1962 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||19 May - 9 June|
|Distance||4,180 km (2,597 mi)|
|Winning time||123h 06' 03"|
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.
A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1962 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 130 cyclists. 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.
The 13 teams that took part in the race were:
Route and stages
|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)|
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.
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, while the second distributed 40, 30, 20, and 10 points. 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.
||Mountains classification||Team classification|
|1||Dino Liviero||Dino Liviero||not awarded||Faema|
|3||Angelino Soler||Antonio Suárez||José Pérez Francés|
|5||Joseph Carrara||Joseph Carrara|
|6||Willy Schroeders||Vincenzo Meco|
|7||Armand Desmet||Armand Desmet|
|9||Rik Van Looy|
|11||Rik Van Looy|
|13||Guido Carlesi||Angelino Soler|
|14||Vincenzo Meco||Graziano Battistini|
|17||Armando Pellegrini||Franco Balmamion|
|Final||Franco Balmamion||Angelino Soler||Faema|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification|
|1||Franco Balmamion (ITA)||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"|
|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|
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