Alfonsina Strada was an Italian cyclist who became famous at the beginning of the 20th century.
Born on March 16, 1891 in Castelfranco Emilia, Italy. Strada developed a passion for cycling at a young age and began to participate in local races. In 1917, during World War I, many male cyclists were drafted into the army, leaving a gap in cycling competitions.
Taking advantage of the situation, Strada decided to participate in the prestigious Giro d'Italia, one of the most demanding and prestigious cycling races in the world.