Signed 2001 Vuelta a España Metas Volantes Jersey
An authentic Signed Metas Volantes Jersey from the 2001 Vuelta a España, Stage 18
Cesar Garcia Calvo holds the esteemed honor of being the last winner of the Metas Volantes Jersey at the Vuelta España. This secondary classification was used at the Vuelta from 1961 to 2001. Calvo, who spent most of his career on the Relax-Fuenlabrada Team, raced as a professional from 1999 to 2003 and was known for his combative racing style.
Inspired by the success of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, and the boost to the circulation of the sponsoring newspapers, Juan Pujol of the daily Informaciones paper worked with cyclist Celemte López Doringa to start a Grand Tour of Spain in 1935 to increase the circulation of his paper. The first edition of the Vuelta covered 3,431 km over 14 stages. The race was originally held in the spring but in 1995 was moved to September.
While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same with the appearance of at least two-time trials, the passage through the mountain chain of the Pyrenees, and the finish in the Spanish capital Madrid. The modern editions of the Vuelta a España consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period that includes 2 rest days.
Chest: 35 inches / 89 cm (17.5 inches / 44.5 cm, measured armpit to armpit)
Length: 23 inches (58.5 cm)
Made in Spain, 100% P.ES.
This is a one of a kind item, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.
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