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68th Giro d'Italia 1985 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Hinault with Help from LeMond Beats Moser

The 1985 Giro d’Italia marked the third participation and third Giro victory for French superstar Bernard Hinault.  The GC battle was between 1984 Giro champion Francesco Moser and Hinault. 

Young American Greg LeMond provided his La Vie Claire teammate Hinault with excellent support from start to finish.  Moser tried every move possible, but Hinault, LeMond and a powerful La Vie Claire team answered every attack. Hinault's time trialing ablitiy proved to be the difference.

Bernard Hinault rolled across the final stage finish line in Lucca to claim a 1’08” Giro d’Italia victory over Francesco Moser.

SPECIAL NOTE: 7-Eleven’s Ron Kiefel became the first American to win a stage in the Giro d’Italia on Stage 15 from L'Aquila to Perugia (208 km).

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Prologue Verona, 6.65 km ITT

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 1 Verona-Busto Arsizio, 218 km

Urs Freuler (Sui)

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Stage 2 Busto Arsizio-Milan, 38 km TTT

DEL TONGO-COLNAGO

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 3 Milan-Pinzolo, 190 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Stage 4 Pinzolo-Selva di Val Gardena, 237 km

Hubert Seiz (Sui)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 5 Selva Val Gardena-Vitt. Veneto, 225 km

Emanuele Bombini (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 6 Vittorio Veneto-Cervia, 237 km

Frank Hoste (Bel)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 7 Cervia-Jesi, 185 km

Orlando Maini (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 8a Foggia, 45 km

Stefano Allocchio (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 8b Foggia-Matera, 167 km

Acacio Da Silva (Por)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 9 Matera-Crotone, 237 km

Paolo Rosola (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 10 Crotone-Paola, 203 km

Acacio Da Silva (Por)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 11 Paola-Salerno, 240 km

Stefano Allocchio (Ita)

Roberto Visentini (Ita)

Stage 12 Capua-Maddaloni, 38 km ITT

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 13 Maddaloni-Frosinone, 154 km

Urs Freuler (Sui)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 14 Frosinone-Gran Sasso, 195 km

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 15 L'Aquila-Perugia, 208 km

Ron Kiefel (USA)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 16 Perugia-Cecina, 217 km

Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 17 Cecina-Modena, 248 km

Daniel Gisiger (Sui)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 18 Monza-Domodossola, 128 km

Paolo Rosola (Ita)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 19 Domodossola-St Vinc. d’Aoste, 247 km

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 20 St Vinc.-Valnontey Gran Paradiso, 58 km

Andrew Hampsten (USA)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 21 St Vincent-Genova, 229 km

Urs Freuler (Sui)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

Stage 22 Lido Camaiore-Lucca, 48 km ITT

Francesco Moser (Ita)

Bernard Hinault (Fra)

 

Mountain Jersey

* José-Luis Navarro (Spa)

 

Point's Jersey

Johan Van Der Velde (Ned)



GdI May 16 - June 9, 1985

3,998 Km

1. Bernard HINAULT (Fra) 102h46'51"

2. Francesco Moser (Ita) +1'08"
3. Greg LeMond (USA) +2'55"
Starters: 180

Finishers: 135

Average Speed: 37.893 km/h

 

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