22nd Vuelta a Espana 1967

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

First Royal Dutchman in Spain

The 1967 Vuelta a Espana saw the best cyclists of the times compete for the victory. Frenchman Raymond Poulidor (VaE 1964), Rolf Wolfshohl (VaE 1965), Francisco Gabica (VaE 1966) and British star Tom Simpson came to the start in Vigo . However it was the Dutchman Jan Janssen that bested them all.

During the first five stages 5 riders trade the race lead daily. Jean-Patrick Ducasse, a cyclocross champion, took the first position ahead of teammate Janssen on stage 6.

SPECIAL NOTE: the very rapid average speed of stage 7 was 45.193 km/h and during stage 8 it was 46.031 km/h.

Ducasse and his Pelforth-Sauvage team defended the Amarillo Jersey into the stage 17 individual time trial. Ducasse held 50” advantage on Janssen going into the ITT. It was time for Jan Janssen to display his good form. The Dutchman did not win the stage but beat Ducasse by 2'33” to take the race lead.

The final stage into Bilboa was covered easily and Janssen claimed the victory. Jan Janssen became the first Dutchman to win the Vuelta a Espana.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1a Vigo-Bajo Mino, 110 km

Guido Reybrouck (Bel)

Guido Reybrouck (Bel)

Stage 1b Vigo-Vigo, 4.1 km ITT

Jan Janssen (Hol)

Jan Janssen (Hol)

Stage 2 Pontevedra-Orense, 186 km

Domingo Perurena (Spa)

Domingo Perurena (Spa)

Stage 3 Orense-Astorga, 230 km

Ramon Saez (Spa)

Domingo Perurena (Spa)

Stage 4 Astorga-Salamanca, 201 km

Ramon Saez (Spa)

Michele Dancelli (Ita)

Stage 5 Salamanca-Madrid, 201 km

Tom Simpson (GBr)

J-M Lopez-Rodriguez (Spa)

Stage 6 Albacete-Benidorm, 212 km

Evert Dolman (Hol)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 7 Benidorm-Valencia, 148 km

Gerben Karstens (Hol)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 8 Valencia-Vinaroz, 145 km

Gilbert Bellone (Fra)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 9 Vinaroz-Sitges, 172 km

Jan Lauwers (Bel)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 10a Sitges-Barcelona, 39 km

Jan Harings (Hol)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 10b Barcelona/Montjuich, 45.4 km

Gerben Karstens (Hol)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 11 Barcelona-Andorra, 241 km

Mariano Diaz (Spa)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 12 Andorra-Lerida, 158 km

Henk Nijdam (Hol)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 13 Lerida-Zaragoza, 182 km

Angel Ibanez (Spa)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 14 Zaragoza-Pamplona, 193 km

Jos Van der Vleuten (Hol)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 15a Pamplona-Logrono, 92 km

Rolf Wolfshohl (Ger)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 15b Laguardia-Vitoria, 44 km ITT

Raymond Poulidor (Fra)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 16 Vitoria-San Sebastian, 139 km

Tom Simpson (GBr)

Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra)

Stage 17 Villabona-Zarauz, 28 km ITT

Gerben Karstens (Hol)

Jan Janssen (Hol)

Stage 18 Zarauz-Bilbao, 175 km

Gerben Karstens (Hol)

Jan Janssen (Hol)

 

BEST CLIMBER PRIZE

Mariano Diaz (Spa)
 

POINT'S COMPETITION

Jan Janssen (Hol)


VaE April 27 - May 14, 1967
2,945.5 km

1. Jan JANSSEN (Hol) 76h38'04"

2. Jean-Pierre Ducasse (Fra) +1'43"

3. Aurelio Gonzalez (Spa) +1'45"

Starters: 110
Finishers: 73
Average Speed: 38.723 km/h


 

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