1935 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||18 May – 9 June|
|Stages||18, including two split stages|
|Distance||3,577 km (2,223 mi)|
|Winning time||113h 22' 46"|
The 1935 Giro d'Italia was the 23rd edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 18 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 165 km (103 mi) to Cremona, finishing back in Milan on 9 June after a 290 km (180 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 3,577 km (2,223 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Vasco Bergamaschi of the Maino team, with fellow Italians Giuseppe Martano and Giuseppe Olmo coming in second and third respectively.
Of the 101 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 18 May, 62 of them made it to the finish in Milan on 9 June. Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team; 55 riders competed as part of a team, while the remaining 46 competed independently. There were eight teams that competed in the race: Bianchi, Dei, Fréjus, Gloria, Helyett, Legnano, and Maino.
The peloton was primarily composed of Italians. The field featured seven former Giro d'Italia champions in five-time winner Alfredo Binda, two-time champion Costante Girardengo, and single race winners, Francesco Camusso, Luigi Marchisio, Antonio Pesenti, Learco Guerra, and Vasco Bergamaschi. Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Giuseppe Olmo, Raffaele Di Paco, Remo Bertoni, and Domenico Piemontesi. French cyclist and two-time Tour de France champion André Leducq entered the Giro d'Italia for the first time in his career. Other notable non-Italian riders included: Maurice Archambaud, Jef Demuysere, and René Vietto.
Route and stages
|1||18 May||Milan to Cremona||165 km (103 mi)||Plain stage||Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)|
|2||19 May||Cremona to Mantua||175 km (109 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Domenico Piemontesi (ITA)|
|3||20 May||Mantua to Rovigo||162 km (101 mi)||Plain stage||Learco Guerra (ITA)|
|4||21 May||Rovigo to Cesenatico||140 km (87 mi)||Plain stage||Learco Guerra (ITA)|
|5a||22 May||Cesena to Riccione||35 km (22 mi)||Individual time trial||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|5b||Riccione to Portocivitanova||136 km (85 mi)||Plain stage||Antonio Folco (ITA)|
|23 May||Rest day|
|6||24 May||Portocivitanova to L'Aquila||171 km (106 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Gino Bartali (ITA)|
|7||25 May||L'Aquila to Lanciano||146 km (91 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Learco Guerra (ITA)|
|8||26 May||Lanciano to Bari||308 km (191 mi)||Plain stage||Learco Guerra (ITA)|
|27 May||Rest day|
|9||28 May||Bari to Naples||333 km (207 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)|
|29 May||Rest day|
|10||30 May||Naples to Rome||250 km (155 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Learco Guerra (ITA)|
|11||31 May||Rome to Florence||317 km (197 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)|
|1 June||Rest day|
|12||2 June||Florence to Montecatini Terme||134 km (83 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|13a||3 June||Montecatini Terme to Lucca||99 km (62 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||René Debenne (FRA)|
|13b||Lucca to Viareggio||55 km (34 mi)||Individual time trial||Maurice Archambaud (FRA)|
|14||4 June||Viareggio to Genoa||172 km (107 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)|
|5 June||Rest day|
|15||6 June||Genoa to Cuneo||148 km (92 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|16||7 June||Cuneo to Asti||91 km (57 mi)||Plain stage||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|17||8 June||Asti to Turin||250 km (155 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)|
|18||9 June||Turin to Milan||290 km (180 mi)||Plain stage||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)|
|Total||3,577 km (2,223 mi)|
The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider – wore a pink jersey. This classification is the most important of the race, and its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro.
The highest ranked non-Italian cyclist in the general classification and the highest ranked isolati cyclist in the general classification were tracked.
In the mountains classification, the race organizers selected different mountains that the route crossed and awarded points to the riders who crossed them first.
The winner of the team classification was determined by adding the finish times of the best three cyclists per team together and the team with the lowest total time was the winner. If a team had fewer than three riders finish, they were not eligible for the classification.
The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.
||Best foreign rider||Best isolati rider||Mountains classification||Team classification|
|1||Vasco Bergamaschi||Vasco Bergamaschi||Malachie Adrien Buttafochi||Armando Zucchini||not awarded||Maino|
|2||Domenico Piemontesi||Domenico Piemontesi|
|4||Learco Guerra||Walter Fantini||Gloria|
|5a||Giuseppe Olmo||Giuseppe Olmo||Maino|
|6||Gino Bartali||Vasco Bergamaschi||René Debenne||Ambrogio Morelli||Gino Bartali||Fréjus|
|9||Raffaele Di Paco|
|11||Vasco Bergamaschi||Maurice Archambaud|
|14||Raffaele Di Paco|
|17||Raffaele Di Paco|
|18||Raffaele Di Paco|
|Final||Vasco Bergamaschi||Maurice Archambaud||Ambrogio Morelli||Gino Bartali||Fréjus|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification|
|1||Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)||Maino||113h 22' 46"|
|2||Giuseppe Martano (ITA)||Fréjus||+ 3' 07"|
|3||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)||Gloria||+ 6' 12"|
|4||Learco Guerra (ITA)||Maino||+ 7' 22"|
|5||Maurice Archambaud (FRA)||Dei||+ 9' 19"|
|6||Remo Bertoni (ITA)||Legnano||+ 9' 46"|
|7||Gino Bartali (ITA)||Fréjus||+ 9' 46"|
|8||Ezio Cecchi (ITA)||Gloria||+ 16' 01"|
|9||Augusto Introzzi (ITA)||Gloria||+ 16' 03"|
|10||Ambrogio Morelli (ITA)||—||+ 17' 01"|
Foreign rider classification
|1||Maurice Archambaud (FRA)||Dei||113h 32' 02"|
|2||René Debenne (FRA)||Dei||+ 21' 55"|
|3||Karl Altenburger (GER)||Fréjus||+ 23' 53"|
|4||Léon Level (FRA)||Helyett||+ 37' 14"|
|5||Albert Gabard (FRA)||Helyett||+ 48' 54"|
|6||Jef Demuysere (BEL)||Bianchi||+ 1h 02' 10"|
|7||Eugène Le Goff (FRA)||Dei||+ 1h 04' 41"|
|8||René Bernard (FRA)||Helyett||+ 1h 15' 07"|
|9||Pierre Cloarec (FRA)||Dei||+ 1h 15' 56"|
|10||Lucien Lauk (FRA)||Helyett||+ 1h 37' 39"|
Isolati rider classification
|1||Ambrogio Morelli (ITA)||113h 40' 09"|
|2||Eugenio Gestri (ITA)||+ 2' 03"|
|3||Cesare Grassi (ITA)||+ 22' 10"|
|4||Renato Scorticati (ITA)||+ 23' 03"|
|5||Giovanni Baroni (ITA)||+ 24' 26"|
|6||Carlo Moretti (ITA)||+ 32' 05"|
|7||Armando Zucchini (ITA)||+ 32' 40"|
|8||Carlo Romanatti (ITA)||+ 33' 17"|
|9||Carlo Oria (ITA)||+ 33' 30"|
|10||Giovanni Zandonà (ITA)||+ 37' 18"|
|1||Gino Bartali (ITA)||Fréjus||44|
|2||Remo Bertoni (ITA)||Legnano||28|
|3||Mario Cipriani (ITA)||Fréjus||14|
|4||Franceco Camusso (ITA)||Legnano||9|
|5||Giuseppe Martano (ITA)||Fréjus||9|
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