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1964 Giro d'Italia

1964 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates16 May - 7 June 1964
Distance4,119 km (2,559 mi)
Winning time115h 10' 27"
Winner  Jacques Anquetil (FRA) (Saint-Raphaël)
  Second  Italo Zilioli (ITA) (Carpano)
  Third  Guido De Rosso (ITA) (Molteni)

  Mountains  Franco Bitossi (ITA) (Springoil-Fuchs)
  Team Saint-Raphaël
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The 1964 Giro d'Italia was the 47th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The Giro started in Bolzano, on 16 May, with a 173 km (107.5 mi) mass-start stage and concluded back in Milan, on 7 June, with a 146 km (90.7 mi) leg. A total of 130 riders from 13 teams entered the 22-stage race, which was won by Frenchman Jacques Anquetil of the Saint-Raphaël team. The second and third places were taken by Italian riders Italo Zilioli and Guido De Rosso, respectively.[1]


A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1964 Giro d'Italia.[2] Each team sent a squad of ten riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 130 cyclists.[2] Out of the 130 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 97 riders made it to the finish in Milan.[3]

The 13 teams that took part in the race were:[2]

Route and stages

Cyclists riding together.
Italo Zilioli (middle), Jacques Anquetil (right), and Vittorio Adorni (left) riding together during the 21st stage.

The race route was revealed to the public on 31 March 1964 by race director Vincenzo Torriani.[4][5][6]

Stage results[3][7]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 16 May Bolzano to Riva del Garda 173 km (107 mi) Plain stage  Vittorio Adorni (ITA)
2 17 May Riva del Garda to Brescia 146 km (91 mi) Plain stage  Michele Dancelli (ITA)
3 18 May Brescia to San Pellegrino Terme 193 km (120 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
4 19 May San Pellegrino Terme to Parma 189 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Vito Taccone (ITA)
5 20 May Parma to Busseto 50 km (31 mi) Individual time trial  Jacques Anquetil (FRA)
6 21 May Parma to Verona 100 km (62 mi) Plain stage  Vendramino Bariviera (ITA)
7 22 May Verona to Lavarone 168 km (104 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Angelino Soler (ESP)
8 23 May Lavarone to Pedavena 183 km (114 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Marcello Mugnaini (ITA)
9 24 May Feltre to Marina di Ravenna 260 km (162 mi) Plain stage  Pietro Zoppas (ITA)
10 25 May Marina di Ravenna to City of San Marino (San Marino) 135 km (84 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Rolf Maurer (SUI)
11 26 May Rimini to San Benedetto del Tronto 185 km (115 mi) Plain stage  Raffaele Marcoli (ITA)
12 27 May San Benedetto del Tronto to Roccaraso 257 km (160 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Walter Boucquet (BEL)
13 28 May Roccaraso to Caserta 188 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA)
14 29 May Caserta to Castel Gandolfo 210 km (130 mi) Plain stage  Vittorio Adorni (ITA)
15 30 May Rome to Montepulciano 214 km (133 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
16 31 May Montepulciano to Livorno 199 km (124 mi) Plain stage  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
17 1 June Livorno to Santa Margherita Ligure 210 km (130 mi) Plain stage  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
2 June Rest day
18 3 June Santa Margherita Ligure to Alessandria 205 km (127 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Bruno Mealli (ITA)
19 4 June Alessandria to Cuneo 205 km (127 mi) Plain stage  Cees Lute (NED)
20 5 June Cuneo to Pinerolo 254 km (158 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
21 6 June Turin to Biella 200 km (124 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gianni Motta (ITA)
22 7 June Biella to Milan 146 km (91 mi) Plain stage  Willi Altig (FRG)
Total 4,119 km (2,559 mi)

Classification leadership

One jersey was worn during the 1963 Giro d'Italia. The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider – wore a pink jersey. This classification is the most important of the race, and its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro.[8]

