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74th Giro d'Italia 1991 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Maglia Rosa Attacks on the Passo Pordoi

The early years of the 1990’s were dominated by three Italian, Gianni Bugno, Claudio Chiappucci and Franco Chioccioli.  Defending 1990 Giro d’Italia champion Gianni Bugno excelled in the time trials but could not match Chiappucci and Chioccioli in the mountains.

Stage 17 featured the very difficult climb of the Passo Pordoi.  Race leader Franco Chioccioli left on doubt of his superiority and attacked the lead group of contenders of the finishing climb of the Pordoi.  Second placed Claudio Chiappucci could not hold the Maglia Rosa’s wheel.  Chioccioli put his Giro lead out of reach.

Franco Chioccioli crossed the finish line in Milan to complete a very dominating performance. 

SPECIAL NOTE: For his dominance and winning with an attacking style Chioccioli was given the nickname “Little Coppi”.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Olbia-Olbia, 193 km

Philippe Casado (Fra)

Philippe Casado (Fra)

Stage 2a Olbia-Sassari, 127 km

Gianni Bugno (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 2b Sassari-Sassari, 7.7 km ITT

Gianluca Pierobon (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 3 Sassari-Cagliari, 231 km

Mario Cipollini (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 4 Sorrento-Sorrento, 170 km

Eric Boyer (Fra)

Eric Boyer (Fra)

Stage 5 Sorrento-Scanno, 248 km

Marino Lejarreta (Spa)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 6 Scanno-Rieti, 205 km

Vladimir Poulnikov (Rus)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 7 Rieti-Citta di Castello, 174 km

Mario Cipollini (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 8 Citta di Castello-Prato, 169 km

Davide Cassani (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 9 Prato-Felino, 229 km

Massimo Ghirotto (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 10 Collecchio-Langhirano, 43 km ITT

Gianni Bugno (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 11 Sala Baganza-Savona, 223 km

Maximilian Sciandri (GBr)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 12 Savona-Monviso, 182 km

Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 13 Savigliano-Sestriere, 192 km

Eduardo Chozas (Spa)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 14 Torino-Morbegno, 239 km

Franco Ballerini (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 15 Morbegno-Aprica, 132 km

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 16 Aprica-Selva di Val Gardena, 220 km

Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 17 Selva di Val Gardena-Passo Pordoi, 169 km

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stg 18 Pozza di Fasso-Castelfranco Veneto, 165 km

Silvio Martinello (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 19 Castelfranco Veneto-Brescia, 186 km

Gianni Bugno (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 20 Broni-Casteggio, 66 km ITT

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Stage 21 Pavia-Milan, 153 km

Mario Cipollini (Ita)

Franco Chioccioli (Ita)

Mountain Jersey

* Inaki Gaston (Spa)

Point's Jersey

Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)



GdI May 26 to June 16, 1991

3,716 Km

1. Franco CHIOCCIOLI (Ita) 99h35'43"

2. Claudio Chiappucci (Ita) +3'48"
3. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) +6'56"
Starters: 180

Finishers: 133

Average Speed: 37.303 km/h

 

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