 3,574 km (2,221 mi)

General classification[edit]

There were 47 cyclists who had completed all twenty 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)[1][2]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Pink jersey Legnano 107h 31' 10"
2  Enrico Mollo (ITA) Olympia + 2' 40"
3  Giordano Cottur (ITA) Lygie + 11' 45"
4  Mario Vicini (ITA) Bianchi + 16' 27"
5  Severino Canavesi (ITA) Gloria + 16' 50"
6  Ezio Cecchi (ITA) Gloria + 22' 30"
7  Walter Generati (ITA) Gloria + 25' 03"
8  Giovanni De Stefanis (ITA) Dop. Azzini Bamberg + 27' 50"
9  Gino Bartali (ITA) Legnano + 46' 09"
10  Settimio Simonini (ITA) U.S. Azzini-Universal + 48' 37"

Mountains classification[edit]

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

Final mountains classification (1–9)[1][3]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Gino Bartali (ITA) Legnano 25
2  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Pink jersey Legnano 21
3  Enrico Mollo (ITA) Olympia 13
4  Ezio Cecchi (ITA) Gloria 13
5  Mario Vicini (ITA) Bianchi 12
6  Giordano Cottur (ITA) Lygie 7
 Primo Volpi (ITA) U.S. Azzini-Universal
8  Giovanni De Stefanis (ITA) Dop. Azzini Bamberg 5
9  Diego Marabelli (ITA) GS Battisti-Aquilano 2
 Walter Diggelmann (ITA) Olympia

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.[1][4] If a team had fewer than three riders finish, they were not eligible for the classification.[1][4]

Final team classification (1–6)[1][4]
Rank Team Time
1 Gloria 306h 14' 23"
2 Legnano + 1h 51' 40"
3 Bianchi + 3h 30' 57"
4 Gerbi + 3h 32' 44"
5 Olympia + 3h 33' 18"
6 Lygie + 5h 03' 30"

Groups classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–4)[4]
Rank Team Time
1 U.S. Azzini-Universal 327h 34' 59"
2 Cicli Viscontea[Notes 2] + 16' 41"
3 Dopolavoro Az. Vismara + 33' 41"
4 G.S. Battisti-Aquilano + 1h 15' 37"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 1940, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the tenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth stages included major mountains.
  2. ^ Cicli Viscontea was also known as Comando Generale M.V.S.N. or M.V.S.N.-Viscontea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bill and Carol McGann. "1940 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Con la vittoria d'un nuovo "asso,,: Fausto Coppi e con l'irresistibile volata di Adolfo Leoni il 28 Giro d'Italia ha avuto epilogo all'Arena" [With the victory of a new "ace,: Fausto Coppi and the irresistible sprinter Adolfo Leoni on the 28th Tour of Italy had epilogue Arena]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). Milan, Italy. 10 June 1940. p. 1. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gino Bartali vince il Gran Pr. della Montagna "Martini e Rossi"" [Gino Bartali won the Mountains Classification "Martini and Rossi"]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). Milan, Italy. 10 June 1940. p. 2. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "L'ultima tappa in una immensa cornice di folla e la vittoria di Leoni" [The final step in a huge frame of the crowd and the victory of Leoni]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). Milan, Italy. 10 June 1940. p. 2. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.