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José Viejo

Full name: José Luis Viejo Gómez
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: January 21, 1949 in Azuqueca de Henares, Guadalajara, Spain
Died: November 16, 2014 in Azuqueca de Henares, Guadalajara, Spain
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Cycling

Biography

José Viejo will always be known for the 11th stage of the 1976 Tour de France, which ended in Manosque. Viejo went off the front with 160 km to go and was never caught, winning the stage by 22:50, the largest winning margin in any Tour de France ever (through 2014). Viejo won a bronze medal in the 1971 World Amateur Road Race Championships, and won the 1972 Tour of Poland as an amateur. He turned professional in 1973 and quickly won a stage at the Volta a Portugal. He later had stage wins at the Ruta del Sol, Vuelta a Andalucía, Vuelta a Asturias and Vuelta al País Vasco, retiring from the peleton in 1982. During his career Viejo raced for La Casera, Super Ser, Kas, Teka, and Zor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Spain ESP 37
1972 Summer 23 München Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial Spain ESP 12

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1972 Summer 23 München Cycling Spain Final Standings 37 at 2:32.0

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 23 München Cycling Spain ESP Final Standings 12 2-15:37.7
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