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35th Giro di Lombardia 1939 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Grand Bartali Breakaway

After two second place finishes in 1937 and 1938 Gino Bartali left no doubt in 1939. The Italian superstar broke away and rode into Milan 3'35” ahead of Adolfo Leoni for the “Race of the Falling Leaves” victory.

GdL October 23, 1939
231 Km, Milan-Milan

1. Gino BARTALI (Ita) 6h51'05"

2. Adolfo Leoni (Ita) +3'35"

3. Salvatore Crippa (Ita)

Starters: 75
Finishers: 27
Average Speed: 33.774 km/h



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