Giovanni Brunero

BornOctober 26, 1895 in San Maurizio Canavese, Italy
DiedJanuary 28, 1934 in Turin, Italy
Height1.75 m
Weight68 kg
Professional career1919-1929
TeamsMaino, Legnano
Major winsGiro d’Italia (1921, 1922, 1926), Milan-San Remo (1923), Giro dell’Emilia (1922), Tre Valli Varesine (1922, 1926)

Giovanni Brunero was an Italian professional cyclist who was born in San Mauro Canavese, Italy, on October 26, 1895. He began his professional career in 1919 and rode for teams including Maino and Legnano until his retirement in 1929.

Brunero is most remembered for his three Giro d’Italia triumphs, which he earned in 1921, 1922, and 1926. His climbing prowess helped him win the mountain stages of the Giro and gain time on his competitors. In addition to his Giro victories, he also won Milan-San Remo in 1923 and a number of one-day events, including the Giro dell’Emilia and Tre Valli Varesine.

Brunero’s career was interrupted by his service in the Italian army during World War I. He was hospitalized for several months following a war injury. Following the war, he resumed racing and rapidly became one of the best Italian cyclists of his day.

Brunero tragically passed away at the age of 38 after suffering a heart attack during a Turin training ride.

Giovanni Brunero’s most notable accomplishments:

1921Giro d’Italia winner
1922Giro d’Italia winner
1922Giro dell’Emilia winner
1922Tre Valli Varesine winner
1923Milan-San Remo winner
1926Giro d’Italia winner
1926Tre Valli Varesine winner

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