6th Giro d'Italia 1914 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

1st Timed Giro... Calzolari Dominates

The winds of World War 1 were swirling at the start of the 1914 Giro d'Italia. This would be the final Giro until 1919.

This Giro (similar to the TdF in 1904) was to be known for a climate of severe weather, mistakes of race route, riders drafting cars, and sabotage with nails on the road. Only 8 of original 81 riders at the start finished the race.

In spite of a two stage blitz by Giuseppe Azzini, Alfonzo Calzolari of the Stucchi team dominated in the first Giro d'Italia to have a General Classification based on time.

 

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Milan-Cuneo, 468 km

Angelo Gremo (Ita)

Angelo Gremo (Ita)

Stage 2 Cuneo-Lucca, 340 km

Alfonzo Calzolari (Ita)

Alfonzo Calzolari (Ita)

Stage 3 Lucca-Rome, 430 km

Constante Girardengo (Ita)

Alfonzo Calzolari (Ita)

Stage 4 Rome-Avellino, 365 km

Giuseppe Azzini (Ita)

Alfonzo Calzolari (Ita)

Stage 5 Avellino-Bari, 328 km

Giuseppe Azzini (Ita)

Giuseppe Azzini (Ita)

Stage 6 Bari-L'Aquila, 428 km

Luigi Lucotti (Ita)

Alfonzo Calzolari (Ita)

Stage 7 L'Aquila-Lugo, 429 km

Pierino Albini (Ita)

Alfonzo Calzolari (Ita)

Stage 8 Lugo-Milan, 468 km

Pierino Albini (Ita)

Alfonzo Calzolari (Ita)



GdI May 24-June 7, 1914
3,256 Km

1. Alfonso CALZOLARI (Ita) 135h17'56"

2. Pierino Albini (Ita) 1h57'26"
3. Luigi Lucotti (Ita) 2h04'23"
Starters: 81
Finishers: 8
Average Speed: 23.374 km/h

 

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