Points classification in the Giro d'Italia

Rosso Passione jersey
Jersey red.svg
Award details
Sport Road Cycling
Competition Giro d'Italia
Given for Most consistent finisher
Local name(s) Maglia Rosso Passione (Italian)
History
First award 1966
Editions 45
First winner  Gianni Motta (ITA)
Most wins  Francesco Moser (ITA)
 Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
3 times
Most recent  Alberto Contador (ESP)

The points classification in the Giro d'Italia is one of the secondary classifications in the Giro d'Italia. It is determined by the placements in the daily stages, independent from time distances. From 1967 to 1969 the leader wore a red jersey but in 1970 it was changed to mauve, named Maglia Ciclamino (from Italian: mauve jersey), named for its color of the alpine flower cyclamen. The red jersey was re-introduced in 2010. It will now be called the Maglia Rosso Passione.[1]

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History

The ranking points system was introduced in 1966, when there was associated with a mesh, while for the two editions was awarded a red jersey to the leader of the classification. From 1969 to 2009, the jersey was mauve, but often referred to as cyclamen.

Points are given to riders who finish among the first in a stage, independent of the time difference. There are also points given to the first cyclists to reach the intermediate sprints. There is an intermediate sprints competition, with names changing from year to year, (Intergiro, Expo Milano 2015, Traguardo Volante), which used to give a blue jersey to its leader.

Among the winners of the points classification are Mario Cipollini (three times), Alessandro Petacchi and in 2006 the future world champion Paolo Bettini.

At the other grand tours, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, there are also points classifications; the points classification in the Tour de France rewards a green jersey to its leader and the points classification in the Vuelta a España rewards a blue jersey.

Current rules

As of 2009, the winner of each stage receives 25 points, independent of the type of stage (unlike the better known points classification in the Tour de France, where winning a mountain stage gives less points than winning flat stage). The next cyclist receives 20 points, the next ones 16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, until the fifteenth cyclist who receives one point. Every stage (excluding time trials) also has an intermediate sprint. The first to cross that sprint receives 8 points, the next one 6 points, the next ones 4, 3, 2, until the sixth cyclist who receives one point.

If two or more cyclists have the same number of points, the ranking is determined by the most number of stage victories, followed by the most number of intermediate sprint victories, followed by the lowest time in the general classification.[2]

Winners

  • bold-face type denotes rider won the general classification as well.
  • italic-face type denotes rider won the mountains classification as well.
  • italic and bold-face type denotes rider won the overall, points and mountains classifications.
Rider Team
1966 Italy Motta, GianniGianni Motta (ITA) Molteni
1967 Italy Zandegù, DinoDino Zandegù (ITA) Salvarani
1968 Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL) Faema
1969 Italy Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi (ITA) Filotex
1970 Italy Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi (ITA) Filotex
1971 Italy Basso, MarinoMarino Basso (ITA) Molteni
1972 Belgium De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck (BEL) Dreher
1973 Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni
1974 Belgium De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck (BEL) Brooklyn
1975 Belgium De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck (BEL) Brooklyn
1976 Italy Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser (ITA) Sanson
1977 Italy Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser (ITA) Sanson
1978 Italy Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser (ITA) Sanson
1979 Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni (ITA) Scic
1980 Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni (ITA) Gis Gelati
1981 Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni (ITA) Gis Gelati
1982 Italy Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser (ITA) Famcucine
1983 Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni (ITA) Del Tongo
1984 Switzerland Freuler, UrsUrs Freuler (SUI) Atala
1985 Netherlands van der Velde, JohanJohan van der Velde (NED) Vini Ricordi
1986 Italy Bontempi, GuidoGuido Bontempi (ITA) Carrera-Inoxpran
1987 Netherlands van der Velde, JohanJohan van der Velde (NED) Gis Gelati
1988 Netherlands van der Velde, JohanJohan van der Velde (NED) Gis Gelati
1989 Italy Fidanza, GiovanniGiovanni Fidanza (ITA) Chateau d'Ax
1990 Italy Bugno, GianniGianni Bugno (ITA) Chateau d'Ax-Salotti
1991 Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans-Tassoni
1992 Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini (ITA) GB-MG Maglificio
1993 Italy Baffi, AdrianoAdriano Baffi (ITA) Mercatone Uno-Zucchini-Medeghini
1994 Uzbekistan Abdoujaparov, DjamolidineDjamolidine Abdoujaparov (UZB) Team Polti-Vaporetto
1995 Switzerland Rominger, TonyTony Rominger (SUI) Mapei-GB-Latexco
1996 Italy Guidi, FabrizioFabrizio Guidi (ITA) Scrigno-Blue Storm
1997 Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini (ITA) Saeco
1998 Italy Piccoli, MarianoMariano Piccoli (ITA) Brescialat-Liquigas
1999 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
2000 Russia Konyshev, DimitriDimitri Konyshev (RUS) Fassa Bortolo
2001 Italy Strazzer, MassimoMassimo Strazzer (ITA) Mobilvetta Design
2002 Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini (ITA) Acqua e Sapone-Cantina Tollo
2003 Italy Simoni, GilbertoGilberto Simoni (ITA) Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2004 Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2005 Italy Bettini, PaoloPaolo Bettini (ITA) Quick Step-Innergetic
2006 Italy Bettini, PaoloPaolo Bettini (ITA) Quick Step-Innergetic
2007 Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi1 (ITA) Team Milram
2008 Italy Bennati, DanieleDaniele Bennati (ITA) Liquigas
2009 Russia Menchov, DenisDenis Menchov2 (RUS) Rabobank
2010 Australia Evans, CadelCadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team
2011 Spain Contador, AlbertoAlberto Contador (ESP) Saxo Bank-SunGard

[3]

Notes

  1. The original winner was Alessandro Petacchi, who was stripped of his results from the 2007 Giro after a positive test for elevated levels of salbutamol.
  2. Awarded after the disqualification (due to doping) of apparent winner Danilo Di Luca

Azzurri d'Italia classification

The Azzurri d'Italia classification (English: Azure or Sky Blue Italy) is an award in the Giro d'Italia in which points are awarded for the top three stage finishers (4, 2 and 1 point). It is similar to the standard points classification for which the leader and final winner are awarded the red jersey but no jersey is awarded for this classification, only a cash prize to the overall winner. For the 2007 Giro d'Italia, the Azzurri d'Italia winner won 5,000.[4]

Past winners

Rider Team
2001 Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini (ITA) Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2002 Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini (ITA) Acqua e Sapone-Cantina Tollo
2003 Italy Simoni, GilbertoGilberto Simoni (ITA) Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2004 Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2005 Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2006 Italy Basso, IvanIvan Basso (ITA) Team CSC
2007 Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi (ITA) Team Milram
2008 Italy Bennati, DanieleDaniele Bennati (ITA) Liquigas
2009 Italy Di Luca, DaniloDanilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini
2010 Australia Evans, CadelCadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team
2011 Spain Contador, AlbertoAlberto Contador (ESP) Saxo Bank-SunGard

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