1980 Vuelta a España

The 35th Edition Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 22 April to 11 May 1980. It consisted of 20 stages covering a total of 3,225 km (2,004 mi), and was won by Faustino Rupérez of the Zor cycling team.[1]

1980 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates22 April – 11 May
Stages19 stages + Prologue, including 1 split stages
Distance3,225 km (2,004 mi)
Winning time88h 23' 21"
Results
Winner  Faustino Rupérez (ESP) (Zor - Vereco)
  Second  Pedro Torres (ESP) (Kelme)
  Third  Claude Criquielion (BEL) (Splendor)

Points  Sean Kelly (IRL) (Splendor)
  Mountains  Juan Fernández (ESP) (Zor - Vereco)
  Sprints  Sean Kelly (IRL) (Splendor)
  Team Splendor
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Roberto Visentini won the prologue of the race and kept the leader's jersey for the first five days of the race. Sean Kelly finished second in the prologue and won the next two stages but did not get to wear the leader's jersey. On the first mountain stage, Faustino Rupérez came solo to the finish and took the leader's jersey which he kept until the end of the race. Pedro Torres put in an attack on the penultimate stage on the climb to Puerto de la Morcuera. However Rupérez together with Miguel Mari Lasa bridged up to Torres half way to Alto de Cotos and the leader's jersey was safe. Rupérez won the race ahead of Torres and Claude Criquielion. Criquielion's Splendor teammate Kelly won five stages of the race, the points jersey and finished fourth overall. Marino Lejarreta finished the race fifth overall. Juan Fernández won the Mountains competition.[2][3]

Teams and ridersEdit

RouteEdit

List of stages[4][5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 22 April La Manga – La Manga 10 km (6 mi)   Individual time trial   Roberto Visentini (ITA)
1 23 April La MangaBenidorm 155 km (96 mi)   Sean Kelly (IRL)
2 24 April BenidormCullera 170 km (106 mi)   Sean Kelly (IRL)
3 25 April CulleraVinaròs 207 km (129 mi)   Giuseppe Martinelli (ITA)
4 26 April VinaròsSant Quirze del Vallès 214 km (133 mi)   Klaus-Peter Thaler (FRG)
5 27 April Sant Quirze del VallèsLa Seu d'Urgell 200 km (124 mi)   Faustino Rupérez (ESP)
6 28 April La Seu d'UrgellViella 131 km (81 mi)   Enrique Martínez Heredia (ESP)
7 29 April ViellaJaca 216 km (134 mi)   Faustino Rupérez (ESP)
8 30 April Monastery of LeyreLogroño 160 km (99 mi)   Eulalio García (ESP)
9 1 May LogroñoBurgos 138 km (86 mi)   Jos Lammertink (NED)
10 2 May BurgosSantander 178 km (111 mi)   Paul Jesson (NZL)
11 3 May SantanderGijón 219 km (136 mi)   Jesús López Carril [fr] (ESP)
12 4 May Santiago de CompostelaPontevedra 133 km (83 mi)   Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
13 5 May PontevedraVigo 195 km (121 mi)   Rolf Haller (FRG)
14 6 May VigoOurense 156 km (97 mi)   Sean Kelly (IRL)
15 7 May OurensePonferrada 164 km (102 mi)   Francisco Elorriaga (ESP)
16a 8 May PonferradaLeón 131 km (81 mi)   Dominique Arnaud (FRA)
16b 8 May León – León 22.8 km (14 mi)   Individual time trial   Roberto Visentini (ITA)
17 9 May LeónValladolid 138 km (86 mi)   Sean Kelly (IRL)
18 10 May ValladolidLos Ángeles de San Rafael [es] 197 km (122 mi)   Manuel Esparza (ESP)
19 11 May Madrid – Madrid 84 km (52 mi)   Sean Kelly (IRL)
Total 3,225 km (2,004 mi)

ResultsEdit

Final General ClassificationEdit

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Faustino Rupérez Zor-Vereco 88h 23' 21"
2   Pedro Torres Kelme-Gios + 2' 15"
3   Claude Criquielion Splendor-Admiral + 3' 00"
4   Sean Kelly Splendor-Admiral + 3' 31"
5   Marino Lejarreta Teka + 4' 32"
6   Guido Van Calster Splendor-Admiral + 4' 44"
7   Johan De Muynck Splendor-Admiral + 4' 58"
8   Francisco Galdós Kelme-Gios + 5' 00"
9   Miguel María Lasa Zor-Vereco + 5' 25"
10   Vicente Belda Kelme-Gios + 6' 41"
11   Manuel Esparza Sanz Teka
12   Faustino Fernandez Henninger-Aquila Rossa
13   Jos Borguet Splendor-Admiral
14   Bernard Thévenet Teka
15   Roberto Visentini San Giacomo-Benotto
16   Juan Fernández Martín Zor-Vereco
17   Ángel Arroyo Zor-Vereco
18   Pedro Vilardebo Flavia-Gios
19   Francisco Codony Manzaneque-Alan
20   Antonio Gonzalez Colchon C.R.
21   José-Luis Laguia Reynolds-Benotto
22   José Enrique Cima Henninger-Aquila Rossa
23   Ricardo Zuniga Xarrasco Manzaneque-Alan
24   Juan Pujol Pages Kelme-Gios
25   Peter Zijerveld HB Alarmsystemen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://hemeroteca-paginas.mundodeportivo.com/EMD01/HEM/1980/05/12/MD19800512-041.pdf
  2. ^ "1980 General Information". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
  3. ^ "Clasificacions Oficiales" [Official Classifications] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 12 May 1980. p. 41. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  4. ^ "1980 » 35th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ "35ème Vuelta a España 1980". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.