1986 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||12 May - 2 June|
|Stages||22 + Prologue|
|Distance||3,858.6 km (2,398 mi)|
|Winning time||102h 33' 55" (37.615 km/h or 23.373 mph)|
|Winner||Roberto Visentini (ITA)||(Carrera-Inoxpran)|
|Second||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)||(Del Tongo)|
|Third||Francesco Moser (ITA)||(Supermerc - Brianzoli)|
|Points||Guido Bontempi (ITA)||(Carrera Jeans)|
|Mountains||Pedro Muñoz (ESP)||(Fagor)|
|Youth||Marco Giovannetti (ITA)||(Gis Gelati)|
The 1986 Giro d'Italia was the 69th edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The Giro started off in Palermo on 12 May with a 1 km (0.6 mi) prologue and concluded in Merano with a 108.6 km (67.5 mi) mass-start stage on 2 June. Nineteen teams entered the race, which was won by Italian Roberto Visentini of the Carrera-Inoxpran team. Second and third respectively were the Italians Giuseppe Saronni and Francesco Moser.
In the other classifications, Gis Gelati rider Marco Giovannetti of Italy placed eighth overall to finish as the best neo-professional in the general classification; Guido Bontempi of the Carrera-Inoxpran team was the winner of the points classification, and Fagor's Pedro Muñoz won the mountains classification. Supermercati Brianzoli finished as the winners of the team classification.
A total of 19 teams were invited to participate in the 1986 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of nine riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 171 cyclists. Out of the 171 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 143 riders made it to the finish in Merano.
The 19 teams that took part in the race were:
Route and stages
The 1986 edition of the Giro d'Italia began with a brief 1 km (0.6 mi) prologue that navigated around the Italian city of Palermo. There were a total of twelve stages that contained categorized mountains. Seven of the stages were primarily flat stages. The official route contained four time trials, three of which were individual and one of which was a team event.
|P||12 May||Palermo||1 km (1 mi)||Individual time trial||Urs Freuler (SUI)|
|1||Palermo to Sciacca||140 km (87 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Sergio Santimaria (ITA)|
|2||13 May||Sciacca to Catania||259 km (161 mi)||Plain stage||Jean-Paul van Poppel (NED)|
|3||14 May||Catania to Taormina||50 km (31 mi)||Team time trial||Del Tongo-Colnago|
|4||15 May||Villa San Giovanni to Nicotera||115 km (71 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)|
|5||16 May||Nicotera to Cosenza||194 km (121 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Greg LeMond (USA)|
|6||17 May||Cosenza to Potenza||251 km (156 mi)||Plain stage||Roberto Visentini (ITA)|
|7||18 May||Potenza to Baia Domizia||257 km (160 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Guido Bontempi (ITA)|
|8||19 May||Cellole to Avezzano||160 km (99 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Franco Chioccioli (ITA)|
|9||20 May||Avezzano to Rieti||172 km (107 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Acácio da Silva (POR)|
|10||21 May||Rieti to Pesaro||238 km (148 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Guido Bontempi (ITA)|
|11||22 May||Pesaro to Castiglione del Lago||207 km (129 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Guido Bontempi (ITA)|
|12||23 May||Sinalunga to Siena||46 km (29 mi)||Individual time trial||Lech Piasecki (POL)|
|13||24 May||Siena to Sarzana||175 km (109 mi)||Plain stage||Jean-Paul van Poppel (NED)|
|14||25 May||Savona to Sauze d'Oulx||236 km (147 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Martin Earley (IRL)|
|15||26 May||Sauze d'Oulx to Erba||260 km (162 mi)||Plain stage||Dag Erik Pedersen (NOR)|
|16||27 May||Erba to Foppolo||143 km (89 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Pedro Muñoz (ESP)|
|17||28 May||Foppolo to Piacenza||186 km (116 mi)||Plain stage||Guido Bontempi (ITA)|
|18||29 May||Piacenza to Cremona||36 km (22 mi)||Individual time trial||Francesco Moser (ITA)|
|19||30 May||Cremona to Peio||211 km (131 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Johan van der Velde (NED)|
|20||31 May||Peio to Bassano del Grappa||179 km (111 mi)||Plain stage||Guido Bontempi (ITA)|
|21||1 June||Bassano del Grappa to Bolzano||234 km (145 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Acácio da Silva (POR)|
|22||2 June||Merano to Merano||108.6 km (67 mi)||Plain stage||Eric Van Lancker (BEL)|
|Total||3,858.6 km (2,398 mi)|
In the 1986 Giro d'Italia, four 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. The Cima Coppi for this Giro was the Passo Pordoi.
