1963 Giro d'Italia

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1963 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 19 May - 9 June
Stages 21
Distance 4,063 km (2,525 mi)
Winning time 116h 50' 16" (34.774 km/h or 21.608 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Franco Balmamion (ITA) (Carpano)
Second  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) (Cynar)
Third  Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA) (San Pellegrino/Firte)

Mountains  Vito Taccone (ITA) (Lygie)
Team Carpano
1962
1964

The 1963 Giro d'Italia of cycling, 46th edition of the Corsa Rosa, was held from 19 May to 9 June 1963. It consisted of 21 stages and was won by Franco Balmamion.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 12 teams were invited to participate in the 1963 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 120 cyclists. Out of the 120 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 86 riders made it to the finish in Milan.

The 12 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Carpano
  • Cite
  • Cynar
  • Gazzola
  • Libertas
  • IBAC
  • Legnano
  • Lygie
  • Molteni
  • Salvarani
  • San Pellegrino
  • Spring Oil

Final classment[edit]

Cyclist Country Time
1 Franco Balmamion  Italy 116h 50' 16s
2 Vittorio Adorni  Italy + 2' 24s
3 Giorgio Zancanaro  Italy + 3' 15s
4 Guido De Rosso  Italy + 6' 34s
5 Diego Ronchini  Italy + 10' 11s
6 Vito Taccone  Italy + 11' 50s
7 Imerio Massignan  Italy + 16' 52s
8 Guido Carlesi  Italy + 17' 08s
9 Graziano Battistini  Italy + 23' 38s
10 Carlo Brugnami  Italy + 25' 36s

Maglia rosa holders[edit]

Cyclist Country Stages
Vittorio Adorni  Italy 1st-3rd, 18th
Diego Ronchini  Italy 4th-11th, 16th-17th
Franco Balmamion  Italy 12th-15th, 19th-final

Other classifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Termino Bajo La Lluvia" [End in the Rain] (in Spanish). Milan, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 10 June 1963. p. 8. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012.