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]

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.

The 13 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Bianchi
  • Fiorella
  • Gis Gelati
  • Ijsboerke-Gios
  • Intercontinentale Assicurazioni
  • Magniflex-Torpado
  • Mecap-Selle Italia
  • Sanson
  • Scic
  • Selle Royal-Inoxpran
  • Teka
  • Vibor
  • Zonca

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"

Maglia rosa holders[edit]

Cyclist Stages
 Dietrich Thurau (GER) prologue
 Rik Van Linden (BEL) 1st-2nd
 Johan De Muynck (BEL) 3rd-final

Other jerseys[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Muynck, al libro de oro del "Giro"" [De Muynck, the Golden Book "Tour"] (PDF) (in Spanish). Milan, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 29 May 1978. p. 31. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012.