30th Giro d'Italia 1947 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Coppi Beats Bartali… But Not Without a Fight

Defending champion Gino Bartali broke away with Vito Ortelli and gained a minute and 41 seconds on archrival Fausto Coppi on stage 2. When the climbing stages started on stage 4 Coppi won the stage and Bartali took the Maglia Rosa (race leader's Pink Jersey).

Through the Dolomites and Alps Coppi dominated and tried everything to gain time, but Bartali would not crack. Coppi used the famous climb of the Passo di Pordoi on stage 16 to escape the race leader's control. Riding solo into Trento Coppi finished 4 minutes and 24 seconds ahead of Bartali.

The Maglia Rosa was his and three stages later he rode into Milan for his second Giro d'Italia victory.

Another grand chapter was written in this great rivalry.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Milan-Torino, 190 km

Renzo Zanazzi (Ita)

Renzo Zanazzi (Ita)

Stage 2 Torino-Genova, 206 km

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Renzo Zanazzi (Ita)

Stage 3 Genova-Reggio Emilia, 220 km

Luciano Maggini (Ita)

Renzo Zanazzi (Ita)

Stage 4 Reggio Emilia-Prato, 190 km

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 5a Prato-Bagni de Casciana, 84 km

Luciano Maggini (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 5b Bagni d'Casciana-Firenze, 141 km

Renzo Zanazzi (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 6 Firenze-Perugia, 161 km

Giordano Cottur (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 7 Perugia-Rome, 240 km

Oreste Conte (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 8 Rome-Napoli, 231 km

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 9 Napoli-Bari, 288 km

Elio Bertocchi (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 10 Bari-Foggia, 129 km

Mario Ricci (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 11 Foggia-Pescara, 223 km

Oreste Conte (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 12 Pescara-Cesenatico, 267 km

Giovanni Corrieri (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 13 Cesenatico-Padova, 175 km

Antonio Bevilacqua (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 14 Padova-Vittorio Veneto , 132 km

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 15 Vitt. Veneto-Pv d'Cadore, 200 km

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Gino Bartali (Ita)

Stage 16 Pieve di Cadore-Trento, 194 km

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 17 Trento-Brescia/San Euf, 114 km

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 18 Bre/San Eufemia-Lugano, 180 km

Giulio Bresci (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 19 Lugano-Milan, 278 km

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

 

Mountain Jersey

* Gino Bartali (Ita)

 

GdI May 24 - June 15, 1947

3,843 Km

1. Fausto COPPI (Ita) 115h55'07"

2. Gino Bartali (Ita) +1'43"
3. Guilio Bresci (Ita) +5'54"
Starters: 84

Finishers: 50

Average Speed: 33.153 km/h

 

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