53rd Vuelta a Espana 1998

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

Olano Ends Spanish Vuelta Drought

 

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Cordoba-Cordoba, 161.7 km

Markus Zberg (Sui)

Markus Zberg (Sui)

Stage 2 Cordoba-Cadiz, 234.6 km

Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned)

Markus Zberg (Sui)

Stage 3 Cadiz-Estepona, 192.6 km

Jaan Kirsipuu (Lat)

Laurent Jalabert (Fra)

Stage 4 Malaga-Granada, 173.5 km

Fabrizio Guidi (Ita)

Fabrizio Guidi (Ita)

Stage 5 Olula del Rio-Murcia, 165.5 km

Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned)

Fabrizio Guidi (Ita)

Stage 6 Murcia-Xorret de Cat, 201.5 km

Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa)

Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 7 Alicante-Valencia, 185 km

Giovanni Lombardi (Ita)

Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 8 Palma de Mallorca Circuit, 181 km

Fabrizio Guidi (Ita)

Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 9 Alcudia-Alcudia, 39.5 km ITT

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 10 Vic-Andorra Estacio de Pal, 199.3 km

Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 11 Andorra-Cerler, 186 km

Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 12 Benasque-Jaca, 187 km

Gianni Bugno (Ita)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 13 Sabinanigo-Sabinanigo, 208.5 km

Andrei Zintchenko (Rus)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 14 Biesca-Zaragoza, 145.5 km

Marcel Wust (Ger)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 15 Zaragoza-Soria, 178.7 km

Andrei Zintchenko (Rus)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 16 Soria-Laguna Negra de Nelia, 143.7 km

Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 17 Burgos-Leon, 188.5 km

Marcel Wust (Ger)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 18 Leon-Salamanca, 223 km

Fabrizio Guidi (Ita)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 19 Avila-Segovia, 170.4 km

Roberto Heras (Spa)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 20 Segovia-Alto de Navacerrada, 206 km

Andrei Zintchenko (Rus)

Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa)

Stage 21 Fuenlabrada-Fuenlabrada, 39 km ITT

Alex Zulle (Sui)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

Stage 22 Madrid-Madrid, 163 km

Markus Zberg (Sui)

Abraham Olano (Spa)

BEST CLIMBER PRIZE
Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa)
POINT'S COMPETITION
Fabrizio Guidi (Ita)


VaE September 7 - September 29, 1998
3,774.0 km

1. Abraham OLANO (Spa) 93h44'08"

2. Fernando Escartin (Spa) +1'23"

3. Jose-Maria Jimenez (Spa) +2'12"

Starters: 198
Finishers: 108
Average Speed: 40.262 km/h

VaE 1997

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