1997 Vuelta a España

1997 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 6–28 September
Stages 22
Distance 3,773 km (2,344 mi)
Winning time 91h 15' 55"
Winner  Alex Zülle (SUI) (ONCE)
Second  Fernando Escartín (ESP) (Kelme–Costa Blanca)
Third  Laurent Dufaux (SUI) (Festina–Lotus)

Points  Laurent Jalabert (FRA) (ONCE)
Mountains  José María Jiménez (ESP) (Banesto)
Sprints  Mauro Radaelli (ITA) (Brescialat - Oyster)
Team Kelme–Costa Blanca

The 52nd 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, 1997. It consisted of 22 stages covering a total of 3,773 km, and was won by Alex Zülle of the ONCE cycling team.


Stage Date Route Km Stage Winner GC Leader
1 6 September Lisbon-Estoril 155 Denmark Lars Michaelsen Denmark Lars Michaelsen
2 7 September Évora-Vilamoura 225 Germany Marcel Wüst Denmark Lars Michaelsen
3 8 September Loulé-Huelva 173 Germany Marcel Wüst Denmark Lars Michaelsen
4 9 September Huelva-Jerez de la Frontera 192 Spain Eleuterio Anguita Italy Fabrizio Guidi
5 10 September Jerez de la Frontera-Málaga 230 Germany Marcel Wüst Denmark Lars Michaelsen
6 11 September Málaga-Granada 147 France Laurent Jalabert France Laurent Jalabert
7 12 September Guadix-Sierra Nevada 219 France Yvon Ledanois Switzerland Laurent Dufaux
8 13 September Granada-Córdoba 176 Netherlands Bart Voskamp Switzerland Laurent Dufaux
9 14 September Córdoba 35 Spain Melchor Mauri Switzerland Alex Zülle
10 15 September Córdoba-Almendralejo 224 Italy Mariano Piccoli Switzerland Alex Zülle
11 16 September Almendralejo-Plasencia 194 Czech Republic Ján Svorada Switzerland Alex Zülle
12 17 September León-Alto del Morredero 147 Spain Roberto Heras Switzerland Alex Zülle
13 18 September Ponferrada-Estación Valgrande-Pajares 196 Russia Pavel Tonkov Switzerland Alex Zülle
14 19 September Oviedo-Alto del Naranco 169 Spain José Vicente García Acosta Switzerland Alex Zülle
15 20 September Oviedo-Lagos de Covadonga 160 Russia Pavel Tonkov Switzerland Alex Zülle
16 21 September Cangas de Onís-Santander 170 Czech Republic Ján Svorada Switzerland Alex Zülle
17 22 September Santander-Burgos 183 Czech Republic Ján Svorada Switzerland Alex Zülle
18 23 September Burgos-Valladolid 184 Netherlands Leon van Bon Switzerland Alex Zülle
19 24 September Valladolid-Los Ángeles de San Rafael 193 Spain José María Jiménez Switzerland Alex Zülle
20 25 September Los Ángeles de San Rafael-Ávila 199 France Laurent Jalabert Switzerland Alex Zülle
21 26 September Alcobendas 43 Switzerland Alex Zülle Switzerland Alex Zülle
22 27 September Madrid 154 Netherlands Max van Heeswijk Switzerland Alex Zülle

Final General Classification Standings

1 Switzerland Alex Zülle ONCE 91h 15' 55s
2 Spain Fernando Escartín Kelme–Costa Blanca a 5' 07s
3 Switzerland Laurent Dufaux Festina-Lotus a 6' 11s
4 Italy Enrico Zaina Asics–CGA a 7' 24s
5 Spain Roberto Heras Kelme–Costa Blanca a 8' 04s
6 Spain Daniel Clavero Estepona - Toscaf a 10' 02s
7 France Laurent Jalabert ONCE a 10' 03s
8 Spain Marcos Serrano Kelme–Costa Blanca a 10' 40s
9 Italy Gianni Faresin Mapei–GB a 13' 53s
10 France Yvon Ledanois GAN a 15' 40s
11 Italy Claudio Chiappucci Asics–CGA
12 France Philippe Bordenave Casino
13 Spain Felix Garcia Festina-Lotus
14 Spain José Ramón Uriarte Banesto
15 Colombia Carlos Alberto Contreras Kelme–Costa Blanca
16 Italy Marco Serpellini Brescialat–Oyster
17 Italy Paolo Lanfranchi Mapei–GB
18 Spain Juan Carlos Dominguez Dominguez Kelme–Costa Blanca
19 France Laurent Brochard Festina-Lotus
20 Italy Rodolfo Massi Festina-Lotus
21 Spain José María Jiménez Banesto
22 Spain Melchor Mauri ONCE
23 France Francisque Teyssier GAN
24 Russia Sergei Ivanov TVM-Farm Frites
25 Switzerland Fabian Jeker Festina-Lotus

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