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1986 Giro d'Italia

69th edition: May 12- June 2

Results, stages with running GC, photo, video and history

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1986 Giro Quick Facts:

3,858 km raced at an average speed of 37.62 km/hr

171 starters and 143 classified finishers

Roberto Visentini was in top form in 1986. In the early stages he stayed close to the top of the standings and in the Alps he took the lead. Greg LeMond, who lost time early on because of accidents and a poor team time trial, tried to shake him in the Dolomites, but Visentini wasn't to be denied the 1986 Giro d'Italia.

This was the Last Giro for Francesco Moser.


1986 Giro d'Italia Complete Final General Classification:

  1. Roberto Visentini (Carrera) 102hr 33min 55sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni (Del Tongo) @ 1min 2sec
  3. Francesco Moser (Surpermercati Brianzoli) @ 2min 14sec
  4. Greg LeMond (La Vie Claire) @ 2min 26sec
  5. Claudio Corti (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 4min 49sec
  6. Franco Chioccioli (Ecoflam-Jolly) @ 6min 58sec
  7. Acácio Da Silva (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 7min 12sec
  8. Marco Giovannetti (Gis Gelati) @ 8min 3sec
  9. Niki Rüttimann (La Vie Claire) @ 9min 15sec
  10. Pedro Muñoz (Fagor) @ 11min 52sec
  11. Alfio Vandi (Ariostea) @ 12min 40sec
  12. Alessandro Paganessi (Sammontana) @ 13min 34sec
  13. Stefano Colagè (Dromedario) @ 15min 21sec
  14. Eric Van Lancker (Panasonic) @ 17min 52sec
  15. Jesper Worre (Santini-Cierre-Conti-Galli) @ 18min 37sec
  16. Johan Van der Velde (Panasonic) @ 24min 3sec
  17. Michael Wilson (Ecoflam-Jolly) @ 26min 22sec
  18. Dietrich Thurau (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 26min 27sec
  19. Primož Čerin (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 26min 34sec
  20. Silvano Contini (Gis Gelati) @ 27min 41sec
  21. Tommy Prim (Sammontana) @ 28min 18sec
  22. Hennie Kuiper (Skala-Skil) @ 29min 6sec
  23. Eddy Schepers (Carrera) @ 32min 48sec
  24. Alessandro Pozzi (Gis Gelati) @ 34min 24sec
  25. Bruno Bulić (Magniflex) @ 35min 32sec
  26. Ennio Vanotti (Gis Gelati) @ 35min 56sec
  27. Jens Veggerby (Vini Ricordi) @ 39min 14sec
  28. Maurizio Conti (Santini-Cierre) @ 41min 52sec
  29. Massimo Ghirotto (Carrera) @ 42min 30sec
  30. Rocco Cattaneo (Gemeaz Cusin-Cilo-Aufina) @ 42min 36sec
  31. Mario Beccia (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 43min 46sec
  32. Luciano Loro (Del Tongo) @ 47min 8sec
  33. Ennio Salvador (Gis Gelati) @ 48min 7sec
  34. Claudio Savini (Vini Ricordi) @ 49min 10sec
  35. Davide Cassani (Carrera) @ 50min 22sec
  36. Fabrizio Vanucci (Santin-Cierre-Conti-Galli) @ 51mn 25sec
  37. Marco Vitali (Gemeaz Cusin-Cilo-Aufina) @ 53min 38sec
  38. Fons De Wolf (Skala-Skil) @ 54min 53sec
  39. Enrico Pocchini (Dromedario) @ 56min 36sec
  40. Renato Piccolo (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 56min 58sec
  41. Gianni Bugno (Atala-Ofmega) @ 1hr 1min 19sec
  42. Tullio Bertacco (Sammontana) @ 1hr 2min 38sec
  43. Flavio Giupponi (Del Tongo) @ 1hr 3min 50sec
  44. Jorg Pedersen (Carrera) @ 1hr 5min 15sec
  45. Steve Bauer (La Vie Claire) @ 1hr 10min 13sec
  46. Palmiro Masciarelli (Gis Gelati) @ 1hr 10min 15sec
  47. Martin Early (Fagor) @ 1hr 11min 3sec
  48. Roberto Ceruti (Del Tongo) @ 1hr 15min 12sec
  49. Christian Jourdan (La Vie Claire) @ 1hr 17min 15sec
  50. Jean-René Bernaudeau (Fagor) @ 1hr 23min 51sec
  51. Alain Vigneron (La Vie Claire) @ 1hr 24min 17sec
  52. Antonio Bevilacqua (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 1hr 27min 17sec
  53. Marino Amadori (Ecoflam-Jolly) @ 1hr 28min 1sec
  54. Bruno Cenghialta (Magniflex) @ 1hr 30min 12sec
  55. Gerhard Zadrobilek (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 1hr 31min 34sec
  56. Luciano Rabbotini (Vini Ricordi) @ 1hr 32min 31sec
  57. Godi Schmutz (Gemeaz Cusin-Cilo-Aufina) @ 1hr 34min 9sec
  58. Bruno Leali (Carrera) @ 1hr 35min 33sec
  59. Valerio Piva (Sammontana) @ 1hr 37min 47sec
  60. Sergio Santimaria (Ariostea) @ 1hr 38min 11sec
  61. Heinz Imboden (Gemeaz Cusin-Cilo-Aufina) @ 1hr 39min 49sec
  62. Jean Habets (Skala-Skil) @ 1hr 41min 14sec
  63. Stefano Bizzoni (Murella-Fanini) @ 1hr 41min 40sec
  64. Romani Randi (Ecoflam-Jolly) @ 1hr 42min 34sec
  65. Lech Piasecki (Del Tongo) @ 1hr 42min 45sec
  66. Stefano Giuliani (Supermercati Biranzoli) @ 1hr 42min 56sec
