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. World War 2 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 (Vigorelli Velodrome)

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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