22nd Giro d'Italia 1934 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

“Human Locomotive” Time Trials to Victory

Learco “the Human Locomotive” Guerra won 10 of the 17 stages including both individual time trials to narrowly defeat Franceso Camusso. Guerra struggled in the mountains on stages 8 and 13 losing the Maglia Rosa after both stages. With the style of a champion he regained the race lead on stages 9 and 14. The powerful Italian dominated the stage 14, 59 km ITT to secure the overall classification. At the finish in Milan Learco “the Human Locomotive” Guerra celebrated his first and only Giro d'Italia victory.

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Milan-Torino, 169 km

Francesco Camusso (Ita)

Francesco Camusso (Ita)

Stage 2 Torino-Genova, 206 km

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Francesco Camusso (Ita)

Stage 3 Genova-Livorno, 220 km

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Francesco Camusso (Ita)

Stage 4 Livorno-Pisa, 45 km ITT

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 5 Pisa-Rome, 333 km

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 6 Rome-Napoli, 228 km

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 7 Napoli-Bari, 339 km

Adriano Vignoli (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 8 Bari-Campobasso, 243 km

Felicien Vervaecke (Bel)

Giuseppe Olmo (Ita)

Stage 9 Campobasso-Teramo, 283 km

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 10 Teramo-Ancona, 214 km

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 11 Ancona-Rimini, 213 km

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 12 Rimini-Firenze, 176 km

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 13 Firenze-Bologna, 120 km

Giuseppe Olmo (Ita)

Francesco Camusso (Ita)

Stage 14 Bologna-Ferrara, 59 km ITT

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 15 Ferrara-Trieste, 273 km

Fabio Battesini (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 16 Trieste-Bassano, 273 km

Giuseppe Olmo (Ita)

Learco Guerra (Ita)

Stage 17 Bassano-Milan, 315 km Giuseppe Olmo (Ita) Learco Guerra (Ita)

 

Mountain Prize

Remo Bertoni (Ita)

 

GdI May 19-June 10, 1934

3,711 Km

1. Learco GUERRA (Ita) 121h17'17"

2. Francesco Camusso (Ita) +51"
3. Giovanni Cazzulani (Ita) +4'59"
Starters: 105

Finishers: 52

Average Speed: 30.548 km/h

 

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