35th Giro d'Italia 1952 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Coppi's Best Year

1952 marked the return of Fausto Coppi to prime form after injury and family tragedy. Coppi took the race lead on stage 10 but his dramatic stamp on the race came on stage 11. Coppi attacked all the climbs from Venezia to Bolzano and rode solo into the stadium (a cinder track) for a 5'20” stage win.

Fausto Coppi cruised into Milan for the victory and the first part of his second Giro/Tour de France double. (Tour de France 1952).

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Milan-Bologna, 2Stage 17 km

Giorgio Albani (Ita)

Giorgio Albani (Ita)

Stage 2 Bologna-Montecatini, 197 km

Angelo Conterno (Ita)

Angelo Conterno (Ita)

Stage 3 Montecatini-Siena, 205 km

Antonio Bevilacqua (Ita)

Nino Defilippis (Ita)

Stage 4 Siena-Rome, 250 km

Desire Keteleer (Bel)

Nino Defilippis (Ita)

Stage 5 Rome-Rocca di Papa, 35 km ITT

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Giancarlo Astrua (Ita)

Stage 6 Rome-Napoli, 238 km

Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)

Giancarlo Astrua (Ita)

Stage 7 Napoli-Roccaraso, 140 km

Giorgio Albani (Ita)

Giancarlo Astrua (Ita)

Stage 8 Roccaraso-Ancona, 224 km

Rino Benedetti (Ita)

Giancarlo Astrua (Ita)

Stage 9 Ancona-Riccione, 250 km

Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)

Giancarlo Astrua (Ita)

Stage 10 Riccione-Venezia, 285 km

Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 11 Venezia-Bolzano, 276 km

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 12 Bolzano-Bergamo, 226 km

Oreste Conte (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 13 Bergamo-Como, 143 km

Alfredo Pasotti (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 14 Erba-Como, 65 km ITT

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 15 Como-Genova, 247 km

Giuseppe Minardi (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 16 Genova-San Remo, 141 km

Annibale Brasola (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 17 San Remo-Cuneo, 190 km

Nino Defilippis (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 18 Cuneo-St Vincent, 190 km

Pasquale Fornara (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 19 St Vincent-Verbania, 298 km

Fritz Schaer (Sui)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 20 Verbania-Milan, 147 km

Antonio Bevilacqua (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

 

Mountain Jersey

* Raphael Geminiani (Fra)

 

GdI May 17 - June 8, 1952

3,964 Km

1. Fausto COPPI (Ita) 114h36'43"

2. Fiorenzo Magni (Ita) +9'18"
3. Ferdi Kubler (Sui) 9'24"
Starters: 112

Finishers: 91

Average Speed: 34.560 km/h

 

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