Historic Overview Giovanni Gerbi

Rider

Overall Rank371
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

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)
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Seasons

Giovanni Gerbi - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1902 Individual 483 8
2. 1903 Maino 197 28
3. 1904 La Française 56 72
4. 1905 Maino 895 6
5. 1906 Maino 840 10
6. 1907 Maino 1637 6
7. 1908 Maino 2103 3
8. 1909 Bianchi - Dunlop 830 17
9. 1911 Gerbi 814 25
10. 1912 Gerbi 298 72
11. 1913 Gerbi - Dunlop 372 70
12. 1914 Gerbi - Dunlop 93 150
13. 1919 Gerbi 0 449
14. 1920 Gerbi 210 80
15. 1926 Gerbi 0 893
16. 1932 Individual 6 656
Overall: 8834 371