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Faustino Rupérez

Faustino Rupérez
Personal information
Full nameFaustino Rupérez Rincón
Born (1956-07-29) 29 July 1956 (age 67)
Piquera de San Esteban, Soria, Spain
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional team
Managerial teams
1990–1992Puertas Mavisa
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
General classification (1980)
2 individual stages (1980)

Stage races

Volta a Catalunya (1981)
Vuelta a Burgos (1981)

Faustino Rupérez Rincón (born 29 July 1956) is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist who raced between 1979 and 1985. Ruperez is most famous for capturing the overall title at the 1980 Vuelta a España.[1]

He finished 4th in the 1979 Vuelta a España, won the 1981 Volta a Catalunya and finished 2nd overall at the 1984 Tour of the Basque Country behind Sean Kelly.

Since retiring from competitive cycling, Rupérez has served as a directeur sportif for the Spain national team.

Career achievements

Major results

1st Overall Cinturón a Mallorca
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st Overall Volta a Lleida
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Road race, National Road Championships
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
1st Stage 5b Vuelta a Aragón
1st Stage 5 Costa del Azahar
2nd Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
3rd GP Navarra
4th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stages 5 & 7
1st Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 2
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
4th Overall Volta a Catalunya
5th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 2
1st Overall Six Days of Madrid (with Donald Allan)
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Cantabria
3rd Clásica de San Sebastián
4th Subida al Naranco
4th Trofeo Masferrer
8th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Giro del Piemonte
1st GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1st GP Pascuas
1st Stage 4a Vuelta a Burgos
2nd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 5
2nd Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd Subida a Arrate
4th Overall Vuelta a España
4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
4th Subida al Naranco
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
9th Clásica de San Sebastián
10th Overall Giro d'Italia
10th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
2nd Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
2nd Clásica de Sabiñánigo
2nd Subida a Arrate
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 2
4th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
5th Clásica de San Sebastián
7th Overall Giro d'Italia
7th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
10th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a La Rioja
2nd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
2nd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
7th Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
10th Clásica de San Sebastián
1st Memorial Alberto Fernandez
2nd Trofeo Luis Puig
10th Clásica de San Sebastián

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 11 DNF 10 7 13
A yellow jersey Tour de France 39
A gold jersey Vuelta a España 4 1 8 4 10 21 19


  1. ^ "Clasificacions Oficiales" [Official Classifications] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 12 May 1980. p. 41. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

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