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1964 Giro d'Italia
|Dates||16 May - 7 June|
|Distance||4,119 km (2,559 mi)|
|Winning time||115h 10' 27"|
The 1964 Giro d'Italia was the 47th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The Giro started in Bolzano, on 16 May, with a 173 km (107.5 mi) mass-start stage and concluded back in Milan, on 7 June, with a 146 km (90.7 mi) leg. A total of 130 riders from 13 teams entered the 22-stage race, which was won by Frenchman Jacques Anquetil of the Saint-Raphaël team. The second and third places were taken by Italian riders Italo Zilioli and Guido De Rosso, respectively.
A total of 13 teams were invited to participate in the 1964 Giro d'Italia. Each team sent a squad of ten riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 130 cyclists. Out of the 130 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 97 riders made it to the finish in Milan.
The 13 teams that took part in the race were:
Route and stages
|1||16 May||Bolzano to Riva del Garda||173 km (107 mi)||Plain stage||Vittorio Adorni (ITA)|
|2||17 May||Riva del Garda to Brescia||146 km (91 mi)||Plain stage||Michele Dancelli (ITA)|
|3||18 May||Brescia to San Pellegrino Terme||193 km (120 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Franco Bitossi (ITA)|
|4||19 May||San Pellegrino Terme to Parma||189 km (117 mi)||Plain stage||Vito Taccone (ITA)|
|5||20 May||Parma to Busseto||50 km (31 mi)||Individual time trial||Jacques Anquetil (FRA)|
|6||21 May||Parma to Verona||100 km (62 mi)||Plain stage||Vendramino Bariviera (ITA)|
|7||22 May||Verona to Lavarone||168 km (104 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Angelino Soler (ESP)|
|8||23 May||Lavarone to Pedavena||183 km (114 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Marcello Mugnaini (ITA)|
|9||24 May||Feltre to Marina di Ravenna||260 km (162 mi)||Plain stage||Pietro Zoppas (ITA)|
|10||25 May||Marina di Ravenna to San Marino (San Marino)||135 km (84 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Rolf Maurer (SUI)|
|11||26 May||Rimini to San Benedetto del Tronto||185 km (115 mi)||Plain stage||Raffaele Marcoli (ITA)|
|12||27 May||San Benedetto del Tronto to Roccaraso||257 km (160 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Walter Boucquet (BEL)|
|13||28 May||Roccaraso to Caserta||188 km (117 mi)||Plain stage||Giorgio Zancanaro (ITA)|
|14||29 May||Caserta to Castel Gandolfo||210 km (130 mi)||Plain stage||Vittorio Adorni (ITA)|
|15||30 May||Rome to Montepulciano||214 km (133 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Nino Defilippis (ITA)|
|16||31 May||Montepulciano to Livorno||199 km (124 mi)||Plain stage||Franco Bitossi (ITA)|
|17||1 June||Livorno to Santa Margherita Ligure||210 km (130 mi)||Plain stage||Franco Bitossi (ITA)|
|2 June||Rest day|
|18||3 June||Santa Margherita Ligure to Alessandria||205 km (127 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Bruno Mealli (ITA)|
|19||4 June||Alessandria to Cuneo||205 km (127 mi)||Plain stage||Cees Lute (NED)|
|20||5 June||Cuneo to Pinerolo||254 km (158 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Franco Bitossi (ITA)|
|21||6 June||Turin to Biella||200 km (124 mi)||Stage with mountain(s)||Gianni Motta (ITA)|
|22||7 June||Biella to Milan||146 km (91 mi)||Plain stage||Willi Altig (FRG)|
|Total||4,119 km (2,559 mi)|
One jersey was worn during the 1963 Giro d'Italia. The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider – wore a pink jersey. This classification is the most important of the race, and its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro.
The mountains classification leader. The climbs were ranked in first and second categories. In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. There were two categories of mountains. The first category awarded 50, 30, and 20 points and the second distributed 30, 20, and 10 points. Although no jersey was awarded, there was also one classification for the teams, in which the teams were awarded points for their rider's performance during the stages.
||Mountains classification||Team classification|
|1||Vittorio Adorni||Vittorio Adorni||not awarded||?|
|2||Michele Dancelli||Michele Dancelli|
|3||Franco Bitossi||Enzo Moser||Antonio Gomez del Moral||Molteni|
|5||Jacques Anquetil||Jacques Anquetil|
|9||Pietro Zoppas||Vito Taccone|
|20||Franco Bitossi||Franco Bitossi|
|Final||Jacques Anquetil||Franco Bitossi||Saint-Raphaël|
|Denotes the winner of the General classification|
|1||Jacques Anquetil (FRA)||Saint-Raphaël||115h 10' 27"|
|2||Italo Zilioli (ITA)||Carpano||+ 1' 22"|
|3||Guido De Rosso (ITA)||Molteni||+ 1' 31"|
|4||Vittorio Adorni (ITA)||Salvarani||+ 2' 22"|
|5||Gianni Motta (ITA)||Molteni||+ 2' 38"|
|6||Renzo Fontona (ITA)||Ignis||+ 3' 30"|
|7||Marcello Mugnaini (ITA)||Lygie||+ 5' 05"|
|8||Franco Balmamion (ITA)||Cynar||+ 6' 00"|
|9||Rolf Maurer (SUI)||Cynar||+ 7' 47"|
|10||Franco Bitossi (ITA)||Springoil-Fuchs||+ 9' 20"|
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