1954 Giro d'Italia

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1954 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 21 May - 13 June
Stages 22
Distance 4,337 km (2,695 mi)
Winning time 129h 13' 07" (33.563 km/h or 20.855 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Carlo Clerici (SUI) (Welter)
Second  Hugo Koblet (SUI) (Cilo)
Third  Nino Assirelli (ITA) (Arbos)

Mountains  Fausto Coppi (ITA) (Bianchi)
Team Girardengo
1953
1955

The 1954 Giro d'Italia was the 37th edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The Giro started off in Palermo on 21 May with a 36 km (22.4 mi) team time trial and concluded in Milan with a 222 km (137.9 mi) relatively flat mass-start stage on 13 June. Fifteen teams entered the race, which was won by Swiss Carlo Clerici of the Welter team. Second and third respectively were Swiss rider Hugo Koblet and Italian Nino Assirelli.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

A total of 15 teams were invited to participate in the 1954 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 67 riders made it to the finish in Milan.[3]

The 15 teams that took part in the race were:[3][4][5]

  • Arbos
  • Atala
  • Bartali
  • Bianchi
  • Bottecchia
  • Clement
  • Doniselli
  • Fréjus
  • Girardengo
  • Guerra
  • Ideor
  • Ignis
  • Legnano
  • Locomotif
  • Nivea
  • Torpado

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage results[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Race Leader
1 21 May Palermo 36 km (22 mi) Team time trial Bianchi  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
2 22 May Palermo to Taormina 280 km (174 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Minardi (ITA)  Giuseppe Minardi (ITA)
3 23 May Reggio Calabria to Catanzaro 172 km (107 mi) Plain stage  Nino Defilippis (ITA)  Giuseppe Minardi (ITA)
4 24 May Catanzaro to Bari 352 km (219 mi) Plain stage  Angelo Conterno (ITA)  Giuseppe Minardi (ITA)
25 May Rest day
5 26 May Bari to Naples 279 km (173 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Gerrit Voorting (NED)
6 27 May Naples to L'Aquila 252 km (157 mi) Plain stage  Carlo Clerici (SUI)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
7 28 May L'Aquila to Rome 150 km (93 mi) Plain stage  Giorgio Albani (ITA)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
8 29 May Rome to Chianciano Terme 195 km (121 mi) Plain stage  Giovanni Pettinati (ITA)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
9 30 May Chianciano Terme to Florence 180 km (112 mi) Plain stage  Giovanni Corrieri (ITA)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
10 31 May Florence to Cesenatico 211 km (131 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Pietro Giudici (ITA)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
11 1 June Cesenatico to Abetone 230 km (143 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Mauro Gianneschi (ITA)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
12 2 June Abetone to Genoa 251 km (156 mi) Plain stage  Hilaire Couvreur (BEL)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
13 3 June Genoa to Turin 211 km (131 mi) Plain stage  Wout Wagtmans (NED)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
14 4 June Turin to Brescia 240 km (149 mi) Plain stage  Annibale Brasola (ITA)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
5 June Rest day
15 6 June Gardone Riviera to Riva del Garda 42 km (26 mi) Individual time trial  Hugo Koblet (SUI)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
16 7 June Riva del Garda to Abano Terme 131 km (81 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
17 8 June Abano Terme to Padua 105 km (65 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
18 9 June Padua to Grado 177 km (110 mi) Plain stage  Adolfo Grosso (ITA)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
19 10 June Grado to San Martino di Castrozza 247 km (153 mi) Plain stage  Wout Wagtmans (NED)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
20 11 June San Martino di Castrozza to Bolzano 152 km (94 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
21 12 June Bolzano to Saint Moritz (Switzerland) 222 km (138 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
22 13 June Saint Moritz (Switzerland) to Milan 222 km (138 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Carlo Clerici (SUI)
Total 4,337 km (2,695 mi)

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[3][6][7]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Carlo Clerici (SUI) Pink jersey Guerra 129h 13' 7"
2  Hugo Koblet (SUI) Guerra + 24' 16"
3  Nino Assirelli (ITA) Arbos + 26' 28"
4  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Bianchi + 31' 17"
5  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA) Atala + 33' 09"
6  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) Nivea + 34' 01"
7  Gerrit Voorting (NED) Locomotief + 35' 05"
8  Pasquale Fornara (ITA) Bottecchia + 36' 21"
9  Fritz Schär (SUI) Guerra + 40' 51"
10  Angelo Conterno (ITA) Fréjus + 41' 07"

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. The first rider over the mountain received three points, while the second rider received one point.[8]

Final mountains classification (1–8)[3][8]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Bianchi 6
2  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA) Atala 5
3  Primo Volpi (ITA) Arbos 3
 Mauro Gianneschi (ITA) Arbos
 Vincenzo Rossello (ITA) Nivea
 Angelo Conterno (ITA) Fréjus
7  Pasquale Fornara (ITA) Bottecchia 2
8  Gerrit Voorting (NED) Locomotief 1
 Adolfo Grosso (ITA) Atala
 Nino Defilippis (ITA) Torpado
 Jesus Loroño (ESP) Ideor

Gran premio traguardi volanti[edit]

In the gran premio traguardi volanti classification points were awarded at designated sprint locations throughout each stage's route and at the stage finishes.[7] Points were awarded to the first three riders to pass through the assigned point: first received five points, second received three points, and third received one point.[7]

Final Gran premio traguardi volanti classification (1–8)[6][7]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL) Girardengo 113
2  Rino Benedetti (ITA) Legnano 45
3  Giorgio Albani (ITA) Legnano 42
4  Guido De Santi (ITA) Bottecchia 29
5  Adolfo Grosso (ITA) Atala 25
6  Giovanni Pettinati (ITA) Torpado 20
7  Giovanni Corrieri (ITA) Bartali 19
8  Renzo Soldani (ITA) Doniselli 18
 Hilaire Couvreur (BEL) Girardengo
 Renato Ponzini (ITA) Arbos

Gran premio traguardi volanti team classification[edit]

Final Gran premio traguardi volanti team classification (1–4)[6]
Rank Team Points
1 Girardengo 150
2 Legnano 121
3 Bottecchia 71
4 Arbos 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dos suizos y un belga" [Two Swiss and a Belgian] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 14 June 1954. p. 1. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dos suizos y un belga" [Two Swiss and a Belgian] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 14 June 1954. p. 6. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Bill and Carol McGann. "1954 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Fausto Coppi al comando della classifica dopo la prima tappa del Giro d'Italia" [Fausto Coppi leading the standings after the first stage of the Tour of Italy] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian) (Editrice La Stampa). 22 May 1954. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Attilio Camoriano (22 May 1954). "La Bianchi vince la tappa a cronometro e il "campionissimo,, si veste già di rosa" [The Bianchi won the time trial stage and the "champion" is already pink dress] (PDF). l'Unità (in Italian) (PCI). p. 5. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "I distacchi dalla maglia rosa" [The distances from the pink jersey] (PDF). Stampa Sera (in Italian) (Editrice La Stampa). 14 June 1954. p. 5. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d Attilio Camoriano (14 June 1954). "A Carlo Clerici il 37 Giro ciclistico d'Italia" [A Carlo Clerici 37th Cycling Tour of Italy] (PDF). l'Unità (in Italian) (PCI). p. 4. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Koblet 1 a Saint Moritz" [Koblet 1st in Saint Moritz] (PDF). Stampa Sera (in Italian) (Editrice La Stampa). 12 June 1954. p. 9. Retrieved 27 May 2012.