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1995 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates 13 May — 4 June
Stages 22
Distance 3,736 km (2,321 mi)
Winning time 97h 39' 50"
Results
Winner  Tony Rominger (SUI) (Mapei–GB–Latexco)
Second  Evgeni Berzin (RUS) (Gewiss–Ballan)
Third  Piotr Ugrumov (LAT) (Gewiss–Ballan)

Points  Tony Rominger (SUI) (Mapei–GB–Latexco)
Mountains  Mariano Piccoli (ITA) (Brescialat)
Intergiro  Tony Rominger (SUI) (Mapei–GB–Latexco)
Team Gewiss–Ballan
Team Points Gewiss–Ballan
1994
1996

The 1995 Giro d'Italia was a Grand Tour cycling stage race that took place in May and June 1995. It was the 78th edition of the event. The Giro began on 13 May with a stage that began in Perugia and ended Terni. The race came to a close on 4 June with a stage that ended in the Italian city of Milan. The race was won by the Swiss Tony Rominger of the Mapei–GB–Latexco team. Second and third were the Russian rider Evgeni Berzin and Latvian rider Piotr Ugrumov.

Mario Cipollini was the event's first leg in a bunch sprint, allowing him to be the first rider to don the race leader's maglia rosa (English: pink jersey). The following stage was an individual time trial that was won by Rominger, who also gained enough time on Cipollini to take the race lead. Rominger built upon his lead by winning the remaining two time trial stages, along with the hilly stage 4, and retained the lead for the duration of the race. By winning the Giro he became the third Swiss rider to win the event.

In addition to the general classification, Tony Rominger also won the points and intergiro classifications. Brescialat rider Mariano Piccoli won the mountains classification. Gewiss–Ballan finished as the winners of the team classification. The team points classification, a system in which the teams' riders are awarded points for placing within the top twenty in each stage and the points are then totaled for each team, was also won by Gewiss-Ballan.

Teams[edit]

A total of 22 teams were invited to participate in the 1995 Giro d'Italia.[1][2][3][4] Each team sent a squad of nine riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 198 cyclists.[1][2][3][4] Out of the 198 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 122 riders made it to the finish in Milan.[5]

The teams entering the race were:[1][2]

Pre-race favorites[edit]

The starting peloton included Evgeni Berzin, the 1994 winner.[3][6] Berzin's team, Gewiss–Ballan, also brought Latvian Piotr Ugrumov, a two-time Grand Tour runner-up.[5] The two riders had developed a mutual distaste for each other.[5] El País writers Paolo Viberti and Carlos Arribas believed that Swiss rider Tony Rominger and Latvian Piotr Ugrumov were the favorites to win the race,[3][6] while Adrian Huber of Avui named Rominger as the sole favorite.[7] Author Bill McGann believed that Rominger and Berzin were in great form coming into the race.[5] Rominger entered the event after having recently won the Tour de Romandie.[7] Aside from Rominger and Berzin, El Punt's Luis Simon named 1988 winner Andrew Hampsten, Russian Pavel Tonkov, and Claudio Chiappucci amongst several other riders that could challenge for the overall title.[8]

Italian Marco Pantani was seen by some to be a contender for to win the race.[3][5] However, Pantani crashed during a training ride on 1 May and did not recover in time to participate.[3][5] Two-time winner Miguel Indurain chose not to enter the race in favor of preparing for the Tour de France.[5][6]

Route and stages[edit]

A mountain with a lake.
Massiccio del Sirino (pictured) hosted the finish of the 209 km (130 mi) eighth stage that began in Acquappesa.

The route for the 1995 Giro d'Italia was unveiled by race director Carmine Castellano on 12 November 1994 in Milan.[9][10][11] It contained three time trial events, all of which were individual.[11] There were thirteen stages containing high mountains, of which five had summit finishes: stage 8, to Massiccio del Sirino;[12] stage 11, to Il Ciocco;[13] stage 14, to Schnals;[14] stage 15, to Lenzerheide;[15] and stage 20, to Gressoney-Saint-Jean.[2][16] The organizers chose to include one rest day.[9] When compared to the previous year's race, the race was 6 km (4 mi) longer, contained one more rest day, and the same amount of stages. The nineteenth stage was regarded as the queen stage as it featured the climbs of the Col Agnel, Col d'Izoard, and Colle di Sampeyre.[17]

