Giro d’Italia, 8 June 1956. Charly Gaul’s win on Monte Bondone is legendary.
89 riders started the stage but, faced with torrential snow and heavy winds, fewer than half of them would finish it. With his victory, Gaul took the maglia rosa and won the Giro.
Fiorenzo Magni, riding with two broken bones and steering with the help of a strip of rubber tied to the bars and gripped between his teeth, finished third in this hellish stage and would finish the Giro in second place overall.