1982 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||13 May - 6 June|
|Stages||22 + Prologue|
|Distance||4,010.5 km (2,492 mi)|
|Winning time||110h 07' 55"|
The 1982 Giro d'Italia was the 65th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours races. The Giro started in Brescia, on 13 May, with a 16 km (9.9 mi) team time trial and concluded in Turin, on 6 June, with a 42.5 km (26.4 mi) individual time trial. A total of 162 riders from eighteen teams entered the 22-stage race, that was won by Frenchman Bernard Hinault of the Renault-Elf team. The second and third places were taken by Swede Tommy Prim and Italian Silvano Contini, respectively.
Amongst the other classifications that the race awarded, Famcucine's Francesco Moser won the points classification, Lucien Van Impe of Metauro Mobili won the mountains classification, and Metauro Mobili's Marco Groppo completed the Giro as the best neo-professional in the general classification, finishing ninth overall. Bianchi finishing as the winners of the team classification, ranking each of the twenty teams contesting the race by lowest cumulative time. In addition, Bianchi won the team points classification.
A total of eighteen teams were invited to participate in the 1982 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of nine riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 162 cyclists. From the riders that began this edition, 110 made it to the finish in Turin.
The teams entering the race were:
Route and stages
The route for the 1982 edition of the Giro d'Italia was revealed to the public by head organizer Vincenzo Torriani on 20 February 1982. Covering a total of 4,010.5 km (2,492.0 mi), it included three time trials (two individual and one for teams), and eleven stages with categorized climbs that awarded mountains classification points. Four of these eleven stages had summit finishes: stage 11, to Camigliatello Silano; stage 12, to Campitello Matese; stage 16, to San Martino di Castrozza; and stage 19, to Colli di San Fermo. The organizers chose to include two rest days. When compared to the previous year's race, the race was 114.9 km (71 mi) longer and contained one less time trial. In addition, this race contained one less set of split stages.
|P||13 May||Milan||16 km (10 mi)||Team time trial||Renault-Elf[N 1]|
|1||14 May||Parma to Viareggio||174 km (108 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)|
|2||15 May||Viareggio to Cortona||233 km (145 mi)||Plain stage||Michael Wilson (AUS)|
|3||16 May||Perugia to Assisi||37 km (23 mi)||Individual time trial||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|4||17 May||Assisi to Rome||169 km (105 mi)||Plain stage||Urs Freuler (SUI)|
|5||18 May||Rome to Caserta||213 km (132 mi)||Plain stage||Urs Freuler (SUI)|
|6||19 May||Caserta to Castellammare di Stabia||130 km (81 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Silvano Contini (ITA)|
|7||20 May||Castellammare di Stabia to Diamante||226 km (140 mi)||Plain stage||Francesco Moser (ITA)|
|21 May||Rest day|
|8||22 May||Taormina to Agrigento||248 km (154 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Moreno Argentin (ITA)|
|9||23 May||Agrigento to Palermo||151 km (94 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)|
|10||24 May||Cefalù to Messina||197 km (122 mi)||Plain stage||Urs Freuler (SUI)|
|11||25 May||Palmi to Camigliatello Silano||229 km (142 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bernard Becaas (FRA)|
|26 May||Rest day|
|12||27 May||Cava de' Tirreni to Campitello Matese||171 km (106 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|13||28 May||Campitello Matese to Pescara||164 km (102 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Silvano Contini (ITA)|
|14||29 May||Pescara to Urbino||248 km (154 mi)||Plain stage||Guido Bontempi (ITA)|
|15||30 May||Urbino to Comacchio||190 km (118 mi)||Plain stage||Silvestro Milani (ITA)|
|16||31 May||Comacchio to San Martino di Castrozza||243 km (151 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Vicente Belda (ESP)|
|17||1 June||Fiera di Primiero to Boario Terme||235 km (146 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Silvano Contini (ITA)|
|18||2 June||Piancogno to Montecampione||85 km (53 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|19||3 June||Boario Terme to Vigevano||162 km (101 mi)||Plain stage||Robert Dill-Bundi (SUI)|
|20||4 June||Vigevano to Cuneo||177 km (110 mi)||Plain stage||Francesco Moser (ITA)|
|21||5 June||Cuneo to Pinerolo||254 km (158 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)|
|22||6 June||Pinerolo to Turin||42.5 km (26 mi)||Individual time trial||Bernard Hinault (FRA)|
|Total||4,010.5 km (2,492 mi)|
Four different jerseys were worn during the 1982 Giro d'Italia. The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers on mass-start stages – 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 purple (or cyclamen) jersey to its leader, cyclists were given points for finishing a stage in the top 15; additional points could also be won in intermediate sprints. The green jersey was awarded to the mountains classification leader. In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. Each climb was ranked as either first, second or third category, with more points available for higher category climbs. The Cima Coppi, the race's highest point of elevation, awarded more points than the other first category climbs. The Cima Coppi for this Giro was the Col d'Izoard. The first rider to cross the Col d'Izoard was Belgian rider Lucien Van Impe. The white jersey was worn by the leader of young rider classification, a ranking decided the same way as the general classification, but considering only neo-professional cyclists (in their first three years of professional racing).
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. There was another team classification that awarded points to each team based off their riding's finishing position in every stage. The team with the highest total of points was the leader of the classification.
