1996 Vuelta a España

1996 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 7 - 29 September
Stages 22
Distance 3,898 km (2,422 mi)
Winning time 97h 31' 46"
Winner  Alex Zülle (SUI) (ONCE)
Second  Laurent Dufaux (SUI) (Festina–Lotus)
Third  Tony Rominger (SUI) (Mapei–GB)

Points  Laurent Jalabert (FRA) (ONCE)
Mountains  Tony Rominger (SUI) (Mapei–GB)
Sprints  Jürgen Werner (GER) (Team Telekom)
Team Team Polti

The 51st Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from September 6 to September 28, 1996. It consisted of 22 stages covering a total of 3,898 km, and was won by Alex Zülle of the ONCE cycling team.[1]

1Switzerland Alex Zülle ONCE 97h 31' 46s
2Switzerland Laurent Dufaux Festina a 6' 23s
3Switzerland Tony Rominger Mapei–GB a 8' 29s
4Italy Roberto Pistore MG Maglificio–Technogym a 10' 13s
5Italy Stefano Faustini AKI - Gipièmme a 11' 21s
6Austria Georg Totschnig Team Polti a 11' 33s
7Italy Davide Rebellin Team Polti a 13' 16s
8Italy Andrea Peron Motorola a 14' 46s
9United States Bobby Julich Motorola a 15' 10s
10Spain Fernando Escartín Kelme-Artiach a 18' 35s
11Spain Marcos Serrano Kelme-Artiach a 19' 19s
12Spain José María Jiménez Banesto a 20' 19s
13Italy Mauro Gianetti Team Polti a 21' 15s
14Spain Daniel Clavero MX Onda a 21' 49s
15Italy Daniele Nardello Mapei–GB a 22' 37s
16Russia Vladislav Bobrik Gewiss Playbus a 26' 00s
17Belgium Axel Merckx Motorola a 27' 34s
18Spain Francisco Javier Mauleón Mapei–GB a 27' 38s
19France Laurent Jalabert ONCE a 27' 44s
20Denmark Peter Meinert Nielsen Team Telekom a 29' 56s
21France Pascal Chanteur Casino
22Switzerland Fabian Jeker Festina-Lotus
23Germany Kai Hundertmarck Team Telekom
24Spain Ángel Casero Banesto
25Italy Massimo Apollonio Scrigno–Blue Storm


  1. http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/results/archives/sep96/spain.html

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