___Race Snippets


24th Giro di Lombardia 1928 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Belloni Earns a Soggy Victory

In a pouring rain Gaetano Belloni outsprinted his 4 breakaway partners for the victory in the “Race of the Falling Leaves”. Great Italian champion Alfredo Binda finished second but was disqualified for an illegal wheel change.

GdL November 3, 1928
248 Km, Milan-Milan

1. Gaetano BELLONI (Ita) 8h59'00"

2. Allegro Grandi (Ita)

3. Pietro Fossati (Ita)

Starters: 85
Finishers: 43
Average Speed: 27.606 km/h




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