Historic Overview Luigi Ganna

Rider

Overall Rank269
NameLuigi GANNA
Country
  Italy
Date of birth01-Dec-1883 - Induno Olona (Lombardia)
Date of death02-Oct-1957 - Varese (Lombardia)
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Luigi Ganna - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1905 Rudge Whitworth 233 31
2. 1906 Bianchi 473 20
3. 1907 Otav 893 11
4. 1908 Atala 1804 3
5. 1909 Atala - Dunlop 2312 2
6. 1910 Atala - Continental 1476 6
7. 1911 Atala - Dunlop 486 41
8. 1912 Atala - Dunlop 518 33
9. 1913 Ganna 763 24
10. 1914 Ganna - Dunlop 236 71
11. 1915 Ganna 0 108
Overall: 9194 269

Biography

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