Historic Overview Gaetano Belloni

Rider

Overall Rank137
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
Giro del Piemonte 1925
Milano - Sanremo 1917, 1920
Giro di Lombardia 1915, 1918, 1928
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) 1929
Milano - Torino 1918
Giro d'Italia - stages 1919 (1), 1920 (4), 1921 (3), 1922 (2), 1925 (2), 1929 (1)

Seasons

Gaetano Belloni - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1914 Individual 24 213
2. 1915 Individual 569 1
3. 1916 Bianchi 70 13
4. 1917 Bianchi 829 3
5. 1918 Bianchi 1068 2
6. 1919 Bianchi - Pirelli 1321 9
7. 1920 Bianchi - Pirelli 2507 1
8. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 1571 6
9. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 557 35
10. 1923 Legnano - Pirelli 259 76
11. 1924 Legnano - Pirelli 745 26
12. 1925 Wolsit - Pirelli 1877 5
13. 1926 Opel - Polack 360 71
14. 1927 Opel - Z.R. III 260 87
15. 1928 Wolsit - Pirelli 572 35
16. 1929 Bianchi - Pirelli 274 91
17. 1930 Bianchi - Pirelli 59 267
18. 1931 Bianchi - Pirelli 0 760
19. 1932 Olympia 173 151
Overall: 13095 137