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1982 Giro d'Italia

65th edition: May 13 - June 6

Results, stages with running GC, photos, map, video and history

1981 Giro | 1983 Giro | Giro d'Italia Database | 1982 Giro Quick Facts | 1982 Giro d'Italia Final GC | Stage results with running GC | The Story of the 1982 Giro d'Italia | Video |

1982 Giro d'Italia map


1982 Giro Quick Facts:

4,010 km raced at an average speed of 36.45 km/hr

162 starters and 110 classified finishers

Bernard Hinault's major competition was Bianchi with Tommy prim and Silvano Contini. Hinault was fortunate in that Bianchi wouldn't give Swedish rider Prim 100% backing, hoping that Italian Contini would win. Regularly Hinault was isolated, without teammates but he was never seriously challenged. After winning the 1982 Giro Hinault went on to win the Tour de France, finally giving him the coveted Giro/Tour double.

 


1982 Giro d'Italia Complete Final General Classification:

  1. Bernard Hinault (Renault-Elf) 110hr 7min 55sec
  2. Tommy Prim (Bianchi) @ 2min 35sec
  3. Silvano Contini (Bianchi) @ 2min 47sec
  4. Lucien van Impe (Metauro Mobili) @ 4min 31sec
  5. Giambattista Baronchelli (Bianchi) @ 6min 9sec
  6. Giuseppe Saronni (Del Tongo) @ 10min 52sec
  7. Mario Beccia (Hoonved) @ 11min 6sec
  8. Francesco Moser (Famcucine) @ 11min 57sec
  9. Marco Groppo (Metauro Mobili) @ 14min 43sec
  10. Faustino Rupérez (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 14min 57sec
  11. Eddy Schepers (Gis Gelati) @ 22min 33sec
  12. Alfio Vandi (Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina) @ 31min 30sec
  13. Leonardo Natale (Del Tongo) @ 35min 22sec
  14. Godi Schmutz (Royal-Magniflex) @ 40min 19sec
  15. Laurent Fignon (Renault-Elf) @ 40min 59sec
  16. Amilcare Sgalbazzi (Inoxpran) @ 42min 32sec
  17. Czeslaw Lang (Gis Gelati) @ 43min 3sec
  18. Fabrizio Verza (Gis Gelati) @ 46min 35sec
  19. Eduardo Chozas (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 47min 3sec
  20. Wladimiro Panizza (Del Tongo) @ 48min 44sec
  21. Roberto Ceruti (Del Tongo) @ 51min 49sec
  22. Giovanni Testolin (Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina) @ 56min 2sec
  23. Palmiro Masciarelli (Famcucine) @ 1hr 0min 6sec
  24. Leonardo Mazzantini (Famcucine) @ 1hr 1min 14sec
  25. Franco Chioccioli (Sele Italia-Chinol) @ 1hr 3min 44sec
  26. Jean-François Rodriguez (Renault-Elf) @ 1hr 6min 30sec
  27. Erminio Rizzi (Termolan-Galli) @ 1hr 9min 5sec
  28. Ennio Vanotti (Bianchi) @ 1hr 12min 19sec
  29. Alessandro Pozzi (Bianchi) @ 1hr 14min 23sec
  30. Alvaro Pino (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 1hr 15min 54sec
  31. Claudio Torelli (Famcucine) @ 1hr 21min 42sec
  32. Jorgen Marcussen (Termolan-Galli) @ 1hr 22min 43sec
  33. Giuseppe Lanzoni (Atala) @ 1hr 24min 7sec
  34. Marc Madiot (Renault-Elf) @ 1hr 24min 33sec
  35. Orlando Maini (Termolan-Galli) @ 1hr 28min 12sec
  36. Bernard Gavillet (Royal-Magniflex) @ 1hr 29min 45sec
  37. Juan Fernandez (Kelme) @ 1hr 31min 45sec
  38. Moreno Argentin (Sammontana) @ 1hr 32min 42sec
  39. Alain Vigneron (Renault-Elf) @ 1hr 33min 18sec
  40. Davide Cassani (Termolan-Galli) @ 1hr 35min 11sec
  41. Lucien Didier (Renault-Elf) @ 1hr 36min 17sec
  42. Charly Bérard (Renault-Elf) @ 1hr 39min 32sec
  43. Michael Wilson (Alfa Lum) @ 1hr 42min 34sec
  44. Luciano Rabottini @ 1hr 43min 7sec
  45. Franco Conti (Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina) @ 1hr 44min 56sec
  46. Juan Pujol (Kelme) @ 1hr 45min 8sec
  47. George Mount (Sammontana) @ 1hr 47min 21sec
  48. Maurizio Piovani (Gis Gelati) @ 1hr 48min 14sec
  49. Sergio Parsani (Bianchi) @ 1hr 56min 0sec
  50. Jesus Rodriguez-Magro (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 1hr 56min 53sec
  51. Guido Van Calster (Del Tongo) @ 1hr 58min 40sec
  52. Bruno Leali (Inoxpran) @ 1hr 58min 46sec
  53. Giancarlo Casiraghi (Atala) @ 2hr 1min 51sec
  54. Gabriele Landoni (Del Tongo) @ 2hr 2min 35sec
