1946 Vuelta a España

The 6th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 7 to 30 May 1946. It consisted of 21 stages covering a total of 3,836 km (2,384 mi), and was won by Dalmacio Langarica.[1] Emilio Rodríguez won the mountains classification.

1946 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates7 – 30 May
Stages21
Distance3,836 km (2,384 mi)
Winning time137h 10' 38"
Results
Winner  Dalmacio Langarica (ESP)
  Second  Julián Berrendero (ESP)
  Third  Jan Lambrichs (NED)

Mountains  Emilio Rodríguez (ESP)
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After the 22nd stage, Jan Lambrichs was in second place. The Dutch team then received a letter, saying that Lambrichs should give up his second place, otherwise he would reach the finish in Madrid in an ambulance. The team manager decided not to tell Lambrichs about this threat, but gave him extra security. In the final stage, Berrendero escaped and left everybody behind, including Lambrichs, and took over the second place. The next day, the Dutch team received a box of Cuban cigars from the unknown person who had sent the threat.[2][3][4]

Teams and ridersEdit

RouteEdit

List of stages[5][6][7]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 7 May MadridSalamanca 212 km (132 mi)   Joaquín Olmos (ESP)
2 8 May SalamancaBéjar 73 km (45 mi)   Individual time trial   Miguel Gual (ESP)
3 8 May BéjarCáceres 141 km (88 mi)   Antonio Andrés Sancho (ESP)
4 9 May CáceresBadajoz 132 km (82 mi)   Ignacio Orbaiceta (ESP)
5 10 May BadajozSeville 218 km (135 mi)   Julián Berrendero (ESP)
6 12 May SevilleGranada 251 km (156 mi)   Jan Lambrichs (NED)
7 13 May GranadaBaza 107 km (66 mi)   Dalmacio Langarica (ESP)
8 14 May BazaMurcia 178 km (111 mi)   João Lourenço (POR)
9 15 May MurciaValencia 264 km (164 mi)   Alejandro Fombellida [es] (ESP)
10 17 May ValenciaCastellón 67 km (42 mi)   Team time trial Holland
11 17 May CastellónTortosa 123 km (76 mi)   Alejandro Fombellida [es] (ESP)
12 18 May TortosaBarcelona 215 km (134 mi)   Dalmacio Langarica (ESP)
13 19 May BarcelonaLleida 162 km (101 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
14 20 May LleidaZaragoza 144 km (89 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
15 21 May ZaragozaSan Sebastián 276 km (171 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
16 23 May San SebastiánBilbao 207 km (129 mi)   Dalmacio Langarica (ESP)
17 24 May BilbaoSantander 226 km (140 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
18 25 May SantanderReinosa 110 km (68 mi)   Dalmacio Langarica (ESP)
19 26 May ReinosaGijón 204 km (127 mi)   Delio Rodríguez (ESP)
20 28 May GijónOviedo 53 km (33 mi)   Individual time trial   Dalmacio Langarica (ESP)
21 28 May OviedoLeón 119 km (74 mi)   Julián Berrendero (ESP)
22 29 May LeónValladolid 134 km (83 mi)   Alejandro Fombellida [es] (ESP)
23 30 May ValladolidMadrid 200 km (124 mi)   Julián Berrendero (ESP)
Total 3,836 km (2,384 mi)

ResultsEdit

Final General ClassificationEdit

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dalmacio Langarica 137h 10' 38"
2   Julián Berrendero + 17' 32"
3   Jan Lambrichs + 23' 54"
4   Manuel Costa + 24' 19"
5   Delio Rodríguez + 45' 04"
6   Alejandro Fombellida + 46' 09"
7   Antonio-Andres Sancho + 1h 00' 10"
8   Emilio Rodríguez + 1h 03' 45"
9   José Gutierrez + 1h 18' 48"
10   Joao Rebelo + 1h 53' 37"
11   Georges Aeschlimann
12   Cipriano Aguirrezabal
13   Bernardo Ruiz
14   Pastor Rodríguez
15   Joaquim Olmos
16   Antonio Martin
17   Ernest Kuhn
18   Vicente Miro
19   José Lopez Gandara
20   Frans Pauwels
21   Joaquim Jiménez
22   Pedro Font
23   Cees Joosen
24   Gabriel Palmer
25   Theo Perret

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Information 1946". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 23 March 2008.
  2. ^ Haan, Rob de (1 September 2010). "Een dreigbrief in de Vuelta" (in Dutch). Nusport. Archived from the original on 2 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  3. ^ http://hemeroteca-paginas.mundodeportivo.com/EMD02/HEM/1946/05/31/MD19460531-002.pdf
  4. ^ http://hemeroteca-paginas.mundodeportivo.com/EMD02/HEM/1946/05/31/MD19460531-001.pdf
  5. ^ "1946 » 6th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  6. ^ "6ème Vuelta a España 1946". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
  7. ^ "1946 Stage Results". La Vuelta. Unipublic. Retrieved 12 July 2011.