1969 Giro d'Italia

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1969 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 16 May - 8 June
Stages 23
Distance 3,851 km (2,393 mi)
Winning time 106h 47' 03" (36.066 km/h or 22.410 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Felice Gimondi (ITA) (Salvarani)
Second  Claudio Michelotto (ITA) (Max Meyer)
Third  Italo Zilioli (ITA) (Filotex)

Points  Franco Bitossi (ITA) (Filotex)
Mountains  Claudio Michelotto (ITA) (Max Meyer)
Team Faema
1968
1970

The 1969 Giro d'Italia of cycling, 52nd edition of the Corsa Rosa, was held from 16 May to 8 June 1969. It consisted of 23 stages and was won by Felice Gimondi.[1]

Merckx, who was leading the general classification, was excluded from the race after an extremely controversial anti-doping control in Savona.[2][3][4][5]

Teams[edit]

A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1969 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 130 cyclists. Out of the 130 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 81 riders made it to the finish in Milan.

The 13 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Faema
  • Eliolona
  • Ferretti
  • Filotex
  • G.B.C.
  • Germanvox
  • Griss 2000
  • Max Meyer
  • Molteni
  • Sagit
  • Salvarani
  • Sanson
  • Scic

Final standings[edit]

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Time
1 Felice Gimondi  Italy 128 h 04' 27s
2 Claudio Michelotto  Italy + 3' 35s
3 Italo Zilioli  Italy + 4' 48s
4 Silvano Schiavon  Italy + 7' 01s
5 Ugo Colombo  Italy + 11' 54s
6 Michele Dancelli  Italy + 14' 05s
7 Aldo Moser  Italy + 20' 05s
8 Primo Mori  Italy + 20' 25s
9 Rudi Altig  West Germany +23' 45s
10 Franco Bitossi  Italy + 31' 36s

Maglia rosa holders[edit]

Cyclist Country Stages
Giancarlo Polidori  Italy 1st, 3rd-8th
Davide Boifava  Italy 2nd
Eddy Merckx  Belgium 9th-11th, 14th-16th
Silvano Schiavon  Italy 12th-13th
Felice Gimondi  Italy 17th-final

Other classifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Esperada Victoria Final Del Italiano Gimondi" [Expected Final Victory of Italian Gimondi] (in Spanish). Milan, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 9 June 1969. p. 20. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.com/preview/1969/06/04/pagina-1/949927/pdf.html
  3. ^ http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.com/preview/1969/06/04/pagina-12/949938/pdf.html
  4. ^ http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.com/preview/1969/06/04/pagina-13/949939/pdf.html
  5. ^ http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.com/preview/1969/06/04/pagina-14/949940/pdf.html