  67. Kjell Nilsson (Ariostea) @ 1hr 43min 7sec
  68. Czeslaw Lang (Del Tongo) @ 1hr 44min 25sec
  69. Ezio Moroni (Atala-Ofmega) @ 1hr 44min 31sec
  70. Johan Lammerts (Vini Ricordi) @ 1hr 46min 23sec
  71. Erik Breukink (Panasonic) @ 1hr 48min 39sec
  72. Roy Knickman (La Vie Claire) @ 1hr 50min 54sec
  73. Maurizio Rossi (Ecoflam-Jolly) @ 1hr 52min 13sec
  74. Mauro Franceschini (Dromedario) @ 1hr 55min 39sec
  75. Pierangelo Bincoletto (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 1hr 56min 17sec
  76. Francesco Cesarini (Del Tongo) @ 1hr 57min 33sec
  77. Elio Festa (Santini-Cierre-Conti-Galli) @ 1hr 57min 44sec
  78. Neil Stephens (Santini-Cierre-Conti-Galli) @ 1hr 55min 44sec
  79. Teun van Vliet (Panasonic) @ 2hr 3min 12sec
  80. Roberto Pagnin (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 2hr 4min 19sec
  81. Dag-Erik Pedersen (Ariostea) @ 2hr 9min 15sec
  82. Patrick Serra (Ariostea) @ 2hr 12min 40sec
  83. Daniele Del Ben (Murella-Fanini) @ 2hr 16min 6sec
  84. Giuseppe Petito (Gis Gelati) @ 2hr 16min 28sec
  85. Maurizio Piovani (Del Tongo) @ 2hr 16min 47sec
  86. Mario Polini (Gis Gelati) @ 2hr 16min 54sec
  87. Mario Noris (Atala-Ofmega) @ 2hr 18min 8sec
  88. Tullio Cortinovis (Sammontana) @ 2hr 19min 18sec
  89. Fabio Patuelli (Murella-Fanini) @ 2hr 20min 42sec
  90. Fabio Bordonali (Carrera) @ 2hr 21min 8sec
  91. Gianni Zola (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 2hr 23min 30sec
  92. Fausto Terreni (Dromedario) @ 2hr 24min 2sec
  93. Adrie Van Houwelinghen (Skala-Skil) @ 2hr 24min 34sec
  94. Mauro Longo (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 2hr 25min 29sec
  95. Silvano Riccò (Dromedario) @ 2hr 27min 1sec
  96. Henk Lubberding (Panasonic) @ 2hr 27min 8sec
  97. Tony Rominger (Gemeaz Cusin-Cilo-Aufina) @ 2hr 28min 33sec
  98. Frédéric Garnier (La Vie Claire) @ 2hr 30min 17sec
  99. Guido Bontempi (Carrera) @ 2h 30min 51sec
  100. Filippo Piersanti (Ecoflam-Jolly) @ 2hr 31min 41sec
  101. Serge Demierre (Gemeaz Cusin-Cilo-Aufina) @ 2hr 33min 13sec
  102. Daniel Gisiger (Gemeaz Cusin-Cilo-Aufina) @ 2hr 33min 30sec
  103. Mauro Angelucci (Santini-Cierre-Conti-Galli) @ 2hr 38min 47sec
  104. Giuseppe Faraca (Dromedario) @ 2hr 40min 36sec
  105. Dario Mariuzzo (Sammontana) @ 2hr 41min 55sec
  106. Pierino Gavazzi (Atala-Ofmega) @ 2hr 44min 36sec
  107. Cesare Cipollini (Magniflex) @ 2hr 44min 38sec
  108. Giovanni Renosto (Sammontana) @ 2hr 44min 41sec
  109. Salavatore Cavallaro (Atala-Ofmega) @ 2hr 45min 6sec
  110. Orlando Maini (Ecoflam-Jolly) @ 2hr 47min 12sec
  111. Gert Jakobs (Skala-Skil) @ 2hr 47min 15sec
  112. Marco Tabai (Murella-Fanini) @ 2hr 48min 12sec
  113. Domenico Cavallo (Ariostea) @ 2hr 49min 13sec
  114. Henri Abadie (Fagor) @ 2hr 49min 14sec
  115. Giovanni Mantovani (Vini Ricordi) @ 2hr 49min 56sec
  116. Alan Peiper (Panasonic) @ 2hr 53min 7sec
  117. Paolo Rosola (Sammontana) @ 2hr 54min 6sec
  118. Jacques Van der Poel (Skala-Skil) @ 2hr 54min 16sec
  119. Kim Eriksen (La Vie Claire) @ 2hr 55min 7sec
  120. Enrico Grimani (Magniflex) @ 2hr 57min 5sec
  121. Giancarlo Montedori (Dromedario) @ 2hr 58min 25sec
  122. Federico Ghiotto (Vini Ricordi) @ 2hr 59min 10sec
  123. Giovanni Bottoia (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 2hr 59min 27sec
  124. Eric Vanderaerden (Panasonic) @ 3hr 1min 26sec
  125. Jean-Paul Van Poppel (Skala-Skil) @ 3hr 4min 20sec
  126. Urs Freuler (Atala-Ofmega) @ 3hr 5min 11sec
  127. Roberto Gaggioli (Ecoflam-Jolly) @ 3hr 5min 35sec
  128. Flavio Chesini (Magniflex) @ 3hr 6min 47sec
  129. Ludo De Keulenaer (Panasonic) @ 3hr 7min 12sec
  130. Nico Verhoeven (Skala-Skil) @ 3hr 9min 8sec
  131. Jürg Bruggmann (Gemeaz Cusin-Cilo-Aufina) @ 3hr 10min 24sec
  132. Stefano Allocchio (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 3hr 11min 49sec
  133. Silvestro Milani (Del Tongo) @ 3hr 14min 32sec
  134. Mauro-Antonio Santaromita (Magniflex) @ 3hr 15min 44sec
  135. Jury Naldi (Vini Ricordi) @ 3hr 20min 37sec
  136. Fran Hoste (Fagor) @ 3hr 20min 49sec
  137. Patrizio Gambirasio (Santini-Cierre-Conti-Galli) @ 3hr 29min 5sec
  138. Giuseppe Montella (Dromedario) @ 3hr 29min 15sec
  139. Stefano Zanatta (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 3hr 38min 26sec
  140. Dante Morandi (Atala-Ofmega) @ 3hr 39min 30sec
  141. Adriano Baffi (Gis Gelati) @ 3hr 41min 0sec
  142. Walter Delle Case (Murella-Fanini) @ 3hr 51min 12sec
  143. Daniele Asti (Magniflex) @ 3hr 55min 33sec

