1959 Vuelta a España

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

Jersey awarded to the points classification winner Points  Rik Van Looy (BEL)
Mountains  Antonio Suárez (ESP)
Sprints  Vicente Iturat (ESP)

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


Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Spain Antonio Suárez Licor 43 84h 36' 20s
2 Spain José Segu Soriano Kas a 1' 06s
3 Belgium Rik Van Looy Faema-Guerra a 7' 00s
4 France Pierre Everaert St.Raphael a 7' 44s
5 France Emmanuel Busto Peugeot-BP-Dunlop a 16' 29s
6 France Roger Rivière St.Raphael a 17' 30s
7 Belgium Hilaire Couvreur Faema-Guerra a 24' 24s
8 Spain Luis Otano Peugeot-BP-Dunlop a 26' 34s
9 Belgium Joseph Vloeberghs Faema-Guerra a 27' 17s
10 Spain Jesus Galdeano Faema a 29' 40s
11 France Marcel Rohrbach Peugeot-BP-Dunlop
12 Spain René Marigil Licor 43
13 Spain Juan Campillo Faema
14 Belgium Frans Van Loeveren Faema-Guerra
15 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


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