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
Sierraponda, Spain
DiedNovember 10, 1986(1986-11-10) (aged 81)
Team information
Rider typeClimber specialist
Major wins
First winner of King of the Mountains (1933)
Infobox last updated on
31 August 2007

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]

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  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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