Points Competition:

  1. Guido Bontempi (Carrera): 167 points
  2. Johan Van der Velde (Panasonic): 148
  3. Paolo Rosola ( Sammontana): 115
  4. Stefano Allocchio (Malvor-Bottecchia): 112
  5. Stefano Colagè (Dromedario): 110

Climbers' Competition:

  1. Pedro Muñoz (Fagor): 54 points
  2. Gianni Bugno (Atala-Ofmega): 35
  3. Stefano Giuliani (Supermercati Brianzoli): 32
  4. Roberto Visentini (Carrera): 26
  5. Roberto Piccolo (Malvor-Bottecchia), Martin Early (Fagor): 19

Young Rider:

  1. Marco Giovannetti (Gis Gelati) 102hr 41min 58sec
  2. Stefano Colagè (Dromedario) @ 7min 58sec
  3. Primož Čerin (Malvor-Bottecchia) @ 18min 31sec
  4. Bruno Bulić (Magniflex) @ 35min 32sec
  5. Maurizio Conti (Santini-Cierre-Conti-Galli) 2 41min 52sec

Team Classification:

  1. Supermercati Brianzoli: 305hr 33min 43sec
  2. Carrera @ 22min 47sec
  3. La Vie Claire @ 24min 6sec

1986 Giro stage results with running GC:

Monday, May 12: Prologue 1 km Palermo individual time trial (cronometro)

  1. Urs Freuler: 1min 8sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1sec
  3. Silvestro Milani @ 2sec
  4. Guido Bontempi s.t.
  5. Francesco Moser s.t.
  6. Alan Peiper @ 3sec
  7. Stefano Allocchio s.t.
  8. Enrico Grimani s.t.
  9. Eric Vanderaerden s.t.
  10. Francesco Cesarini s.t.

Monday, May 12: Stage 1: Palermo - Sciacca, 135 km

Major ascent: Villa Renda

  1. Sergio Santimaria: 3hr 34min 35sec
  2. Paolo Rosola @ 1sec
  3. Guido Bontempi s.t.
  4. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  5. Dag-Erik Pedersen s.t.
  6. Domenico Cavallo s.t.
  7. Johan Lammerts s.t.
  8. Stefano Allocchio s.t.
  9. Jean-Paul Van Poppel s.t.
  10. Frank Hoste s.t.

GC after Stage 1:

  1. Sergio Santimaria: 3hr 35min 33sec
  2. Paolo Rosola @ 2sec
  3. Guido Bontempi @ 3sec
  4. Urs Freuler @ 11sec
  5. Giuseppe Saronni @ 12sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 13sec
  7. Stefano Allocchio, Roberto Gaggioli, Alan Peiper, Ernico Grimani, Frank Hoste @ 14sec

Tuesday, May 13: Stage 2, Sciacca Terme - Catania, 259 km

  1. Jean-Paul Van Poppel: 6hr 58min 20sec
  2. Eric Vanderaerden s.t.
  3. Urs Freuler s.t.
  4. Stefano Allocchio s.t.
  5. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  6. Flavio Chesini s.t.
  7. Giovanni Mantovani s.t.
  8. Giuseppe Petito s.t.
  9. Daniele Caroli s.t.
  10. Adriano Baffi s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

  1. Jean-Paul Van Poppel: 10hr 31min 50sec
  2. Sergio Santimaria @ 3sec
  3. Urs Freuler @ 4sec
  4. Paolo Rosola @ 5sec
  5. Guido Bontempi @ 8sec
  6. Stefan Allocchio @ 12sec
  7. Giuseppe Saronni @ 15sec
  8. Francesco Moser @ 16sec
  9. Roberto Gaggioli @ 17sec

