1975 Giro d'Italia
The 1975 Giro d'Italia was the 58th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours races. The Giro started in Milan, on 17 May, with a set of split stages and concluded with a summit finish to the Passo dello Stelvio, on 7 June, with another split stage, consisting of an individual time trial and a mass-start stage. A total of 90 riders from nine teams entered the 22-stage race, that was won by Italian Fausto Bertoglio of the Jolly Ceramica team. The second and third places were taken by Spaniard Francisco Galdós and Italian Felice Gimondi, respectively.
|Dates||17 May – 7 June|
|Stages||21, including two split stages|
|Distance||3,963 km (2,462 mi)|
|Winning time||111h 31' 24"|
Amongst the other classifications that the race awarded, Brooklyn's Roger De Vlaeminck won the points classification and Andrés Oliva and Francisco Galdós of KAS won the mountains classification. Brooklyn finished as the winners of the team points classification.
A total of nine teams were invited to participate in the 1975 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 90 cyclists. From the riders that began this edition, 70 made it to the finish on the Passo dello Stelvio.
The teams entering the race were:
Route and stagesEdit
|1||17 May||Milan to Fiorano Modenese||177 km (110 mi)||Plain stage||Knut Knudsen (NOR)|
|2||18 May||Modena to Ancona||249 km (155 mi)||Plain stage||Patrick Sercu (BEL)|
|3||19 May||Ancona to Prati di Tivo||175 km (109 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giovanni Battaglin (ITA)|
|4||20 May||Teramo to Campobasso||258 km (160 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)|
|5||21 May||Campobasso to Bari||224 km (139 mi)||Plain stage||Rik Van Linden (BEL)|
|6||22 May||Bari to Castrovillari||213 km (132 mi)||Plain stage||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)|
|7a||23 May||Castrovillari to Padula||123 km (76 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Domingo Perurena (ESP)|
|7b||Padula to Potenza||80 km (50 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)|
|8||24 May||Potenza to Sorrento||220 km (137 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Marcello Osler (ITA)|
|9||25 May||Sorrento to Frosinone||222 km (138 mi)||Plain stage||Enrico Paolini (ITA)|
|10||26 May||Frosinone to Tivoli||176 km (109 mi)||Plain stage||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)|
|11||27 May||Rome to Orvieto||158 km (98 mi)||Plain stage||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)|
|12||28 May||Chianciano Terme to Forte dei Marmi||232 km (144 mi)||Plain stage||Patrick Sercu (BEL)|
|13||29 May||Forte dei Marmi to Forte dei Marmi||38 km (24 mi)||Individual time trial||Giovanni Battaglin (ITA)|
|30 May||Rest day|
|14||31 May||Il Ciocco to Il Ciocco||13 km (8 mi)||Individual time trial||Fausto Bertoglio (ITA)|
|15||1 June||Il Ciocco to Arenzano||203 km (126 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Franco Bitossi (ITA)|
|16||2 June||Arenzano to Orta San Giulio||193 km (120 mi)||Plain stage||Fabrizio Fabbri (ITA)|
|17a||3 June||Omegna to Pontoglio||167 km (104 mi)||Plain stage||Patrick Sercu (BEL)|
|17b||Pontoglio to Monte Maddalena||46 km (29 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Wladimiro Panizza (ITA)|
|18||4 June||Brescia to Baselga di Piné||223 km (139 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)|
|19||5 June||Baselga di Piné to Pordenone||175 km (109 mi)||Plain stage||Martín Emilio Rodríguez (COL)|
|20||6 June||Pordenone to Alleghe||197 km (122 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)|
|21||7 June||Alleghe to Passo dello Stelvio||186 km (116 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Francisco Galdós (ESP)|
|Total||3,963 km (2,462 mi)|
There were three main individual classifications contested in the 1975 Giro d'Italia, as well as a team competition. Three of them awarded jerseys to their leaders. The general classification was the most important and was calculated by adding each rider's finishing times on each stage. The rider with the lowest cumulative time was the winner of the general classification and was considered the overall winner of the Giro. The rider leading the classification wore a pink jersey to signify the classification's leadership.
The second classification was the points classification. Riders received points for finishing in the top positions in a stage finish, with first place getting the most points, and lower placings getting successively fewer points. The rider leading this classification wore a purple (or cyclamen) jersey. The mountains classification was the third classification and its leader was denoted by the green jersey. In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. Each climb was ranked as either first, second or third category, with more points available for higher category climbs. Most stages of the race included one or more categorized climbs, in which points were awarded to the riders that reached the summit first. The Cima Coppi, the race's highest point of elevation, awarded more points than the other first category climbs. The Cima Coppi for this Giro was the Passo dello Stelvio. The first rider to cross the Stelvio was Spanish rider Francisco Galdós.
The final classification, the team classification, awarded no jersey to its leaders. This was calculated by adding together points earned by each rider on the team during each stage through the intermediate sprints, the categorized climbs, stage finishes, etc. The team with the most points led the classification.
There were other minor classifications within the race, including the Campionato delle Regioni classification. This was a replacement for the "traguardi tricolore" classification that was calculated in previous years. The leader wore a blue jersey with colored vertical stripes ("maglia azzurra con banda tricolore verticale").
|Denotes the winner of the General classification||Denotes the winner of the Mountains classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Points classification|
|1||Fausto Bertoglio (ITA)||Jolly Ceramica||111h 31' 24"|
|2||Francisco Galdós (ESP)||KAS||+ 41"|
|3||Felice Gimondi (ITA)||Bianchi-Campagnolo||+ 6' 18"|
|4||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)||Brooklyn||+ 7' 39"|
|5||Giuseppe Perletto (ITA)||Magniflex||+ 8' 00"|
|6||Wladimiro Panizza (ITA)||Brooklyn||+ 8' 13"|
|7||Walter Riccomi (ITA)||Scic||+ 10' 32"|
|8||Costantino Conti (ITA)||Furzi||+ 13' 40"|
|9||Miguel María Lasa (ESP)||KAS||+ 14' 48"|
|10||Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)||Scic||+ 14' 48"|
|1||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)||Brooklyn||346|
|2||Fausto Bertoglio (ITA)||Jolly Ceramica||159|
|3||Felice Gimondi (ITA)||Bianchi-Campagnolo||154|
|4||Patrick Sercu (BEL)||Brooklyn||148|
|5||Luciano Borgognoni (ITA)||Zonca||123|
|1||Francisco Galdós (ESP)||KAS||300|
|Andrés Oliva (ESP)||KAS|
|3||Fausto Bertoglio (ITA)||Jolly Ceramica||240|
|4||Giancarlo Polidori (ITA)||Furzi||150|
|5||Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)||Brooklyn||130|
|6||Giuseppe Perletto (ITA)||Magniflex||120|
|7||Marcello Osler (ITA)||Brooklyn||110|
|Giacinto Santambrogio (ITA)||Bianchi-Campagnolo|
|Wladimiro Panizza (ITA)||Brooklyn|
|10||Giovanni Battaglin (ITA)||Jolly Ceramica||80|
Campionato delle Regioni classificationEdit
|1||Marcello Osler (ITA)||Brooklyn||43|
|2||Giacinto Santambrogio (ITA)||Bianchi-Campagnolo||31|
|3||Adriano Pella (ITA)||Zonca||25|
|4||Giancarlo Polidori (ITA)||Furzi||23|
|5||Patrick Sercu (BEL)||Brooklyn||10|
Team points classificationEdit
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