  55. Patrick Bonnet (Renault-Elf) @ 2hr 5min 1sec
  56. Isidro Juarez del Moral (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 2hr 7min 48sec
  57. Aldo Donadello (Bianchi) @ 2hr 9min 56sec
  58. Per Bausager (Selle Italia-Chinol) @ 2hr 11min 28sec
  59. Giuseppe Montella (Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina) @ 2hr 12min 6sec
  60. Claudio Corti (Sammontana) @ 2hr 14min 42sec
  61. Daniel Gisiger (Hoonved) @ 2hr 18min 40sec
  62. Antonio Bevilacqua (Hoonved) @ 2hr 23min 6sec
  63. Tullio Bertacco (Sammontana) @ 2hr 28min 12sec
  64. Angel Camarillo (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 2hr 29min 47sec
  65. Simone Fraccaro (Gis Gelati) @ 2hr 30min 11sec
  66. Alf Sergersall (Bianchi) @ 2hr 30min 26sec
  67. Giuliano Biatta (Inoxpran) @ 2hr 32min 39sec
  68. Bert Pronk (Bibione-Stern TV) @ 2hr 33min 24sec
  69. Vittorio Setti (Selle Italia-Chinol) @ 2hr 34min 21sec
  70. Fiorenzo Favero (Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina) @ 2hr 42min 1sec
  71. Leonardo Bevilacqua (Gis Gelati) @ 2hr 44min 7sec
  72. Mauro Angelucci (Alfa Lum) @ 2hr 49min 49sec
  73. Ennio Salvador (Gis Gelati) @ 2hr 50min 27sec
  74. Marino Amadori (Famcucine) @ 2hr 52min 14sec
  75. Fridolin Keller (Royal-Magniflex) @ 2hr 53min 19sec
  76. Giovanni Renosto (Atala) @ 2hr 53min 46sec
  77. Giorgio Aiardi (Inoxpran) @ 2hr 55min 7sec
  78. Acacio Da Silva (Royal-Magniflex) @ 2hr 56min 11sec
  79. Giuseppe Faraca (Hoonved) @ 2hr 57min 47sec
  80. Corrado Donadio (Alfa Lum) @ 2hr 58min 0sec
  81. Guillermo De La Pena (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 3hr 1min 49sec
  82. Piero Onesti (Alfa Lum) @ 3hr 2min 25sec
  83. Hans D'Haese (Metauro Mobili) @ 3hr 2min 44sec
  84. Gianluigi Zuanel (Del Tongo) @ 3hr 3min 7sec
  85. Vittorio Algeri (Metauro Mobili) @ 3hr 3min 11sec
  86. Uwe Bolten (Bibione-Stern TV) @ 3hr 5min 28sec
  87. Roy Schuiten (Kelme) @ 3hr 6min 6sec
  88. Daniel Müller (Royal-Magiflex) @ 3hr 16min 6sec
  89. Nazzareno Berto (Metauro Mobili) @ 3hr 16min 33sec
  90. Anders Adamsson (Alfa Lum) @3hr 17min 59sec
  91. Erich Machler (Royal Magniflex) @ 3hr 18min 23sec
  92. Marc Goossens (Bibione-Stern TV) @ 3hr 23min 19sec
  93. Mario Noris (Atala) @ 3hr 23min 32sec
  94. Dante Morandi (Famcucine) @ 3hr 23min 36sec
  95. Walter Delle Case (Atala) @ 3hr 25min 55sec
  96. Vincenzo Cupperi (Alfa Lum) @ 3hr 28min 54sec
  97. Flavio Miozzo (Metauro Mobili) @ 3hr 30min 49sec
  98. Ercole Mealli (Selle Italia-Chinol) @ 3hr 33min 14sec
  99. Urs Freuler (Atala) @ 3hr 40min 15sec
  100. Noël Dejonckeere (Gis Gelati) @ 3hr 41min 21sec
  101. Giovanni Moro (Hoonved) @ 3hr 41min 28sec
  102. Rudi Weber (Royal-Magniflex) @ 3hr 42min 56sec
  103. Peter Kehl (Royal-Magniflex) @ 3hr 46min 52sec
  104. Jakob Bausager (Selle Italia-Chinol) @ 3hr 48min 31sec
  105. Silvestro Milani (Hoonved) @ 3hr 54min 50sec
  106. Mauro Franceschini (Metauro Mobili) @ 3hr 56min 45sec
  107. Daniele Caroli (Termolan-Galli) @ 3hr 59min 27sec
  108. Luigi Ferreri (Hoonved) @ 4hr 18min 26sec
  109. Stefan Schröepfer (Bibione-Stern TV) @ 4hr 50min 43sec
  110. Enea Montanari (Termolan-Galli) @ 5hr 18min 55sec

Points Competition:

  1. Francesco Moser (Famcucine): 247 points
  2. Giuseppe Saronni (Del Tongo): 207
  3. Bernard Hinault (Renault-Elf): 171
  4. Silvano Contini (Bianchi): 153
  5. Tommy Prim (Bianchi): 126

Climbers' Competition:

  1. Lucien van Impe (Metauro Mobili): 860 points
  2. Bernard Hinault (Renault-Elf): 380
  3. Silvano Contini (Bianchi): 290
  4. Giambattista Baronchelli (Bianchi): 260
  5. Faustino Rupérez (Geanz Cusin-Zor): 200

Young Rider:

  1. Marco Groppo (Metauro Mobili) 110hr 22min 38sec
  2. Laurent Fignon (Renault-Elf) @ 26min 16sec
  3. Czeslaw Lang (Gis Gelati) @ 28min 20sec
  4. Fabrizio Verza (Gis Gelati) @ 31min 52sec
  5. Giovanni Testolin (Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina) @ 49min 14sec