Wednesday, May 14: Stage 3, Catania - Taormina 50 km team time trial (cronometro a squadre)

  1. Del Tongo (Saronni, Giupponi, Piasecki, Loro, Cesarini) 1hr 4min 51sec
  2. Supermercati Brianzoli @ 9sec
  3. La Vie Claire @ 1min 41sec
  4. Carrera @ 2min 2sec
  5. Ecoflam-Jolly @ 2mn 6sec
  6. Vini Ricordi @ 2min 32sec
  7. Sammontana @ 2min 38sec
  8. Malvor-Bottecchia @ 2min 46sec
  9. Gis Gelati s.t.
  10. Panasonic @ 2min 47sec
  11. Atala @ 3min 5sec
  12. Ariostea @ 3min 7sec
  13. Fagor @ 3min 26sec
  14. Skala-Skil s.t.
  15. Gemeaz Cusin-Cilo-Aufina @ 3min 53sec
  16. Santini-Cierre-Conti-Galli @ 4min 4sec
  17. Dromedario @ 4min 15sec
  18. Magniflex @ 4min 21sec
  19. Murella-Fanini s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 11hr 38min 56sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 10sec
  3. Dietrich Thurau @ 12sec
  4. Claudio Corti, Giambattista Baronchelli @ 16sec
  5. Gerhard Zadrobilek @ 17sec
  6. Flavio Giuponni @ 33sec
  7. Antonio Bevilacqua @ 40sec
  8. Luciano Loro @ 57sec
  9. Steve Bauer @ 1min 44sec

Thursday, May 15: Stage 4, Villa San Giovanni - Nicotera, 115 km

Major ascents: San Elia, Monte Pora

  1. Giambattista Baronchelli: 2hr 53min 38sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 18sec
  3. Alberto Volpi s.t.
  4. Stefano Colagè s.t.
  5. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  6. Sergio Santimaria s.t.
  7. Niki Rüttimann s.t.
  8. Pedro Muñoz s.t.
  9. Michael Wilson s.t.
  10. Gianni Bugno s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

  1. Giambattista Baronchelli: 14hr 30min 30sec
  2. Francesco Moser @ 17sec
  3. Giuseppe Saronni @ 22sec
  4. Dietrich Thurau @ 34sec
  5. Claudio Corti @ 36sec
  6. Gerhard Zadrobilek @ 39sec
  7. Flavio Giupponi @ 55sec
  8. Antonio Bevilacqua @ 1min 2sec
  9. Luciano Loro @ 1min 19sec
  10. Steve Bauer @ 2min 6sec

Friday, May 16: Stage 5, Nicotera - Cosenza, 194 km

Major ascent: Crocetta

  1. Greg LeMond: 5hr 14min 55sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni 2 2sec
  3. Massimo Ghirotto s.t.
  4. Stefano Colagè s.t.
  5. Franco Chioccioli s.t.
  6. Steve Bauer s.t.
  7. Alberto Volpi s.t.
  8. Emanuele Bombini s.t.
  9. Michael Wilson s.t.
  10. Gianni Bugno s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

  1. Giambattista Baronchelli: 19hr 45min 27sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 7sec
  3. Flavio Giupponi @ 55sec
  4. Luciano Loro @ 1min 19sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 42sec
  6. Claudio Corti @ 2min 1sec
  7. Steve Bauer @ 2min 6sec
  8. Niki Rüttimann @ 2min 7sec
  9. Roberto Visentini @ 2min 29sec
  10. Franco Chioccioli @ 2min 32sec

Saturday, May 17: Stage 6, Cosenza - Potenza, 251 km

  1. Roberto Visentini: 6hr 50min 3sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 11sec
  3. Michael Wilson s.t.
  4. Jean-Paul Van Poppel @ 5sec
  5. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  6. Steve Bauer s.t.
  7. Frédéric Garnier s.t.
  8. Stefano Colagè s.t.
  9. Jesper Worre s.t.
  10. Dag-Erik Pedersen s.t.

GC after Stage 6:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 26hr 35min 33sec
  2. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 8sec
  3. Flavio Giupponi @ 1min 3sec
  4. Luciano Loro @ 1min 27sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 50sec
  6. Roberto Visentini @ 2min 6sec
  7. Claudio Corti @ 2min 9sec
  8. Steve Bauer @ 2min 14sec
  9. Niki Rüttimann @ 2min 15sec
  10. Michael Wilson @ 2min 31sec

Sunday, May 18: Stage 7, Potenza - Baia Domizia, 257 km

Major ascent: Monte Carruozzo

  1. Guido Bontempi: 6hr 39min 37sec
  2. Stefano Allocchio s.t.
  3. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  4. Flavio Chesini s.t.
  5. Giovanni Mantovani s.t.
  6. Daniele Asti s.t.
  7. Jean-Paul Van Poppel s.t.
  8. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  9. Eric Vanderaerden s.t.
  10. Domenico Cavallo s.t.

GC after Stage 7:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 33hr 15min 10sec
  2. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 8sec
  3. Flavio Giupponi @ 1min 3sec
  4. Luciano Loro @ 1min 27sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 50sec
  6. Roberto Visentini @ 2min 6sec
  7. Claudio Corti @ 2min 9sec
  8. Steve Bauer @ 2min 14sec
  9. Niki Rüttimann @ 2min 15sec
  10. Michael Wilson @ 2min 31sec

Monday, May 19: Stage 8, Cellole - Avezzano, 160 km

Major ascent: San Nicola

  1. Franco Chioccioli: 4hr 13min 0sec
  2. Stefano Colagé s.t.
  3. Niki Rüttimann s.t.
  4. Alfio Vandi s.t.
  5. Stefano Giuliani s.t.
  6. Heinz Imboden s.t.
  7. Bruno Leali s.t.
  8. Roberto Visentini s.t.
  9. Alessandro Pozzi @ 3sec
  10. Claudio Vandelli s.t.

