1957 Giro d'Italia

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1957 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 18 May - 9 June
Stages 21
Distance 3,926.7 km (2,440 mi)
Winning time 104h 45' 06" (37.488 km/h or 23.294 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Gastone Nencini (ITA) (Leo-Chlorodont)
Second  Louison Bobet (FRA) (Bobet-BP-Hutchinson)
Third  Ercole Baldini (ITA) (Legnano)

Mountains  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) (Saint Raphaël)
Team Legnano
1956
1958

The 1957 Giro d'Italia was the 40th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The Giro started in Milan, on 18 May, with a 191 km (118.7 mi) stage and concluded in Milan, on 9 June, with a 257 km (159.7 mi) leg. A total of 120 riders from 15 teams entered the 21-stage race, which was won by Italian Gastone Nencini of the Leo-Chlorodont team. The second and third places were taken by Frenchman Louison Bobet and Italian Ercole Baldini, respectively.

This 40th edition was won by the Italian Gastone Nencini.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 15 teams were invited to participate in the 1957 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of eight riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 120 cyclists. Out of the 120 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 79 riders made it to the finish in Milan.[2]

The 15 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Asborno
  • Atala
  • Bianchi
  • Bif
  • Bottecchia
  • Carpano
  • Chlorodont
  • Cora
  • Faema
  • Ignis
  • Legnano
  • Mercier
  • San Pellegrino
  • Torpado
  • VRP

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage results[2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Race Leader
1 18 May Milan to Verona 191 km (119 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
2 19 May Verona to Bosco Chiesanuova 28 km (17 mi) Individual time trial  Charly Gaul (LUX)  Charly Gaul (LUX)
3 20 May Verona to Ferrara 169 km (105 mi) Plain stage  Miguel Poblet (ESP)  Louis Bobet (FRA)
4 21 May Ferrara to Cattolica 190 km (118 mi) Plain stage  André Vlayen (BEL)  Louis Bobet (FRA)
5 22 May Cattolica to Loreto 235 km (146 mi) Plain stage  Alessandro Fantini (ITA)  Louis Bobet (FRA)
6 23 May Loreto to Terni 175 km (109 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Wout Wagtmans (NED)  Louis Bobet (FRA)
7 24 May Terni to Pescara 221 km (137 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antonin Rolland (FRA)  Louis Bobet (FRA)
8 25 May Pescara to Naples 250 km (155 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vito Favero (ITA)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
9 26 May Naples to Frascati 220 km (137 mi) Plain stage  Miguel Poblet (ESP)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
10 27 May Rome to Siena 227 km (141 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Miguel Poblet (ESP)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
11 28 May Siena to Montecatini Terme 230 km (143 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
29 May Rest day
12 30 May Montecatini to Forte dei Marmi 58 km (36 mi) Individual time trial  Ercole Baldini (ITA)  Louis Bobet (FRA)
13 31 May Forte dei Marmi to Genoa 163 km (101 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Bruno Monti (ITA)  Louis Bobet (FRA)
14 1 June Genoa to Saint-Vincent 235 km (146 mi) Plain stage  Mario Baroni (ITA)  Antonin Rolland (FRA)
15 2 June Saint-Vincent to Sion (Switzerland) 134 km (83 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Louis Bobet (FRA)  Louis Bobet (FRA)
16 3 June Sion (Switzerland) to Campo dei Fiori 229 km (142 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Sabbadin (ITA)  Charly Gaul (LUX)
17a 4 June Varese to Como 82 km (51 mi) Plain stage  Alessandro Fantini (ITA)  Charly Gaul (LUX)
17b Como to Como 34 km (21 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Charly Gaul (LUX)
5 June Rest day
18 6 June Como to Monte Bondone 242 km (150 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Miguel Poblet (ESP)  Gastone Nencini (ITA)
19 7 June Trento to Levico Terme 199 km (124 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Charly Gaul (LUX)  Gastone Nencini (ITA)
20 8 June Levico Terme to Abano Terme 157 km (98 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Gastone Nencini (ITA)
21 9 June Abano Terme to Milan 257 km (160 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)  Gastone Nencini (ITA)
Total 3,926.7 km (2,440 mi)

