The 2021 Vuelta a España
is a three-week Grand Tour cycling stage racebetween 14 August and 5 September 2021
Final Stage Competition starts in:
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The 42nd Edition Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from 23 April to 15 May 1987. It consisted of 22 stages covering a total of 3,921 km, and was won by Luis Herrera of the Café de Colombia cycling team. It was the first win of a Grand Tour by a Colombian and also the first of a South American.

With the 1986 Vuelta Champion, Álvaro Pino was absent due to health problems, the principal favourites for the overall classification were Laurent Fignon, Pedro Delgado and Sean Kelly. Jean Luc Vandenbroucke won the prologue and wore the first leader’s jersey. Kelly who was in form after winning Paris–Nice for the sixth time won the first stage and took the jersey. The sixth stage saw the beginning of the fight for the overall classification. Luis Herrera in the company of Ángel Arroyo and Vicente Belda attacked several times on the final ascent of the stage. However Kelly was still able to ride into the leader’s jersey again. On the following stage to Cerler which was won by the Spaniard Laudelino Cubino, Herrera put time into Kelly and Dietzen finished ahead of Kelly and took the leader’s jersey. Herrera took the jersey after the 11th stage that finished on the Lagos de Covadonga. However Kelly retook the leader’s jersey in the stage 18 time trial and with four stages to go it looked as if he was going to win his first grand tour. However Kelly was forced to withdraw from the race the following day due to a saddle boil. Fignon won the following stage and moved up to third place overall ahead of Delgado. Herrera took back the jersey which he kept to the end to win the race. It was the first win of a Grand Tour by a Colombian and also the first of a South American.

1987 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 23 April – 15 May
Stages 22 + Prologue
Distance 3,921 km (2,436 mi)
Winning time 105h 34′ 25″
Results
Winner  Luis Herrera (COL) (Café de Colombia)
Second  Raimund Dietzen (GER) (Teka)
Third  Laurent Fignon (FRA) (Système U-Gitane)

Points  Alfonso Gutiérrez (ESP) (Teka)
Mountains  Luis Herrera (COL) (Café de Colombia)
Youth  Johnny Weltz (DEN) (Fagor – Larios)
Combination  Laurent Fignon (FRA) (Système U-Gitane)
Sprints  Miguel Ángel Iglesias (ESP) (Frinca Colchón – CR)
Team Ryalcao Postobón
← 1986
1988 →

Route

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 23 April Benidorm – Benidorm 6.6 km (4 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke (BEL)
1 24 April Benidorm – Albacete 219 km (136 mi)  Sean Kelly (IRL)
2 25 April Albacete – Valencia 217 km (135 mi)  Paolo Rosola (ITA)
3 26 April Valencia – Valencia 34.8 km (22 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Sean Kelly (IRL)
4 27 April Valencia – Villarreal 169 km (105 mi)  Alfonso Gutiérrez (ESP)
5 28 April Salou – Barcelona 165 km (103 mi)  Roberto Pagnin (ITA)
6 29 April Barcelona – Grau Roig (Andorra) 220 km (137 mi)  Jesús Ignacio Ibáñez Loyo (ESP)
7 30 April La Seu d’Urgell – Cerler 186 km (116 mi)  Laudelino Cubino (ESP)
8 1 May Benasque – Zaragoza 219 km (136 mi)  Iñaki Gastón (ESP)
9 2 May Zaragoza – Pamplona 180 km (112 mi)  Antonio Esparza (ESP)
10 3 May Miranda de Ebro – Alto Campoo 213 km (132 mi)  Enrique Aja (ESP)
11 4 May Santander – Lakes of Covadonga 179 km (111 mi)  Luis Herrera (COL)
12 5 May Cangas de Onís – Oviedo 142 km (88 mi)  Carlos Hernández (ESP)
13 6 May Luarca – Ferrol 223 km (139 mi)  Carlos Emiro Gutiérrez (COL)
14 7 May Ferrol – A Coruña 220 km (137 mi)  Juan Fernández (ESP)
15 8 May A Coruña – Vigo 185 km (115 mi)  Antonio Esparza (ESP)
16 9 May Ponteareas – Ponferrada 237 km (147 mi)  Dominique Arnaud (FRA)
17 10 May Ponferrada – Valladolid 221 km (137 mi)  Roberto Pagnin (ITA)
18 11 May Valladolid – Valladolid 24 km (15 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Jesús Blanco Villar (ESP)
19 12 May El Barco de Ávila – Ávila 213 km (132 mi)  Laurent Fignon (FRA)
20 13 May Ávila – Palazuelos de Eresma (Destilerías DYC) 183 km (114 mi)  Omar Hernández (COL)
21 14 May Palazuelos de Eresma (Destilerías DYC) – Collado Villalba 160 km (99 mi)  Francisco Rodríguez (COL)
22 15 May Alcalá de Henares – Madrid 173 km (107 mi)  Jaime Vilamajó (ESP)
Total 3,921 km (2,436 mi)

