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Once upon a time, there was a battle for a black jersey in the Giro. The 'maglia nera' was 'awarded' to the rider who had accumulated the highest amount of time in the saddle and finished in the last place. The classification was introduced in 1946 but quickly removed in 1951 as some riders would deliberately waste time to claim the prized jersey. The jersey was won twice by Luigi Malabrocca, and the last wearer was Giovanni Pinarello (yes, that Pinarello).
Each year the “Cima Coppi” is declared and represents the highest point of the Giro. The title pays tribute to Fausto Coppi, the great Italian climber who won the Giro five times. The Cima Coppi has been a part of the Giro since 1965 and in 2018 was at the top of the Colle delle Finestre (2,178m) where Chris Froome (Team Ineos) took the honours as the first man over.
Much loved Italian Marco Pantani was the last rider to win the Giro d'Italia / Tour de France double in 1998, a feat that many have since tried but failed.
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