1971 Vuelta a España

1971 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 29 April – 16 May
Stages 17
Distance 2,892 km (1,797 mi)
Winning time 73h 50' 05"
Winner  Ferdinand Bracke (BEL) (Peugeot-BP-Michelin)
Second  Wilfried David (BEL) (Peugeot-BP-Michelin)
Third  Luis Ocaña (ESP) (Bic)

Points  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Fagor-Mercier)
Mountains  Joop Zoetemelk (NED) (Mars-Flandria)
Combination  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Fagor-Mercier)
Sprints  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (Fagor-Mercier)

The 26th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from April 29 to May 16, 1971. It consisted of 17 stages covering a total of 2,892 km, and was won by Ferdinand Bracke of the Peugeot cycling team.[1] Joop Zoetemelk won the mountains classification while Cyrille Guimard won the points classification.

After the final stage, Wim Schepers was ranked in second place, 19 seconds behind Bracke, but he was given a ten-minute time penalty for a doping offence, and dropped to 15th.[2]


Final General Classification

1 Belgium Ferdinand Bracke Peugeot-BP-Michelin 73h 50' 05s
2 Belgium Wilfried David Peugeot-BP-Michelin a 59s
3 Spain Luis Ocaña Bic a 1' 51s
4 Spain Miguel Maria Lasa Orbea a 2' 18s
5 Spain Manuel Galera Magdelano Karpy a 2' 37s
6 Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk Mars-Flandria a 2' 48s
7 Spain Agustin Tamames Werner a 5' 15s
8 Spain Antonio Martos Aguilar Werner a 5' 45s
9 France Raymond Poulidor Fagor-Mercier a 6' 01s
10 Spain Luis Balague Carreno Werner a 6' 17s
11 Luxembourg Edy Schutz Mars-Flandria
12 France Cyrille Guimard Fagor-Mercier
13 Spain Eufronio Enrique Santos La Casera
14 Spain Antonio Menendez La Casera
15 Netherlands Wim Schepers Goudsmit
16 Spain Domingo Perurena Tellechea Kas-Kaskol
17 France Bernard Labourdette Bic
18 Spain Ventura Diaz Arrey Werner
19 Spain Gonzalo Aja Barguin Karpy
20 Germany Rolf Wolfshohl Fagor-Mercier
21 Spain Antonio Gomez Del Moral Karpy
22 Spain Andres Oliva Sanchez La Casera
23 Spain Eduardo Castello Villanova Karpy
24 Spain José Gomez Lucas Werner
25 Spain José-Luis Abilleira La Casera


  1. "General Information 1971". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 2008-03-22.
  2. "Clasificaciones Oficiales". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 17 May 1971.

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