4th Giro d'Italia 1912 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

The Giro in 1912... A Team Competition

In 1912 the organizers of the Giro d'Italia tested a new format contesting the race by trade-teams. Fourteen teams of 4 riders each competed for the championship.

The extremely powerful Atala-Dunlop team, led by Giro d'Italia champions Luigi Ganna (1909) and Carlo Galetti (1910, 1911), took the stage 1 win and controlled the race start to finish.

SPECIAL NOTE: Stage 4 from Pescara to Rome experienced a rider strike and had to be canceled. Riders protested a 50 km extention to the stage and rode the train into Rome. Angry fans treatened to lynch race organizers, demanding the return of program fees.

SPECIAL NOTE: Carlo Galetti had the fastest time in the unofficial rider General Classification.

 

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Milan-Padova, 399 km

Giovanni Michelotto (Ita)

ATALA-DUNLOP

Stage 2 Padova-Bologna, 329 km

Vincenzo Borgarello (Ita)

ATALA-DUNLOP

Stage 3 Bologna-Pescara, 362 km

Ernesto Azzini (Ita)

ATALA-DUNLOP

Stage 4 Pescara-Rome, * Canceled

Stage Canceled (rider strike)

ATALA-DUNLOP

Stage 5 Rome-Firenze, 337 km

Carlo Galetti (Ita)

ATALA-DUNLOP

Stage 6 Firenze-Genova, 267 km

Lauro Bordin (Ita)

ATALA-DUNLOP

Stage 7 Genova-Torino, 225 km

Vincenzo Borgarello (Ita)

ATALA-DUNLOP

Stage 8 Torino-Milan, 281 km

Giovanni Micheletto (Ita)

ATALA-DUNLOP

Stage 9 Milan-Bergamo, 235 km

Vincenzo Borgarello (Ita)

ATALA-DUNLOP



GdI May 19-June 2, 1912
2,435 Km
Team General Classification

1. ATALA-DUNLOP

Ganna, Galetti, Micheletto, Pavesi
2. PEUGEOT
3. GERBI
Unofficial General Classification
1. Carlo Galetti (Ita) 100h02'57" ATALA-DUNLOP
2. Giovanni Micheletto (Ita) ATALA-DUNLOP
3. Giovanni Rossignoli (Ita) GERBI
Starters: 56
Finishers: 26


1st- ATALA-DUNLOP
2nd- PEUGEOT
3rd- GERBI
#17 Luigi GANNA #5 Carlo Durando #13 Giovanni Gerbi
#18 Carlo GALETTI #6 Angelo Gremo #14 Giovanni Rossignoli
#19 Giovanni MICHELETTO #7 Ugo Agostoni #15 Pietro Albini
#20 Eberardo PAVESI #8 Domenico Allasia #16 Lauro Bordin

 

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