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1971 Vuelta a España

1971 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates29 April – 16 May
Distance2,892 km (1,797 mi)
Winning time73h 50' 05"
Winner  Ferdinand Bracke (BEL) (Peugeot–BP–Michelin)
  Second  Wilfried David (BEL) (Peugeot–BP–Michelin)
  Third  Luis Ocaña (ESP) (Bic)

Points  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Fagor–Mercier)
  Mountains  Joop Zoetemelk (NED) (Mars–Flandria)
  Combination  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Fagor–Mercier)
  Sprints  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Fagor–Mercier)
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The 26th Edition Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 29 April to 16 May 1971. It consisted of 17 stages covering a total of 2,892 km (1,797 mi), and was won by Ferdinand Bracke of the Peugeot cycling team.[1] Joop Zoetemelk won the mountains classification while Cyrille Guimard won the points classification.

After the final stage, Wim Schepers was ranked in second place, 19 seconds behind Bracke, but he was given a ten-minute time penalty for a doping offence, and dropped to 15th.[2]

Teams and riders


List of stages[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 29 April Almería – Almería 4.2 km (3 mi) Individual time trial  René Pijnen (NED)
1 30 April AlmeríaÁguilas 126 km (78 mi)  Ger Harings (NED)
2 1 May ÁguilasCalp 245 km (152 mi)  Eddy Peelman (BEL)
3 2 May CalpLa Pobla de Farnals 164 km (102 mi)  Cyrille Guimard (FRA)
4 3 May La Pobla de FarnalsBenicàssim 175 km (109 mi)  Hubert Hutsebaut (BEL)
5 4 May BenicàssimSalou 172 km (107 mi)  René Pijnen (NED)
6 5 May SalouBarcelona 149 km (93 mi)  Eddy Peelman (BEL)
7 6 May BarcelonaManresa 179 km (111 mi)  Walter Godefroot (BEL)
8 7 May BalaguerJaca 211 km (131 mi)  Walter Godefroot (BEL)
9 8 May JacaPamplona 175 km (109 mi)  Agustín Tamames (ESP)
10 9 May PamplonaSan Sebastián 120 km (75 mi)  Gerard Vianen (NED)
11a 10 May San SebastiánBilbao 140 km (87 mi)  Gerben Karstens (NED)
11b 10 May Bilbao – Bilbao 2.65 km (2 mi) Individual time trial  José Antonio González (ESP)
12 11 May BilbaoVitoria 185 km (115 mi)  Luis Ocaña (ESP)
13 12 May VitoriaTorrelavega 208 km (129 mi)  Eddy Peelman (BEL)
14 13 May TorrelavegaBurgos 192 km (119 mi)  Wilfried David (BEL)
15 14 May BurgosSegovia 188 km (117 mi)  Cyrille Guimard (FRA)
16 15 May SegoviaÁvila 114 km (71 mi)  Joop Zoetemelk (NED)
17a 16 May ÁvilaMadrid 138 km (86 mi)  Willy Scheers [fr] (BEL)
17b 16 May Madrid – Madrid 5.3 km (3 mi) Individual time trial  René Pijnen (NED)
Total 2,892 km (1,797 mi)


Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Belgium Ferdinand Bracke Peugeot–BP–Michelin 73h 50' 05"
2 Belgium Wilfried David Peugeot–BP–Michelin + 59"
3 Spain Luis Ocaña Bic + 1' 51"
4 Spain Miguel María Lasa Orbea + 2' 18"
5 Spain Manuel Galera Magdelano Karpy + 2' 37"
6 Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk Mars–Flandria + 2' 48"
7 Spain Agustín Tamames Werner + 5' 15"
8 Spain Antonio Martos Aguilar Werner + 5' 45"
9 France Raymond Poulidor Fagor–Mercier + 6' 01"
10 Spain Luis Balagué Carreño Werner + 6' 17"
11 Luxembourg Edy Schütz Mars–Flandria
12 France Cyrille Guimard Fagor–Mercier
13 Spain Eufronio Enrique Santos La Casera
14 Spain Antonio Menéndez La Casera
15 Netherlands Wim Schepers Goudsmit
16 Spain Domingo Perurena Tellechea Kas–Kaskol
17 France Bernard Labourdette Bic
18 Spain Ventura Díaz Arrey Werner
19 Spain Gonzalo Aja Barguin Karpy
20 Germany Rolf Wolfshohl Fagor–Mercier
21 Spain Antonio Gómez del Moral Karpy
22 Spain Andrés Oliva Sánchez La Casera
23 Spain Eduardo Castelló Villanova Karpy
24 Spain José Gómez Werner
25 Spain José Luis Abilleira La Casera


  1. ^ "General Information 1971". La Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Clasificaciones Oficiales" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 17 May 1971.
  3. ^ "1971  » 26th Vuelta a España". Procyclingstats. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  4. ^ "26ème Vuelta a España 1971". Memoire du cyclisme (in French). Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.
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