1930 Giro d'Italia

1930 Giro d'Italia
Race Route
Race details
Dates May 17 – June 8
Stages 15
Distance 3,095 km (1,923 mi)
Winning time 115h 11' 55"
Winner  Luigi Marchisio (ITA) (Legnano)
Second  Luigi Giacobbe (ITA) (Maino)
Third  Allegro Grandi (ITA) (Bianchi)

Team Bianchi - Pirelli

The 1930 Giro d'Italia was the 18th edition of the Giro d'Italia, a cycling race organized and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race began on 17 May in Milan with a stage that stretched 174 km (108 mi) to Turin, finishing back in Milan on 8 June after a 280 km (174 mi) stage and a total distance covered of 3,095 km (1,923 mi). The race was won by Luigi Marchisio of the Legnano team. Second and third respectively were the Italian riders Luigi Giacobbe and Allegro Grandi.

After the fourth victory (third in a row) of Alfredo Binda in the 1929 edition, organizers paid him 22,500 lire (a sum equal to the prize for the overall winner) to not take part in the race.[1] This edition was the first with stages taking place in Sicily.


Of the 298 riders that began the Giro d'Italia on 17 May, 126 of them made it to the finish in Milan on 8 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: Bianchi-Pirelli, Dei-Pirelli, Gloria-Hutchinson, Legnano-Pirelli, Maino-Clément, and Prina-Hutchinson.[2]

The peloton was primarily composed of Italians.[2] Four-time winner and reigning champion Alfredo Binda did not compete in this running of the Giro because the organizers felt he was too dominant and paid his team manager 22,500 lire — the same amount as the first place rider would receive that year — to keep Binda off the start list.[2] The field no former winners of the Giro d'Italia.[2] Some notable Italian riders that started the race included Antonio Pesenti, Antonio Negrini, Giuseppe Pancera, and Domenico Piemontesi.[2]

Final standings

Stage results

Stage results[2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type[Notes 1] Winner Race Leader
1 17 May Messina to Catania 174 km (108 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Michele Mara (ITA)  Michele Mara (ITA)
2 18 May Catania to Palermo 280 km (174 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Leonida Frascarelli (ITA)  Antonio Negrini (ITA)
3 20 May Palermo to Messina 257 km (160 mi) Plain stage  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
4 22 May Reggio Calabria to Catanzaro 173 km (107 mi) Plain stage  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
5 23 May Catanzaro to Cosenza 118 km (73 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Domenico Piemontesi (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
6 25 May Cosenza to Salerno 292 km (181 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Allegro Grandi (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
7 27 May Salerno to Naples 180 km (112 mi) Plain stage  Raffaele Di Paco (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
8 28 May Naples to Rome 247 km (153 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Learco Guerra (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
9 30 May Rome to Teramo 203 km (126 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Michele Mara (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
10 31 May Teramo to Ancona 185 km (115 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Michele Mara (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
11 2 June Ancona to Forlì 182 km (113 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Learco Guerra (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
12 3 June Forlì to Rovigo 188 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Michele Mara (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
13 5 June Rovigo to Asiago 150 km (93 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antonio Pesenti (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
14 6 June Asiago to Brescia 186 km (116 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Leonida Frascarelli (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
15 8 June Brescia to Milan 280 km (174 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Michele Mara (ITA)  Luigi Marchisio (ITA)
Total 3,095 km (1,923 mi)

General classification

There were 67 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)[2]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Luigi Marchisio (ITA) Pink jersey Legnano 115h 11' 55"
2  Luigi Giacobbe (ITA) Maino + 52"
3  Allegro Grandi (ITA) Bianchi + 1' 49"
4  Ambrogio Morelli (ITA) Gloria + 11' 12"
5  Antonio Pesenti (ITA) Dei-Pirelli + 16' 01"
6  Antonio Negrini (ITA) Maino + 17' 48"
7  Felice Gremo (ITA) Legnano + 22' 28"
8  Aristide Cavallini (ITA) Dei-Pirelli + 23' 58"
9  Learco Guerra (ITA) Maino + 36' 10"
10  Amerigo Cacioni (ITA) + 37' 11"


  1. In 1930, there was no distinction in the rules between plain stages and mountain stages; the icons shown here indicate that the first, second, fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth stages included major mountains.


  1. "1930 Giro d'Italia". www.bikeraceinfo.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Bill and Carol McGann. "1930 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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