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1936 Giro d'Italia

1936 Giro d'Italia
Race Route
Race Route
Race details
Dates16 May – 7 June 1936
Stages19, including two split stages
Distance3,766 km (2,340 mi)
Winning time120h 12' 30"
Winner  Gino Bartali (ITA) (Legnano)
  Second  Giuseppe Olmo (ITA) (Bianchi)
  Third  Severino Canavesi (ITA) (Ganna)

  Mountains  Gino Bartali (ITA) (Legnano)
  Team Legnano
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The 1936 Giro d'Italia was the 24th edition of the Giro d'Italia, 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 Gino Bartali of the Legnano team, with fellow Italians Giuseppe Olmo and Severino Canavesi coming in second and third respectively.[1]


Of the 89 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 16 May,[2] 45 of them made it to the finish in Rome on 7 June.[3] 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.[2] The seven teams that partook in the race were: Bianchi, Dei, Fréjus, Ganna, Gloria, Legnano, and Maino.[3]

The peloton was composed of only Italian riders due to the political situation involving Italy at the time.[3] 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.[2][3] Other notable Italian riders included Gino Bartali, Giovanni Valetti, and Giuseppe Olmo.[2][3]

Route and stages

Stage results[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type[N 1] Winner
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)

Classification leadership

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.[4]

The highest ranked isolati cyclist in the general classification were tracked.

In the mountains classification, the race organizers selected different mountains that the route crossed and awarded points to the riders who crossed them first.[4]

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.[3][5] If a team had fewer than three riders finish, they were not eligible for the classification.[5]

The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.

Stage Winner General classification
Best isolati rider Mountains classification Team classification
1 Giuseppe Olmo Giuseppe Olmo Remo Bertoni, Isidoro Piubellini, Auguste Como, Luigi Macchi, Giuppono, and Eugenio Gestri not awarded ?
2 Aldo Bini Aldo Bini Remo Bertoni, Isidoro Piubellini, Luigi Macchi, and Eugenio Gestri
3 Raffaele Di Paco Isidoro Piubellini & Luigi Macchi
4 Fabio Battesini Gino Bartali
5 Giuseppe Olmo Isidoro Piubellini
6 Giuseppe Olmo Aldo Bini & Giuseppe Olmo[N 2]
7 Raffaele Di Paco Giuseppe Olmo
8 Olimpio Bizzi
9 Gino Bartali Gino Bartali Edoardo Molinar
10 Raffaele Di Paco
11 Giuseppe Olmo
12 Giuseppe Olmo Legnano
13 Giuseppe Olmo Bianchi
14 Raffaele Di Paco
15a Raffaele Di Paco
15b Giuseppe Olmo
16 Giuseppe Olmo
17a Giuseppe Olmo Legnano
17b Gino Bartali
18 Gino Bartali
19 Giuseppe Olmo
Final Gino Bartali! Edoardo Molinar Gino Bartali Legnano

Final standings

  A pink jersey   Denotes the winner of the General classification

General classification

Final general classification (1–10)[3][7]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Gino Bartali (ITA) Pink jersey 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"

Isolati classification[edit]

Final isolati rider classification (1–10)[7]
Rank Name Time
1  Edoardo Molinar (ITA) 120h 33' 18""
2  Mario Vicini (ITA) + 17' 13"
3  Luigi Macchi (ITA) + 24' 25"
4  Fausto Montesi (ITA) + 26' 16"
5  Aurelio Scazzola (ITA) + 41' 18"
6  Augusto Como (ITA) + 50' 48"
7  Umberto Guarducci (ITA) + 56' 56"
8  Carlo Moretti (ITA) + 1h 01' 31"
9  Pietro Rimoldi (ITA) + 1h 21' 18"
10  Ambrogio Perego (ITA) + 2h 35' 12"

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[3][7]
Name Team Points
1  Gino Bartali (ITA) Pink jersey 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

Team classification

Final team classification (1–7)[3][5]
Team Time
1 Legnano 361h 29' 35"
2 Ganna + 4' 59"
3 Bianchi + 6' 59"
4 Frèjus + 22' 02"
5 Gloria + 29' 39"
6 Maino + 1h 01' 07"
7 Dei + 3h 15' 09"


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Aldo Bini and Giuseppe Olmo had the same amount of time raced and number of points following the stage. The finish of the stage between the two of them was so close, the race organizers let them both wear the pink jersey as leader of the general classification during the seventh stage.[6]
  1. ^ "Edición del Monday 8 June 1936, Página 7 - Hemeroteca -". Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  2. ^ a b c d "Gli iscritti" [Subscribers]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). 16 May 1935. p. 2. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Bill and Carol McGann. "1936 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
  4. ^ a b Laura Weislo (13 May 2008). "Giro d'Italia classifications demystified". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Archived from the original on 8 May 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "La vittoria di Di Paco nell'ultima tappa" [The victory of Di Paco in the last stage]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). Milan, Italy. 8 June 1936. p. 2. Archived from the original on 11 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  6. ^ "1936". Giro d'Italia. La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2017. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "Gino Bartali si aggiudica l'ambito premio del Duce trionfando meritatamente nel 24 Giro d'Italia" [Gino Bartali won the coveted prize of the Duce deservedly triumphing in the 24th Tour of Italy]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). Milan, Italy. 8 June 1936. p. 1. Archived from the original on 11 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
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