9th Giro d'Italia 1921 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Brunero the Strongest

1919 Giro champion Constante Girardengo won the first 4 stage but multiple crashes and mechanicals caused him to abandon on stage 5. Defending champion Gaetano Belloni finished close behind Girardengo on each stage and took the race lead with the stage 5 win. Holding a slim lead Belloni failed to cover an attack by Giovanni Brunero on stage 7. Brunero soloed for the stage win and grabbed the race lead from Belloni. Three stages later Brunero rode into Milan for a 41 second victory.

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Milan-Merano, 333 km

Constante Girardengo (Ita)

Constante Girardengo (Ita)

Stage 2 Merano-Bologna, 348 km

Constante Girardengo (Ita)

Constante Girardengo (Ita)

Stage 3 Bologna-Perugia, 321 km

Constante Girardengo (Ita)

Constante Girardengo (Ita)

Stage 4 Perugia-Chieti, 328 km

Constante Girardengo (Ita)

Girardengo (Ita) & Belloni (Ita)

Stage 5 Chieti-Napoli, 264 km

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Stage 6 Napoli-Rome, 299 km

Luigi Annoni (Ita)

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Stage 7 Rome-Livorno, 341 km

Giovanni Brunero (Ita)

Giovanni Brunero (Ita)

Stage 8 Livorno-Parma, 242 km

Luigi Annoni (Ita)

Giovanni Brunero (Ita)

Stage 9 Parma-Torino, 320 km

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Giovanni Brunero (Ita)

Stage 10 Torino-Milan, 305 km

Gaetano Belloni (Ita)

Giovanni Brunero (Ita)

 

GdI May 25-June 12, 1921
3,101 Km

1. Giovanni BRUNERO (Ita) 120h24'39"

2. Gaetano Belloni (Ita) +41"
3. Bartolomeo Aimo (Ita) +19'47"
Starters: 69
Finishers: 27
Average Speed: 25.592 km/h

 

 

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