1967 Giro d'Italia

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1967 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates20 May - 11 June
Distance3,572 km (2,220 mi)
Winning time101h 05' 34"
Winner  Felice Gimondi (ITA) (Salvarani)
  Second  Franco Balmamion (ITA) (Molteni)
  Third  Jacques Anquetil (FRA) (Bic)

Points  Dino Zandegù (ITA) (Salvarani)
  Mountains  Aurelio González Puente (ESP) (KAS)
  Team KAS
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The 1967 Giro d'Italia was the 50th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The Giro started in Treviglio, on 20 May, with a 135 km (83.9 mi) stage and concluded in Milan, on 11 June, with a 68 km (42.3 mi) split leg. A total of 130 riders from 13 teams entered the 22-stage race, which was won by Italian Felice Gimondi of the Salvarani team. The second and third places were taken by Italian Franco Balmamion and Frenchman Jacques Anquetil, respectively.[1]


Thirteen teams were invited by the race organizers to participate in the 1967 edition of the Giro d'Italia.[2] Each team sent a squad of ten riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 130 cyclists.[2] From the riders that began the race, 70 made it to the finish in Milan.[3]

The teams entering the race were:[2]

  • Molteni
  • Bic
  • Cynar
  • Filotex
  • Germanvox
  • Romeo-Smith's
  • Salamini
  • Salvarani
  • Vittadello

Pre-race favorites[edit]

Cyclists wearing a pink jersey.
Felice Gimondi wearing the pink jersey at the start of the final stage.

The starting peloton did include the 1966 winner, Gianni Motta. l'Unità writer Gino Sala named Felice Gimondi, Jacques Anquetil, Vittorio Adorni, Eddy Merckx, and Motta as the main contenders for the overall crown.[4]

Route and stages[edit]

Cyclist wearing a pink jersey while on a bike.
Jacques Anquetil wearing the pink jersey before the start of the 21st stage.
Stage characteristics and winners[3][5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 20 May Treviglio to Alessandria 135 km (84 mi) Plain stage  Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA)
2 21 May Alessandria to La Spezia 223 km (139 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antonio Gómez del Moral (ESP)
3 22 May La Spezia to Prato 205 km (127 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Michele Dancelli (ITA)
4 23 May Florence to Chianciano Terme 155 km (96 mi) Plain stage  Dino Zandegù (ITA)
5 24 May Rome to Naples 220 km (137 mi) Plain stage  Willy Planckaert (BEL)
6 25 May Palermo to Palermo 63 km (39 mi) Plain stage  Rudi Altig (GER)
7 26 May Catania to Etna 169 km (105 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
8 27 May Reggio Calabria to Cosenza 218 km (135 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Jean Stablinski (FRA)
9 28 May Cosenza to Taranto 202 km (126 mi) Plain stage  Albert Van Vlierberghe (BEL)
10 29 May Bari to Potenza 145 km (90 mi) Plain stage  Willy Planckaert (BEL)
11 30 May Potenza to Salerno 160 km (99 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Rudi Altig (GER)
12 31 May Caserta to Blockhaus 220 km (137 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
13 1 June Chieti to Riccione 253 km (157 mi) Plain stage  Georges Vandenberghe (BEL)
14 2 June Riccione to Lido degli Estensi 94 km (58 mi) Plain stage  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
15 3 June Lido degli Estensi to Mantua 164 km (102 mi) Plain stage  Michele Dancelli (ITA)
16 4 June Mantua to Verona 45 km (28 mi) Individual time trial  Ole Ritter (DEN)
5 June Rest day
17 6 June Verona to Vicenza 140 km (87 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Francisco Gabica (ESP)
18 7 June Vicenza to Udine 167 km (104 mi) Plain stage  Dino Zandegù (ITA)
19 8 June Udine to Tre Cime di Lavaredo 170 km (106 mi) Stage with mountain(s) Stage Cancelled
20 9 June Cortina d'Ampezzo to Trento 235 km (146 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Vittorio Adorni (ITA)
21 10 June Trento to Tirano 153 km (95 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Marcello Mugnaini (ITA)
22a 11 June Tirano to Madonna del Ghisallo 137 km (85 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Aurelio González (ESP)
22b Madonna del Ghisallo to Milan 68 km (42 mi) Plain stage  Willy Planckaert (BEL)
Total 3,646 km (2,266 mi)

Classification leadership[edit]

Two jerseys were worn during the 1967 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.[6]

For the points classification, which awarded a red jersey to its leader, cyclists were given points for finishing a stage in the top 15.[7] 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.[6] Although no jersey was awarded, there was also one classification for the teams, in which the riders were awarded points for their performance on the stage and the team with the greatest total points is the leader.

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
A pink jersey
Points classification Mountains classification Team classification
1 Giorgio Zancanaro Giorgio Zancanaro Giorgio Zancanaro not awarded ?
2 Antonio Gómez del Moral Antonio Gómez del Moral Silvano Schiavon
3 Michele Dancelli Michele Dancelli Aurelio González Puente
4 Dino Zandegù Dino Zandegù
5 Willy Planckaert Michele Dancelli Michele Dancelli
6 Rudi Altig
7 Franco Bitossi
8 Jean Stablinski José Pérez Frances
9 Albert Van Vlierberghe Dino Zandegù
10 Willy Planckaert
11 Rudi Altig
12 Eddy Merckx
13 Georges Vandenberghe
14 Eddy Merckx
15 Michele Dancelli
16 Ole Ritter Jacques Anquetil
17 Francisco Gabica Silvano Schiavon
18 Dino Zandegù
19 Stage Cancelled
20 Vittorio Adorni Jacques Anquetil
21 Marcello Mugnaini Felice Gimondi
22a Aurelio González
22b Willy Planckaert
Final Felice Gimondi Dino Zandegù Aurelio González Puente KAS

Final standings[edit]

  Pink jersey   Denotes the winner of the General classification

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[1][3][8][9]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Felice Gimondi (ITA) Pink jersey Salvarani 101h 05' 34"
2  Franco Balmamion (ITA) Molteni + 3' 36"
3  Jacques Anquetil (FRA) Bic + 3' 45"
4  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Salamini + 4' 33"
5  José Pérez Frances (ESP) KAS + 5' 17"
6  Gianni Motta (ITA) Molteni + 6' 21"
7  Lucien Aimar (FRA) Bic + 7' 25"
8  Francisco Gabica (ESP) KAS + 9' 43"
9  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Peugeot + 11' 41"
10  Eusebio Vélez (ESP) KAS + 15' 00"

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[3][9]
Name Team Points
1  Aurelio González (ESP) KAS 460
2  Lucien Aimar (FRA) Bic 90
3  Franco Bitossi (ITA) Salvarani 80
 Eddy Merckx (BEL) Peugeot
 Felice Gimondi (ITA) Pink jersey Salvarani
 Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Salvarani
7  Wladimiro Panizza (ITA) Vittadello 70

Points classification[edit]

Final points classification (1–5)[1][3]
Name Team Points
1  Dino Zandegù (ITA) Salvarani 180
2  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Peugeot 164
3  Willy Planckaert (BEL) Romeo-Smith's 150
4  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Salvarani 102
5  José Pérez Frances (ESP) KAS 89

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–10)[9]
Team Points
1 KAS 4,176
2 Vittadello 3,418
3 Salvarani 3,254
4 Molteni 2,606
5 Romeo-Smith's 2,584
6 Salamini 1,990
7 Bic 1,558
8 Filotex 1,424
9 Peugeot 1,394
10 Max-Meyer 1,048


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