Classification leadership

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification Jersey gold.svg Points classification Jersey green.svg Mountains classification Jersey red.svg Young rider classification Jersey pink.svg Team classification Sprint classification Flying goal classification
P Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke Not Awarded Jesús Montoya Kas Not Awarded Not Awarded
1 Sean Kelly Sean Kelly Sean Kelly Henri Abadie Johnny Weltz José Enrique Carrera [es] Pello Ruiz Cabestany
2 Paolo Rosola Roberto Pagnin Omar Hernández Luc Suykerbuyk Roberto Pagnin
3 Sean Kelly Sean Kelly Jesús Montoya
4 Alfonso Gutiérrez Mariano Sánchez Martinez Jesús Suárez Cueva Miguel Ángel Iglesias [es]
5 Roberto Pagnin Roberto Pagnin Henri Abadie Roberto Pagnin Roberto Pagnin
6 Jesús Ignacio Ibáñez Loyo Sean Kelly Jesús Ignacio Ibáñez Loyo Johnny Weltz Miguel Ángel Iglesias [es]
7 Laudelino Cubino Reimund Dietzen Luis Herrera Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao Henri Abadie
8 Iñaki Gastón Jesús Suárez Cueva
9 Felipe Yáñez
10 Enrique Aja
11 Luis Herrera Luis Herrera
12 Carlos Hernández Bailo Henri Abadie
13 Carlos Emiro Gutiérrez [es]
14 Juan Fernández Martín Jesús Suárez Cueva
15 Antonio Esparza Henri Abadie
16 Dominique Arnaud
17 Roberto Pagnin
18 Jesús Blanco Villar Sean Kelly Teka
19 Laurent Fignon Luis Herrera Alfonso Gutiérrez Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao
20 Omar Hernández
21 Francisco Rodríguez Maldonado
22 Jaime Vilamajó
Final Luis Herrera Alfonso Gutiérrez Luis Herrera Johnny Weltz Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao Henri Abadie Miguel Ángel Iglesias [es]

Final classification standings

General classification

Final general classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Luis Herrera (COL) A gold jersey.A green jersey. Café de Colombia–Varta 105h 34′ 25″
2  Reimund Dietzen (FRG) Teka + 1′ 04″
3  Laurent Fignon (FRA) Système U + 3′ 13″
4  Pedro Delgado (ESP) PDM–Concorde + 3′ 52″
5  Óscar Vargas (COL) Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao + 4′ 03″
6  Vicente Belda (ESP) Kelme + 4′ 40″
7  Anselmo Fuerte (ESP) BH + 4′ 59″
8  Yvon Madiot (FRA) Système U + 5′ 25″
9  Henry Cárdenas (COL) Café de Colombia–Varta + 7′ 08″
10  Omar Hernández (COL) Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao + 7′ 33″

Points classification

Final points classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Alfonso Gutiérrez (ESP) A green jersey. Teka 149
2  Luis Herrera (COL) A gold jersey.A red jersey. Café de Colombia–Varta 104
3  Jesús Blanco Villar (ESP) Teka 104
4  Reimund Dietzen (FRG) Teka 100
5  Manuel Jorge Domínguez (ESP) BH 92
6  Pascal Poisson (FRA) Système U 85
7  Iñaki Gastón (ESP) Kas 72
8  Vicente Belda (ESP) Kelme 70
9  Søren Lilholt (DEN) Système U 62
10  Laurent Fignon (FRA) Système U 61

Mountains classification

Final mountains classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Luis Herrera (COL) A red jersey.A gold jersey. Café de Colombia–Varta 174
2  Vicente Belda (ESP) Kelme 105
3  Henri Abadie (FRA) Fagor-Larios 97
4  Omar Hernández (COL) Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao 89
5  Pablo Wilches (COL) Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao 68
6  Francisco Rodríguez Maldonado (COL) BH 63
7  Jesús Ignacio Ibáñez Loyo (ESP) Zahor 49
8  Enrique Aja (ESP) Teka 42
9  Laurent Biondi (FRA) Système U 42
10  Mariano Sánchez Martinez (ESP) Dormilón 42

Young rider classification

Final young rider classification (1–6)
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Johnny Weltz (DEN) A pink jersey. Fagor-Larios 106h 25′ 35″
2  Henri Abadie (FRA) Fagor-Larios + 7′ 12″
3  Jesús Montoya (ESP) Kas + 42′ 45″
4  Roberto Torres (ESP) Zahor + 43′ 41″
5  Joaquín Hernández Hernández (ESP) Kelme + 1h 05′ 57″
6  Serafin Vieira De Araujo (POR) Sporting–Vitalis + 1h 06′ 25″

Team classification

Final team classification (1–10)
Rank Team Time
1 Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao 316h 51′ 36″
2 BH + 1′ 42″
3 Café de Colombia–Varta + 3′ 20″
4 Système U + 13′ 13″
5 Teka + 24′ 58″
6 Kas + 1h 02′ 20″
7 Zahor + 1h 09′ 07″
8 PDM–Concorde + 1h 14′ 41″
9 Reynolds + 1h 20′ 17″
10 Kelme + 1h 22′ 11″

Sprint classification

Final sprint classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Henri Abadie (FRA) Fagor-Larios 25
2  Laurent Fignon (FRA) Système U 14
3  Carlos Emiro Gutiérrez [es] (COL) Kelme 9
4  Antonio Coll (ESP) Kelme 9
5  Pascal Poisson (FRA) Système U 6
6  Juan Fernández Martín (ESP) Zahor 6
7  Éric Guyot (FRA) Système U 6
8  Jesús Ignacio Ibáñez Loyo (ESP) Zahor 6
9  Santiago Portillo Rosado (ESP) Zahor 6
10  Ricardo Zúñiga Carrasco (ESP) Frinca-Colchón CR [ca] 5

Flying goal classification

Final flying goal classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Miguel Ángel Iglesias [es] (ESP) Frinca-Colchón CR [ca] 31
2  Henri Abadie (FRA) Fagor-Larios 12
3  Laurent Fignon (FRA) Système U 9
4  Antonio Coll (ESP) Kelme 8
5  Carlos Emiro Gutiérrez [es] (COL) Kelme 8
6  Laurent Biondi (FRA) Système U 7
7  Ricardo Zúñiga Carrasco (ESP) Frinca-Colchón CR [ca] 7
8  Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Caja Rural–Orbea 6
9  Jesús Ignacio Ibáñez Loyo (ESP) Zahor 6
10  Éric Guyot (FRA) Système U 6
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