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1985 Giro d'Italia

68th edition: May 16 - June 9

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

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1985 giro d'Italia map


1985 Giro Quick Facts:

3,998 km raced at an average speed of 37.89 km/hr

180 starters and 135 classified finishers

After almost two weeks of racing, Bernard Hinault was in second place and had ridden into terrific form. He took the lead in the stage twelve time trial and despite the efforts of the Giro organization to help Francesco Moser by reducing the severity of the climbing at the last minute, Hinault was not to be denied his third Giro victory. Greg LeMond signalled his class with third place.


1985 Giro d'Italia Complete Final General Classification:

  1. Bernard Hinault (La Vie Claire): 102hr 46mkin 51sec
  2. Francesco Moser (Gis Gelati) @ 1min 8sec
  3. Greg LeMond (La Vie Claire) @ 2min 55sec
  4. Tommy Prim (Sammontana) @ 4min 53sec
  5. Marino Lejarreta (Alpilatte-Olmo-Cierre) @ 6min 30sec
  6. Giambattista Baronchelli (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 6min 32sec
  7. Silvano Contini (Ariosatea) @ 7min 22sec
  8. Michael Wilson (Alpilatte-Olmo-Cierre) @ 7min 38sec
  9. Franco Chioccioli (Maggi Molbili) @ 8min 33sec
  10. Alberto Volpi (Sammontana) @ 10min 31sec
  11. Emanuele Bombini (Del Tongo) @ 10min 35sec
  12. Mario Beccia (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 11min 53sec
  13. Lucien van Impe (Santini-Krups-Conti-Galli) @ 12min 50sec
  14. Marco Giovannetti (Ariostea) @ 14min 30sec
  15. Giuseppe Saronni (Del Tongo) @ 16min 48sec
  16. Marino Amadori (Apilatte-Olmo-Cierre) @ 17min 0sec
  17. Ennio Salvador (Ariostea) @ 17min 46sec
  18. Gerhard Zadrobilek (Atala) @ 19min 25sec
  19. José-Luis Navarro (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 20min 50sec
  20. Andrew Hampsten (7-Eleven) @ 21min 23sec
  21. Roberto Ceruti (Del Tongo) @ 22min 35sec
  22. Johan Van der Velde (Vini Ricordi-Pinarello) @ 24min 6sec
  23. Erich Maechler (Carrera-Inoxpran) @ 24min 10sec
  24. Luca Rota (Murella-Rossin) @ 26min 18sec
  25. Angel Camarillo (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 26min 58sec
  26. Luciano Loro (Del Tongo) @ 27min 8sec
  27. Alessandro Pozzi (Ariostea) @ 34min 1sec
  28. Wladimiro Panizza (Ariostea) @ 34min 54sec
  29. Christian Jourdan (La Vie Claire) @ 35min 4sec
  30. Palmiro Masciarelli (Gis Gelati) @ 36min 40sec
  31. Marco Vitali (Del Tongo) @ 38min 57sec
  32. Ennio Vanotti (Ariostea) @ 39min 10sec
  33. Acacio Da Silva (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 40min 47sec
  34. Dominique Arnaud (La Vie Claire) @ 41min 15sec
  35. Jonathan Boyer (7-Eleven) @ 42min 29sec
  36. Ezio Moroni (Atala) @ 43min 14sec
  37. Fabrizio Vanucci (Maggi Mobili) @ 44min 20sec
  38. Enrico Pochini (Dromedario) @ 53min 38sec
  39. Claudio Savini (Vini Ricordi) @ 54min 29sec
  40. Jens Veggerby (Maggi Mobili) @ 55min 2sec
  41. Salvatore Maccali (Apilatte-Olmo-Cierre) @ 57min 16sec
  42. Rafael Acevedo (Varta-Cafe de Colombia) @ 57min 54sec
  43. Bernard Vallet (La Vie Claire) @ 58min 17sec
  44. Stefan Mutter (Carrera-Inoxpran) @ 1hr 2min 7sec
  45. Reynal Montoya (Varta-Cafe de Colombia) @ 1hr 3min 5sec
  46. Jacques Decrion (Skil-KAS) @ 1hr 3min 42sec
  47. Elio Festa (Santini-Krups-Conti-Galli) @ 1hr 4min 28sec
  48. Pierino Gavazzi (Atala) @ 1hr 5min 0sec
  49. Godi Schmutz (Dromedario) @ 1hr 8min 31sec
  50. Urs Zimmermann (Carrera-Inoxpran) @ 1hr 9min 20sec
  51. Steen-Michael Petersen (Maggi Mobili) @ 1hr 9min 59sec
  52. Silvano Riccò (Dromedario) @ 1hr 10min 10sec
  53. Guido Van Calster (Ariostea) @ 1hr 10min 29sec
  54. Davide Cassani (Santini-Krups-Conti-Galli) @ 1hr 12min 16sec
  55. Alfredo Chinetti (Super Mercati Brianzoli) @ 1hr 13min 58sec
  56. Armando Aristizabel (Varta-Cafe de Colombia) @ 1hr 14min 36sec
  57. Czeslaw Lang (Carrera-Inoxpran) @ 1hr 14min 46sec
  58. Rudy Pevenage (Del Tongo) @ 1hr 15min 11sec
  59. Mike Gutmann (Magniflex-Cilo-Aufina) @ 1hr 15min 59sec
  60. Ron Kiefel (7-Eleven) @ 1hr 18min 32sec
  61. Luciano Rabottini (Vini Ricordi) @ 1hr 18min 55sec
  62. Abelardo Rios (Varta-Cafe de Colombia) @ 1hr 19min 2sec
  63. Stefano Giuliani (Gis Gelati) @ 1hr 20min 38sec
  64. Claudio Chiappucci (Carrera-Inoxpran) @ 1hr 20min 42sec