Team Classification:

  1. Bianchi
  2. Del Tongo @ 49min 43sec
  3. Famcucine @ 1hr 30min 3sec

1982 Giro stage results with running GC:

Thursday, May 13: Prologue 13 km Team time Trial, Milano

  1. Renault-Elf-Gitane 19min 9sec
  2. Famcucine-Campagnolo @ 2sec
  3. Hoonved-Bottecchia @ 17sec
  4. Inoxpran @ 23sec
  5. Atala-Campagnolo s.t.
  6. Sammontana-Benotto @ 25sec
  7. Gis Gelati-Olmo s.t.
  8. Bianchi-Piaggio s.t.
  9. Del Tongo-Colnago @ 30sec
  10. Royal-Magniflex @ 35sec
  11. Selle San Marco-Wilier Triestina @ 36sec
  12. Alfa Lum-Atlas Ceramiche @ 37sec
  13. Termolan isolanti-Galli @ 43sec
  14. Metauro Mobili-Pinarello s.t.
  15. Bibione-Stern TV @ 49sec
  16. Gemeaz Cusin-Zor @ 51sec
  17. Kelme-Merckx @ 1min 1sec
  18. Selle Italia-Chinol @ 1min 18sec

GC after Prologue:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 19min 9sec
  2. Lucien Didier s.t.
  3. Patrick Bonnet s.t.
  4. Marc Madiot s.t.
  5. Bernard Becaas s.t.
  6. Charles Bérard s.t.
  7. Laurent Fignon s.t.
  8. Jean-François Rodriguez s.t.
  9. Alain Vigneron s.t.
  10. Francesco Moser @ 2sec

Friday, May 14: Stage 1, Parma - Viareggio, 174 km

Major ascent: Bratello

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 4hr 12min 55sec
  2. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  3. Robert Dill-Bundi s.t.
  4. Guido Bontempi s.t.
  5. Claudio Girlanda s.t.
  6. Giovanni Montovani s.t.
  7. Noël De Jonckeere s.t.
  8. Cesare Cipollini s.t.
  9. Peter Kehl s.t.
  10. Davide Cassani s.t.

GC after Stage 1:

  1. Patrick Bonnet: 4hr 32min 4sec
  2. Marc Madiot s.t.
  3. Bernard Hinault s.t.
  4. Alain Vigneron s.t.
  5. Lucien Didier s.t.
  6. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  7. Charles Bérard s.t.
  8. Bernard Becaas s.t.
  9. Laurent Fignon s.t.
  10. Jean-François Rodriguez s.t.

Saturday, May 15: Stage 2, Viareggio - Cortona, 233 km

  1. Michael Wilson: 6hr 3min 19sec
  2. Laurent Fignon s.t.
  3. Alfio Vandi s.t.
  4. Tommy Prim @ 2sec
  5. Mario Beccia s.t.
  6. Giuseppe Saronni @ 6sec
  7. Francesco Moser s.t.
  8. Bernard Hinault @ 8sec
  9. Silvano Contini s.t.
  10. Vittorio Algeri s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

  1. Laurent Fignon: 10hr 35min 3sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 26sec
  3. Michael Wilson @ 27sec
  4. Bernard Hinault @ 28sec
  5. Francesco Moser s.t.
  6. Marc Madiot @ 31sec
  7. Piero Ghibaudo @ 33sec
  8. Valerio Lualdi s.t.
  9. Mario Beccia @ 39sec
  10. Tommy Prim @ 43sec

Sunday, May 16: Stage 3, Perugia - Assisi 37 km individual time trial (cronometro)

  1. Bernard Hinault: 47min 25sec
  2. Tommy Prim @ 11sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 39sec
  4. Silvano Contini @ 1min 7sec
  5. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 10sec
  6. Lucien van Impe @ 1min 45sec
  7. Mario Beccia @ 1min 54sec
  8. Michael Wilson @ 1min 57sec
  9. Robert Dill-Bundi @ 1min 58sec
  10. Czeslaw Lang @ 2min 7sec

GC after Stage 3:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 11hr 22min 56sec
  2. Tommy Prim @ 26sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 39sec
  4. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 8sec
  5. Silvano Contini @ 1min 33sec
  6. Michael Wilson @ 1min 56sec
  7. Laurent Fignon @ 1min 57sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 2min 5sec
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 31sec
  10. Czeslaw Lang @ 2min 36sec

Monday, May 17: Stage 4, Assisi - Roma, 169 km

  1. Urs Freuler: 4hr 18min 45sec
  2. Peter Kehl s.t.
  3. Nazzareno Berto s.t.
  4. Noël De Jonckeere s.t.
  5. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  6. Marc Goossens s.t.
  7. Francesco Moser s.t.
  8. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  9. Fiorenzo Favero s.t.
  10. Alfredo Chinetti s.t.

