1927 Giro d'Italia

1927 Giro d'Italia
Race Route
Race details
Dates 15 May – 6 June
Stages 15
Distance 3,758.3 km (2,335 mi)
Winning time 144h 15' 35"
Winner  Alfredo Binda (ITA) (Legnano)
Second  Giovanni Brunero (ITA) (Legnano)
Third  Antonio Negrini (ITA) (Wolsit-Pirelli)

Team Legnano

The 1927 Giro d'Italia was the 15th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 15 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 288 km (179 mi) to Turin, finishing back in Milan on 6 June after a 291.5 km (181 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 3,758.3 km (2,335 mi). The race was won by the Alfredo Binda of the Legnano team. Second and third respectively were the Italian riders Giovanni Brunero and Antonio Negrini.

266 riders started the race, and 80 crossed the finish line of the final stage.

It was the first Giro with a modern design: in the same period of time of the previous Giro, three more stages were included, which replaced three days of rest. At the same time the stages became shorter (only one passed 300 km).

In 1927 Binda was at the apex of its career, and it triumphed winning 12 stages out of 15: a record still to be surpassed. Binda led the general classification from the first to the last stage (only Girardengo had already done it, in the 1919 Giro). In Binda's team there was also his brother Albino, as a support rider.

Giovanni Rossignoli, "virtual" winner of the first edition in 1909, participated for the last time. He was 45 years old and concluded the race in 44th place, about 7 hours behind Binda.


Of the 266 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 15 May, 80 of them made it to the finish in Milan on 6 June. Riders were allowed to ride on their own or as a member of a team. There were six teams that competed in the race: Aliprandi-Pirelli, Bianchi-Pirelli, Berettini-Hutchinson, Ganna-Dunlop, Legnano-Pirelli, and Wolsit-Pirelli.[1]

The peloton was primarily composed of Italians.[1] The field featured three former Giro d'Italia champions in three-time winner and reigning champion Giovanni Brunero, along with one-time winners Alfredo Binda and Giuseppe Enrici.[1] Other notable Italian riders that started the race included Arturo Bresciani, Giovanni Rossignoli, and Domenico Piemontesi.[1]

Final standings

Stage results

Stage results[1]
Stage Date Course Distance Type[Notes 1] Winner Race Leader
1 15 May Milan to Turin 288 km (179 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
2 17 May Turin to Reggio Emilia 321 km (199 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
3 19 May Reggio Emilia to Lucca 207 km (129 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
4 20 May Lucca to Grosseto 240 km (149 mi) Plain stage  Domenico Piemontesi (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
5 22 May Grosseto to Rome 257.6 km (160 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
6 23 May Rome to Naples 256.8 km (160 mi) Plain stage  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
7 24 May Naples to Avellino 153.4 km (95 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
8 26 May Avellino to Bari 271.8 km (169 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
9 27 May Bari to Campobasso 243.6 km (151 mi) Plain stage  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
10 29 May Campobasso to Pescara 220.2 km (137 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
11 30 May Pescara to Pesaro 218 km (135 mi) Plain stage  Arturo Bresciani (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
12 1 June Pesaro to Treviso 305.6 km (190 mi) Plain stage  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
13 2 June Treviso to Trieste 208.2 km (129 mi) Plain stage  Giovanni Brunero (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
14 4 June Trieste to Verona 275.6 km (171 mi) Plain stage  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
15 6 June Verona to Milan 291.5 km (181 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
Total 3,758.3 km (2,335 mi)

General classification

There were 80 cyclists who had completed all fifteen stages. For these cyclists, the times they had needed in each stage was added up for the general classification. The cyclist with the least accumulated time was the winner.

Final general classification (1–10)[1]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Alfredo Binda (ITA) Legnano-Pirelli 144h 15' 35"
2  Giovanni Brunero (ITA) Legnano-Pirelli + 27' 24"
3  Antonio Negrini (ITA) Wolsit + 36' 06"
4  Ermanno Vallazza (ITA) Legnano-Pirelli + 51' 20"
5  Giuseppe Pancera (ITA) Berrettini + 54' 29"
6  Arturo Bresciani (ITA) Bianchi + 1h 10' 03"
7  Egidio Picchiottino (ITA) Bianchi + 1h 11' 54"
8  Aleardo Simoni (ITA) Ganna + 1h 32' 14"
9  Luigi Giacobbe (ITA) Wolsit + 1h 57' 49"
10  Aristide Cavallini (ITA) + 2h 05' 44"


  1. In 1927, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the first, second, third, fifth, seventh, eighth, tenth, and fifteenth stages included major mountains.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Bill and Carol McGann. "1927 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
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