1961 Vuelta a España

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1961 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 29 April – 11 May
Stages 16
Distance 2,856.5 km (1,775 mi)
Winning time 77h 36' 17"
Winner  Angelino Soler (ESP) (Faema)
Second  François Mahé (FRA) (Francia - Afcas)
Third  José Pérez Francés (ESP) (Ferrys)

Jersey awarded to the points classification winner Points  Antonio Suarez (ESP) (Faema)
Mountains  Antonio Karmany (ESP) (KAS - Royal Asport)
Sprints  Vicente Iturat (ESP) (Catigene)

The 16th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from April 29 to May 11, 1961. It consisted of 16 stages covering a total of 2,856.5 km, and was won by Angelino Soler of the Faema cycling team.[1] Antonio Suárez won the points classification and Antonio Karmany won the mountains classification.


Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Spain Angelino Soler Faema 77h 36' 17s
2 France François Mahé Francia - Afcas a 51s
3 Spain José Perez Frances Ferrys a 2' 23s
4 Spain Antonio Suarez Faema a 2' 47s
5 Spain Antonio Gómez del Moral Faema a 3' 13s
6 Spain Vicente Iturat Catigene a 5' 29s
7 Spain Fernando Manzaneque Licor 43 a 5' 47s
8 Spain Antonio Karmany Kas-Royal Sport a 6' 07s
9 Spain Carmelo Morales Licor 43 a 7' 39s
10 Spain Jesús Loroño Ferrys a 7' 47s
11 Belgium Andre Messelis Groene Leeuw
12 Spain Miguel Pacheco Font Licor 43
13 Italy Arturo Sabbadin Philico
14 Spain Salvador Botella Faema
15 Spain Juan Campillo Kas-Royal Sport
16 Spain Rene Marigil Licor 43
17 Belgium Jan Adriaenssens Groene Leeuw
18 Portugal Antonio Barbosa
19 Belgium Marcel Seynaeve Groene Leeuw
20 Spain Angel Guardiola Licor 43
21 Spain Luis Otano Licor 43
22 Spain Antonio Jimenez Kas-Royal Sport
23 Netherlands Jef Lahaye Groene Leeuw
24 Portugal Jose Sousa Cardoso
25 Spain Jesus Galdeano Faema


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