GC after stage 4:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 15hr 41min 41sec
  2. Tommy Prim @ 26sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 39sec
  4. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 8sec
  5. Silvano Contini @ 1min 33sec
  6. Michael Wilson @ 1min 56sec
  7. Laurent Fignon @ 1min 57sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 2min 5sec
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 31sec
  10. Czeslaw Lang @ 2min 36sec

Tuesday, May 18: Stage 5, Roma - Caserta, 213 km

  1. Urs Freuler: 5hr 32min 11sec
  2. Giovanni Mantovani s.t.
  3. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  4. Francesco Moser s.t.
  5. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  6. Peter Kehl s.t.
  7. Marc Goosens s.t.
  8. Cesare Cipollini s.t.
  9. Nazzareno Berto s.t.
  10. Giuseppe Martinelli s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 21hr 14min 52sec
  2. Tommy Prim @ 26sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 34sec
  4. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 8sec
  5. Silvano Contini @ 1min 33sec
  6. Michael Wilson @ 1min 56sec
  7. Laurent Fignon @ 1min 57sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 2min 5sec
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 31sec
  10. Czeslaw Lang @ 2mnin 36sec

Wednesday, May 19: Stage 6, Caserta - Castelmmare di Stabia, 130 km

Major ascents: Chiunzi, Agerola

  1. Silvano Contini: 3hr 17min 28sec
  2. Fabrizio Verza @ 12sec
  3. Giuseppe Saronni @ 50sec
  4. Francesco Moser s.t.
  5. Alfredo Chinetti s.t.
  6. Leonardo Mazzantini s.t.
  7. Laurent Fignon s.t.
  8. Alessandro Paganessi s.t.
  9. Bernard Hinault s.t.
  10. Godi Schmutz s.t.

GC after Stage 6:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 24hr 33min 10sec
  2. Silvano Contini @ 13sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 26sec
  4. Francesco Moser @ 29saec
  5. Giuseppe Saronni @ 53sec
  6. Fabrizio Verza @ 1min 45sec
  7. Laurent Fignon @ 1min 57sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 2min 5sec
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 31sec
  10. Czeslaw Lang @ 2min 36sec

Thursday, May 20: Stage 7, Castellammare di Stabia - Diamante, 226 km

  1. Francesco Moser: 6hr 14min 8sec
  2. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  3. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  4. Noël De Jonckeere s.t.
  5. Giovanni Mantovani s.t.
  6. Peter Kehl s.t.
  7. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  8. Marc Goosens s.t.
  9. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  10. Franco Chioccioli s.t.

GC after Stage 7:

  1. Francesco Moser: 30hr 47min 18sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 1sec
  3. Silvano Contini @ 14sec
  4. Tommy Prim @ 27sec
  5. Giuseppe Saronni @ 49sec
  6. Fabrizio Verza @ 1min 46sec
  7. Laurent Fignon @ 1min 58sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 2min 6sec
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 32sec
  10. Czeslaw Lang @ 2min 37sec

Friday, May 21: Rest Day (giorno di riposo)

Saturday, May 22: Stage 8, Taormina - Agrigento, 248 km

Major ascent: Enna

  1. Moreno Argentin: 7hr 10min 13sec
  2. Giambattista Baronchelli s.t.
  3. Juan Fernandez s.t.
  4. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  5. Francesco Moser s.t.
  6. Laurent Fignon s.t.
  7. Mario Beccia s.t.
  8. Lucien van Impe s.t.
  9. Silvano Contini s.t.
  10. Giuseppe Petito s.t.

GC after Stage 8:

  1. Francesco Moser: 37hr 57min 31sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 1sec
  3. Silvano Contini @ 14sec
  4. Tommy Prim @ 27sec
  5. Giuseppe Saronni @ 44sec
  6. Fabrizio Verza @ 1min 46sec
  7. Laurent Fignon @ 1min 58sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 2min 6sec
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 32sec
  10. Czeslaw Lang @ 2min 37sec

Sunday, May 23: Stage 9, Agrigento - Palermo, 151 km

Major ascent: Pellegrino

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 3hr 34min 27sec
  2. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  3. Francesco Moser s.t.
  4. Bernard Hinault s.t.
  5. Michael Wilson s.t.
  6. Piero Ghibaudo s.t.
  7. Salvatore Maccali s.t.
  8. Bernard Gavillet s.t.
  9. Giuseppe Martinelli s.t.
  10. Eddy Schepers s.t.

GC after Stage 9:

  1. Francesco Moser: 41hr 31min 48sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 6sec
  3. Giuseppe Saronni @ 24sec
  4. Silvano Contini @ 24sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 37sec
  6. Fabrizio Verza @ 1min 56sec
  7. Laurent Fignon @ 2min 8sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 2min 16sec
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 42sec
  10. Czeslaw Lang @ 2min 47sec

Monday, May 24: Stage 10, Cefalù - Messina, 197 km

  1. Urs Freuler: 5hr 30min 10sec
  2. Guido Bontempi s.t.
  3. Framcesco Moser s.t.
  4. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  5. Noël De Jonckeere s.t.
  6. Giuseppe Martinelli s.t.
  7. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  8. Pierangelo Boncoletto s.t.
  9. Nazzareno Berto s.t.
  10. Luigi Ferreri s.t.

GC after Stage 10:

  1. Francesco Moser: 47hr 1min 48sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 16sec
  3. Giuseppe Saronni, Silvano Contini @ 34sec
  4. Tommy Prim @ 47sec
  5. Fabrizio Verza @ 2min 6sec
  6. Laurent Fignon @ 2min 18sec
  7. Mario Beccia @ 2min 26sec
  8. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 52sec
  9. Czeslaw Lang @ 2min 57sec

Tuesday, May 25: Stage 11, Palmi - Camigliatello Silano, 229 km

Major ascents: Villagio Mancuso, Silvana Mansio

  1. Bernard Becaas: 6hr 15min 46sec
  2. Giovanni Renosto @ 3sec
  3. Davide Cassani @ 9sec
  4. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 26sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 1min 28sec
  6. Juan Fernandez s.t.
  7. Lucien van Impe s.t.
  8. Alessandro Paganessi s.t.
  9. Francesco Moser s.t.
  10. Franco Conti s.t.