The race route began in Perugia and traveled throughout the southern half of Italy for the first ten stages.[9] After the stage 10 individual time trial, the riders were transferred to Tuscany by airplane, where the race remained in the northern half of the country and proceeded to cross into the higher and tougher mountains.[9] There were a total of three stages that started outside Italy.[18] Stage 15 ended in the Swiss city Lenzerheide and served as the start for the race's sixteenth stage.[18][19] The mountainous twentieth stage began in the French city of Briançon.[18][19]

The nineteenth stage was originally planned to stretch from Mondovì to Briançon over 202 km (126 mi).[5][20] The stage finish was moved to part way up the ascent of the Col Agnel, due to avalanches.[5][20] The stage finished in Pontechianale where the day's intermediate sprint had been planned after 129.9 km (81 mi) of racing.[5][20] The avalanche trapped several fans that had gotten their earlier, along with their cars.[20] Ten spectators were injured and two were taken to the hospital.[20]

Chiappucci believed that the descents of the mountains included in the race were very difficult.[9] An El País writer found the route to be more mountainous than in years past.[19] In addition, the writer mentioned that the increase in mountains within the route coupled with the reduced amount of time trial kilometers, including the lack of a prologue, favored Marco Pantani.[19] Three-time winner Gino Bartali believed that the route for the Giro was harder than the same year's Tour de France course.[19]

Stage characteristics and results[2][18]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 13 May Perugia to Terni 205 km (127 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Mario Cipollini (ITA)
2 14 May Foligno to Assisi 19 km (12 mi) Individual time trial  Tony Rominger (SUI)
3 15 May Spoleto to Marotta 161 km (100 mi) Plain stage  Mario Cipollini (ITA)
4 16 May Mondolfo to Loreto 192 km (119 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Tony Rominger (SUI)
5 17 May Porto Recanati to Tortoreto 182 km (113 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Filippo Casagrande (ITA)
6 18 May Trani to Taranto 165 km (103 mi) Plain stage  Nicola Minali (ITA)
7 19 May Taranto to Terme Luigiane 216 km (134 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Maurizio Fondriest (ITA)
8 20 May Acquappesa to Massiccio del Sirino 209 km (130 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Laudelino Cubino (ESP)
9 21 May Terme La Calda to Salerno 165 km (103 mi) Plain stage  Rolf Sørensen (DEN)
10 22 May Telese Terme to Maddaloni 42 km (26 mi) Individual time trial  Tony Rominger (SUI)
23 May Rest day
11 24 May Pietrasanta to Il Ciocco 175 km (109 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Enrico Zaina (ITA)
12 25 May Borgo a Mozzano to Cento 195 km (121 mi) Plain stage  Ján Svorada (CZE)[N 1]
13 26 May Pieve di Cento to Rovereto 218 km (135 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Pascal Richard (SUI)
14 27 May Trento to Schnals 240 km (149 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Oliverio Rincón (COL)
15 28 May Schnals to Lenzerheide (Switzerland) 185 km (115 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Mariano Piccoli (ITA)
16 29 May Lenzerheide (Switzerland) to Treviglio 224 km (139 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Giuseppe Citterio (ITA)[N 2]
17 30 May Cenate Sotto to Selvino 43 km (27 mi) Individual time trial  Tony Rominger (SUI)
18 31 May Stradella to Sanctuary of Vicoforte 221 km (137 mi) Plain stage  Denis Zanette (ITA)
19 1 June Mondovì to Pontechianale 130 km (81 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Pascal Richard (SUI)
20 2 June Briançon (France) to Gressoney-Saint-Jean 208 km (129 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Serguei Outschakov (UKR)
21 3 June Pont-Saint-Martin to Luino 190 km (118 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Evgeni Berzin (RUS)
22 4 June Luino to Milan 148 km (92 mi) Plain stage  Giovanni Lombardi (ITA)
Total 3,736 km (2,321 mi)

Race overview[edit]

A cyclist wearing a green jersey.
Mario Cipollini (pictured at the 1993 Tour de France) won two stages at this edition of the Giro.

Mario Cipollini won the race's opening stage by several bike lengths to don the race's first maglia rosa (English: pink jersey).[26] Cipollini lost the lead to Tony Rominger following the stage 2 individual time trial that was contested in rainy conditions.[27] Rominger was able to gain almost a minute on each of the main general classification contenders including Piotr Ugrumov and Evgeni Berzin.[27] The third stage was Cipollini's second stage victory as he won the bunch sprint.[28] The fourth stage was contested on a set circuit that was covered four times.[5] The day's breakaway managed to get a maximum of 14' 25" before gradually being pulled in.[29] Claudio Chiappucci attacked on the final lap but was pulled back in by the chasing peloton.[29] Ugrumov, Berzin, and Berzin's teammate Vladislav Bobrik then attacked and managed to form a gap.[29] Rominger chased after and caught the riders, then passed them and went on to win the stage.[5][29]

