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1914 Giro d'Italia

6th edition: May 24 - June 7

Results, stages with running GC, photos and history

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1914 Giro Quick Facts:

3,162 km raced at an average speed of 23.37 km/hr.

81 starters and 8 classified finishers. Yes that's right, only 8 finishers

Since the Giro's origin in 1909, the General Classification had been calculated using points. The 1914 Giro GC was the first edition that used elapsed time to figure the standings and time has remained the basis of the Giro's standings ever since.

The 1914 Giro was without a doubt the hardest-ever Grand Tour. Only 8 riders were able to finish this staggeringly difficult race.

A planned 1915 edition was cancelled with Italy's entry into the war.


1914 Giro d'Italia Complete Final General Classification:

  1. Alfonso Calzolari (Stucchi): 135hr 17min 56sec
  2. Pierino Albini (Globo) @ 1hr 57min 26sec
  3. Luigi Lucotti (Maino) @ 2hr 4min 23sec
  4. Clemente Canepari (Stucchi) @ 3hr 1min 12sec
  5. Enrico Sala (independent) @ 3hr 59min 45sec
  6. Carlo Durando (Maino) @ 5hr 12min 22sec
  7. Ottavio Pratesi (Alcyon) @ 17hr 21min 8sec
  8. Umberto Ripamonti (aspirants, an unsponsored class) @ 17hr 21min 8sec

Highest placed independent rider: Enrico Sala

Winning team: Stucchi


1914 Giro stage results with running GC:

Stage 1: Sunday, May 24, Milano - Cuneo, 420 km

climbsAscents: La Serra, Sestriere

  1. Angelo Gremo: 17hr 13min 55sec. 24.37 km/hr
  2. Carlo Durando @ 13min 55sec
  3. Alfonso Calzolari s.t.
  4. Costante Girardengo @ 44min 20 sec
  5. Luigi Ganna @ 44min 21sec
  6. Enrico Sala @ 1hr 3min 22sec
  7. Carlo Oriani @ 1hr 7min 15sec
  8. Giovanni Cervi s.t.
  9. Lauro Bordin @ 1hr 14min 30sec
  10. Dario Beni @ 1hr 16min 21sec

GC after Stage 1:

Gremo leads, all riders with the same times and places as their stage finishes.

Stage 2: Tuesday, May 26, Cuneo - Lucca, 340 km

Ascents: La Bocchetta, Passo del Bracco

  1. Alfonso Calzolari: 14hr 26min 15sec. 23.8 km/hr
  2. Giuseppe Azzini @ 23min 45sec
  3. Constante Girardengo @ 30min 45sec
  4. Pierino Albini s.t.
  5. Enrico Sala @ 39min 33sec
  6. Rinaldo Spinelli @ 35min 22sec
  7. Ottavio Pratesi @ 44min 13sec
  8. Clemente Canepari @ 44min 35sec
  9. Sante Goi @ 57min 28sec
  10. Giovanni Gerbi @ 59m in 38sec

GC after Stage 2:

  1. Alfonso Calzolari: 31hr 54min 5sec (reflects 10-second penalty)
  2. Costante Girardengo @ 1hr 4min 7sec
  3. Enrico Sala @ 1hr 20min 0sec
  4. Clemente Canepari @ 1hr 47min 12sec
  5. Carlo Durando @ 1hr 48min 58sec
  6. Giuseppe Azzini @ 1hr 58min 11sec
  7. Ottavio Pratesi @ 2hr 1min 25sec
  8. Lauro Bordin @ 2hr 17min 36sec
  9. Pierino Albini @ 2hr 36min 18sec
  10. Giovanni Cassetta @ 2hr 47min 33sec

Stage 3: Thursday, May 28, Lucca - Roma, 430 km

climbAscent: Perugia

  1. Costante Girardengo: 17hr 28min 55sec
  2. Carlo Durando @ 2min 2sec
  3. Carlo Oriani s.t.
  4. Pierino Albini s.t.
  5. Giuseppe Azzini s.t.
  6. Luigi Lucotti s.t.
  7. Alfonso Calzolari s.t.
  8. Clemente Canepari s.t.
  9. Enrico Sala @ 14min 53 sec
  10. Lauro Bordin @ 16min 50sec

GC after Stage 3:

  1. Alfonso Calzolari: 49hr 33min 1sec
  2. Costante Girardengo @ 55min 7sec
  3. Enrico Sala @ 1hr 33min 49sec
  4. Clemente Canepari @ 1hr 37min 11sec
  5. Carlo Durando @ 1hr 41min 57sec
  6. Giuseppe Azzini @ 1hr 47min 8sec
  7. Lauro Bordin @ 2hr 24min 25sec
  8. Pierino Albini @ 2hr 27min 18sec
  9. Carlo Oriani @ 2hr 45min 5sec
  10. Ottavio Pratesi @ 3hr 3min 29sec

Stage 4: Saturday, May 30, Roma - Avellino, 365 km

climbsAscents: Monte Bove, Avellino

  1. Giuseppe Azzini: 13hr 18min 23sec
  2. Pierino Albini @ 36min 18sec
  3. Eberardo Pavesi @ 43min 54sec
  4. Alfonso Clazolari s.t.
  5. Giovanni Gerbi @ 45min 16sec
  6. Carlo Oriani @ 49min 27sec
  7. Clemente Canepari @ 1hr 3min 50sec
  8. Lauro Bordin @ 1hr 19min 1sec
  9. Enrico Sala @ 1hr 20min 6sec
  10. Michele Robotti @ 1hr 33min 47sec

GC after Stage 4:

