1984 Vuelta a España

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1984 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 17 April – 6 May
Stages 19 + Prologue, including 1 split stage
Distance 3,593 km (2,233 mi)
Winning time 90h 08' 03"
Winner  Éric Caritoux (FRA) (Skil-Sem-Mavic-Reydel)
Second  Alberto Fernández Blanco (ESP) (Zor-Gemeaz)
Third  Raimund Dietzen (GER) (Teka)

Points  Guido Van Calster (BEL) (Del Tongo)
Mountains  Felipe Yáñez (ESP) (Orbea)
Youth  Edgar Corredor (COL) (Teka)
Sprints  Jozef Lieckens (BEL) (Safir)
Team Teka

The 39th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from April 17 to May 6, 1984. It consisted of 19 stages covering a total of 3,593 km, and was won by Éric Caritoux of the Skil-Sem cycling team. Caritoux, a second year professional, had shown his climbing talent earlier that year by winning the stage up the Mont-Ventoux of the 1984 Paris–Nice but he did not enter the 1984 Vuelta a Espana thinking of the overall classification. On the 12th stage to Lagos de Covadonga an area in Asturias which includes one of the most important climbs of the Vuelta, Caritoux finished second behind the German Raimund Dietzen who was also riding his first Vuelta a España. Caritoux took the leader’s jersey from Pedro Delgado. Alberto Fernández was 32 seconds behind Caritoux in the general classification at that stage. Fernández had been third the year previously in the Vuelta a España and in the Giro d'Italia. On the stage 14 mountain time trial, Caritoux lost five seconds. Caritoux lost further time in the final individual time trial but still managed to finish the race with a slender lead of six seconds over Fernández, the smallest margin in the history of the Vuelta a España. Fernández died later on in 1984.[1]


Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 17 April Jerez de la Frontera 6.6 km (4 mi) Individual time trial  Francesco Moser (ITA)
1 18 April Jerez de la Frontera to Málaga 272 km (169 mi) Flat stage  Noël Dejonckheere (BEL)
2 19 April Málaga to Almería 202 km (126 mi) Flat stage  Guido Van Calster (BEL)
3 20 April Mojácar to Elche 204 km (127 mi) Flat stage  Jozef Lieckens (BEL)
4 21 April Elche to Valencia 197 km (122 mi)  Noël Dejonckheere (BEL)
5 22 April Valencia to Salou 245 km (152 mi)  Jozef Lieckens (BEL)
6 23 April Salou to Sant Quirze del Vallès 113 km (70 mi)  Michel Pollentier (BEL)
7 24 April Sant Quirze del Vallès to Rassos de Peguera 184 km (114 mi)  Éric Caritoux (FRA)
8 25 April Cardona to Zaragoza 269 km (167 mi)  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)
9 26 April Zaragoza to Soria 159 km (99 mi)  Orlando Maini (ITA)
10 27 April Soria to Burgos 148 km (92 mi)  Palmiro Masciarelli (ITA)
11 28 April Burgos to Santander 182 km (113 mi)  Francesco Moser (ITA)
12 29 April Santander to Lagos de Covadonga 199 km (124 mi)  Raimund Dietzen (FRG)
13 30 April Cangas de Onís to Oviedo 170 km (106 mi)  Guido Van Calster (BEL)
14 1 May Lugones to Monte Naranco 12 km (7 mi) Individual time trial  Julian Gorospe (ESP)
15 2 May Oviedo to León 121 km (75 mi)  Antonio Coll (ESP)
16 3 May León to Valladolid 138 km (86 mi)  Daniël Rossel (BEL)
17 4 May Valladolid to Segovia 258 km (160 mi)  José Recio (ESP)
18a 5 May Segovia to Torrejón de Ardoz 145 km (90 mi)  Jesus Suárez Cuevas (ESP)
18b 5 May Torrejón de Ardoz 33 km (21 mi) Individual time trial  Stefano Giuliani (ITA)
19 6 May Torrejón de Ardoz to Madrid 139 km (86 mi) Flat stage  Noël Dejonckheere (BEL)
Total 3,593 km (2,233 mi)

Jersey progress[edit]

Stage Winner General classification
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Points classification
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Mountains classification
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Team classification
P Francesco Moser Francesco Moser Francesco Moser N/A Reynolds
1 Noël Dejonckheere Noël Dejonckheere
2 Guido Van Calster Guido Van Calster
3 Jozef Lieckens
4 Noël Dejonckheere Noël Dejonckheere
5 Jozef Lieckens Teka
6 Michel Pollentier
7 Éric Caritoux Pedro Delgado
8 Roger De Vlaeminck
9 Orlando Maini
10 Palmiro Masciarelli
11 Francesco Moser Guido Van Calster
12 Raimund Dietzen Éric Caritoux
13 Guido Van Calster
14 Julián Gorospe
15 Antonio Coll
16 Daniel Rossel
17 José Recio
18a Jesús Suárez Cuevas
18b Julián Gorospe
19 Noël Dejonckheere
Final Éric Caritoux Guido Van Calster Felipe Yáñez Teka

General classification[edit]

Rank Rider Team Time
1 France Éric Caritoux Skil-Sem-Mavic-Reydel 90h08'03"
2 Spain Alberto Fernández Blanco Zor-Gemeaz +6"
3 Germany Raimund Dietzen Teka +1'33"
4 Spain Pedro Delgado Reynolds +1'43"
5 Colombia Edgar Corredor Teka +3'40"
6 Spain Julián Gorospe Reynolds +4'41"
7 Colombia José Patrocinio Jiménez Teka +7'10"
8 Spain Vicente Belda Kelme +7'14"
9 Spain José Recio Kelme +7'21"
10 Italy Francesco Moser Gis-Tuc +8'41"
11 Spain Jesus Rodriguez Magro Zor-Gemeaz +9'13"
12 Spain Antonio Coll Pontanilla Teka +10'56"
13 Belgium Michel Pollentier Safir-Van de Ven-Colnago +11'14"
14 France Jean-Claude Bagot Skil-Sem-Mavic- Reydel +13'32"
15 Spain Pedro Ruiz Cabestany Orbea +14'18"
16 Spain Guillermo De La Pena Garrido Hueso-Motta +14'25"
17 Spain Federico Echave Musatadi Teka +18'43"
18 Spain Juan Pujol Pages Hueso-Motta +20'02"
19 Spain José Luis Laguía Reynolds +20'26"
20 Spain Felipe Yafiez De La Torre Orbea +20'59"
21 Spain Faustino Ruperez Rincon Zor-Gemeaz +21'08"
22 Italy Marco Vitali Del Tongo-Colnago +22'53"
23 Spain Enrique Aja Cagigas Reynolds +23'17"
24 Spain Angel De Las Heras Diaz Hueso–Motta +24'34"
25 Belgium Guido Van Calster Del Tongo-Colnago +25'01"


  1. ^ "Eric Caritoux en de Vuelta van 1984". Sportgeschiedenis.nl. Archived from the original on 23 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-05.