Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Trivia from the Giro d'Italia, Part I

11-the number of riders who have won the the Giro d'Italia without winning a stage victory: Oriani 1913, Bartali 1946, Magni 1951, Nencini 1957, Pambianco 1961, Balmamion (famous have won twice without having one a stage) 1962 and 1963, Gimondi 1969, G.Petterson 1971, Gotti 1999, Savoldelli 2005, and Contador 2008.




4-the number of riders that have won the Giro by leading from start to end: Girardengo 1919 (10 stages), Binda 1927 (15 stages), Merckx 1973 (20 stages) and Bugno 1990 (21 stages)




5-the maximum number of Giro d'Italia victories by a rider, only accomplished by three: Binda, Coppi and Merckx.
Binda's vitories: 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1933
Coppi's victories: 1940, 1947, 1929, 1952 and 1953
Merckx's victories: 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973 and 1974

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