Giro de Italia 1909 Primera Edición / First Giro d'Italia
Il primo Giro d'Italia 1909
13 maggio 1909 La prima edizione del Giro d`Italia
Le pillole d'archivio del Touring Club Italiano -- Il Giro d'Italia 1909
(PRIMati sportivi) PRIMO GIRO D'ITALIA 13 maggio 1909 RAI STORIA Accadde - PARTENZA-ARRIVO: MILANO
The 1909 Giro d'Italia was the inaugural running of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The event began in Milan on 13 May with a 397 km (247 mi) first stage to Bologna, finishing back in Milan on 30 May after a final stage of 206 km (128 mi) and a total distance covered of 2,447.9 km (1,521 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Luigi Ganna of the Atala team, with fellow Italians Carlo Galetti and Giovanni Rossignoli coming in second and third respectively.