Antonio Suárez

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Antonio Suárez
Personal information
Full name Antonio Suárez Vázquez
Born (1932-05-20)May 20, 1932
Madrid, Spain
Died January 6, 1981(1981-01-06) (aged 48)
Madrid, Spain
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
1959 Vuelta a España
Infobox last updated on
April 7, 2009

Antonio Suárez Vázquez (20 May 1932 – 6 January 1981) was a professional road racing cyclist from Spain between 1956 and 1965. He is most famous for winning the overall title and the climbers classification at the 1959 Vuelta a España. In addition, Suarez won the points classification at the 1961 Vuelta and a career total of five stages at the Vuelta.

Suárez also won a stage and finished on the podium in third place at the 1961 Giro d’Italia behind Arnaldo Pambianco of Italy and Jacques Anquetil of France.

Major achievements[edit]

1957 – Guardio de Franco
 ???, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Stage 16, (San Sebastián - Bilbao, 193 km)
1st, Stage 7, Ruta del Sol
1958 – Lube
1st, Stage 7, Ruta del Sol
64th, Overall, Tour de France
1959 – Licor 43
Jersey gold.svg1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, King of the Mountains Classification
1st, Stage 5, (Guadix -Murcia, 225 km)
1st, Stage 10, (Granollers- Lérida, 183 km)
Spain Spanish National Cycling Road Race Champion
1960 – Faema
Vuelta a España
1st, Stage 14, (San Sebastián - Vitoria, 263 km)
Spain Spanish National Cycling Road Race Champion
17th, Overall, Tour de France
1961 – Faema
3rd, Overall, Giro d'Italia
1st, Stage 7
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Points Classification
1st, Stage 12, Valladolid -Palencia, 40 km (ITT)
Spain Spanish National Cycling Road Race Champion
1962 – Ghigi
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1963 – Faema-Flandria
6th, Overall, Vuelta a España
43rd, Overall, Tour de France
1964 – IBAC
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1965 – Tedi Montjuich
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