1952 Giro d'Italia

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1952 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 17 May - 8 June
Stages 20
Distance 3,964 km (2,463 mi)
Winning time 114h 36' 43"
Results
Jersey awarded to the overall winner Winner  Fausto Coppi (ITA) (Bianchi)
  Second  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) (Ganna)
  Third  Ferdinand Kübler (SUI) (Fiorelli)

  Mountains  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) (Bianchi)
  Team Bianchi
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The 1952 Giro d'Italia was the 35th edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The Giro started off in Milan on 17 May with a 217 km (134.8 mi) flat stage and concluded back in Milan with a 147 km (91.3 mi) relatively flat mass-start stage on 8 June. Sixteen teams entered the race, which was won by Italian Fausto Coppi of the Bianchi team. Second and third respectively were Italian Fiorenzo Magni and Swiss rider Ferdinand Kübler.[1][2][3]

Teams[edit]

Sixteen teams were invited by the race organizers to participate in the 1952 edition of the Giro d'Italia.[4] Each team sent a squad of seven riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 112 cyclists.[4] From the riders that began the race, 98 made it to the finish in Milan.[5]

The teams entering the race were:[4]

  • Ganna
  • Bartali
  • Legnao
  • Atala
  • Garin
  • Benotto
  • Fiorelli
  • Fréjus
  • Guerra
  • Arbos
  • Welter
  • Nilux
  • Bianchi
  • Girardengo
  • Bottecchia
  • Torpado

Route and stages[edit]

Stage characteristics and results[5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 17 May Milan to Bologna 217 km (135 mi) Plain stage  Giorgio Albani (ITA)
2 18 May Bologna to Montecatini Terme 197 km (122 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Angelo Conterno (ITA)
3 19 May Montecatini Terme to Siena 205 km (127 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)
4 20 May Siena to Rome 250 km (155 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Désiré Keteleer (BEL)
21 May Rest day
5 22 May Rome to Rocca di Papa 35 km (22 mi) Individual time trial  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
6 23 May Rome to Naples 23 km (14 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
7 24 May Naples to Roccaraso 140 km (87 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giorgio Albani (ITA)
8 25 May Roccaraso to Ancona 224 km (139 mi) Plain stage  Rino Benedetti (ITA)
9 26 May Ancona to Riccione 250 km (155 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
10 27 May Riccione to Venezia 285 km (177 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
28 May Rest day
11 29 May Venezia to Bolzano 276 km (171 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
12 30 May Bolzano to Bergamo 226 km (140 mi) Plain stage  Oreste Conte (ITA)
13 31 May Bergamo to Como 143 km (89 mi) Plain stage  Alfredo Pasotti (ITA)
14 1 June Erba to Como 65 km (40 mi) Individual time trial  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
15 2 June Como to Genoa 247 km (153 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Minardi (ITA)
16 3 June Genoa to Sanremo 141 km (88 mi) Plain stage  Annibale Brasola (ITA)
4 June Rest day
17 5 June Sanremo to Cuneo 190 km (118 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
18 6 June Cuneo to Saint-Vincent 190 km (118 mi) Plain stage  Pasquale Fornara (ITA)
19 7 June Saint-Vincent to Verbania 298 km (185 mi) Plain stage  Fritz Schär (SUI)
20 8 June Verbania to Milan 147 km (91 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)
Total 3,964 km (2,463 mi)

Classification leadership[edit]

One jersey was worn during the 1953 Giro d'Italia. 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.[6]

Additionally, the highest ranked cyclist riding with a licence for independents was identified by the white jersey; at the end of the Giro this was Donato Zampini.[7] The mountains classification leader wore no leader's jersey. There was one category for mountains which awarded 6, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point to the first riders to cross. Although no jersey was awarded, there was also one classification for the teams, in which the stage finish times of the best three cyclists per team were added; the leading team was the one with the lowest total time.

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
A pink jersey
Mountains classification Team classification
1 Giorgio Albani Giorgio Albani not awarded  ?
2 Angelo Conterno Angelo Conterno Raphaël Géminiani
3 Antonio Bevilacqua Nino Defilippis
4 Désiré Keteleer
5 Fausto Coppi Giancarlo Astrua
6 Rik Van Steenbergen Bianchi
7 Giorgio Albani  ?
8 Rino Benedetti
9 Rik Van Steenbergen
10 Rik Van Steenbergen Fausto Coppi
11 Fausto Coppi Fausto Coppi
12 Oreste Conte
13 Alfredo Pasotti
14 Fausto Coppi
15 Giuseppe Minardi
16 Annibale Brasola
17 Nino Defilippis Fausto Coppi & Raphaël Géminiani
18 Pasquale Fornara
19 Fritz Schär Raphaël Géminiani
20 Antonio Bevilacqua Bianchi
Final Fausto Coppi Raphaël Géminiani Bianchi

Final standings[edit]

Legend
  Pink jersey   Denotes the winner of the General classification

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[5][8]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Pink jersey Bianchi 114h 36' 43"
2  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) Ganna + 9' 18"
3  Ferdinand Kübler (SUI) Fiorelli + 9' 24"
4  Donato Zampini (ITA) Benotto + 10' 29"
5  Gino Bartali (ITA) Bartali + 10' 33"
6  Stan Ockers (BEL) Girardengo + 10'58"
7  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA) Atala + 14' 30"
8  Hugo Koblet (SUI) Guerra + 14' 38"
9  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) Bianchi + 16' 44"
10  Giorgio Albani (ITA) Legnano + 18' 14"

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–4)[9]
Name Team Points
1  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) Bianchi 31
2  Fausto Coppi (ITA) Pink jersey Bianchi 28
3  Gino Bartali (ITA) Bartali 23
4  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA) Atala 16

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1-3)[10]
Team Time
1 Bianchi 344h 56' 35"
2 Bottecchia + 4' 25"
3 Legnano + 11' 24"

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "Coppi Vencedor De La Vuelta A Italia" [Coppi the Winner of the Tour of Italy] (in Spanish). Milan, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 9 June 1952. p. 6. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Trionfo di Coppi nel Giro" [Triumph of Coppi in the Giro] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian). Editrice La Stampa. 9 June 1952. p. 5. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1952_06/19520609_0004.pdf&query=
  4. ^ a b c "Lo schieramento in corsa" [The deployment in the running]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 17 May 1952. p. 6. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Bill and Carol McGann. "1952 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 4 July 2014. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  6. ^ Laura Weislo (13 May 2008). "Giro d'Italia classifications demystified". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "La maglia bianca" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport. 9 June 1952. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Classifica Generale" [General Classification]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 9 June 1952. p. 1. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Scalata in comitiva dei valichi alpini e vittoria di Schaer al traguardo di Verbania" [Climbing in a group of Alpine passes and Schaer victory at the finish line of Verbania] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian). Editrice La Stampa. 8 June 1952. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Classifica a squadre" [Team Classification]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 9 June 1952. p. 10. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013.