1986 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||12 May - 2 June|
|Stages||22 + Prologue|
|Distance||3,858.6 km (2,398 mi)|
|Winning time||102h 33' 55" (37.615 km/h or 23.373 mph)|
|Winner||Roberto Visentini (ITA)||(Carrera Jeans)|
|Second||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)||(Del Tongo)|
|Third||Francesco Moser (ITA)||(Supermerc - Brianzoli)|
|Points||Guido Bontempi (ITA)||(Carrera Jeans)|
|Mountains||Pedro Muñoz (ESP)||(Fagor)|
|Youth||Marco Giovannetti (ITA)||(Gis Gelati)|
The 1986 Giro d'Italia of cycling, the 69th edition of the race, was held from 12 May to 2 June 1986. It covered a total of 3,858 km at an average speed of 37.615 km/h, in 22 stages. It was won by the Italian Roberto Visentini.
A total of 19 teams were invited to participate in the 1986 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of nine riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 171 cyclists. Out of the 171 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 143 riders made it to the finish in Merano.
The 19 teams that took part in the race were:
In the 1986 Giro d'Italia, four different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers on mass-start stages, the leader received a pink jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the Giro d'Italia, and the winner was considered the winner of the Giro.
Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a purple, or cyclamen jersey. In the points classification, cyclists got points for finishing in the top 15 in a stage. In addition, points could be won in intermediate sprints.
There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a green jersey. In the mountains classifications, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists. Each climb was categorized as either first, second, or third category, with more points available for the higher-categorized climbs. The Cima Coppi, the race's highest point of elevation, awarded still more points than the other first-category climbs. The Cima Coppi for this Giro was the Passo Pordoi.
The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey. This was decided the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1963 were eligible.
There was also one classification for the teams. The classification was the Trofeo Fast Team. In this classification, the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added; the leading team was the team with the lowest total time.
The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.
|1||Roberto Visentini||Italy||102 h 33' 55s|
|2||Giuseppe Saronni||Italy||+ 1' 02s|
|3||Francesco Moser||Italy||+ 2' 14s|
|4||Greg LeMond||United States||+ 2' 26s|
|5||Claudio Corti||Italy||+ 4' 49s|
|6||Franco Chioccioli||Italy||+ 6' 58s|
|7||Acácio da Silva||Portugal||+ 7' 12s|
|8||Marco Giovannetti||Italy||+ 8' 03s|
|9||Niki Rüttimann||Switzerland||+ 9' 15s|
|10||Pedro Muñoz||Spain||+ 11' 52s|
Maglia rosa holders
|Jean-Paul van Poppel||Netherlands||2nd|
|Giuseppe Saronni||Italy||3rd, 6th-15th|
- Laura Weislo (13 May 2008). "Giro d'Italia classifications demystified". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 27 August 2009.