1909 Milan–San Remo

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1909 Milan–San Remo
Race details
Dates4 April 1909
Stages1
Distance286.7 km (178.1 mi)
Winning time9h 32' 00"
Results
  Winner  Luigi Ganna (Italy) (Atala-Dunlop)
  Second  Emile Georget (France) (independent)
  Third  Giovanni Cuniolo (Italy) (Rudge Whitworth-Pirelli)
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The third running of the Milan–San Remo cycling classic was held on 4 April 1909. The race was won by Luigi Ganna, the first Italian to win Milan–San Remo. 104 riders started the race; 57 finished.[1]

Summary[edit]

The success of foreign riders in the two previous editions had made the race gain popularity. For the first time, more than a hundred starters signed up. 104 riders, of which 20 Belgians and French, were at the start in Milan just before six in the morning. It was a cold day and rain had made the unpaved pre-war roads very muddy.[2]

Luigi Ganna had broken away on the Passo del Turchino, before half-race, and was subsequently joined and dropped by Emile Georget and Giovanni Cuniolo.[2] In Savona, Georget took a wrong way – he said a clerk signalled him in the wrong direction – and was passed by Ganna who powered on solo to San Remo. At the finish, Ganna, a former bricklayer, was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd and became the first Italian winner of Milan–San Remo. Georget finished second at 3 minutes, Cuniolo third at 18 minutes. For the first time, the speed average exceeded 30 km/h.[2]

Results[edit]

Rider Team Time
1 Italy Luigi Ganna Atala-Dunlop 9h 32' 00"
2 France Emile Georget + 3' 00"
3 Italy Giovanni Cuniolo Rudge Whitworth-Pirelli + 18' 00"
4 Belgium Cyrille van Hauwaert Alcyon-Dunlop s.t.
5 Italy Giovanni Gerbi Bianchi-Dunlop + 21' 00"
6 Luxembourg François Faber Alcyon-Dunlop + 22' 00"
7 Italy Carlo Galetti Rudge Whitworth-Pirelli + 26' 00"
8 Italy Vincenzo Borgarello Peugeot-Wolber + 30' 00"
9 France Omer Beaugendre Alcyon-Dunlop + 38' 30"
10 Italy Mario Pesce + 43' 30"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1909 Milano - San Remo. 3rd edition: Sunday, April 4". bikeraceinfo.com. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "4 aprile 1909 - Milano-Sanremo". museociclismo.it (in Italian). Retrieved 27 February 2016.