GC after Stage 11:

  1. Francesco Moser: 53hr 19min 2sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 16sec
  3. Giuseppe Saronni @ 27sec
  4. Silvano Contini @ 34sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 47sec
  6. Fabrizio Verza @ 2min 6sec
  7. Mario Beccia @ 2min 26sec
  8. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 52sec
  9. Alessandro Paganessi @ 2min 59sec
  10. Czeslaw Lang @ 3min 12sec

Wednesday, May 26: Rest Day (giorno di riposo)

Thursday, May 27: Stage 12, Cava dei Tirreni - Campitello Matese, 171 km

Major ascents: Monteforme Irpino, Campitello Matese

  1. Bernard Hinault: 4hr 48min 1sec
  2. Mario Beccia @ 1sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 21sec
  4. Alfio Vandi s.t.
  5. Marco Groppo @ 47sec
  6. Faustino Rupérez @ 55sec
  7. Giambattista Bronchelli s.t.
  8. Lucien van Impe @ 1min 17sec
  9. Silvano Contini st.
  10. Fabrizio Verza @ 1min 54sec

GC after Stage 12:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 58hr 6min 49sec
  2. Tommy Prim @ 1min 12sec
  3. Silvano Contini @ 2min 5sec
  4. Mario beccia @ 2min 21sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 2min 29sec
  6. Giuseppe Saronni @ 2min 56sec
  7. Fabrizio Verza @ 4min 14sec
  8. Lucien van Impe @ 4min 23sec
  9. Alfio Vandi @ 4min 49sec
  10. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 5min 26sec

Friday, May 28: Stage 13, Campitello Matese - Pescara

Major ascents: Macerone, Rionero Sannitico, Roccaraso

  1. Silvano Contini: 4hr 50min 13sec
  2. Vicente Belda s.t.
  3. Marco Groppo s.t.
  4. Palmiro Masciarelli @ 53sec
  5. Riccardo Magrini @ 1min 0sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 1min 4sec
  7. Luciano Rabottini s.t.
  8. Sergio Santimaria s.t.
  9. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  10. Bruno Wolfer s.t.

GC after Stage 13:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 62hr 58min 6sec
  2. Silvano Contini @ 31sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 1min 12sec
  4. Mario Beccia @ 2min 21sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 2min 29sec
  6. Giuseppe Saronni @ 2min 56sec
  7. Fabrizio Verza @ 4min 14sec
  8. Lucien van Impe @ 4min 23sec
  9. Alfio Vandi @ 4min 49sec
  10. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 5min 26sec

Saturday, May 29: Stage 14, Pescara - Urbino, 248 km

  1. Guido Bontempi: 7hr 15min 50sec
  2. Claudio Torelli s.t.
  3. Pierangelo Bincoletto s.t.
  4. Daniele Caroli s.t.
  5. Emanuele Bombini s.t.
  6. Guido Van Calster s.t.
  7. Fiorenzo Favero s.t.
  8. Palmiro Masciarelli s.t.
  9. Walter Delle Case s.t.
  10. Roberto Ceruti @ 5sec

GC after Stage 14:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 70hr 14min 56sec
  2. Silvano Contini @ 31sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 1min 12sec
  4. Mario Beccia @ 2min 21sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 2min 29sec
  6. Giuseppe Saronni @ 2min 56sec
  7. Fabrizio Verza @ 4min 14sec
  8. Lucien van Impe @ 4min 23sec
  9. Alfio Vandi @ 4min 49sec
  10. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 5min 26sec

Sunday, May 30: Stage 15, Urbino - Lido della Nazioni, 190 km

  1. Silvestro Milani: 5hr 14min 58sec
  2. Urs Freuler s.t.
  3. Daniele Caroli s.t.
  4. Anders Adamsson s.t.
  5. Francesco Moser s.t.
  6. Marc Goosens s.t.
  7. Sergio Santimaria s.t.
  8. Dietrich Thurau s.t.
  9. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  10. Guido Van Calster s.t.

GC after Stage 15:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 75hr 29min 54sec
  2. Silvano Contini @ 31sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 1min 12sec
  4. Mario Beccia @ 2min 21sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 2min 29sec
  6. Giuseppe Saronni @ 2min 56sec
  7. Lucien van Impe @ 4min 23sec
  8. Fabrizio Verza @ 4min 48sec
  9. Alfio Vandi @ 4min 49sec
  10. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 5min 26sec

Monday, May 31: Stage 16, Comacchio - San Martino di Castrozza, 243 km

Major ascents: Monte Grappa, San Martino di Castrozza

  1. Vincente Belda: 7hr 19min 46sec
  2. Mario Beccia @ 3sec
  3. Faustino Ruperez @ 5sec
  4. Francesco Moser @ 16sec
  5. Silvano Contini @ 19min
  6. Marco Groppo s.t.
  7. Bernard Hinault @ 24sec
  8. Giambattista Baronchelli s.t.
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 44sec
  10. Amilcare Sgalbazzi @ 2min 19sec

