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The start was on May 13, 1909 at 3 and few minutes in the morning, not in a central area of Milan, Loreto square.
It was an incredible race: at the start there was a collective fall from which the Gerbi’s bicycle, one of the favorites, was wretched.
The last stage of the first Giro started on May 30, 1909. Ganna was in the lead but was forced to stop for a puncture: fortune favored him again by finding the first ciclysts a closed-level pass that reduced the separation, filled only Near Milan, near Musocco.
The arrival at the center of the Civic Arena was first cut off by the eighteen-year-old Beni, while Ganna followed the third. But with only 25 points, Luigi Ganna won the first Giro while Rossignoli, his great opponent, had well 15 more. At the Milan goal, only 50 cyclists from the 127 starters arrived.
Luigi Ganna, interviewed at the final arrival in Milan, seems to have said lazily:
Luigi Ganna, 1883 from Induno Olona.
The young Luigi Ganna, a farmer’s son, took his bicycle every morning, stared at his handlebars with a loaf of bread and a bottle of sweetened water with a little bottle of wine, and went to work in Milan. Every day 100 km to go and return from Induno Olona to Milan to work ten hours as bricklayer (magütt).
Ganna during a stage, 1909.
Luigi Ganna’s dream was to buy a home and open a small bicycle building factory. With the victory at the Giro d’Italia “the bricks for the house were all”
In August 29, 1909, He becomes 50km Italian Champion in 1h 7’21 “.
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