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63rd Giro d'Italia 1980 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Giro Victory for a Giro Rookie

The 1980 Giro d’Italia developed into a battle of contenders.  From France the "Badger" arrived.  Bernard Hinault, a Giro rookie, was already a 2 time winner of the Tour de France.  He is a powerful climber and extraordinary rider against the clock.  

A very close race was blown apart by Hinault on stage 20 from Cles to Sondrio.  The stage included the brutal climb of the Passo Stelvio.  Jean-Rene Bernaudeau, Hinault’s teammate, attacked on the climb and paced the Badger to an over 8 minute time gain.  Jean-Rene Bernaudeau won the stage and Hinault pulled on the Maglia Rosa with two stages to Milan.

Bernard Hinault rode into Milan to claim the prestigious Giro d’Italia victory.

SPECIAL NOTE: With the 1980 Giro victory in his first attempt, Bernard Hinault became the first rider to win all three Grand National Tours (Tour 1978, Vuelta 1978 and Giro 1980) as a rookie in each Tour.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Prologue Genova, 7 km ITT

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 1 Genova-Imperia, 123 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 2 Imperia-Torino, 179 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 3 Torino-Parma, 243 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 4 Parma-Marina di Pisa, 193 km

Dante Morandi (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 5 Pontedera-Pisa, 36 km ITT

Jorgen Marcussen (Den)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 6 Giro dell'Elba-Portoferraio, 126 km

Carmelo Barone (Ita)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 7 Castiglione della Pescaia-Orvieto, 199 km

Silvano Contini (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 8 Orvieto-Fiuggi, 216 km

Juan Fernandez (Spa)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 9 Fiuggi-Sorrento, 247 km

Giovanni Mantovani (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 10 Sorrento-Palinuro, 177 km

Giovanni Mantovani (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 11 Palinuro-Campotenese, 145 km

Gianbattista Baronchelli (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 12 Villapiana Lido-Lecce, 203 km

Yvon Bertin (Rus)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 13 Lecce-Barletta, 220 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 14 Foggia-Roccaraso, 186 km

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)

Stage 15 Roccaraso-Teramo, 194 km

Tommy Prim (Swe)

Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)

Stage 16 Giulianova-Gatteo Mare, 229 km

Giuseppe Martinelli (Ita)

Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)

Stage 17 Gatteo a Mare-Sirmione, 237 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)

Stage 18 Sirmione-Pecol Valzoldana, 239 km

Giovanni Battaglin (Ita)

Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)

Stage 19 Longarones-Cles, 241 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)

Stage 20 Cles-Sondrio, 221 km

Jean-Rene Bernaudeau (Fra)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 21 Saronno-Turbigo, 50.4 km ITT

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 22 Giro di Milan, 114 km

Pierino Gavazzi (Ita)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

 

Mountain Jersey

* Claudio Bortolotto (Ita)

 

Point's Jersey

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)



GdI May 15 to June 07, 1980

4,025 Km

1. Bernard HINAULT (Fra) 112h08'20"

2. Wladimiro Panizza (Ita) +5'43"
3. Giovanni Battaglin (Ita) +6'03"
Starters: 130

Finishers: 89

Average Speed: 35.897 km/h

 

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