GC after stage 16:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 82hr 50min 4sec
  2. Silvano Contini @ 26sec
  3. Mario Beccia 2 1min 40sec
  4. Francesco Moser @ 2min 16sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 3min 9sec
  6. Lucien van Impe @ 4min 43sec
  7. Giuseppe Saronni @ 5min 15sec
  8. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 5min 26sec
  9. Vicente Belda @ 6min 40sec
  10. Fabrizio Verza @ 6min 58sec

Tuesday, June 1: Stage 17, Fiero di Primiero - Boario Terme, 235 km

Major ascent: Croce Domini

  1. Silvano Contini: 7hr 31min 14sec
  2. Lucien van Impe s.t.
  3. Tommy Prim @ 3sec
  4. Giambattista Baronchelli s.t.
  5. Marco Groppo @ 1min 39sec
  6. Vicente Belda @ 2min 9sec
  7. Bernard Hinault @ 2min 10sec
  8. Giuseppe Saronni @ 3min 41sec
  9. Alfio Vandi s.t.
  10. Amilcare Sgalbazzi s.t.

GC after Stage 17:

  1. Silvano Contini: 90hr 21min 14sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 2min 14sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 3min 6sec
  4. Lucien van Impe @ 4min 37sec
  5. Giambattisa Baronchelli @ 5min 28sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 7min 45sec
  7. Vicente Belda @ 8min 53sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 8min 54sec
  9. Giuseppe Saronni @ 9min 0sec
  10. Marco Groppo @ 11min 35sec

Wednesday, June 2: Stage 18, Piamborno - Monte Campione, 85 km

Major ascent: Monte Campione

  1. Bernard Hinault: 2hr 26min 1sec
  2. Lucien van Impe @ 14sec
  3. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 15sec
  4. Michael Wilson @ 16sec
  5. Marco Groppo @ 26sec
  6. Tommy Prim @ 31sec
  7. Faustino Rupérez @ 1min 5sec
  8. Francesco Moser @ 1min 32sec
  9. Moreno Argentin @ 1min 41sec
  10. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 44sec

GC after Stage 18:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 92hr 48min 59sec
  2. Silvano Contini @ 1min 41sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 1min 53sec
  4. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 47sec
  5. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 3min 49sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 7min 53sec
  7. Giuseppe Saronni @ 9min 0sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 9min 5sec
  9. Vicente Belda @ 9min 49sec
  10. Marco Groppo @ 10min 17sec

Thursday, June 3: Stage 19, Boario Terme - Vigevano, 162 km

  1. Robert Dill-Bundi: 4hr 16min 58sec
  2. Guido Van Calster s.t.
  3. Francesco Moser s.t.
  4. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  5. Daniele Caroli s.t.
  6. Noël de Jonckeere s.t.
  7. Emanuele Bombini s.t.
  8. Ennio Salvador s.t.
  9. Urs Freuler s.t.
  10. Paolo Rosola s.t.

GC after Stage 19:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 97hr 5min 57sec
  2. Silvano Contini @ 1min 41sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 1min 53sec
  4. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 47sec
  5. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 3mn 49sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 7min 43sec
  7. Giuseppe Saronni @ 9min 0sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 9min 5sec
  9. Vicente Belda @ 9min 49sec
  10. Marco Groppo @ 10min 17sec

Friday, June 4: Stage 20, Vigevano - Cuneo, 177 km

  1. Francesco Moser: 4hr 35min 6sec
  2. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  3. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  4. Noël de Jonckeere s.t.
  5. Fiorenzo Favero s.t.
  6. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  7. Marc Goosens s.t.
  8. Daniele Caroli s.t.
  9. Anders Adamsson s.t.
  10. Laurent Fignon s.t.

GC after Stage 20:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 101hr 41min 12sec
  2. Silvano Contini @ 1min 41sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 1min 53sec
  4. Lucien van Impe @ 2min 47sec
  5. Giambattista Barinchelli @ 4min 7sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 7min 4sec
  7. Giuseppe Saronni @ 8min 41sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 9min 23sec
  9. Vicente Belda @ 10min 9sec
  10. Marco Groppo @ 10min 35sec

Saturday, June 5: Stage 21, Cuneo - Pinerolo, 254 km

Major ascents: Maddelena, Vars, Izoard, Montgenèvre, Sestriere

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 7hr 35min 49sec
  2. Bernard Hinault s.t.
  3. Tommy Prim s.t.
  4. Silvano Contini s.t.
  5. Leonardo Natale s.t.
  6. Faustino Rupérez s.t.
  7. Giambattista Baronchelli s.t.
  8. Marco Groppo s.t.
  9. Mario Beccia s.t.
  10. Lucien van Impe s.t.
  11. Roberto Ceruti s.t.
  12. Francesco Moser @ 4min 23sec

GC after Stage 21:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 109hr 16min 41sec
  2. Silvano Contini @ 1min 56sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 2min 3sec
  4. Lucien van Impe @ 3min 7sec
  5. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 22sec
  6. Giuseppe Saronni @ 8min 31sec
  7. Mario Beccia @ 9min 43sec
  8. Marco Groppo @ 10min 55sec
  9. Francesco Moser @ 11min 47sec
  10. Fuastino Rupérez @ 12min 25sec

Sunday, June 6: 22nd and Final Stage, Pinerolo - Torino 42 km individual time trial (cronometro)

  1. Bernard Hinault: 51min 14sec
  2. Francesco moser @ 10sec
  3. Urs Freuler @ 14sec
  4. Tommy prim @ 32sec
  5. Czeslaw Lang @ 33sec
  6. Silvano Contini @ 51sec
  7. Claudio Torelli @ 1min 7sec
  8. Mario Beccia @ 1min 23sec
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 1min 24sec
  10. Daniele Caroli @ 1min 27sec

1982 Giro d'Italia complete final General Classification


The Story of the 1982 Giro d'Italia

This excerpt is from "The Story of the Giro d'Italia", Volume 2. If you enjoy it we hope you will consider purchasing the book, either print or electronic. The Amazon link here will make either purchase easy.

