61st Giro di Lombardia 1967 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian




The 61st edition of the Giro di Lombardia was held on October 21, 1967.

The climb of the Ghisallo Pass thinned the peloton as a 22 rider group with Raymond Poulidor leading the way. Franco Bitossi (Filotex) caught and passed a solo Poulidor approaching the final climb of the San Fermo della Battaglia. Bitossi held a 2 minute lead on a hard charging group led by defending champion Felice Gimondi at the base of the climb.

Franco Bitossi solo over the final climb

In the closing kilometers Bitossi could see the rapidly closing chase group only a second behind. Into the velodrome finish an inspired Franco Bitossi used his finishing speed to take the 1967 Lombardia victory.

GdL October 21, 1967
266 Km, Milan-Como

1. Franco BITOSSI (Ita) 6h54'50"

2. Felice Gimondi (Ita) +31"
3. Raymond Poulidor (Fra)
Starters: 90
Finishers: 25
Average Speed: 38.473 km/h


Lomb 1966

Lomb 1968

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