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88th Giro d'Italia - Numbers, Jerseys and More Stuff
 
By Fabio
Date: 1/24/2005
88th Giro d'Italia - Numbers, Jerseys and More Stuff
 

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88th GIRO D'ITALIA: NUMBERS, JERSEYS AND MORE TIDBITS:

Here are some general statistics from Gazzetta dello Sport that compare the 2005 edition with the previous two editions.

2003

2004

2005

Stages

21

20 + prologue

20 + prologue

Total Distance

3485.5

3435 approx.

3464.65

Avg. Daily Distance

165.98

171.75 approx

173.233

Kind of Stage
Flat-Hilly

11

12

10

Semi Mountainous

3

4

3

Mountain stages

5

3

5

Time Trials

2

1

2

Time Trial Kms

82

59

73.65

Total Climbing

17300 m.

18500 m.

22040 m.

Rest Days

2

2

2



JERSEYS: The PINK and SKY BLUE JERSEYS are related to time classifications, the GREEN and the CYCLAMEN are for point-based classifications. The "Intergiro" (Intermediate Sprints) provides Time Bonuses for both the Overall and Sky Blue Jersey Standings, and also Points for the relative classification (Cyclamen Jersey).

* PINK JERSEY ("Maglia Rosa") for the Overall Classification;

* GREEN JERSEY ("Maglia Verde") for the Mountain Classification;

* CYCLAMEN JERSEY ("Maglia Ciclamino") for Points Classification;

* SKY BLUE JERSEY ("Maglia Azzurra") for Intermediate Sprints Ranking



The INTERGIRO CLASSIFICATION works as follows:

LINE STAGES: to all the competitors will be assigned the time obtained by the winner of the Inter-Giro; further on, the six first runners on the result list will gain the following bonuses: 30'' the first, 25'' the second, 20'' the third, 15'' the fourth, 10'' the fifth and 5'' the sixth. The first three riders will also gain bonus time for the Overall Ranking (see details below);

TIME TRIALS: the first six on the result list will be credited with the real time used to cover the distance from the starting point to the passage of the Intergiro; all other competitors will be credited with the time of the seventh.

* There’s also two Teams Classifications, respectively based on TIME and POINTS.



TIME BONUSES in EACH STAGE (but the ITTs, of course):

STAGE FINISH:
* 1st: 20 seconds;
* 2nd: 12 seconds;
* 3rd: 8 seconds

INTERGIRO (Intermediate Sprints):
* 1st: 6 seconds;
* 2nd: 4 seconds;
* 3rd: 2 seconds



POINTS CLASSIFICATION - SCORING SYSTEM:

STAGE RESULT - points (places: 1st to 15th) - : 25 - 20 - 16 - 14 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

INTERGIRO - points (places: 1st to 6th): 8 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

KOM CLASSIFICATION - SCORING SYSTEM:

CIMA COPPI - points (places: 1st to 6th): 20 - 15 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 2

The "Cima Coppi" is the highest mountain climbed in the Giro

MOUNTAIN TOP FINISH - points (places: 1st to 6th): 15 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 2

1st CATEGORY CLIMB - points (places: 1st to 5th): 10 - 6 - 4 - 2 -1

2nd CATEGORY CLIMB - points (places: 1st to 3rd): 5 - 3 - 1

3rd CATEGORY CLIMB - points (places: 1st to 3rd): 3 - 2 – 1



PRIZES: The total amount of the prizes assigned to the competitors is Euro 1.150.000.000



Participating Teams:

Participation is compulsory for all 19 teams of the UCI Pro Tour, which the Giro d’Italia 2005 is (proud?) part of. So that the following squads are supposed to be at the startline on the Reggio Calabria seafront come May.

  • Bouygues Telecom (Fra)
  • Cofidis (Fra)
  • Crédit Agricole (Fra)
  • Davitamon-Lotto (Bel)
  • Discovery Channel (USA)
  • Domina Vacanze (Ita)
  • Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spa)
  • Fassa Bortolo (Ita)
  • FDJeux.com (Fra)
  • Gerolsteiner (Ger)
  • Illes Balears (Spa)
  • Lampre-Caffitta (Ita)
  • Liberty Seguros (Spa)
  • Liquigas (Ita)
  • Quick Step (Bel)
  • Rabobank (Hol)
  • Saunier Duval-Prodir (Spa)
  • T-Mobile (Ger)
  • Team CSC (Den)

A currently unknown number of teams, not included in the above list, should be awarded a "wild card" by the organizers. The full list of teams admitted into the race will be made public on March 31, 2005.

 
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