The mountains classification leader. The climbs were ranked in first and second categories. In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. There were two categories of mountains. The first category awarded 50, 30, and 20 points and the second distributed 30, 20, and 10 points.[9] Although no jersey was awarded, there was also one classification for the teams, in which the teams were awarded points for their rider's performance during the stages.[8]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
A pink jersey
Mountains classification Team classification
1 Vittorio Adorni Vittorio Adorni not awarded ?
2 Michele Dancelli Michele Dancelli
3 Franco Bitossi Enzo Moser Antonio Gomez del Moral Molteni
4 Vito Taccone Salvarani
5 Jacques Anquetil Jacques Anquetil
6 Mino Bariviera
7 Angelino Soler
8 Marcello Mugnaini
9 Pietro Zoppas Vito Taccone
10 Rolf Maurer
11 Raffaele Marcoli
12 Walter Boucquet Saint-Raphaël
13 Giorgio Zancanaro Carpano
14 Vittorio Adorni
15 Nino Defilippis
16 Franco Bitossi
17 Franco Bitossi
18 Bruno Mealli
19 Cees Lute Saint-Raphaël
20 Franco Bitossi Franco Bitossi
21 Gianni Motta
22 Willi Altig
Final Jacques Anquetil Franco Bitossi Saint-Raphaël

Final standings

  Pink jersey   Denotes the winner of the General classification

General classification

Final general classification (1–10)[3][10][11]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Jacques Anquetil (FRA) Pink jersey Saint-Raphaël 115h 10' 27"
2  Italo Zilioli (ITA) Carpano + 1' 22"
3  Guido De Rosso (ITA) Molteni + 1' 31"
4  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Salvarani + 2' 22"
5  Gianni Motta (ITA) Molteni + 2' 38"
6  Renzo Fontona (ITA) Ignis + 3' 30"
7  Marcello Mugnaini (ITA) Lygie + 5' 05"
8  Franco Balmamion (ITA) Cynar + 6' 00"
9  Rolf Maurer (SUI) Cynar + 7' 47"
10  Franco Bitossi (ITA) Springoil-Fuchs + 9' 20"

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[3][10][11]
Name Team Points
1  Franco Bitossi (ITA) Springoil-Fuchs 200
2  Antonio Gomez del Moral (ESP) Ignis 140
3  Franco Balmamion (ITA) Cynar 110
 Vito Taccone (ITA) Salvarani
5  Italo Zilioli (ITA) Carpano 70
6  Enzo Moser (ITA) Lygie 50
 Aldo Moser (ITA) Lygie
 Arnaldo Pambianco (ITA) Salvarani
9  Guido De Rosso (ITA) Molteni 40
10  Bruno Peretti (ITA) Legnano 30
 Roberto Poggiali (ITA) Ignis
 Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA) Carpano
 Nino Defilippis (ITA) Ibac
 Salvador Honrubia (ESP) Cite
 Michele Dancelli (ITA) Molteni
 Louis Rostollan (FRA) Saint-Raphaël
 Gianni Motta (ITA) Molteni

Traguardi tricolori classification[edit]

Final traguardi tricolori classification (1–10)[3][10][11]
Name Team Points
1  Raffaele Marcoli (ITA) Legnano 100
2  Silvano Ciampi (ITA) Springoil-Fuchs 50
3  Italo Zilioli (ITA) Carpano 40
 Willi Altig (FRG) Saint-Raphaël
5  Antonio Franchi (ITA) Salvarani 33
6  Luigi Mele (ITA) Gazzola 30
 Salvador Honrubia (ESP) Cite
8  Antonio Bailetti (ITA) Carpano 25
 Guy Ignolin (FRA) Saint-Raphaël
 Arnaldo Pambianco (ITA) Salvarani

Teams classification

Final team classification (1–10)[10]
Team Points
1 Saint-Raphaël 2945
2 Springoil-Fuchs 2620
3 Salvarani 2480
4 Carpano 2470
5 Molteni 2150
6 Cynar 2075
7 Lygie 1885
8 Ignis 1820
9 Flandria Romeo 1750
10 Ibac 1360



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