Mountains classification in the Giro d'Italia

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Mountains classification in the Giro d'Italia
Award details
Sport Road Cycling
Competition Giro d'Italia
Given for Best climber in mountain stages
Local name Gran Premio della Montagna (Italian)
History
First award 1933
Editions 73
First winner  Alfredo Binda (ITA)
Most wins  Gino Bartali (ITA) (7 times)
Most recent  Julián Arredondo (COL)

The Mountains classification in the Giro d'Italia is a secondary classification that is a part of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. In this classification, points are awarded to the leading riders over designated climbs. The climbs are put into different classifications based on difficulty and its position on that day's stage. Bonus points are given to mountain top finishes and to the first riders over the Cima Coppi, traditionally adjudged as the highest point of the entire Giro.

The classification was first calculated in 1933; from 1974 to 2011, the leader of the mountains classification in the Giro d'Italia wore the maglia verde (from Italian: "green jersey"): in 2012, as part of a sponsorship deal, the jersey color was changed to blue (maglia azzurra).

History[edit]

The mountains classification was added to the Giro d'Italia in 1933.[1] In the inaugural year of the classification, the organizers chose select climbs and awarded points to the first three riders who crossed the climbs.[1] Alfredo Binda was first over each climb and won the first mountains classification.[1] In 1974, the organizers added a green jersey to designate the leader of the classification.[2] The green jersey was used until 2012, when the classification's sponsor, Banca Mediolanum, renewed its sponsorship for another four years and desired the jersey to be blue rather than green.[3]

Winners[edit]

