1952 Giro d'Italia

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1952 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 17 May - 8 June
Stages 20
Distance 3,964 km (2,463 mi)
Winning time 114h 36' 43" (34.560 km/h or 21.475 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Fausto Coppi (ITA) (Bianchi)
Second  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) (Ganna)
Third  Ferdinand Kübler (SUI) (Fiorelli)

Mountains  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) (Bianchi)
Team Bianchi - Pirelli
1951
1953

The 1952 Giro d'Italia was the 35th edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The Giro started off in Milan on 17 May with a 217 km (134.8 mi) flat stage and concluded back in Milan with a 147 km (91.3 mi) relatively flat mass-start stage on 8 June. Sixteen teams entered the race, which was won by Italian Fausto Coppi of the Bianchi team. Second and third respectively were Italian Fiorenzo Magni and Swiss rider Ferdinand Kübler.[1][2][3]

Teams[edit]

A total of 16 teams were invited to participate in the 1952 Giro d'Italia.[4] Each team sent a squad of seven riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 112 cyclists.[4] Out of the 112 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 98 riders made it to the finish in Milan.[5]

The 16 teams that took part in the race were:[4]

  • Ganna
  • Bartali
  • Legnao
  • Atala
  • Garin
  • Benotto
  • Fiorelli
  • Fréjus
  • Guerra
  • Arbos
  • Welter
  • Nilux
  • Bianchi
  • Girardengo
  • Bottecchia
  • Torpado

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage results[5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Race Leader
1 17 May Milan to Bologna 217 km (135 mi) Plain stage  Giorgio Albani (ITA)  Giorgio Albani (ITA)
2 18 May Bologna to Montecatini Terme 197 km (122 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Angelo Conterno (ITA)  Angelo Conterno (ITA)
3 19 May Montecatini Terme to Siena 205 km (127 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
4 20 May Siena to Rome 250 km (155 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Désiré Keteleer (BEL)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
21 May Rest day
5 22 May Rome to Rocca di Papa 35 km (22 mi) Individual time trial  Fausto Coppi (ITA)  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)
6 23 May Rome to Naples 23 km (14 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)
7 24 May Naples to Roccaraso 140 km (87 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giorgio Albani (ITA)  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)
8 25 May Roccaraso to Ancona 224 km (139 mi) Plain stage  Rino Benedetti (ITA)  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)
9 26 May Ancona to Riccione 250 km (155 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)
10 27 May Riccione to Venezia 285 km (177 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
28 May Rest day
11 29 May Venezia to Bolzano 276 km (171 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
12 30 May Bolzano to Bergamo 226 km (140 mi) Plain stage  Oreste Conte (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
13 31 May Bergamo to Como 143 km (89 mi) Plain stage  Alfredo Pasotti (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
14 1 June Erba to Como 65 km (40 mi) Individual time trial  Fausto Coppi (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
15 2 June Como to Genoa 247 km (153 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Minardi (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
16 3 June Genoa to Sanremo 141 km (88 mi) Plain stage  Annibale Brasola (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
4 June Rest day
17 5 June Sanremo to Cuneo 190 km (118 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
18 6 June Cuneo to Saint-Vincent 190 km (118 mi) Plain stage  Pasquale Fornara (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
19 7 June Saint-Vincent to Verbania 298 km (185 mi) Plain stage  Fritz Schär (SUI)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
20 8 June Verbania to Milan 147 km (91 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
Total 3,964 km (2,463 mi)

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[5][6]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Pink jersey Bianchi 114h 36' 43"
2  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) Ganna + 9' 18"
3  Ferdinand Kübler (SUI) Fiorelli + 9' 24"
4  Donato Zampini (ITA) Benotto + 10' 29"
5  Gino Bartali (ITA) Bartali + 10' 33"
6  Stan Ockers (BEL) Girardengo + 10'58"
7  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA) Atala + 14' 30"
8  Hugo Koblet (SUI) Guerra + 14' 38"
9  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) Bianchi + 16' 44"
10  Giorgio Albani (ITA) Legnano + 18' 14"

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 (1–4)[7]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) Bianchi 31
2  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Pink jersey Bianchi 28
3  Gino Bartali (ITA) Bartali 23
4  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA) Atala 16

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1-3)[8]
Rank Team Time
1 Bianchi 344h 56' 35"
2 Bottecchia + 4' 25"
3 Legnano + 11' 24"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coppi Vencedor De La Vuelta A Italia" [Coppi the Winner of the Tour of Italy] (in Spanish). Milan, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 9 June 1952. p. 6. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Trionfo di Coppi nel Giro" [Triumph of Coppi in the Giro] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian) (Editrice La Stampa). 9 June 1952. p. 5. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1952_06/19520609_0004.pdf&query=
  4. ^ a b c "Lo schieramento in corsa" [The deployment in the running]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 17 May 1952. p. 6. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Bill and Carol McGann. "1952 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Classifica Generale" [General Classification]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 9 June 1952. p. 1. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Scalata in comitiva dei valichi alpini e vittoria di Schaer al traguardo di Verbania" [Climbing in a group of Alpine passes and Schaer victory at the finish line of Verbania] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian) (Editrice La Stampa). 8 June 1952. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Classifica a squadre" [Team Classification]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 9 June 1952. p. 10. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013.