Vicente Trueba

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Vicente Trueba
Personal information
Full nameVicente Trueba Pérez
NicknameThe Flea of Torrelavega
Born(1905-10-16)October 16, 1905
Sierrapando, Spain
DiedNovember 10, 1986(1986-11-10) (aged 81)
Team information
Rider typeClimber specialist
Major wins
First winner of King of the Mountains (1933)

Vicente Trueba Pérez (October 16, 1905 in Sierrapando, Cantabria – November 10, 1986) was a Spanish professional cyclist. He is famous for being the first winner of the King of the Mountains in the Tour de France.[1] This is a competition for the best climber in the race. It was first held in 1933.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice, ed. John Nauright (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012), p. 454
  2. Bill McGann; Carol McGann, The Story of the Tour de France: 1965-2007 (Indianapolis, IN: Dog Ear Publishing, 2008), p. 89

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