Historic Overview Luigi Ganna

Rider

Overall Rank249
NameLuigi GANNA
Country
  Italy
Date of birth01-Dec-1883 - Induno Olona (Lombardia)
Date of death02-Oct-1957 - Varese (Lombardia)
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Biography

Luigi Ganna

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. 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.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Giro d'Italia 1909
Milano - Sanremo 1909
Giro dell'Emilia 1910
Gran Fondo / Corza Nazionale 1912
Milano - Modena 1910
Coppa Val d'Olona 1906
Giro d'Italia - stages 1909 (3), 1910 (3)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1909 (1), 1913 (1)
Giro di Sicilia - stages 1907 (2)
Corsa delle Tre Capitali - stages 1911 (1)
More results

Seasons

Luigi Ganna - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1905 Rudge Whitworth 188 35
2. 1906 Otav 718 15
3. 1907 Otav 834 14
4. 1908 Atala 1635 6
5. 1909 Atala - Dunlop 2122 3
6. 1910 Atala - Continental 2414 2
7. 1911 Atala - Dunlop 449 55
8. 1912 Atala - Dunlop 949 22
9. 1913 Ganna 1034 16
10. 1914 Ganna - Dunlop 190 86
11. 1915 Ganna 0 117
Overall: 10533 249