Sunday, January 10, 2010
1909 Giro d'Italia Program Pamphlet
This piece of history, a program pamphlet from the 1909, and first Giro d'Italia, has appeared on ebay.
At the start of this first "Corsa Rosa", at 2:53AM on 13 May, 1909, there were 127 riders, all Italian except for 4 French riders. Only 49 of them finished in Milan. The race was won by the Italian rider Luigi Ganna.
One hundred years later the start of the race was re-created starting in the same Piazza Loreto in Milan at 2:53AM.
Photo: 1909 pamphlet
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