1982 Giro d'Italia

The 1982 Giro d'Italia was the 65th running of the Giro. It started in Brescia, on 13 May, with a 16 km (9.9 mi) team time trial and concluded in Turin, on 6 June, with a 42.5 km (26.4 mi) individual time trial. A total of 162 riders from eighteen teams entered the 22-stage race, that was won by Frenchman Bernard Hinault of the Renault-Elf team. The second and third places were taken by Swede Tommy Prim and Italian Silvano Contini, respectively.[1]

1982 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates13 May - 6 June 1982
Stages22 + Prologue
Distance4,010.5 km (2,492 mi)
Winning time110h 07' 55"
Winner  Bernard Hinault (FRA) (Renault-Elf)
  Second  Tommy Prim (SWE) (Bianchi)
  Third  Silvano Contini (ITA) (Bianchi)

Points  Francesco Moser (ITA) (Famcucine)
Mountains  Lucien Van Impe (BEL) (Metauro Mobili)
  Youth  Marco Groppo (ITA) (Metauro Mobili)
  Team Bianchi
  Team points Bianchi
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Amongst the other classifications that the race awarded, Famcucine's Francesco Moser won the points classification, Lucien Van Impe of Metauro Mobili won the mountains classification, and Metauro Mobili's Marco Groppo completed the Giro as the best neo-professional in the general classification, finishing ninth overall. Bianchi finishing as the winners of the team classification, ranking each of the twenty teams contesting the race by lowest cumulative time. In addition, Bianchi won the team points classification.


A total of eighteen teams were invited to participate in the 1982 Giro d'Italia.[2] Each team sent a squad of nine riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 162 cyclists.[2][3] From the riders that began this edition, 110 made it to the finish in Turin.[3]

The teams entering the race were:

Route and stagesEdit

San Martino di Castrozza hosted the end of the 243 km (151 mi) sixteenth stage.

The route for the 1982 edition of the Giro d'Italia was revealed to the public by head organizer Vincenzo Torriani on 20 February 1982.[4][5][6] Covering a total of 4,010.5 km (2,492.0 mi), it included three time trials (two individual and one for teams), and eleven stages with categorized climbs that awarded mountains classification points.[3][5][6] Four of these eleven stages had summit finishes: stage 11, to Camigliatello Silano; stage 12, to Campitello Matese; stage 16, to San Martino di Castrozza; and stage 19, to Colli di San Fermo.[5] The organizers chose to include two rest days. When compared to the previous year's race, the race was 114.9 km (71 mi) longer and contained one less time trial. In addition, this race contained one less set of split stages.

Stage characteristics and winners[3][5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 13 May Milan 16 km (10 mi)   Team time trial Renault-Elf[N 1]
1 14 May Parma to Viareggio 174 km (108 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
2 15 May Viareggio to Cortona 233 km (145 mi)   Plain stage   Michael Wilson (AUS)
3 16 May Perugia to Assisi 37 km (23 mi)   Individual time trial   Bernard Hinault (FRA)
4 17 May Assisi to Rome 169 km (105 mi)   Plain stage   Urs Freuler (SUI)
5 18 May Rome to Caserta 213 km (132 mi)   Plain stage   Urs Freuler (SUI)
6 19 May Caserta to Castellammare di Stabia 130 km (81 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Silvano Contini (ITA)
7 20 May Castellammare di Stabia to Diamante 226 km (140 mi)   Plain stage   Francesco Moser (ITA)
21 May Rest day
8 22 May Taormina to Agrigento 248 km (154 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Moreno Argentin (ITA)
9 23 May Agrigento to Palermo 151 km (94 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
10 24 May Cefalù to Messina 197 km (122 mi)   Plain stage   Urs Freuler (SUI)
11 25 May Palmi to Camigliatello Silano 229 km (142 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Bernard Becaas (FRA)
26 May Rest day
12 27 May Cava de' Tirreni to Campitello Matese 171 km (106 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Bernard Hinault (FRA)
13 28 May Campitello Matese to Pescara 164 km (102 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Silvano Contini (ITA)
14 29 May Pescara to Urbino 248 km (154 mi)   Plain stage   Guido Bontempi (ITA)
15 30 May Urbino to Comacchio 190 km (118 mi)   Plain stage   Silvestro Milani (ITA)
16 31 May Comacchio to San Martino di Castrozza 243 km (151 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Vicente Belda (ESP)
17 1 June Fiera di Primiero to Boario Terme 235 km (146 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Silvano Contini (ITA)
18 2 June Piancogno to Montecampione 85 km (53 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Bernard Hinault (FRA)
19 3 June Boario Terme to Vigevano 162 km (101 mi)   Plain stage   Robert Dill-Bundi (SUI)
20 4 June Vigevano to Cuneo 177 km (110 mi)   Plain stage   Francesco Moser (ITA)
21 5 June Cuneo to Pinerolo 254 km (158 mi)   Stage with mountain(s)   Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
22 6 June Pinerolo to Turin 42.5 km (26 mi)   Individual time trial   Bernard Hinault (FRA)
Total 4,010.5 km (2,492 mi)

