1980 Giro d'Italia

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1980 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 15 May - 8 June
Stages 22
Distance 4,025 km (2,501 mi)
Winning time 112h 08' 20" (35.897 km/h or 22.305 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Bernard Hinault (FRA) (Renault)
Second  Wladimiro Panizza (ITA) (Gis Gelati)
Third  Giovanni Battaglin (ITA) (Inoxpran)

Points  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA) (Gis Gelati)
Mountains  Claudio Bortolotto (ITA) (San Giacomo)
Youth  Tommy Prim (SWE) (Bianchi)
Team Bianchi - Piaggio
1979
1981

The 1980 Giro d'Italia of cycling, the 63rd edition of the race, was held from 15 May to 8 June 1980. It covered a total of 4,025 km, in 22 stages, completed at an average speed of 35.897 km/h. It was won by Bernard Hinault.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1980 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 89 riders made it to the finish in Milan.[3]

The 13 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Sanson
  • Zor
  • Boule d'Or

Route and stages[edit]

The 1980 edition of the Giro d'Italia began with a short 7 km (4.3 mi) prologue that navigated around the Italian city of Genoa. There were a total of ten stages that contained categorized mountains. Ten of the stages were primarily flat stages. The official route contained three individual time trials.

Stage results[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 15 May Genoa 7 km (4 mi) Individual time trial Italy Francesco Moser
1 16 May Genova to Imperia 123 km (76 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
2 17 May Imperia to Turin 179 km (111 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
3 18 May Turin to Parma 243 km (151 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
4 19 May Parma to Marina di Pisa 193 km (120 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Dante Morandi (ITA)
5 20 May Pontedera to Pisa 36 km (22 mi) Individual time trial  Jørgen Marcussen (DEN)
21 May Rest day
6 22 May Rio Marina to Portoferraio 126 km (78 mi) Plain stage  Carmelo Barone (ITA)
7 23 May Castiglione della Pescaia to Orvieto 200 km (124 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Silvano Contini (ITA)
8 24 May Orvieto to Fiuggi 216 km (134 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Juan Fernández Martín (ESP)
9 25 May Fiuggi to Sorrento 247 km (153 mi) Plain stage  Giovanni Mantovani (ITA)
10 26 May Sorrento to Palinuro 177 km (110 mi) Plain stage  Giovanni Mantovani (ITA)
11 27 May Palinuro to Campotenese 145 km (90 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)
12 28 May Villapiana Lido to Campi Salentina 203 km (126 mi) Plain stage  Yvon Bertin (FRA)
13 29 May Campi Salentina to Barletta 220 km (137 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
14 30 May Foggia to Roccaraso 186 km (116 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
15 31 May Roccaraso to Teramo 194 km (121 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Tommy Prim (SWE)
16 1 June Giulianova to Gatteo a Mare 229 km (142 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Martinelli (ITA)
17 2 June Gatteo a Mare to Sirmione 237 km (147 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
18 3 June Sirmione to Zoldo Alto 239 km (149 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giovanni Battaglin (ITA)
19 4 June Longarone to Cles 241 km (150 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
20 5 June Cles to Sondrio 221 km (137 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Jean-René Bernaudeau (FRA)
21 6 June Saronno to Turbigo 50 km (31 mi) Individual time trial  Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
22 7 June Milan to Milan 114 km (71 mi) Plain stage  Pierino Gavazzi (ITA)
Total 4,025 km (2,501 mi)

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Time
1 Bernard Hinault  France 112 h 08' 20s
2 Wladimiro Panizza  Italy + 5' 43s
3 Giovanni Battaglin  Italy + 6' 30s
4 Tommy Prim  Sweden + 7' 53s
5 Gianbattista Baronchelli  Italy + 11' 49s
6 Mario Beccia  Italy + 12' 47s
7 Giuseppe Saronni  Italy + 12' 53s
8 Josef Fuchs   Switzerland + 20' 26s
9 Roberto Visentini  Italy + 20' 37s
10 Leonardo Natale  Italy + 21' 30s

Maglia rosa holders[edit]

Cyclist Country Stages
Francesco Moser  Italy prologue-4th
Bernard Hinault  France 5th-6th, 20th-final
Roberto Visentini  Italy 7th-13th
Wladimiro Panizza  Italy 14th-19th

Other jerseys[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hinault Apacento Sus Ovejas" [Hinault Grazed His Sheep] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 9 June 1980. p. 32. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Così in piazza del Duomo" [So in the Piazza del Duomo] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian) (Editrice La Stampa). 8 June 1980. p. 22. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Bill and Carol McGann. "1980 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Retrieved 2012-08-06.