1957 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||18 May - 9 June|
|Distance||3,926.7 km (2,440 mi)|
|Winning time||104h 45' 06"|
|Winner||Gastone Nencini (ITA)||(Leo-Chlorodont)|
|Second||Louison Bobet (FRA)||(Bobet-BP-Hutchinson)|
|Third||Ercole Baldini (ITA)||(Legnano)|
|Mountains||Raphaël Géminiani (FRA)||(Saint Raphaël)|
The 1957 Giro d'Italia was the 40th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The Giro started in Milan, on 18 May, with a 191 km (118.7 mi) stage and concluded in Milan, on 9 June, with a 257 km (159.7 mi) leg. A total of 120 riders from 15 teams entered the 21-stage race, which was won by Italian Gastone Nencini of the Leo-Chlorodont team. The second and third places were taken by Frenchman Louison Bobet and Italian Ercole Baldini, respectively.
Fifteen teams were invited by the race organizers to participate in the 1957 edition of the Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 150 cyclists. From the riders that began the race, 86 made it to the finish in Milan.
Route and stages
|1||18 May||Milan to Verona||191 km (119 mi)||Plain stage||Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)|
|2||19 May||Verona to Bosco Chiesanuova||28 km (17 mi)||Individual time trial||Charly Gaul (LUX)|
|3||20 May||Verona to Ferrara||169 km (105 mi)||Plain stage||Miguel Poblet (ESP)|
|4||21 May||Ferrara to Cattolica||190 km (118 mi)||Plain stage||André Vlayen (BEL)|
|5||22 May||Cattolica to Loreto||235 km (146 mi)||Plain stage||Alessandro Fantini (ITA)|
|6||23 May||Loreto to Terni||175 km (109 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Wout Wagtmans (NED)|
|7||24 May||Terni to Pescara||221 km (137 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Antonin Rolland (FRA)|
|8||25 May||Pescara to Naples||250 km (155 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Vito Favero (ITA)|
|9||26 May||Naples to Frascati||220 km (137 mi)||Plain stage||Miguel Poblet (ESP)|
|10||27 May||Rome to Siena||227 km (141 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Miguel Poblet (ESP)|
|11||28 May||Siena to Montecatini Terme||230 km (143 mi)||Plain stage||Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)|
|29 May||Rest day|
|12||30 May||Montecatini to Forte dei Marmi||58 km (36 mi)||Individual time trial||Ercole Baldini (ITA)|
|13||31 May||Forte dei Marmi to Genoa||163 km (101 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bruno Monti (ITA)|
|14||1 June||Genoa to Saint-Vincent||235 km (146 mi)||Plain stage||Mario Baroni (ITA)|
|15||2 June||Saint-Vincent to Sion (Switzerland)||134 km (83 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Louison Bobet (FRA)|
|16||3 June||Sion (Switzerland) to Campo dei Fiori||229 km (142 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Alfredo Sabbadin (ITA)|
|17a||4 June||Varese to Como||82 km (51 mi)||Plain stage||Alessandro Fantini (ITA)|
|17b||Como to Como||34 km (21 mi)||Plain stage||Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)|
|5 June||Rest day|
|18||6 June||Como to Monte Bondone||242 km (150 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Miguel Poblet (ESP)|
|19||7 June||Trento to Levico Terme||199 km (124 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Charly Gaul (LUX)|
|20||8 June||Levico Terme to Abano Terme||157 km (98 mi)||Plain stage||Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)|
|21||9 June||Abano Terme to Milan||257 km (160 mi)||Plain stage||Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)|
|Total||3,926.7 km (2,440 mi)|
One jersey was worn during the 1957 Giro d'Italia. The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider – wore a pink jersey. This classification is the most important of the race, and its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro.