For years the Tour de France had been staving off financial ruin by accumulating myriad sponsors of various inconsequential awards, such as “friendliest rider”, but at the time, the Tour was swimming in money compared to the Giro. The Giro’s owner, RCS, was broke and would eventually undergo and emerge from bankruptcy. It had no money to give to Torriani. In a gamble reminiscent of the Giro’s origins, at the last minute Torriani and his new right-hand man Carmine Castellano cobbled together the finances to run the 1982 Giro. It was a close-run thing, Torriani having to put up a personal financial guarantee before the Giro could go forward. They found the money to put on the Giro by first getting RAI to televise the race and then securing Coca-Cola, which was just introducing “Sprite” into Italy, as a major sponsor. The race was saved.

Many of the same faces from the 1981 Giro were on the starting line to begin the 16-kilometer prologue team time trial in Milan: Baronchelli, Contini, Prim (all three on the Bianchi team), Saronni, Moser and Visentini. The 500-pound gorilla in the room was the returning Bernard Hinault. He had attempted the Giro/Tour double in 1980 and after a smashing Giro victory, his knee failed under the added strain of the Tour. He didn’t have a stunning spring, but with assaults planned on both the Giro and the Tour, I’m sure he didn’t want his form to peak too soon.

The 22-stage, 4,010-kilometer Giro route looked to visit as much of Italy as possible. After the prologue in Milan, the route went south on the Tyrrhenian side of the Apennines all the way to the toe of the boot and then over to Sicily. Then the race headed north to the Dolomites and west to the Alps. The final stage was a 42.5-kilometer individual time trial in Turin.

On paper Hinault’s Renault team looked to be one of the weaker squads, but a team time trial is as much an exercise in precision and teamwork as it is of power. Renault won the opener, giving Hinault the first Pink Jersey, Moser’s Famcucine team being two seconds slower. The teams of Prim, Contini, Baronchelli and Saronni all finished about a half-minute back.

Each day over the next three stages the Pink Jersey changed hands, but always within the Renault team. Stage one gave it to Renault gregario Patrick Bonnet. The next day, Laurent Fignon became the leader after a second place to Michael Wilson, who became the first Australian to win a Giro stage.

Stage three was a 37-kilometer individual time trial going from Perugia up to Assisi via a short, moderate climb. Hinault won the stage with Prim second at 11 seconds, retaking the maglia rosa and keeping it until Moser won the seventh stage into Diamante on the boot’s instep. With a rest day and a transfer to Sicily, the General Classification stood thus:
1. Francesco Moser
2. Bernard Hinault @ 1 second
3. Silvano Contini @ 14 seconds
4. Tommy Prim @ 27 seconds
5. Giuseppe Saronni @ 49 seconds

The three Sicilian stages had some brilliant sprinting at the stage ends, but nothing happened to affect the overall standings.

If the organizers thought that the race might get hot after transferring to the mainland, where the riders had to cross the Sila mountains (part of the southern Apennines), they were wrong. A small break of non-contenders stayed away and the first chase group’s pace up to Camigliatello Silano wasn’t fast enough to drop Moser, so he retained his lead over the second rest day. From here, there would be eleven straight days of racing.

Stage twelve raced through the Molise region to its finish at Campitello Matese, a village high enough to have a ski lift. On the final climb Tommy Prim went too fast for almost the entire peloton. Hinault stayed with him and then lifted the speed still higher. Near the top, Mario Beccia attacked and Hinault decided to come along for the ride. They traded pace until they were close to the finish where Hinault dropped Beccia to claim the stage win, the 30-second time bonus and the maglia rosa.

The next day’s racing through the hilly Abruzzo region showed again what a skilled tactician Renault had in Cyrille Guimard. On the day’s major climb, Contini escaped with three other riders. Hinault chose not to go with the move, fearing being isolated and getting worn down by the others in the break. So he let them go and waited for help.

When the last climb had been negotiated, Hinault and his team set about using the remaining 50 kilometers to reel in the Contini quartet, now three minutes up the road. During the infernal pursuit the gap was reduced to 64 seconds, letting Hinault keep his lead. Contini had done himself a lot of good, he was now only 31 seconds behind. Moreover, Hinault’s Renault team was showing some wear and tear with the Dolomites and Alps still to come. But, through intelligent patience and clever use of a weak team, Hinault’s leading position had been preserved.

Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault in pink

Stage sixteen ended with a hilltop finish at San Martino di Castrozza after 243 kilometers that also took in an ascent of Monte Grappa. Hinault, feeling that Contini was fragile and could be dealt with in the Alps, worried instead about the man he thought the real danger, Prim.

