1968 Vuelta a España

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1968 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 25 April – 12 May
Stages 18
Distance 3,014 km (1,873 mi)
Winning time 78h 29' 00"
Winner  Felice Gimondi (ITA) (Salvarani)
Second  José Perez Frances (ESP) (Kas-Kaskol)
Third  Eusebio Velez (ESP) (Fagor)

Jersey awarded to the points classification winner Points  Jan Janssen (NED) (Pelforth)
Mountains  Francisco Gabica (ESP) (Fagor)
Sprints  Carlos Echeverría (ESP) (KAS)

The 23rd Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from April 25 to May 12, 1968. It consisted of 18 stages covering a total of 3,014 km, and was won by Felice Gimondi of the Salvarani cycling team. With this win in the 1968 Vuelta a España, the 1967 Giro d'Italia and the 1965 Tour de France, Gimondi became the second cyclist after Jacques Anquetil to win all three grand tours in his career.[1] Defending champion Jan Janssen won the points competition and 1966 champion Francisco Gabica won the mountains classification.


Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Italy Felice Gimondi Salvarani 78h 29' 00s
2 Spain José Perez Frances Kas-Kaskol a 2' 15s
3 Spain Eusebio Velez Fagor a 5' 08s
4 Spain José Maria Errandonea Fagor a 5' 19s
5 Italy Vittorio Adorni Faema a 5' 26s
6 Netherlands Jan Janssen Pelforth a 5' 43s
7 Spain Antonio Gomez Del Moral Kas-Kaskol a 5' 55s
8 Spain Carlos Echevarria Kas-Kaskol a 6' 00s
9 France Lucien Aimar Bic a 6' 40s
10 Belgium Jos Spruyt Faema a 7' 50s
11 Spain Luis Otano Arcelus Fagor
12 France Jean-Pierre Ducasse Pelforth
13 Spain Francisco Gabica Fagor
14 United Kingdom Michael Wright Bic
15 Spain Ventura Diaz Arrey Ferrys
16 Spain José Manuel Lopez Fagor
17 Spain José Antonio Momene Fagor
18 Germany Rudi Altig Salvarani
19 Spain Andres Gandarias Kas-Kaskol
20 Netherlands Cees Haast Bic
21 Spain Fernardo Manzaneque Karpy
22 Germany Wilfried Peffgen Salvarani
23 Belgium Victor Van Schil Faema
24 Spain Domingo Perurena Fagor
25 Spain Sebastian Elorza Uria Kas-Kaskol


  1. "General Information 1968". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 2008-02-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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