Curiosity

For the first time after 1954, the year in which the first television shootings of the Giro were performed, the RAI was not there.

The RTI (Reti Televisive Italiane) owned by Silvio Berlusconi was contacted. He had already been interested in the Giro, and the RCS Organizzazioni Sportive transferred the rights to the company of Segrate which entrusted Italia 1 channel to programme the event. At the same time, the advertising fund raising was managed by Publitalia ’80, an agency belonging to the same company. RTI gave a noticeable impulse and marked a turning point in interpreting the cycling race from a broadcasting point of view. Along with the race shootings, made with modern and technically advanced media, a variety of side programmes were designed, including the morning broadcast that had, as a location, the “Start Village”.

The start was given from Elba for the first time. The Giro had shortly been there in 1980. At first the race was dominated by the Mecair riders, with Argentin in the forefront. Then, after the Senigallia time trial, the racing was carefully controlled by Miguel Indurain, who performed a spectacular feat in the Pinerolo – Sestriere time trial, sealed his leadership and won the Giro for the second time in a row.

The performance of the Italian favourite riders was overshadowed, but Bugno was the one who disappointed the most, as he did not meet everybody’s expectations.

Planimetry

Riders

A climb of 1993 Giro
An Intermediate Sprint under the rain
Miguel Indurain
Riders climbing the mountains
A sprint finish

Statistics

STAGE
START – FINISH
WINNER
1 PORTO AZZURRO – PORTOFERRAIO
Italia
Ita
ARGENTIN Moreno
2 PORTOFERRAIO (Crono ind.)
Italia
Ita
FONDRIEST Maurizio
3 GROSSETO – RIETI
Italia
Ita
BAFFI Adriano
4 RIETI- SCANNO
Latvia
Lva
UGRUMOV Piotre
5 SCANNO – MARCIANISE
Italia
Ita
BALDATO Fabio
6 PAESTUM – TERME LUIGIANE
Russian Federation
Rus
KONYSHEV Demitri
7 VILLAFRANCA TIRRENA – MESSINA
Italia
Ita
BONTEMPI Guido
8 CAPO D’ORLANDO – AGRIGENTO
Germany
Deu
RIIS Bjarne
9 AGRIGENTO – PALERMO
Italia
Ita
BAFFI Adriano
10 MONTELIBRETTI – FABRIANO
Italia
Ita
FURLAN Giorgio
11 SENIGALLIA (Crono ind.)
Spain
Esp
INDURAIN MIGUEL
12 SENIGALLIA – DOZZA
Italia
Ita
FONTANELLI Fabiano
13 DOZZA – ASIAGO
Russian Federation
Rus
KONYSHEV Demitri
14 ASIAGO – CORVARA IN BADIA
Italia
Ita
ARGENTIN Moreno
15 CORVARA IN BADIA – CORVARA IN BADIA
Italia
Ita
CHIAPPUCCI Claudio
16 CORVARA IN BADIA – LUMEZZANE
Italia
Ita
CASSANI Davide
17 LUMEZZANE – BORGO VAL DI TARO
Italia
Ita
BALDATO Fabio
18 VARAZZE – CHIANALE (Valle Varaita)
Italia
Ita
SALIGARI Marco
19 SAMPEYRE – FOSSANO
Italia
Ita
BAFFI Adriano
20 PINEROLO – SESTRIERE (Crono Ind.)
Spain
Esp
INDURAIN MIGUEL
21 TORINO – OROPA
Italia
Ita
GHIROTTO Massimo
22 BIELLA – MILANO
Italia
Ita
BALDATO Fabio

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