Historic Overview Gaetano Belloni

Rider

Overall Rank125
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
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 23 217
2. 1915 Individual 546 1
3. 1916 Bianchi 67 13
4. 1917 Bianchi 795 3
5. 1918 Bianchi 1024 2
6. 1919 Bianchi - Pirelli 1267 11
7. 1920 Bianchi - Pirelli 2405 1
8. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 1703 5
9. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 534 40
10. 1923 Legnano - Pirelli 248 82
11. 1924 Legnano - Pirelli 714 29
12. 1925 Wolsit - Pirelli 2028 4
13. 1926 Opel - Polack 325 77
14. 1927 Opel - Z.R. III 252 95
15. 1928 Wolsit - Pirelli 571 37
16. 1929 Bianchi - Pirelli 789 33
17. 1930 Bianchi - Pirelli 59 273
18. 1931 Bianchi - Pirelli 0 786
19. 1932 Olympia 166 153
Overall: 13516 125