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1971 Vuelta a España

The 26th 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 1971. It consisted of 17 stages covering a total of 2,892 km (1,797 mi), and was won by Ferdinand Bracke of the Peugeot cycling team.[1] Joop Zoetemelk won the mountains classification while Cyrille Guimard won the points classification.

1971 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates29 April – 16 May
Stages17
Distance2,892 km (1,797 mi)
Winning time73h 50' 05"
Results
Winner  Ferdinand Bracke (BEL) (Peugeot-BP-Michelin)
  Second  Wilfried David (BEL) (Peugeot-BP-Michelin)
  Third  Luis Ocaña (ESP) (Bic)

Points  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Fagor-Mercier)
Mountains  Joop Zoetemelk (NED) (Mars-Flandria)
  Combination  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Fagor-Mercier)
  Sprints  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Fagor-Mercier)
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After the final stage, Wim Schepers was ranked in second place, 19 seconds behind Bracke, but he was given a ten-minute time penalty for a doping offence, and dropped to 15th.[2]

Teams and ridersEdit

RouteEdit

List of stages[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 29 April Almería – Almería 4.2 km (3 mi)   Individual time trial   René Pijnen (NED)
1 30 April AlmeríaÁguilas 126 km (78 mi)   Ger Harings [nl] (NED)
2 1 May ÁguilasCalp 245 km (152 mi)   Eddy Peelman (BEL)
3 2 May CalpLa Pobla de Farnals 164 km (102 mi)   Cyrille Guimard (FRA)
4 3 May La Pobla de FarnalsBenicàssim 175 km (109 mi)   Hubert Hutsebaut (BEL)
5 4 May BenicàssimSalou 172 km (107 mi)   René Pijnen (NED)
6 5 May SalouBarcelona 149 km (93 mi)   Eddy Peelman (BEL)
7 6 May BarcelonaManresa 179 km (111 mi)   Walter Godefroot (BEL)
8 7 May BalaguerJaca 211 km (131 mi)   Walter Godefroot (BEL)
9 8 May JacaPamplona 175 km (109 mi)   Agustín Tamames (ESP)
10 9 May PamplonaSan Sebastián 120 km (75 mi)   Gerard Vianen (NED)
11a 10 May San SebastiánBilbao 140 km (87 mi)   Gerben Karstens (NED)
11b 10 May Bilbao – Bilbao 2.65 km (2 mi)   Individual time trial   José Antonio González (ESP)
12 11 May BilbaoVitoria 185 km (115 mi)   Luis Ocaña (ESP)
13 12 May VitoriaTorrelavega 208 km (129 mi)   Eddy Peelman (BEL)
14 13 May TorrelavegaBurgos 192 km (119 mi)   Wilfried David (BEL)
15 14 May BurgosSegovia 188 km (117 mi)   Cyrille Guimard (FRA)
16 15 May SegoviaÁvila 114 km (71 mi)   Joop Zoetemelk (NED)
17a 16 May ÁvilaMadrid 138 km (86 mi)   Willy Scheers [fr] (BEL)
17b 16 May Madrid – Madrid 5.3 km (3 mi)   Individual time trial   René Pijnen (NED)
Total 2,892 km (1,797 mi)

ResultsEdit

Final General ClassificationEdit

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ferdinand Bracke Peugeot-BP-Michelin 73h 50' 05"
2   Wilfried David Peugeot-BP-Michelin + 59"
3   Luis Ocaña Bic + 1' 51"
4   Miguel Maria Lasa Orbea + 2' 18"
5   Manuel Galera Magdelano Karpy + 2' 37"
6   Joop Zoetemelk Mars-Flandria + 2' 48"
7   Agustin Tamames Werner + 5' 15"
8   Antonio Martos Aguilar Werner + 5' 45"
9   Raymond Poulidor Fagor-Mercier + 6' 01"
10   Luis Balague Carreno Werner + 6' 17"
11   Edy Schutz Mars-Flandria
12   Cyrille Guimard Fagor-Mercier
13   Eufronio Enrique Santos La Casera
14   Antonio Menendez La Casera
15   Wim Schepers Goudsmit
16   Domingo Perurena Tellechea Kas-Kaskol
17   Bernard Labourdette Bic
18   Ventura Diaz Arrey Werner
19   Gonzalo Aja Barguin Karpy
20   Rolf Wolfshohl Fagor-Mercier
21   Antonio Gomez Del Moral Karpy
22   Andres Oliva Sanchez La Casera
23   Eduardo Castello Villanova Karpy
24   José Gomez Lucas Werner
25   José-Luis Abilleira La Casera

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Information 1971". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Clasificaciones Oficiales" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 17 May 1971.
  3. ^ "1971 » 26th Vuelta a España". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  4. ^ "26ème Vuelta a España 1971". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.

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