1967 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||20 May - 11 June|
|Distance||3,572 km (2,220 mi)|
|Winning time||101h 05' 34" (35.339 km/h or 21.959 mph)|
|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)|
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.
Thirteen teams were invited by the race organizers to participate in the 1967 edition of the Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 130 cyclists. From the riders that began the race, 70 made it to the finish in Milan.
The teams entering the race were:
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.
Route and stages
|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)|
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.
For the points classification, which awarded a red jersey to its leader, cyclists were given points for finishing a stage in the top 15. 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. 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.
||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|
|8||Jean Stablinski||José Pérez Frances|
|9||Albert Van Vlierberghe||Dino Zandegù|
|16||Ole Ritter||Jacques Anquetil|
|17||Francisco Gabica||Silvano Schiavon|
|20||Vittorio Adorni||Jacques Anquetil|
|21||Marcello Mugnaini||Felice Gimondi|
|Final||Felice Gimondi||Dino Zandegù||Aurelio González Puente||KAS|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification|
|1||Felice Gimondi (ITA)||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"|
|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)||Salvarani|
|Vittorio Adorni (ITA)||Salvarani|
|7||Wladimiro Panizza (ITA)||Vittadello||70|
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