1976 Vuelta a España

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1976 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 27 April – 16 May
Stages 19 stages + Prologue, including 1 split stages
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Winning time 93h 19' 10"
Winner  José Pesarrodona (ESP) (Kas - Campagnolo)
Second  Luis Ocaña (ESP) (Super Ser)
Third  José Nazabal (ESP) (Kas - Campagnolo)

Jersey awarded to the points classification winner Points  Dietrich Thurau (FRG) (TI Raleigh)
Mountains  Andrés Oliva (ESP) (Kas - Campagnolo)
Sprints  Daniel Verplancke (BEL) (Flandria - Velda)
Team Kas - Campagnolo

The 31st Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from 27 April to 16 May 1976. It consisted of 19 stages covering a total of 3,340 km, and was won by José Pesarrodona of the Kas-Campagnolo cycling team.[1] Andres Oliva won the mountains classification while Dietrich Thurau won the points classification.

Doping case

When Belgian cyclist Eric Jacques finished in second place in the eighth stage, he became the new leader. Later, it became known that he tested positive for doping after that stage, and he received a penalty of ten minutes.[2]


Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Spain José Pesarrodona Kas-Campagnolo 93h 19' 10s
2 Spain Luis Ocaña Super Ser Zeus a 1' 03s
3 Spain José Nazabal Merendia Kas-Campagnolo a 1' 41s
4 Germany Dietrich Thurau TI-Raleigh a 1' 44s
5 Spain Vicente Lopez Kas-Campagnolo a 1' 50s
6 Netherlands Hennie Kuiper TI-Raleigh a 2' 00s
7 Portugal Joaquim Agostinho Teka a 3' 16s
8 Switzerland Joseph Fuchs Super Ser Zeus a 3' 45s
9 Spain Pedro Torres Super Ser Zeus a 4' 43s
10 Spain José Antonio Gonzalez Kas-Campagnolo a 7' 18s
11 Belgium Ludo Loos Ebo
12 Spain Enrique Martinez Kas-Campagnolo
13 Spain Andes Oliva Kas-Campagnolo
14 Spain Gonzalo Aja Barguin Teka
15 Portugal José Martins Fretas Kas-Campagnolo
16 Belgium Eric Jacques Ebo
17 Spain Domingo Perurena Kas-Campagnolo
18 Belgium Jean-Pierre Baert Miko-De Gribaldy
19 Spain José Enrique Cima Novostil
20 Portugal Fernardo Mendes Dos Teka
21 Spain Ventura Diaz Teka
22 Spain Santiago Lazcano Super Ser Zeus
23 Spain Julian Andiano Teka
24 Spain Manuel Esparza Teka
25 Spain Jesus Manzaneque Super Ser Zeus


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