Historic Overview Luigi Ganna

Rider

Overall Rank217
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

Badges

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Major Victories

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

Seasons

Luigi Ganna - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1905 Rudge Whitworth 191 41
2. 1906 Otav 776 15
3. 1907 Otav 1178 11
4. 1908 Atala 1788 4
5. 1909 Atala - Dunlop 2210 3
6. 1910 Atala - Continental 2678 1
7. 1911 Atala - Dunlop 659 36
8. 1912 Atala - Dunlop 967 25
9. 1913 Ganna 1165 13
10. 1914 Ganna - Dunlop 236 87
11. 1915 Ganna 0 148
Overall: 11848 217