1963 Vuelta a España

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1963 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 1 May – 15 May
Stages 15
Distance 2,442 km (1,517 mi)
Winning time 64h 46' 20"
Winner  Jacques Anquetil (FRA) (St.Raphael-Gitane)
Second  José Martin Perez (ESP) (Faema)
Third  Miguel Pacheco Font (ESP) (Kas-Kaskol)

Jersey awarded to the points classification winner Points  Bas Maliepaard (NED) (St.Raphael-Gitane)
Mountains  Julio Jiménez (ESP) (Faema)
Sprints  José Segu (ESP) (Faema)

The 18th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from May 1 to May 15, 1963. It consisted of 15 stages covering a total of 2,442 km (1,517 mi), and was won by Jacques Anquetil of the St. Raphael-Gitane cycling team.[1] Not only did Anquetil complete his Grand Tour treble, this also marked the first time in history a rider won two Grand Tours in the same calendar year for his team sponsor (since most Grand Tours from the 1930s until the early 1960s were contested in national teams). Bas Maliepaard won the points classification and Julio Jiménez won the mountains classification.


Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 France Jacques Anquetil St.Raphael-Gitane 64h 46' 20s
2 Spain José Martin Perez Faema a 3' 06s
3 Spain Miguel Pacheco Font Kas-Kaskol a 3' 32s
4 Netherlands Bas Maliepaard St.Raphael-Gitane a 5' 06s
5 Spain Francisco Gabica Kas-Kaskol a 7' 57s
6 Spain Antonio Suarez Faema a 8' 13s
7 Spain Eusebio Velez Kas-Kaskol a 8' 34s
8 Spain Antonio Gomez Del Moral Faema a 9' 10s
9 France Jean Stablinski St.Raphael-Gitane a 9' 31s
10 Belgium Guillaume Van Tongerloo GBC-Libertas a 10' 48s
11 Spain Antonio Barrutia Kas-Kaskol
12 Belgium Frans Aerenhouts GBC-Libertas
13 Spain Fernando Manzaneque Ferrys
14 Spain Antonio Karmany Ferrys
15 Belgium Edgard Sorgeloos GBC-Libertas
16 Spain José Antonio Momene Kas-Kaskol
17 France Gerard Thielin St.Raphael-Gitane
18 Spain Valentin Uriona Kas-Kaskol
19 France Anatole Novak St.Raphael-Gitane
20 Spain Sebastian Elorza Kas-Kaskol
21 Germany Dieter Puschel Wiels-Groene Leeuw
22 Belgium Roger Baens GBC-Libertas
23 Spain Julio Jimenez Faema
24 Spain Esteban Martin Ferrys
25 Spain Carlos Echevarria Kas-Kaskol


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