1976 Vuelta a España

The 31st Edition Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 27 April to 16 May 1976. It consisted of 19 stages covering a total of 3,340 km (2,080 mi), and was won by José Pesarrodona of the Kas-Campagnolo cycling team.[1] Andres Oliva won the mountains classification while Dietrich Thurau won the points classification.[2]

1976 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates27 April – 16 May
Stages19 stages + Prologue, including 1 split stages
Distance3,340 km (2,075 mi)
Winning time93h 19' 10"
Results
Winner  José Pesarrodona (ESP) (Kas - Campagnolo)
  Second  Luis Ocaña (ESP) (Super Ser)
  Third  José Nazabal (ESP) (Kas - Campagnolo)

Points  Dietrich Thurau (FRG) (TI Raleigh)
Mountains  Andrés Oliva (ESP) (Kas - Campagnolo)
  Sprints  Daniel Verplancke (BEL) (Flandria - Velda)
  Team Kas - Campagnolo
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Teams and ridersEdit

RouteEdit

List of stages[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 27 April Estepona – Estepona 3.2 km (2 mi)   Individual time trial   Dietrich Thurau (FRG)
1 28 April Estepona – Estepona 135 km (84 mi)   José De Cauwer (BEL)
2 29 April EsteponaPriego de Córdoba 224 km (139 mi)   Roger Gilson (LUX)
3 30 April Priego de CórdobaJaén 177 km (110 mi)   Theo Smit (NED)
4 1 May JaénBaza 166 km (103 mi)|   Hennie Kuiper (NED)
5 2 May BazaCartagena 201 km (125 mi)   Theo Smit (NED)
6 3 May Cartagena – Cartagena 14 km (9 mi)   Individual time trial   Joaquim Agostinho (POR)
7 4 May CartagenaMurcia 136 km (85 mi)   Ferdi Van Den Haute (BEL)
8 5 May MurciaAlmansa 219 km (136 mi)   Georges Pintens (BEL)
9 6 May AlmansaNules 208 km (129 mi)   Dietrich Thurau (FRG)
10 7 May CastellónCambrils 226 km (140 mi)   José Antonio González (ESP)
11 8 May CambrilsBarcelona 151 km (94 mi)|   Antonio Vallori (ESP)
12 9 May PamplonaLogroño 168 km (104 mi)   Gerben Karstens (NED)
13 10 May LogroñoPalencia 209 km (130 mi)   Dirk Ongenae [fr] (BEL)
14 11 May Paredes de NavaGijón 249 km (155 mi)   Cees Priem (NED)
15 12 May GijónCangas de Onís 141 km (88 mi)   Vicente López Carril (ESP)
16 13 May Cangas de OnísReinosa 156 km (97 mi)   Dietrich Thurau (FRG)
17 14 May ReinosaBilbao 183 km (114 mi)   Arthur Van De Vijver (BEL)
18 15 May GaldácanoSantuario de Oro (Zuia) 204 km (127 mi)   Dietrich Thurau (FRG)
19a 16 May Murgia (Zuia) – San Sebastián 139 km (86 mi)   Dirk Ongenae [fr] (BEL)
19b 17 May San Sebastián – San Sebastián 31.7 km (20 mi)   Individual time trial   Dietrich Thurau (FRG)
Total 3,340 km (2,075 mi)

Doping casesEdit

When Belgian cyclist Eric Jacques finished in second place in the eighth stage, he became the new leader. Later, it became known that he tested positive for doping after that stage, and he received a penalty of ten minutes.[5] Previously, Günter Haritz had been penalized for the same offence, and had left the race.[6][7]

ResultsEdit

Final General ClassificationEdit

Rank Rider Team Time
1   José Pesarrodona Kas-Campagnolo 93h 19' 10"
2   Luis Ocaña Super Ser Zeus + 1' 03"
3   José Nazabal Merendia Kas-Campagnolo + 1' 41"
4   Dietrich Thurau TI–Raleigh + 1' 44"
5   Vicente Lopez Kas-Campagnolo + 1' 50"
6   Hennie Kuiper TI–Raleigh + 2' 00"
7   Joaquim Agostinho Teka + 3' 16"
8   Joseph Fuchs Super Ser Zeus + 3' 45"
9   Pedro Torres Super Ser Zeus + 4' 43"
10   José Antonio Gonzalez Kas-Campagnolo + 7' 18"
11   Ludo Loos Ebo
12   Enrique Martinez Kas-Campagnolo
13   Andes Oliva Kas-Campagnolo
14   Gonzalo Aja Barguin Teka
15   José Martins Fretas Kas-Campagnolo
16   Eric Jacques Ebo
17   Domingo Perurena Kas-Campagnolo
18   Jean-Pierre Baert Miko-De Gribaldy
19   José Enrique Cima Novostil
20   Fernardo Mendes Dos Teka
21   Ventura Diaz Teka
22   Santiago Lazcano Super Ser Zeus
23   Julian Andiano Teka
24   Manuel Esparza Teka
25   Jesus Manzaneque Super Ser Zeus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Information 1976". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  2. ^ http://hemeroteca-paginas.mundodeportivo.com/EMD01/HEM/1976/05/17/MD19760517-027.pdf
  3. ^ "1976 » 31st Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ "31ème Vuelta a España 1976". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
  5. ^ "Eric Jacques teruggezet". Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). De Krant van Toen. 12 May 1976. p. 23. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Thurau: etappetriomf, Haritz: dopinggebruik" [Thurau: stage victory, Haritz: used doping.]. Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). Delpher. 7 May 1976. p. 25. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Haritz stapt eruit" [Haritz quits.]. De Waarheid (in Dutch). Delpher. 10 May 1976. p. 4. Retrieved 18 April 2017.