Giro d'Italia Stage 15 With Andy Hampsten & Alex Stieda
Passo di Gavia: a legend through the snow / Passo di Gavia: una leggenda in mezzo alla neve
1988 Giro d’Italia: Passo di Gavia
Giro d'Italia 1988 Gavia
The 1988 Giro d'Italia was the 71st running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The Giro started in Urbino, on 23 May, with a 9 km (5.6 mi) individual time trial and concluded in Vittorio Veneto, on 12 June, with a 43 km (26.7 mi) individual time trial. A total of 180 riders from 20 teams entered the 21-stage race, which was won by American Andrew Hampsten of the 7-Eleven–Hoonved team. The second and third places were taken by Dutchman Erik Breukink and Swiss Urs Zimmermann, respectively. It was the third time – and second successive year – in the history of the Giro that the podium was occupied solely by non-Italian riders.