Classification leadershipEdit

The Col d'Izoard was the Cima Coppi for the 1982 running of the Giro d'Italia.

Four different jerseys were worn during the 1982 Giro d'Italia. The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers on mass-start stages – wore a pink jersey. This classification is the most important of the race, and its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro.[8]

For the points classification, which awarded a purple (or cyclamen) jersey to its leader, cyclists were given points for finishing a stage in the top 15; additional points could also be won in intermediate sprints. The green jersey was awarded to the mountains classification leader. 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. The Cima Coppi, the race's highest point of elevation, awarded more points than the other first category climbs.[8] The Cima Coppi for this Giro was the Col d'Izoard.[5] The first rider to cross the Col d'Izoard was Belgian rider Lucien Van Impe. The white jersey was worn by the leader of young rider classification, a ranking decided the same way as the general classification, but considering only neo-professional cyclists (in their first three years of professional racing).[8]

Although no jersey was awarded, there was also one classification for the teams, in which the stage finish times of the best three cyclists per team were added; the leading team was the one with the lowest total time.[8] There was another team classification that awarded points to each team based on their riding's finishing position in every stage.[8] The team with the highest total of points was the leader of the classification.[8]

The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
Points classification
Mountains classification
Young rider classification
Team classification
P Renault-Elf Bernard Hinault not awarded not awarded not awarded Renault-Elf
1 Giuseppe Saronni Patrick Bonnet Giuseppe Saronni Faustino Rupérez Rincón ?
2 Michael Wilson Laurent Fignon
3 Bernard Hinault Bernard Hinault Bianchi
4 Urs Freuler
5 Urs Freuler Urs Freuler
6 Silvano Contini Giuseppe Saronni Lucien Van Impe
7 Francesco Moser Francesco Moser Francesco Moser
8 Moreno Argentin
9 Giuseppe Saronni Giuseppe Saronni
10 Urs Freuler Francesco Moser
11 Bernard Becaas
12 Bernard Hinault Bernard Hinault
13 Silvano Contini
14 Guido Bontempi
15 Silvestro Milani
16 Vicente Belda
17 Silvano Contini Silvano Contini Marco Groppo
18 Bernard Hinault Bernard Hinault
19 Robert Dill-Bundi
20 Francesco Moser
21 Giuseppe Saronni
22 Bernard Hinault
Final Bernard Hinault Francesco Moser Lucien Van Impe Marco Groppo Bianchi

Final standingsEdit

      Denotes the winner of the General classification[3][9]       Denotes the winner of the Mountains classification[3][9]
      Denotes the winner of the Points classification[3][9]       Denotes the winner of the Young rider classification[3][9]

General classificationEdit

Final general classification (1–10)[3][9]
Rank Name Team Time
1   Bernard Hinault (FRA)   Renault-Elf 110h 07' 55"
2   Tommy Prim (SWE) Bianchi + 2' 35"
3   Silvano Contini (ITA) Bianchi + 2' 47"
4   Lucien Van Impe (BEL)   Metauro Mobili + 4' 31"
5   Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA) Bianchi + 6' 09"
6   Giuseppe Saronni (ITA) Del Tongo + 10' 52"
7   Mario Beccia (ITA) Hoonved-Bottecchia + 11' 06"
8   Francesco Moser (ITA)   Famcucine + 11' 57"
9   Marco Groppo (ITA) Metauro Mobili + 14' 43"
10   Faustino Rupérez Rincón (ESP) Zor + 14' 57"

