1971 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||20 May - 10 June|
|Stages||20 + Prologue|
|Distance||3,567 km (2,216 mi)|
|Winning time||97h 24' 03"|
A total of 10 teams were invited to participate in the 1971 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 100 cyclists. Out of the 100 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 75 riders made it to the finish in Milan.
The 10 teams that took part in the race were:
Route and stages
|P||20 May||Lecce to Brindisi||62.2 km (39 mi)||Team time trial||Salvarani[N 1]|
|1||21 May||Brindisi to Bari||175 km (109 mi)||Plain stage||Marino Basso (ITA)|
|2||22 May||Bari to Potenza||260 km (162 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Enrico Paolini (ITA)|
|3||23 May||Potenza to Benevento||177 km (110 mi)||Plain stage||Ercole Gualazzini (ITA)|
|4||24 May||Benevento to Pescasseroli||203 km (126 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Guerrino Tosello (ITA)|
|5||25 May||Pescasseroli to Gran Sasso d'Italia||198 km (123 mi)||Plain stage||Vicente López Carril (ESP)|
|6||26 May||L'Aquila to Orvieto||163 km (101 mi)||Plain stage||Domingo Perurena (ESP)|
|7||27 May||Orvieto to San Vincenzo||220 km (137 mi)||Plain stage||Felice Gimondi (ITA)|
|8||28 May||San Vincenzo to Casciana Terme||203 km (126 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Romeno Tumellero (ITA)|
|9||29 May||Casciana Terme to Forte dei Marmi||141 km (88 mi)||Plain stage||Marino Basso (ITA)|
|10||30 May||Forte dei Marmi to Pian del Falco di Sestola||123 km (76 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||José Manuel Fuente (ESP)|
|11||31 May||Sestola to Mantua||199 km (124 mi)||Plain stage||Marino Basso (ITA)|
|1 June||Rest day|
|12||2 June||Desenzano del Garda to Serniga di Salò||28 km (17 mi)||Individual time trial||Davide Boifava (ITA)|
|13||3 June||Salò to Sottomarina di Chioggia||218 km (135 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Patrick Sercu (BEL)|
|14||4 June||Chioggia to Bibione||170 km (106 mi)||Plain stage||Patrick Sercu (BEL)|
|15||5 June||Bibione to Ljubljana (Yugoslavia)||201 km (125 mi)||Plain stage||Franco Bitossi (ITA)|
|16||6 June||Ljubljana (Yugoslavia) to Tarvisio||100 km (62 mi)||Plain stage||Dino Zandegù (ITA)|
|17||7 June||Tarvisio to Großglockner (Austria)||206 km (128 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Pierfranco Vianelli (ITA)|
|18||8 June||Lienz (Austria) to Falcade||195 km (121 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Felice Gimondi (ITA)|
|19||9 June||Falcade to Ponte di Legno||182 km (113 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Lino Farisato (ITA)|
|20a||10 June||Ponte di Legno to Lainate||185 km (115 mi)||Plain stage||Giacinto Santambrogio (ITA)|
|20b||Lainate to Milan||20 km (12 mi)||Individual time trial||Ole Ritter (DEN)|
|Total||3,567 km (2,216 mi)|
During the seventeenth stage, that finished on the Großglockner, an Alpine pass. Race leader Claudio Michelotto held on to the back of a team car to finish the climb and was given a one minute penalty. Following the stage, Pettersson took the race lead from Michelotto. Pettersson became the first rider born north of the Rhine to win the Giro d'Italia. In addition, he became the first Swedish rider to win a Grand Tour.
Doping controls were conducted following each stage finish. If a rider tested positive, the punishment was a ten minute penalty and their stage results were voided. Gianni Motta and Lucillo Lievore tested positive.
