1965 Vuelta a España

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1965 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 29 April – 16 May
Stages 18
Distance 3,410 km (2,119 mi)
Winning time 92h 36' 03"
Winner  Rolf Wolfshohl (FRG) (Mercier-BP-Hutchinson)
Second  Raymond Poulidor (FRA) (Mercier-BP-Hutchinson)
Third  Rik Van Looy (BEL) (Solo-Superia)

Jersey awarded to the points classification winner Points  Rik Van Looy (BEL) (Solo-Superia)
Mountains  Julio Jiménez (ESP) (KAS)
Sprints  José Segu (ESP) (Montjuich - Tedi)

The 20th 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 16, 1965. It consisted of 18 stages covering a total of 3,410 km, and was won by Rolf Wolfshohl of the Mercier cycling team.[1] Julio Jimenez won the mountains classification while Rik Van Looy won the points classification.


Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Germany Rolf Wolfshohl Mercier-BP-Hutchinson 92h 36' 03s
2 France Raymond Poulidor Mercier-BP-Hutchinson a 6' 36s
3 Belgium Rik Van Looy Solo-Superia a 8' 55s
4 Spain Fernando Manzaneque Ferrys a 12' 48s
5 Spain Carloes Echevarria Kas a 15' 54s
6 Spain Francisco Gabica Kas a 20' 03s
7 Germany Hans Junkermann Inuri-Margnat a 20' 13s
8 France Jean Claude Wuillemin Ford-Gitane a 20' 13s
9 Spain Antonio Gomez Del Moral Kas a 23' 04s
10 Spain Federico Bahamontes Inuri-Margnat a 23' 13s
11 France Lucien Aimar Ford-Gitane
12 France Jean-Claude Lebaube Ford-Gitane
13 Belgium Victor Van Schil Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
14 Spain Luis Otano Ferrys
15 Belgium Frans Verbeeck Wiels-Groene Leeuw
16 Spain Joaquin Galera Kas
17 Spain Sebastian Elorza Kas
18 Belgium Eddy Pauwels Wiels-Groene Leeuw
19 Belgium Jef Planckaert Solo-Superia
20 France Michel Grain Ford-Gitane
21 Spain Manuel Martin Pinera Kas
22 Belgium Joseph Timmerman Wiels-Groene Leeuw
23 Spain Ventura Diaz Olsa
24 Spain Jaime Alomar Florit Ferrys
25 Belgium Armand Desmet Solo-Superia


  1. "General Information 1965". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 2008-03-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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