Points classificationEdit

Final points classification (1-10)[3][9]
Rider Team Points
1   Francesco Moser (ITA)   Famcucine 247
2   Giuseppe Saronni (ITA) Del Tongo 207
3   Bernard Hinault (FRA)   Renault-Elf 171
4   Silvano Contini (ITA) Bianchi 153
5   Tommy Prim (SWE) Bianchi 126
6   Urs Freuler (SUI) Atala-Campagnolo 115
7   Lucien Van Impe (BEL)   Metauro Mobili 96
8   Mario Beccia (ITA) Hoonved-Bottecchia 94
9   Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA) Bianchi 80
10   Noël Dejonckeere (BEL) Gis Gelati 78

Mountains classificationEdit

Final mountains classification (1-9)[3][9]
Rider Team Points
1   Lucien Van Impe (BEL)   Metauro Mobili 860
2   Bernard Hinault (FRA)   Renault-Elf 380
3   Silvano Contini (ITA) Bianchi 290
4   Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA) Bianchi 260
5   Faustino Rupérez Rincón (ESP) Zor 200
6   Mario Beccia (ITA) Hoonved-Bottecchia 165
7   Urs Freuler (SUI) Atala-Campagnolo 150
8   Fabrizio Verza (ITA) Gis Gelati 125
9   Davide Cassani (ITA) Termolan-Galli 120
  Bert Pronk (NED) Bibione-Stern TV

Young rider classificationEdit

Final young rider classification (1-10)[3][9]
Rider Team Time
1   Marco Groppo (ITA)   Metauro Mobili 110h 22' 38"
2   Laurent Fignon (FRA) Renault-Elf + 26' 16"
3   Czesław Lang (POL) Gis Gelati + 28' 20"
4   Fabrizio Verza (ITA) Gis Gelati + 31' 52"
5   Giovanni Testolin (ITA) Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina + 49' 14"
6   Franco Chioccioli (ITA) Selle Italia-Chinol + 56' 56"
7   Erminio Rizzi (ITA) Zor + 1h 02' 17"
8   Alvaro Pino (ESP) Gis Gelati + 1h 09' 06"
9   Giuseppe Lanzoni (ITA) Atala-Campagnolo + 1h 17' 19"
10   Marc Madiot (FRA) Renault-Elf + 1h 17' 45"

Traguardi Fiat classificationEdit

Final traguardi fiat classification (1-10)[9]
Rider Team Points
1   Palmiro Masciarelli (ITA) Metauro Mobili 45
2   Giovanni Renosto (ITA) Renault-Elf 36
3   Francesco Moser (ITA)   Famcucine 18
4   Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA) Bianchi 12
5   Moreno Argentin (ITA) Sammontana 8
  Silvano Contini (ITA) Bianchi
7   Walter Delle Case (ITA) Atala-Campagnolo 7
  Leonardo Natale (ITA) Del Tongo
9   Eduardo Chozas (ESP) Zor 6
10   Marino Amadori (ITA) Famcucine 5

Team classificationEdit

Final team classification (1-10)[3][9]
Team Time
1 Bianchi 330h 35' 38"
2 Del Tongo + 49' 43"
3 Famcucine + 1h 30' 03"
4 Renault-Elf + 1h 32' 03"
5 Gis Gelati + 1h 35' 53"
6 Zor + 1h 49' 54"
7 Metauro Mobili + 2h 10' 06"
8 Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina + 2h 25' 30"
9 Inoxpran + 2h 56' 47"
10 Hoonved-Bottecchia + 3h 00' 42"

Team points classificationEdit

Final team points classification (1-10)[9]
Team Points
1 Bianchi 381
2 Famcucine 316
3 Del Tongo 238
4 Hoonved-Bottecchia 221
5 Metauro Mobili 218
6 Atala-Campagnolo 217
7 Gis Gelati 169
8 Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina 141
9 Inoxpran 107
10 Termolan-Galli 98



  1. ^ The race leader's maglia rosa (English: pink jersey) was awarded to the winning team's first rider to cross the finish line.[7]


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