  1. Alfonso Calzolari: 63hr 35min 18sec
  2. Giuseppe Azzini @ 1hr 2min 15sec
  3. Clemente Canepari @ 1hr 57min 8sec
  4. Enrico Sala @ 2hr 12min 1sec
  5. Pierini Albini @ 2hr 19min 46sec
  6. Carlo Durando @ 2hr 36min 35sec
  7. Carlo Oriani @ 2hr 50min 38sec
  8. Costante Girardengo @ 3hr 9min 27sec
  9. Lauro Bordin @ 3hr 10min 32sec
  10. Ottavio Pratesi @ 5hr 4min 27sec

Stage 5: Monday, June 1, Avellino - Bari, 328 km

climbsAscents: Lo Scorzo, Pietrastretta, Serra dei Palmenti, Matera

  1. Giuseppe Azzini: 12hr 50min 27sec
  2. Alfonso Calzolari @ 1hr 3min 21sec
  3. Luigi Lucotti @ 1hr 32min 21sec
  4. Carlo Durando @ 1hr 49min 13sec
  5. Clemente Canepari @ 1hr 53min 38sec
  6. Rinaldo Spinelli @ 2hr 4min 7sec
  7. Pierino Albini @ 2hr 23min 58sec
  8. Alfredo Sivocci @ 2hr 23min 58sec
  9. Lauro Bordin @ 2hr 32min 28sec
  10. Giosue Lombardi @ 2hr 37min 52sec

GC after Stage 5:

  1. Giuseppe Azzini: 77hr 22min
  2. Alfonso Calzolari @ 89sec
  3. Clemente Canepari @ 2hr 45min 31sec
  4. Pierini Albini @ 3hr 21min 31sec
  5. Carlo Durando@ 3hr 22min 33sec
  6. Enrico Sala @ 4hr 2min 29sec
  7. Lauro Bordin @ 4hr 29min 54sec
  8. Luigi Lucotti @ 5hr 43min 17sec
  9. Carlo Oriani @ 6hr 1min 5sec
  10. Giosue Lombardi @ 7hr 48min 56sec

Stage 6: Wednesday, June 3, Bari - L'Aquila, 428 km

climbsAscents: Motta Montecorvino, Vinchiaturo, Rionero Sannitico, Cinquemiglia, Poggio Picenze

  1. Luigi Lucotti: 19hr 20min 47sec
  2. Carlo Durando @ 18min 59sec
  3. Alfonso Calzolari @ 34min 24sec
  4. Clemente Canepari @ 44min 30sec
  5. Ottavio Pratesi @ 1hr 12min 4sec
  6. Pierino Albini @ 2hr 12min 53sec
  7. Maggiore Albani @ 2hr 14min 21sec
  8. Giosue Lombardi @ 3hr 5min 34sec
  9. Enrico Sala @ 3hr 6min 3sec
  10. Eberardo Pavesi @ 3hr 8min 15sec

Durando, Calzolari and Canepari were penalized and relegated, but I do not know if these results reflects this.

GC after Stage 6:

  1. Alfonso Calzolari: 100hr 28min 39sec
  2. Pierino Albini @ 1hr 56min 31sec
  3. Luigi Lucotti @ 2hr 4min 26sec
  4. Clemente Canepari @ 2hr 56min 39sec
  5. Carlo Durando @ 3hr 7min 17sec
  6. Enrico Sala @ 3hr 59min 40sec
  7. Giosue Lombardi @ 7hr 15min 39sec
  8. Ottavio Pratesi @ 7hr 20min 58sec
  9. Alfredo Sivocci @ 8hr 35min 44sec
  10. Eberardo Pavesi @ 11hr 30min 24sec

Stage 7: Friday, June 5, L'Aquila - Lugo, 429 km

climbsAscents: Colle Croce, Ascoli Piceno

  1. Pierino Albini: 17hr 45min 47sec
  2. Luigi Lucotti s.t.
  3. Ottavio Pratesi s.t.
  4. Alfonso Calzolari s.t.
  5. Umberto Ripamonte s.t.
  6. Enrico Sala @ 3sec
  7. Clemente Canepari @ 41sec
  8. Carlo Durando @ 2hr 11min 18sec

GC after Stage 7:

  1. Alfonso Calzolari: 118hr 13min 32sec
  2. Pierino Albini @ 1hr 56min 20sec
  3. Luigi Lucotti @ 2hr 5min 15sec
  4. Clemente Canepari @ 2hr 58min 9sec
  5. Enrico Sala @ 4hr 22min
  6. Carlo Durando @ 4hr 23min 35sec
  7. Ottavio Pratesi @ 7hr 20min 47sec
  8. Umberto Ripamonte @ ?

8th and Final Stage: Sunday, June 7, Lugo - Milano

climbAscent: Clusone

  1. Pierino Albini: 17hr 13min 0sec
  2. Clemente Canepari @ 1sec
  3. Carlo Durando s.t.
  4. Luigi Lucotti s.t.
  5. Ottavio Pratesi s.t.
  6. Clemente Canepari s.t.
  7. Enrico Sala @ 2sec
  8. Umberto Ripamonte @ 4sec

1914 Giro d'Italia Complete Final General Classification


Photos from the 1914 Giro d'Italia

Calzolari on the Sestriere climb

Alfonso Calzolari on the Sestriere climb

Racing in the 1914 Giro

Racing in the 1914 Giro. I don't know the rider's name nor the stage in this picture.

1st and 4th place in the 1914 Giro

First place (Alfonso Calzolari) and fourth place (Clemente Canepari) in the 1914 Giro