1913 Giro d'Italia

1913 Giro d'Italia
Race Route
Race details
Dates 6 – 22 May
Stages 9
Distance 2,932 km (1,822 mi)
Winning time 135h 15' 56"
Winner  Carlo Oriani (ITA) (Maino)
Second  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA) (Legnano)
Third  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA) (OTAV)

Team Maino

The 1913 Giro d'Italia was the 5th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 6 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 341 km (212 mi) to Genoa, finishing back in Milan on 22 May after a 321.1 km (200 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 2,932 km (1,822 mi). The race was won by the Italian rider Carlo Oriani of the Maino team.[1][2] Second and third respectively were the Italian riders Eberardo Pavesi and Giuseppe Azzini.[3]

It was the last Giro with a final classification in points and the first one in which the final winner of the race did not win a single stage. The Giro saw the debut of the twenty-year-old Costante Girardengo, who won the 6th stage. The 1913 Giro was the last concluded by Luigi Ganna, winner of the first edition.

Changes from the 1912 Giro d'Italia

Outside the yearly changes in the route, race length, and number of stages, the biggest change to the how the general classification was to be calculated. The race organizers decided to change back to the way the general classification had been calculated in the earlier editions, by the individual and the awarding of points based on how high the rider placed in each stage rather than doing a team points based system like the previous edition.


Of the 99 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 6 May,[4] 35 of them made it to the finish in Milan on 22 May.[5] Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team. There were eight teams that competed in the race: Ganna-Dunlop, Gerbi-Dunlop, Globo-Dunlop, Legnano-Dunlop, Maino-Pirelli, Otav-Pirelli, Peugeot Italy-Tedeschi, and Stucchi-Dunlop.[5]

The peloton was composed completely of Italians.[5] The field featured three former Giro d'Italia champions in the 1909 winner Luigi Ganna, three-time winner and returning champion Carlo Galetti, and returning champion Eberardo Pavesi.[5] Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Giovanni Rossignoli, Alfredo Sivocci, Carlo Oriani, and Giuseppe Azzini.[5]

Final standings

Stage results

Stage results[5][6][7]
Stage Date Course Distance Type[Notes 1] Winner Race Leader
1 6 May Milan to Genoa 341 km (212 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)
2 8 May Genoa to Siena 332 km (206 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA)  Pierino Albini (ITA)
3 10 May Siena to Rome 317.9 km (198 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)
4 12 May Rome to Salerno 341 km (212 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA)  Giuseppe Santhià (ITA)
5 14 May Salerno to Bari 295.6 km (184 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA)  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA)
6 16 May Bari to Campobasso 256 km (159 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Costante Girardengo (ITA)  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA)
7 18 May Campobasso to Ascoli Piceno 313.2 km (195 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Clemente Canepari (ITA)  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA)
8 20 May Ascoli Piceno to Rovigo 413.8 km (257 mi) Plain stage  Lauro Bordin (ITA)  Carlo Oriani (ITA)
9 22 May Rovigo to Milan 321.5 km (200 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA)  Carlo Oriani (ITA)
Total 2,932 km (1,822 mi)

General classification

A man looking at a camera while posing.
Carlo Oriani won the race after taking the lead upon the conclusion of the eighth leg.

There were 35 cyclists who had completed all nine stages. For these cyclists, the points they received from each of their stage placing's were added up for the general classification. The cyclist with the least accumulated points was the winner.

Final general classification (1–10)[2][5][8]
Rank Name Team Point
1  Carlo Oriani (ITA) Maino 37
2  Eberardo Pavesi (ITA) Legnano 43
3  Giuseppe Azzini (ITA) Otav 48
4  Pierino Albini (ITA) Legnano 61
5  Luigi Ganna (ITA) Ganna 64
6  Costante Girardengo (ITA) Maino 74
 Leopoldo Torricelli (ITA) Maino
8  Giuseppe Contesini (ITA) Globo-Dunlop 81
9  Giovanni Cervi (ITA) Gerbi-Dunlop 82
10  Giovanni Rossignoli (ITA) Globo-Dunlop 89

Team classification

To be eligible for the team classification, known in Italian as the Premio dell'Industria, the team must have three riders complete the course.[9] For each team that had at least the necessary three riders complete the race, the three riders with the lowest point totals from the team would be added together to give each team its score.[9] The team with the lowest total of points was the winner of the classification.[9]

Final team classification (1–4)[9]
Rank Team Points
1 Maino 185
2 Legnano 201
3 Globo 302
4 Otav 305


  1. In 1913, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and ninth stages included major mountains.
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