Historic Overview Gaetano Belloni

Rider

Overall Rank161
NameGaetano BELLONI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth26-Aug-1892 - Pizzighettone (Lombardia)
Date of death09-Jan-1980 - Milano (Lombardia)
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Gaetano Belloni - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1914 Individual 26 198
2. 1915 Individual 613 1
3. 1916 Bianchi 75 13
4. 1917 Bianchi 894 2
5. 1918 Bianchi 985 1
6. 1919 Bianchi - Pirelli 1191 12
7. 1920 Bianchi - Pirelli 2342 2
8. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 1694 5
9. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 480 41
10. 1923 Legnano - Pirelli 279 61
11. 1924 Legnano - Pirelli 582 36
12. 1925 Wolsit - Pirelli 1140 15
13. 1926 Opel - Polack 372 70
14. 1927 Opel - Z.R. III 266 79
15. 1928 Wolsit - Pirelli 589 33
16. 1929 Bianchi - Pirelli 275 84
17. 1930 Bianchi - Pirelli 60 258
18. 1931 Bianchi - Pirelli 0 723
19. 1932 Olympia 172 148
Overall: 12035 161

Biography

Gaetano Belloni (26 August 1892 – 9 January 1980) was an Italian professional road racing cyclist. The highlights of his career were his overall win in the 1920 Giro d'Italia, the two victories in Milan–San Remo (1917 and 1920), and the three victories in the Giro di Lombardia (1915, 1918 and 1928).

Belloni was born at Pizzighettone, near Cremona, and made his debut in the road cycling world in the wake of his elder brother Amleto. As an amateur, in 1914 he won the "Small" Giro di Lombardia and the Coppa del Re, as well as the Italian championship.

Having avoided to be called to the front, Belloni won surprisingly, the overall Giro di Lombardia in 1915 (a feat he repeated in 1918 and 1928) and the Milan–San Remo of 1917.

In 1920 he obtained his greatest victory, the Giro d'Italia. In the 1920s Belloni constantly rivalled with his friend Costante Girardengo, being almost always defeated and gaining for this reason the nickname of "Eterno secondo" ("Eternal second").

He won a total of 43 races as a professional, including 12 stages at Giro d'Italia.

source - Wikipedia