Luigi Ganna
Luigi Ganna was an Italian
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 professional road racing cyclist. The highlight of his career was his overall win in the first Giro d'Italia
Giro d'Italia
The Giro d'Italia , also simply known as The Giro, is a long distance road bicycle racing stage race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May/early June in and around Italy. The Giro is one of the three Grand Tours , and is part of the UCI World Ranking calendar...

, held in 1909
1909 Giro d'Italia
The 1909 Giro d'Italia of cycling was the first ever Giro, organised by La Gazzetta dello Sport . The race started in Milan on 13 May 1909, and finished in the same city on 30 May, after 8 stages...


He was born in Induno Olona
Induno Olona
Induno Olona is a town and comune in Italy, in north-western Lombardy, 60 km north of Milan, in the Province of Varese. It has a population, in 2007, of c. 10,200....

, near Varese
Varese is a town and comune in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 55 km north of Milan.It is the capital of the Province of Varese. The hinterland or urban part of the city is called Varesotto.- Geography :...

, in Lombardy
Lombardy is one of the 20 regions of Italy. The capital is Milan. One-sixth of Italy's population lives in Lombardy and about one fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in this region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest in the whole of Europe...

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