Franco Chioccioli wins on Passo Pordoi, 1991 Giro d’Italia
Stage 17 of the 1991 Giro, a 195 km going from Selva di Val Gardena to atop Passo Pordoi, the tappone with five major ascents: Pinei, Nigra, Pordoi, Fedaia and Pordoi again.
On the first ascent of the Pordoi, Franco Vona (Jolly Componibili-Club 88) was first at the summit. On the second ascent, Franco Chioccioli (Del Tongo-MG), nicknamed “Il Coppino” (the little Coppi) attacked and took another 38 seconds from Claudio Chiappucci (Carrera), who was second in GC.
Chioccioli won this Giro. Vona finished in 18th at 40 min 5 sec.