Curiosity

The Gazzetta dello Sport of 9th May 1931 announced that:

“it was instituting, as in the Tour de France, the Maglia Rosa, which will be worn stage by stage of the Giro d’Italia by the rider coming first in the classification.”

The colour was naturally chosen because the newspaper that had invented and organized the race was printed on paper that colour.

Criticism was put forward by some high-ranking officials in the Fascist party who did not see the strong character of the Italian population in the delicate colour of the jersey.

The first Maglia Rosa was won by Learco Guerra who conquered it on 10th May in his native Mantua.

Planimetry

Riders

Camusso and Giacobbe
Alfredo Binda
Luigi Giacobbe
Francesco Camusso
Francesco Camusso

Statistics

STAGE
START – FINISH
WINNER
1 MILANO – MANTOVA
Italia
Ita
GUERRA Learco
2 MANTOVA – RAVENNA
Italia
Ita
GUERRA Learco
3 RAVENNA – MACERATA
Italia
Ita
BINDA Alfredo
4 MACERATA – PESCARA
Italia
Ita
BINDA Alfredo
5 PESCARA – NAPOLI
Italia
Ita
BINDA Alfredo
6 NAPOLI – ROMA
Italia
Ita
MARA Michele
7 ROMA – PERUGIA
Italia
Ita
MARCHISIO Luigi
8 PERUGIA – MONTECATINI
Italia
Ita
GUERRA Learco
9 MONTECATINI – GENOVA
Italia
Ita
MARCHISIO Luigi
10 GENOVA – CUNEO
Italia
Ita
GIACOBBE Luigi
11 CUNEO – TORINO
Italia
Ita
CAMUSSO Francesco
12 TORINO – MILANO
Italia
Ita
CAMUSSO Francesco

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