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Cino Cinelli Photo Gallery

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Story of the Giro d'Italia, volume 1

Cino Cinelli (February 9, 1916 - April 20, 2001) was a professional rider from 1937 to 1944. After the war he went on to found his eponymous cycle company that became legendary for innovation and quality.

Writer David Herlihy spent a day with Cino Cinelli

Major wins:
1937: Giro dell'Appennino
1938: Coppa Bernocchi, Giro di Lombardia, Stages 7 & 11 in the Giro d'Italia
1939: Stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia, 7 days leading the Giro d'Italia
1940: Giro del Piemonte, Tre Valle Varesine
1943: Milano - San Remo

Professional teams:
1937: ?
1938, 1939: Frejus
1940 - 1943: Bianchi
1944: Benotto, Azzini

Photos: Courtesy Andrea Cinelli, who gave me these photos at the 2001 Milan Bike Show.

Cino Cinelli

Cinelli was president of the association of professional cyclists for 24 years

Giro della Campania

1939 Giro della Campania. First place Cinelli (left), 2nd place Gino Bartali (second from left)

Tre Valli Varesine

1940 Tre Valli Varesine: First Cino Cinelli, 2nd Mario Ricci, 3rd Fausto Coppi

Maddison race at Vigorell velodromei

A madison race at the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milan, 1940. From left: Cino Cinelli, Gino Bartali, and (seated in the rear) Fausto Coppi.

Cino Cinelli

Picture taken between 1940 and 1943 when Cinelli rode for Bianchi.

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