GC after Stage 8:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 37hr 28min 17sec
  2. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 8sec
  3. Flavio Giupponi@ 1min 3sec
  4. Luciano Loro @ 1min 27sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 1min 50sec
  6. Niki Rüttimann @ 1min 58sec
  7. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 59sec
  8. Claudio Corti @ 2min 9sec
  9. Franco Chioccioli, Steve Bauer @ 2min 13sec

Tuesday, May 20: Stage 9, Avezzano - Rieti, 172 km

Major ascents: Terminillo, La Forca

  1. Acacio Da Silva: 4hr 48min 6sec
  2. Alfio Vandi s.t.
  3. Marco Giovannetti s.t.
  4. Greg LeMond @ 1min 33sec
  5. Massimo Chirotto s.t.
  6. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  7. Stefano Colagè s.t.
  8. Marco Vitali s.t.
  9. Francesco Moser s.t.
  10. Ennio Salvador s.t.

GC after Stage 9:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 42hr 17min 58sec
  2. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 8sec
  3. Flavio Giupponi @ 1min 3sec
  4. Acacio Da Silva, Luciano Loro @ 1min 27sec
  5. Alfio Vandi @ 1min 48sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 1min 50sec
  7. Niki Rüttimann @ 1min 58sec
  8. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 59sec
  9. Marco Giovannetti @ 2min 6sec

Wednesday, May 21: Stage 10, Rieti - Pesaro, 235 km

Major ascent: Somma

  1. Guido Bontempi: 5hr 32min 37sec
  2. Stefano Allocchio s.t.
  3. Daniele Asti s.t.
  4. Frank Hoste s.t.
  5. Flavio Chesini s.t.
  6. Rolf Sorensen s.t.
  7. Daniele Caroli s.t.
  8. Patrizio Gambirasio s.t.
  9. Urs Freuler s.t.
  10. Eric Vanderaerden s.t.

GC after Stage 10:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 47hr 50min 35sec
  2. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 8sec
  3. Flavio Giupponi @ 1min 3sec
  4. Acacio Da Silva, Luciano Loro @ 1min 27sec
  5. Alfio Vandi @ 1min 48sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 1min 50sec
  7. Niki Rüttimann @ 1min 58sec
  8. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 59sec
  9. Marco Giovannetti @ 2min 7sec

Thursday, May 22: Stage 11, Pesaro - Castiglion del Lago, 207 km

Major ascents: Viamaggio, Monte Castiglione

  1. Guido Bontempi: 5hr 32min 40sec
  2. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  3. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  4. Silvano Riccò s.t.
  5. Teun Van Vliet s.t.
  6. Stefano Colagè s.t.
  7. Greg LeMond s.t.
  8. Patrick Serra s.t.
  9. Roberto Pagnin s.t.
  10. Jens Veggerby s.t.

GC after Stage 11:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 53hr 23min 15sec
  2. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 8sec
  3. Flavio Giupponi @ 1min 3sec
  4. Acacio Da Silva, Luciano Loro @ 1min 27sec
  5. Alfio Vandi @ 1min 48sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 1min 50sec
  7. Niki Rüttimann @ 1min 58sec
  8. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 59sec
  9. Marco Giovannetti @ 2min 7sec

Friday, May 23: Stage 12, Sinalunga - Siena 46 km individual time trial (cronometro)

  1. Lech Piasecki: 59min 4sec
  2. Roberto Visentini @ 7sec
  3. Giuseppe Saronni @ 30sec
  4. Dietrich Thurau @ 37sec
  5. Greg LeMond @ 40sec
  6. Steve Bauer, Enrico Grimani @ 57sec
  7. Michael Wilson @ 58sec
  8. Tommy Prim @ 1min 12sec
  9. Francesco Moser @ 1min 20sec
  10. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 1min 30sec
  11. Tony Rominger @ 1min 37sec

GC after Stage 12:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 54hr 22min 39sec
  2. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 1min 18sec
  3. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 31sec
  4. Francesco Moser @ 2min 50sec
  5. Michael Wilson @ 3min 9sec
  6. Steve Bauer @ 3min 21sec
  7. Acacio Da Silva @ 3min 29sec
  8. Greg LeMond @ 3min 47sec
  9. Claudio Corti, Flavio Giupponi @ 4min 28sec

Saturday, May 24: Stage 13, Siena - Sarzana, 175 km

  1. Jean-Paul Van Poppel: 4hr 45min 52sec
  2. Guido Bontempi s.t.
  3. Eric Vanderaerden s.t.
  4. Stefano Allocchio s.t.
  5. Frank Hoste s.t.
  6. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  7. Adriano Baffi s.t.
  8. Daniele Asti s.t.
  9. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  10. Domenico Cavallo s.t.

