Bernardo Ruiz

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Bernardo Ruiz
Personal information
Full name Bernardo Ruiz
Born (1925-01-08) January 8, 1925 (age 97)
Orihuela, Spain
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
1948 Vuelta a España
Infobox last updated on
July 4, 2008

Bernardo Ruiz Navarrete (born January 8, 1925 in Orihuela) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer who won the overall and climbers competition at the 1948 Vuelta a España.

Ruiz had to race with heavy equipment because Spain was going through a depression. During WWII Spain got ahead in athletics because they were not heavily involved in the war.

Major achievements

1st, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
Vuelta a España
Jersey gold.svgWinner overall classification
1st, Stage 1, (Madrid, 14 km ITT)
1st, Stage 4, (Granada - Murcia, 285 km)
1st, Stage 12, (San Sebastián - Bilbao, 259 km)
9th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 10, (Clermont-Ferrand - Brive, 216 km)
1st, Stage 21, (Briançon - Aix-les-Bains, 201 km)
3rd, King of the Mountains Classification (tied with Hugo Koblet and Fausto Coppi)
3rd, Overall, Tour de France
70th, Overall, Tour de France