1935 Vuelta a España

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1935 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 29 April – 15 May
Stages 14
Distance 3,425 km (2,128 mi)
Winning time 120h 00' 07" (28.54 km/h or 17.73 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL) (Colin–Wolber)
Second  Mariano Cañardo (ESP) (Orbea)
Third  Antoine Dignef (BEL) (Colin–Wolber)

Mountains  Edoardo Molinar (ITA)
1936

The 1st edition of Vuelta a España took place April 29 to May 15, 1935, and consisted of 14 stages and 3425 km, the winning average speed was 28.54 km/h. The Vuelta began and ended in Madrid, Spain.

The field consisted of 50 riders including 32 Spanish riders; 29 finished the race. The weather conditions (rainy and cold) were said to have been to the advantage of the Belgian riders. Belgian Gustaaf Deloor took the leaders jersey with nine minutes advantage on the third stage. Deloor was challenged by Mariano Canardo. However on the thirteenth stage, Canardo crashed and lost five minutes. On the final stage Deloor displayed panache to attack and win the stage and the General classification into Madrid.[1][2]

Final standings[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage characteristics and results[3][4][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 29 April MadridValladolid 185 km (115 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antoine Dignef (BEL)
2 30 April Valladolid – Santander 251 km (156 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antonio Escuriet (ESP)
1 May Rest day
3 2 May Santander – Bilbao 199 km (124 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)
4 3 May Bilbao – San Sebastián 235 km (146 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antoine Dignef (BEL)
5 4 May San Sebastián – Zaragoza 264 km (164 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Mariano Cañardo (ESP)
6 5 May Zaragoza – Barcelona 310 km (193 mi) Plain stage  François Adam (BEL)
6 May Rest day
7 7 May Barcelona – Tortosa 188 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Montes (ESP)
8 8 May Tortosa – Valencia 188 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Max Bulla (AUT)
9 9 May Valencia – Murcia 265 km (165 mi) Plain stage  Salvador Cardona (ESP)
10 10 May Murcia – Granada 285 km (177 mi) Plain stage  Max Bulla (AUT)
11 11 May Granada – Sevilla 260 km (162 mi) Plain stage  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)
12 May Rest day
12 13 May Sevilla – Cáceres 270 km (168 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  François Adam (BEL)
13 14 May Cáceres – Zamora 275 km (171 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Edoardo Molinar (ITA)
14 15 May Zamora – Madrid 250 km (155 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)

General classification[edit]

There were 29 cyclists who had completed all fourteen stages. For these cyclists, the times they had needed in each stage was added up for the general classification. The cyclist with the least accumulated time was the winner.

Final general classification (1–10)[3][2][5]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL) Colin–Wolber 120h 00' 07"
2  Mariano Cañardo (ESP) Orbea + 13' 28"
3  Antoine Dignef (BEL) Colin–Wolber + 20' 10"
4  Max Bulla (AUT) Oscar Egg + 28' 51"
5  Edoardo Molinar (ITA) + 29' 49"
6  Alfons Deloor (BEL) Colin–Wolber + 47' 27"
7  Paolo Bianchi (ITA) Tendil + 51' 51"
8  Fernand Fayolle (FRA) Helyett–Hutchinson + 52' 58"
9  Walter Blattmann (SUI) + 1h 09' 02"
10  Marinus Valentijn (NED) + 1h 09' 46"

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[2][6][7][8]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Edoardo Molinar (ITA) 68
2  Luigi Barral (ITA)
3  Leo Amberg (SUI) Colin–Wolber 51
4  Antoine Dignef (BEL) 41
5  François Adam (BEL)
6  Salvador Molina (ESP) 39
7  Mariano Cañardo (ESP) 33
8  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL) 30
9  Fermín Trueba (ESP) 29
10  Vicente Trueba (ESP) 25

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