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49th Giro d'Italia 1966 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Motta Holds off Stellar Field for the Victory

The popularity of the Giro continued to soar in 1966 with millions of fans (tifosi) lining the race routes.  The exposure was stellar and the start list for the 1966 Giro d’Italia was outstanding. 

SPECIAL NOTE: The Giro organizers award the first Points Classification.

Gianni Motta scored two mountain stage wins to gain enough time for the 1966 Giro victory. 

Motta’s consistent riding also gave him the first ever Points Classification award.

SPECIAL NOTE: Italo Zilioli is rapidly gaining the nickname “Italy’s Eternal Second” or “Italian Poulidor”.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Montecario-Diano Marina , 149 km

Vito Taccone (Ita)

Vito Taccone (Ita)

Stage 2 Imperia-Monesi, 60 km

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 3 Diano Marina-Genova, 120 km

Severino Andreoli (Ita)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 4 Genova-Viareggio, 241 km

Giovanni Knapp (Ita)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 5 Viareggio-Chianciano Terme, 222 km

Vendramino Bariviera (Ita)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 6 Chianciano Terme-Rome, 226 km

Raffaele Marcoli (Ita)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 7 Rome-Rocca di Cambio, 158 km

Rudi Altig (Ger)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 8 Rocca di Cambio-Napoli, 238 km

Marino Basso (Ita)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 9 Napoli-Campobasso, 210 km

Vincent Denson (GBr)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 10 Campobasso-Giulianova, 221 km

Dino Zandegu (Ita)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 11 Giulianova-Cesenatico, 229 km

Rudi Altig (Ger)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 12 Cesenatico-Reggio Emilia, 206 km

Dino Zandegu (Ita)

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 13 Parma-Parma, 46 km ITT

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 14 Parma-Arona, 267 km

Franco Bitossi (Ita)

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Stage 15 Arona-Brescia, 196 km

Julio Jimenez (Spa)

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Stage 16 Brescia-Bezzeca, 143 km

Franco Bitossi (Ita)

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Stage 17 Riva del Garda-Lvco Terme, 239 km

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Stage 18 Levico Terme-Bolzano, 137 km

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Stage 19 Bolzano-Moena, 100 km

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Stage 20 Moena-Belluno, 215 km

Felice Gimondi (Ita)

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Stage 21 Belluno-Vittoria Veneto , 181 km

Pietro Scandelli (Ita)

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Stage 22 Vittorio Veneto-Trieste, 172 km

Vendramino Bariviera (Ita)

Gianni Motta (Ita)

Mountain Classification

Franco Bitossi (Ita)

Points Classification

Gianni Motta (Ita)



GdI May 18 - June 9, 1966

3,976 Km

1. Gianni MOTTA (Ita) 111h10'48"

2. Italo Zilioli (Ita) +3'57"
3. Jacques Anquetil (Fra) +4'40"
Starters: 100

Finishers: 83

Average Speed: 35.774 km/h

 

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