Eugenio Camillo Costamagna

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Eugenio Camillo Costamagna

Eugenio Camillo Costamagna (* 1864 in Turin , † 1918 in Mondovì ) was an Italian journalist and the editor of Gazzetta dello Sport .

The first edition of the Gazzetta appeared on April 3, 1896, a few days before the start of the Olympic Games in Athens . It emerged from the merger of Costamagna's newspaper La tripletta ("Three Gates") and Il ciclista ("The Cyclist") by the publisher Eliseo Rivera . From the beginning, cycling was one of the main focuses and the newspaper organized the first cycling races in Italy, including the Lombardy Tour (1905) and Milan-San Remo (1907).

Costamagna and the editors Armando Cougnet and Tullo Morgagni were inspired by the Tour de France and the initiators of the first Giro d'Italia . It was financed with the help of the Italian Cycling Federation, the Corriere della Sera and various company sponsors.


  • Franco Contorbia: Giornalismo italiano: 1860-2001, A. Mondadori, Milano, 2007, p. 1724.

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