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37th Giro d'Italia 1954 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Little Known Suisse Rider Escapes

Little known Suisse National team rider Carlo Clerici surprise all the elites of the race on stage 6. Clerici escaped with Italian Nino Assirelli and finished in L'Aquila with more than a 25 minute time gain on the major contenders. Defending champion Fausto Coppi said “They never should have been allowed such a lead. But after that stage the race was over.”

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Palermo-Monte Pellegrina, 36 km TTT

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 2 Palermo-Taormina, 280 km

Giuseppe Minardi (Ita)

Giuseppe Minardi (Ita)

Stage 3 Reggio Calabria-Catanzaro, 172 km

Nino Defilippis (Ita)

Giuseppe Minardi (Ita)

Stage 4 Catanzaro-Bari, 352 km

Angelo Conterno (Ita)

Giuseppe Minardi (Ita)

Stage 5 Bari-Napoli, 279 km

Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)

Gerrit Voorting (Ned)

Stage 6 Napoli-L'Aquila, 252 km

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 7 L'Aquila-Rome, 150 km

Giorgio Albani (Ita)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 8 Rome-Chianciano, 195 km

Giovanni Pettinati (Ita)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 9 Chianciano-Firenze, 180 km

Giovanni Corrieri (Ita)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 10 Firenze-Cesenatico, 211 km

Pietro Giudici (Ita)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 11 Cesenatico-Abetone, 230 km

Mauro Gianneschi (Ita)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 12 Abetone-Genova, 251 km

Hilaire Couvreur (Bel)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 13 Genova-Torino, 211 km

Wout Wagtmans (Ned)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 14 Torino-Brescia, 240 km

Annibale Brasola (Ita)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 15 Gardone-Riva Garda, 42 km ITT

Hugo Koblet (Sui)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 16 Rv Garda-Albano Terme, 131 km

Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 17 Albano Terme-Padova, 105 km

Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 18 Padova-Grado, 177 km

Adolfo Grosso (Ita)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 19 Grado-San Martino di Castr, 247 km

Wout Wagtmans (Ned)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 20 San Mar di Castrozza-Bolzano, 152 km

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 21 Bolzano-Saint Moritz, 222 km

Hugo Koblet (Sui)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Stage 22 Saint Moritz-Milan, 222 km

Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)

Carlo Clerici (Sui)

Mountain Jersey

* Fausto Coppi (Ita)

 

GdI May 21 - June 13, 1954

4,337 Km

1. Carlo CLERICI (Sui) 129h13'07"

2. Hugo Koblet (Sui) +24'16"
3. Nino Assirelli (Ita) +26'28"
Starters: 105

Finishers: 67

Average Speed: 33.563 km/h

 

 

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