1982 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||13 May - 6 June|
|Stages||22 + Prologue|
|Distance||4,010.5 km (2,492 mi)|
|Winning time||110h 07' 55" (36.444 km/h or 22.645 mph)|
|Winner||Bernard Hinault (FRA)||(Renault-Elf)|
|Second||Tommy Prim (SWE)||(Bianchi)|
|Third||Silvano Contini (ITA)||(Bianchi)|
|Points||Francesco Moser (ITA)||(Famcucine)|
|Mountains||Lucien Van Impe (BEL)||(Metauro Mobili-Pinarello)|
|Youth||Marco Groppo (ITA)||(Metauro Mobili-Pinarello)|
A total of 18 teams were invited to participate in the 1982 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of nine riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 162 cyclists. Out of the 162 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 110 riders made it to the finish in Turin.
The 18 teams that took part in the race were:
Route and stages
The 1982 edition of the Giro d'Italia began with a short 16 km (9.9 mi) prologue that navigated around the Italian city of Milan. There were a total of eleven stages that contained categorized mountains. Nine of the stages were primarily flat stages. The official route contained three time trials, two of which were individual and one of which was a team event.
|P||13 May||Milan||16 km (10 mi)||Team time trial||Renault-Elf|
|1||14 May||Parma to Viareggio||174 km (108 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)|
|2||15 May||Viareggio to Cortona||233 km (145 mi)||Plain stage||Michael Wilson (AUS)|
|3||16 May||Perugia to Assisi||37 km (23 mi)||Individual time trial||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|4||17 May||Assisi to Rome||169 km (105 mi)||Plain stage||Urs Freuler (SUI)|
|5||18 May||Rome to Caserta||213 km (132 mi)||Plain stage||Urs Freuler (SUI)|
|6||19 May||Caserta to Castellammare di Stabia||130 km (81 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Silvano Contini (ITA)|
|7||20 May||Castellammare di Stabia to Diamante||226 km (140 mi)||Plain stage||Francesco Moser (ITA)|
|21 May||Rest day|
|8||22 May||Taormina to Agrigento||248 km (154 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Moreno Argentin (ITA)|
|9||23 May||Agrigento to Palermo||151 km (94 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)|
|10||24 May||Cefalù to Messina||197 km (122 mi)||Plain stage||Urs Freuler (SUI)|
|11||25 May||Palmi to Camigliatello Silano||229 km (142 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bernard Becaas (FRA)|
|26 May||Rest day|
|12||27 May||Cava de' Tirreni to Campitello Matese||171 km (106 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|13||28 May||Campitello Matese to Pescara||164 km (102 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Silvano Contini (ITA)|
|14||29 May||Pescara to Urbino||248 km (154 mi)||Plain stage||Guido Bontempi (ITA)|
|15||30 May||Urbino to Comacchio||190 km (118 mi)||Plain stage||Silvestro Milani (ITA)|
|16||31 May||Comacchio to San Martino di Castrozza||243 km (151 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Vicente Belda (ESP)|
|17||1 June||Fiera di Primiero to Boario Terme||235 km (146 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Silvano Contini (ITA)|
|18||2 June||Piancogno to Montecampione||85 km (53 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|19||3 June||Boario Terme to Vigevano||162 km (101 mi)||Plain stage||Robert Dill-Bundi (SUI)|
|20||4 June||Vigevano to Cuneo||177 km (110 mi)||Plain stage||Francesco Moser (ITA)|
|21||5 June||Cuneo to Pinerolo||254 km (158 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)|
|22||6 June||Pinerolo to Turin||42.5 km (26 mi)||Individual time trial||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|Total||4,010.5 km (2,492 mi)|
In the 1982 Giro d'Italia, three different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers on mass-start stages, the leader received a pink jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the Giro d'Italia, and the winner was considered the winner of the Giro.
Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a purple, or cyclamen jersey. In the points classification, cyclists got points for finishing in the top 15 in a stage. In addition, points could be won in intermediate sprints.
There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a green jersey. In the mountains classifications, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists. Each climb was categorized as either first, second, or third category, with more points available for the higher-categorized climbs. The Cima Coppi, the race's highest point of elevation, awarded still more points than the other first-category climbs.
There was also the young rider classification, which was decided the same way as the general classification, but only neo-professional cyclists - those in their first three years of professional racing - were eligible.
There was also one classification for the teams. The classification was the Trofeo Fast Team. In this classification, the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added; the leading team was the team with the lowest total time.
The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.
||Young rider classification
||Trofeo Fast Team|
|P||Renault-Elf||Bernard Hinault||not awarded||not awarded||not awarded||Renault-Elf|
|1||Giuseppe Saronni||Patrick Bonnet||Giuseppe Saronni||?||?|
|2||Michael Wilson||Laurent Fignon|
|3||Bernard Hinault||Bernard Hinault||Bianchi|
|5||Urs Freuler||Urs Freuler|
|6||Silvano Contini||Giuseppe Saronni|
|7||Francesco Moser||Francesco Moser||Francesco Moser|
|9||Giuseppe Saronni||Giuseppe Saronni|
|10||Urs Freuler||Francesco Moser|
|12||Bernard Hinault||Bernard Hinault|
|17||Silvano Contini||Silvano Contini|
|18||Bernard Hinault||Bernard Hinault|
|Final||Bernard Hinault||Francesco Moser||Lucien Van Impe||Marco Groppo||Bianchi|
|1||Bernard Hinault||France||110 h 07' 55s|
|2||Tommy Prim||Sweden||+ 2' 35s|
|3||Silvano Contini||Italy||+ 2' 47s|
|4||Lucien Van Impe||Belgium||+ 4' 31s|
|5||Gianbattista Baronchelli||Italy||+ 6' 09s|
|6||Giuseppe Saronni||Italy||+ 10' 52s|
|7||Mario Beccia||Italy||+ 11' 06s|
|8||Francesco Moser||Italy||+ 11' 57s|
|9||Marco Groppo||Italy||+ 14' 43s|
|10||Faustino Rupérez Rincón||Spain||+ 14' 57s|
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