1959 Vuelta a España

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1959 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 24 April – 10 May
Stages 17
Distance 3,048 km (1,894 mi)
Winning time 84h 36' 20"
Results
Winner  Antonio Suárez (ESP)
  Second  José Segu Soriano (ESP)
  Third  Rik Van Looy (BEL)

Points  Rik Van Looy (BEL)
Mountains  Antonio Suárez (ESP)
  Sprints  Vicente Iturat (ESP)
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The 14th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 24 April to 10 May 1959.[1] It consisted of 17 stages covering a total of 3,048 km (1,894 mi), and was won by Antonio Suárez.[2] Suárez also won the mountains classification while Rik Van Looy won the points classification.

Teams and riders[edit]

Route[edit]

List of stages[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1a 29 April Madrid – Madrid 9 km (6 mi) Team Time Trial Stage.svg Team time trial Saint-Raphaël–R. Geminiani–Dunlop
1b 29 April MadridToledo 114 km (71 mi)  Rik Van Looy (BEL)
2 30 April ManzanaresCórdoba 228 km (142 mi)  Antonio Karmany (ESP)
3 1 May CórdobaSeville 140 km (87 mi)  Vicente Iturat (ESP)
4 2 May SevilleGranada 240 km (149 mi)  Federico Bahamontes (ESP)
5 3 May GuadixMurcia 225 km (140 mi)  Antonio Suárez (ESP)
6 4 May MurciaAlicante 173 km (107 mi)  Gabriel Mas (ESP)
7 5 May AlicanteCastellón 233 km (145 mi)  Antonio Barrutia (ESP)
8 6 May CastellónTortosa 130 km (81 mi)  Rik Van Looy (BEL)
9 7 May TortosaBarcelona 196 km (122 mi)  Rik Van Looy (BEL)
10 8 May GranollersLleida 183 km (114 mi)  Antonio Suárez (ESP)
11 9 May LleidaPamplona 242 km (150 mi)  Rik Van Looy (BEL)
12 10 May PamplonaSan Sebastián 210 km (130 mi)  José Carlos Sousa Cardoso (fr) (POR)
13 11 May San Sebastián – San Sebastián 9 km (6 mi) Team Time Trial Stage.svg Team time trial Saint-Raphaël–R. Geminiani–Dunlop
14 12 May EibarVitoria 62 km (39 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Roger Rivière (FRA)
15 13 May VitoriaSantander 230 km (143 mi)  Julio San Emeterio (ESP)
16 14 May SantanderBilbao 187 km (116 mi)  Roger Rivière (FRA)
17 15 May Bilbao – Bilbao 222 km (138 mi)  Fernando Manzaneque (ESP)
Total 3,048 km (1,894 mi)

Results[edit]

Final general classification[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1 Spain Antonio Suárez Licor 43 84h 36' 20"
2 Spain José Segu Soriano Kas + 1' 06"
3 Belgium Rik Van Looy Faema-Guerra + 7' 00"
4 France Pierre Everaert St.Raphael + 7' 44"
5 France Emmanuel Busto Peugeot-BP-Dunlop + 16' 29"
6 France Roger Rivière St.Raphael + 17' 30"
7 Belgium Hilaire Couvreur Faema-Guerra + 24' 24"
8 Spain Luis Otano Peugeot-BP-Dunlop + 26' 34"
9 Belgium Joseph Vloeberghs Faema-Guerra + 27' 17"
10 Spain Jesus Galdeano Faema + 29' 40"
11 France Marcel Rohrbach Peugeot-BP-Dunlop
12 Spain René Marigil Licor 43
13 Spain Juan Campillo Faema
14 Belgium Frans Van Looveren Faema-Guerra
15 West Germany Hans Junkermann Faema-Guerra
16 Spain José Luis Talamillo Boxing
17 Italy Guido Boni Tricofilina-Coppi
18 Spain Jesús Loroño Faema
19 France Claude Coltette Peugeot-BP-Dunlop
20 Spain Julio San Emeterio Kas
21 Spain Andres Trobat Licor 43
22 Spain Antonio Karmany Kas
23 Spain Gabriel Company Bauza Faema
24 Spain Salvador Botella Faema
25 Spain Fernando Manzaneque Licor 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XIV Vuelta Ciclista a Espana". El Mundo Deportivo. 13 May 1959. p. 5. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ "General Information 1959". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 23 March 2008.
  3. ^ "1959 » 14th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ "14ème Vuelta a España 1959". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
  5. ^ "Vuelta Ciclista a Espana 1959". El Mundo Deportivo. 11 May 1959. p. 9. Retrieved 4 August 2018.