The event's fifth leg saw a breakaway succeed; the group began with five riders and was reduced to three riders – Erik Breukink, Filippo Casagrande, and Rolf Sørensen – before the finish.[30] Casagrande won the three-man sprint to the line to take the day.[30] The sixth stage resulted in a field sprint that was won by Nicola Minali.[31] The seventh stage featured an undulating stage profile, with a slight uphill finish.[5] On the race's final incline, Rominger attacked but his move was marked by several general classification contenders.[32] Maurizio Fondriest managed to edge out Rominger in a dash for the line which saw him gain four seconds on Rominger due to time bonuses.[32] The eighth stage featured the first summit finish of the race, to Massiccio del Sirino.[32][33] The day's breakaway was established early on in the day and managed to reach the final climb before the pursuing peloton.[33] Stage winner Laudelino Cubino attacked with eight kilometers to go and rode solo until the finish; the time he gained during the stage allowed him to move into third overall.[33]

The ninth day of racing resulted in a bunch sprint that was won by Sørensen.[34] The next stage of the race was a forty-two kilometer individual time trial.[35] Race leader Rominger won the leg by one minute and twenty-four seconds and increased his overall lead to three minutes over Casagrande, who was in second place overall.[35] Enrico Zaina and Nelson Rodríguez Serna were the first two riders to reach the stage's final climb of Il Cioccio and the two stayed out in front until the finish which saw Zaina win the race to the line.[36] With four kilometers left in the stage, Ugrumov and Berzin attempted to crack Rominger by attacking him repeatedly.[36] After several attacks where the riders moves were marked, the riders agreed to ride to the finish together.[36] The twelfth stage of the race saw the peloton arrive at the finish together ready for a bunch sprint.[21] Cipollini originally won the stage but was relegated to last place on the stage after having been found to have leaned on Mario Manzoni during the dash to the line.[21][22] Ján Svorada, who had come in second, was then made the stage winner.[21][22]

The thirteenth stage saw the race begin to enter the smaller mountains within the Dolomites.[37] The day's breakaway formed on the climb of San Valentino.[37] As the riders approached the finish, Pascal Richard edged Oliverio Rincón for the stage victory.[37] The following stage featured a summit finish to Val Senales after a twenty kilometer climb.[5] With eight kilometers to go, Berzin, Rominger, Ugrumov, and Rincón were in the leading group together.[5][38] Rincón attacked and was allowed to ride solo to victory.[5][38] Ugrumov attacked shortly after and Rominger was only able to follow initially; however, Berzin was able to merge back with the two riders and the trio then rode to the finish together.[5][38] Casagrande lost a large amount of time during the stage.[5][38] Mariano Piccoli won the fifteenth leg after being a part of the day's breakaway that managed to survive until the finish.[5] On the descent of the second to last climb, Berzin attacked in an attempt to join the breakaway.[5] Berzin was caught before the start of the stage's final mountain pass.[5] Ugrumov and Berzin repeatedly attacked Rominger on the final climb, but Rominger was able to neutralize each attack.[5]

A rider wearing a jersey.
Tony Rominger (pictured at the 1993 Paris–Nice) won four stages en route to winning the race as a whole.

The sixteenth leg was a downhill stage from the Swiss Alps.[25] A breakaway did form but was caught before the run into the finish as the peloton prepared for a sprint finish.[25] The stage was initially won by Giovanni Lombardi, but he was deemed by race judges to have had an irregular sprint and the victory was awarded to the second placed rider Giuseppe Citterio.[N 2][23][25] The next day consisted of a climbing time trial to Selvino.[39] Rominger extended his advantage over all his competitors by winning the stage by a margin of one minute and thirty-nine seconds over Berzin.[39] The eighteenth stage was plagued by rainy conditions throughout the undulating course.[17] The day's breakaway consisted of sixteen riders, which Tony Rominger's Mapei team chose not to chase down.[17] Denis Zanette and Giuseppe Guerini formed an attack group from the breakaway and rode into the finish where Zanette managed to edge out Guerini for the win.[17] The main contenders did not have any time gaps during the stage, leaving the general classification unchanged.[17]