The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey. This 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.
|Denotes the winner of the General classification||Denotes the winner of the Mountains classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Points classification||Denotes the winner of the Young rider classification|
|1||Roberto Visentini (ITA)||Carrera-Inoxpran||102h 33' 55"|
|2||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)||Del Tongo-Colnago||+ 1' 02"|
|3||Francesco Moser (ITA)||Supermercati Brianzoli-Essebi||+ 2' 14"|
|4||Greg LeMond (USA)||La Vie Claire||+ 2' 26"|
|5||Claudio Corti (ITA)||Supermercati Brianzoli-Essebi||+ 4' 49"|
|6||Franco Chioccioli (ITA)||Ecoflam-Jollyscarpe-BFB Bruc.||+ 6' 58"|
|7||Acácio da Silva (POR)||Malvor-Bottecchia-Vaporella||+ 7' 12"|
|8||Marco Giovannetti (ITA)||Gis Gelati-Oece||+ 8' 03"|
|9||Niki Rüttimann (SUI)||La Vie Claire||+ 9' 15"|
|10||Pedro Muñoz (ESP)||Fagor||+ 11' 52"|
|1||Guido Bontempi (ITA)||Carrera-Inoxpran||167|
|2||Johan van der Velde (NED)||Panasonic-Merckx-Agu||148|
|3||Paolo Rosola (ITA)||Sammontana-Bianchi||115|
|4||Stefano Allocchio (ITA)||Malvor-Bottecchia-Vaporella||112|
|5||Stefano Colagè (ITA)||Dromedario-Laminox-Fibok||110|
|6||Greg LeMond (USA)||La Vie Claire||108|
|7||Roberto Visentini (ITA)||Carrera-Inoxpran||102|
|8||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)||Del Tongo-Colnago||91|
|9||Eric Vanderaerden (BEL)||Panasonic-Merckx-Agu||87|
|10||Jean-Paul van Poppel (NED)||Skala-Skil||83|
Young rider classification
|1||Marco Giovannetti (ITA)||Gis Gelati-Oece||102h 41' 58"|
|2||Stefano Colagè (ITA)||Dromedario-Laminox-Fibok||+ 7' 58"|
|3||Primož Čerin (YUG)||Malvor-Bottecchia-Vaporella||+ 18' 31"|
|4||Bruno Bulić (YUG)||Magniflex-Centroscarpa||+ 35' 32"|
|5||Maurizio Conti (ITA)||Santini-Cierre||+ 55' 16"|
|1||Supermercati Brianzoli-Essebi||305h 33' 43"|
|2||Carrera-Inoxpran||+ 22' 47"|
|3||La Vie Claire||+ 24' 06"|
|4||Malvor-Bottecchia-Vaporella||+ 29' 41"|
|5||Del Tongo-Colnago||+ 36' 38"|
|6||Gis Gelati-Oece||+ 38' 54"|
|7||Vini Ricordi-Pinarello||+ 55' 42"|
|8||Sammontana-Bianchi||+ 1h 00' 52"|
|9||Santini-Cierre||+ 1h 15' 44"|
|10||Ecoflam-Jollyscarpe-BFB Bruc.||+ 1h 25' 12"|
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