Young rider classification in the Giro d'Italia

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White Jersey
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Award details
Sport Road bicycle racing
Competition Giro d'Italia
Given for Best young rider
Local name Maglia bianca (Italian)
First award 1976
Editions 27 (as of 2014)
First winner  Alfio Vandi (ITA)
Most wins

 Vladimir Poulnikov (URS)
 Pavel Tonkov (RUS)

2 times
Most recent  Nairo Quintana (COL)

The Young rider classification in the Giro d'Italia was added to the Giro d'Italia in 1976 for the younger riders in the race.[1] The classification is calculated in the same way as the general classification, with the riders times being totaled together after each stage; however, the classification is restricted to those that are under 25 years of age.[1][2] Between 1976 and 1994 the classification had different qualifications.[2] The leader of the classification is awarded a white jersey (maglia bianca).[2][1]

The classification was discontinued after the 1994 Giro d'Italia.[2][1] However, it was reintroduced in 2007, with the age limit increased to 25 years.[2][1]


Year Rider[3] Team GC Position
1976  Alfio Vandi (ITA) Magniflex-Torpado 7th
1977  Mario Beccia (ITA) Sanson 9th
1978  Roberto Visentini (ITA) Vibor 15th
1979  Silvano Contini (ITA) Bianchi-Faema 5th
1980  Tommy Prim (SWE) Bianchi 4th
1981  Giuseppe Faraca (ITA) Hoonved-Bottecchia 5th
1982  Marco Groppo (ITA) Metauro Mobili-Pinarello 9th
1983  Franco Chioccioli (ITA) Vivi-Benotto 16th
1984  Charly Mottet (FRA) Renault 21st
1985  Alberto Volpi (ITA) Sammontana-Bianchi 10th
1986  Marco Giovannetti (ITA) Gis Gelati 8th
1987  Roberto Conti (ITA) Selca-Conti-Galli 15th
1988  Stefano Tomasini (ITA) Fanini – Seven Up 9th
1989  Vladimir Poulnikov (URS) Alfa Lum-STM 11th
1990  Vladimir Poulnikov (URS) Alfa Lum-BFB Bruciatori 4th
1991  Massimiliano Lelli (ITA) Ariostea 3rd
1992  Pavel Tonkov (CIS) Lampre-Colnago 7th
1993  Pavel Tonkov (RUS) Lampre-Polti 5th
1994  Eugeni Berzin (RUS) Gewiss-Ballan 1st
Was not awarded (1995–2006)
2007  Andy Schleck (LUX) Team CSC 2nd
2008  Riccardo Riccò (ITA) Saunier Duval-Scott 2nd
2009  Kevin Seeldraeyers (BEL) Quick Step 14th
2010  Richie Porte (AUS) Team Saxo Bank 7th
2011  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Astana 6th
2012  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Team Sky 7th
2013  Carlos Betancur (COL) Ag2r-La Mondiale 5th
2014  Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 1st


  1. ^ a b c d e Gregor Brown (4 December 2006). "First Edition Cycling News for December 4, 2006". CyclingNews. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Laura Weislo (2008-05-13). "Giro d'Italia classifications demystified". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  3. ^ " presents the 92nd Giro d'Italia". Retrieved 2012-07-19.