Delio Rodríguez

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Delio Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Delio Rodríguez
Born (1916-04-19)19 April 1916
Ponteareas, Spain
Died 14 January 1994(1994-01-14) (aged 77)
Vigo, Spain
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
1936 Individual
1939-1945 Individual
1946 Fabas
1946 Galindo-Cicles Tabay
1947 Individual
1948 Paloma
1948 Peugeot-Dunlop
1949 Fiorelli
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
General Classification (1945)
Points Classification (1945)
39 stages (1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947)

Stage Races

Tour of Galicia (1945)
Infobox last updated on
9 July 2011

Delio Rodríguez Barros (19 April 1916 – 14 January 1994) was a Spanish professional road racing cyclist and sprinter. Despite winning 12 stages at the 1941 Vuelta and 8 stages at the 1942 Vuelta, Rodríguez failed to make the top five places in the overall standings. Due to World War II, the event was not held in 1943 and 1944, but Rodríguez wanted to win the 1945 event, which he did by going on an early breakaway and winning stage 2 by over a half-hour. In the end, Delio won the event by over 30 minutes, captured six stages and the points classification, too. At the 1947 Vuelta, he finished on the podium in third, and finished with eight stage wins.

Rodríguez is the all-time record holder for stage wins at the Vuelta a España with 38 stage wins conducted over 5 events. Rodríguez had two younger brothers, Emilio and Manolo that were also professional cyclists. Emilio won the overall race while Manolo came second in the 1950 Vuelta a España.

Major achievements



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