Points classification in the Giro d'Italia

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Rosso passione jersey
Mark Cavendish 2013 Giro.jpg
Award details
Sport Road cycling
Competition Giro d'Italia
Given for Most consistent finisher
Local name Maglia rosso passione (Italian)
History
First award 1966
Editions 45
First winner  Gianni Motta (ITA)
Most wins

 Francesco Moser (ITA)
 Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)

4 times
Most recent  Mark Cavendish (GBR)

The points classification in the Giro d'Italia is one of the secondary classifications in the Giro d'Italia. It is determined by the placements in the daily stages, independent from time distances. From 1967 to 1969 the leader wore a red jersey but in 1970 it was changed to mauve, named maglia ciclamino (from Italian: mauve jersey), named for its color of the alpine flower cyclamen. The red jersey was re-introduced in 2010. It will now be called the maglia rosso passione.[1]

History[edit]

The ranking points system was introduced in 1966, when there was no associated jersey, while for the two subsequent editions a red jersey was awarded to the leader of the classification. From 1969 to 2009, the jersey was mauve, but often referred to as cyclamen.

Points are given to riders who finish among the first in a stage, independent of the time difference. There are also points given to the first cyclists to reach the intermediate sprints. There is an intermediate sprints competition, with names changing from year to year, (Intergiro, Expo Milano 2015, Traguardo Volante), which used to give a blue jersey to its leader.

Among the winners of the points classification are Mario Cipollini (three times), Alessandro Petacchi and in 2006 the future world champion Paolo Bettini.

At the other grand tours, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, there are also points classifications; the points classification in the Tour de France rewards a green jersey to its leader and the points classification in the Vuelta a España which also rewards a green jersey.

Current rules[edit]

From 2009 to 2013, the winner of each stage receives 25 points, independent of the type of stage (unlike the better known points classification in the Tour de France, where winning a mountain stage gives fewer points than winning flat stage). The next cyclist receives 20 points, the next ones 16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, until the fifteenth cyclist who receives one point. Every stage (excluding time trials) also has an intermediate sprint. The first to cross that sprint receives 8 points, the next one 6 points, the next ones 4, 3, 2, until the sixth cyclist who receives one point.

In 2014 this was changed so that there are three levels of stages, each with its own point classification scheme. The first level, presumably the flat stages, will award points to 20 riders on a scale from 50 to 1 point. Level two stages will award points to the top 15 riders on a scale of 25 to 1 and level three stages will award points to the top 10 riders on a scale of 15 to 1 point. Points at intermediate sprints will follow a similar scale.[2]

If two or more cyclists have the same number of points, the ranking is determined by the most number of stage victories, followed by the most number of intermediate sprint victories, followed by the lowest time in the general classification.[3]

Winners[edit]

Key
dagger Winner won general classification in the same year
* Winner won King of the Mountains classification in the same year
double-dagger Winner won general and King of the Mountains 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 "Stages" column refers to the number of stages in the race, counting half stages as two and prologues as one.
  • The "Stage wins" column refers to the number of stage wins the winner had during the race.
  • The "Margin" column refers to the margin of time or points by which the winner defeated the runner-up.
Giro d'Italia points classification winners[4]
Year Country Cyclist Sponsor/team Stages Stage wins Points Margin
1966  Italy Motta, GianniGianni Mottadagger Molteni 22 2 490 170
1967  Italy Zandegù, DinoDino Zandegù Salvarani 23 2 200 22
1968  Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckxdouble-dagger Faema 23 4 198 60
1969  Italy Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi Filotex 24 1 182 16
1970  Italy Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi Filotex 20 3 252 11
1971  Italy Basso, MarinoMarino Basso Ferretti 22 3 181 33
1972  Belgium De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck Dreher 23 4 264 120
1973  Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckxdagger Molteni 21 6 237 21
1974  Belgium De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck Brooklyn 24 0 265 56
1975  Belgium De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck Brooklyn 23 6 346 187
1976  Italy Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser Sanson 24 3 272 123
1977  Italy Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser Sanson 27 0 225 40
1978  Italy Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser Sanson 22 4 231 30
1979  Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronnidagger Scic–Bottecchia 20 3 275 1
1980  Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni Gis Gelati 23 7 301 86
1981  Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni Gis Gelati 24 3 215 82
1982  Italy Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser Famcucine 23 2 247 40
1983  Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronnidagger Del Tongo–Colnago 24 3 223 74
1984   Switzerland Freuler, UrsUrs Freuler Atala 23 4 178 6
1985  Netherlands van der Velde, JohanJohan van der Velde Vini Ricordi 24 0 195 25
1986  Italy Bontempi, GuidoGuido Bontempi Carrera-Inoxpran 23 5 167 19
1987  Netherlands van der Velde, JohanJohan van der Velde Gis Gelati 24 2 175 4
1988  Netherlands van der Velde, JohanJohan van der Velde Gis Gelati 23 0 154 23
1989  Italy Fidanza, GiovanniGiovanni Fidanza Château d'Ax 23 0 172 33
1990  Italy Bugno, GianniGianni Bugnodagger Château d'Ax 21 3 195 19
1991  Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans-Tassoni 22 0 283 44
1992  Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini GB-MG Maglificio 22 4 236 28
1993  Italy Baffi, AdrianoAdriano Baffi Mercatone Uno-Zucchini-Medeghini 21 3 228 41
1994  Uzbekistan Abdoujaparov, DjamolidineDjamolidine Abdoujaparov Team Polti-Vaporetto 23 1 202 20
1995   Switzerland Rominger, TonyTony Romingerdagger Mapei-GB-Latexco 22 4 205 52
1996  Italy Guidi, FabrizioFabrizio Guidi Scrigno-Blue Storm 22 0 235 85
1997  Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini Scrigno-Gaerne 22 5 202 56
1998  Italy Piccoli, MarianoMariano Piccoli Brescialat-Liquigas 23 0 194 36
1999  France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert ONCE 22 3 175 5
2000  Russia Konyshev, DimitriDimitri Konyshev Fassa Bortolo 22 1 159 40
2001  Italy Strazzer, MassimoMassimo Strazzer Mobilvetta Design 22 0 177 19
2002  Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini Acqua & Sapone 21 6 184 18
2003  Italy Simoni, GilbertoGilberto Simonidagger Saeco Macchine per Caffè 21 3 154 17
2004  Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi Fassa Bortolo 21 8 250 97
2005  Italy Bettini, PaoloPaolo Bettini Quick Step-Innergetic 21 1 162 8
2006  Italy Bettini, PaoloPaolo Bettini Quick Step-Innergetic 21 1 169 9
2007 1 21
2008  Italy Bennati, DanieleDaniele Bennati Liquigas 21 3 189 51
2009  Russia Menchov, DenisDenis Menchovdagger2 Rabobank 21 2 144 11
2010  Australia Evans, CadelCadel Evans BMC Racing Team 21 1 150 22
2011  Italy Scarponi, MicheleMichele Scarponidagger3 Lampre-ISD 21 0 122 6
2012  Spain Rodríguez, JoaquimJoaquim Rodríguez Team Katusha 21 2 139 1
2013  United Kingdom Cavendish, MarkMark Cavendish Omega Pharma-Quick Step 21 5 158 30
2014  France Bouhanni, NacerNacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 21 3 291 26

