1945 Vuelta a España

The 5th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 10 to 31 May 1945. It consisted of 18 stages covering a total of 3,818 km (2,372 mi), and was won by Delio Rodríguez.[1] There was also a classification sponsored by Pirelli, Rodríguez also won the points classification and Julián Berrendero won the mountains classification.

1945 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates10 – 31 May
Stages18
Distance3,818 km (2,372 mi)
Winning time135h 43' 55"
Results
Winner  Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
  Second  Julián Berrendero (ESP)
  Third  Juan Gimeno (ESP)

Points  Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
Mountains  Julián Berrendero (ESP)
← 1942
1946 →

Teams and ridersEdit

RouteEdit

List of stages[2][3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 10 May Madrid – Salamanca 212 km (132 mi)   Julián Berrendero (ESP)
2 11 May Salamanca – Cáceres 214 km (133 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
3 12 May Cáceres – Badajoz 132 km (82 mi)   Miguel Gual (ESP)
4a 13 May Badajoz – Almendralejo 57 km (35 mi)   Individual time trial   Juan Gimeno (ESP)
4b Almendralejo – Sevilla 171 km (106 mi)   Vicente Miró [es] (ESP)
5 15 May Sevilla – Granada 251 km (156 mi)   Antonio Montes [es] (ESP)
6 16 May Granada – Murcia 285 km (177 mi)   Joaquín Olmos (ESP)
7 17 May Murcia – Valencia 244 km (152 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
8 19 May Valencia – Tortosa 188 km (117 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
9 20 May Tortosa – Barcelona 288 km (179 mi)   Miguel Gual (ESP)
10 21 May Barcelona – Zaragoza 306 km (190 mi)   Miguel Gual (ESP)
11 22 May Zaragoza – San Sebastián 276 km (171 mi)   José Gutierrez [es] (ESP)
12 24 May San Sebastián – Bilbao 207 km (129 mi)   João Rebelo [es] (POR)
13 25 May Bilbao – Santander 188 km (117 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
14 26 May Santander – Reinosa 110 km (68 mi)   João Rebelo [es] (POR)
15 27 May Reinosa – Gijón 200 km (124 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
16 29 May Gijón – León 172 km (107 mi)   Julián Berrendero (ESP)
17 30 May León – Valladolid 132 km (82 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
18 31 May Valladolid – Madrid 185 km (115 mi)   Joaquín Olmos (ESP)

Points classificationEdit

A new introduction to this Vuelta was a classification on points, sponsored by Pirelli. It was calculated as follows:[5]

  • The winner of a stage received 100 points, the second 99, and so on. If cyclists arrived in a group that was given the same time, they all received the same number of points.
  • The first five cyclists in a stage received 12 points for every minute that they arrived ahead of the number six of the stage.
  • For every point scored for the mountains classification, two points were given for this points classification.
  • On intermediate sprints, points could be won: 8 for the winner, 6 for the second, 4 and 2 for the next.

Although the sponsor said that the classification was a great success,[6] it did not return the next edition.

Final standingsEdit

General classificationEdit

Final general classification (1–25)[7]
Rank Rider Time
1   Delio Rodríguez (Spain) 135h 43' 55"
2   Julián Berrendero (Spain) + 30' 08"
3   Juan Gimeno (Spain) + 37' 18"
4   Miguel Gual (Spain) + 49' 53"
5   Antonio Martín (Spain) + 1h 09' 01"
6   João Rebelo (POR) + 1h 09' 09"
7   Diego Chafer (Spain) + 1h 12' 41"
8   Bernardo Capo (Spain) + 1h 17' 20"
9   Alejandro Fombellida (Spain) + 1h 18' 18"
10   Pedro Font (Spain) + 1h 20' 21"
11   Manuel Costa (Spain)
12   Joaquim Olmos (Spain)
13   José Gutierrez (Spain)
14   Dalmacio Langarica (Spain)
15   Pastor Rodríguez (Spain)
16   Gabriel Palmer (Spain)
17   Julio Mourao (POR)
18   Miguel Casas (Spain)
19   Antonio Andres Sancho (Spain)
20   Vicente Miro (Spain)
21   Joaquim Jiménez (Spain)
22   Bernardo Ruiz (Spain)
23   Aniceto Bruno (POR)
24   Felix Vidaurreta (Spain)
25   Imperio Dos Santos (POR)

Mountain classificationEdit

Final mountain classification (1–15)[7]
Rank Rider Points
1   Julián Berrendero (Spain) 45
2   João Rebelo (POR) 44
3   Pedro Font (Spain) 28
4   Miguel Gual (Spain) 22
5   José Gutierrez (Spain) 11
6   Miguel Casas (Spain) 8
7   Aniceto Bruno (POR) 7
8   Dalmacio Langarica (Spain) 6
9   Joaquim Olmos (Spain) 4
10   Alejandro Fombellida (Spain) 3
10   Juan Gimeno (Spain) 3
10   Joaquim Jiménez (Spain) 3
13   Diego Chafer (Spain) 2
14   Bernardo Capo (Spain) 1
14   Antonio Martín (Spain) 1

Points classificationEdit

Final points classification (1–10)[7]
Rank Rider Points
1   Delio Rodríguez (Spain) 2347
2   João Rebelo (POR) 2021
3   Julián Berrendero (Spain) 1967
4   Miguel Gual (Spain) 1942
5   Juan Gimeno (Spain) 1895
6   Pedro Font (Spain) 1823
7   Vicente Miro (Spain) 1803
8   Bernardo Capo (Spain) 1799
9   José Gutierrez (Spain) 1747
10   Antonio Martín (Spain) 1730

Other awardsEdit

There was also a team competition: the ranks in the general classification of the best two cyclists per cycling club were added, and the club with the lowest total won. Delio Rodríguez was in the same club as Alejandro Fombellida, and because they finished first and ninth, they scored 10 points; no other team had fewer points, so they won the team competition.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Information 1945". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 23 March 2008.
  2. ^ "1945 » 5th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ "5ème Vuelta a España 1945". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
  4. ^ "1945 Stage Results". La Vuelta. Unipublic. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  5. ^ "25000 pesetas de la Case Pirelli para la Vuelta Ciclista a España". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 March 1945. p. 1. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  6. ^ "V Vuelta Ciclista a España Pirelli". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 March 1945. p. 1. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d "La Vuelta a España". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 June 1945. p. 3. Retrieved 4 May 2014.