1993 Giro d'Italia
||23 May – 13 June
||3,702 km (2,300 mi)
||98h 09' 44"
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
Milan. Twenty teams entered the race, which was won by
Miguel Indurain of the
Banesto team. Second and third respectively were the Latvian
Piotr Ugrumov 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,
Claudio Chiappucci won the mountains classification,
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.