Key
* Winner won general classification in the same year
double-dagger Winner won general and points classification in the same year
  • The "Year" column refers to the year the competition was held, and wikilinks to the article about that season.
  • The "Points" column refers to the amount of points that the rider had in the mountains classification.
  • The "Margin" column refers to the margin of time or points by which the winner defeated the runner-up.
  • The "Stage wins" column refers to the number of stage wins the winner had during the race.
Giro d'Italia mountains classification winners[4][5]
Year Country Cyclist Sponsor/team Points Margin Stage wins
1933  Italy Binda, AlfredoAlfredo Binda* Legnano ? ? 6
1934  Italy Bertoni, RemoRemo Bertoni Legnano 31 10 0
1935  Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali Fréjus 44 16 1
1936  Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali* Legnano 38.5 13.5 3
1937  Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali* Legnano 37 12 4
1938  Italy Valetti, GiovanniGiovanni Valetti* Frejus 29 3 3
1939  Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali Legnano 22 3 4
1940  Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali Legnano 25 4 2
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1946  Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali* Legnano 27 7 0
1947  Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali Legnano ? ? 1
1948  Italy Coppi, FaustoFausto Coppi Bianchi ? ? 0
1949  Italy Coppi, FaustoFausto Coppi* Bianchi 46 5 3
1950   Switzerland Koblet, HugoHugo Koblet* Guerra–Svizzera ? ? 2
1951  France Bobet, LouisonLouison Bobet Bottecchia ? ? 1
1952  France Géminiani, RaphaëlRaphaël Géminiani Bianchi 31 3 0
1953  Italy Fornara, PasqualePasquale Fornara Cilo 33 13 1
1954  Italy Coppi, FaustoFausto Coppi Bianchi 6 1 1
1955  Italy Nencini, GastoneGastone Nencini Leo-Chlorodont 7 1 2
1956  Luxembourg Gaul, CharlyCharly Gaul*[N 1] Faema 20 ? 3
 Spain Bahamontes, FedericoFederico Bahamontes[N 1] Girardengo 30 17 0
1957  France Géminiani, RaphaëlRaphaël Géminiani Saint Raphaël 56 18 0
1958  Belgium Brankart, JeanJean Brankart Saint Raphaël 56 17 4
1959  Luxembourg Gaul, CharlyCharly Gaul* Emi 560 240 3
1960  Belgium Van Looy, RikRik Van Looy Faema 250 40 3
1961  Italy Taccone, VitoVito Taccone Atala 270 140 1
1962  Spain Soler, AngelinoAngelino Soler Ghigi 260 160 3
1963  Italy Taccone, VitoVito Taccone Lygie 520 400 5
1964  Italy Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi Spring Oil 200 60 4
1965  Italy Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi Filotex 250 90 1
1966  Italy Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi Filotex 490 170 2
1967  Spain González, AurelioAurelio González KAS-Kaskol 460 370 1
1968  Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckxdouble-dagger Faema 340 160 1
1969  Italy Michelotto, ClaudioClaudio Michelotto Max Meyer 330 80 1
1970  Belgium Van Den Bossche, MartinMartin Van Den Bossche Molteni 460 40 0
1971  Spain Manuel Fuente, JoséJosé Manuel Fuente KAS 360 90 1
1972  Spain Manuel Fuente, JoséJosé Manuel Fuente KAS 490 040 0
1973  Spain Manuel Fuente, JoséJosé Manuel Fuente KAS 550 40 1
1974  Spain Manuel Fuente, JoséJosé Manuel Fuente KAS 510 180 5
1975  Spain Galdós, FranciscoFrancisco Galdós KAS 300 60 1
 Spain Oliva, AndrésAndrés Oliva KAS 0
1976  Spain Oliva, AndrésAndrés Oliva KAS 535 145 0
1977  Spain Fernández Oviez, FaustinoFaustino Fernández Oviez KAS 675 185 0
1978   Switzerland Sutter, UeliUeli Sutter Zonca 830 310 0
1979  Italy Bortolotto, ClaudioClaudio Bortolotto Sanson 495 165 1
1980  Italy Bortolotto, ClaudioClaudio Bortolotto San Giacomo 670 270 0
1981  Italy Bortolotto, ClaudioClaudio Bortolotto Santini 510 10 0
1982  Belgium Van Impe, LucienLucien Van Impe Metauromobili 860 480 0
1983  Belgium Van Impe, LucienLucien Van Impe Metauromobili 70 27 1
1984  France Fignon, LaurentLaurent Fignon Renault-Elf 53 13 1
1985  Spain Navarro, José LuisJosé Luis Navarro Zor 54 7 0
1986  Spain Muñoz, PedroPedro Muñoz Fagor 54 19 1
1987  United Kingdom Millar, RobertRobert Millar Panasonic-Isostar 97 44 1
1988  United States Hampsten, AndrewAndrew Hampsten* 7–Eleven Hoonved 59 4 2
1989  Colombia Herrera, LuisLuis Herrera Café de Colombia 70 32 2
1990  Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans-Vagabond 74 18 0
1991  Spain Gastón, IñakiIñaki Gastón CLAS-Cajastur 75 6 0
1992  Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans-Vagabond 76 31 0
1993  Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans-Tassoni 42 2 1
1994   Switzerland Richard, PascalPascal Richard GB-MG Maglificio 78 20 1
1995  Italy Piccoli, MarianoMariano Piccoli Brescialat 75 30 1
1996  Italy Piccoli, MarianoMariano Piccoli Brescialat 69 32 0
1997  Colombia González, ChepeChepe González Kelme-Costa Blanca 99 64 1
1998  Italy Pantani, MarcoMarco Pantani* Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 89 27 2
1999  Colombia González, ChepeChepe González Kelme-Costa Blanca 61 16 1
2000  Italy Casagrande, FrancescoFrancesco Casagrande Vini Caldirola-Sidermec 71 24 1
2001  Colombia González, FredyFredy González Selle Italia-Pacific 73 31 1
2002  Mexico Alberto Pérez, JulioJulio Alberto Pérez Colombia-Selle Italia 69 36 2
2003  Colombia González, FredyFredy González Colombia-Selle Italia 100 22 0
2004  Germany Wegmann, FabianFabian Wegmann Gerolsteiner 56 2 0
2005  Venezuela Rujano, JoséJosé Rujano Colombia-Selle Italia 143 86 1
2006  Spain Manuel Gárate, JuanJuan Manuel Gárate Quick Step-Innergetic 64 8 1
2007  Italy Piepoli, LeonardoLeonardo Piepoli Saunier Duval-Prodir 79 33 1
2008  Italy Sella, EmanueleEmanuele Sella CSF Group-Navigare 136 73 3
2009  Italy Garzelli, StefanoStefano Garzelli Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo 61 16 1
2010  Australia Lloyd, MatthewMatthew Lloyd Omega Pharma-Lotto 56 15 1
2011  Italy Garzelli, StefanoStefano Garzelli Acqua & Sapone 67 24 0
2012  Italy Rabottini, MatteoMatteo Rabottini Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 84 40 1
2013  Italy Pirazzi, StefanoStefano Pirazzi Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 82 37 0
2014  Colombia Arredondo, JuliánJulián Arredondo Trek Factory Racing 173 41 1

