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1997 Vuelta a España

The 52nd Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 6 September to 28 September 1997. It consisted of 22 stages covering a total of 3,773 km (2,344 mi), and was won by Alex Zülle of the ONCE cycling team.[1]

1997 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates6–28 September
Stages22
Distance3,773 km (2,344 mi)
Winning time91h 15' 55"
Results
Winner  Alex Zülle (SUI) (ONCE)
  Second  Fernando Escartín (ESP) (Kelme–Costa Blanca)
  Third  Laurent Dufaux (SUI) (Festina–Lotus)

Points  Laurent Jalabert (FRA) (ONCE)
Mountains  José María Jiménez (ESP) (Banesto)
  Sprints  Mauro Radaelli (ITA) (Brescialat - Oyster)
  Team Kelme–Costa Blanca
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RouteEdit

List of stages[2][3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner GC leader
1 6 September LisbonEstoril 155 km (96 mi)   Lars Michaelsen (DEN)   Lars Michaelsen (DEN)
2 7 September ÉvoraVilamoura 225 km (140 mi)   Marcel Wüst (GER)
3 8 September LouléHuelva 173 km (107 mi)   Marcel Wüst (GER)
4 9 September HuelvaJerez de la Frontera 192 km (119 mi)   Eleuterio Anguita (ESP)   Fabrizio Guidi (ITA)
5 10 September Jerez de la FronteraMálaga 230 km (143 mi)   Marcel Wüst (GER)   Lars Michaelsen (DEN)
6 11 September MálagaGranada 147 km (91 mi)   Mountain stage   Laurent Jalabert (FRA)   Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
7 12 September GuadixSierra Nevada 219 km (136 mi)   Mountain stage   Yvon Ledanois (FRA)   Laurent Dufaux (SUI)
8 13 September GranadaCórdoba 176 km (109 mi)   Bart Voskamp (NED)
9 14 September Córdoba 35 km (22 mi)   Individual time trial   Melchor Mauri (ESP)   Alex Zülle (SUI)
10 15 September CórdobaAlmendralejo 224 km (139 mi)   Mariano Piccoli (ITA)
11 16 September AlmendralejoPlasencia 194 km (121 mi)   Ján Svorada (CZE)
12 17 September LeónAlto del Morredero [es] 147 km (91 mi)   Mountain stage   Roberto Heras (ESP)
13 18 September PonferradaEstación Valgrande-Pajares [es] 196 km (122 mi)   Mountain stage   Pavel Tonkov (RUS)
14 19 September OviedoAlto del Naranco 169 km (105 mi)   Mountain stage   José Vicente García Acosta (ESP)
15 20 September OviedoLagos de Covadonga 160 km (99 mi)   Mountain stage   Pavel Tonkov (RUS)
16 21 September Cangas de OnísSantander 170 km (106 mi)   Ján Svorada (CZE)
17 22 September SantanderBurgos 183 km (114 mi)   Ján Svorada (CZE)
18 23 September BurgosValladolid 184 km (114 mi)   Leon van Bon (NED)
19 24 September ValladolidLos Ángeles de San Rafael [es] 193 km (120 mi)   Mountain stage   José María Jiménez (ESP)
20 25 September Los Ángeles de San Rafael [es]Ávila 199 km (124 mi)   Mountain stage   Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
21 26 September Alcobendas 43 km (27 mi)   Individual time trial   Alex Zülle (SUI)
22 27 September Madrid 154 km (96 mi)   Max van Heeswijk (NED)
Total 3,773 km (2,344 mi)

Final General Classification StandingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://hemeroteca-paginas.mundodeportivo.com/EMD03/HEM/1997/09/29/MD19970929-051.pdf
  2. ^ "1997 » 52nd Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. ^ "52ème Vuelta a España 1997". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.

External linksEdit