Multiple winners[edit]

As of 2014, 8 cyclists have won the Giro d'Italia more than once.

Multiple winners of the Giro d'Italia points classification
Cyclist Total Years
 Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser (ITA) 4 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982
 Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni (ITA) 4 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983
 Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini (ITA) 3 1992, 1997, 2002
 De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck (BEL) 3 1972, 1974, 1975
 van der Velde, JohanJohan van der Velde (NED) 3 1985, 1987, 1988
 Bettini, PaoloPaolo Bettini (ITA) 2 2005, 2006
 Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi (ITA) 2 1969, 1970
 Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL) 2 1968, 1973

By nationality[edit]

Riders from eight different countries have won the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d'Italia points classification winners by nationality
Country No. of winning cyclists No. of wins
 Italy 21 30
 Belgium 2 5
 Netherlands 1 3
 Russia 2 2
  Switzerland 2 2
 Spain 1 1
 France 1 1
 United Kingdom 1 1

Notes[edit]

  1. The original winner was Alessandro Petacchi, who was stripped of his results from the 2007 Giro after a positive test for elevated levels of salbutamol.
  2. Awarded after the disqualification (due to doping) of apparent winner Danilo Di Luca
  3. Awarded after the disqualification of apparent winner Alberto Contador

Azzurri d'Italia classification[edit]

The Azzurri d'Italia classification (English: Azure or Sky Blue Italy) is an award in the Giro d'Italia in which points are awarded for the top three stage finishers (4, 2 and 1 point). It is similar to the standard points classification for which the leader and final winner are awarded the red jersey but no jersey is awarded for this classification, only a cash prize to the overall winner. For the 2007 Giro d'Italia, the Azzurri d'Italia winner won 5,000.[5]

Past winners[edit]

Rider Team
2001 Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini (ITA) Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2002 Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini (ITA) Acqua e Sapone-Cantina Tollo
2003 Italy Simoni, GilbertoGilberto Simoni (ITA) Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2004 Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2005 Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2006 Italy Basso, IvanIvan Basso (ITA) Team CSC
2007 None1 ([[|{{{nat}}}]])
2008 Italy Bennati, DanieleDaniele Bennati (ITA) Liquigas
2009 Italy Garzelli, StefanoStefano Garzelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo
2010 Italy Nibali, VincenzoVincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas-Doimo
2011 Venezuela Rujano, JoséJosé Rujano2 (VEN) Androni Giocattoli
2012 United Kingdom Cavendish, MarkMark Cavendish (GBR) Team Sky
2013 United Kingdom Cavendish, MarkMark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma-Quick Step

Note[edit]

  1. The original winner was Alessandro Petacchi, who was stripped of his results from the 2007 Giro after a positive test for elevated levels of salbutamol.
  2. Awarded after the disqualification of apparent winner Alberto Contador.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Giro Jersey Presented In Florence". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  2. ^ Stephen Farrand (9 April 2014). "Giro d'Italia tweaks time bonuses and points". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Laura Weislo (13 May 2008). "Giro d'Italia classifications demystified". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "www.cyclingnews.com presents the 91st Giro d'Italia". Autobus.cyclingnews.com. 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  5. ^ Cyclingnews.com: Giro classifications 2007

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