___Race Snippets


22nd Giro di Lombardia 1926 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Binda Repeats Lombardia Win

Talented 24 year old Alfredo Binda broke away early and left little doubt who was the strongest riders. At the finish in Milan Binda crossed the finish line more than 29 mintues in front of second placed Antonio Negrini. Binda recorded his second consecutive victory in the “Race of the Falling Leaves” .

GdL October 21, 1926
251 Km, Milan-Milan

1. Alfredo BINDA (Ita) 9h52'32"

2. Antonio Negrini (Ita) +29'40"

3. Ermanno Vallazza (Ita)

Starters: 69
Finishers: 24
Average Speed: 25.416 km/h




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