1956 Vuelta a España

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1956 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 26 April – 13 May
Stages 17
Distance 3,537 km (2,198 mi)
Winning time 105h 37' 52"
Results
Winner  Angelo Conterno (ITA)
  Second  Jesús Loroño (ESP)
  Third  Raymond Impanis (BEL)

Points  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
  Mountains  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
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The 11th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 26 April to 13 May 1956. It consisted of 17 stages covering a total of 3,531 km (2,194 mi), and was won by Angelo Conterno of the Bianchi cycling team.[1] Rik Van Steenbergen won the points classification and Nino Defilippis won the mountains classification.

The race was run with national teams of France, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium, and an additional four regional Spanish teams. Each fielded 10 cyclists, for a total of 90.[2]

Teams and riders[edit]

Route[edit]

List of stages[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 26 April BilbaoSantander 203 km (126 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
2 27 April SantanderOviedo 248 km (154 mi)  Angelo Conterno (ITA)
3 28 April OviedoValladolid 175 km (109 mi)  Miguel Poblet (ESP)
4 29 April ValladolidMadrid 212 km (132 mi)  Claude Le Ber (FRA)
5 30 April MadridAlbacete 241 km (150 mi)  Miguel Poblet (ESP)
6 1 May AlbaceteAlicante 227 km (141 mi)  Miguel Poblet (ESP)
7 2 May AlicanteValencia 182 km (113 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
8 3 May ValenciaTarragona 249 km (155 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
9 5 May TarragonaBarcelona 163 km (101 mi)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
10a 6 May Barcelona – Barcelona 21 km (13 mi) Team Time Trial Stage.svg Team time trial France
10b 6 May BarcelonaTàrrega 112 km (70 mi)  Gilbert Bauvin (FRA)
11 7 May TàrregaZaragoza 238 km (148 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
12 8 May ZaragozaBayonne (France) 274 km (170 mi)  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)
13a 9 May Bayonne (France) – Irun 43 km (27 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Claude Le Ber (FRA)
13b 9 May IrunPamplona 111 km (69 mi)  Roger Walkowiak (FRA)
14 10 May PamplonaSan Sebastián 195 km (121 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
15 11 May San SebastiánBilbao 225 km (140 mi)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
16 12 May BilbaoVitoria 207 km (129 mi)  Benigno Azpuru (es) (ESP)
17 13 May VitoriaBilbao 190 km (118 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
Total 3,531 km (2,194 mi)

Results[edit]

Final general classification[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1 Italy Angelo Conterno Bianchi 105h 37' 52"
2 Spain Jesús Loroño + 13"
3 Belgium Raymond Impanis Elvé-Peugeot + 1' 54"
4 Spain Federico Bahamontes + 3' 27"
5 Belgium Rik Van Steenbergen + 7' 48"
6 Spain Miguel Chacon Elvé-Peugeot + 8' 30"
7 France Gilbert Bauvin + 19' 18"
8 United Kingdom Brian Robinson + 20' 36"
9 Spain José Serra + 23' 38"
10 Spain Manuel Rodríguez Barros + 24' 55"
11 Spain Emilio Rodríguez
12 Italy Giancarlo Astrua
13 Italy Giuseppe Buratti Bianchi
14 Spain Carmelo Morales
15 Spain Cosme Barrutia
16 Belgium Hilaire Couvreur
17 Spain Juan Bibiloni
18 Italy Nino Delfilippis Bianchi
19 Italy Arrigo Padovan
20 Spain Antonio Barrutia
21 Spain Rene Marigil
22 Belgium Edgard Sorgeloos
23 Spain Vicente Iturat
24 Italy Giovanni Pettinati Bianchi
25 Switzerland Rene Pianezzi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Information 1956". La Vuelta.com. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 23 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Lista de participantes" [List of participants]. El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 25 April 1956. p. 3. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  3. ^ "1956 » 11th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  4. ^ "11ème Vuelta a España 1956". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
  5. ^ "Clasificacion General" [General Classification]. El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 14 May 1956. p. 8. Retrieved 5 August 2018.