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"
Results
Jersey awarded to the overall winner 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
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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.[1]

Teams[edit]

Fifteen teams were invited by the race organizers to participate in the 1957 edition of the Giro d'Italia.[2] Each team sent a squad of ten riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 150 cyclists.[2] From the riders that began the race, 86 made it to the finish in Milan.[3]

The teams entering the race were:[2]

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

Route and stages[edit]

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

Classification leadership[edit]

One jersey was worn during the 1957 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.[4]

The mountains classification leader. The climbs were ranked in first and second categories. In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. There were two categories of mountains.[5] The first category awarded 10, 7, 5, 3, and 1 points, while the second distributed 5, 3, and 1 points.[5] Although no jersey was awarded, there was also one classification for the teams, in which the teams were awarded points for their rider's performance during the stages.

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
A pink jersey
Mountains classification Team classification
1 Rik Van Steenbergen Rik Van Looy not awarded Francia
2 Charly Gaul Charly Gaul Charly Gaul
3 Miguel Poblet Louison Bobet
4 André Vlayen Bottecchia
5 Alessandro Fantini
6 Wout Wagtmans
7 Antonin Rolland Raphaël Géminiani
8 Vito Favero Nino Defilippis
9 Miguel Poblet
10 Miguel Poblet
11 Rik Van Steenbergen Legnano
12 Bruno Monti Louison Bobet
13 Ercole Baldini
14 Mario Baroni Antonin Rolland
15 Louison Bobet Louison Bobet
16 Alfredo Sabbadin Charly Gaul
17a Alessandro Fantini
17b Rik Van Steenbergen
18 Miguel Poblet Gastone Nencini
19 Charly Gaul
20 Rik Van Steenbergen
21 Rik Van Steenbergen
Final Gastone Nencini Raphaël Géminiani Legnano

Final standings[edit]

Legend
  Pink jersey   Denotes the winner of the General classification

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[3][6][7]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Gastone Nencini (ITA) Pink jersey Chlorodont 104h 45' 06"
2  Louison 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]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[3][6]
Name Team Points
1  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) Mercier 56
2  Charly Gaul (LUX) Faema-Guerra 38
3  Louison 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 (1–10)[6][7][8]
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)[7][9][10]
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)[7][9][11]
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]

Citations
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  4. ^ 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. 
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  6. ^ 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 (PDF) on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
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  8. ^ "Trofeo T. V." [T. V. Trophy]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 10 June 1957. p. 11. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
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  10. ^ "Trofeo della Pista" [Trophy Track]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 10 June 1957. p. 11. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Alla Legnano Il G. P. Ricard" [At Legnano The G. P. Ricard]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 10 June 1957. p. 11. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013.