1974 Giro d'Italia

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1974 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 16 May - 9 June
Stages 22 + Epilogue
Distance 4,001 km (2,486 mi)
Winning time 113h 09 '13" (35.080 km/h or 21.798 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (Molteni)
Second  Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA) (Scic)
Third  Felice Gimondi (ITA) (Bianchi)

Points  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL) (Brooklyn)
Mountains  José Manuel Fuente (ESP) (KAS)
Team Kas-Kaskol
1973
1975

The 1974 Giro d'Italia was held from 16 May to June 8, 1974, starting from Vatican City. It was won by the Belgian Eddy Merckx.[1]

This 57th edition covered 4,001 km at an average speed of 35.364 km/h, for a total of 22 stages.[2][3][4]

Teams[edit]

A total of 14 teams were invited to participate in the 1974 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 96 riders made it to the finish in Milan.

The 14 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Molteni
  • Bianchi
  • Brooklyn
  • Dreher
  • Filcas
  • Filotex
  • Vibor
  • Jolly Ceramica
  • KAS
  • Magniflex
  • Ovest Rokado
  • Sammontana
  • Scic
  • Zonca

Route and stages[edit]

Stage results[5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 16 May Vatican City to Formia 164 km (102 mi) Plain stage  Wilfried Reybrouck (BEL)
2 17 May Formia to Pompei 121 km (75 mi) Plain stage  Patrick Sercu (BEL)
3 18 May Pompei to Sorrento 137 km (85 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  José Manuel Fuente (ESP)
19 May Rest day
4 20 May Sorrento to Sapri 208 km (129 mi) Plain stage  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)
5 21 May Sapri to Taranto 215 km (134 mi) Plain stage  Piermattia Gavazzi (ITA)
6 22 May Taranto to Foggia 206 km (128 mi) Plain stage  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
7 23 May Foggia to Chieti 257 km (160 mi) Plain stage  Ugo Colombo (ITA)
8 24 May Chieti to Macerata 150 km (93 mi) Plain stage  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
9 25 May Macerata to Carpegna 191 km (119 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  José Manuel Fuente (ESP)
10 26 May Carpegna to Modena 205 km (127 mi) Plain stage  Patrick Sercu (BEL)
11a 27 May Modena to Il Ciocco 153 km (95 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  José Manuel Fuente (ESP)
11b Il Ciocco to Forte dei Marmi 62 km (39 mi) Plain stage  Patrick Sercu (BEL)
12 28 May Forte dei Marmi to Forte dei Marmi 40 km (25 mi) History.gif Individual time trial  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
13 29 May Forte dei Marmi to Pietra Ligure 231 km (144 mi) Plain stage  Enrico Paolini (ITA)
14 30 May Pietra Ligure to Sanremo 189 km (117 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Perletto (ITA)
15 31 May Sanremo to Valenza 206 km (128 mi) Plain stage  Ercole Gualazzini (ITA)
1 June Rest day
16 2 June Valenza to Monte Generoso 158 km (98 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  José Manuel Fuente (ESP)
17 3 June Como to Iseo 158 km (98 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Santiago Lazcano (ESP)
18 4 June Iseo to Sella Valsugana 190 km (118 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
19 5 June Borgo Valsugana to Pordenone 146 km (91 mi) Plain stage  Enrico Paolini (ITA)
20 6 June Pordenone to Tre Cime di Lavaredo 163 km (101 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  José Manuel Fuente (ESP)
21 7 June Misurina to Bassano del Grappa 194 km (121 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
22 8 June Bassano del Grappa to Milan 257 km (160 mi) Plain stage  Marino Basso (ITA)
E 9 June Giro di Milano 94 km (58 mi) Plain stage  Gianni Motta (ITA)
Total 4,001 km (2,486 mi)

General classification[edit]

Rank Name Country Time
1 Eddy Merckx  Belgium 113h 08' 13"
2 Gianbattista Baronchelli  Italy + 12"
3 Felice Gimondi  Italy + 33"
4 Costantino Conti  Italy + 2' 14"
5 José Manuel Fuente  Spain + 3' 22"
6 Giovanni Battaglin  Italy + 4' 22"
7 Francesco Moser  Italy + 6' 17"
8 Vicente López Carril  Spain + 10' 28"
9 Franco Bitossi  Italy + 16' 05"
10 Gösta Pettersson  Sweden + 17' 08"

Maglia rosa[edit]

The maglia rosa was worn by 3 riders:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quinto Triunfo de Merckx En El "Giro"" [Merck’s Fifth win in the “Tour”] (in Spanish). Milan, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 9 June 1974. p. 21. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "l'Unità.it". Archivio.unita.it. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  3. ^ "La Stampa - Consultazione Archivio". Archiviolastampa.it. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  4. ^ "La Stampa - Consultazione Archivio". Archiviolastampa.it. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  5. ^ Bill and Carol McGann. "1974 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-10.