  65. Maurizio Piovani (Del Tongo) @ 1hr 21min 0sec
  66. Daniel Gisiger (Atala) @ 1hr 21min 52sec
  67. Nestor Mora (Varta-Cafe de Colombia) @ 1hr 22min 54sec
  68. Piero Ghibaudo (Gis Gelati) @ 1hr 24min 33sec
  69. Romano Randi (Apilatte-Olmo-Cierre) @ 1hr 27min 45sec
  70. Heinz Imboden (Magniflex-Cilo-Aufina) @ 1hr 28min 8sec
  71. Giuseppe Petito (Ariostea) @ 1hr 30min 53sec
  72. Antonio Lodono (Varta-Cafe de Colombia) @ 1hr 33min 30sec
  73. Daniel Wyder (Magniflex-Cilo-Aufina) @ 1hr 34min 6sec
  74. Orlando Maini (Apilatte-Olmo-Cierre) @ 1hr 36min 47sec
  75. Gianni Zola (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 1hr 39min 45sec
  76. Marc Gomez (La Vie Claire) @ 1hr 41min 40sec
  77. Antonio Ferretti (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 1hr 42min 12sec
  78. Bob Roll (7-Eleven) @ 1hr 42min 41sec
  79. Roberto Pagnin (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 1hr 43min 30sec
  80. Bruno Leali (Carrera-Inoxpran) @ 1hr 47min 4sec
  81. Antonio Bevilacqua (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 1hr 48min 10sec
  82. Jacques Van Meer (Skil-KAS) @ 1hr 48min 43sec
  83. René Bittinger (Skil-KAS) @ 1hr 49min 56sec
  84. Walter Magnago (Gis Gelati) @ 1hr 54min 11sec
  85. Benno Wiss (La Vie Claire) @ 1hr 59min 40sec
  86. Philippe Poissonnier (Skil-KAS) @ 2hr 1min 47sec
  87. Daniele Ferrari (Dromedario) @ 2hr 2min 49sec
  88. Cesare Cipollini (Maggi Mobili) @ 2hr 9min 12sec
  89. Fabio Patuelli (Maggi Mobili) @ 2hr 7min 1sec
  90. Benedetto Patellaro (Maggi Mobili) @ 2hr 8min 11sec
  91. Domenico Cavallo (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 2hr 8min 55sec
  92. Frits Pirard (Skil-KAS) @ 2hr 10min 10sec
  93. Mauro Longo (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 2hr 11min 35sec
  94. Gerrie Knetemann (Skil-KAS) @ 2hr 11min 42sec
  95. Mario Noris (Atala) @ 2hr 12min 37sec
  96. Walter Dalgal (Gis Gelati) @ 2hr 15min 44sec
  97. Chris Carmichael (7-Eleven) @ 2hr 16min 39sec
  98. Roberto Cavoli (Gis Gelati) @ 2hr 17min 10sec
  99. Daniele Del Ben (Murella-Rosson) @ 2hr 18min 10sec
  100. Leonardo Bevilacqua (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 2hr 19min 32sec
  101. Claudio Torelli (Sammontana) @ 2hr 19min 33sec
  102. Maurizio Rossi (Apilatte-Olmo-Cierre) @ 2hr 21min 2sec
  103. Filippo Piersanti (Maggi Mobili) @ 2hr 21min 30sec
  104. Davis Phinney (7-Eleven) @ 2hr 28min 29sec
  105. Sergio Scremin (Vini Ricordi) @ 2hr 23min 39sec
  106. Emilio Ravasio (Atala) @ 2hr 24min 45sec
  107. Guido Bontempi (Carrera-Inoxpran) @ 2hr 25min 9sec
  108. Giulio Pavanello (Santini-Krups-Conti-Galli) @ 2hr 27minn34sec
  109. Giovanni Mantovani (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 2hr 27min 59sec
  110. Roberto Cordoba (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 2hr 31min 16sec
  111. Giuseppe Montella (Dromedario) @ 2hr 34min 40sec
  112. Dario Mariuzzo (Sammontana) @ 2hr 35min 45sec
  113. Kim Eriksen (La Vie Claire) @ 2hr 37min 3sec
  114. Silvestro Milani (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 2hr 38min 34sec
  115. Ronan Onghena (Skil-KAS) @ 2hr 44min 48sec
  116. Stefano Bizzoni (Murella-Rossin) @ 2hr 45min 33sec
  117. Frank Hoste (Del Tongo) @ 2hr 47min 0sec
  118. Jürg Bruggmann (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 2hr 51min 6sec
  119. Mauro Angelucci (Apilatte-Olmo-Cerre) @ 2hr 52min 12sec
  120. Urs Freuler (Atala) @ 2hr 52min 30sec
  121. Franco Pica (Vini Ricordi) @ 2hr 58min 28sec
  122. Aladino Garcia (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 2hr 50min 38sec
  123. André Massard (Magniflex-Cilo-Aufina) @ 3hr 2min 8sec
  124. Dirk Wayenberg (Del Tongo) @ 2hr 8min 33sec
  125. Massimo Ghirotto (Carrera-Inoxpran) @ 3hr 14min 12sec
  126. Alfred Achermann (Magniflex-Cilo-Aufina) @ 3hr 14min 20sec
  127. Gregor Braun (Ariostea) @ 3hr 14min 57sec
  128. Salvatore Cavallaro (Atala) @ 3hr 15min 37sec
  129. Paolo Rosola (Sammontana) @ 3hr 19min 27sec
  130. Wies Van Dongen jr (Vini Ricordi) @ 3hr 19min 49sec
  131. Eric Heiden (7-Eleven) @ 3hr 21min 9sec
  132. Stefanno Allochio (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 3hr 26min 37sec
  133. Gaetano Baronchelli (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 3hr 30min 44sec
  134. Ralf Hofeditz (Skil-KAS) @ 3hr 38min 35sec
  135. Patrizio Gambirasio (Santini-Krups-Conti-Galli) @ 3hr 42min 14sec

