Francisco Galdós climbing Passo dello Stelvio, 1975
Giro d’Italia 1975: Eddy Merckx got sick at the Tour de Romandie and at the last minute he and his entire team withdrew from the Giro. This edition ended at the top of the Passo Stelvio. The last stage also went overthe San Pellegrino and the Costalunga passes. At the start of the last stage, Francisco Galdós (KAS) was only 41 seconds behind the GC leader Fausto Bertoglio (Jolly Ceramica). Before Stelvio, there were no action ton either the San Pellegrino or the Passo di Costalunga, everyone was waiting for the grand finale.
While climbing the Stelvio, Galdós attacked many times, but every time Bertoglio was able to match him. He needed only to stay on Galdós’ wheel. Near the summit, Bertoglio attacked once, this time Galdós chased him down and catch him. The duo crossed the line together – Galdós was the stage and Cima Coppi prize winner, Bertoglio was the overall winner.
Cima Coppi History
The table of Cima Coppi history in Giro d’Italia and cyclist who passed the point first (Elevation in meters).