1950 Giro d'Italia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1950 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 24 May - 13 June
Stages 18
Distance 3,981 km (2,474 mi)
Winning time 117h 28' 03" (33.816 km/h or 21.012 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Hugo Koblet (SUI) (Guerra)
Second  Gino Bartali (ITA) (Bartali)
Third  Alfredo Martini (ITA) (Taurea)

Mountains  Hugo Koblet (SUI) (Guerra)
Team Fréjus
1949
1951

The 1950 Giro d'Italia was the 33rd edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The Giro started off in Milan on 24 May with a 225 km (139.8 mi) individual time trial and concluded in Salsomaggiore Terme with a 230 km (142.9 mi) relatively flat mass-start stage on 13 June. Fifteen teams entered the race, which was won by Swiss Hugo Koblet of the Guerra team. Second and third respectively were Italians Gino Bartali and Alfredo Martini.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 15 teams were invited to participate in the 1950 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of seven riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 105 cyclists. Out of the 105 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 75 riders made it to the finish in Rome.

The 15 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Atala
  • Ganna
  • Fréjus
  • Bottecchia
  • Viscontea
  • Cimatti
  • Helyett
  • Arbos
  • Benotto
  • Guerra

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage results[2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 24 May Milan to Salsomaggiore Terme 225 km (140 mi) Plain stage  Oreste Conte (ITA)  Oreste Conte (ITA)
2 25 May Salsomaggiore Terme to Florence 245 km (152 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Martini (ITA)  Fritz Schär (SUI)
3 26 May Florence to Livorno 148 km (92 mi) Plain stage  Olimpio Bizzi (ITA)  Fritz Schär (SUI)
4 27 May Livorno to Genoa 216 km (134 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)  Fritz Schär (SUI)
5 28 May Genoa to Turin 245 km (152 mi) Plain stage  Franco Franchi (ITA)  Fritz Schär (SUI)
6 29 May Turin to Locarno 220 km (137 mi) Plain stage  Hugo Koblet (SUI)  Fritz Schär (SUI)
7 31 May Locarno to Brescia 293 km (182 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Luciano Maggini (ITA)  Alfredo Martini (ITA)
8 1 June Brescia to Vicenza 214 km (133 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
9 2 June Vicenza to Bolzano 272 km (169 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gino Bartali (ITA)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
3 June Rest day
10 4 June Bolzano to Milan 294 km (183 mi) Plain stage  Mario Fazio (ITA)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
11 5 June Milan to Ferrara 251 km (156 mi) Plain stage  Adolfo Leoni (ITA)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
12 6 June Ferrara to Rimini 144 km (89 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
13 7 June Rimini to Arezzo 244 km (152 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Luciano Maggini (ITA)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
14 8 June Arezzo to Perugia 185 km (115 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Fritz Schär (SUI)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
9 June Rest day
15 10 June Perugia to L'Aquila 185 km (115 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
16 11 June L'Aquila to Campobasso 203 km (126 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
17 12 June Campobasso to Naples 167 km (104 mi) Plain stage  Annibale Brasola (ITA)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
18 13 June Naples to Rome 230 km (143 mi) Plain stage  Oreste Conte (ITA)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
Total 3,981 km (2,474 mi)

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[2]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Hugo Koblet (SUI) Pink jersey Guerra 117h 28' 03"
2  Gino Bartali (ITA) Bartali + 5' 12"
3  Alfredo Martini (ITA) Taurea + 8' 41"
4  Ferdi Kübler (SUI) Fréjus + 8' 45"
5  Luciano Maggini (ITA) Taurea + 10' 49"
6  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) Wilier-Triestina + 12' 14"
7  Silvio Pedroni (ITA) Fréjus + 13' 07"
8  Luciano Pezzi (ITA) Atala + 14' 34"
9  Giulio Bresci (ITA) Bottecchia + 18' 08"
10  Pietro Giudici (ITA) Cimatti + 20' 05"

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)[2]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Hugo Koblet (SUI) Pink jersey Guerra  ?
2  Gino Bartali (ITA) Bartali  ?
3  Vittorio Rossello (ITA) Taurea  ?


References[edit]

  1. ^ "El suizo Koblet" [The Swiss Koblet] (in Spanish). Rome, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 14 June 1950. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Bill and Carol McGann. "1950 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Retrieved 2012-07-10.