Points Classification:

  1. Johan Van der Velde (Vini Ricordi-Pinarello): 195 points
  2. Urs Freuler (Atala-Ofmega): 172
  3. Francesco Moser (Gis Gelati): 140
  4. Frank Hoste (Del Tongo): 126
  5. Franco Chioccioli (Maggi Mobili): 122

Climbers' Classification:

  1. José Luis Navarro (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor): 54 points
  2. Reynel Montoya (Varta-Cafe de Colombia): 47
  3. Rafael Acevedo (Varta-Cafe de Colombia): 38
  4. Acacio Da Silva (Malvor-Bottecchia): 32
  5. Andrew Hampsten (7-Eleven): 32

Young Rider

  1. Alberto Volpi (Sammontana) 105hr 57min 22sec
  2. Silvano Contini (Ariostea) @ 3min 59sec
  3. José Luis Navarro (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor) @ 10min 19sec
  4. Andrew Hampsten (7-Eleven) @ 10min 52sec
  5. Luca Rota (Murella-Rossin) @ 15min 47sec

Team Classification:

  1. Apilatte-Olmo-Cierre: 315hr 47min 32sec
  2. Del Tongo @ 4min 44sec
  3. La Vie Claire @ 5min 29sec

1985 Giro stage results with running GC:

Thursday, May 16: Prologue 7 kilometer individual time trial in Verona

  1. Francesco Moser: 7min 45sec
  2. Roberto Visentini @ 7sec
  3. Giuseppe Saronni @ 8sec
  4. Guido Bontempi @ 12sec
  5. Roberto Calovi @ 14sec
  6. Bernard Hinault @ 15sec
  7. Moreno Argentin s.t.
  8. Daniel Wyder s.t.
  9. Gregor Braun @ 16sec
  10. Frank Hoste @ 18sec

Friday, May 17: Stage 1, Verona - Busto Arsizio, 218 km

  1. Urs Freuler: 5hr 56min 47sec
  2. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  3. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  4. Davis Phinney s.t.
  5. Guido Bontempi s.t.
  6. Claudio Savini s.t.
  7. Daniele Caroli s.t.
  8. Frank Hoste s.t.
  9. Giovanni Mantovani s.t.
  10. Greg LeMond s.t.

GC after Stage 1:

  1. Francesco Moser: 6hr 4min 32sec
  2. Urs Freuler @ 6sec
  3. Roberto Visentini @ 7sec
  4. Giuseppe Saronni @ 8sec
  5. Silvestro Milani @ 11sec
  6. Guido Bontempi @ 12sec
  7. Roberto Calovi @ 14sec
  8. Daniel Wyder, Bernard Hinault, Moreno Argentin @ 15sec

Saturday, May 18: Stage 2, Busto Arsizio - Milano 38 km team time trial (cronometro a squadre)

  1. Del Tongo (Saronni, Bombini, Hoste, Loro, Pevenage) 41min 48sec
  2. Gis Gelati @ 11sec
  3. Carrera-Inoxpran @ 16sec
  4. Ariostea @ 31sec
  5. Sammontana @ 1min 2sec
  6. La Vie Claire @ 1min 9sec
  7. Murella-Rossin @ 1min 16sec
  8. Alpilatte-Olmo-Cierre @ 1min 26sec
  9. Vini Ricordi @ 1min 35sec
  10. Atala s.t.
  11. Malvor-Bottecchia @ 1min 45sec
  12. 7-Eleven @ 2min 5sec
  13. Santini-Krups-Conti-Galli @ 2min 10sec
  14. Magniflex-Cilo-Aufina @ 2min 14sec
  15. Maggi Mobili @ 2min 28sec

