1982 Giro d'Italia

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1982 Giro d'Italia
Race details
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)
Team Bianchi

The 1982 Giro d'Italia of cycling was held from 13 May to 6 June 1982, consisting of 22 stages. It was won by Bernard Hinault.[1]


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:

  • Famcucine
  • Zor
  • Gis Gelati
  • Hoonved - Bottecchia
  • Kelme
  • Metauro Mobili-Pinarello
  • Renault-Elf
  • Royal-Wrangler
  • Sammontana-Benotto
  • Selle Italia-Chinol
  • Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina
  • Termolan

Route and stages[edit]

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.

Stage results[2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
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)

Classification Leadership[edit]

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.[3]

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.[3]

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.[3]

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.[3]

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.[3]

The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
Points classification
Mountains classification
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
4 Urs Freuler
5 Urs Freuler Urs Freuler
6 Silvano Contini Giuseppe Saronni
7 Francesco Moser Francesco Moser Francesco Moser
8 Moreno Argentin
9 Giuseppe Saronni Giuseppe Saronni
10 Urs Freuler Francesco Moser
11 Bernard Becaas
12 Bernard Hinault Bernard Hinault
13 Silvano Contini
14 Guido Bontempi
15 Silvestro Milani
16 Vicente Belda
17 Silvano Contini Silvano Contini
18 Bernard Hinault Bernard Hinault
19 Robert Dill-Bundi
20 Francesco Moser
21 Giuseppe Saronni
22 Bernard Hinault
Final Bernard Hinault Francesco Moser Lucien Van Impe Marco Groppo Bianchi

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Time
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


  1. ^ "Hinault: La Vida En Rosa" [Hinault: the Life in Rose] (PDF) (in Spanish). Turin, Italy: El Mundo Deportivo. 7 June 1982. p. 32. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Bill and Carol McGann. "1982 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Laura Weislo (2008-05-13). "Giro d'Italia classifications demystified". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2009-08-27.