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66th Giro d'Italia 1983 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

The Fastest Giro

Italy’s reigning World Champion Giuseppe Saronni was the odds-on favorite of the passionate, cycling crazy tifosi. 

The time bonuses awarded for top 3 stage finishes would play a huge part in overall classification.  Not known for time trialing ability or strength in the mountains Saronni used his all-round talent to hold off the charge of Roberto Visentini. 

Saronni's victory did not come with out a controvercial sprint on stage 4. Saronni and Moreno Argentin bumped through a narrow passage 105 meters from the finish. Saronni put his hand on Argentin and won the sprint. The stage win gave Saronni his first time bonus.

With three stage wins for Saronni, the Italian built enough of a lead to beat Visentini by 1’07” in Milan. Giuseppe Saronni also easily won the Points Jersey.

SPECIAL NOTE: Without the stage bonuses Saronni would have lost the Giro to Visentini by 48 second. 

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Brescia-Mantova, 70 km TTT

BIANCHI-PIAGGIO

Tommy Prim (Swe)

Stage 2 Mantova-Commachio, 192 km

Guido Bontempi (Ita)

Urs Freuler (Sui)

Stage 3 Commachio Lido Spina-Fano, 148 km

Paolo Rosola (Ita)

Paolo Rosola (Ita)

Stage 4 Pesaro-Todi, 180 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Paolo Rosola (Ita)

Stage 5 Terni-Vasto, 269 km

Eduardo Chozas (Spa)

Silvano Contini (Ita)

Stage 6 Vasto-Campitello Matese, 145 km

Alberto Fernandez (Spa)

Silvano Contini (Ita)

Stage 7 Campitello-Salerno, 216 km

Moreno Argentin (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 8 Salerno-Terracina, 212 km

Guido Bontempi (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 9 Terracina-Montefiascone, 225 km

Riccardo Magrini (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 10 Montefiascone-Bibbiena, 232 km

Palmiro Masciarelli (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 11 Bibbiena-Pietrasanta, 202 km

Lucien Van Impe (Bel)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 12 Pietrasanta-Reggio Emilia, 180 km

Alf Segersall (Swe)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 13 Reggio Emilia-Parma 38 km ITT

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 14 Parma-Savona, 243 km

Gregor Braun (Ger)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 15 Savona-Orta, 219 km

Paolo Rosola (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 16a Orta-Milan, 110 km

Frank Hoste (Bel)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 16b Milan-Bergamo, 100 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 17 Bergamo-Colle San Fermo, 91 km

Alberto Fernandez (Spa)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 18 Sarnico-Vicenza, 178 km

Paolo Rosola (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 19 Vicenza-Selva di Val Gardena, 224 km

Mario Beccia (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 20 Selva di Val Gardena-Arabba, 169 km

Alessandro Paganessi (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 21 Arabba-Gorizia, 232 km

Moreno Argentin (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 22 Gorizia-Udine, 40 km ITT

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

 

Mountain Jersey

* Lucien Van Impe (Bel)

 

Point's Jersey

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)



GdI May 12 to June 05, 1983

3,922 Km

1. Giuseppe SARONNI (Ita) 100h45'30"

2. Roberto Visentini (Ita) +1'07"
3. Alberto Fernandez (Spa) +3'40"
Starters: 162

Finishers: 140

Average Speed: 38.937 km/h

 

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