GC after Stage 2:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 6hr 46min 23sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 3sec
  3. Frank Hoste @ 10sec
  4. Emanuele Bombini @ 14sec
  5. Roberto Visentini @ 15sec
  6. Roberto Calovi @ 17sec
  7. Guido Bontempi, Rudy Pevenage @ 20sec
  8. Harald Maier @ 27sec
  9. Czeslaw Lang @ 30sec

Sunday, May 19: Stage 3, Milano - Pinzolo, 190 km

Major ascent: San Eusebio

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 5hr 1min 41sec
  2. Acacio Da Silva s.t.
  3. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  4. Gerhard Zadrobilek s.t.
  5. Franco Chioccioli s.t.
  6. Francesco Moser s.t.
  7. Davis Phinney s.t.
  8. Stefan Mutter s.t.
  9. Dag-Eric Pedersen @ 5sec
  10. Jesper Worre s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 11hr 47min 49sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 23sec
  3. Frank Hoste @ 35sec
  4. Emanuele Bombini @ 39sec
  5. Roberto Visentini @ 40sec
  6. Guido Bontempi, Rudy Pevenage @ 45sec
  7. Stefan Mutter @ 51sec
  8. Harald Maier @ 52sec
  9. Czeslaw Lang @ 55sec

Monday, May 20: Stage 4, Pinzolo - Selva di Val Gardena, 237 km

Major ascents: Costalunga, Selva di Val Gardena

  1. Hubert Seiz: 6hr 51min 53sec
  2. Bernard Hinault s.t.
  3. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 3sec
  4. Roberto Visentini s.t.
  5. Marino Lejarreta s.t.
  6. Greg LeMond @ 1min 20sec
  7. Stefan Mutter @ 1min 32sec
  8. Daniel Wyder @ 2min 3sec
  9. Johan Van der Velde @ 2min 6se
  10. Godi Schmutz s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 18hr 40min 20sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 48sec
  3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1min 35sec
  4. Stefan Mutter @ 1min 45sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 51sec
  6. Hubert Seiz @ 2min 24sec
  7. Greg LeMond @ 2min 29sec
  8. Silvano Contini @ 2min 48sec
  9. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 2min 54sec
  10. Harald Maier @ 3min 9sec

Tuesday, May 21: Stage 5, Salva di Val Gardena - Vittorio Veneto, 225 km

Major ascents: Sant' Angelo, Tre Croci

  1. Emanuele Bombini: 5hr 54min 40sec
  2. Roberto Pagnin s.t.
  3. Marino Amadori @ 3sec
  4. Urs Freuler @ 6sec
  5. Frank Hoste s.t.
  6. Gilbert Glaus s.t.
  7. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  8. Stefan Mutter s.t.
  9. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  10. Davis Phinney s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 24hr 35min 6sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 48sec
  3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1min 36sec
  4. Stefan Mutter @ 1min 45sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 51sec
  6. Hubert Seiz @ 2min 24sec
  7. Greg LeMond @ 2min 29sec
  8. Silvano Contini @ 2min 48sec
  9. Giambattista Baronchelli 2 2min 51sec
  10. Harald Maier @ 3min 9sec

Wednesday, May 22: Stage 6, Vittorio Veneto - Cervia, 225 km

Major Ascent: San Marino

  1. Frank Hoste: 6hr 19min 17sec
  2. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  3. Urs Freuler s.t.
  4. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  5. Ralf Hofeditz s.t.
  6. Patrizio Gambirasio s.t.
  7. Roberto Pagnin s.t.
  8. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  9. Francesco Moser s.t.
  10. Erich Maechler s.t.

GC after Stage 6:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 30hr 54min 43sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 28sec
  3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1min 18sec
  4. Stefan Mutter @ 1min 25sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 31sec
  6. Hubert Seiz @ 2min 4sec
  7. Greg LeMond @ 2min 9sec
  8. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 2min 34sec
  9. Silvano Contini, Harald Maier @ 2min 49sec

Thursday, May 23: Stage 7, Cervia - Jesi, 185 km

  1. Orlando Maini: 5hr 10min 41sec
  2. Urs Zimmermann s.t.
  3. Marco Giovannetti s.t.
  4. Philippe Poissonnier s.t.
  5. Fabrizio Vannucci s.t.
  6. Dominique Arnaud s.t.
  7. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 52sec
  8. Frank Hoste s.t.
  9. Silvano Riccò s.t.
  10. Johan Van der Velde s.t.

GC after Stage 7:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 36hr 7min 16sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 28sec
  3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1min 16sec
  4. Stefan Mutter @ 1min 25sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 31sec
  6. Hubert Seiz @ 2min 4sec
  7. Greg LeMond @ 2min 9sec
  8. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 2min 34sec
  9. Silvan Contini @ 2min 48sec
  10. Harald Maier @ 2min 49sec

Friday, May 24: Rest Day (giorno di riposo)

Saturday, May 25: stage 8A, Foggia 45 km girisprint

  1. Stefano Allocchio: 53min 52sec
  2. Urs Freuler s.t.
  3. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  4. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  5. Peter Pieters s.t.
  6. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  7. Frank Hoste s.t.
  8. Davis Phinney s.t.
  9. Greg LeMond s.t.
  10. Dag-Eric Pedersen s.t.

