Alfredo Binda

Alfredo Binda ( born August 11, 1902 in Cittiglio, Italy, † July 19, 1986 ) was an Italian cyclist. He was the most successful cyclist of the 1920s and won, among others, five times the Giro d' Italia and three road world title.

Alfredo Binda grew up in Nice, France in 1922 and began his professional career. After a few early successes Binda experienced his breakthrough in 1925 when he won the Giro d' Italia, could first decide in addition to the Tour de France the hardest stage race in the world, and then the classic Tour of Lombardy for themselves. He dominated both races in the following years. He won the Giro five times (1925, 1927-1929, 1933) and thus holds together with Fausto Coppi and Eddy Merckx 's record. In addition, Binda was 41 stage wins at the Giro celebrate - also a record which was surpassed by the Sprinter Mario Cipollini in 2003. In 1927, he won twelve of the 15 stages, 1929, he celebrated eight consecutive days successes. At the Tour de France were denied him such success in his only participation in 1930, he won at least two stages. Binda came 1930 on the insistence of the organizer is not the Giro, as these were concerned that he would reduce by a new victory spectator interest. For his resignation him the full prize money of the race was paid.

Binda was three times the Road World Championship win (1927, 1930 and 1932 ), including the first Road World Championship in history, at the Nürburgring, 1927. He keeps even here the record, together with the Belgians Rik Van Steenbergen and Eddy Merckx and the Spaniard Oscar Freire. In addition to four successes in the Tour of Lombardy ( 1925-27, 1931), he won twice in the spring classic Milan - Sanremo (1929, 1931). In 1929 he won jointly Domenico Piemontesi rail competition Prix Dupré - Lapize in Paris.

In the 1970s and 1980s, " Alfredo Binda " foot straps made ​​of leather for racing pedals have been sold under the name.

In Bindas hometown Cittiglio is since 1974 a road race for women, called " Trofeo Binda ", aligned, which is part of the Women's World Cup since 2008.