1972 Giro d'Italia

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1972 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 21 May - 11 June
Stages 20
Distance 3,725 km (2,315 mi)
Winning time 103h 04' 04" (36.120 km/h or 22.444 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (Molteni)
Second  José Manuel Fuente (ESP) (KAS)
Third  Francisco Galdós (ESP) (KAS)

Points  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL) (Dreher)
Mountains  José Manuel Fuente (ESP) (KAS)
Team Molteni
1971
1973

The 1972 Giro d'Italia of cycling, the 55th running of the race, was held from 21 May to 11 June 1972, consisting of 20 stages. It was won by Eddy Merckx.[1][2][3]

Teams[edit]

A total of 10 teams were invited to participate in the 1972 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 100 cyclists. Out of the 100 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 69 riders made it to the finish in Milan.

The 10 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Ferretti
  • Dreher
  • Filotex
  • G.B.C.
  • KAS
  • Magniflex
  • Molteni
  • Salvarani
  • Scic
  • Zonca

Final standings[edit]

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Time
1 Eddy Merckx  Belgium 103 h 04' 04s
2 José Manuel Fuente  Spain + 5' 30s
3 Francisco Galdós  Spain + 10' 39s
4 Vicente López Carril  Spain + 11' 17s
5 Wladimiro Panizza  Italy + 13' 00s
6 Gösta Pettersson  Sweden + 13' 09s
7 Roger De Vlaeminck  Belgium + 13' 52s
8 Felice Gimondi  Italy + 14' 05s
9 Miguel María Lasa  Spain +14' 19s
10 Santiago Lazcano  Spain + 17' 42s

Maglia rosa holders[edit]

Cyclist Country Stages
Marino Basso  Italy 1st-2nd
Ugo Colombo  Italy 3rd
José Manuel Fuente  Spain 4th-6th
Eddy Merckx  Belgium 7th-final

Other classifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detras de Merckx... ¡Solo Los Españoles!" [Behind Merckx... Only the Spanish!] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 12 June 1972. p. 25. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.archiviolastampa.it/component/option,com_lastampa/task,search/mod,libera/action,viewer/Itemid,3/page,19/articleid,0143_01_1972_0135_0019_4681879/
  3. ^ http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1972_06/19720612_0007.pdf&query=