Faustino Rupérez

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Faustino Rupérez Rincón (born 29 July 1956 in Piquera de San Esteban, Soria) is a retired Spanish professional road racing cyclist who raced between 1979 and 1985. Ruperez is most famous for capturing the overall title at the 1980 Vuelta a España.

In addition, he won the 1981 Volta a Catalunya and finished third overall at the 1984 Tour of the Basque Country behind Sean Kelly and Julián Gorospe.

Since retiring from competitive cycling, Rupérez has served as a directeur sportif for the Spanish national team.

Major achievements[edit]

1977
1st, Cinturon Ciclista a Mallorca
1979 – Moliner-Vereco
 Spain National Cycling Championships Road Race
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1980 – Zor-Vereco
Jersey yellow.svg1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, Stages 5 and 7
1981 – Zor-Helios Novostil
1st, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Burgos
8th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1982 – Zor
1st, Giro del Piemonte
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
10th, Overall, Tour of the Basque Country
1983 – Zor
4th, World Cycling Championships Road Race
10th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1984 – Zor
3rd, Overall, Tour of the Basque Country
21st, Overall, Vuelta a España
1985 – Zor-Gemeaz
35th, Overall, Tour de France
19th, Overall, Vuelta a España

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