GC after Stage 8A:

  1. Roberto Visentini

Saturday, May 25: Stage 8B, Foggia - Matera, 167 km

  1. Acacio Da Silva: 4hr 13min 39sec
  2. Frank Hoste s.t.
  3. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  4. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  5. Davide Cassani s.t.
  6. Ezio Moroni s.t.
  7. Greg LeMond s.t.
  8. Tom Schuler s.t.
  9. Mauro Longo s.t.

GC after Stage 8B:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 41hr 14min 47sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 28sec
  3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1min 16sec
  4. Stefan Mutter @ 1min 25sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 31sec
  6. Hubert Seiz @ 2min 4sec
  7. Greg LeMond @ 2min 9sec
  8. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 2min 34sec
  9. Silvano Contini @ 2min 48sec
  10. Harald Maier @ 2min 49sec

Sunday, May 26: Stage 9, Matera - Crotone, 237 km

  1. Paolo Rosola: 5hr 48min 41sec
  2. Guido Bontempi s.t.
  3. Patrizio Gambirasio s.t.
  4. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  5. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  6. Urs Freuler s.t.
  7. Frank Hoste s.t.
  8. Roberto Pagnin s.t.
  9. Silvano Riccò s.t.
  10. Davis Phinney s.t.

GC after Stage 9:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 47hr 3min 28sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 28sec
  3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1min 16sec
  4. Stefan Mutter @ 1min 25sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 31sec
  6. Hubert Seiz @ 2min 4sec
  7. Greg LeMond @ 2min 9sec
  8. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 2min 34sec
  9. Silvano Contini @ 2min 48sec
  10. Harald Maier @ 2min 49sec

Monday, May 27: Stage 10, Crotone - Paola, 203 km

Major ascents: Agnara, Monte Scuro, Crocetta

  1. Acacio Da Silva: 5hr 38min 56sec
  2. Silvano Contini s.t.
  3. Alberto Volpi s.t.
  4. Franco Chioccioli s.t.
  5. Michael Wilson s.t.
  6. Giambattista Baronchelli s.t.
  7. Bernard Hinault s.t.
  8. Greg LeMond s.t.
  9. Marco Giovannetti s.t.
  10. Emanuele Bombini s.t.

GC after Stage 10:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 52hr 42min 24sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 28sec
  3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1min 16sec
  4. Francesco Moser @ 1min 36sec
  5. Greg LeMond @ 2min 9sec
  6. Silvano Contini @ 2min 33sec
  7. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 2min 34sec
  8. Acacio Da Silva @ 2min 59sec
  9. Tommy Prim @ 3min 21sec
  10. Michael Wilson @ 3min 44sec

Tuesday, May 28: Stage 11, Paola - Salerno, 240 km

Major ascent: Fortino

  1. Stefano Allocchio: 6hr 47min 48sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  3. Urs Freuler s.t.
  4. Ezio Moroni s.t.
  5. Sergio Scremin s.t.
  6. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  7. Jens Veggerby s.t.
  8. José-Luis Navarro s.t.
  9. Bernard Hinault s.t.
  10. Emanuele Bombini s.t.

GC after Stage 11:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 59hr 30min 12sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 28sec
  3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1min 16sec
  4. Francesco Moser @ 1min 36sec
  5. Greg LeMond @ 2min 9sec
  6. Silvano Contini @ 2min 33sec
  7. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 2min 34sec
  8. Acacio Da Silva @ 2min 59sec
  9. Tommy Prim @ 3min 21sec
  10. Michael Wilson @ 3min 44sec

Wednesday, May 29: Stage 12, Capua - Maddaloni 38 km individual time trial (cronometro)

  1. Bernard Hinault: 46min 30sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 53sec
  3. Greg LeMond @ 58sec
  4. Tommy Prim @ 58sec
  5. Franco Chioccioli @ 1min 12sec
  6. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 42sec
  7. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 2min 9sec
  8. Michael Wilson @ 2min 12sec
  9. Marco Giovannetti @ 2min 21sec
  10. Gerrie Knetemann @ 2min 23sec

GC after Stage 12:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 60hr 17min 10sec
  2. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 14sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 2min 1sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 30sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 3min 53sec
  6. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 5sec
  7. Silvano Contini @ 4min 36sec
  8. Marino Lejarreta @ 5min 1sec
  9. Michael Wilson @ 5min 28sec
  10. Franco Chioccioli @ 5min 45sec

Thursday, May 30: Stage 13, Maddaloni - Frosinone, 154 km

  1. Urs Freuler: 4hr 2min 16sec
  2. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  3. Frank Hoste s.t.
  4. Ralf Hofeditz s.t.
  5. Giovanni Mantovani s.t.
  6. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  7. Greg LeMond s.t.
  8. Patrizio Gambirasio s.t.
  9. Peter Pieters s.t.
  10. Davis Phinney s.t.

