40th Giro di Lombardia 1946 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Fausto Coppi's First Lombardia Victory

The 39th edition of the Giro di Lombardia was held on October 27, 1946.

Fausto Coppi (Bianchi) used a late surge to breakaway from Luigi Casola (Bustese) and Michele Motta (Welter). Coppi rode across the finish line for an impressive 40” victory. The 1946 was Coppi’s first of five Lombardia victories

GdL October 27, 1946
231 Km, Milan-Milan (Vigorelli Velodrome)

1. Fausto COPPI (Ita) 6h24'30"

2. Luigi Casola (Ita) +40"
3. Michele Motta (Ita)
Starters: 129
Finishers: 50
Average Speed: 36.961 km/h


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