19th Milan-San Remo 1926 (Italy)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

Breakaway Victory for Girardengo

Cold temperatures greeted the riders at the start in Milan. Along the first half of the course snow and wind hindered the pace of the peloton. On the climb of the Turchino Pass Constante Girardengo broke away and rode through the rain along the Mediterranean coast. He claimed a 6 minute and 40 second victory in San Remo. This was his 5th Milan-San Remo victory.

 

M-SR March 21, 1926
287 Km

1. Costante GIRARDENGO (Ita) 9h48'00"

2. Nello Ciaccheri (Ita) +6'40"

3. Egidio Picchiottino (Ita) +11'15"

Starters: 89
Finishers: 34
Average Speed: 29.234 km/h

 

 

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