Saturday, July 30, 2011

Learco Guerra Exhibition in Mantova

There is a Learco Guerra exhibition at the Casa di Rigoletto, on piazza Sordello, in Mantova until September 30th.

Learco Guerra was the first to wear the pink jersey of the Giro d'Italia on May 10th, at the finish of the Milan-Mantova stage, when it was introduced in 1931. He also won the World Championship in 1931 in Copenhagen. For five consecutive years, 1930 to 1934, he won the Italian national championship. He finished 2nd in the Tour de France in 1930 (wearing the yellow jersey for seven days) and 1933. He ended his career in 1942 while still dominating the middle distance motor paced events. He was nicknamed the "human locomotive" ( locomotiva umana) for his power in the flats.

Enzo Tonghini, a town official, with a photo of his father who was a member of the Gruppo Sportivo Learco Guerra:

Photos fotoservizio Pnt

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  1. That is way cool! If only we'd known while were still in Italy...oh well. We DID visit the Pantani exhibition in Pinerolo, a nice collection of photos and newspaper/magazine covers about Marco Pantani. RIP Pirata!

  2. Good story about the exhibition with old films of Learco Guerra on Radiocorsa this evening.