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1956 Vuelta a España

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1956 Vuelta a España

1956 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 29 April – 13 May
Stages 17
Distance 3,537 km (2,198 mi)
Winning time 105h 37' 52" (33.48 km/h or 20.80 mph)
Winner  Angelo Conterno (ITA)
Second  Jesús Loroño (ESP)
Third  Raymond Impanis (BEL)

Points  Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
Mountains  Nino Defilippis (ITA)

The 11th 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 13, 1956. It consisted of 17 stages covering a total of 3,531 km, and was won by Angelo Conterno of the Bianchi cycling team.[1] Rik Van Steenbergen won the points classification and Nino Defilippis won the mountains classification.


Final General Classification

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


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