___Race Snippets


36th Giro di Lombardia 1940 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Bartali Two Victories in a Row

The hot political atmosphere was speeding toward the boiling point. War was spreading throughout Europe but the “Race of the Falling Leaves” went on as scheduled.

For the second year in a row Gino Bartali broke away to win the Giro di Lombardia. This was Bartali's third Lombardia victory and sixth consecutive podium finish.

GdL October 27, 1940
225 Km, Milan-Milan

1. Gino BARTALI (Ita) 6h32'57"

2. Osvaldo Bailo (Ita) +4'07"

3. Cino Cinelli (Ita)

Starters: 73
Finishers: 37
Average Speed: 34.355 km/h



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