Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Giro Photos: 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940

Top to bottom:
1936 - A phase of the Terminillo mountain time trial, won by Giuseppe Olmo
1937 - Gino Bartali also wins the the climbing classification
1938 - Giovanni Valetti, eventual winner, climbing the Ghisallo
1939 - Typical road conditions in Giro stages in the 1930s and 1940s
1940 - Fausto Coppi awarded a panettone after a stage
1940 - Fausto Coppi with Gino Bartali and Giovanni De Stefanis

Panettone is a typical bread of Milano, usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year around Italy.

A report on my ride up Ghisallo:

And, another Ghisallo report:

After the Giro we'll get back to "regular programming": everything from A to Z about Italian cycling. Stories, including cycling trip stories, for the Italian Cycling Journal welcome; contact veronaman@gmail.com.

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