The 2021 Vuelta a España
is a three-week Grand Tour cycling stage racebetween 14 August and 5 September 2021
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The 1st edition of Vuelta a España took place from 29 April to 15 May 1935, and consisted of 14 stages and 3,425 km (2,128 mi), the winning average speed was 28.54 km/h (17.73 mph). The Vuelta began and ended in Madrid, Spain. The field consisted of 50 riders including 33 Spanish riders; 29 finished the race. The weather conditions (rainy and cold) were said to have been to the advantage of the Belgian riders. Belgian Gustaaf Deloor took the leader’s jersey with nine minutes advantage on the third stage. Deloor was challenged by Mariano Canardo. However, on the thirteenth stage, Canardo crashed and lost five minutes. On the final stage, Deloor displayed panache to attack and win the stage and the General classification into Madrid.

Spanish Newspaper
Spanish Newspaper “Informaciones” (1935) with the prize list of the first “Vuelta a España”. Museu de Joguet de Verdú (Lleida, Catalunya, Spain).
Race details
Dates 29 April – 15 May
Stages 14
Distance 3,425 km (2,128 mi)
Winning time 120h 00′ 07″
Results
Winner  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL) (B.H.)
Second  Mariano Cañardo (ESP) (Orbea)
Third  Antoine Dignef (BEL) (B.H.)

Mountains  Edoardo Molinar (ITA)
1936

Final standings

Stage results

Stage characteristics and results
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 29 April Madrid – Valladolid 185 km (115 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antoine Dignef (BEL)
2 30 April Valladolid – Santander 251 km (156 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antonio Escuriet (ESP)
1 May Rest day
3 2 May Santander – Bilbao 199 km (124 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)
4 3 May Bilbao – San Sebastián 235 km (146 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Antoine Dignef (BEL)
5 4 May San Sebastián – Zaragoza 264 km (164 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Mariano Cañardo (ESP)
6 5 May Zaragoza – Barcelona 310 km (193 mi) Plain stage  François Adam (BEL)
6 May Rest day
7 7 May Barcelona – Tortosa 188 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Antonio Montes (ESP)
8 8 May Tortosa – Valencia 188 km (117 mi) Plain stage  Max Bulla (AUT)
9 9 May Valencia – Murcia 265 km (165 mi) Plain stage  Salvador Cardona (ESP)
10 10 May Murcia – Granada 285 km (177 mi) Plain stage  Max Bulla (AUT)
11 11 May Granada – Sevilla 260 km (162 mi) Plain stage  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)
12 May Rest day
12 13 May Sevilla – Cáceres 270 km (168 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  François Adam (BEL)
13 14 May Cáceres – Zamora 275 km (171 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Edoardo Molinar (ITA)
14 15 May Zamora – Madrid 250 km (155 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)

General classification

Final general classification (1–10)
Rank Name Team Time
1  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL) B.H. 120h 00′ 07″
2  Mariano Cañardo (ESP) Orbea + 13′ 28″
3  Antoine Dignef (BEL) B.H. + 20′ 10″
4  Max Bulla (AUT) Orbea + 28′ 51″
5  Edoardo Molinar (ITA) Orbea + 29′ 49″
6  Alfons Deloor (BEL) B.H. + 47′ 27″
7  Paolo Bianchi (ITA) Orbea + 51′ 51″
8  Fernand Fayolle (FRA) Orbea + 52′ 58″
9  Walter Blattmann (SUI) Orbea + 1h 09′ 02″
10  Marinus Valentijn (NED) B.H. + 1h 09′ 46″

Mountains classification

Final mountains classification (1–10)
Rank Name Team Points
1  Edoardo Molinar (ITA) Orbea 68
2  Luigi Barral (ITA) Orbea
3  Leo Amberg (SUI) Orbea 51
4  Antoine Dignef (BEL) B.H. 41
5  François Adam (BEL) B.H.
6  Salvador Molina (ESP) Orbea 39
7  Mariano Cañardo (ESP) Orbea 33
8  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL) B.H. 30
9  Fermín Trueba (ESP) B.H. 29
10  Vicente Trueba (ESP) B.H. 25
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