GC after Stage 13:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 64hr 19min 26sec
  2. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 14sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 2min 1sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 39sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 3min 53sec
  6. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 8sec
  7. Silvano Contini @ 4min 35sec
  8. Marino Lejarreta @ 5min 1sec
  9. Michael Wilson @ 5min 28sec
  10. Franco Chioccioli @ 5min 45sec

Friday, May 31: Stage 14, Frosinone - Gran Sasso, 195 km

Major ascents: Forca d'Acero, Diavolo, Ovindoli, Gran Sasso

  1. Franco Chioccioli: 5hr 36min 46sec
  2. Michael Wilson s.t.
  3. Reynel Montoya @ 23sec
  4. Francesco Moser s.t.
  5. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  6. Greg LeMond s.t.
  7. Acacio Da Silva s.t.
  8. Marino Lejarreta s.t.
  9. Andrew Hampsten s.t.
  10. Enrico Pochini s.t.

GC after Stage 14:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 69hr 56min 44sec
  2. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 25sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 1min 47sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 33sec
  5. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 2sec
  6. Tommy Prim @ 4mn 4sec
  7. Silvano Contini @ 4min 36sec
  8. Franco Chioccioli @ 4min 53sec
  9. Michael Wilson, Marino Lejarreta @ 4min 55sec

Saturday, June 1: Stage 15: L'Aquila - Perugia, 203 km

Major ascents: Canapine, Sellano

  1. Ron Kiefel: 5hr 22min 14sec
  2. Gerrie Knetemann @ 2sec
  3. Francesco Moser s.t.
  4. Johan Van der Velde @ 3sec
  5. Greg LeMond @ 4sec
  6. Acacio Da Silva s.t.
  7. Andrew Hampsten s.t.
  8. Harald Maier s.t.
  9. Michael Wilson s.t.
  10. Enrico Pochini s.t.

GC after Stage 15:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 75hr 19min 2sec
  2. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 25sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 1mnin 35sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 33sec
  5. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 2sec
  6. Tommy Prim @ 4min 4sec
  7. Silvano Contini @ 4min 36sec
  8. Franco Chioccioli @ 4min 53sec
  9. Michael Wilson, Marino Lejaretta @ 4min 55sec

Sunday, June 2: Stage 16, Perugia - Cecina, 217 km

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 6hr 0min 58sec
  2. Guido Bontempi s.t.
  3. Davis Phinney s.t.
  4. Silvano Riccò s.t.
  5. Ralf Hofeditz s.t.
  6. Francesco Moser s.t.
  7. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  8. Franco Chioccioli s.t.
  9. Gilbert Glaus s.t.
  10. Stefano Allocchio s.t.

GC after Stage 16:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 81hr 20min 0sec
  2. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 25sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 1min 36sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 33sec
  5. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 2sec
  6. Tommy Prim @ 4min 4sec
  7. Silvano Contini @ 4min 36sec
  8. Franco Chioccioli @ 4min 53sec
  9. Michael Wilson, Marino Lejarreta @ 4min 55sec

Monday, June 3: Stage 17: Cecina - Modena, 248 km

Major ascents: Prunetta, Abetone, Barigazzo

  1. Daniel Gisiger: 6hr 28min 12sec
  2. Giovani Mantovani @ 7sec
  3. Erich Maechler @ 8sec
  4. Roberto Ceruti @ 24sec
  5. Romano Randi @ 29sec
  6. Cesare Cipollini s.t.
  7. Marco Vitali s.t.
  8. Walter Magnago @ 31sec
  9. José-Luis Navarro s.t.
  10. Filippo Piersanti @ 38sec

GC after Stage 17:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 87hr 58min 11sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 1min 36sec
  3. Greg LeMond @ 2min 33sec
  4. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 2sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 4min 4sec
  6. Silvano Contini @ 4min 36sec
  7. Franco Chioccioli @ 4min 53sec
  8. Michael Wilson, Marino Lejarreta @ 4min 55sec
  9. Alberto Volpi @ 6min 2sec

Tuesday, June 4: Rest Day (giorno di riposo)

Wednesday, June 5: Stage 18, Monza - Domodossola, 128km

  1. Paolo Rosola: 3hr 2min 23sec
  2. Urs Freuler s.t.
  3. Giovanni Mantovani s.t.
  4. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  5. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  6. Franco Chioccioli s.t.
  7. Silvano Riccò s.t.
  8. Ralf Hofeditz s.t.
  9. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  10. Frank Hoste s.t.

GC after Stage 18:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 91hr 0min 34sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 1min 30sec
  3. Greg LeMond @ 2min 33sec
  4. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 2sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 4min 4sec
  6. Silvano Contini @ 4min 36sec
  7. Franco Chioccioli @ 4min 53sec
  8. Michael Wilson, Marino Lejarreta @ 4min 55sec
  9. Alberto Volpi @ 6min 2sec

Thursday, June 6: Stage 19, Domodossola - St. Vincent, 247 km

Major ascents: Sempione, Gran San Bernardo

  1. Francesco Moser: 6hr 28min 28sec
  2. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  3. Franco Chioccioli s.t.
  4. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  5. Alberto Volpi s.t.
  6. Michael Wilson s.t.
  7. Mario Beccia s.t.
  8. Silvano Riccò s.t.
  9. Davide Cassani s.t.
  10. Guido Bontempi s.t.

