66th Giro di Lombardia 1972 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian




Defending Giro di Lombardia champion Eddy Merckx attacked on the climb to Schignano. No one could answer the move and Merckx rode steadily into Como for a 1 min. 27 sec. victory.

SPECIAL NOTE: The 'Cannibal' Eddy Merckx matched Fausto Coppi's 1949 Tripletta (the Italian Triple) by winning Milan-San Remo, the Giro d'Italia, and the Giro di Lombardia in the same year!!!

GdL October 7, 1972
266 Km, Milan-Como

1. Eddy MERCKX (Bel) 6h47'54"

2. Cyrille Guimard (Fra) +1'27"
3. Felice Gimondi (Ita)
Starters: 158
Finishers: 17
Average Speed: 39.330 km/h


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