1940 Volta a Catalunya

The 1940 Volta a Catalunya was the 20th edition of the Volta a Catalunya cycle race and was held from 4 May to 12 May 1940. The race started and finished in Barcelona.[2] The race was won by Christophe Didier.

1940 Volta a Catalunya
Race details
Dates4–12 May 1940
Stages8
Distance1,344[1] km (835.1 mi)
Winning time48h 41' 44"
Results
  Winner  Christophe Didier (LUX)
  Second  Mathias Clemens (LUX)
  Third  Mariano Cañardo (ESP)
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Route and stagesEdit

List of stages[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Winner
1 5 May Barcelona International Exposition 38 km (24 mi)   Nello Troggi (ITA)
2 Barcelona to El Vendrell 86 km (53 mi)   Huub Sijen (NED)
3 6 May El Vendrell to Reus 147 km (91 mi)   Frans Pauwels (NED)
4 7 May Reus to Lleida (ITT) 111 km (69 mi)   Mathias Clemens (LUX)
5 8 May Lleida to Vielha e Mijaran 215 km (134 mi)   Christophe Didier (LUX)
6 9 May Vielha e Mijaran to La Seu d'Urgell 266 km (165 mi)   Karel-Lodewijk van Espenhout (BEL)
7 10 May La Seu d'Urgell to Figueres 200 km (124 mi)   Albert Ritserveldt (BEL)
8 11 May Figueres to Girona (ITT) 93 km (58 mi)   Mathias Clemens (LUX)
9 12 May Girona to Barcelona 188 km (117 mi)   Mathias Clemens (LUX)
Total 1,344 km (835 mi)

General classificationEdit

Final general classification[4]
Rank Rider Time
1   Christophe Didier (LUX) 48h 41' 44"
2   Mathias Clemens (LUX) + 4' 26"
3   Mariano Cañardo (ESP) + 8' 59"
4   Diego Cháfer [es] (ESP) + 14' 04"
5   Juan Gimeno (ESP) + 14' 45"
6   Fermín Trueba (ESP) + 33' 37"
7   Antonio Andrés Sancho (ESP) + 34' 35"
8   Antonio Martin (ESP) + 37' 49"
9   Delio Rodríguez (ESP) + 39' 03"
10   Manuel Izquierdo [es] (ESP) + 54' 40"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour of Catalonia (Pro Tour)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1940". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ "1st and 2nd stage" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 6 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 September 2018. "3rd and 4th stage" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 8 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 September 2018. "5th stage" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 9 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 September 2018. "6th stage" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 September 2018. "7th stage" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 11 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 September 2018. "8th stage" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 12 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 September 2018. "9th stage" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 13 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  4. ^ "1940 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya". First Cycling. Retrieved 25 February 2018.