1978 Vuelta a España

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1978 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates25 April – 14 May
Stages19 stages + Prologue, including 2 split stages
Distance2,995 km (1,861 mi)
Winning time85h 24' 14"
Results
Winner  Bernard Hinault (FRA) (Renault - Gitane)
  Second  José Pesarrodona (ESP) (Kas)
  Third  Jean-René Bernaudeau (FRA) (Renault - Gitane)

Points  Ferdi Van den Haute (BEL) (Marc - Zeepcentrales - Superia)
Mountains  Andrés Oliva (ESP) (Teka)
  Sprints  Bernard Hinault (FRA) (Renault - Gitane)
  Team Kas
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The 33rd Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 25 April to 14 May 1978. It consisted of 19 stages covering a total of 2,995 km (1,861 mi), and was won by Bernard Hinault of the Renault-Elf-Gitane cycling team. Ferdi Van Den Haute won the points classification and Andrés Oliva won the mountains classification.

Teams and riders[edit]

Route[edit]

List of stages[1][2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 25 April Gijón – Gijón 8.6 km (5 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
1 26 April Gijón – Gijón 144 km (89 mi)  Jos Schipper (NED)
2 27 April GijónCangas de Onís 94 km (58 mi)  Enrique Cima (ESP)
3 28 April Cangas de OnísLeón 187 km (116 mi)  Ferdi Van Den Haute (BEL)
4 29 April LeónValladolid 171 km (106 mi)  Patrick Lefevere (ESP)
5 30 April ValladolidÁvila 136 km (85 mi)  Willy Teirlinck (BEL)
6 1 May TorrelagunaTorrejón de Ardoz 46 km (29 mi)  Fons van Katwijk (NED)
7 2 May Torrejón de ArdozCuenca 160 km (99 mi)  Domingo Perurena (ESP)
8 3 May CuencaBenicàssim 249 km (155 mi)  Fons van Katwijk (NED)
9 4 May BenicàssimTortosa 156 km (97 mi)  Ferdi Van Den Haute (BEL)
10 5 May TortosaCalafell 201 km (125 mi)  Willy Teirlinck (BEL)
11a 6 May CalafellBarcelona 67 km (42 mi)  Francisco Elorriaga (ESP)
11b 6 May Barcelona – Barcelona 3.8 km (2 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
12 7 May Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) – La Tossa de Montbui [ca] (Santa Margarida de Montbui) 205 km (127 mi)  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
13 8 May IgualadaJaca 243 km (151 mi)  Salvatore Maccali [it] (ITA)
14 9 May JacaLogroño 219 km (136 mi)  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
15 10 May LogroñoMiranda de Ebro 131 km (81 mi)  Jean-Philippe Vandenbrande (BEL)
16 11 May Miranda de EbroBien Aparecida Sanctuary [eu] 208 km (129 mi)  Vicente Belda (ESP)
17 12 May AmpueroBilbao 123 km (76 mi)  Vicente Belda (ESP)
18 13 May BilbaoAmurrio 154 km (96 mi)  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
19a 14 May AmurrioSan Sebastián 84 km (52 mi)  Domingo Perurena (ESP)
19b 14 May San SebastiánSan Sebastián Time Trial.svg Individual time trial Annulled
Total 2,995 km (1,861 mi)

Results[edit]

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[3]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Bernard Hinault (FRA) Renault-Elf-Gitane 85h 24' 14"
2  José Pesarrodona (ESP) Kas-Campagnolo + 3' 02"
3  Jean-René Bernaudeau (FRA) Renault-Elf-Gitane + 3' 47"
4  Eulalio Garcia Pereda (ESP) Teka + 4' 23"
5  Jos Schipper (NED) Marc-Zeepcentrale + 4' 28"
6  Ferdi Van Den Haute (BEL) Marc-Zeepcentrale + 5' 52"
7  José Nazabal (ESP) Kas-Campagnolo + 6' 12"
8  Enrique Martinez (ESP) Kas-Campagnolo + 6' 53"
9  Gonzalo Aja (ESP) Novostil-Helios + 10' 12"
10  Vicente López Carril (ESP) Kas-Campagnolo + 13' 57"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1978 » 33rd Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ "33ème Vuelta a España 1978". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Clasificaciones oficiales" (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 15 May 1978. Retrieved 27 December 2013.

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