Historic Overview Luigi Ganna

Rider

Overall Rank317
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

Milano - Sanremo 1909
Giro dell'Emilia 1910
Gran Fondo / Corza Nazionale 1912
Giro d'Italia 1909
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1909 (1), 1913 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1909 (3), 1910 (3)

Seasons

Luigi Ganna - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1905 Rudge Whitworth 195 32
2. 1906 Bianchi 568 18
3. 1907 Otav 747 14
4. 1908 Atala 1510 5
5. 1909 Atala - Dunlop 2151 3
6. 1910 Atala - Continental 1768 3
7. 1911 Atala - Dunlop 441 47
8. 1912 Atala - Dunlop 470 37
9. 1913 Ganna 673 24
10. 1914 Ganna - Dunlop 198 77
11. 1915 Ganna 0 117
Overall: 8721 317