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1990 Vuelta a España

The 45th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 24 April to 15 May 1990.[1] It consisted of 22 stages covering a total of 3,680 km (2,287 mi),[2] and was won by Marco Giovannetti of the Seur cycling team.[3][4][5]

1990 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates24 April - 15 May
Stages22
Distance3,680 km (2,287 mi)
Winning time94h 36' 40"
Results
Winner  Marco Giovannetti (ITA) (Seur)
  Second  Pedro Delgado (ESP) (Banesto)
  Third  Anselmo Fuerte (ESP) (ONCE)

Points  Uwe Raab (GDR) (PDM)
Mountains  José Martín Farfán (COL) (Kelme-Ibexpress)
  Youth  Uwe Ampler (GDR) (PDM)
  Combination  Federico Echave (ESP) (CLAS-Cajastur)
  Sprints  Miguel Ángel Iglesias (ESP) (Puertas Mavisa)
  Team ONCE
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Defending champion Pedro Delgado was the principal favourite for the win of the race. Delgado was joined by a strong Banesto team that included Miguel Induráin and Julián Gorospe. The other Spanish favourites included 1986 winner Álvaro Pino as well as Anselmo Fuerte and 1982 winner Marino Lejarreta. Of the potential foreign winners were the strong Colombians which included Fabio Parra and Lucho Herrera.

Pello Ruiz Cabestany won the opening time trial and took the first leader's jersey. The following day a breakaway got away and Viktor Klimov took the jersey. On the sixth stage a break won the day and took an advantage of over four minutes. Gorospe took the leader's jersey. However on the eleventh stage, Gorospe had a bad day and lost the jersey to Marco Giovannetti who had been second on the general classification and had been in the break that gained the time on the favourites. Delgado tried to close the gap to Giovannetti over the remainder of the race but could not. Giovannetti won his first and only grand tour ahead of Delgado and Anselmo Fuerte.

RouteEdit

List of stages[2][3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 24 April Benicàssim – Benicàssim 10.3 km (6 mi)   Individual time trial   Pello Ruiz Cabestany (ESP)
2a 25 April OropesaCastellón 108 km (67 mi)   Emilio Cuadrado [es] (ESP)
2b 25 April BenicàssimBorriana 36.3 km (23 mi)   Team time trial Lotus–Festina
3 26 April DéniaMurcia 196.3 km (122 mi)   Silvio Martinello (ITA)
4 27 April MurciaAlmería 226.2 km (141 mi)   Erwin Nijboer (NED)
5 28 April AlmeríaSierra Nevada 198 km (123 mi)   Patrice Esnault (FRA)
6 29 April LojaUbrique 195.2 km (121 mi)   Jesper Worre (DEN)
7 30 April JerezSeville 190.3 km (118 mi)   Benny Van Brabant (BEL)
8 1 May SevilleMérida 187.6 km (117 mi)   Atle Pedersen (NOR)
9 2 May CáceresGuijuelo 192.7 km (120 mi)   Néstor Mora (COL)
10 3 May Peñaranda de BracamonteLeón 226.8 km (141 mi)   Uwe Raab (DDR)
11 4 May LeónSan Isidro [es] 203 km (126 mi)   Carlos Hernández (ESP)
12 5 May San Isidro [es]Naranco 156 km (97 mi)   Alberto Camargo (COL)
13 6 May OviedoSantander 193.3 km (120 mi)   Nico Emonds (BEL)
14 7 May SantanderNájera 207.5 km (129 mi)   Bernd Gröne (FRG)
15 8 May EzcarayValdezcaray 24.1 km (15 mi)   Individual time trial   Jean-François Bernard (FRA)
16 9 May LogroñoPamplona 165.5 km (103 mi)   Uwe Raab (DDR)
17 10 May PamplonaJaca 155.3 km (96 mi)   Federico Echave (ESP)
18 11 May JacaCerler 178.5 km (111 mi)   José Martín Farfán (COL)
19 12 May BenasqueZaragoza 223.6 km (139 mi)   Asiat Saitov (URS)
20 13 May Zaragoza – Zaragoza 40 km (25 mi)   Individual time trial   Pello Ruiz Cabestany (ESP)
21 14 May Collado VillalbaPalazuelos de Eresma 188.6 km (117 mi)   Denis Roux (FRA)
22 15 May SegoviaMadrid 177 km (110 mi)   Uwe Raab (DDR)
Total 3,680 km (2,287 mi)

ResultsEdit

Final General ClassificationEdit

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Marco Giovannetti Seur 94h 36' 40s
2   Pedro Delgado Banesto a 1' 28s
3   Anselmo Fuerte ONCE a 1' 48s
4   Pello Ruiz Cabestany ONCE a 2' 16s
5   Fabio Parra Kelme-Ibexpress a 3' 07s
6   Federico Echave CLAS-Cajastur a 3' 52s
7   Miguel Induráin Banesto a 6' 22s
8   Ivan Ivanov Alfa Lum a 6' 48s
9   Uwe Ampler PDM-Concorde a 7' 15s
10   Denis Roux Toshiba a 7' 56s
11   José Martín Farfán Kelme-Ibexpress
12   Luis Herrera Café de Colombia
13   Carlos Jaramillo Postóbon
14   Ignacio Gaston Crespo CLAS-Cajastur
15   José Francisco Rodríguez Pony Malta-Avianca
16   Tony Rominger Chateaux d'Ax
17   Alvaro Mejia Postóbon
18   Jesús Montoya BH-Amaya
19   Álvaro Sierra Café de Colombia
20   Jon Unzaga Bombin Seur
21   Julián Gorospe Banesto
22   Alberto Luis Camargo Café de Colombia
23   José Luis Laguia Lotus-Festina
24   Pablo Wilches Pony Malta-Avianca
25   Gerardo Moncada Postóbon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vuelta a España 1990". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Vuelta a Espana 90". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 April 1990. p. 40. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "45ème Vuelta a España 1990". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 12 January 2005.
  4. ^ http://hemeroteca-paginas.mundodeportivo.com/EMD01/HEM/1990/05/16/MD19900516-041.pdf
  5. ^ http://hemeroteca-paginas.mundodeportivo.com/EMD01/HEM/1990/05/16/MD19900516-042.pdf

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