The nineteenth leg saw a breakaway of nine riders form off the front of the peloton.[20] While racing, the finish line of the stage was moved to Pontechinale, a location that was part way up the climb of the Col Agnel because several avalanches occurred near the summit and prevented the riders from passing.[20] Richard was the first rider to reach the new finish line and thus won his second stage.[20] Serguei Outschakov won the following stage after being a part of the day's breakaway that dwindled as the stage wore on; he out-raced the only other remaining member Richard to win the stage.[40] Behind, Urgrumov attacked and was only marked by both Berzin and Rincon, while Rominger trailed behind.[40] Berzin and Ugrumov refused to work with one another and did not extend their advantage over Rominger. Rominger wound up losing minimal time.[40] The race's penultimate stage was marred by rain.[5] On the second ascension of the Cuvignone, Berzin attacked and was able to distance himself; however, he gave up the attack near the summit.[5] He attacked again on the race's final climb of Salita di Montegrino Valtravaglia. Berzin rode solo to win the stage and managed to gain twenty-five seconds on Ugrumov and Rominger.[5] The final leg of the race was decided through a bunch sprint that was won by Giovanni Lombardi.[5] Rominger became the third Swiss rider to win the Giro.[5]

Three riders achieved multiple stage victories: Cipollini (stages 1 and 3),[28][41] Rominger (stages 2, 4, 10, and 17),[42][43][44][45] and Richard (stages 13 and 19).[46][47] Stage wins were achieved by eleven of the twenty-one competing squads, eight of which won multiple stages. Mapei-GB-Latexco had four stage wins through Rominger. MG Maglificio-Technogym won a total of three stage wins with Richard and Rolf Sörensen (stage 9).[48] Six teams won two stages. These were Mercatone Uno-Saeco (through Cipollini), Lampre-Panaria (Fondriest on stage 7 and Svoar on stage 12),[49][50] Brescialat (Casagrande on stage 5 and Piccoli on stage 15),[51][52] Aki-Gipiemme (Citterio on stage 16 and Zanette on stage 18),[23][53] Gewiss-Ballan (Minali on stage 6 and Berzin on stage 21),[31][54] and Polti-Granarolo-Santini (Outschakov on stage 20 and Lombardi on stage 22).[40][55] Kelme-Sureña, Carrera Jeans-Tassoni, and ONCE each won a single stage at the Giro, through Cubino (stage 8), Zaina (stage 11), and Rincón (stage 14), respectively.[56][57][58]

Classification leadership[edit]

A mountain with some roads visible.
The Col Agnel was the Cima Coppi for the 1995 Giro d'Italia.

Four different jerseys were worn during the 1995 Giro d'Italia. The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers on mass-start stages – wore a pink jersey.[4] This classification is the most important of the race, and its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro.[59]

For the points classification, which awarded a purple (or cyclamen) jersey to its leader,[4] cyclists were given points for finishing a stage in the top 15; additional points could also be won in intermediate sprints. The green jersey was awarded to the mountains classification leader.[4] In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. Each climb was ranked as either first, second or third category, with more points available for higher category climbs. The Cima Coppi, the race's highest point of elevation, awarded more points than the other first category climbs.[59] The Cima Coppi for this Giro was the Col Agnel, but it was not climbed due to avalanches that prevented the riders from being able to pass on the roads.[20] The intergiro classification was marked by a blue jersey.[59] The calculation for the intergiro is similar to that of the general classification, in each stage there is a midway point that the riders pass through a point and where their time is stopped. As the race goes on, their times compiled and the person with the lowest time is the leader of the intergiro classification and wears the blue jersey.[4][59]

Although no jersey was awarded, there was also a classification for the teams, in which the stage finish times of the best three cyclists per team were added; the leading team was the one with the lowest total time.[59] There was another team classification that awarded points to each team based off their riding's finishing position in every stage.[59] The team with the highest total of points was the leader of the classification.[59]

The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
Points classification
Mountains classification
Team classification
1 Mario Cipollini Mario Cipollini Mario Cipollini Giuseppe Guerini Mercatone Uno–Saeco
2 Tony Rominger Tony Rominger Rolf Sørensen Lampre–Panaria
3 Mario Cipollini Mario Cipollini Mariano Piccoli
4 Tony Rominger
5 Filippo Casagrande Brescialat
6 Nicola Minali
7 Maurizio Fondriest
8 Laudelino Cubino MG Maglificio-Technogym
9 Rolf Sørensen
10 Tony Rominger Tony Rominger Gewiss–Ballan
11 Enrico Zaina
12 Ján Svorada[N 1]
13 Pascal Richard
14 Oliverio Rincón
15 Mariano Piccoli
16 Giuseppe Citterio[N 2]
17 Tony Rominger
18 Denis Zanette
19 Pascal Richard
20 Serguei Outschakov
21 Evgeni Berzin
22 Giovanni Lombardi
Final Tony Rominger Tony Rominger Mariano Piccoli Gewiss–Ballan

