- 1987 Giro d'Italia
Giro d'Italiaof cyclingwas held from May 21to June 13 1987, consisting of 22 stages. It was won by Stephen Roche. The defending champion Roberto Visentinireturned to the Giro with a powerful Carrera Jeans-Vagabond team to win his second Giro. Visentini took the maglia rosaat the prologue but his teammate Stephen Rochewon an eight km downhill time trial from Poggio di Sanremoto Sanremo. When the Carrera team won the team time trial, Roche took the leaders jersey leading to a terrible rivalry between the him and Visentini. Roche lost the jersey to Visentini after the stage 13 individual time trial but on the stage from Lido di Jesoloto Sappada, Roche, contravening the team's orders [cite web|url=http://www.repubblica.it/2007/05/speciale/altri/2007giroditalia/storia-3/storia-3.html|title=La storia del Giro d'Italia|publisher= La Repubblica] , broke away alone early in the day and despite being caught late in the race, had the strength to go with the counterattack and take the pink jersey from his team mate Roberto Visentini. For having attacked his teammate in the stage, Roche gained him the tifosi's hatred.cite web|url=http://sport.guardian.co.uk/tourdefrance2007/story/0,,2118236,00.html|title=Roche remembers his annus mirabilis|publisher=The Guardian|accessdate=2007-07-20] It was said that the only member of his team that Roche could rely on not to ride against him in the Giro was domestique Eddy Schepers, although Roche recruited the support of the Panasonicriders and ACBB teammates of old friends Robert Millarand Australian Phil Andersonto encircle and protect him with Schepers on the pivotal Marmolada climb (a day known as the "Marmolade Massacre"). Roche cemented his first grand tour win with winning the final individual time trial on stage 22 into Saint-Vincent.
Maglia rosa" holders
Maglia bianca": Roberto ContiITA
Maglia ciclamino": Johan van der VeldeNED
Maglia verde": Robert MillarGBR
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