Alfredo Binda was born in the village of Cittiglio near Varese, Italy on August 11, 1902. He was born in Italy, but was raised in Nice, France.
Binda was a keen cyclist in his youth and used to ride on the track in Pont Magnam, France.
Binda was good on the track, but better in the mountains. He was a born climber.
Binda’s claims to fame is that he was the first cyclist to win the Giro d’Italia five times, the current record.
He is also the first man to win the World Championship Road Race three times, the current record, including the inaugural event in 1927.
Binda was the first rider to win the Giro d'Italia - World Championship Road Race in one year. He did this in 1927.
Binda won the 1925 Giro d’Italia in front of Costante Girardengo and Giovanni Brunero of Italy.
Binda won the 1927 Giro d'Italia in front of Giovanni Brunero and Antonio Negrini of Italy.
Binda won the 1928 Giro d'Italia in front of Giuseppe Pancera and Bartolomeo Aymo of Italy.
Binda won the 1929 Giro d'Italia in front of Domenico Piemontesi and Leonida Frascarelli of Italy.