1973 Giro d'Italia

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1973 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 18 May - 9 June
Stages 20 + Prologue
Distance 3,801 km (2,362 mi)
Winning time 106h 54' 41" (35.506 km/h or 22.062 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (Molteni)
Second  Felice Gimondi (ITA) (Bianchi)
Third  Giovanni Battaglin (ITA) (Jollj Ceramica)

Points  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (Molteni)
Mountains  José Manuel Fuente (ESP) (KAS)
Team Molteni
1972
1974

The 1973 Giro d'Italia was held from 18 May to 9 June 1973, starting from Verviers in Belgium. It was won by Eddy Merckx.[1][2]

This 56th edition covered 3,801 over a total of 20 stages.

Teams[edit]

A total of 14 teams were invited to participate in the 1973 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 140 cyclists. Out of the 140 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 113 riders made it to the finish in Trieste.

The 14 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Jolly Ceramica
  • KAS
  • Magniflex
  • Ovest Rokado
  • Sammontana
  • Scic
  • Zonca

The first Colombian, Martín Rodríguez, races the Giro for Felice Gimondi's team. He won the 15th stage to Forte dei Marmi.

General classification[edit]

Rank Name Country Time
1 Eddy Merckx  Belgium 113h 08' 13"
2 Felice Gimondi  Italy + 7' 42"
3 Giovanni Battaglin  Italy + 10' 20"
4 José Pesarrodona  Spain + 15' 51"
5 Santiago Lazcano  Spain + 19' 11"
6 Wladimiro Panizza  Italy + 19' 45"
7 Ole Ritter  Denmark + 24' 24"
8 José Manuel Fuente  Spain + 26' 06"
9 Francisco Galdós  Spain + 26' 35"
10 Gianni Motta  Italy + 26' 49"

Other classifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merckx, <<Maglia Rosa>> De Principio A Fin" [Merckx, <<Pink Jersey>> From Beginning to End] (in Spanish). Trieste, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 10 June 1973. p. 19. 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,22/articleid,0149_01_1973_0135_0022_5722835/