GC after Stage 19:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 97hr 29min 2sec
  2. Francesco moser @ 1min 15sec
  3. Greg LeMond @ 2min 23sec
  4. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 2sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 4min 4sec
  6. Silvano Contini @ 4min 36sec
  7. Franco Chioccioli @ 4min 43sec
  8. Michael Wilson, Marino Lejarretta @ 4min 55sec
  9. Alberto Volpi @ 6min 2sec

Friday, June 7: Stage 20, St. Vincent - Gran Paradiso (Valnontey), 58 km

Major ascent: Gran Paradiso

  1. Andrew Hampsten: 1hr 30min 51sec
  2. Reynel Montoya @ 1min 0sec
  3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1min 4sec
  4. Rafael Acevedo @ 1min 14sec
  5. Greg LeMond @ 1min 18sec
  6. Johan Van der Velde @ 1min 23sec
  7. Michael Wilson @ 1min 30sec
  8. José-Luis Navarro @ 1min 36sec
  9. Lucien van Impe @ 1min 37sec
  10. Bernard Hinault s.t.

GC after Stage 20:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 99hr 1min 30sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 1min 15sec
  3. Greg LeMond @ 2min 14sec
  4. Marino Lejarreta @ 4min 12sec
  5. Tommy prim @ 4min 18sec
  6. Silvano Cotini @ 4min 36sec
  7. Michael Wilson @ 4min 48sec
  8. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 50sec
  9. Franco Chioccioli @ 5min 51sec
  10. Mario Beccia @ 6min 45sec

Saturday, June 8: Stage 21, St. Vincent - Genova, 229 km

  1. Urs Freuler: 5hr 45min 17sec
  2. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  3. Davis Phinney s.t.
  4. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  5. Frank Hoste s.t.
  6. Roberto Pagnin s.t.
  7. Pierino Gavazzi s.t.
  8. Domenico Cavallo s.t.
  9. Francesco Moser s.t.
  10. Giovanni Mantovani s.t.

GC after Stage 21:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 104hr 6min 47sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 1min 15sec
  3. Greg LeMond @ 2min 14sec
  4. Marino Lejarreta @ 4min 12sec
  5. Tommy Prim @ 4min 19sec
  6. Silvano Contini @ 4min 36sec
  7. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 4min 59sec
  8. Mivhael Wilson @ 5min 27sec
  9. Franco Chioccioli @ 5min 51sec
  10. Mario Beccia @ 5min 45sec

Sunday, June 9: 22nd and Final Stage, Lido di Camaiore - Lucca 48 km individual time trial (cronometro)

  1. Francesco Moser: 59min 57sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 7sec
  3. Tommy Prim @ 42sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 1min 40sec
  5. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 1min 40sec
  6. Michael Wilson @ 2min 18sec
  7. Marino Lejarreta @ 2min 25sec
  8. Urs Freuler @ 2min 31sec
  9. Alberto Volpi @ 2min 41sec
  10. Giuseppe Saronni @ 2min 46sec

1985 Giro d'Italia complete final General Classification


The Story of the 1985 Giro d'Italia

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Was the Giro organization stung by the harsh criticism of the Giro routes of the early 1980s, which seemed to be made for Italy’s non-climbing stars? It seems there was some reforming going on with the announcement of the 1985 course. It had climbing starting from stage three, somewhat challenging mountains in the middle of the schedule and a couple of hard stages near the end.

The field was big, both in numbers and quality. There were 180 entrants spread over 20 teams, including all of the Italian professional teams and one from the USA. The list of formidable riders included Moser, Contini, Lejarreta, Visentini, van Impe, Saronni, Johan Van der Velde and two from La Vie Claire, Hinault and Greg LeMond.

Fignon could not ride. Although he started the season well, winning the Coppi-Bartali Week in Italy and taking a third in the Flèche Wallonne, an inflamed Achilles tendon required surgery, keeping the gifted Frenchman out of both the Giro and the Tour.

Greg LeMond had come in third in the 1984 Tour and the breach between Hinault and LeMond that began with the 1985 Tour was still in the future. For now, Hinault was the world’s most potent racing machine, LeMond was a fast-rising, extraordinary talent and they were on the same team. If Moser wanted to repeat his 1984 win, he would have to ride extraordinarily well.

The 6.65-kilometer prologue in Verona went to an obviously in-form Moser with Visentini second at 7 seconds and Hinault in sixth place, 15 seconds slower. Moser got to start where he left off the previous June, in pink.

He didn’t get a chance to get comfortable in the leader’s jersey because stage two was a team time trial, won by Saronni’s Del Tongo squad, giving Saronni the lead. The aerodynamic revolution had come to the professional peloton. Many of the teams sported disc, or as they were then called, lenticular wheels, as well as cow’s horn handlebars and sloping top tubes.

Stage four went into the Dolomites via the Passo Costalunga to soften the legs before a hilltop finish at Selva di Val Gardena. Things were together for the final climb when Lejarreta dropped the hammer hard. Hinault reached deep into his reserves and managed to join the Spaniard, as did Baronchelli, Visentini and Hubert Saiz. The break stuck, with Saiz winning the sprint and Visentini becoming the new leader. Moser finished two minutes back while Saronni’s Giro was already over after he lost more than four minutes. LeMond showed the La Vie Claire one-two punch by winning the field sprint, coming in sixth, 1 minute 20 seconds back.

