1955 Vuelta a España

The 10th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 25 April to 8 May 1955. It consisted of 15 stages covering a total of 2,740 km (1,700 mi), and was won by Jean Dotto.[1] Fiorenzo Magni won the points classification and Giuseppe Buratti won the mountains classification.

1955 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates25 April – 8 May
Stages15
Distance2,776 km (1,725 mi)
Winning time81h 04' 02"
Results
Winner  Jean Dotto (FRA)
  Second  Antonio Jiménez Quiles (ESP)
  Third  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA)

Points  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
Mountains  Giuseppe Buratti (ITA)
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Teams and ridersEdit

RouteEdit

List of stages[2][3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 23 April BilbaoSan Sebastián 240 km (149 mi)   Gilbert Bauvin (FRA)
2 24 April San SebastiánBayonne (France) 211 km (131 mi)   Gilbert Bauvin (FRA)
3 25 April Bayonne (France) – Pamplona 157 km (98 mi)   Antonio Gelabert (ESP)
4 26 April PamplonaZaragoza 229 km (142 mi)   Jesús Galdeano (ESP)
5 27 April ZaragozaLleida 195 km (121 mi)   Gabriel Company (ESP)
6 28 April LleidaBarcelona 230 km (143 mi)   Pierino Baffi (ITA)
7 30 April Barcelona – Barcelona 29 km (18 mi)   Individual time trial   Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
8 1 May BarcelonaTortosa 213 km (132 mi)   Vicente Iturat (ESP)
9 2 May TortosaValencia 190 km (118 mi)   Pierino Baffi (ITA)
10 3 May ValenciaCuenca 222 km (138 mi)   Antonio Uliana [it] (ITA)
11 4 May CuencaMadrid 168 km (104 mi)   Donato Piazza (ITA)
12 5 May Madrid – Madrid 15 km (9 mi)   Team time trial Italy A
13 6 May MadridValladolid 222 km (138 mi)   Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
14 7 May ValladolidBilbao 308 km (191 mi)   Donato Piazza (ITA)
15 8 May Bilbao – Bilbao 147 km (91 mi)   Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)
Total 2,740 km (1,703 mi)

ResultsEdit

Final general classification[4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Jean Dotto 81h 04' 02"
2   Antonio Jiménez Quiles + 3' 06"
3   Raphaël Géminiani + 5' 05"
4   Jesús Loroño + 5' 52"
5   Vicente Iturat + 6' 24"
6   Gabriel Company + 6' 30"
7   José Serra Gil + 7' 31"
8   Giuseppe Buratti + 8' 42"
9   Cosme Barrutia + 9' 37"
10   Georges Gay + 9' 44"
11   Salvador Botella
12   Carmelo Morales
13   Fiorenzo Magni
14   Bernardo Ruiz
15   Andres Trobat
16   José Gómez del Moral
17   Arsene Bauwens
18   Gastone Nencini
19   Francisco Moreno
20   Antonio Gelabert
21   Federico Bahamontes
22   Manolo Rodríguez
23   Nello Lauredi
24   Emilio Rodríguez
25   Miguel Gual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Information 1955". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 23 March 2008.
  2. ^ "1955  » 10th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "10ème Vuelta a España 1955". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
  4. ^ "Clasificaciones" [Classifications] (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 9 May 1955. p. 8. Retrieved 5 August 2018.