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26th Milan-San Remo 1933 (Italy)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

The Human Locomotive Charges to Victory

Learco "Human Locomotive" Guerra (Ita) powered a 9 rider breakaway over the Turchino Pass. Racing through cold temperatures and cloudy skies the group, including World Champion Alfredo Binda, escaped the peloton lead by forty year old Costante Girardengo. Over the Capo Berta with 30 km to go the lead group was down to 7 riders. Guerra and Binda drove a hard pace. Misfortune hit the breakaway 25 km from the finish when Binda and his teammate Rafaele Di Paco crashed heavily and lost contact with leaders.

At the finish in San Remo Guerra left no doubt sprinting past defending M-SR champion Alfredo Bovet and Pietro Rimoldi for the prestigious victory. Costante Girardengo, 6-time winner of Milan-San Remo, sprinted in for 11th place.

Learco Guerra (Maino-Clément)

SPECIAL NOTE: Learco Guerra's winning average speed 36.331 km/h set a new M-SR record. The effort broke the previous record of 2nd placed Alfredo Bovet's 1932 average of 34.432 km/h.

M-SR March 26, 1933
282 Km

1. Learco GUERRA (Ita) 7h50'41"

2. Alfredo Bovet (Ita)

3. Pietro Rimoldi (Ita)

Starters: 156
Finishers: 90
Average Speed: 36.331 km/h *New Record

M-SR 1932

M-SR 1934

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