1936 Vuelta a España

1936 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates5–31 May
Stages21
Distance4,354 km (2,705 mi)
Winning time150h 07' 54"
Results
Winner Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)
 Second Alfons Deloor (BEL)
 Third Antonio Bertola (ITA)

Mountains Salvador Molina (ESP)
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The 1936 Vuelta a España was the 2nd Vuelta a España.This cycling race took place from 5 May to 31 May 1936. The race was composed of 21 stages over 4,354 km (2,705 mi) and was ridden at an average of 29 km/h (18 mph). The second edition of the Vuelta began under a volatile political and social situation and several weeks after the race was over, Spain was plunged into its civil war.[1] The race was anticipated to see a battle between the previous winner Belgian Gustaaf Deloor and the second-place finisher of 1935 Spaniard Mariano Canardo. However a crash during the early stages of the race ruled Canardo out of the runnings. While Deloor led the race from the second stage to the finish, his brother Alfons climbed up the classification and when second placed Spaniard Antonio Escuriet suffered exhaustion on the penultimate day, Alfons rode himself into the second place overall. Fifty riders began the race and only twenty four finished the race in Madrid on 31 May. Afterward the Vuelta was suspended during the civil war where riders such as Julian Berrendero had to do military service and were also imprisoned during the war.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

The leader of the general classification wore an orange jersey, while the last-placed cyclist wore a red garment. The Spanish other cyclists wore grey jerseys, and the other foreign cyclists wore green jerseys.[8]

Route and stages

Stage characteristics and results[9][10][11][12]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 5 May Madrid – Salamanca 210 km (130 mi)   Joseph Huts [fr] (BEL)
2 6 May Salamanca – Cáceres 214 km (133 mi)  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)
3 7 May Cáceres – Sevilla 270 km (168 mi)   Vicente Carretero [ca] (ESP)
4 9 May Sevilla – Málaga 212 km (132 mi)  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)
5 10 May Málaga – Granada 132 km (82 mi)   Vicente Carretero [ca] (ESP)
6 11 May Granada – Almería 185 km (115 mi)  Gustaaf Deloor (BEL)
7 13 May Almería – Alicante 306 km (190 mi)  Mariano Cañardo (ESP)
8 14 May Alicante – Valencia 184 km (114 mi)   Antonio Bertola [it] (ITA)
9 15 May Valencia – Tarragona 279 km (173 mi)  Salvador Cardona (ESP)
10 17 May Tarragona – Barcelona 129 km (80 mi)   Vicente Carretero [ca] (ESP)
11 18 May Barcelona – Zaragoza 293 km (182 mi)  Alfons Schepers (BEL)
12 19 May Zaragoza – San Sebastián 265 km (165 mi)  Alfons Schepers (BEL)
13 21 May San Sebastián – Bilbao 160 km (99 mi)   Vicente Carretero [ca] (ESP)
14 22 May Bilbao – Santander 199 km (124 mi)  Alfons Deloor (BEL)
15 24 May Santander – Gijón 194 km (121 mi)  Mariano Cañardo (ESP)
16 25 May Gijón – Ribadeo 155 km (96 mi)   Rafael Ramos [es] (ESP)
17 26 May Ribadeo – A Coruña 157 km (98 mi)  Alfons Schepers (BEL)
18 27 May A Coruña – Vigo 175 km (109 mi)   Vicente Carretero [ca] (ESP)
19 29 May Vigo – Verín 178 km (111 mi)  Fermin Trueba (ESP)
20 30 May Verín – Zamora 207 km (129 mi)   Antonio Bertola [it] (ITA)
21 31 May Zamora – Madrid 250 km (155 mi)  Emiliano Álvarez (ESP)