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Vuelta a Espana 1980

The 35th Edition Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 22 April to 11 May 1980. It consisted of 20 stages covering a total of 3,225 km (2,004 mi), and was won by Faustino Rupérez of the Zor cycling team.

Roberto Visentini won the prologue of the race and kept the leader’s jersey for the first five days of the race. Sean Kelly finished second in the prologue and won the next two stages but did not get to wear the leader’s jersey. On the first mountain stage, Faustino Rupérez came solo to the finish and took the leader’s jersey which he kept until the end of the race. Pedro Torres put in an attack on the penultimate stage on the climb to Puerto de la Morcuera. However Rupérez together with Miguel Mari Lasa bridged up to Torres half way to Alto de Cotos and the leader’s jersey was safe. Rupérez won the race ahead of Torres and Claude Criquielion. Criquielion’s Splendor teammate Kelly won five stages of the race, the points jersey and finished fourth overall. Marino Lejarreta finished the race fifth overall. Juan Fernández won the Mountains competition.

1980 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 22 April – 11 May
Stages 19 stages + Prologue, including 1 split stages
Distance 3,225 km (2,004 mi)
Winning time 88h 23′ 21″
Results
Winner  Faustino Rupérez (ESP) (Zor – Vereco)
Second  Pedro Torres (ESP) (Kelme)
Third  Claude Criquielion (BEL) (Splendor)

Points  Sean Kelly (IRL) (Splendor)
Mountains  Juan Fernández (ESP) (Zor – Vereco)
Sprints  Sean Kelly (IRL) (Splendor)
Team Splendor
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Route

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 22 April La Manga – La Manga 10 km (6 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Roberto Visentini (ITA)
1 23 April La Manga – Benidorm 155 km (96 mi)  Sean Kelly (IRL)
2 24 April Benidorm – Cullera 170 km (106 mi)  Sean Kelly (IRL)
3 25 April Cullera – Vinaròs 207 km (129 mi)  Giuseppe Martinelli (ITA)
4 26 April Vinaròs – Sant Quirze del Vallès 214 km (133 mi)  Klaus-Peter Thaler (FRG)
5 27 April Sant Quirze del Vallès – La Seu d’Urgell 200 km (124 mi)  Faustino Rupérez (ESP)
6 28 April La Seu d’Urgell – Viella 131 km (81 mi)  Enrique Martínez Heredia (ESP)
7 29 April Viella – Jaca 216 km (134 mi)  Faustino Rupérez (ESP)
8 30 April Monastery of Leyre – Logroño 160 km (99 mi)  Eulalio García (ESP)
9 1 May Logroño – Burgos 138 km (86 mi)  Jos Lammertink (NED)
10 2 May Burgos – Santander 178 km (111 mi)  Paul Jesson (NZL)
11 3 May Santander – Gijón 219 km (136 mi)  Jesús López Carril [fr] (ESP)
12 4 May Santiago de Compostela – Pontevedra 133 km (83 mi)  Etienne De Wilde (BEL)
13 5 May Pontevedra – Vigo 195 km (121 mi)  Rolf Haller (FRG)
14 6 May Vigo – Ourense 156 km (97 mi)  Sean Kelly (IRL)
15 7 May Ourense – Ponferrada 164 km (102 mi)  Francisco Elorriaga (ESP)
16a 8 May Ponferrada – León 131 km (81 mi)  Dominique Arnaud (FRA)
16b 8 May León – León 22.8 km (14 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Roberto Visentini (ITA)
17 9 May León – Valladolid 138 km (86 mi)  Sean Kelly (IRL)
18 10 May Valladolid – Los Ángeles de San Rafael [es] 197 km (122 mi)  Manuel Esparza (ESP)
19 11 May Madrid – Madrid 84 km (52 mi)  Sean Kelly (IRL)
Total 3,225 km (2,004 mi)

Results

Final General Classification

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Spain Faustino Rupérez Zor-Vereco 88h 23′ 21″
2 Spain Pedro Torres Kelme-Gios + 2′ 15″
3 Belgium Claude Criquielion Splendor-Admiral + 3′ 00″
4 Republic of Ireland Sean Kelly Splendor-Admiral + 3′ 31″
5 Spain Marino Lejarreta Teka + 4′ 32″
6 Belgium Guido Van Calster Splendor-Admiral + 4′ 44″
7 Belgium Johan De Muynck Splendor-Admiral + 4′ 58″
8 Spain Francisco Galdós Kelme-Gios + 5′ 00″
9 Spain Miguel María Lasa Zor-Vereco + 5′ 25″
10 Spain Vicente Belda Kelme-Gios + 6′ 41″
11 Spain Manuel Esparza Sanz Teka
12 Spain Faustino Fernandez Henninger-Aquila Rossa
13 Belgium Jos Borguet Splendor-Admiral
14 France Bernard Thévenet Teka
15 Italy Roberto Visentini San Giacomo-Benotto
16 Spain Juan Fernández Martín Zor-Vereco
17 Spain Ángel Arroyo Zor-Vereco
18 Spain Pedro Vilardebo Flavia-Gios
19 Spain Francisco Codony Manzaneque-Alan
20 Spain Antonio Gonzalez Colchon C.R.
21 Spain José-Luis Laguia Reynolds-Benotto
22 Spain José Enrique Cima Henninger-Aquila Rossa
23 Spain Ricardo Zuniga Xarrasco Manzaneque-Alan
24 Spain Juan Pujol Pages Kelme-Gios
25 Netherlands Peter Zijerveld HB Alarmsystemen
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