1963 Giro d'Italia

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1963 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 19 May - 9 June
Stages 21
Distance 4,063 km (2,525 mi)
Winning time 116h 50' 16"
Palmares
Winner  Franco Balmamion (ITA) (Carpano)
Second  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) (Cynar)
Third  Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA) (San Pellegrino)

Mountains  Vito Taccone (ITA) (Lygie)
Team Carpano
1962
1964

The 1963 Giro d'Italia was the 46th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The Giro started in Naples, on 19 May, with a 182 km (113.1 mi) stage and concluded back in Milan, on 9 June, with a 136 km (84.5 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 Vittorio Adorni and Giorgio Zancanaro, respectively.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Twelve teams were invited by the race organizers to participate in the 1963 edition of the Giro d'Italia.[3][4][5] Each team sent a squad of ten riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 120 cyclists.[3][4][5] From the riders that began the race, 125 made it to the finish in Milan.[6]

The teams entering the race were:[3][4][5]

  • Carpano
  • Cite
  • Cynar
  • Gazzola
  • G.B.C.
  • IBAC
  • Legnano
  • Lygie
  • Molteni
  • Salvarani
  • San Pellegrino
  • Springoil

Route and stages[edit]

Stage results[6][7]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 19 May Naples to Potenza 182 km (113 mi) Plain stage  Vittorio Adorni (ITA)
2 20 May Potenza to Bari 185 km (115 mi) Plain stage  Pierino Baffi (ITA)
3 21 May Bari to Campobasso 252 km (157 mi) Plain stage  Jaime Alomar (ESP)
4 22 May Campobasso to Pescara 213 km (132 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Guido Carlesi (ITA)
5 23 May Pescara to Viterbo 263 km (163 mi) Plain stage  Vendramino Bariviera (ITA)
6 24 May Bolsena to Arezzo 192 km (119 mi) Plain stage  Vendramino Bariviera (ITA)
7 25 May Arezzo to Riolo Terme 173 km (107 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
8 26 May Riolo Terme to Salsomaggiore Terme 203 km (126 mi) Plain stage  Adriano Durante (ITA)
9 27 May Salsomaggiore Terme to La Spezia 173 km (107 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA)
10 28 May La Spezia to Asti 225 km (140 mi) Plain stage  Vito Taccone (ITA)
11 29 May Asti to Santuario di Oropa 130 km (81 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vito Taccone (ITA)
12 30 May Biella to Leukerbad 214 km (133 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vito Taccone (ITA)
13 31 May Leukerbad to Saint-Vincent 152 km (94 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vito Taccone (ITA)
14 1 June Saint-Vincent to Cremona 260 km (162 mi) Plain stage  Marino Vigna (ITA)
15 2 June Mantua to Treviso 155 km (96 mi) Plain stage  Franco Magnani (ITA)
3 June Rest day
16 4 June Treviso to Treviso 56 km (35 mi) Individual time trial  Vittorio Adorni (ITA)
17 5 June Treviso to Gorizia 213 km (132 mi) Plain stage  Vendramino Bariviera (ITA)
18 6 June Gorizia to Belluno Nevegal 248 km (154 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Arnaldo Pambianco (ITA)
19 7 June Belluno to Moena 198 km (123 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vito Taccone (ITA)
20 8 June Moena to Lumezzane 240 km (149 mi) Plain stage  Guido Carlesi (ITA)
21 9 June Brescia to Milan 136 km (85 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Bailetti (ITA)
Total 4,063 km (2,525 mi)

Classification leadership[edit]

One jersey was worn during the 1963 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.[8]