The mountains classification leader. The climbs were ranked in first and second categories. In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. There were two categories of mountains. The first category awarded 10, 7, 5, 3, and 1 points, while the second distributed 5, 3, and 1 points. Although no jersey was awarded, there was also one classification for the teams, in which the teams were awarded points for their rider's performance during the stages.
||Mountains classification||Team classification|
|1||Rik Van Steenbergen||Rik Van Looy||not awarded||Francia|
|2||Charly Gaul||Charly Gaul||Charly Gaul|
|3||Miguel Poblet||Louison Bobet|
|7||Antonin Rolland||Raphaël Géminiani|
|8||Vito Favero||Nino Defilippis|
|11||Rik Van Steenbergen||Legnano|
|12||Bruno Monti||Louison Bobet|
|14||Mario Baroni||Antonin Rolland|
|15||Louison Bobet||Louison Bobet|
|16||Alfredo Sabbadin||Charly Gaul|
|17b||Rik Van Steenbergen|
|18||Miguel Poblet||Gastone Nencini|
|20||Rik Van Steenbergen|
|21||Rik Van Steenbergen|
|Final||Gastone Nencini||Raphaël Géminiani||Legnano|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification|
|1||Gastone Nencini (ITA)||Chlorodont||104h 45' 06"|
|2||Louison Bobet (FRA)||Mercier||+ 19"|
|3||Ercole Baldini (ITA)||Legnano||+ 5' 59"|
|4||Charly Gaul (LUX)||Faema-Guerra||+ 7' 31"|
|5||Raphaël Géminiani (FRA)||Mercier||+ 17' 28"|
|6||Miguel Poblet (ESP)||Ignis-Doniselli||+ 19' 49"|
|7||Raymond Impanis (BEL)||Cora-Elvé||+ 21' 06"|
|8||Pasquale Fornara (ITA)||Bif-Clement||+ 24' 16"|
|9||Wout Wagtmans (NED)||ERG-Girardengo||+ 24' 29"|
|10||Antonin Rolland (FRA)||Mercier||+ 27' 29"|
|1||Raphaël Géminiani (FRA)||Mercier||56|
|2||Charly Gaul (LUX)||Faema-Guerra||38|
|3||Louison Bobet (FRA)||Mercier||36|
|4||Miguel Poblet (ESP)||Ignis-Doniselli||25|
|5||Gastone Nencini (ITA)||Chlorodont||20|
|6||Ercole Baldini (ITA)||Legnano||19|
|7||Guido Carlesi (ITA)||Bottecchia-Gripo||13|
|8||Emilio Bottecchia (ESP)||Bottecchia-Gripo||10|
|Alfredo Sabbadin (ITA)||San Pellegrino|
|10||Antonin Rolland (FRA)||Mercier||7|
Traguardi volanti classification
|1||Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)||Cora-Elvé||36|
|2||Guido Carlesi (ITA)||Bottecchia-Gripo||21|
|3||Emilio Bottecchia (ESP)||Bottecchia-Gripo||18|
|5||Mario Tosato (ITA)||Torpado||13|
|Arrigo Padovan (ITA)||Atala|
|7||Miguel Poblet (ESP)||Ignis-Doniselli||11|
|Cleto Maule (ITA)||Torpado|
|Armando Pellegrini (ITA)||Faema|
|10||Alessandro Fantini (ITA)||Atala||8|
|Raphaël Géminiani (FRA)||Mercier|
Trofeo de Velodromos classification
|1||Miguel Poblet (ESP)||Ignis-Doniselli||17|
|2||Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)||Cora-Elvé||13|
|3||Vito Favero (ITA)||Bianchi||6|
|4||Wout Wagtmans (NED)||ERG-Girardengo||5|
|Antonin Rolland (FRA)||Mercier|
|Bruno Monti (ITA)||Bianchi|
|7||Alessandro Fantini (ITA)||Atala||4|
|8||Ugo Massocco (ITA)||Legnano||3|
|Arrigo Padovan (ITA)||Atala|
|10||Nino Defilippis (NED)||Bianchi||1|
|Nello Fabbri (ITA)||Legnano|
|Edgard Sorgeloos (BEL)||Cora-Elvé|
|Cleto Maule (ITA)||Torpado|
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