Chasing the Lion of Mugello

Gavia Pass

Jacques Anquetil destroyed the field after the 68km Lecco time trial. He came close to losing the overall lead during the Gavia pass stage. Giro boss, Torriani included a new climb for the penultimate stage, the Pass Gavia. The Lion of Mugello, Gastone Nencini and the Spider of the Dolomites, Imerio Massignan joined in against the superior Anquetil. The Frenchman hung on preserving his lead by 28 seconds, winning the Giro d'ltalia. I recently discovered this wonderful video of the 1960 Giro d'ltalia. A sort of snapshot of another Italy, romantic and dramatic. Enjoy it here.