1970 Giro d'Italia

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1970 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 18 May - 7 June
Stages 20
Distance 3,292 km (2,046 mi)
Winning time 90h 08' 47" (36.518 km/h or 22.691 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (Faemino)
Second  Felice Gimondi (ITA) (Salvarani)
Third  Martin Van Den Bossche (BEL) (Molteni)

Points  Franco Bitossi (ITA) (Filotex)
Mountains  Martin Van Den Bossche (BEL) (Molteni)
Team Faemino
1969
1971

The 1970 Giro d'Italia of cycling, 53rd edition of the Corsa Rosa, was held from 18 May to 7 June 1970. It consisted of 20 stages and was won by Eddy Merckx.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1970 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 97 riders made it to the finish in Bolzano.

The 13 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Salvarani
  • Cosatto
  • Dreher
  • Faemino
  • Ferretti
  • Filotex
  • G.B.C.
  • Germanvox
  • La Casera
  • Magniflex
  • Molteni
  • Sagit
  • Scic

Final standings[edit]

General classification[edit]

The top ten of the general classification:[2]

Rank Cyclist Time
1  Eddy Merckx (BEL) 90h 08' 47s
2  Felice Gimondi (ITA) + 3' 14s
3  Martin Van Den Bossche (BEL) + 4' 59"
4  Michele Dancelli (ITA) + 7' 07s
5  Italo Zilioli (ITA) + 8' 14s
6  Gösta Pettersson (SWE) + 9' 20s
7  Franco Bitossi (ITA) + 13' 10s
8  Miguel María Lasa (ESP) + 19' 25s
9  Ole Ritter (DEN) + 21' 17s
10  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) + 21' 29s

Pink jersey holders[edit]

Cyclist Stages
 Franco Bitossi (ITA) 1st-6th
 Eddy Merckx (BEL) 7th to the end

Other jerseys[edit]

Points classification
Rank Cyclist Points
1  Franco Bitossi (ITA)  ?
Mountains classification[2]
Rank Cyclist Points
1  Martin Van Den Bossche (BEL) 460
2  Italo Zilioli (ITA) 420
3  Luciano Armani (ITA) 300

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merckx Rubrico Su Previsto Triunfo" [Merckx Rubric Your Intended Triumph] (in Spanish). Bolzano, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 8 June 1970. p. 30. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b http://hemeroteca.elmundodeportivo.es/preview/1970/06/08/pagina-30/962217/pdf.html