Friday, February 20, 2009

Trivia from the Giro d'Italia, Part III (last)


298-the greatest number of starters, Giro of 1928




54-the least number of starters, Giro of 1912




430- the number of KMs of the longest stage, Lucca to Rome in 1914 won by Girardengo




2,448 the number of KMs of the shortest Giro, the first Giro d'Italia in 1909




4,337 the number of KMs of the longest Giro, that of 1954



Photo: artwork of Girardengo winning the XIX edition of Milan-San Remo



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