Young rider classification in the Giro d'Italia

The Young rider classification in the Giro d'Italia was added to the Giro d'Italia in 1976 for the younger riders in the race.[1] The classification is calculated in the same way as the general classification, with the riders times being totaled together after each stage; however, the classification is restricted to those that are under 25 years of age.[1][2] Between 1976 and 1994 the classification had different qualifications.[2] The leader of the classification is awarded a white jersey (maglia bianca).[2][1]

White Jersey
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SportRoad bicycle racing
CompetitionGiro d'Italia
Given forBest young rider
Local nameMaglia bianca (in Italian)
History
First award1976
Editions33 (as of 2020)
First winner Alfio Vandi (ITA)
Most wins Vladimir Poulnikov (URS)
 Pavel Tonkov (RUS)
 Bob Jungels (LUX)
 Miguel Ángel López (COL)
(2 wins)
Most recent Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR)

The classification was discontinued after the 1994 Giro d'Italia.[2][1] However, it was reintroduced in 2007, with the age limit increased to 25 years.[2][1]

WinnersEdit

 
Miguel Ángel López won the classification in 2018 and 2019 (pictured in 2019).
Key
# Winner won general classification in the same year
  • The "Year" column refers to the year the competition was held, and wikilinks to the article about that season.
  • The "Distance" column refers to the distance over which the race was held.
  • The "Margin" column refers to the margin of time or points by which the winner defeated the runner-up.
  • The "Stage wins" column refers to the number of stage wins the winner had during the race.
Giro d'Italia young rider classification winners[3][4]
Year Country Cyclist Sponsor/team Distance Time Position Overall Stage wins
1976   Italy Alfio Vandi Magniflex 4,161 km (2,586 mi) 120h 02' 22" 7th 0
1977   Italy Mario Beccia Sanson 3,884 km (2,413 mi) 107h 41' 04" 9th 1
1978   Italy Roberto Visentini Vibor 3,610 km (2,240 mi) 101h 50' 07" 15th 1
1979   Italy Silvano Contini Bianchi-Faema 3,301 km (2,051 mi) 89h 36' 51" 5th 0
1980   Sweden Tommy Prim Bianchi-Piaggio 4,025 km (2,501 mi) 112h 16' 13" 4th 1
1981   Italy Giuseppe Faraca Hoonved-Bottecchia 3,895 km (2,420 mi) 105h 05' 30" 5th 0
1982   Italy Marco Groppo Metauro Mobili 4,010 km (2,490 mi) 110h 22' 38" 9th 0
1983   Italy Franco Chioccioli Vivi-Benotto 3,916 km (2,433 mi) 101h 00' 52" 16th 0
1984   France Charly Mottet Renault-Elf 3,808 km (2,366 mi) 99h 02' 11" 21st 0
1985   Italy Alberto Volpi Sammontana-Bianchi 3,998 km (2,484 mi) 105h 57' 22" 10th 0
1986   Italy Marco Giovannetti Gis Gelati-Oece 3,858 km (2,397 mi) 102h 41' 58" 8th 1
1987   Italy Roberto Conti Selca-Conti 3,915 km (2,433 mi) 106h 00' 33" 15th 0
1988   Italy Stefano Tomasini Fanini-Seven Up 3,623 km (2,251 mi) 97h 45' 57" 9th 0
1989   Soviet Union Vladimir Poulnikov Alfa Lum 3,623 km (2,251 mi) 93h 40' 06" 11th 0
1990   Soviet Union Vladimir Poulnikov Alfa Lum-BFB Bruciatori 3,450 km (2,140 mi) 92h 03' 07" 4th 1
1991   Italy Massimiliano Lelli Ari-Ceramiche Ariostea 3,715 km (2,308 mi) 99h 42' 39" 3rd 2
1992   Russia Pavel Tonkov Lampre–Colnago 3,835 km (2,383 mi) 103h 53' 23" 7th 0
1993   Russia Pavel Tonkov Lampre–Polti 3,703 km (2,301 mi) 98h 16' 55" 5th 0
1994   Russia Evgeni Berzin# Gewiss–Ballan 3,738 km (2,323 mi) 100h 41' 21" 1st 3
2007   Luxembourg Andy Schleck Team CSC 3,463 km (2,152 mi) 93h 01' 34" 2nd 2
2008   Italy Riccardo Riccò Saunier Duval–Scott 3,420 km (2,130 mi) 89h 58' 46" 2nd 2
2009   Belgium Kevin Seeldraeyers Quick-Step 3,456 km (2,147 mi) 86h 19' 26" 10th 0
2010   Australia Richie Porte Team Saxo Bank 3,485 km (2,165 mi) 87h 51' 23" 7th 1
2011   Czech Republic Roman Kreuziger Astana 3,524 km (2,190 mi) 84h 16' 42" 6th 0
2012   Colombia Rigoberto Urán Team Sky 3,503 km (2,177 mi) 91h 44' 59" 7th 0
2013   Colombia Carlos Betancur Ag2r–La Mondiale 3,405 km (2,116 mi) 84h 00' 56" 5th 0
2014   Colombia Nairo Quintana# Movistar Team 3,445.5 km (2,140.9 mi) 88h 14' 32" 1st 2
2015   Italy Fabio Aru Astana 3,481.8 km (2,163.5 mi) 88h 24' 18" 2nd 2
2016   Luxembourg Bob Jungels Etixx–Quick-Step 3,463.15 km (2,151.90 mi) 82h 53' 02" 6th 0
2017   Luxembourg Bob Jungels Quick-Step Floors 3,609.1 km (2,242.6 mi) 90h 41' 58" 8th 1
2018   Colombia Miguel Ángel López Astana 3,572.4 km (2,219.8 mi) 89h 07' 36" 3rd 0
2019   Colombia Miguel Ángel López Astana 3,546.8 km (2,203.9 mi) 90h 09' 13" 7th 0
2020   United Kingdom Tao Geoghegan Hart# Ineos Grenadiers 3,361.4 km (2,088.7 mi) 85h 40' 21" 1st 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Gregor Brown (4 December 2006). "First Edition Cycling News for December 4, 2006". CyclingNews. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e Laura Weislo (2008-05-13). "Giro d'Italia classifications demystified". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  3. ^ "Past winners". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, UK: Future plc. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Giro d'Italia – Fight for Pink: Il Garibaldi" (PDF). Giro d'Italia. RCS MediaGroup. p. 42. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2014.