3rd Milan-San Remo 1909 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian




Milan-San Remo's 1st Italian Winner

A record number of riders (104) started the 1909 edition of Milan-San Remo as the international status of the race soared.

Luigi Ganna, second place in 1908, trained very rigorously for two months before the race. He raced brilliantly and set a record average speed beating Emile Georget (Fra) by 3 minutes and third placed Giovanni Cuniolo (Ita) by 18 minutes.

SPECIAL NOTE: 1909 was the first year that race officials allowed the change of bike for a mechanical problem.

M-SR April 4, 1909
286.7 Km

1. Luigi GANNA (Ita) +9h32'00"

2. Emile Georget (Fra) +3'00"
3. Giovanni Cuniolo (Ita) +18'00"
Starters: 104
Finishers: 57
Average Speed: 30.073 km/h (Record Ave. Speed)

M-SR 1908

M-SR 1910

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