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60th Giro d'Italia 1977 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Moser: "This One Hurt"

Francesco Moser lost time and the overall lead on the 220 km mountain Stage 17 from Conegliano to Cortina.  But the killing blow was the Michel Pollentier (Bel) stage win in a Moser specialty the 29 km individual time trial on stage 21.  

Belgian Michel Pollentier rode into Milan to claim the victory. 

Francesco Moser said after the race, “This second place to Pollentier hurts the most.” 

SPECIAL NOTE: 1977 Vuelta a Espana Champion Freddy Maertens scored 7 stage wins in the Giro d’Italia.  The Vuelta held April 26 to May 15 saw Maertens gain 13 stage wins on his way to the Vuelta crown.

SPECIAL NOTE: With 7 stage wins Maertens was well on his way to winning the Maglia Ciclamino (Points Jersey) when he and fellow Belgian sprinter tangled of the stage 8b Mugello Race Track finish and crashed 100 meters from the line. Injuries caused both to abandon the Giro.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Prologue Monte di Pricida, 7.5 km ITT

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Stage 1 Lago Miseno-Avellino, 159 km

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Stage 2a Avellino-Foggia, 118 km

Rik Van Linden (Bel)

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Stage 2b Circuito di Foggia, 118 km

Luciano Borgognoni (Ita)

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Stage 3 Foggia-Iserna, 166 km

Simone Fraccaro (Ita)

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Stage 4 Isernia-Pescara, 228 km

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Stage 5 Pescara-Spoleto Monteluco, 215 km

Mario Beccia (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 6a Spoleto-Gabicce Mare, 185 km

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 6b Gabbice Mare circuito, 70 km

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 7 Gabbice Mare-Forli, 163 km

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 8a Forli-Mugello, 103 km

Freddy Maertens (Bel)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 8b Autodromo Mugello, 79 km

Marino Basso (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 9 Lucca-Pisa, 25 km ITT

Knut Knudsen (Nor)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 10 Pisa-Salsomaggiore, 205 km

Giacinto Santambrogio (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 11 Salsomagg.-S Margherita Ligure, 198 km

Claudio Bortolotto (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 12 S.Mr L.-S Giacomo Roburente, 160 km

Wilmo Francioni (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 13 Mondovi-Varzi, 192 km

Giancarlo Tartoni (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 14 Voghera-Vicenza, 247 km

Marc Demeyer (Bel)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 15 Vicenza-Trieste, 223 km

Ercole Gualazzini (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 16a Trieste-Gemona Friuli, 107 km

Marc Demeyer (Bel)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 16b Gemone-Conegliano, 116 km

Pierino Gavazzi (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 17 Conegliano-Cortina, 220 km

Giuseppe Perletto (Ita)

Michel Pollentier (Bel)

Stage 18 Cortina-Pinzolo, 223 km

Gianbattista Baronchelli (Ita)

Michel Pollentier (Bel)

Stage 19 Pinzolo-San Pellegrino, 205 km

Renato Laghi (Ita)

Michel Pollentier (Bel)

Stage 20 San Pellegrino-Varese, 138 km

Wilmo Francioni (Ita)

Michel Pollentier (Bel)

Stage 21 Binago, 29 km ITT

Michel Pollentier (Bel)

Michel Pollentier (Bel)

Stage 22 Giro di Milan, 122 km

Luciano Borgognoni (Ita)

Michel Pollentier (Bel)

 

Mountain Jersey

* Faustino Ovies Fernandez (Spa)

 

Point's Jersey

Francesco Moser (Ita)



GdI May 20 - June 12, 1977

3,958 Km

1. Michel POLLENTIER (Bel) 107h27'16"

2. Francesco Moser (Ita) +2'32"
3. Gianbattista Baronchelli (Ita) +4'02"
Starters: 140

Finishers: 121

Average Speed: 37.181 km/h

 

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