1962 Vuelta a España

1962 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 27 April – 13 May
Stages 17
Distance 2,813 km (1,748 mi)
Winning time 78h 35' 27"
Results
Winner  Rudi Altig (FRG) (St.Raphael-Helyett)
  Second  José Pérez Francés (ESP) (Ferrys)
  Third  Seamus Elliott (IRL) (St.Raphael-Helyett)

Points  Rudi Altig (FRG) (St.Raphael-Helyett)
Mountains  Antonio Karmany (ESP) (KAS)
  Sprints  José Segú (ESP) (KAS)
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The 1962 Vuelta a España was the 17th Vuelta a España, taking place from 27 April to 13 May 1962. It consisted of 17 stages over 2,806 km (1,744 mi), ridden at an average speed of 35.684 km/h (22.173 mph).

Jacques Anquetil started the race with the intention of winning it and becoming the first cyclist to win all the three grand tours. However, injury forced him out of the race. His St. Raphael-Helyett team dominated the race, with the team taking the leaders jersey after the second stage of the race. Rudi Altig and Seamus Elliott both wore the jersey with Altig taking it off the shoulders of Elliott after winning the final individual time trial on the 15th stage. Altig became the first German winner of the event.

Teams and riders

Route

List of stages [1] [2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 27 April Barcelona – Barcelona 90 km (56 mi)  Antonio Barrutia (ESP)
2 28 April BarcelonaTortosa 185 km (115 mi)  Rudi Altig (FRG)
3 29 April TortosaValencia 188 km (117 mi)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
4 30 April ValenciaBenidorm 141 km (88 mi)  Seamus Elliott (IRL)
5 1 May Benidorm – Benidorm 21 km (13 mi) Team Time Trial Stage.svg Team time trial St.Raphael-Helyett
6 2 May BenidormCartagena 152 km (94 mi)  Jean Graczyk (FRA)
7 3 May MurciaAlmería 223 km (139 mi)  Rudi Altig (FRG)
8 4 May AlmeríaMálaga 220 km (137 mi)  Jean-Claude Annaert [fr] (FRA)
9 5 May MálagaCórdoba 193 km (120 mi)  Antonio Gómez del Moral (ESP)
10 6 May ValdepeñasMadrid 210 km (130 mi)  Albertus Geldermans (NED)
11 7 May MadridValladolid 189 km (117 mi)  Jean Stablinski (FRA)
12 8 May ValladolidLogroño 232 km (144 mi)  Ernesto Bono (ITA)
13 9 May LogroñoPamplona 191 km (119 mi)  Jean Graczyk (FRA)
14 10 May PamplonaBayonne (France) 149 km (93 mi)  Jean Graczyk (FRA)
15 11 May Bayonne (France) – San Sebastián 82 km (51 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Rudi Altig (FRG)
16 12 May San SebastiánVitoria 177 km (110 mi)  Jean Graczyk (FRA)
17 13 May VitoriaBilbao 171 km (106 mi)  José Segú (ESP)
Total 2,806 km (1,744 mi)

Classification leadership

Results

Final general classification [3]
Rank Rider Team Time
1 West Germany Rudi Altig St.Raphael-Helyett 78h 35' 27"
2 Spain José Pérez Francés Ferrys + 7' 14"
3 Republic of Ireland Seamus Elliott St.Raphael-Helyett + 7' 17"
4 Spain Miguel Pacheco Font Kas + 10' 21"
5 Spain Francisco Gabica Billa Kas + 10' 21"
6 France Jean Stablinski St.Raphael-Helyett + 17' 07"
7 Netherlands Michel Stolker St.Raphael-Helyett + 17' 57"
8 Spain Fernando Manzaneque Licor 43 + 18' 13"
9 Belgium Eddy Pauwels Wiel’s-Groene Leeuw + 19' 55"
10 Netherlands Ab Geldermans St.Raphael-Helyett + 20' 23"
11 Spain Eusebio Velez Mendizabal Kas
12 Belgium Marcel Seynaeve Wiel’s-Groene Leeuw
13 Spain Jesús Loroño Licor 43
14 France Jean-Claude Annaert St.Raphael-Helyett
15 Belgium Roger Baguet Wiel’s-Groene Leeuw
16 Spain Rene Marigil Licor 43
17 West Germany Dieter Puschel Wiel’s-Groene Leeuw
18 Spain Antonio Gomez Del Moral Faema
19 Spain Luis Mayoral Faema
20 Spain Salvador Rosa Faema
21 Spain Antonio Karmany Kas
22 Spain Jose Segu Soriano Kas
23 Portugal Mario Silva Pereira Porto
24 Spain Antonio Bertran Panades Ferrys
25 France Jean Graczyk St.Raphael-Helyett

References

  1. ^ "1962 » 17th Vuelta a Espana". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ "17ème Vuelta a España 1962". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
  3. ^ "Clasificaciones" [Classifications] (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 14 May 1962. p. 9. Retrieved 3 August 2018.

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