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48th Giro d'Italia 1965 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

The Best Giro Winner Since Coppi

SPECIAL NOTE: For the first time in Giro history the start is from the foreign country of San Marino.

Newspaper headlines heralded Vittorio Adorni’s 1965 Giro victory as the best since Fausto Coppi.  Adorni won the stage 13 mountain individual time trial to take the race lead but needed a successful attack on stage 19 to secure the overall victory.  Stage 19 was 282 km from Saas Fee to Madesimo.  In the style of the great Fausto Coppi race leader Adorni attacked on the final climb, the Passo dell Spluga and soloed to the finish for a 3’33” stage win. 

Vittorio Adorni cruised into Milan for the 11’26” Giro d’Italia victory. 

SPECIAL NOTE: Five years after the untimely death of Italian legend Fausto Coppi, Giro organizers established a prize (the Cima Coppi) for the rider who win the climb over the highest point in that year’s race.  The first award was on the stage 20 climb of the Passo Stelvio, won by Italian Graziano Battistini.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 San Marino-Perugia, 98 km

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Stage 2 Perugia-L'Aquila, 180 km

Guido Carlesi (Ita)

Carlo Chiappano (Ita)

Stage 3 L'Aquila-Rocca di Cambio, 199 km

Luciano Galbo (Ita)

Luciano Galbo (Ita)

Stage 4 Rocca di Cambio-Benevento, 239 km

Adriano Durante (Ita)

Albano Negro (Ita)

Stage 5 Bevenento-Avelino, 175 km

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Albano Negro (Ita)

Stage 6 Avellino-Potenza, 161 km

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 7 Potenza-Maratea, 164 km

Luciano Armani (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 8 Maratea-Catanzaro, 103 km

Frans Brands (Bel)

Bruno Mealli (Ita)

Stage 9 Catanzaro-Reggio Calabria, 161 km

Adriano Durante (Ita)

Bruno Mealli (Ita)

Stage 10 Messina-Palermo, 260 km

Domenico Meldolesi (Ita)

Bruno Mealli (Ita)

Stage 11 Palermo-Aggrigento, 146 km

Guido Carlesi (Ita)

Bruno Mealli (Ita)

Stage 12 Agrigento-Siracusa, 230 km

Raffaele Marcoli (Ita)

Bruno Mealli (Ita)

Stage 13 Catania-Taormina, 50 km ITT

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 14 Milan-Novi Ligure, 100 km

Danilo Grassi (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 15 Novi Ligure-Diano Marina , 223 km

Bruno Mealli (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 16 Diano Marina-Torino, 205 km

Aldo Pifferi (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 17 Torino-Biandronno, 163 km

Raffaele Marconi (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 18 Biandronno-Saas Fee, 178 km

Italo Zilioli (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 19 Saas Fee-Madesimo, 282 km

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 20 Madesimo-Passo Stelvio, 160 km

Graziano Battistini (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 21 Bormio-Brescia, 179 km

Franco Bitossi (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 22 Brescia-Firenze, 295 km

Rene Binggeli (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Mountain Classification

Franco Bitossi (Ita)



GdI May 15 - June 6, 1965

4,051 Km

1. Vittorio ADORNI (Ita) 121h08'16"

2. Italo Zilioli (Ita) +11'26"
3. Felice Gimondi (Ita) +12'49"
Starters: 100

Finishers: 81

Average Speed: 34.270 km/h

 

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