GC after Stage 13:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 59hr 6min 31sec
  2. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 1min 18sec
  3. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 31sec
  4. Francesco Moser @ 2min 50sec
  5. Michael Wilson @ 3min 9sec
  6. Steve Bauer @ 3min 21sec
  7. Acacio Da Silva @ 3min 29sec
  8. Greg LeMond @ 3min 47sec
  9. Claudio Corti, Flavio Giupponi @ 4min 28sec

Sunday, May 25: Stage 14, Savona - Sauze d'Oulx, 236 km

Major ascents: Cadibona, Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx

  1. Martin Early: 6hr 17min 34sec
  2. Stefano Giuliani @ 20sec
  3. Pedro Muñoz @ 21sec
  4. Roberto Visentini @ 29sec
  5. Greg LeMond s.t.
  6. Claudio Corti @ 35sec
  7. Giuseppe Saronni @ 45sec
  8. Francesco Moser s.t.
  9. Alberto Volpi s.t.
  10. Franco Chioccioli @ 51sec

GC after Stage 14:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 65hr 26min 40sec
  2. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 10sec
  3. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 1min 51sec
  4. Francesco Moser @ 2min 50sec
  5. Greg LeMond @ 3min 31sec
  6. Michael Wilson @ 3min 35sec
  7. Acacio Da Silva @ 4min 9sec
  8. Claudio Corti @ 4min 18sec
  9. Alfio Vandi @ 5min 37sec
  10. Flavio Giupponi @ 5min 41sec

Monday, May 26: Stage 15, Sauze d'Oulx - Erba, 260 km

  1. Dag-Erik Pedersen: 7hr 15min 12sec
  2. Stephen Roche @ 5sec
  3. Emanuele Bombini @ 18sec
  4. Gerhard Zadrobilek s.t.
  5. Roberto Pagnin @ 30sec
  6. Ricardo Magrini s.t.
  7. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  8. Mauro Longo s.t.
  9. Jean-René Bernaudeau s.t.
  10. Salvatore Cavallaro s.t.

GC after Stage 15:

  1. Giuseppe Saronni: 72hr 42min 48sec
  2. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 10sec
  3. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 1min 51sec
  4. Francesco Moser @ 2min 50sec
  5. Greg LeMond @ 3min 31sec
  6. Michael Wilson @ 3min 35sec
  7. Acacio Da Silva @ 4min 9sec
  8. Claudio Corti @ 4min 18sec
  9. Alfio Vandi @ 5min 37sec
  10. Flavio Giupponi @ 5min 41sec

Tuesday, May 27: Stage 16, Erba - Foppolo, 143 km

Major ascents: San Marco, Foppolo

  1. Pedro Muñoz: 4hr 20min 21sec
  2. Greg LeMond @ 9sec
  3. Roberto Visentini @ 20sec
  4. Claudio Corti @ 31sec
  5. Franco Chioccioli @ 43sec
  6. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 1min 23sec
  7. Niki Rüttiman @ 1mn 29sec
  8. Francesco moser @ 2min 24sec
  9. Stefano Colagè @ 2min 26sec
  10. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.

GC after Stage 16:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 77hr 4min 29sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 6sec
  3. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 1min 54sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 5sec
  5. Claudio Corti @ 3min 24sec
  6. Francesco Moser @ 3min 54sec
  7. Franco Chioccioli @ 5min 21sec
  8. Marco Giovannetti @ 7min 39sec
  9. Niki Rüttimann @ 8min 20sec
  10. Acacio Da silva @ 8min 48sec

Wednesday, May 28: Stage 17, Foppolo - Piacenza, 196 km

  1. Guido Bontempi: 4hr 51min 53sec
  2. Eric Vanderaerden s.t.
  3. Stefano Allocchio s.t.
  4. Adriano Baffi s.t.
  5. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  6. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  7. Frank Hoste s.t.
  8. Patrizio Gambirasio s.t.
  9. Ursa Freuler s.t.
  10. Emanuele Bombini s.t.

GC after Stage 17:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 81hr 56min 22sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 6sec
  3. Greg LeMond @ 2min 5sec
  4. Claudio Conti @ 3min 25sec
  5. Francesco Moser @ 3min 54sec
  6. Franco Chioccioli @ 5min 21sec
  7. Marco Giovannetti @ 7min 39sec
  8. Niki Rüttimann @ 8min 20sec
  9. Acacio Da Silva @ 8min 48sec
  10. Pedro Muñoz @ 8min 52sec

Thursday, May 29: Stage 18, Piacenza - Cremona 36 km individual time trial (cronometro)

  1. Francesco Moser: 43min 58sec
  2. Dietrich Thurau @ 49sec
  3. Jesper Worre @ 1min 5swec
  4. Tommy Prim @ 1min 9sec
  5. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 16sec
  6. Roberto Visentini @ 1min 20sec
  7. Marco Giovannetti @ 1min 23sec
  8. Acacio Da Silva @ 1min 24sec
  9. Lech Piasecki, Guido Bontempi @ 1min 29sec
  10. Michael Wilson @ 1min 31sec
  11. Greg LeMond @ 1min 41sec

GC after Stage 18:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 82hr 41min 40sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 2sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 2min 14sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 26sec
  5. Claudio Corti @ 4min 18sec
  6. Franco Chioccioli @ 6min 37sec
  7. Marco Giovannetti @ 7min 42sec
  8. Acacio Da Silva @ 8min 52sec
  9. Michael Wilson @ 9min 20sec
  10. Niki Rüttiman @ 10min 44sec

Friday, May 30: Stage 19, Cremona - Pejo Terme, 211 km

Major ascents: San Eusebio, Campo Carlo Magno, Pejo Terme

  1. Johan Van der Velde: 5hr 45min 19sec
  2. Ennio Salvador @ 7sec
  3. Emanuele Bombini @ 10sec
  4. Stephen Roche @ 32sec
  5. Alessandro Paganessi s.t.
  6. Roberto Pagnin @ 1min 21sec
  7. Greg LeMond @ 1mn 39sec
  8. Giuseppe Saronni s.t.
  9. Roberto Visentini s.t.
  10. Francesco Moser s.t.

