1925 Giro d'Italia

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1925 Giro d'Italia
Route of the 13th Giro d'Italia.
Route of the 13th Giro d'Italia.
Race details
Dates 16 May – 7 June
Stages 12
Distance 3,520.5 km (2,188 mi)
Winning time 137h 31' 13"
  Winner  Alfredo Binda (ITA) (Legnano)
  Second  Costante Girardengo (ITA) (Wolsit-Pirelli)
  Third  Giovanni Brunero (ITA) (Legnano)

  Team Legnano
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The 1925 Giro d'Italia was the 13th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 16 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 278.1 km (173 mi) to Turin, finishing back in Milan on 7 June after a 307.9 km (191 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 3,520.5 km (2,188 mi). The race was won by the Alfredo Binda of the Legnano team. Second and third respectively were the Italian riders Costante Girardengo and Giovanni Brunero.[1][2]


Of the 126 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 16 May, 39 of them made it to the finish in Milan on 7 June.[3] Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team. There were six teams that competed in the race: Aliprandi-Pirelli, Jenis, Legnano-Pirelli, Olympia-Pirelli, Peugeot-Pirelli, and Wolsit-Pirelli.[3]

The peloton was completely composed of Italians,[3] a trend which continued until the 1950s because of Italy's fascist policies and political climate.[4] The field featured two former Giro d'Italia champions in the 1919 Giro d'Italia winner Costante Girardengo and returning champion Giovanni Brunero.[3] Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Gaetano Belloni, Giovanni Rossignoli, and Pietro Bestetti.[3] This was the first Giro d'Italia that Alfredo Binda competed in.[3]

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage results[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type[Notes 1] Winner Race Leader
1 16 May Milan to Turin 278.1 km (173 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Pietro Linari (ITA)  Pietro Linari (ITA)
2 18 May Turin to Arenzano 279.2 km (173 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)
3 20 May Arenzano to Pisa 315 km (196 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Pierino Bestetti (ITA)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)
4 22 May Pisa to Rome 337.1 km (209 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)
5 24 May Rome to Naples 260 km (162 mi) Plain stage  Gaetano Belloni (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
6 26 May Naples to Bari 314.2 km (195 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
7 28 May Bari to Benevento 234.9 km (146 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
8 30 May Benevento to Sulmona 275 km (171 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giovanni Brunero (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
9 1 June Sulmona to Arezzo 376.8 km (234 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
10 3 June Arezzo to Forlì 224.3 km (139 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
11 5 June Forlì to Verona 318 km (198 mi) Plain stage  Costante Girardengo (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
12 7 June Verona to Milan 307.9 km (191 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gaetano Belloni (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
Total 3,520 km (2,187 mi)

General classification[edit]

There were 39 cyclists who had completed all twelve stages. For these cyclists, the times they had needed in each stage was added up for the general classification. The cyclist with the least accumulated time was the winner. Riccardo Gagliardi won the prize for best ranked independent rider in the general classification.[5]

Final general classification (1–10)[3]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Alfredo Binda (ITA) Legnano 137h 31' 13"
2  Costante Girardengo (ITA) Wolsit + 4' 58"
3  Giovanni Brunero (ITA) Legnano + 7' 22"
4  Gaetano Belloni (ITA) Wolsit + 26' 29"
5  Nello Ciaccheri (ITA) Legnano + 37' 57"
6  Ermanno Vallazza (ITA) Legnano + 1h 00' 27"
7  Pierino Bestetti (ITA) Wolsit + 1h 15' 10"
8  Gianbattista Gilli (ITA) + 1h 25' 18"
9  Giovanni Trentarossi (ITA) + 1h 40' 45"
10  Pasquale Di Pietro (ITA) + 2h 31' 23"


  1. ^ In 1925, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the first, second, third, fourth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and twelfth stages included major mountains.


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  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-02-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "1925". Giro d'Italia. La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2017. Archived from the original on June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "I vincitori delle categorie speciali" [The winners of the special categories]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 14 June 1950. p. 6. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013.