1962 Giro d'Italia

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1962 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 19 May - 9 June
Stages 21
Distance 4,180 km (2,597 mi)
Winning time 123h 06' 03"
Palmares
Winner  Franco Balmamion (ITA) (Carpano)
Second  Imerio Massignan (ITA) (Legnano)
Third  Nino Defilippis (ITA) (Carpano)

Mountains  Angelino Soler (ESP) (Ghigi)
Team Faema
1961
1963

The 1962 Giro d'Italia was the 45th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The Giro started in Milan, on 19 May, with a 185 km (115.0 mi) stage and concluded back in Milan, on 9 June, with a 160 km (99.4 mi) leg. A total of 170 riders from 17 teams entered the 21-stage race, which was won by Italian Franco Balmamion of the Carpano team. The second and third places were taken by Italian riders Imerio Massignan and Nino Defilippis, respectively.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1962 Giro d'Italia.[2] Each team sent a squad of ten riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 130 cyclists.[2] Out of the 130 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 47 riders made it to the finish in Milan.[3]

The 13 teams that took part in the race were:[2]

  • Atala
  • Carpano
  • Faema
  • Ferrys
  • Gazzola
  • Ghigi
  • Legnano
  • Liberia
  • Molteni
  • Moschettieri
  • Philco
  • San Pellegrino
  • Torpado

Route and stages[edit]

Stage results[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 19 May Milan to Tabiano Terme 185 km (115 mi) Plain stage  Dino Liviero (ITA)
2 20 May Salsomaggiore Terme to Sestri Levante 158 km (98 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Graziano Battistini (ITA)
3 21 May Sestri Levante to Panicagliora (Marliana) 225 km (140 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Angelino Soler (ESP)
4 22 May Montecatini Terme to Perugia 248 km (154 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Bailetti (ITA)
5 23 May Perugia to Rieti 258 km (160 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Joseph Carrara (FRA)
6 24 May Rieti to Fiuggi 193 km (120 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Willy Schroeders (BEL)
7 25 May Fiuggi to Montevergine di Mercogliano 224 km (139 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Armand Desmet (BEL)
8 26 May Avellino to Foggia 110 km (68 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Huub Zilverberg (NED)
9 27 May Foggia to Chieti 205 km (127 mi) Plain stage  Rik Van Looy (BEL)
10 28 May Chieti to Fano 218 km (135 mi) Plain stage  Giuseppe Tonucci (ITA)
11 29 May Fano to Castrocaro Terme 170 km (106 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Rik Van Looy (BEL)
12 30 May Forlì to Lignano Sabbiadoro 298 km (185 mi) Plain stage  Bruno Mealli (ITA)
13 31 May Lignano Sabbiadoro to Nevegal 173 km (107 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Guido Carlesi (ITA)
1 June Rest day
14 2 June Belluno to Passo Rolle 160 km (99 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vincenzo Meco (ITA)
15 3 June Moena to Aprica 215 km (134 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vittorio Adorni (ITA)
16 4 June Aprica to Pian dei Resinelli 123 km (76 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Angelino Soler (ESP)
17 5 June Lecco to Casale Monferrato 194 km (121 mi) Plain stage  Armando Pellegrini (ITA)
18 6 June Casale Monferrato to Frabosa Soprana 232 km (144 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Angelino Soler (ESP)
19 7 June Frabosa Soprana to Saint-Vincent 193 km (120 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Sartore (ITA)
20 8 June Saint-Vincent to Saint-Vincent 238 km (148 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Alberto Assirelli (ITA)
21 9 June Saint-Vincent to Milan 160 km (99 mi) Plain stage  Guido Carlesi (ITA)
Total 4,180 km (2,597 mi)

Classification leadership[edit]

One jersey was worn during the 1962 Giro d'Italia. The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider – wore a pink jersey. This classification is the most important of the race, and its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro.[5]