The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.
||Young rider classification
|P||Renault-Elf||Bernard Hinault||not awarded||not awarded||not awarded||Renault-Elf|
|1||Giuseppe Saronni||Patrick Bonnet||Giuseppe Saronni||Faustino Rupérez Rincón||?|
|2||Michael Wilson||Laurent Fignon|
|3||Bernard Hinault||Bernard Hinault||Bianchi|
|5||Urs Freuler||Urs Freuler|
|6||Silvano Contini||Giuseppe Saronni||Lucien Van Impe|
|7||Francesco Moser||Francesco Moser||Francesco Moser|
|9||Giuseppe Saronni||Giuseppe Saronni|
|10||Urs Freuler||Francesco Moser|
|12||Bernard Hinault||Bernard Hinault|
|17||Silvano Contini||Silvano Contini||Marco Groppo|
|18||Bernard Hinault||Bernard Hinault|
|Final||Bernard Hinault||Francesco Moser||Lucien Van Impe||Marco Groppo||Bianchi|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification||Denotes the winner of the Mountains classification|
|Denotes the winner of the Points classification||Denotes the winner of the Young rider classification|
|1||Bernard Hinault (FRA)||Renault-Elf||110h 07' 55"|
|2||Tommy Prim (SWE)||Bianchi||+ 2' 35"|
|3||Silvano Contini (ITA)||Bianchi||+ 2' 47"|
|4||Lucien Van Impe (BEL)||Metauro Mobili||+ 4' 31"|
|5||Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)||Bianchi||+ 6' 09"|
|6||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)||Del Tongo||+ 10' 52"|
|7||Mario Beccia (ITA)||Hoonved-Bottecchia||+ 11' 06"|
|8||Francesco Moser (ITA)||Famcucine||+ 11' 57"|
|9||Marco Groppo (ITA)||Metauro Mobili||+ 14' 43"|
|10||Faustino Rupérez Rincón (ESP)||Zor||+ 14' 57"|
|1||Francesco Moser (ITA)||Famcucine||247|
|2||Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)||Del Tongo||207|
|3||Bernard Hinault (FRA)||Renault-Elf||171|
|4||Silvano Contini (ITA)||Bianchi||153|
|5||Tommy Prim (SWE)||Bianchi||126|
|6||Urs Freuler (SUI)||Atala-Campagnolo||115|
|7||Lucien Van Impe (BEL)||Metauro Mobili||96|
|8||Mario Beccia (ITA)||Hoonved-Bottecchia||94|
|9||Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)||Bianchi||80|
|10||Noël Dejonckeere (BEL)||Gis Gelati||78|
|1||Lucien Van Impe (BEL)||Metauro Mobili||860|
|2||Bernard Hinault (FRA)||Renault-Elf||380|
|3||Silvano Contini (ITA)||Bianchi||290|
|4||Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)||Bianchi||260|
|5||Faustino Rupérez Rincón (ESP)||Zor||200|
|6||Mario Beccia (ITA)||Hoonved-Bottecchia||165|
|7||Urs Freuler (SUI)||Atala-Campagnolo||150|
|8||Fabrizio Verza (ITA)||Gis Gelati||125|
|9||Davide Cassani (ITA)||Termolan-Galli||120|
|Bert Pronk (NED)||Bibione-Stern TV|
Young rider classification
|1||Marco Groppo (ITA)||Metauro Mobili||110h 22' 38"|
|2||Laurent Fignon (FRA)||Renault-Elf||+ 26' 16"|
|3||Czesław Lang (POL)||Gis Gelati||+ 28' 20"|
|4||Fabrizio Verza (ITA)||Gis Gelati||+ 31' 52"|
|5||Giovanni Testolin (ITA)||Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina||+ 49' 14"|
|6||Franco Chioccioli (ITA)||Selle Italia-Chinol||+ 56' 56"|
|7||Erminio Rizzi (ITA)||Zor||+ 1h 02' 17"|
|8||Alvaro Pino (ESP)||Gis Gelati||+ 1h 09' 06"|
|9||Giuseppe Lanzoni (ITA)||Atala-Campagnolo||+ 1h 17' 19"|
|10||Marc Madiot (FRA)||Renault-Elf||+ 1h 17' 45"|
Traguardi Fiat classification
|1||Palmiro Masciarelli (ITA)||Metauro Mobili||45|
|2||Giovanni Renosto (ITA)||Renault-Elf||36|
|3||Francesco Moser (ITA)||Famcucine||18|
|4||Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)||Bianchi||12|
|5||Moreno Argentin (ITA)||Sammontana||8|
|Silvano Contini (ITA)||Bianchi|
|7||Walter Delle Case (ITA)||Atala-Campagnolo||7|
|Leonardo Natale (ITA)||Del Tongo|
|9||Eduardo Chozas (ESP)||Zor||6|
|10||Marino Amadori (ITA)||Famcucine||5|
|1||Bianchi||330h 35' 38"|
|2||Del Tongo||+ 49' 43"|
|3||Famcucine||+ 1h 30' 03"|
|4||Renault-Elf||+ 1h 32' 03"|
|5||Gis Gelati||+ 1h 35' 53"|
|6||Zor||+ 1h 49' 54"|
|7||Metauro Mobili||+ 2h 10' 06"|
|8||Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina||+ 2h 25' 30"|
|9||Inoxpran||+ 2h 56' 47"|
|10||Hoonved-Bottecchia||+ 3h 00' 42"|
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