GC after Stage 19:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 88hr 28min 38sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 2sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 2min 14sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 26sec
  5. Claudio Corti @ 4min 49sec
  6. Franco Chioccioli @ 6min 56sec
  7. Marco Giovannetti @ 8min 3sec
  8. Acacio Da Silva @ 8min 56sec
  9. Emanuele Bombini @ 10min 49sec
  10. Niki Rûttimann @ 10min 54sec

Saturday, May 31: Stage 20, Pejo Terme - Bassano del Grappa, 179 km

  1. Guido Bontempi: 4hr 26min 50sec
  2. Paolo Rosola s.t.
  3. Stefano Allocchio s.t.
  4. Flavio Chesini s.t.
  5. Eric Vanderaerden s.t.
  6. Silvano Riccò s.t.
  7. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  8. Frank Hoste s.t.
  9. Patrick Serra s.t.
  10. Adriano Baffi s.t.

GC after Stage 20:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 92hr 56min 26sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 2sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 2min 14sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 26sec
  5. Claudio Corti @ 4min 49sec
  6. Franco Chioccioli @ 6min 56sec
  7. Marco Giovannetti @ 8min 3sec
  8. Acacio Da Silva @ 8min 56sec
  9. Emanuele Bombini @ 10min 49sec
  10. Niki Rüttiman @ 10min 54sec

Sunday, May 30: Stage 21, Bassano del Grappa - Bolzano, 234 km

Major ascents: Rolle, Pordoi, Campolongo, Gardena

  1. Acacio Da Silva: 6hr 56min 27sec
  2. Niki Rüttimann s.t.
  3. Alessandro Paganessi @ 3sec
  4. Pedro Muñoz @ 13sec
  5. Dietrich Thurau @ 51sec
  6. Primož Čerin s.t.
  7. Roberto Pagnin @ 1min 24sec
  8. Ezio Moroni s.t.
  9. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  10. Stefano Colagè s.t.

GC after Stage 21:

  1. Roberto Visentini: 100hr 53min 19sec
  2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1min 2sec
  3. Francesco Moser @ 2min 14sec
  4. Greg LeMond @ 2min 26sec
  5. Claudio Corti @ 4min 49sec
  6. Franco Chioccioli @ 6min 56sec
  7. Acacio Da Silva @ 7min 12sec
  8. Marco Giovannetti @ 8min 3sec
  9. Niki Rüttimann @ 9min 18sec
  10. Pedro Muñoz @ 11min 53sec

Monday, June 2: 22nd and Final stage, Merano 108 km Girisprint

  1. Eric Van Lancker: 2hr 39min 19sec
  2. Giovanni Paolo Bottoia s.t.
  3. Pierangelo Bincoletto s.t.
  4. Kjell Nilsson s.t.
  5. Jorg Bruggmann s.t.
  6. Sergio Santimaria s.t.
  7. Jean-René Bernaudeau s.t.
  8. Eric Vanderaerden s.t.
  9. Stefano Colagè s.t.
  10. Paolo Rosola s.t.

1986 Giro d'Italia complete final General Classification


The Story of the 1986 Giro d'Italia

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Torriani still played to the galleries of Saronni and Moser fans with a flattish parcours. Merckx called it “decapitated” and one writer lamented that a country of magnificent hills and mountains had shortchanged its national tour.

As in 1976, the Giro’s Sicilian start was tragic. The first road stage had a mass crash and among the fallen was Emilio Ravasio of the Atala squad. The doctor took a quick look at him, thought he was fine and let him get back on his bike. He finished with several of the other fallen riders, about seven minutes behind stage winner Sergio Santimaria, who became the maglia rosa. Ravasio later fell into a coma and died about two weeks later. The tragedy brought to mind Portuguese rider Joaquim Agostinho who remounted after crashing during the Tour of the Algarve in 1984 and later fell into an irreversible coma, and Fausto Coppi’s brother Serse, who thought he was fine after crashing in the Tour of Piedmont and later succumbed to head injuries.

There were more crashes. Just a few kilometers before the stage two finish in Catania a big smashup took down La Vie Claire’s Giro captain Greg LeMond, costing the American rider more than a minute and a half. Some blamed the continual pileups on the high speed racing over the narrow Sicilian roads. In the peloton, riders would shake their fists at the television helicopters which they said were flying so low the rotor wash was blowing the riders around.

Before the Giro left Sicily there was a 50-kilometer team time trial. Saronni’s Del Tongo squad took a nine-second victory over Moser’s Supermercati Brianzoli team. LeMond’s La Vie Claire squad, already a man short due to crashes, lost over a minute and a half. Racing had barely started and LeMond was down almost three and a half minutes.

