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1913 Giro d'Italia

1913 Giro d'Italia
Race Route
Race Route
Race details
Dates6–22 May 1913
Distance2,932 km (1,822 mi)
Winning time135h 15' 56"
  Winner  Carlo Oriani (ITA) (Maino)
  Second  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA) (Legnano)
  Third  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA) (OTAV)

  Team Maino
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The 1913 Giro d'Italia was the fifth edition of the Giro d'Italia, a Grand Tour organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 6 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 341 km (212 mi) to Genoa, finishing back in Milan on 22 May after a 321.1 km (200 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 2,932 km (1,822 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Carlo Oriani of the Maino team.[1][2] Second and third respectively were the Italian riders Eberardo Pavesi and Giuseppe Azzini.[3]

It was the last Giro with a final classification in points and the first one in which the final winner of the race did not win a single stage. The Giro saw the debut of the twenty-year-old Costante Girardengo, who won the 6th stage. The 1913 Giro was the last concluded by Luigi Ganna, winner of the first edition.

Changes from the 1912 Giro d'Italia

Outside the yearly changes in the route, race length, and number of stages, the biggest change to how the general classification was to be calculated. The race organizers decided to change back to the way the general classification had been calculated in the earlier editions, by the individual and the awarding of points based on how high the rider placed in each stage rather than doing a team points based system like the previous edition.


Of the 99 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 6 May,[4] 35 of them made it to the finish in Milan on 22 May.[5] Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team. There were eight teams that competed in the race: Ganna-Dunlop, Gerbi-Dunlop, Globo-Dunlop, Legnano-Dunlop, Maino-Pirelli, Otav-Pirelli, Peugeot Italy-Tedeschi, and Stucchi-Dunlop.[5]

The peloton was composed completely of Italians.[5] The field featured three former Giro d'Italia champions in the 1909 winner Luigi Ganna, three-time winner and returning champion Carlo Galetti, and returning champion Eberardo Pavesi.[5] Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Giovanni Rossignoli, Alfredo Sivocci, Carlo Oriani, and Giuseppe Azzini.[5]

Among the riders was Edoardo Bardelli, who had recently turned seventeen. Bardelli is the youngest rider to have started the Giro d'Italia.[6]

Final standings

Stage results

Stage results[5][7][8]
Stage Date Course Distance Type[Notes 1] Winner Race Leader
1 6 May Milan to Genoa 341 km (212 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)
2 8 May Genoa to Siena 332 km (206 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA)  Pierino Albini (ITA)
3 10 May Siena to Rome 317.9 km (198 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)
4 12 May Rome to Salerno 341 km (212 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)
5 14 May Salerno to Bari 295.6 km (184 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA)  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA)
6 16 May Bari to Campobasso 256 km (159 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA)
7 18 May Campobasso to Ascoli Piceno 313.2 km (195 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Clemente Canepari (ITA)  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA)
8 20 May Ascoli Piceno to Rovigo 413.8 km (257 mi) Plain stage  Lauro Bordin (ITA)  Carlo Oriani (ITA)
9 22 May Rovigo to Milan 321.5 km (200 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA)  Carlo Oriani (ITA)
Total 2,932 km (1,822 mi)

General classification

A man looking at a camera while posing.
Carlo Oriani won the race after taking the lead upon the conclusion of the eighth leg.

There were 35 cyclists who had completed all nine stages. For these cyclists, the points they received from each of their stage placing's were added up for the general classification. The cyclist with the least accumulated points was the winner.

Final general classification (1–10)[2][5][9]
Rank Name Team Point
1  Carlo Oriani (ITA) Maino 37
2  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA) Legnano 43
3  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA) Otav 48
4  Pierino Albini (ITA) Legnano 61
5  Luigi Ganna (ITA) Ganna 64
6  Costante Girardengo (ITA) Maino 74
 Leopoldo Torricelli (ITA) Maino
8  Giuseppe Contesini (ITA) Globo-Dunlop 81
9  Giovanni Cervi (ITA) Gerbi-Dunlop 82
10  Giovanni Rossignoli (ITA) Globo-Dunlop 89

Isolati rider classification

There was a classification for only the isolati riders that was called the "Premio Momo," it was calculated in the same manner as the general classification.[10]

Final isolati classification (1–5)[10][11]
Rank Name Team Point
1  Michele Robotti (ITA) Ganna 99
2  Camillo Bertarelli (ITA) Ganna 103
3  Emilio Petiva (ITA) 116
4  Luigi Lucotti (ITA) 120
5  Giovanni Cassetta (ITA) Goericke 131

Team classification

To be eligible for the team classification, known in Italian as the Premio dell'Industria, the team must have three riders complete the course.> For each team that had at least the necessary three riders complete the race, the three riders with the lowest point totals from the team would be added together to give each team its score.[10] The team with the lowest total of points was the winner of the classification.[10]

Final team classification (1–4)[10]
Rank Team Points
1 Maino 185
2 Legnano 201
3 Globo 302
4 Otav 305


Upon winning the race, Carlo Oriani enlisted in the Corps of the Bersaglieri, the Italian infantry, and got commissioned into World War I.[12] Oriani died in a military hospital in Casserta.[12]



  1. ^ In 1913, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and ninth stages included major mountains.


  1. ^ "La Vuelta De Italia" [The Giro d'Italia] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 29 May 1913. p. 3. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "La Vuelta De Italia" [The Giro d'Italia] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 29 May 1913. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  3. ^ "La Stampa - Consultazione Archivio". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ De Stefani 1914, p. 259.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Bill and Carol McGann. "1913 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
  6. ^ van den Akker, Pieter (2023). Giro d'Italia rules and statistics. p. 11. ISBN 979-8863173719.
  7. ^ Barry Boyce. "Oriani Victory Without a Stage Win". CyclingRevealed. CyclingRevealed. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
  8. ^ "La Stampa - Consultazione Archivio". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Giro d'Italia 1913". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e De Stefani 1914, p. 262.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ a b "1913". Giro d'Italia. La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-06-07. Retrieved 13 June 2017.


  • De Stefani, Alessandro (1914), R. Bemporad & Figlio-Firenze (ed.), "VI: Ciclismo e Motociclismo" [VI: Cycling and Motorcycling], Almanacco dello Sport Anno 1914 (in Italian), Cartiera B. Nodari & C. of Lugo di Vicenza, p. 254–272, archived from the original on 2015-03-14, retrieved 7 July 2013
  • Societa della Gazzetta dello Sport, ed. (15 May 1913), "Il Giro d'Italia" [The Tour of Italy], Lo Sport Illustrato (in Italian), vol. 1, no. 3, Galleria Vittorio Eman., pp. 12–19, archived from the original on 16 October 2019, retrieved 7 July 2013

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