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Gran Premio della Liberazione

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Gran Premio della Liberazione
Race details
Date25 April
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
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History (men)
First edition1946 (1946)
Editions77 (as of 2024)
First winner Gustavo Guglielmetti (ITA)
Most wins Antonio Toniolo (ITA) (2 wins)
Most recent Davide Donati (ITA)
Women's history
First edition2016 (2016)
Final edition2022
First winner Marta Bastianelli (ITA)
Most wins Marta Bastianelli (ITA) (2 wins)
Final winner Silvia Persico (ITA)

Gran Premio della Liberazione is an Italian road bicycle race that has been held annually on 25 April since 1946. It marks the anniversary of the 1945 fall of Benito Mussolini's Italian Social Republic. It is a Single-day race that is rated 1.2 on the UCI Europe Tour.


Men's race

Year Country Rider Team
1946  Italy Gustavo Guglielmetti
1947  Italy Spartaco Rosati
1948  Italy Bruno Fossa
1949  Italy Arnaldo Benfenati
1950  Italy Donato Piazza
1951  Italy Vincenzo Zucconelli
1952  Italy Renzo Ghirardi
1953  Italy Nazareno Venturini
1954  Italy Cleto Maule
1955  Italy Giancarlo Ceppi
1956  Italy Aurelio Cestari
1957  Italy Salvatore Morucci
1958  Italy Remo Tamagni
1959  Italy Romeo Venturelli
1960  France René Bianchi
1961  Italy Teodoro Cerbella
1962  Italy Antonio Toniolo
1963  Italy Antonio Toniolo
1964  Italy Carlo Storai
1965  Italy Ferruccio Manza
1966  Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Kvapil
1967  Italy Carlo Galazzi
1968  Italy Attilio Rota
1969  Italy Pietro Mingardi
1970  Czechoslovakia Rudolf Labus
1971  Italy Giuseppe Milioli
1972  Soviet Union Yuri Osincew
1973  Soviet Union Ivan Trifonov
1974  Yugoslavia Cvitko Bilić
1975  Italy Palmiro Masciarelli
1976  Great Britain William Nickson
1977  Great Britain Bob Downs
1978  Denmark Henning Jørgensen
1979  Italy Walter Delle Case
1980  Italy Marco Cattaneo
1981  Soviet Union Ivan Mitchenko
1982  Poland Andrej Serediuk
1983  Italy Claudio Golinelli
1984  Spain Manuel Domínguez
1985  Italy Gianni Bugno
1986  Netherlands Mark van Orsouw
1987  Soviet Union Dimitri Konyshev
1988  West Germany Bernd Gröne
1989  Poland Joachim Halupczok
1990  West Germany Uwe Winter
1991  Italy Andrea Solagna
1992  United States Vassili Davidenko
1993  Italy Alessandro Bertolini
1994  Denmark Alex Petersen
1995  Italy Paolo Valoti
1996  Italy Davide Casarotto
1997  Italy Cristiano Citton
1998  Italy Roberto Savoldi
1999  Italy Marco Zanotti
2000  Italy Lorenzo Bernucci Vellutex
2001  Italy Alberto Loddo Zoccorinese–Vellutex
2002  Italy Andrea Sanvido Team Parolin–Radio Birikina
2003  Italy Devid Garbelli Bergamasca 1902
2004  Italy Daniele Colli Zalf–Désirée–Fior
2005  Australia Christopher Sutton Australia (national team)
2006  Australia Matthew Goss–AIS
2007  Italy Manuele Boaro Zalf–Désirée–Fior
2008  Italy Andrea Grendene Filmop Sorelle Ramonda Bottoli
2009  Italy Sacha Modolo Zalf–Désirée–Fior
2010  Slovenia Jan Tratnik Slovenia (national team)
2011  Italy Matteo Trentin Team Brilla–Pasta Montegrappa
2012  Italy Enrico Barbin U.C. Trevigiani–Dynamon–Bottoli
2013  Belarus Ilia Koshevoy Big Hunter Seanese
2014  Russia Evgeny Shalunov Lokosphinx
2015  Argentina Lucas Gaday Unieuro–Wilier
2016  Italy Vincenzo Albanese Hopplà–Petroli Firenze
2017  Italy Seid Lizde Team Colpack
2018  Italy Alessandro Fedeli Trevigiani Phonix–Hemus 1896
2019 No race due to financial reasons[1]
2020 No race due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy
2021  Italy Michele Gazzoli Team Colpack–Ballan
2022  Germany Henri Uhlig Germany
2023  Italy Alessandro Romele Team Colpack–Ballan
2024  Italy Davide Donati Biesse–Carrera

Women's race

In 2016, the Gran Premio della Liberazione Pink was held for the first time,[2] after a previous GP Liberazione race was held between 1989 and 2012.

Year Country Rider Team
2016  Italy Marta Bastianelli Alé–Cipollini
2017  Italy Marta Bastianelli Alé–Cipollini
2018  Italy Letizia Paternoster Astana
2022  Italy Silvia Persico Valcar–Travel & Service
2023  Italy Silvia Zanardi Bepink


  1. ^ Farina, Alessandro (24 April 2019). "GP Liberazione 2019: una corsa storica quest'anno non si disputerà. Le cause della cancellazione" [GP Liberazione 2019: a historic race will not be held this year. The causes of the cancellation]. OA Sport (in Italian). CLESS soc. coop. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Gran Premio Liberazione Pink 2016 La spunta Marta Bastianelli" [Marta Bastianelli wins Gran Premio Liberazione Pink 2016]. Cyclinside (in Italian). Guido Rubino. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2021. La prima edizione del Gran Premio Liberazione femminile ha visto la vittoria di Marta Bastianelli, in volata, con un ottimo terzo posto di Arianna Fidanza. [The first edition of the Women's Gran Premio Liberazione saw the victory of Marta Bastianelli, in the sprint, with an excellent third place by Arianna Fidanza.]

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