The General Classification seemed like old times:
1. Giuseppe Saronni
2. Francesco Moser @ 10 seconds
3. Didi Thurau @ 12 seconds
4. Claudio Corti and Giambattista Baronchelli @ 16 seconds

A day later Baronchelli used the hills of Calabria to jet away from the pack, leaving teammate Moser to lead the field into Nicotera 18 seconds later. For all his high placings in the Giro, including two seconds and a third, Baronchelli had not yet spent a day in pink. Finally, in the thirteenth year of his pro career, he pulled on the maglia rosa. It must have been sweet for the man who had won the Baby Giro way back in 1973.

The next day LeMond squirted off the front in the final kilometers, soloing into Cosenza with a Saronni-led pack just 2 seconds behind.

Saronni seemed to be enjoying a renaissance. In the early 1980s, he had been one of the world’s dominant riders but his legs had grown quiet. But when Visentini soloed into Potenza, Saronni was 11 seconds back, good enough to once again be the Pink Jersey with Baronchelli 8 seconds behind in the Overall.
Saronni couldn’t be budged from his position at the top of the standings and the 46-kilometer time trial in Siena allowed him to increase his lead. LeMond might have done better than his fifth place, but he let himself get distracted. He had the fastest intermediate time, so fast that he caught Gianni Bugno and Stefano Colage. The two riders knew a good thing when it went by and drafted the steaming American. Infuriated by the Italians glued to his wheel, LeMond complained to the officials and got so rattled he used the wrong gear in the uphill finish in Siena.

Visentini, excellent against the clock, had crept up to third place, a minute and a half behind Saronni.

Could Saronni keep his lead in the Alps? Stage fourteen was the first test and after the hilltop finish in Sauze d’Oulx, Visentini gained another 21 seconds on Saronni, while Baronchelli lost a half-minute.

Torriani wanted to cancel the ascent of the San Marco pass, scheduled to be the major climb before the finish at the ski town of Foppolo, saying that with snow on the road it would be a difficult climb. This from the man who engineered stages like the famous Monte Bondone climb in 1956, where dozens of frozen riders, including the maglia rosa, quit in icy misery. LeMond, smelling a fix coming that would lock in Saronni’s lead, got ugly. Arguing it was one of the few chances for him and the other climbers to challenge Saronni, he raised enough stink that Torriani kept the climb. It was good for Torriani and the Giro that the ascent was retained because it was truly memorable.

LeMond and Visentini hit the base of the climb at full gas. The peloton exploded as the contenders scrambled to get up to the flying pair. At the crest it was still LeMond and Visentini at the front, but Baronchelli, Pedro Muñoz, Claudio Corti and Franco Chioccioli had dragged themselves up to the duo. Further back, Saronni and Moser were already two minutes in arrears.

On the ascent to Foppolo, LeMond and Muñoz separated themselves from the other four with the Spaniard winning the stage. Twenty seconds later Visentini came into town, Baronchelli arriving another minute later, Moser and Saronni needing still another minute to arrive. Visentini was in pink and Moser was in high dudgeon. Moser and his director Gianluigi Stanga accused Baronchelli of betraying his teammate Moser by selling his services to Visentini.

After the Alps the General Classification looked like this:
1. Roberto Visentini
2. Giuseppe Saronni @ 1 minutes 6 seconds
3. Giambattista Baronchelli @ 1 minute 54 seconds
4. Greg LeMond @ 2 minutes 5 seconds
5. Claudio Corti @ 3 minutes 24 seconds
6. Francesco Moser @ 3 minutes 54 seconds

The next day Baronchelli abandoned, citing stomach problems.

Moser might have found the stiff climbs of the San Marco not quite to his liking, but a flat time trial where he could beat anyone alive was very much to his taste. The stage eighteen chrono to Cremona was just such a ride and Moser pulverized the competition, taking more than a minute out of anyone who might be in the hunt for a high placing. LeMond, normally good against the clock, lost 1 minute 41 seconds and gave up third place to Moser.

That left the second to last stage, a trip through the Dolomites. Even with the Rolle, Pordoi, Campolongo and Gardena passes, the standings stayed where they were. LeMond gave it a desperate go, but he couldn’t shake the others. The race was Visentini’s.

Roberto Visentini

Roberto Visentini with some young fans

Final 1986 Giro d’Italia General Classification:
1. Roberto Visentini (Carrera): 102 hours 33 minutes 56 seconds
2. Giuseppe Saronni (Del Tongo) @ 1 minute 2 seconds
3. Francesco Moser (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 2 minutes 14 seconds
4. Greg LeMond (La Vie Claire) @ 2 minutes 26 seconds
5. Claudio Corti (Supermercati Brianzoli) @ 4 minutes 49 seconds

Climbers’ Competition:
1. Pedro Muñoz (Fagor): 54 points
2. Gianni Bugno (Atala-Ofmega): 35
3. Stefano Giuliani (Supermercati Brianzoli): 32

Points Competition:
1. Guido Bontempi (Carrera): 167 points
2. Johan Van der Velde (Panasonic): 148
3. Paolo Rosola (Sammontana-Bianchi): 115

Carrera director Boifava had to be thrilled with his team’s results. In addition to winning the General Classification, Guido Bontempi won five stages on his way to winning the points competition.

Using the form he gained riding the Giro, fourth placed Greg LeMond went on to win the Tour that July. This was Moser’s last Giro. He accumulated an eloquent list of important single-day race wins including three consecutive Paris–Roubaix victories, yet for all of Torriani’s attempts to help the big man, Moser won only that one troubled 1984 Giro.


120 minute video in English by Italia Velosport of the 1986 Giro d'Italia