1922 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||24 May – 11 June|
|Distance||3,095 km (1,923 mi)|
|Winning time||119h 43' 00"|
|Winner||Giovanni Brunero (ITA)||(Legnano)|
|Second||Bartolomeo Aymo (ITA)||(Legnano)|
|Third||Giuseppe Enrici (ITA)||(Legnano)|
The 1922 Giro d'Italia was the 10th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 24 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 326 km (203 mi) to Padua, finishing back in Milan on 11 June after a 348 km (216 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 3,095 km (1,923 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Giovanni Brunero of the Legnano team. Second and third respectively were the Italian riders Bartolomeo Aymo and Giuseppe Enrici.
Of the 75 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 24 May, fifteen of them made it to the finish in Milan on 11 June. Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team. There were four teams that competed in the race: Bianchi-Salga, Ganna-Dunlop, Legnano-Pirelli, and Maino-Bergougnan.
The peloton was almost completely composed of Italians. The field featured one former Giro d'Italia champion in the 1919 Giro d'Italia winner Costante Girardengo. Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Giovanni Brunero, Bartolomeo Aymo, and Gaetano Belloni.
|Stage||Date||Course||Distance||Type[Notes 1]||Winner||Race Leader|
|1||24 May||Milan to Padua||326 km (203 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Gaetano Belloni (ITA)||Gaetano Belloni (ITA)|
|2||26 May||Padua to Portorose||268 km (167 mi)||Plain stage||Costante Girardengo (ITA)||Gaetano Belloni (ITA)|
|3||28 May||Portorose to Bologna||375 km (233 mi)||Plain stage||Gaetano Belloni (ITA)||Gaetano Belloni (ITA)|
|4||30 May||Bologna to Pescara||367 km (228 mi)||Plain stage||Alfredo Sivocci (ITA)||Bartolomeo Aymo (ITA)|
|5||1 June||Pescara to Naples||267 km (166 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bartolomeo Aymo (ITA)||Bartolomeo Aymo (ITA)|
|6||3 June||Naples to Rome||254 km (158 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Pietro Linari (ITA)||Bartolomeo Aymo (ITA)|
|7||5 June||Rome to Florence||319 km (198 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giovanni Brunero (ITA)||Giovanni Brunero (ITA)|
|8||7 June||Florence to Santa Margherita Ligure||292 km (181 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Luigi Annoni (ITA)||Giovanni Brunero (ITA)|
|9||9 June||Genoa to Turin||277 km (172 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bartolomeo Aymo (ITA)||Giovanni Brunero (ITA)|
|10||11 June||Turin to Milan||348 km (216 mi)||Plain stage||Giovanni Brunero (ITA)||Giovanni Brunero (ITA)|
|Total||3,095 km (1,923 mi)|
There were fifteen cyclists who had completed all ten stages. For these cyclists, the times they had needed in each stage was added up for the general classification. The cyclist with the least accumulated time was the winner.
|1||Giovanni Brunero (ITA)||Legnano||119h 43' 00"|
|2||Bartolomeo Aymo (ITA)||Legnano||+ 12' 29"|
|3||Giuseppe Enrici (ITA)||Legnano||+ 1h 35' 33"|
|4||Alfredo Sivocci (ITA)||Legnano||+ 1h 52' 13"|
|5||Domenico Schierano (ITA)||—||+ 4h 17' 42"|
|6||Pietro Aymo (ITA)||Legnano||+ 5h 28' 58"|
|7||Paride Ferrari (ITA)||Peugeot||+ 6h 14' 55"|
|8||Nicola Di Biase (ITA)||—||+ 8h 39' 36"|
|9||Romolo Lazzaretti (ITA)||—||+ 10h 28' 45"|
|10||Dino Bertolino (ITA)||—||+ 10h 59' 00"|
|Final general classification (11–15)|
|11||Giovanni Bassi (ITA)||—||+ 11h 49' 23"|
|12||Angelo Guidi (ITA)||—||+ 12h 09' 48"|
|13||Pietro Sigbaldi (ITA)||—||+ 16h 37' 26"|
|14||Luigi Sinchetto (ITA)||—||+ 20h 07' 26"|
|15||Romolo Valpreda (ITA)||—||+ 23h 48' 14"|
There were two other classifications contested at the race. A juniors classification was won Giuseppe Enrici and the isolati classification was won by Domenico Schierano. Each of these classifications were calculated like the general classification.
- In 1922, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the first, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth stages included major mountains.
- Bill and Carol McGann. "1922 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
- "Il Giro ciclisto d'Italia" [The Cycling Tour of Italy]. La Stampa (in Italian). Editrice La Stampa. 12 June 1922. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2012.