Historic Overview Gaetano Belloni

Rider

Overall Rank157
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 25 201
2. 1915 Individual 587 1
3. 1916 Bianchi 72 13
4. 1917 Bianchi 855 3
5. 1918 Bianchi 1102 2
6. 1919 Bianchi - Pirelli 1140 12
7. 1920 Bianchi - Pirelli 2410 1
8. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 1621 5
9. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 460 44
10. 1923 Legnano - Pirelli 267 68
11. 1924 Legnano - Pirelli 769 25
12. 1925 Wolsit - Pirelli 1402 14
13. 1926 Opel - Polack 373 71
14. 1927 Opel - Z.R. III 264 82
15. 1928 Wolsit - Pirelli 570 34
16. 1929 Bianchi - Pirelli 276 86
17. 1930 Bianchi - Pirelli 59 259
18. 1931 Bianchi - Pirelli 0 725
19. 1932 Olympia 172 148
Overall: 12424 157

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