8th Giro d'Italia 1920 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

A Classic Giro Battle- Belloni vs Gremo

A brave field of 49 riders set out from Milan but only 10 finished. The 1920 Giro d'Italia witnessed a classic battle between Gaetano Belloni and Angelo Gremo. Belloni held a 5 minute lead going into stage 5 from Chieti to Macerata (231 km), when Gremo escaped the peloton with 5 other riders and finish the stage over 14 minute ahead of Belloni. A solid race lead passed to Gremo with only 3 stages to the finish. Belloni continued to attack. He managed a solo stage win in Trieste one stage before the finish in Milan, over 42 minutes ahead of Gremo. He rode into Milan on stage 8 for a 32'24" victory.

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Milan-Torino, 328 km

Giuseppe Olivieri (Ita)

Giuseppe Olivieri (Ita)

Stage 2 Torino-Lucca, 378 km

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Stage 3 Lucca-Rome, 386 km

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Stage 4 Rome-Chieti, 234 km

Jean Alavoine (Fra)

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Stage 5 Chieti-Macerata, 231 km

Leopoldo Torricelli (Ita)

Angelo Gremo (Ita)

Stage 6 Macerata-Bologna, 282 km

Jean Alavoine (Fra)

Angelo Gremo (Ita)

Stage 7 Bologna-Trieste, 349 km

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Stage 8 Trieste-Milan, 421 km

Ugo Agostoni (Ita)

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

 

GdI May 23-June 6, 1920
2,632 Km

1. Gaetano BELLONI (Ita) 102h44'33"

2. Angelo Gremo (Ita) +32'24"
3. Jean Alavoine (Fra) +1h01'14"
Starters: 49
Finishers: 10
Average Speed: 25.639 km/h

 

 

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