79 Years Ago in the Giro d’Italia | Learco Guerra

If you think today’s third stage of the 2013 Giro d’Italia was something to behold, consider this: It’s already too late for the winner of this year’s Giro to match the 1934 performance of this guy, Learco “The Human Locomotive” Guerra. In that ’34 event, Guerra not only took home the final Maglia Rosa for the overall victory, but won stages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14. A perfect 10.

The photo above shows Guerra (circa 1930) pumping his tire with an old Silca frame pump after fixing a flat.