The mountains classification leader. The climbs were ranked in first and second categories. In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. There were three categories of mountains. The first category awarded 50, 30, and 20 points,[6] while the second distributed 40, 30, 20, and 10 points.[7] Although no jersey was awarded, there was also one classification for the teams, in which the teams were awarded points for their rider's performance during the stages.[5]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
A pink jersey
Mountains classification Team classification
1 Dino Liviero Dino Liviero not awarded Faema
2 Graziano Battistini
3 Angelino Soler Antonio Suárez José Pérez Francés
4 Antonio Bailetti
5 Joseph Carrara Joseph Carrara
6 Willy Schroeders Vincenzo Meco
7 Armand Desmet Armand Desmet
8 Huub Zilverberg
9 Rik Van Looy
10 Giuseppe Tonucci
11 Rik Van Looy
12 Bruno Meali
13 Guido Carlesi Angelino Soler
14 Vincenzo Meco Graziano Battistini
15 Vittorio Adorni
16 Angelino Soler
17 Armando Pellegrini Franco Balmamion
18 Angelino Soler
19 Giuseppe Sartore
20 Alberto Assirelli
21 Guido Carlesi
Final Franco Balmamion Angelino Soler Faema

Final standings[edit]

Legend
  Pink jersey   Denotes the winner of the General classification[3]

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[3][8]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Franco Balmamion (ITA) Pink jersey Carpano 123h 07' 03"
2  Imerio Massignan (ITA) Legnano + 3' 57"
3  Nino Defilippis (ITA) Carpano + 5' 02"
4  Vito Taccone (ITA) Atala + 5' 21"
5  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Philco + 7' 11"
6  José Pérez Francés (ESP) Ferrys + 7' 29"
7  Ercole Baldini (ITA) Moschettieri + 7' 54"
8  Graziano Battistini (ITA) Legnano + 8' 05"
9  Guido Carlesi (ITA) Philco + 14' 22"
10  Armand Desmet (BEL) Faema + 15' 55"

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–8)[3][9]
Name Team Points
1  Angelino Soler (ESP) Ghigi 260
2  Joseph Carrara (FRA) Libera 100
3  Vincenzo Meco (ITA) San Pellegrino 60
4  Armando Pellegrini (ITA) Molteni 50
 Nino Defilippis (ITA) Carpano
6  Imerio Massignan (ITA) Legnano 40
 Guido Neri (ITA) Torpado
8  José Pérez Francés (ESP) Ferrys 30
 Renzo Fontona (ITA) Legnano
 Luigi Zanchetta (ITA) Atala
 Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Philco
 Alberto Assirelli (ITA) Moschettieri

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–10)[8][10]
Team Points
1 Faema 3792
2 Philco 2928
3 Carpano 2714
4 Moschettieri 2681
5 Ghigi 2229
6 Molteni 2227
7 Legnano 2087
8 Torpado 2057
9 Atala 1378
10 San Pellegrino 1452

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "Balmamion, Vencedor Absoluto Del Giro" [Balmamion, Absolute Winner of the Giro] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 10 June 1962. p. 8. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Riconosceteli dalle maglie e dai numeri" [Riconosceteli from sweaters and by the numbers]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 19 May 1962. p. 10. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Bill and Carol McGann. "1962 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Le ventuno tappe da Milano a Milano" [The twenty-one stages from Milan in Milan]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 19 May 1962. p. 10. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Laura Weislo (13 May 2008). "Giro d'Italia classifications demystified". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "G. P. della Montagna" [G. P. of Mountains]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 24 May 1962. p. 9. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "G. P. della Montagna" [G. P. of Mountains]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 1 June 1962. p. 11. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "La classifica finale" [The final classifications] (PDF). l'Unità (in Italian). PCI. 10 June 1962. p. 3. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tutte le cifre del Giro d'Italia" [All figures of the Tour of Italy]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 9 June 1962. p. 9. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Balmanion, vencedor absoluto" [Balmanion absolute victor] (PDF). Diari de Girona (in Catalan). Diari de Girona Media, S.L. 10 June 1962. p. 13. Retrieved 27 May 2012.