Two different jerseys were worn during the 1971 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 cyclamen 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, the former awarded 50, 30, and 20 points while the latter awarded 30, 20, and 10 points. In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. In addition there was the Cima Coppi, the Grossglockner, 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. The first rider over the Grossglockner was Pierfranco Vianelli. 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.
||Mountains classification||Team classification|
|P||Salvarani||Salvarani[N 1]||not awarded||not awarded||not awarded|
|1||Marino Basso||Marino Basso||Marino Basso||Molteni|
|2||Enrico Paolini||Enrico Paolini||Gianni Motta||Michele Dancelli||Scic|
|4||Guerrino Tosello||Roberto Sorlini|
|5||Vicente López Carril||Ugo Colombo||Marino Basso||Vicente López Carril|
|7||Felice Gimondi||Aldo Moser||Salvarani|
|8||Romano Tumellero||Claudio Michelotto||Molteni|
|9||Marino Basso||José Manuel Fuente|
|10||José Manuel Fuente|
|17||Pierfranco Vianelli||Pierfranco Vianelli|
|18||Felice Gimondi||Gösta Pettersson||José Manuel Fuente|
|Final||Gösta Pettersson||Marino Basso||José Manuel Fuente||Molteni|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification||Denotes the winner of the Points classification|
|1||Gösta Pettersson (SWE)||Ferretti||97h 24' 04"|
|2||Herman Van Springel (BEL)||Molteni||+ 2' 32"|
|3||Ugo Colombo (ITA)||Filotex||+ 2' 35"|
|4||Francisco Galdós (ESP)||KAS||+ 4' 27"|
|5||Pierfranco Vianelli (ITA)||Dreher||+ 6' 41"|
|6||Silvano Schiavon (ITA)||Dreher||+ 7' 27"|
|7||Felice Gimondi (ITA)||Salvarani||+ 7' 30"|
|8||Antoine Hubrechts (BEL)||Salvarani||+ 9' 39"|
|9||Wladimiro Panizza (ITA)||Cosatto||+ 13' 13"|
|10||Giovanni Cavalcanti (ITA)||Filotex||+ 14' 22"|
|1||José Manuel Fuente (ESP)||KAS||360|
|2||Pierfranco Vianelli (ITA)||Dreher||270|
|3||Primo Mori (ITA)||Salvarani||190|
|4||Lino Farisato (ITA)||Ferretti||170|
|5||Vicente López-Carril (ESP)||KAS||140|
|6||Andrés Gandarias (ESP)||KAS||110|
|7||Giancarlo Polidori (ITA)||Scic||100|
|8||Selvino Poloni (ITA)||Cosatto||80|
|9||Felice Gimondi (ITA)||Salvarani||70|
|Guerrino Tosello (ITA)||Molteni|
|1||Marino Basso (ITA)||Molteni||181|
|2||Patrick Sercu (BEL)||Dreher||148|
|3||Felice Gimondi (ITA)||Salvarani||139|
|4||Ole Ritter (DEN)||Dreher||136|
|5||Albert Van Vlierberghe (BEL)||Ferretti||116|
|6||Franco Bitossi (ITA)||Filotex||96|
|7||Gösta Pettersson (SWE)||Ferretti||92|
|Dino Zandegù (ITA)||Salvarani|
|9||Gianni Motta (ITA)||Salvarani||85|
|10||Herman Van Springel (BEL)||Molteni||84|
Traguardi tricolori classification
|1||Marinus Wagtmans (NED)||Molteni||130|
|2||Wilmo Francioni (ITA)||Ferretti||60|
|3||Primo Mori (ITA)||Salvarani||50|
|4||Pietro Guerra (ITA)||Salvarani||40|
|Attilio Rota (ITA)||Dreher|
|Ole Ritter (DEN)||Dreher|
|André Poppe (FRA)||Magniflex|
|Roberto Sorlini (ITA)||Cosatto|
|9||Giacinto Santambrogio (ITA)||Molteni||30|
|Giancarlo Bellini (ITA)||Molteni|
|Piero Dallai (ITA)||Cosatto|
|Guerrino Tosello (ITA)||Molteni|
|Ugo Colombo (ITA)||Filotex|
|Andrés Gandarias (ESP)||KAS|
|Marino Basso (ITA)||Molteni|
|Selvino Poloni (ITA)||Cosatto|
|Lino Farisato (ITA)||Ferretti|
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