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LUIGI GANNA
Ganna was nicknamed “
El Luisin”, also “Luison”, and was the winner of the first Giro d’Italia. He was born in Induno Olona on 1st December 1883, and used to travel to Milan everyday to work as a builder. Instead of travelling by train, Ganna preferred his bike… His parents didn’t want him to be a cyclist so, in 1905, he was forced to compete secretly in two races. His third race was the Giro di Lombardia, an exploit that won him the tidy sum of 18 lire, which finally convinced his parents. From that day on Ganna accomplished one splendid triumph after another: his contract with Bianchi, winning the Milan-Turin, two thirds and a second place in the Giro di Lombardia, and a silver in the Milan–Sanremo. 1909 was a glorious year for “Good Ganna”, as the journalists called him: he won the Milan-Sanremo and the first Giro d’Italia in history. First a builder, then a cyclist and then a businessman. Ganna opened a bicycle factory in 1912; Fiorenzo Magni would later ride one of Ganna’s bikes. Luigi Ganna died in Varese on 2nd October, 1957.



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Number 2 in my favorite all time cyclists. Fiorenzo Magni (born December 71920) was an Italian cyclist. He was born in Vaianoprovince of Prato (Tuscany). He was the “third man” of the golden age of Italian cycling, at the time of the great rivalry between Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali. The highlights of his career were his three overall wins in the 19481951 and 1955 Giro d’Italia, and the three consecutive wins (record) at the Ronde van Vlaanderen (1949, 1950 and 1951).

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Eddy Merckx Hour Record Bike


Posted in Uncategorized by lagazzettadellabici on June 27, 2008

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I’VE JUST FINISHED READING THIS….

Posted in Uncategorized by lagazzettadellabici on June 27, 2008


Giro d’Italia 88 – Andy Hampsten 20º Aniversario (Gavia)

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Gavia 88

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HOW BRITISH PRO TEAM IS RAPIDLY TAKING SHAPE FROM CYCLING WEEKLY….

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