The descent of Monte Grappa was a disaster for many of the riders, an 8-kilometer section having lost its asphalt in the winter storms. Several riders flatted, including Prim and Hinault’s lieutenant Laurent Fignon, delaying both riders badly. Hinault tried to wait for Fignon, but when the ascent to San Martino arrived, he had to go with the leaders and without a teammate. Hinault wasn’t concerned with winning the stage and unworried that Contini was glued to his wheel. He wanted above all, to put time between himself and Prim. At the stage’s end he had put the Swede another two minutes back.

The General Classification stood thus:
1. Bernard Hinault
2. Silvano Contini @ 26 seconds
3. Mario Beccia @ 1 minute 40 seconds
4. Francesco Moser @ 2 minutes 16 seconds
5. Tommy Prim @ 3 minutes 9 seconds

In stage seventeen it again came down to the final climb, the Passo Croce Domini. Baronchelli leaped away. Then, seeing that Hinault appeared to be a bit over-geared for the climb, Prim escaped, quickly followed by his teammate Contini as well as Metauro Mobili riders Marco Groppo and Lucien van Impe.
Hinault had two Spanish riders with him who refused to help, while the break made up of five strong riders (three Bianchi and two Metauro Mobili riders) formed a smooth-working machine that rode powerfully into the headwind they encountered after the descent. They extended their lead over the chasing Hinault group to more than two minutes. Contini won the stage and was now the Pink Jersey, leading Hinault by 2 minutes 14 seconds.

Stage eighteen was only 85 kilometers long, with a hilltop finish on Montecampione. As the climb started, Hinault went to the front and just went fast. He liked to ascend mountains at a steady speed without unsettling changes in pace and as he put the screws to the field, Contini came off. Prim, in an act of misguided team spirit, went back for him. Contini immediately sent him back up the road to make sure Bianchi wouldn’t lose everything on a day when Hinault was throwing high heat. Hinault finished at the top of Montecampione alone with Contini 3 minutes 25 seconds back. Hinault was again the Giro’s leader.

After stage eighteen the General Classification stood thus:
1. Bernard Hinault
2. Silvano Contini @ 1 minute 41seconds
3. Tommy Prim @ 1 minute 53 seconds
4. Lucien van Impe @ 2 minutes 47 seconds
5. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 3 minutes 49 seconds

The final mountain showdown was run on as dramatic a course as could be imagined. Stage twenty-one was 254 kilometers going from Cuneo, south of Turin, over five major Alpine mountains: the Maddalena, Vars, Izoard, Montgenèvre and Sestriere, ending in Pinerolo. This was the same route used in stage seventeen of the historic 1949 Giro where Fausto Coppi had displayed extraordinary superiority, beating Gino Bartali by 12 minutes and third-place Alfredo Martini by almost 20 minutes. Hinault said he had no intention of trying to equal Coppi’s wonderful solo ride into history. He only wanted to make sure Prim didn’t win the Giro.

The first three climbs weren’t ridden aggressively, but they took their toll, only thirteen riders remaining together in Briançon for the start of the Montgenèvre. Bianchi had all three of its top guns, Prim, Contini and Baronchelli there while Hinault was completely isolated. With all of those fine cards in their hand, Bianchi did nothing. The front group went over the final two climbs almost intact, at no point was Hinault put under pressure. Saronni won the sprint, Hinault was second followed by Prim and Contini. Giancarlo Ferretti, the director of the Bianchi team is nicknamed Il Volpone (“the Fox”) for his tactical astuteness. I wonder why.

Giuseppe Saronni wins in Pinerolo

Giuseppe Saronni wins in Pinerolo

The General Classification with the climbing completed but before the final 42.5-kilometer time trial stage in Turin:
1. Bernard Hinault
2. Silvano Contini @ 1 minute 56 seconds
3. Tommy Prim @ 2 minutes 3 seconds
4. Lucien van Impe @ 3 minutes 7 seconds
5. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4 minutes 22 seconds

Hinault delivered a fabulous time trial, the second fastest in Giro history so far, giving him two Giri. That summer he also won the Tour de France, at last getting his double and joining Coppi, Anquetil and Merckx.

It looked as if Ferretti had made the same mistake in 1982 that he made in 1981. By not putting his powerful team solidly behind Prim, he had squandered two opportunities to win the Giro. Over and over again Hinault was alone, without teammates, and vulnerable to attack. But Ferretti, like the Giro itself so often, wanted an Italian to win the Italian race.

The first three Pink Jerseys

1982's first three Pink Jerseys: Laurent Fignon, Bernard Hinault and Charles Bonnet

Final 1982 Giro d’Italia General Classification:
1. Bernard Hinault (Renault) 110 hours 7 minutes 55 seconds
2. Tommy Prim (Bianchi-Piaggio) @ 2 minutes 35 seconds
3. Silvano Contini (Bianchi-Piaggio) @ 2 minutes 47 seconds
4. Lucien van Impe (Metauro Mobili-Pinarello) @ 4 minutes 31 seconds
5. Giambattista Baronchelli (Bianchi-Piaggio) @ 6 minutes 9 seconds

Climbers’ Competition:
1. Lucien van Impe (Metauro Mobili-Pinarello): 860 points
2. Bernard Hinault (Renault): 380
3. Silvano Contini (Bianchi-Piaggio): 290

Points Competition:
1. Francesco Moser (Famcucine): 247 points
2. Giuseppe Saronni (Del Tongo): 207
3. Bernard Hinault (Renault): 171


Italian video of Stage 18 to Monte Campione