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

Milano - Sanremo 1909
Giro dell'Emilia 1910
Gran Fondo / Corza Nazionale 1912
Giro d'Italia 1909
Milano - Modena 1910
Coppa Val d'Olona 1906
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1909 (1), 1913 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1909 (3), 1910 (3)
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 189 35
2. 1906 Otav 678 16
3. 1907 Otav 843 13
4. 1908 Atala 1652 6
5. 1909 Atala - Dunlop 2144 3
6. 1910 Atala - Continental 1936 2
7. 1911 Atala - Dunlop 453 52
8. 1912 Atala - Dunlop 959 20
9. 1913 Ganna 1044 14
10. 1914 Ganna - Dunlop 192 86
11. 1915 Ganna 0 117
Overall: 10090 249