1970 Giro d'Italia

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1970 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 18 May - 7 June
Stages 20
Distance 3,292 km (2,046 mi)
Winning time 90h 08' 47" (36.518 km/h or 22.691 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (Faemino)
Second  Felice Gimondi (ITA) (Salvarani)
Third  Martin Van Den Bossche (BEL) (Molteni)

Points  Franco Bitossi (ITA) (Filotex)
Mountains  Martin Van Den Bossche (BEL) (Molteni)
Team Faemino
1969
1971

The 1970 Giro d'Italia of cycling, 53rd edition of the Corsa Rosa, was held from 18 May to 7 June 1970. It consisted of 20 stages and was won by Eddy Merckx.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1970 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 97 riders made it to the finish in Bolzano.[3]

The 13 teams that took part in the race were:[2][4]

  • Cosatto
  • Dreher
  • Faemino
  • Ferretti
  • Filotex
  • G.B.C.
  • Germanvox
  • La Casera
  • Magniflex

Route and stages[edit]

Stage characteristics and results[3][5][6]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 18 May San Pellegrino Terme to Biandronno 115 km (71 mi) Plain stage  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
2 19 May Comerio to Saint-Vincent 164 km (102 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
3 20 May Saint-Vincent to Aosta 162 km (101 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
4 21 May Saint-Vincent to Lodi 205 km (127 mi) Plain stage  Marino Basso (ITA)
5 22 May Lodi to Zingonia 155 km (96 mi) Plain stage  Patrick Sercu (BEL)
6 23 May Zingonia to Malcesine 212 km (132 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Enrico Paolini (ITA)
7 24 May Malcesine to Brentonico 130 km (81 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
8 25 May Rovereto to Bassano del Grappa 130 km (81 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Walter Godefroot (BEL)
9 26 May Bassano del Grappa to Treviso 56 km (35 mi) Individual time trial  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
27 May Rest day
10 28 May Terracina to Rivisondoli 172 km (107 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Italo Zilioli (ITA)
11 29 May Rivisondoli to Francavilla al Mare 180 km (112 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Michele Dancelli (ITA)
12 30 May Francavilla al Mare to Loreto 175 km (109 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Miguel María Lasa (ESP)
13 31 May Loreto to Faenza 188 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Michele Dancelli (ITA)
14 1 June Faenza to Casciana Terme 218 km (135 mi) Plain stage  Michele Dancelli (ITA)
15 2 June Casciana Terme to Mirandola 215 km (134 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Marino Basso (ITA)
16 3 June Mirandola to Lido di Jesolo 195 km (121 mi) Plain stage  Dino Zandegù (ITA)
17 4 June Lido di Jesolo to Arta Terme 165 km (103 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
18 5 June Arta Terme to Marmolada 180 km (112 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Michele Dancelli (ITA)
19 6 June Rocca Pietore to Dobbiaco 120 km (75 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
20 7 June Dobbiaco to Bolzano 155 km (96 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Luciano Armani (ITA)
Total 3,292 km (2,046 mi)

Classification leadership[edit]

Two different jerseys were worn during the 1970 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.[7]

For the points classification, which awarded a cyclamen jersey to its leader,[8] cyclists were given points for finishing a stage in the top 15.[9] The mountains classification leader. The climbs were ranked in first and second categories, the former awarded 50, 30, and 20 points while the latter awarded 30, 20, and 10 points.[10] In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists.[10] In addition there was the Cima Coppi, the Passo Pordoi, which was the highest mountain crossed in this edition of the race, which gave 200, 100, 80, 70, and 50 points to the first five riders summit the climb.[11] The first rider over the Passo Pordoi was Luciano Armani.[10][11] Although no jersey was awarded, there was also one classification for the teams, in which the stage finish times of the best three cyclists per team were added; the leading team was the one with the lowest total time.[7]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
A pink jersey
Points classification
A violet jersey
Mountains classification Team classification
1 Franco Bitossi Franco Bitossi Franco Bitossi not awarded  ?
2 Eddy Merckx
3 Franco Bitossi Italo Zilioli
4 Marino Basso
5 Patrick Sercu
6 Enrico Paolini Martin Van Den Bossche
7 Eddy Merckx Eddy Merckx Eddy Merckx
8 Walter Godefroot
9 Eddy Merckx
10 Italo Zilioli Martin Van Den Bossche
11 Michele Dancelli
12 Miguel María Lasa
13 Michele Dancelli
14 Michele Dancelli Michele Dancelli
15 Marino Basso
16 Dino Zandegù
17 Franco Bitossi Franco Bitossi Faemino
18 Michele Dancelli Michele Dancelli Italo Zilioli
19 Franco Bitossi Franco Bitossi Martin Van Den Bossche
20 Luciano Armani
Final Eddy Merckx Franco Bitossi Martin Van Den Bossche Faemino

