1948 Giro d'Italia

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1948 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 15 May - 6 June
Stages 19
Distance 4,164 km (2,587 mi)
Winning time 124h 51' 52" (33.116 km/h or 20.577 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) (Wilier Triestina)
Second  Ezio Cecchi (ITA) (Cimatti)
Third  Giordano Cottur (ITA) (Wilier Triestina)

Mountains  Fausto Coppi (ITA) (Bianchi)
Team Wilier Triestina
1947
1949

The 1948 Giro d'Italia was the 31st edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 15 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 190 km (118 mi) to Turin, finishing back in Milan on 6 June after a 231 km (144 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 4,164 km (2,587 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Fiorenzo Magni of the Wilier Triestina team, with fellow Italians Ezio Cecchi and Giordano Cottur coming in second and third respectively.[1][2][3][4]

Teams[edit]

A total of 11 teams were invited to participate in the 1948 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of seven riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 77 cyclists. Out of the 105 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 44 riders made it to the finish in Milan.

The eleven teams participated in this edition of the Giro d'Italia:

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage results[5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Race Leader
1 15 May Milan to Turin 190 km (118 mi) Plain stage  Giordano Cottur (ITA)  Giordano Cottur (ITA)
2 16 May Turin to Genoa 226 km (140 mi) Plain stage  Mario Ricci (ITA)  Giordano Cottur (ITA)
3 17 May Genoa to Parma 243 km (151 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Luciano Maggini (ITA)  Giordano Cottur (ITA)
4 18 May Parma to Viareggio 266 km (165 mi) Plain stage  Luigi Casola (ITA)  Giordano Cottur (ITA)
19 May Rest day
5 20 May Viareggio to Siena 165 km (103 mi) Plain stage  Adolfo Leoni (ITA)  Giordano Cottur (ITA)
6 21 May Siena to Rome 256 km (159 mi) Plain stage  Luigi Casola (ITA)  Giordano Cottur (ITA)
7 22 May Rome to Pescara 230 km (143 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)  Giordano Cottur (ITA)
8 23 May Pescara to Bari 347 km (216 mi) Plain stage  Adolfo Leoni (ITA)  Giordano Cottur (ITA)
24 May Rest day
9 25 May Bari to Naples 306 km (190 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Nedo Logli (ITA)  Vito Ortelli (ITA)
10 26 May Naples to Fiuggi 184 km (114 mi) Plain stage  Italo De Zan (ITA)  Vito Ortelli (ITA)
11 27 May Fiuggi to Perugia 265 km (165 mi) Plain stage  Désiré Keteleer (BEL)  Vito Ortelli (ITA)
28 May Rest day
12 29 May Perugia to Florence 169 km (105 mi) Plain stage  Oreste Conte (ITA)  Vito Ortelli (ITA)
13 30 May Florence to Bologna 194 km (121 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Bruno Pasquini (ITA)  Vito Ortelli (ITA)
14 31 May Bologna to Udine 278 km (173 mi) Plain stage  Oreste Conte (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
15 1 June Udine to Auronzo di Cadore 125 km (78 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vincenzo Rossello (ITA)  Ezio Cecchi (ITA)
2 June Rest day
16 3 June Auronzo di Cadore to Cortina d'Ampezzo 90 km (56 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)  Ezio Cecchi (ITA)
17 4 June Cortina d'Ampezzo to Trento 160 km (99 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
18 5 June Trento to Brescia 239 km (149 mi) Plain stage  Elio Bertocchi (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
19 6 June Brescia to Milan 231 km (144 mi) Plain stage  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
Total 4,164 km (2,587 mi)

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[5]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) Pink jersey Wilier Triestina 125h 51' 52"
2  Ezio Cecchi (ITA) Cimatti + 11"
3  Giordano Cottur (ITA) Wilier Triestina + 2' 37"
4  Vito Ortelli (ITA) Atala s.t.
5  Primo Volpi (ITA) Arbos + 8' 24"
6  Angelo Brignole (ITA) Arbos + 9' 14"
7  Giulio Bresci (ITA) Wilier Triestina + 9' 17"
8  Gino Bartali (ITA) Legnano + 11' 52"
9  Serafino Biagioni (ITA) Viani Cral Imperia + 15' 05"
10  Alfredo Martini (ITA) Wilier Triestina + 18' 22"

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 (1–3)[5]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Bianchi  ?
2  Ezio Cecchi (ITA) Cimatti  ?
3  Gino Bartali (ITA) Legnano  ?

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–5)
Team Time
1 Wilier Triestina
2 Arbos
3 Legnano
4 Viani Grai Imperia
5 Benotto

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