1979 Vuelta a España

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1979 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates24 April – 13 May
Stages19 stages + Prologue, including 3 split stages
Distance3,373 km (2,096 mi)
Winning time94h 57' 03"
Results
Winner  Joop Zoetemelk (NED) (Miko - Mercier)
  Second  Francisco Galdós (ESP) (Kas)
  Third  Michel Pollentier (BEL) (Splendor)

Points  Fons De Wolf (BEL) (Boule D'Or - Lano)
Mountains  Felipe Yáñez (ESP) (Novostil - Helios)
  Sprints  Roger De Cnijf (BEL) (Boule D'Or - Lano)
  Team Kas
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The 34th 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 13 May 1979. It consisted of 19 stages covering a total of 3,373 km (2,096 mi), and was won by Joop Zoetemelk of the Miko-Mercier cycling team. Alfons De Wolf won the points classification and Felipe Yanez won the mountains classification.

Teams and riders[edit]

Route[edit]

List of stages[1][2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 24 April Jerez de la Frontera – Jerez de la Frontera 6.3 km (4 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Joop Zoetemelk (NED)
1 25 April Jerez de la FronteraSeville 156 km (97 mi)  Sean Kelly (IRL)
2 26 April SevilleCórdoba 188 km (117 mi)  Alfons De Wolf (BEL)
3 27 April CórdobaSierra Nevada 190 km (118 mi)  Felipe Yáñez (ESP)
4 28 April GranadaPuerto Lumbreras 222 km (138 mi)  Roger De Cnijf (BEL)
5 29 April Puerto LumbrerasMurcia 139 km (86 mi)  Juan Argudo [es] (ESP)
6 30 April MurciaAlcoy 171 km (106 mi)  Christian Levavasseur (FRA)
7 1 May AlcoySedaví 173 km (107 mi)  Alfons De Wolf (BEL)
8a 2 May SedavíBenicàssim 145 km (90 mi)  Sean Kelly (IRL)
8b 2 May Benicàssim – Benicàssim 11.3 km (7 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Joop Zoetemelk (NED)
9 3 May BenicàssimReus 193 km (120 mi)  Alfons De Wolf (BEL)
10 4 May ReusZaragoza 230 km (143 mi)  Noël Dejonckheere (BEL)
11 5 May ZaragozaPamplona 183 km (114 mi)  Noël Dejonckheere (BEL)
12 6 May PamplonaLogroño 149 km (93 mi)  Frans Van Vlierberghe (BEL)
13 7 May HaroPeña Cabarga [es] 180 km (112 mi)  Ángel López del Álamo [fr] (ESP)
14 8 May TorrelavegaGijón 178 km (111 mi)  Bernardo Alfonsel (ESP)
15 9 May GijónLeón 156 km (97 mi)  Lucien Van Impe (BEL)
16a 10 May LeónValladolid 134 km (83 mi)  Adri van Houwelingen (NED)
16b 10 May Valladolid – Valladolid 22 km (14 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Alfons De Wolf (BEL)
17 11 May ValladolidÁvila 204 km (127 mi)  Francisco Albelda (ESP)
18a 12 May ÁvilaColmenar Viejo 155 km (96 mi)  Miguel María Lasa (ESP)
18b 12 May Colmenar ViejoAzuqueca de Henares 104 km (65 mi)  Cees Bal (NED)
19 13 May Madrid – Madrid 84 km (52 mi)  Alfons De Wolf (BEL)
Total 3,373 km (2,096 mi)

Results[edit]

Final General Classification[edit]

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk Miko-Mercier 94h 57' 03"
2 Spain Francisco Galdós Kas-Campagnolo + 2' 43"
3 Belgium Michel Pollentier Splendor-Euro Soap + 3' 21"
4 Spain Faustino Rupérez Moliner-Vereco + 5' 51"
5 Belgium Lucien Van Impe Kas-Campagnolo + 6' 30"
6 Spain Pedro Torres Transmallorca-Flavia + 6' 49"
7 Spain Felipe Yáñez Novostil-Helios + 7' 41"
8 France Christian Seznec Miko-Mercier + 8' 03"
9 Belgium Fons De Wolf Boule d'Or-Lano + 10' 01"
10 Spain Julián Andiano Moliner-Vereco + 10' 52"
11 Spain Miguel María Lasa Moliner-Vereco
12 Spain Vicente López Carril Teka
13 France Raymond Martin Miko-Mercier
14 Spain Alberto Fernández Moliner-Vereco
15 Belgium Herman Beysens Splendor-Euro Soap
16 Spain Manuel Esparza Sanz Teka
17 Spain Vicente Belda Transmallorca-Flavia
18 Spain José Pesarrodona Teka
19 Spain Ángel Arroyo Moliner-Vereco
20 Spain Juan Pujol Pages Transmallorca-Flavia
21 Spain Ismael Lejarreta Novostil-Helios
22 Spain Carlos Melero Moliner-Vereco
23 Spain Bernardo Alfonsel Kas-Campagnolo
24 Spain Jesus Suarez Kas-Campagnolo
25 Spain Gonzalo Aja Barguin Novostil-Helios

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 » 34th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ "34ème Vuelta a España 1979". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.

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