1978 Giro d'Italia

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1978 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 7 May - 28 May
Stages 20 + Prologue
Distance 3,610.5 km (2,243 mi)
Winning time 101h 31' 22" (35.750 km/h or 22.214 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Johan De Muynck (BEL) (Bianchi)
Second  Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA) (Scic)
Third  Francesco Moser (ITA) (Sanson)

Points  Francesco Moser (ITA) (Sanson)
Mountains  Ueli Sutter (SUI) (Zonca)
Youth  Roberto Visentini (ITA) (Vibor)
Team Bianchi - Faema
1977
1979

The 1978 Giro d'Italia, the 61st running of the race, was held from 20 May to 10 June 1978. It was won by the Belgian Johan de Muynck.[1][2]

This edition covered 3,610 km, in 20 stages, completed at an average speed of 35.56 km/h.

Teams[edit]

A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1978 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 90 riders made it to the finish in Milan.[3]

The 13 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Magniflex-Torpado
  • Mecap-Selle Italia
  • Sanson
  • Scic
  • Selle Royal-Inoxpran
  • Teka
  • Vibor
  • Zonca

Route and stages[edit]

Stage results[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Race Leader
P 7 May Saint-Vincent 2 km (1 mi) Individual time trial  Dietrich Thurau (GER)
1 8 May Saint-Vincent to Novi Ligure 175 km (109 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Linden (BEL)  Rik Van Linden (BEL)
2 9 May Novi Ligure to La Spezia 195 km (121 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)  Rik Van Linden (BEL)
3 10 May La Spezia to Càscina 183 km (114 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
4 11 May Larciano to Pistoia 25 km (16 mi) Individual time trial  Dietrich Thurau (GER)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
5 12 May Prato to Cattolica 200 km (124 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Rik Van Linden (BEL)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
6 13 May Cattolica to Silvi Marina 218 km (135 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Linden (BEL)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
7 14 May Silvi Marina to Benevento 242 km (150 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
8 15 May Benevento to Ravello 175 km (109 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
9 16 May Amalfi to Latina 248 km (154 mi) Plain stage  Enrico Paolini (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
10 17 May Latina to Lago di Piediluco 220 km (137 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Martinelli (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
11a 18 May Terni to Assisi 74 km (46 mi) Plain stage  Bruno Zanoni (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
11b Assisi to Siena 145 km (90 mi) Plain stage  Francesco Moser (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
12 19 May Poggibonsi to Monte Trebbio 204 km (127 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giancarlo Bellini (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
13 20 May Modigliana to Padua 183 km (114 mi) Plain stage  Francesco Moser (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
14 21 May Venezia to Venezia 12 km (7 mi) Individual time trial  Francesco Moser (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
22 May Rest day
15 23 May Treviso to Canazei 234 km (145 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
16 24 May Mazzin to Cavalese 48 km (30 mi) Individual time trial  Francesco Moser (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
17 25 May Cavalese to Monte Bondone 205 km (127 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Wladimiro Panizza (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
18 26 May Mezzolombardo to Sarezzo 245 km (152 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Perletto (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
19 27 May Brescia to Inverigo 175 km (109 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vittorio Algeri (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
20 28 May Inverigo to Milan 220 km (137 mi) Plain stage  Pierino Gavazzi (ITA)  Johan De Muynck (BEL)
Total 3,610 km (2,243 mi)

General classification[edit]

Rank Name Time
1  Johan De Muynck (BEL) 101h 31' 22"
2  Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA) + 59"
3  Francesco Moser (ITA) +2' 19"
4  Wladimiro Panizza (ITA) +7' 57"
5  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA) + 8' 19"
6  Ronald De Witte (BEL) + 8' 24"
7  Alfio Vandi (ITA) + 9' 04"
8  Claudio Bortolotto (ITA) + 9' 25"
9  Bernt Johansson (SWE) + 12' 36"
10  Ueli Sutter (SUI) + 12' 38"

Other jerseys[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Muynck, al libro de oro del "Giro"" [De Muynck, the Golden Book "Tour"] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 29 May 1978. p. 31. 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,17/articleid,0034_02_1978_0121_0019_24078442/
  3. ^ a b Bill and Carol McGann. "1978 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Retrieved 2012-08-06.