1979 Vuelta a España

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1979 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 24 April – 13 May
Stages 19 stages + Prologue, including 3 split stages
Distance 3,373 km (2,096 mi)
Winning time 94h 57' 03"
Winner  Joop Zoetemelk (NED) (Miko - Mercier)
Second  Francisco Galdós (ESP) (Kas)
Third  Michel Pollentier (BEL) (Splendor)

Jersey awarded to the points classification winner Points  Fons De Wolf (BEL) (Boule D'Or - Lano)
Mountains  Felipe Yáñez (ESP) (Novostil - Helios)
Sprints  Roger De Cnijf (BEL) (Boule D'Or - Lano)
Team Kas

The 34th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from April 24 to May 13, 1979. It consisted of 19 stages covering a total of 3,373 km, and was won by Joop Zoetemelk of the Miko-Mercier cycling team. Alfons De Wolf won the points classification and Felipe Yanez won the mountains classification.


Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk Miko-Mercier 94h 57' 03s
2 Spain Francisco Galdos Kas-Campagnolo a 2' 43s
3 Belgium Michel Pollentier Splendor-Euro Soap a 3' 21s
4 Spain Faustino Rupérez Moliner-Vereco a 5' 51s
5 Belgium Lucien Van Impe Kas-Campagnolo a 6' 30s
6 Spain Pedro Torres Transmallorca-Flavia a 6' 49s
7 Spain Felipe Yanez Novostil-Helios a 7' 41s
8 France Christian Seznec Miko-Mercier a 8' 03s
9 Belgium Fons De Wolf Boule d'Or-Lano a 10' 01s
10 Spain Julian Andiano Moliner-Vereco a 10' 52s
11 Spain Miguel Maria Lasa Moliner-Vereco
12 Spain Vincente Lopez Teka
13 France Raymond Martin Miko-Mercier
14 Spain Alberto Fernandez Moliner-Vereco
15 Belgium Herman Beysens Splendor-Euro Soap
16 Spain Manuel Esparza Sanz Teka
17 Spain Vincente Belda Transmallorca-Flavia
18 Spain José Pesarrodona Teka
19 Spain Ángel Arroyo Moliner-Vereco
20 Spain Juan Pujol Pages Transmallorca-Flavia
21 Spain Ismael Lejarreta Novostil-Helios
22 Spain Carlos Melero Moliner-Vereco
23 Spain Bernardo Alfonsel Kas-Campagnolo
24 Spain Jesus Suarez Kas-Campagnolo
25 Spain Gonzalo Aja Barguin Novostil-Helios

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