|Date of Birth||11 August 1902|
|Place of Birth||Cittiglio, Italy|
|Height||170 cm (5’7″)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lbs)|
|Professional Career||1922 – 1934|
Alfredo Binda was a road racing cyclist from Cittiglio, Italy, who was born on August 11, 1902. He was one of the most successful and powerful riders of his generation, winning the Giro d’Italia five times and three world championships. Binda’s professional career began in 1922 and ended in 1934.
Binda’s first significant victory came in the Giro d’Italia in 1925. He would go on to win the event four more times in 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1933, making him the first rider to do it. Binda won the world title three times, in 1927, 1930, and 1932, in addition to his triumph at the Giro.
Binda’s climbing skill was one of his most remarkable characteristics, which enabled him dominate the mountains during races. He was also noted for his tactical racing style and ability to keep the race under control.
Binda became a coach after retiring from racing and trained some of the most successful Italian riders of the period, including Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali. In addition, he was inducted into the Giro d’Italia Hall of Fame as well as the UCI Cycling Hall of Fame.
Alfredo Binda’s Most Significant Achievements:
|1927||Giro d’Italia, World Championship|