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Antonio Suarez

Happy birthday to Antonio Suarez who was born on this day in 1932, and died on January 6, 1981.

The Spanish rider is best remembered for wining the 1959 Vuelta a Espana in front of Jose Segu of Spain and Rik Van Looy of Belgium. In addition, Suarez won the Mountains Jersey in the 1959 Vuelta a Espana as well.

He also won the Points Jersey in the 1961 Vuelta a Espana.

Additionally, Suarez was 3rd in the 1961 Giro d’Italia behind Arnaldo Pambianco of Italy and Jacques Anquetil of France.

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