24th Giro di Lombardia 1928 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce,
CyclingRevealed Historian



Belloni Earns a Soggy Victory

The 24th edition of the Giro di Lombardia was held on November 3, 1928. The race started in Milan on a miserable weather day. Heavy rain cause severe flooding in key areas of the race.

Defending champion Alfredo Binda entered the race seeking his fourth consecutive Lombardia victory. In the pouring rain riders had multiple puncture and mechanical breakdowns. Binda had 4 punctures and unfortunately was forced to make “illegal wheel change” in order to continue.

Soggy Peloton

36 year old Gaetano Belloni, Lombardia champion in 1915 and 1918, out-sprinted 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 his 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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