16th Giro d'Italia 1928 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Binda Battles Piemontesi

The 12 stages of the 1928 Giro d'Italia were dominated by both Alfredo Binda and Domenico Piemontesi. Daily the two battled, Binda had 6 stage wins to Piemontesi's 5 wins. However, the close overall classification was blown apart on the 323 km stage 8 from Rome to Pistoia, when a Binda led breakaway gain over 6 minutes on Piemontesi.

Alfredo Binda rolled into Milan on stage 12 to gain his 2nd consecutive and 3rd overall Giro d'Italia victory.

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Milan-Trento, 233 km

Domenico Piemontesi (Ita)

Domenico Piemontesi (Ita)

Stage 2 Trento-Forli, 312 km

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Domenico Piemontesi (Ita)

Stage 3 Predappio-Arezzo, 148 km

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Domenico Piemontesi (Ita)

Stage 4 Arezzo-Sulmona, 327 km

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Stage 5 Sulmona-Foggia, 254 km

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Stage 6 Foggia-Napoli, 248 km

Domenico Piemontesi (Ita)

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Stage 7 Napoli-Rome, 275 km

Domenico Piemontesi (Ita)

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Stage 8 Rome-Pistoia, 323 km

Albino Binda (Ita)

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Stage 9 Pistoia-Modena, 206 km

Domenico Piemontesi (Ita)

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Stage 10 Modena-Genova, 270 km

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Stage 11 Genova-Torino, 195 km

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Stage 12 Torino-Milan, 251 km

Domenico Piemontesi (Ita)

Alfredo Binda (Ita)

 

GdI May 12-June 3, 1928

3,042 Km

1. Alfredo BINDA (Ita) 114h15'19"

2. Giuseppe Pancera (Ita) +18'13"
3. Bartolomeo Aimo (Ita) +27'25"
Starters: 298 !

Finishers: 126

Average Speed: 26.748 km/h

 

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