Final standings[edit]

Legend
  Pink jersey   Denotes the winner of the General classification[60]   Green jersey   Denotes the winner of the Mountains classification[60]
  Purple jersey   Denotes the winner of the Points classification[60]   Blue jersey   Denotes the winner of the Intergiro classification[5]

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[60]
Rider Team Time
1  Tony Rominger (SUI) Pink jerseyPurple jerseyBlue jersey Mapei–GB–Latexco 100h 41' 21"
2  Evgeni Berzin (RUS) Gewiss–Ballan + 4' 13"
3  Piotr Ugrumov (LAT) Gewiss–Ballan + 4' 55"
4  Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni + 9' 23"
5  Oliverio Rincón (COL) ONCE + 10' 03"
6  Pavel Tonkov (RUS) Lampre–Panaria + 11' 31"
7  Enrico Zaina (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni + 13' 40"
8  Heinz Imboden (SUI) Ceramiche Refin-Cantina Tollo + 16' 23"
9  Georg Totschnig (AUT) Polti–Granarolo–Santini + 18' 05"
10  Francesco Casagrande (ITA) Mercatone Uno–Saeco + 18' 50"

Points classification[edit]

Final points classification (1–5)[5][60][61][62]
Rider Team Points
1  Tony Rominger (SUI) Purple jerseyPink jerseyBlue jersey Mapei–GB–Latexco 205
2  Rolf Sörensen (DEN) MG Maglificio–Technogym 153
3  Evgeni Berzin (RUS) Gewiss–Ballan 148
4  Piotr Ugrumov (LAT) Gewiss–Ballan 145
5  Giovanni Fidanza (ITA) Polti–Granarolo–Santini 121

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–5)[5][60][61][62]
Rider Team Points
1  Mariano Piccoli (ITA) Green jersey Brescialat 75
2  Nelson Rodríguez Serna (COL) ZG Mobili-Selle Italia 45
3  Giuseppe Guerini (ITA) Gewiss Playbus 43
4  Evgeni Berzin (RUS) Gewiss–Ballan 33
5  Oliverio Rincón (COL) ONCE 28

Intergiro classification[edit]

Final intergiro classification (1–3)[61][62]
Rider Team Time
1  Tony Rominger (SUI) Blue jerseyPink jerseyPurple jersey Mapei–GB–Latexco 59h 36' 45"
2  Giovanni Fidanza (ITA) Polti–Granarolo–Santini + 54"
3  Evgeni Berzin (RUS) Gewiss–Ballan + 1' 24"

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–5)[60][62]
Team Time
1 Gewiss–Ballan 293h 08' 42"
2 Mapei–GB–Latexco + 54' 57"
3 Carrera Jeans–Tassoni + 1h 09' 43"
4 MG Maglificio–Technogym + 1h 31' 27"
5 Brescialat + 1h 46' 09"

Team points classification[edit]

Final team points classification (1–5)[5]
Team Points
1 Gewiss–Ballan 631
2 Carrera Jeans–Tassoni 378
3 MG Maglificio–Technogym 367
4 Mercatone Uno–Saeco 334
5 Lampre–Panaria 321

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b Mario Cipollini was the original winner of stage 12 but was later disqualified for having made contact with another rider, Mario Manzoni, while sprinting for the finish.[21][22] He was relegated to last on the stage's placings and also fined, and second place finisher Ján Svorada was promoted to first place on the stage.[21][22]
  2. ^ a b c Giovanni Lombardi was the original winner of stage 16.[23][24][25] During the sprint, Mario Manzoni made deliberate contact with Lombardi's bike with his hand, which broke the rule of not removing your hands from the handlebars in the final two hundred meters.[25] Lombardi then cornered Manzoni against the railing, which also isn't allowed.[25] Race judge Martin Bruin made the decision to disqualify both and give Giuseppe Citterio, the second placed rider, the stage victory.[24][25][25]
Citations
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  7. ^ a b Adrian R. Huber (13 May 1995). "Rominger es el maxim favorit del Giro, que comenca avui a Perusa" [Rominger is the greatest favorite of the Giro, which begins today in Perugia] (PDF). Avui (in Catalan). Hermes Comunicacions S.A. p. B21. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  8. ^ LLuis Simon (13 May 1995). "Rominger i Berzin inicien el Giro com a principals favorits a la victoria" [Rominger and Berzin start the Giro as the favorites to victory] (PDF). El Punt (in Catalan). Hermes Comunicacions S.A. p. 36. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
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