Multiple winners[edit]

As of 2014, 15 cyclists have won the mountains classification more than once.[6]

Multiple winners of the Giro d'Italia mountains classification
Cyclist Total Years
 Bartali, GinoGino Bartali (ITA) 7 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947
 Manuel Fuente, JoséJosé Manuel Fuente (ESP) 4 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
 Coppi, FaustoFausto Coppi (ITA) 3 1948, 1949, 1954
 Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi (ITA) 3 1964, 1965, 1966
 Bortolotto, ClaudioClaudio Bortolotto (ITA) 3 1979, 1980, 1981
 Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci (ITA) 3 1990, 1992, 1993
 Géminiani, RaphaëlRaphaël Géminiani (FRA) 2 1952, 1957
 Gaul, CharlyCharly Gaul (LUX) 2 1956, 1959
 Taccone, VitoVito Taccone (ITA) 2 1961, 1963
 Oliva, AndrésAndrés Oliva (ESP) 2 1975, 1976
 Van Impe, LucienLucien Van Impe (BEL) 2 1982, 1983
 Piccoli, MarianoMariano Piccoli (ITA) 2 1995, 1996
 González, ChepeChepe González (COL) 2 1997, 1999
 González, FreddyFreddy González (COL) 2 2001, 2003
 Garzelli, StefanoStefano Garzelli (ITA) 2 2009, 2011

By nationality[edit]

Riders from thirteen different countries have won the Giro d'Italia.[6]

Giro d'Italia mountains classification winners by nationality
Country No. of winning cyclists No. of wins
 Italy 19 37
 Spain 11 15
 Belgium 5 6
 Colombia 4 6
 France 3 4
  Switzerland 3 3
 Luxembourg 1 2
 Australia 1 1
 Germany 1 1
 United Kingdom 1 1
 Mexico 1 1
 United States 1 1
 Venezuela 1 1

Distribution of points[edit]

The points that are gained by consecutive riders reaching a mountain top are distributed according to the following classification:

Point Distribution Grid as of 2012
GPM4 GPM3 GPM2 GPM1
1st rider 3 5 9 15
2nd rider 2 3 5 9
3rd rider 1 2 3 5
4th rider 1 2 3
5th rider 1 2
6th rider 1

The organisation of the race determines which mountains are included for the mountains classification and in which category they are.

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b The 1956 Giro d'Italia had two mountain competitions: the Trofeo Dolomiti and the Trofeo Appennini. Charly Gaul won the former and Federico Bahamontes, the latter.
Citations
  1. ^ a b c Bill and Carol McGann. "1933 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ Bill and Carol McGann. "1974 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  3. ^ Cycling News (17 December 2011). "Blue Mountains Jersey For 2012 Giro D'Italia". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Past winners". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 9 May 2009. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Giro d'Italia – Fight for Pink: Il Garibaldi" (PDF). Giro d'Italia. RCS MediaGroup. p. 38. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Giro d'Italia 2009" (PDF). Infostrada sports. 2009. p. 187. Archived from the original on 10 December 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2011.