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58th Giro d'Italia 1975 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

A Stelvio Showdown

An Italian version of the 1956 Tour de France’s Roger Walkowiak, little known Fausto Bertoglio fought “tooth and nail” to hold his race lead to the end.  Bertoglio took the Giro lead on stage 14’s mountain time trial.  Bertoglio and his Jollyceramica teammates controlled the race until the unusual final stage finishing on the climb of the Passo del Stelvio

Spanish climber Francisco Galdos trialed Bertoglio by 41” as the final climb began.  Galdos attacked but Bertoglio answered every time.  Galdos won the stage with a stubborn race leader second in the same time.  Bertoglio retained the Maglia Rosa.

Fausto Bertoglio survived every challenge and gained the biggest victory of his career, the 1975 Giro d’Italia!

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Milan-Florano Modenese, 177 km

Knut Knudsen (Nor)

Knut Knudsen (Nor)

Stage 2 Modena-Ancona, 249 km

Patrick Sercu (Bel)

Knut Knudsen (Nor)

Stage 3 Ancona-Prati di Tivo, 175 km

Giovanni Battaglin (Ita)

Giovanni Battaglin (Ita)

Stage 4 Teramo-Campobasso, 258 km

Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 5 Campobasso-Bari, 224 km

Rik Van Linden (Bel)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 6 Bari-Castrovillari, 213 km

Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 7a Castrovillari-Padula, 123 km

Domingo Perurena (Ita)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 7b Padula-Potenza, 80 km

Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 8 Potenza-Sorrento, 220 km

Marcello Osler (Ita)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 9 Sorrento-Frosinone, 222 km

Enrico Paolini (Ita)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 10 Frosinone-Tivoli, 176 km

Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 11 Rome-Orvieto, 158 km

Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 12 Chianciano-Forte dei Marmi, 232 km

Patrick Sercu (Bel)

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Stage 13 Forte dei Marmi, 38 km ITT

Giovanni Battaglin (Ita)

Giovanni Battaglin (Ita)

Stage 14 Il Ciocco, 13 km ITT

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Stage 15 Il Ciocco-Arenzano, 203 km

Franco Bitossi (Ita)

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Stage 16 Arenzano-Orta, 193 km

Fabrizio Fabbri (Ita)

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Stage 17a Omegna-Portoglio, 167 km

Patrick Sercu (Bel)

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Stage 17b Pontoglio-La Maddalena, 46 km

Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Stage 18 Brescia-Balsega di Pine, 223 km

Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Stage 19 Balsega di Pine-Pordenone, 175 km

Martin Rodriguez (Col)

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Stage 20 Pordenone-Alleghe, 197 km

Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Stage 21 Alleghe-Passo del Stelvio, 186 km

Francisco Galdos (Spa)

Fausto Bertoglio (Ita)

Mountain Jersey (Tie)

* Francisco Galdos (Spa)

 
Mountain Jersey (Tie)
* Andres Oliva (Spa)

Point's Jersey

Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)



GdI May 17 - June 07, 1975

3.963 Km

1. Fausto BERTOGLIO (Ita) 111h31'34"

2. Francisco Galdos (Spa) +41"
3. Felice Gimondi (Ita) +6'18"
Starters: 90

Finishers: 70

Average Speed: 35.535 km/h

 

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