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50th Giro d'Italia 1967 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Gimondi and Anquetil: a Great Rivalry

Felice Gimondi start the 50th edition of the Giro d’Italia with bronchitis.  He struggled with a fast early pace of the Giro, “I had problems staying with the main challenges early in the race,” said Gimondi.

SPECIAL NOTE: Stage 19 the uphill finish to Tre Cime di Lavaredo was annulled for a irregularities.  The controversy stemmed from the high number of riders being pushed up the climb.  Stage winner Felice Gimondi was one of those riders.

Jacques Anquetil (Fra) provided Gimondi the inspiration to excel.  Anquetil took the race lead on the four-mountain stage 20, just three stages from the finish in Milan.  The Frenchman finished 7th on the stage and gained over 6 minutes on Gimondi.  But the Italian fought back the next day on the climb of the Tonale.  At the finish in Tirano Gimondi had taken back over 4 minutes and took the Maglia Rosa off Anquetil’s back.

Felice Gimondi held onto the race lead and rode into Milan for the 1967 Giro d’Italia victory.

SPECIAL NOTE: a young Eddy Merckx raced in his first Giro. Merckx scored 2 stage wins, finished 9th overall and 2nd in the Points Competition.

SPECIAL NOTE: Starting in 1967 the Points Classification leader was give a Red Jersey.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Treviglio-Alessandria, 135 km

Giorgio Zancanaro (Ita)

Giorgio Zancanaro (Ita)

Stage 2 Alessandria-La Spezia, 223 km

Antonio Gomez del Moral (Spa)

Ant. Gomez del Moral (Spa)

Stage 3 La Spezia-Prato, 205 km

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Ant. Gomez del Moral (Spa)

Stage 4 Firenze-Chianciano Terme, 155 km

Dino Zandegu (Ita)

Ant. Gomez del Moral (Spa)

Stage 5 Rome-Napoli, 220 km

Willy Planckaert (Bel)

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Stage 6 Circuit de Palermo, 63 km

Rudi Altig (Ger)

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Stage 7 Catania-Etna, 169 km

Franco Bitossi (Ita)

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Stage 8 Reggio d'Calabria-Cosenza, 218 km

Jean Stablinski (Fra)

Jose Perez-Frances (Spa)

Stage 9 Cosenza-Tarento, 242 km

Albert Van Vlierberghe (Bel)

Jose Perez-Frances (Spa)

Stage 10 Bari-Potenza, 145 km

Willy Planckaert (Bel)

Jose Perez-Frances (Spa)

Stage 11 Potenza-Salerno, 160 km

Rudi Altig (Ger)

Jose Perez-Frances (Spa)

Stage 12 Caserta-Blck Haus della Majella, 220 km

Eddy Merckx (Bel)

Jose Perez-Frances (Spa)

Stage 13 Chieti-Riccione, 253 km

Georges Vandenberghe (Bel)

Jose Perez-Frances (Spa)

Stage 14 Ricione-Lido degli Estensi, 94 km

Eddy Merckx (Bel)

Jose Perez-Frances (Spa)

Stage 15 Lido degli Estensi-Mantova, 164 km

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Jose Perez-Frances (Spa)

Stage 16 Mantova-Verona, 45 km ITT

Ole Ritter (Den)

Jacques Anquetil (Fra)

Stage 17 Verona-Vicenza, 140 km

Francisco Gabica (Spa)

Silvano Schiavon (Ita)

Stage 18 Vicenza-Udine, 169 km

Dino Zandegu (Ita)

Silvano Schiavon (Ita)

Stage 19 Udine-Tre Cm Lavaredo, 170 km

Felice Gimondi (Ita)

Silvano Schiavon (Ita)

Stage 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo-Trto, 235 km

Vittorio Adorni (Ita)

Jacques Anquetil (Fra)

Stage 21 Trente-Tirano, 153 km

Marcello Mugnaini (Ita)

Felice Gimondi (Ita)

Stage 22a Tirano-Madonna Ghisallo, 137 km

Aurelio Gonzales (Spa)

Felice Gimondi (Ita)

Stage 22b Madonna Ghisallo-Milan, 68 km

Willy Planckaert (Bel)

Felice Gimondi (Ita)

Mountain Classification

Aurelio Gonzales (Spa)

Points Jersey

Dino Zandegu (Ita)



GdI May 20 - June 11, 1967

3,572 Km

1. Felice GIMONDI (Ita) 101h05'34"

2. Franco Balmamion (Ita) +3'36"
3. Jacques Anquetil (Fra) +3'45"
Starters: 130

Finishers: 70

Average Speed: 35.339 km/h

 

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