Historic Overview Gaetano Belloni

Rider

Overall Rank131
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 29 191
2. 1915 Individual 680 1
3. 1916 Bianchi 83 13
4. 1917 Bianchi 990 2
5. 1918 Bianchi 1091 1
6. 1919 Bianchi - Pirelli 1320 11
7. 1920 Bianchi - Pirelli 2614 2
8. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 1829 5
9. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 558 39
10. 1923 Legnano 298 61
11. 1924 Legnano 677 35
12. 1925 Wolsit 1122 15
13. 1926 Wolsit 372 69
14. 1927 Opel 264 77
15. 1928 Wolsit 583 32
16. 1929 Bianchi 275 82
17. 1930 Bianchi 59 257
18. 1931 Bianchi 0 718
19. 1932 Olympia 172 147
Overall: 13016 131

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