1936 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||16 May – 7 June|
|Stages||19, including two split stages|
|Distance||3,766 km (2,340 mi)|
|Winning time||120h 12' 30"|
|Winner||Gino Bartali (ITA)||(Legnano)|
|Second||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)||(Bianchi)|
|Third||Severino Canavesi (ITA)||(Ganna)|
|Mountains||Gino Bartali (ITA)||(Legnano)|
The 1936 Giro d'Italia was the 24th 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 161 km (100 mi) to Turin, finishing back in Milan on 7 June after a 248 km (154 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 3,766 km (2,340 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Gino Bartali of the Legnano team, with fellow Italians Giuseppe Olmo and Severino Canavesi coming in second and third respectively.
Of the 89 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 16 May, 45 of them made it to the finish in Rome on 7 June. Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team; 46 riders competed as part of a team, while the remaining 44 competed independently. The seven teams that partook in the race were: Bianchi, Dei, Fréjus, Ganna, Gloria, Legnano, and Maino.
The peloton was composed of only Italian riders due to the political situation involving Italy at the time. The field featured two former Giro d'Italia winners with Costante Girardengo who won the race in 1919 and 1923 and the returning champion Vasco Bergamaschi. Other notable Italian riders included Gino Bartali, Giovanni Valetti, and Giuseppe Olmo.
Route and stages
|1||16 May||Milan to Turin||161 km (100 mi)||Plain stage||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|2||17 May||Turin to Genoa||206 km (128 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Aldo Bini (ITA)|
|3||18 May||Genoa to Montecatini Terme||206 km (128 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)|
|19 May||Rest day|
|4||20 May||Montecatini Terme to Grosseto||220 km (137 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Fabio Battesini (ITA)|
|5||21 May||Grosseto to Rome||248 km (154 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|22 May||Rest day|
|6||23 May||Rome to Naples||230 km (143 mi)||Plain stage||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|7||24 May||Naples to Bari||283 km (176 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)|
|25 May||Rest day|
|8||26 May||Bari to Campobasso||243 km (151 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Olimpio Bizzi (ITA)|
|9||27 May||Campobasso to L'Aquila||204 km (127 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Gino Bartali (ITA)|
|10||28 May||L'Aquila to Rieti||117 km (73 mi)||Plain stage||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)|
|11||29 May||Rieti to Monte Terminillo||20 km (12 mi)||Individual time trial||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|12||30 May||Rieti to Florence||292 km (181 mi)||Plain stage||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|13||31 May||Florence to Cesenatico||139 km (86 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|14||1 June||Cesenatico to Ferrara||155 km (96 mi)||Plain stage||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)|
|15a||2 June||Ferrara to Padua||106 km (66 mi)||Plain stage||Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)|
|15b||Padua to Venice||39 km (24 mi)||Individual time trial||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|3 June||Rest day|
|16||4 June||Venice to Legnago||183 km (114 mi)||Plain stage||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|17a||5 June||Legnago to Riva del Garda||139 km (86 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|17b||Riva del Garda to Gardone Riviera||100 km (62 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Gino Bartali (ITA)|
|18||6 June||Gardone Riviera to Salsomaggiore Terme||206 km (128 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Gino Bartali (ITA)|
|19||7 June||Salsomaggiore Terme to Milan||248 km (154 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)|
|Total||3,766 km (2,340 mi)|
The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider – wore a pink jersey. This classification is the most important of the race, and its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro.
The winner of the team classification was determined by adding the finish times of the best three cyclists per team together and the team with the lowest total time was the winner. If a team had fewer than three riders finish, they were not eligible for the classification.
The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.
||Mountains classification||Team classification|
|1||Giuseppe Olmo||Giuseppe Olmo||not awarded||?|
|2||Aldo Bini||Aldo Bini|
|3||Raffaele Di Paco|
|4||Fabio Battesini||Gino Bartali|
|6||Giuseppe Olmo||Giuseppe Olmo|
|7||Raffaele Di Paco|
|9||Gino Bartali||Gino Bartali|
|10||Raffaele Di Paco|
|14||Raffaele Di Paco|
|15a||Raffaele Di Paco|
|Final||Gino Bartali||Gino Bartali||Legnano|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification|
|1||Gino Bartali (ITA)||Legnano||120h 12' 30"|
|2||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)||Bianchi||+ 2' 36"|
|3||Severino Canavesi (ITA)||Ganna||+ 7' 49"|
|4||Adalino Mealli (ITA)||Legnano||+ 14' 04"|
|5||Giovanni Valetti (ITA)||Fréjus||+ 14' 15"|
|6||Domenico Piemontesi (ITA)||Bianchi||+ 16' 31"|
|7||Ambrogio Morelli (ITA)||Ganna||+ 17' 44"|
|8||Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)||Maino||+ 18' 35"|
|9||Enrico Mollo (ITA)||Gloria||+ 19' 27"|
|10||Edoardo Molinar (ITA)||—||+ 20' 48"|
|1||Gino Bartali (ITA)||Legnano||38.5|
|2||Severino Canavesi (ITA)||Ganna||25|
|3||Edoardo Molinar (ITA)||—||11|
|4||Enrico Mollo (ITA)||Gloria||10|
|5||Adalino Mealli (ITA)||Legnano||6|
|6||Giuseppe Olmo (ITA)||Bianchi||5|
|7||Romeo Rossi (ITA)||—||4|
|Mario Vicini (ITA)||—|
|9||Giovanni Valetti (ITA)||Fréjus||2.5|
|10||Pietro Rimoldi (ITA)||—||2|
|Luigi Macchi (ITA)||Gloria|
|Walter Generati (ITA)||—|
|Alfredo Mamesi (ITA)||Gloria|
|Luigi Giacobbe (ITA)||—|
|Cesare Del Cancia (ITA)||Ganna|
- In 1936, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that stages 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17a, 17b, 18, and 19 included major mountains. The stage 11 individual time trial also featured a summit finish atop Monte Terminillo.
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