Historic Overview Gaetano Belloni

Rider

Overall Rank129
NameGaetano BELLONI
Country
  Italy
Date of birth26-Aug-1892 - Pizzighettone (Lombardia)
Date of death09-Jan-1980 - Milano (Lombardia)
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Biography

Gaetano Belloni

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

Major Victories

Giro d'Italia 1920
Milano - Sanremo 1917, 1920
Giro di Lombardia 1915, 1918, 1928
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) 1929
Milano - Torino 1918
Giro del Piemonte 1925
Milano - Modena 1918, 1921, 1925
Großer Sachsenpreis 1926
Rund um die Hainleite 1926
Giro d'Italia - stages 1919 (1), 1920 (4), 1921 (3), 1922 (2), 1925 (2), 1929 (1)
More results

Seasons

Gaetano Belloni - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1914 Individual 24 227
2. 1915 Individual 555 1
3. 1916 Bianchi 68 13
4. 1917 Bianchi 809 3
5. 1918 Bianchi 1043 2
6. 1919 Bianchi - Pirelli 1289 11
7. 1920 Bianchi - Pirelli 2448 1
8. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 1734 5
9. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 543 41
10. 1923 Legnano - Pirelli 253 88
11. 1924 Legnano - Pirelli 727 30
12. 1925 Wolsit - Pirelli 2064 4
13. 1926 Opel - Polack 325 80
14. 1927 Opel - Z.R. III 251 98
15. 1928 Wolsit - Pirelli 582 38
16. 1929 Bianchi - Pirelli 800 34
17. 1930 Bianchi - Pirelli 58 279
18. 1931 Bianchi - Pirelli 0 830
19. 1932 Olympia 166 157
Overall: 13739 129