Luigi Ganna, the first winner of the Giro d’Italia (1909)

Luigi Ganna

The first winner of the Giro d’Italia (1909) was Luigi Ganna, who replied to the reporters that asked him how he felt: “My behind is burning”.

M. Özgür Nevres

I am a software developer, a former road racing cyclist (at the amateur level) and a science enthusiast. Also an animal lover! I write about cycling on this website, You can check out my social media profiles by clicking on their icons.

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