Luigi Ganna

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Luigi Ganna
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Luigi Ganna, posing in a studio in Varese, Italy, 18 June 1914
Personal information
Full name Luigi Ganna
Born (1883-12-01)December 1, 1883
Induno Olona, Italy
Died October 2, 1957(1957-10-02) (aged 73)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1904 Individual
1905 Rudge Whitwort
1906 Bianchi/Rudge Whitwort
1907 Turkheimer
1908 Alycon/Atala
1909–1911 Atala
1912 Atala/Ganna
1913–1915 Ganna
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
General Classification (1909)

One-day races and Classics

Milan–San Remo (1909)

Luigi Ganna (1 December 1883 – 2 October 1957) was an Italian professional road racing cyclist. He was the overall winner of the first Giro d'Italia, held in 1909, as well as the first Italian winner of the classic Milan–San Remo earlier that year. Further highlights in his career were his fifth place in the 1908 Tour de France and several podium places in Italian classic races.[1] In 1908 he set a new Italian hour record, which he held for six years.

He was born in Induno Olona, near Varese, in Lombardy. Before becoming a professional cyclist, he worked as a bricklayer, commuting up to 100 km to work by bike.[1]

Major achievements[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Luigi Ganna". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 1 June 2014.