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[2][3][4]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Gastone Nencini (ITA) Pink jersey Chlorodont 104h 45' 06"
2  Louis Bobet (FRA) Mercier + 19"
3  Ercole Baldini (ITA) Legnano + 5' 59"
4  Charly Gaul (LUX) Faema-Guerra + 7' 31"
5  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) Mercier + 17' 28"
6  Miguel Poblet (ESP) Ignis-Doniselli + 19' 49"
7  Raymond Impanis (BEL) Cora-Elvé + 21' 06"
8  Pasquale Fornara (ITA) Bif-Clement + 24' 16"
9  Wout Wagtmans (NED) ERG-Girardengo + 24' 29"
10  Antonin Rolland (FRA) Mercier + 27' 29"

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 (1–10)[2][3]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) Mercier 56
2  Charly Gaul (LUX) Faema-Guerra 38
3  Louis Bobet (FRA) Mercier 36
4  Miguel Poblet (ESP) Ignis-Doniselli 25
5  Gastone Nencini (ITA) Pink jersey Chlorodont 20
6  Ercole Baldini (ITA) Legnano 19
7  Guido Carlesi (ITA) Bottecchia-Gripo 13
8  Emilio Bottecchia (ESP) Bottecchia-Gripo 10
 Alfredo Sabbadin (ITA) San Pellegrino
10  Antonin Rolland (FRA) Mercier 7

Traguardi volanti classification[edit]

Final Traguardi volanti classification (1–5)[3][4]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL) Cora-Elvé 36
2  Guido Carlesi (ITA) Bottecchia-Gripo 21
3  Emilio Bottecchia (ESP) Bottecchia-Gripo 18
4  Bam (ITA) Bottecchia 15
5  Mario Tosato (ITA) Torpado 13
 Arrigo Padovan (ITA) Atala
7  Miguel Poblet (ESP) Ignis-Doniselli 11
 Cleto Maule (ITA) Torpado
 Armando Pellegrini (ITA) Faema
10  Alessandro Fantini (ITA) Atala 8
 Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) Mercier

Trofeo de Velodromos classification[edit]

Final trofeo de velodromos classification (1–10)[4][5]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Miguel Poblet (ESP) Ignis-Doniselli 17
2  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL) Cora-Elvé 13
3  Vito Favero (ITA) Bianchi 6
4  Wout Wagtmans (NED) ERG-Girardengo 5
 Antonin Rolland (FRA) Mercier
 Bruno Monti (ITA) Bianchi
7  Alessandro Fantini (ITA) Atala 4
8  Ugo Massocco (ITA) Legnano 3
 Arrigo Padovan (ITA) Atala
10  Nino Defilippis (NED) Bianchi 1
 Nello Fabbri (ITA) Legnano
 Edgard Sorgeloos (BEL) Cora-Elvé
 Cleto Maule (ITA) Torpado

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–10)[5][4]
Rank Team Points
1 Legnano 953
2 Atala 1132
3 Francia 1161
4 Hollandia 1178
5 Botecchia 1180
6 Faema 1216
7 Torpado 1270
8 Cora 1283
9 Bif 1476
10 Chlorodont 1483

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final Apoteótico Del "Giro" En Milan" [Final apoteótico the "Giro" In Milan] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 10 June 1957. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bill and Carol McGann. "1957 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  3. ^ a b c "Trionfo di Nencini Nel 40 "Giro"" [Triumph of Nencini In 40 "Tour"] (PDF). l'Unità (in Italian) (PCI). 10 June 1957. p. 3. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Final Apoteótico Del "Giro" En Milan" [Final apoteótico the "Giro" In Milan] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 10 June 1957. p. 7. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "El Italiano Nencini, Vencedor Absoluto" [The Italian Nencini, Absolute Winner] (PDF). Los Sitios de Gerona (in Spanish) (Publicacions de l'Ajuntament de Girona). 11 June 1957. p. 9. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.