1993 Giro d'Italia

1993 Giro d'Italia
Race details
Dates23 May – 13 June
Stages21
Distance3,702 km (2,300 mi)
Winning time98h 09' 44"
Results
Winner Miguel Indurain (ESP)(Banesto)
 Second Pēteris Ugrjumovs (LAT)(Mecair–Ballan)
 Third Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)(Carrera Jeans–Tassoni)

Points Adriano Baffi (ITA)(Mercatone Uno–Zucchini–Medeghini)
Mountains Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)(Carrera Jeans–Tassoni)
Youth Pavel Tonkov (RUS)(Lampre–Polti)
Intergiro Ján Svorada (CZE)(Lampre–Polti)
 TeamLampre–Polti
 Team PointsAriostea
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The 1993 Giro d'Italia, (English: Tour of Italy), was the 76th edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The Giro started off in Porto Azzurro on 23 May with a split stage, with the first leg being a mass-start stage and the latter an individual time trial. The race ended on 13 June with a stage that stretched 166 km (103.1 mi) from Biella to Milan. Twenty teams entered the race, which was won by Miguel Indurain of the Banesto team. Second and third respectively were the Latvian Pēteris Ugrjumovs and the Italian rider, Claudio Chiappucci. Indurain's victory in the 1993 Giro was his first step in completing the Giro – Tour double – winning the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in one calendar year – becoming the first rider to repeat this feat in consecutive years.

Moreno Argentin was the first rider to wear the race leader's maglia rosa (English: pink jersey) after winning the opening stage. Argentin held that lead for ten more days before losing it to Miguel Indurain after the conclusion stage 10. Bruno Leali stole the lead away from Indurain after the race's eleventh leg and held it until the end of the fourteenth day of racing. Indurain gained the lead after mountainous stage 14 and then held it all the way to the Giro's finish in Milan.

Indurain became the first Spanish rider to win the Giro d'Italia in consecutive years. Amongst the other classifications that the race awarded, Italian Adriano Baffi of Mercatone Uno–Zucchini–Medeghini won the points competition, Carrera Jeans–Tassoni's Claudio Chiappucci won the mountains classification, Lampre–Polti's Pavel Tonkov completed the Giro as the best rider aged 25 or younger in the general classification, finishing fifth overall, and Ján Svorada of Lampre-Polti won the intergiro competition. Lampre-Polti finished as the winners of the team classification, ranking each of the twenty teams contesting the race by lowest cumulative time. Ariostea finished as winners of the team points classification.

Teams

Twenty teams were invited by the race organizers to participate in the 1993 edition of the Giro d'Italia,[1] seven of which were based outside of Italy.[2] Each team sent a squad of nine riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 180 cyclists. From the riders that began the race, 132 made it to the finish in Milan.[1][2]

The 20 teams that took part in the race were:[1]