1979 Giro d'Italia

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1979 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 17 May - 6 June
Stages 19 + Prologue
Distance 3,301 km (2,051 mi)
Winning time 89h 29' 18" (36.887 km/h or 22.921 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA) (Scic)
Second  Francesco Moser (ITA) (Sanson)
Third  Bernt Johansson (SWE) (Magniflex)

Points  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA) (Scic)
Mountains  Claudio Bortolotto (ITA) (Sanson)
Youth  Silvano Contini (ITA) (Bianchi)
Team SCIC
1978
1980

The 1979 Giro d'Italia of cycling, the 62nd edition of the Corsa Rosa, was held from 17 May to 6 June 1979. It covered a total of 3,301 km, in 19 stages and a prologue, completed at an average speed of 36.887 km/h. It was won by Giuseppe Saronni.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1979 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 111 riders made it to the finish in Milan.[3]

The 13 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Mecap-Selle Italia
  • San Giacomo
  • Peugeot
  • Sanson
  • Sapa
  • Scic
  • Willora
  • Zonca

Route and stages[edit]

Stage results[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Race Leader
P 17 May Florence to Florence 8 km (5 mi) Individual time trial  Francesco Moser (ITA)  Francesco Moser (ITA)
1 18 May Florence to Perugia 156 km (97 mi) Plain stage  Mario Beccia (ITA)  Francesco Moser (ITA)
2 19 May Perugia to Castel Gandolfo 204 km (127 mi) Plain stage  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)  Francesco Moser (ITA)
3 20 May Caserta to Naples 31 km (19 mi) Individual time trial  Francesco Moser (ITA)  Francesco Moser (ITA)
4 21 May Caserta to Potenza 210 km (130 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Claudio Bortolotto (ITA)  Francesco Moser (ITA)
5 22 May Potenza to Vieste 223 km (139 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)  Francesco Moser (ITA)
6 23 May Vieste to Chieti 260 km (162 mi) Plain stage  Bruno Wolfer (SUI)  Francesco Moser (ITA)
7 24 May Chieti to Pesaro 252 km (157 mi) Plain stage  Alan Van Heerden (RSA)  Francesco Moser (ITA)
8 25 May Rimini to San Marino (San Marino) 28 km (17 mi) Individual time trial  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
9 26 May San Marino (San Marino) to Pistoia 248 km (154 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
10 27 May Lerici to Portovenere 25 km (16 mi) Individual time trial  Knut Knudsen (NOR)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
11 28 May La Spezia to Voghera 212 km (132 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Bernt Johansson (SWE)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
12 29 May Alessandria to Saint-Vincent 204 km (127 mi) Plain stage  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
13 30 May Aosta to Meda 229 km (142 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Dino Porrini (ITA)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
14 31 May Meda to Bosco Chiesanuova 212 km (132 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Bernt Johansson (SWE)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
15 1 June Verona to Treviso 121 km (75 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Martinelli (ITA)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
16 2 June Treviso to Pieve di Cadore 195 km (121 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Roberto Ceruti (ITA)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
3 June Rest day
17 4 June Pieve di Cadore to Trento 194 km (121 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Francesco Moser (ITA)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
18 5 June Trento to Barzio 245 km (152 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Amilcare Sgalbazzi (ITA)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
19 6 June Cesano Maderno to Milan 44 km (27 mi) Individual time trial  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
Total 3,301 km (2,051 mi)

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Time
1  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA) 89h 29' 18s
2  Francesco Moser (ITA) + 2' 09s
3  Bernt Johansson (SWE) + 3' 13s
4  Michel Laurent (FRA) + 5' 31s
5  Silvano Contini (ITA) + 7' 33s
6  Mario Beccia (ITA) + 7' 50s
7  Fausto Bertoglio (ITA) + 11' 27s
8  Josef Fuchs (SUI) + 13' 07s
9  Gottfried Schmutz (SUI) + 14' 16s
10  Roberto Visentini (ITA) + 16' 11s

Other jerseys[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saronni Le Robo <<Su>> <<Giro>> A Moser" [Saronni Stole <<his>> <<Tour>> from Moser] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 7 June 1979. p. 23. 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,1074_01_1979_0124_0019_15359004/
  3. ^ a b Bill and Carol McGann. "1979 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Retrieved 2012-08-06.