The next day, after one of his riders was relegated for dangerous sprinting, Malvor’s director Dino Zandegù threatened to withdraw from the Giro in protest. As usual, it was an empty threat and the team remained in the race.
The Giro then headed down the Adriatic side of Italy. La Vie Claire rode at the front, constantly attacking and harassing the peloton. Visentini declared in a press conference that the Hinault of this Giro was not the rider of years past and that Hinault was doing well only by virtue of his team’s efforts.

San Patrignano

The pack climbs through San Patrignano

With the stage twelve 38-kilometer individual time trial in Capua, just north of Naples, the Giro started in earnest. Here were the standings before the Capua stage:
1. Roberto Visentini
2. Bernard Hinault @ 28 seconds
3. Marino Lejarreta @ 1 minute 16 seconds
4. Francesco Moser @ 1 minute 36 seconds
5. Greg LeMond @ 2 minute 9 seconds

Hinault, having used the first two weeks of the Giro to ride into shape, won the time trial with Moser second at 53 seconds and LeMond third at 58 seconds. Visentini was sixth, 1 minute 42 seconds slower than Hinault. That gave a new General Classification and cause for Roberto to have a little bit more respect for Hinault:
1. Bernard Hinault
2. Roberto Visentini @ 1 minute 14 seconds
3. Francesco Moser @ 2 minutes 1 second
4. Greg LeMond @ 2 minutes 30 seconds

Stage fourteen finished atop the Gran Sasso, where Hinault seemed to be having an off day and let Moser gain a small gap on him on the final climb.
The next day Ron Kiefel, riding on the 7-Eleven team, became the first American to win a Giro stage when his squad chased down a fleeing Gerrie Knetemann, allowing Kiefel to cross the line in Perugia two seconds ahead of the former World Champion.

Frano Chioccioli wins stage 14

Franco Chioccioli wins stage 14 at Gran Sasso

Stage seventeen, with the Prunetta and Abetone climbs, produced no real changes. When a break of good journeymen riders was allowed to gain over twenty minutes, the peloton left it up to the race leader and his team to bring them back. Hinault told the others that he and his team would not do it alone and rather than drag the entire peloton along, he would let the virtual maglia rosa, José-Luis Navarro, win the Giro. That got the chase going, cutting the break’s lead to about ten minutes at the end.

If observers felt that perhaps Torriani was going to offer a course so hard that it might put an Italian victory in doubt, they were to be sorely disappointed. Stage nineteen had the Simplon and Gran San Bernardo Passes, and at the unveiling of the route, the entire Gran San Bernardo Pass was to be climbed. When the day’s route maps were passed out, it turned out that Torriani had removed the steep final section of the top of the Gran San Bernardo from the day’s schedule, stopping at the entrance to the tunnel, six kilometers from the summit. Hinault was livid over the change. The result? Moser led in 53 riders at the end of what should have been a tough Alpine stage, allowing Moser to pocket the 20-second time bonus.

For stage twenty, a short, 58-kilometer stage going uphill to Valnontey, near Aosta, La Vie Claire had LeMond pound away at the front for almost the entire stage, trying to make Moser work hard defending his second place and perhaps tire him a bit before the coming time trial. The result, after the peloton broke up, was a second American victory, this time by Andy Hampsten, beating Reynel Montoya and Marino Lejarreta, excellent climbers both, by a minute.

That left only the final time trial. Moser won the stage, but he was only able to beat Hinault by 7 seconds, not enough. As in the 1984 Fignon-Moser time trial, the French accused the television helicopter of carefully flying behind Moser to push him along. The alleged assistance enraged Hinault’s sponsor, Bernard Tapie, who threatened to send up a private plane to intercept the helicopter. Tapie went on to spend six months in jail in 1997, not for aerial combat, but for financial irregularities in one of his companies.

That gave Bernard Hinault three Giro wins, only the second foreigner to do it (Merckx being the other, with five).

Bernard Hinault wins the 1985 Giro d'Italia

Hinault wins the 1985 Giro d'Italia

Final 1985 Giro d’Italia General Classification:
1. Bernard Hinault (La Vie Claire-Wonder-Radar) 105 hours 46 minutes 51 seconds
2. Francesco Moser (Gis Gelati-Trentino Vacanze) @ 1 minute 8 seconds
3. Greg LeMond (La Vie Claire-Wonder-Radar) @ 2 minutes 55 seconds
4. Tommy Prim (Sammontana-Bianchi) @ 4 minutes 53 seconds
5. Marino Lejarreta (Apilatte-Olmo-Cierre) @ 6 minutes 30 seconds

Climbers’ Competition:
1. José-Luis Navarro (Gemeaz Cusin-Zor): 54 points
2. Reynel Montoya (Pilas Varta-Café de Colombia-Mavic): 47
3. Rafael Acevedo (Pilas Varta-Café de Colombia-Mavic): 38

Points Competition:
1. Johan Van der Velde (Vini Ricordi-Pinarello-Sidermec): 195 points
2. Urs Freuler (Atala-Campagnolo): 172
3. Francesco Moser (Gis Gelati-Trentino Vacanze): 140


Italian video of stage 20 to Gran Paradiso