1948 Vuelta a España

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1948 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates13 June – 4 July
Stages20
Distance4,090 km (2,541 mi)
Winning time155h 06' 30"
Results
  Winner  Bernardo Ruiz (ESP)
  Second  Emilio Rodríguez (ESP)
  Third  Bernardo Capo (ESP)

Mountains  Bernardo Ruiz (ESP)
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The 8th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 13 June to 4 July 1948. It consisted of 20 stages covering a total of 4,090 km (2,540 mi), and was won by Bernardo Ruiz.[1] Ruiz also won the mountains classification.

Teams and riders[edit]

Route[edit]

List of stages[2][3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 13 June Madrid – Madrid 14 km (9 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Bernardo Ruiz (ESP)
 Julián Berrendero (ESP)
2 13 June MadridValdepeñas 198 km (123 mi)  Frans Gielen [fr] (BEL)
3 14 June ValdepeñasGranada 232 km (144 mi)  Dalmacio Langarica (ESP)
4 15 June GranadaMurcia 285 km (177 mi)  Bernardo Ruiz (ESP)
5 16 June MurciaAlicante 230 km (143 mi)  Roberto Vercellone [ca] (ITA)
6 17 June AlicanteValencia 163 km (101 mi)  Dalmacio Langarica (ESP)
7 19 June ValenciaTortosa 201 km (125 mi)  José Pérez Llacer [es] (ESP)
8 20 June TortosaBarcelona 209 km (130 mi)  Senén Mesa [es] (ESP)
9 21 June BarcelonaLleida 203 km (126 mi)  Miguel Gual (ESP)
10 22 June LleidaZaragoza 144 km (89 mi)  Jean Lesage [ca] (BEL)
11 23 June ZaragozaSan Sebastián 276 km (171 mi)  Dalmacio Langarica (ESP)
12 25 June San SebastiánBilbao 259 km (161 mi)  Bernardo Ruiz (ESP)
13 26 June BilbaoSantander 212 km (132 mi)  Senén Mesa [es] (ESP)
14 27 June SantanderGijón 225 km (140 mi)  Senén Mesa [es] (ESP)
15 28 June GijónRibadeo 200 km (124 mi)  Jean Lesage (BEL)
16 29 June RibadeoA Coruña 156 km (97 mi)  Miguel Gual (ESP)
17 1 July A CoruñaOurense 156 km (97 mi)  Miguel Gual (ESP)
18 2 July OurenseLeón 276 km (171 mi)  Jean Lesage [ca] (BEL)
19 3 July LeónSegovia 269 km (167 mi)  Miguel Gual (ESP)
20 4 July SegoviaMadrid 100 km (62 mi)  Víctor Ruiz (ESP)
Total 4,090 km (2,541 mi)

Results[edit]

Final General Classification[edit]

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Spain Bernardo Ruiz 155h 06' 30"
2 Spain Emilio Rodríguez + 9' 07"
3 Spain Bernardo Capo + 20' 45"
4 Spain Dalmacio Langarica + 22' 19"
5 Spain Senen Mesa + 24' 57"
6 Spain Manuel Costa + 25' 52"
7 Spain Manolo Rodríguez + 33' 25"
8 Spain José Pérez Llácer + 39' 37"
9 Spain Miguel Gual + 43' 35"
10 France Antoine Giauna + 1h 07' 38"
11 Spain Victorio Ruiz
12 Belgium Jean Lesage
13 Spain Juan Gimeno
14 Spain Ricardo Ferrandiz
15 Spain José Serra
16 Spain Agustin Miro
17 Spain Antonio Gelabert
18 Spain Pedro Font
19 Belgium Jean Breur
20 Spain Senen Blanco
21 Spain Jesús Loroño
22 Spain Andres Moran
23 Italy Natalino Arata
24 Spain Joaquim Jimenez
25 Belgium Frans Gielen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Information 1948". La Vuelta.com. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 23 March 2008.
  2. ^ "1948 » 8th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. ^ "8ème Vuelta a España 1948". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.