1945 Vuelta a España
|Dates||10 – 31 May|
|Distance||3,818 km (2,372 mi)|
|Winning time||135h 43' 55"|
The 5th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from May 10 to May 31, 1945. It consisted of 18 stages covering a total of 3,818 km, and was won by Delio Rodríguez. There was also a classification sponsored by Pirelli, Rodríguez also won the points classification and Julián Berrendero won the mountains classification.
A new introduction to this Vuelta was a classification on points, sponsored by Pirelli. It was calculated as follows:
- The winner of a stage received 100 points, the second 99, and so on. If cyclists arrived in a group that was given the same time, they all received the same number of points.
- The first five cyclists in a stage received 12 points for every minute that they arrived ahead of the number six of the stage.
- For every point scored for the mountains classification, two points were given for this points classification.
- On intermediate sprints, points could be won: 8 for the winner, 6 for the second, 4 and 2 for the next.
|1||10 May||Madrid – Salamanca||212 km (132 mi)||Julián Berrendero (ESP)|
|2||11 May||Salamanca – Cáceres||214 km (133 mi)||Delio Rodríguez (ESP)|
|3||12 May||Cáceres – Badajoz||132 km (82 mi)||Miguel Gual (ESP)|
|4a||13 May||Badajoz – Almendralejo||57 km (35 mi)||Juan Gimeno (ESP)|
|4b||Almendralejo – Sevilla||171 km (106 mi)||Vicente Miro (ESP)|
|5||15 May||Sevilla – Granada||251 km (156 mi)||Antonio Montes (ESP)|
|6||16 May||Granada – Murcia||285 km (177 mi)||Joaquin Olmos (ESP)|
|7||17 May||Murcia – Valencia||244 km (152 mi)||Delio Rodríguez (ESP)|
|8||19 May||Valencia – Tortosa||188 km (117 mi)||Delio Rodríguez (ESP)|
|9||20 May||Tortosa – Barcelona||288 km (179 mi)||Miguel Gual (ESP)|
|10||21 May||Barcelona – Zaragoza||306 km (190 mi)||Miguel Gual (ESP)|
|11||22 May||Zaragoza – San Sebastián||276 km (171 mi)||José Gutierrez (ESP)|
|12||24 May||San Sebastián – Bilbao||207 km (129 mi)||Joao Rebelo (POR)|
|13||25 May||Bilbao – Santander||188 km (117 mi)||Delio Rodríguez (ESP)|
|14||26 May||Santander – Reinosa||110 km (68 mi)||Joao Rebelo (POR)|
|15||27 May||Reinosa – Gijón||200 km (124 mi)||Delio Rodríguez (ESP)|
|16||29 May||Gijón – León||172 km (107 mi)||Julián Berrendero (ESP)|
|17||30 May||León – Valladolid||132 km (82 mi)||Delio Rodríguez (ESP)|
|18||31 May||Valladolid – Madrid||185 km (115 mi)||Joaquin Olmos (ESP)|
|1||Delio Rodríguez (Spain)||135h 43' 55s|
|2||Julián Berrendero (Spain)||a 30' 08s|
|3||Juan Gimeno (Spain)||a 37' 18s|
|4||Miguel Gual (Spain)||a 49' 53s|
|5||Antonio Martín (Spain)||a 1h 09' 01s|
|6||João Rebelo (POR)||a 1h 09' 09s|
|7||Diego Chafer (Spain)||a 1h 12' 41s|
|8||Bernardo Capo (Spain)||a 1h 17' 20s|
|9||Alejandro Fombellida (Spain)||a 1h 18' 18s|
|10||Pedro Font (Spain)||a 1h 20' 21s|
|11||Manuel Costa (Spain)|
|12||Joaquim Olmos (Spain)|
|13||José Gutierrez (Spain)|
|14||Dalmacio Langarica (Spain)|
|15||Pastor Rodríguez (Spain)|
|16||Gabriel Palmer (Spain)|
|17||Julio Mourao (POR)|
|18||Miguel Casas (Spain)|
|19||Antonio Andres Sancho (Spain)|
|20||Vicente Miro (Spain)|
|21||Joaquim Jiménez (Spain)|
|22||Bernardo Ruiz (Spain)|
|23||Aniceto Bruno (POR)|
|24||Felix Vidaurreta (Spain)|
|25||Imperio Dos Santos (POR)|
|1||Julián Berrendero (Spain)||45|
|2||João Rebelo (POR)||44|
|3||Pedro Font (Spain)||28|
|4||Miguel Gual (Spain)||22|
|5||José Gutierrez (Spain)||11|
|6||Miguel Casas (Spain)||8|
|7||Aniceto Bruno (POR)||7|
|8||Dalmacio Langarica (Spain)||6|
|9||Joaquim Olmos (Spain)||4|
|10||Alejandro Fombellida (Spain)||3|
|10||Juan Gimeno (Spain)||3|
|10||Joaquim Jiménez (Spain)||3|
|13||Diego Chafer (Spain)||2|
|14||Bernardo Capo (Spain)||1|
|14||Antonio Martín (Spain)||1|
|1||Delio Rodríguez (Spain)||2347|
|2||João Rebelo (POR)||2021|
|3||Julián Berrendero (Spain)||1967|
|4||Miguel Gual (Spain)||1942|
|5||Juan Gimeno (Spain)||1895|
|6||Pedro Font (Spain)||1823|
|7||Vicente Miro (Spain)||1803|
|8||Bernardo Capo (Spain)||1799|
|9||José Gutierrez (Spain)||1747|
|10||Antonio Martín (Spain)||1730|
There was also a team competition: the ranks in the general classification of the best two cyclists per cycling club were added, and the club with the lowest total won. Delio Rodríguez was in the same club as Alejandro Fombellida, and because they finished first and ninth, they scored 10 points; no other team had fewer points, so they won the team competition.
- "General Information 1945". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
- "25000 pesetas de la Case Pirelli para la Vuelta Ciclista a España". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 March 1945. p. 1. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
- "V Vuelta Ciclista a España Pirelli". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 March 1945. p. 1. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
- "1945 Stage Results". La Vuelta. Unipublic. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
- "La Vuelta a España". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 June 1945. p. 3. Retrieved 4 May 2014.