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1965 Vuelta a España

The 20th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 29 April to 16 May 1965. It consisted of 18 stages covering a total of 3,410 km (2,120 mi), and was won by Rolf Wolfshohl of the Mercier cycling team.[1] Julio Jimenez won the mountains classification while Rik Van Looy won the points classification.

1965 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates29 April – 16 May
Stages18
Distance3,410 km (2,119 mi)
Winning time92h 36' 03"
Results
Winner  Rolf Wolfshohl (FRG) (Mercier-BP-Hutchinson)
  Second  Raymond Poulidor (FRA) (Mercier-BP-Hutchinson)
  Third  Rik Van Looy (BEL) (Solo-Superia)

Points  Rik Van Looy (BEL) (Solo-Superia)
Mountains  Julio Jiménez (ESP) (Kas–Kaskol)
  Sprints  José Segu (ESP) (Montjuich - Tedi)
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Teams and ridersEdit

RouteEdit

List of stages[2][3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 29 April Vigo – Vigo 168 km (104 mi)   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
2 30 April PontevedraLugo 150 km (93 mi)   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
3 1 May LugoGijón 247 km (153 mi)   Rudi Altig (FRG)
4a 2 May MieresPajares [es] 41 km (25 mi)   Individual time trial   Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
4b 2 May Pajares [es]Palencia 189 km (117 mi)   Carlos Echeverría (ESP)
5 3 May PalenciaMadrid 238 km (148 mi)   Fernando Manzaneque (ESP)
6 4 May MadridCuenca 161 km (100 mi)   Manuel Martín Piñera [fr] (ESP)
7 5 May AlbaceteBenidorm 212 km (132 mi)   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
8 6 May BenidormSagunto 174 km (108 mi)   Jean-Claude Wuillemin (FRA)
9 7 May SaguntoSalou 237 km (147 mi)   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
10a 8 May SalouBarcelona 115 km (71 mi)   Frans Melckenbeeck (BEL)
10b 8 May Barcelona – Barcelona 50 km (31 mi)   Julio Jiménez (ESP)
11 9 May BarcelonaAndorra 241 km (150 mi)   Esteban Martín [fr] (ESP)
12 10 May AndorraLleida 158 km (98 mi)   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
13 11 May LleidaZaragoza 190 km (118 mi)   José Martín Colmenarejo (ESP)
14 12 May ZaragozaPamplona 193 km (120 mi)   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
15 13 May PamplonaBayonne (France) 149 km (93 mi)   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
16 14 May Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (France) – San Sebastián 61 km (38 mi)   Individual time trial   Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
17 15 May San SebastiánVitoria 214 km (133 mi)   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
18 16 May VitoriaBilbao 222 km (138 mi)   Manuel Martín Piñera [fr] (ESP)
Total 3,410 km (2,119 mi)

ResultsEdit

Final general classification[4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Rolf Wolfshohl Mercier-BP-Hutchinson 92h 36' 03"
2   Raymond Poulidor Mercier-BP-Hutchinson + 6' 36"
3   Rik Van Looy Solo-Superia + 8' 55"
4   Fernando Manzaneque Ferrys + 12' 48"
5   Carloes Echevarria Kas + 15' 54"
6   Francisco Gabica Kas + 20' 03"
7   Hans Junkermann Inuri-Margnat + 20' 13"
8   Jean Claude Wuillemin Ford-Gitane + 20' 13"
9   Antonio Gomez Del Moral Kas + 23' 04"
10   Federico Bahamontes Inuri-Margnat + 23' 13"
11   Lucien Aimar Ford-Gitane
12   Jean-Claude Lebaube Ford-Gitane
13   Victor Van Schil Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
14   Luis Otano Ferrys
15   Frans Verbeeck Wiels-Groene Leeuw
16   Joaquin Galera Kas
17   Sebastian Elorza Kas
18   Eddy Pauwels Wiels-Groene Leeuw
19   Jef Planckaert Solo-Superia
20   Michel Grain Ford-Gitane
21   Manuel Martin Pinera Kas
22   Joseph Timmerman Wiels-Groene Leeuw
23   Ventura Diaz Olsa
24   Jaime Alomar Florit Ferrys
25   Armand Desmet Solo-Superia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Information 1965". La Vuelta.com. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  2. ^ "1965 » 20th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  3. ^ "20ème Vuelta a España 1965". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
  4. ^ "Clasificaciones" [Classifications] (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 17 May 1965. p. 12. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

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