1962 Vuelta a España

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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"
Winner  Rudi Altig (FRG) (St.Raphael-Helyett)
Second  José Pérez Francés (ESP) (Ferrys)
Third  Seamus Elliott (IRL) (St.Raphael-Helyett)

Jersey awarded to the points classification winner Points  Rudi Altig (FRG) (St.Raphael-Helyett)
Mountains  Antonio Karmany (ESP) (KAS)
Sprints  José Segu (ESP) (KAS)

The 1962 Vuelta a España was the 17th Vuelta a España, taking place from April 27 to May 13, 1962. It consisted of 17 stages over 2806 km, ridden at an average speed of 35.684 km/h.

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 Elliot both wore the jersey with Altig taking it off the shoulders of Elliot after winning the final individual time trial on the 15th stage. Altig became the first German winner of the event.

Jersey progress



Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Germany Rudi Altig St.Raphael-Helyett 78h 35' 27s
2 Spain José Pérez Francés Ferrys a 7' 14s
3 Republic of Ireland Seamus Elliott St.Raphael-Helyett a 7' 17s
4 Spain Miguel Pacheco Font Kas a 10' 21s
5 Spain Francisco Gabica Billa Kas a 10' 21s
6 France Jean Stablinski St.Raphael-Helyett a 17' 07s
7 Netherlands Michel Stolker St.Raphael-Helyett a 17' 57s
8 Spain Fernando Manzaneque Licor 43 a 18' 13s
9 Belgium Eddy Pauwels Wiel’s-Groene Leeuw a 19' 55s
10 Netherlands Ab Geldermans St.Raphael-Helyett a 20' 23s
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 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