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Historic Overview Giovanni Gerbi

Rider

Overall Rank398
NameGiovanni GERBI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth04-Jun-1885 - Asti (Piemonte)
Date of death07-May-1954 - Asti (Piemonte)
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Biography

Giovanni Gerbi

Giovanni Gerbi (20 May 1885 – 6 May 1955) was an Italian road racing cyclist.

He was nicknamed the "red devil", due to his red jersey and his "never-say-die" attitude.

In 1905, he won the first Giro di Lombardia. In 1911, he finished third in the Giro d'Italia. He held the world "6 hours" record in 1913 with 208.161 km. Between 1921 and 1925, he did not race. He began racing again in 1926. Failing to get a single result, he retired from racing. In 1932, he took part in the Italian Championships for veterans, which he won. He repeated this performance in 1933.

Gerbi died in Asti in 1955. In 1982, Paolo Conte dedicated a song on his album "Appunti di viaggio" to him: "Diavolo rosso dimentica la strada, vieni qui con noi a bere un'aranciata, contro luce tutto il tempo se ne va..."

source - Wikipedia

Badges

2 7 2 3 15

Major Victories

Giro di Lombardia 1905
Milano - Torino 1903
Giro del Piemonte 1906, 1907, 1908
Gran Fondo / Corza Nazionale 1905, 1907, 1908
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) 1907, 1908, 1909
Coppa Savona 1907, 1911
Brescia - Milano - Pallanza 1906
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1908 (1)
More results

Seasons

Giovanni Gerbi - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1902 Individual 484 8
2. 1903 Maino 197 28
3. 1904 La Française 56 76
4. 1905 Maino 896 6
5. 1906 Maino 841 10
6. 1907 Maino 1640 6
7. 1908 Maino 2107 3
8. 1909 Bianchi - Dunlop 832 17
9. 1911 Gerbi 815 26
10. 1912 Gerbi 299 74
11. 1913 Gerbi - Dunlop 373 72
12. 1914 Gerbi - Dunlop 93 155
13. 1919 Gerbi 0 550
14. 1920 Gerbi 210 88
15. 1926 Gerbi 0 1069
16. 1932 Gerbi 6 844
Overall: 8849 398