1951 Giro d'Italia

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1951 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 19 May - 10 June
Stages 20
Distance 4,153 km (2,581 mi)
Winning time 121h 11' 37" (34.217 km/h or 21.261 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) (Ganna)
Second  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL) (Girardengo)
Third  Ferdinand Kübler (SUI) (Fréjus)

Mountains  Louis Bobet (FRA) (Bottecchia)
Team Taurea
1950
1952

The 1951 Giro d'Italia was the 34th edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The Giro started off in Milan on 19 May with a 202 km (125.5 mi) flat stage and concluded back in Milan with a 172 km (106.9 mi) relatively flat mass-start stage on 10 June. Fourteen teams entered the race, which was won by Italian Fiorenzo Magni of the Ganna team. Second and third respectively were Belgian Rik Van Steenbergen and Swiss rider Ferdinand Kübler.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

A total of 14 teams were invited to participate in the 1951 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of seven riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 98 cyclists. Out of the 98 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 75 riders made it to the finish in Milan.

The 14 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Ganna
  • Benotto
  • Bianchi
  • Fréjus
  • Arbos
  • Stucchi
  • Guerra
  • Wilier
  • Girardengo

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage results[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Race Leader
1 19 May Milan to Turin 202 km (126 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
2 20 May Turin to Alassio 202 km (126 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
3 21 May Alassio to Genoa 252 km (157 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Rodolfo Falzoni (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
4 22 May Genoa to Florence 265 km (165 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Guido De Santi (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
5 23 May Florence to Perugia 192 km (119 mi) Plain stage  Pietro Giudici (ITA)  Fritz Schär (SUI)
24 May Rest day
6 25 May Perugia to Terni 81 km (50 mi) Individual time trial  Fausto Coppi (ITA)  Fritz Schär (SUI)
7 26 May Terni to Rome 290 km (180 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Angelo Menon (ITA)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
8 27 May Rome to Naples 234 km (145 mi) Plain stage  Luigi Casola (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
9 28 May Naples to Foggia 181 km (112 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giovanni Corrieri (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
10 29 May Foggia to Pescara 311 km (193 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Minardi (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
30 May Rest day
11 31 May Pescara to Rimini 246 km (153 mi) Plain stage  Serafino Biagioni (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
12 1 June Rimini to San Marino 24 km (15 mi) Individual time trial  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)
13 2 June Rimini to Bologna 249 km (155 mi) Plain stage  Luciano Maggini (ITA)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
14 3 June Bologna to Brescia 220 km (137 mi) Plain stage  Adolfo Leoni (ITA)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
15 4 June Brescia to Venice 188 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
16 5 June Venice to Trieste 182 km (113 mi) Plain stage  Luciano Frosini (ITA)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
6 June Rest day
17 7 June Trieste to Cortina d'Ampezzo 255 km (158 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Louis Bobet (FRA)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
18 8 June Cortina d'Ampezzo to Bolzano 242 km (150 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
19 9 June Bolzano to Sankt Moritz (Switzerland) 166 km (103 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
20 10 June Sankt Moritz (Switzerland) to Milan 172 km (107 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
Total 4,153 km (2,581 mi)

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[3]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) Pink jersey Ganna 121h 11' 37"
2  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL) Girardengo + 1' 46"
3  Ferdi Kübler (SUI) Fréjus + 2' 36"
4  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Bianchi + 4' 04"
5  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA) Taurea + 4' 07"
6  Hugo Koblet (SUI) Guerra + 6' 05"
7  Louis Bobet (FRA) Bottecchia + 13' 07"
8  Arrigo Padovan (ITA) Atala + 14' 41"
9  Vincenzo Rossello (ITA) Taurea + 14' 49"
10  Gino Bartali (ITA) Bartali + 21' 12"

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)[3]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Louis Bobet (FRA) Bottecchia  ?
2  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Bianchi  ?
3  Alfredo Pasotti (ITA) Wilier  ?

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1)[3]
Rank Team Time
1 Taurea ?

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magni gana la Vuelta a Italia" [Magni wins the Tour of Italy] (in Spanish). Milan, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 11 June 1951. p. 2. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fiorenzo Magni ha vinto il Giro" [Fiorenzo Magni has won the Tour] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian) (Editrice La Stampa). 11 June 1951. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bill and Carol McGann. "1951 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-10.