Luigi Ganna

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Luigi Ganna
Luigi Ganna.jpg
Luigi Ganna, posing in a studio in Varese, Italy, 18 June 1914
Personal information
Full nameLuigi Ganna
Born(1883-12-01)1 December 1883
Induno Olona, Italy
Died2 October 1957(1957-10-02) (aged 73)
Team information
Professional team(s)
1905Rudge Whitwort
1906Bianchi/Rudge Whitwort
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 results[edit]


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


  • Gregori, Claudio (2009). Luigi Ganna—Il romanzo del vincitore del primo Giro d'Italia del 1909 [Luigi Ganna—The romance of the winner of the first Giro d'Italia in 1909] (in Italian). Cassina de' Pecchi (Milan), Italy: Edizioni Roberto Vallardi. ISBN 978-88-95684-23-9.