1905 Giro di Lombardia

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1905 Giro di Lombardia
Race details
Dates November 12
Stages 1
Distance 230.5 km (143.2 mi)
Winning time 9h 13' 52"
Results
  Winner  Giovanni Gerbi (ITA) (Maino)
  Second  Giovanni Rossignoli (ITA) (Bianchi)
  Third  Luigi Ganna (ITA) (Rudge-Whitworth)
1906 →

The 1905 Giro di Lombardia was the 1st edition of the Giro di Lombardia, a classic one-day cycle race organised by La Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy. The single day event was held on November 12, 1905.[1][2][3] It was won by Italian Giovanni Gerbi of the Maino team.

The race[edit]

The race started with 55 riders. Giovanni Gerbi made his winning move at a railroad crossing.[4] He jumped up the crossing and back onto the course and rode ahead, while a few riders behind crashed. Gerbi stretched his advantage to forty minutes. Of the riders that began the race, twelve finished the course.

Results[edit]

Final results (1-10)[1][2]
Rank Cyclist Team Time
1  Giovanni Gerbi (ITA) Maino 11h 04' 15"
2  Giovanni Rossingoli (ITA) Bianchi + 40' 11"
3  Luigi Ganna (ITA) Rudge-Whitworth + 40' 46"
4  Carlo Galetti (ITA) s.t.
5  Carlo Mairani (ITA) + 1h 32' 08"
6  Alfredo Jacarossi (ITA) Rudge-Whitworth + 1h 33' 08"
7  Battista Danesi (ITA) s.t.
8  Andrea Massironi (ITA) Rudge-Whitworth + 1h 42' 08"
9  Luigi Mori (ITA) + 1h 43' 08"
10  Gualtiero Farina (ITA) Bianchi + 1h 46' 08"

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1905 Giro di Lombardia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on May 8, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Il giro di Lombardia" [The Tour of Lombardy]. La Stampa (in Italian). Editrice La Stampa. November 13, 1905. p. 3. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Il giro ciclistico di Lombardia" [The Cycling Tour of Lombardy]. La Stampa (in Italian). Editrice La Stampa. November 9, 1905. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  4. ^ Richard Pestes (October 11, 2011). "Lombardia 1905: Gerbi The "Red Devil"". PezCycling News. Pez. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2012.