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 11th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 26 April to 13 May 1956. It consisted of 17 stages covering a total of 3,531 km (2,194 mi), and was won by Angelo Conterno of the Bianchi cycling team. Rik Van Steenbergen won the points classification and Nino Defilippis won the mountains classification.

The race was run with national teams of France, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium, and an additional four regional Spanish teams. Each fielded 10 cyclists, for a total of 90.

1956 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 26 April – 13 May
Stages 17
Distance 3,537 km (2,198 mi)
Winning time 105h 37′ 52″
Results
Winner  Angelo Conterno (ITA)
Second  Jesús Loroño (ESP)
Third  Raymond Impanis (BEL)

Points  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
Mountains  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
← 1955
1957 →

Route

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 26 April Bilbao – Santander 203 km (126 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
2 27 April Santander – Oviedo 248 km (154 mi)  Angelo Conterno (ITA)
3 28 April Oviedo – Valladolid 175 km (109 mi)  Miguel Poblet (ESP)
4 29 April Valladolid – Madrid 212 km (132 mi)  Claude Le Ber (FRA)
5 30 April Madrid – Albacete 241 km (150 mi)  Miguel Poblet (ESP)
6 1 May Albacete – Alicante 227 km (141 mi)  Miguel Poblet (ESP)
7 2 May Alicante – Valencia 182 km (113 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
8 3 May Valencia – Tarragona 249 km (155 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
9 5 May Tarragona – Barcelona 163 km (101 mi)  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
10a 6 May Barcelona – Barcelona 21 km (13 mi) Team Time Trial Stage.svg Team time trial France
10b 6 May Barcelona – Tàrrega 112 km (70 mi)  Gilbert Bauvin (FRA)
11 7 May Tàrrega – Zaragoza 238 km (148 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
12 8 May Zaragoza – Bayonne (France) 274 km (170 mi)  Giancarlo Astrua (ITA)
13a 9 May Bayonne (France) – Irun 43 km (27 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Claude Le Ber (FRA)
13b 9 May Irun – Pamplona 111 km (69 mi)  Roger Walkowiak (FRA)
14 10 May Pamplona – San Sebastián 195 km (121 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
15 11 May San Sebastián – Bilbao 225 km (140 mi)  Nino Defilippis (ITA)
16 12 May Bilbao – Vitoria 207 km (129 mi)  Benigno Azpuru [es] (ESP)
17 13 May Vitoria – Bilbao 190 km (118 mi)  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
Total 3,531 km (2,194 mi)

Results

Final general classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1 Italy Angelo Conterno Bianchi 105h 37′ 52″
2 Spain Jesús Loroño + 13″
3 Belgium Raymond Impanis Elvé-Peugeot + 1′ 54″
4 Spain Federico Bahamontes + 3′ 27″
5 Belgium Rik Van Steenbergen + 7′ 48″
6 Spain Miguel Chacón Díaz Elvé-Peugeot + 8′ 30″
7 France Gilbert Bauvin + 19′ 18″
8 United Kingdom Brian Robinson + 20′ 36″
9 Spain José Serra Gil + 23′ 38″
10 Spain Manuel Rodríguez Barros + 24′ 55″
11 Spain Emilio Rodríguez
12 Italy Giancarlo Astrua
13 Italy Giuseppe Buratti Bianchi
14 Spain Carmelo Morales Erostarbe
15 Spain Cosme Barrutia
16 Belgium Hilaire Couvreur
17 Spain Juan Bibiloni
18 Italy Nino Defilippis Bianchi
19 Italy Arrigo Padovan
20 Spain Antonio Barrutia
21 Spain René Marigil
22 Belgium Edgard Sorgeloos
23 Spain Vicente Iturat
24 Italy Giovanni Pettinati Bianchi
25 Switzerland Remo Pianezzi
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