Final standings[edit]

Legend
  A pink jersey   Denotes the winner of the General classification   A violet jersey   Denotes the winner of the Points classification

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[3][10][11]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Pink jersey Faemino 90h 08' 47"
2  Felice Gimondi (ITA) Salvarani + 3' 14"
3  Martin Van Den Bossche (BEL) Molteni + 4' 59"
4  Michele Dancelli (ITA) Molteni + 7' 07"
5  Italo Zilioli (ITA) Faemino + 8' 14"
6  Gösta Pettersson (SWE) Ferretti + 9' 20"
7  Franco Bitossi (ITA) violet jersey Filotex + 13' 10"
8  Miguel María Lasa (ESP) La Casera + 19' 25"
9  Ole Ritter (DEN) Germanvox + 21' 17"
10  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Scic + 21' 29"

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[3][10][11]
Name Team Points
1  Martin Van Den Bossche (BEL) Molteni 460
2  Italo Zilioli (ITA) Faemino 420
3  Luciano Armani (ITA) Scic 300
4  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Pink jersey Faemino 210
5  Michele Dancelli (ITA) Molteni 190
6  Franco Bitossi (ITA) violet jersey Filotex 100
7  Felice Gimondi (ITA) Salvarani 70
 Enrico Maggioni (ITA) Feretti
9  Giancarlo Polidori (ITA) Scic 60
10  Miguel María Lasa (ESP) La Casera 50

Points classification[edit]

Final points classification (1–10)[3][10]
Name Team Points
1  Franco Bitossi (ITA) violet jersey Filotex 252
2  Michele Dancelli (ITA) Molteni 241
3  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Pink jersey Faemino 193
4  Martin Van Den Bossche (BEL) Molteni 185
5  Felice Gimondi (ITA) Salvarani 112
6  Italo Zilioli (ITA) Faemino 97
7  Walter Godefroot (ITA) Salvarani
8  Ole Ritter (DEN) Germanvox
9  Patrick Sercu (BEL) Dreher 95
10  Miguel María Lasa (ESP) La Casera 94

Teams classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–10)[10]
Team Points
1 Faemino 5830
2 Molteni 5350
3 Filotex 3890
4 Salvarani 3380
5 Scic 3140
6 Germanvox 2390
7 Ferretti 2080
8 Dreher 2020
9 La Casera 1840
10 Sagit 1200

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1970_06/19700608_0009.pdf
  2. ^ a b c "Gli iscritti" [Subscribers]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 18 May 1970. p. 12. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Bill and Carol McGann. "1970 Giro d'Italia". Bike Race Info. Dog Ear Publishing. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  4. ^ http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1970_05/19700518_0005.pdf
  5. ^ http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1970_05/19700515_0009.pdf
  6. ^ http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1970_05/19700515_0007.pdf
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Trofeo Dreher Forte" [Dreher Forte Trophy]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 20 May 1969. p. 4. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Regolamento" [Regulation]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 19 May 1966. p. 9. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "La "Rosa" In Cifre" [The "Rose" In Figures]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 8 June 1970. p. 12. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Merckx Rubrico Su Previsto Triunfo" [Merckx Rubric Your Intended Triumph] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 8 June 1970. p. 30. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 27 May 2012.