Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Win Autographed "The Story of the Giro d'Italia"

Note: Contest has been won, click here to learn who the winner is.

With the run-up to the Giro d'Italia starting to get into full swing I thought it would be nice to have another Giro d'Italia related contest. Thanks to Bill & Carol McGann they will be providing an autographed, with a dedication to the winner, of "The Story of the Giro d'Italia", A Year-by-Year History of the Tour of Italy, Volume One: 1909 - 1970".

You can read the preface here.

Bill has provided 15 questions to challenge you. The rules are simple: first 15 correct answers (which Bill has provided) receives the book. Email replies to my address below. If you don't like contests but want a copy of the book, or the kindle version, it can be ordered from several sources including at


1. Who won the most stages in a single Giro?

2. Who did the first "sunrise to sunset" (taking the lead in the first stage and keeping to the end) Giro?

3. Who were the other three riders to accomplish this feat?

4. Who was the "Human Locomotive"

5. What was the name of Fausto Coppi's blind masseur?

6. What is a "fuga di bidone"?

7. Who was the youngest rider to win the Giro?

8. Who was the oldest Giro winner?

9. Three riders have won the Giro five times. Who are they?

10. Who holds the record most career Giro stage wins?

11. What was the first year the maglia rosa (Pink Jersey) was presented to the Giro's leader?

12. What Giro edition had the fewest finishers?

13. In what Giro did Fausto Coppi wear the Pink Jersey for the last time?

14. The 1954 Giro is infamous for its slow riding, especially over a particular pass. What is the pass and the name it gave to the 1954 Giro?

15. Armando Cougnet was the first Giro boss. Who succeeded him?

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1 comment:

  1. No contest entry here, just a horribly biased plug for Bill and Carol's book! Biased because I literally begged them to do this instead of their TdF book. But no more whining, a comprehensive, year by year history of La Corsa Rosa is finally available in English. Buon lavoro e grazie, Guglielmo e Carolina!