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, 40, 30, 20, and 10 points, the second distributed 40, 30, 20, and 10 points, and the third category gave 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.[8]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
A pink jersey
Mountains classification Team classification
1 Vittorio Adorni Vittorio Adorni not awarded  ?
2 Pierino Baffi
3 Jaime Alomar
4 Guido Carlesi Diego Ronchini Vito Taccone
5 Vendramino Bariviera
6 Vendramino Bariviera
7 Nino Defilippis  ?
8 Adriano Durante
9 Giorgio Zancanaro
10 Vito Taccone
11 Vito Taccone
12 Vito Taccone Franco Balmamion Vito Taccone
13 Vito Taccone
14 Marino Vigna
15 Franco Magnani
16 Vittorio Adorni Diego Ronchini
17 Vendramino Bariviera
18 Arnaldo Pambianco Vittorio Adorni
19 Vito Taccone Franco Balmamion
20 Guido Carlesi
21 Antonio Bailetti
Final Franco Balmamion Vito Taccone Carpano

Final standings[edit]

Legend
  Pink jersey   Denotes the winner of the General classification

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[6][9][10]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Franco Balmamion (ITA) Pink jersey Carpano 116h 50' 16"
2  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Cynar + 2' 24"
3  Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA) San Pellegrino + 3' 15"
4  Guido De Rosso (ITA) Molteni + 6' 34"
5  Diego Ronchini (ITA) Salvarani + 10' 11"
6  Vito Taccone (ITA) Lygie + 11' 50"
7  Imerio Massignan (ITA) Legnano + 16' 52"
8  Guido Carlesi (ITA) Molteni + 17' 08"
9  Graziano Battistini (ITA) IBAC + 23' 38"
10  Carlo Brugnami (ITA) Gazzola + 25' 36"

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–9)[6][9][10]
Name Team Points
1  Vito Taccone (ITA) Lygie 420
2  Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA) San Pellegrino 120
3  Franco Bitossi (ITA) Springoil 100
4  Enzo Moser (ITA) San Pellegrino 80
5  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Cynar 60
6  Franco Balmamion (ITA) Pink jersey Carpano 50
7  Giancarlo Ceppi (ITA) Springoil 40
 Imerio Massignan (ITA) Legnano
9  Arnaldo Pambianco (ITA) Salvarani 30
 Italo Zilioli (ITA) Carpano

Traguardi tricolori classification[edit]

Final traguardi tricolori classification (1–10)[9][10]
Name Team Points
1  Vito Taccone (ITA) Lygie 99
2  Franco Bitossi (ITA) Springoil 85
3  Raffaele Marcoli (ITA) Legnano 51
4  Marino Fontana (ITA) San Pellegrino 50
5  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Cynar 42
6  Antonio Bailetti (ITA) Carpano 35
7  Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA) San Pellegrino 30
8  Antonio Franchi (ITA) Lygie 29
9  Gilberto Vendemiati (ITA) Gazzola 27
10  Germano Barale (ITA) Carpano 25

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–10)[9][10]
Team Points
1 Carpano 4,098
2 Lygie 3,167
3 Cynar 2,827
4 San Pellegrino 2,762
5 Molteni 2,333
6 Springoil 2,248
7 Salvarani 2,134
8 IBAC 1,878
9 Gazzola 1,860
10 Legnano 1,683

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "Il Giro a Balmamion il cacolatore" [The ride to the Balmamion cacolatore] (PDF). l'Unità (in Italian) (PCI). 10 June 1963. p. 9. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "A Toni Bailetti l'ultima tappa" [A Toni Bailetti the last stage] (PDF). l'Unità (in Italian) (PCI). 10 June 1963. p. 7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Gli Iscritti" [Subscribers] (PDF). l'Unità (in Italian) (PCI). 19 May 1963. p. 12. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Los 12 equipos" [The 12 teams] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 19 May 1963. p. 9. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Questi i concorrenti" [These competitors] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian) (Editrice La Stampa). 17 May 1963. p. 8. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d Bill and Carol McGann. "1963 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  7. ^ "Le ventun tappe" [The twenty-one stages] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian) (Editrice La Stampa). 17 May 1963. p. 8. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Il <<Giro>> in cifre" [The <<Tour>> in numbers] (PDF). l'Unità (in Italian) (PCI). 10 June 1963. p. 7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Termino Bajo La Lluvia" [End in the Rain] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 10 June 1963. p. 8. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2012.