Vicente Trueba

Vicente Trueba
Personal information
Full name Vicente Trueba Pérez
Nickname The Flea of Torrelavega
Born (1905-10-16)October 16, 1905
Sierraponda, Spain
Died November 10, 1986(1986-11-10) (aged 81)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Cyclist
Rider type Climber 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 road racing cyclist. He is most famous for being the first winner of King of the Mountains for winning the overall classification in the Mountains classification of Tour de France. He also finished sixth overall of Tour de France.

1933 Tour de France

In 1933, the King of the Mountains classification was first calculated. The winner was Vicente Trueba, who reached the tops of most mountains first. However, Trueba was a very bad descender, so he never gained anything from reaching the tops first. The Tour de France director, Henri Desgrange, decided that cyclists should receive a bonus for reaching the tops first.

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