Luis Ocaña

1945 - 1994

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Jesús Luis Ocaña Pernía (pronounced [xeˈsus ˈlwis oˈkaɲa peɾˈnia]; 9 June 1945 – 19 May 1994) was a Spanish road bicycle racer who won the 1973 Tour de France and the 1970 Vuelta a España. During the 1971 Tour de France he launched an amazing solo breakaway that put him into the Yellow Jersey and stunned the rest of the main field, including back to back Tour champion Eddy Merckx, but abandoned in the fourteenth stage after a crash in the descent of the Col de Menté. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis Ocaña has received more than 89,968 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Luis Ocaña is the 18th most popular cyclist (up from 25th in 2019), the 542nd most popular biography from Spain (down from 513th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Spanish Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Luis Ocaña ranks 18 out of 1,212Before him are Federico Bahamontes, Henri Cornet, Charly Gaul, Felice Gimondi, Philippe Thys, and Hugo Koblet. After him are Alfredo Binda, Lucien Petit-Breton, François Faber, Marco Pantani, Jan Janssen, and Louison Bobet.

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Among people born in 1945, Luis Ocaña ranks 102Before him are Elis Regina, Yuen Woo-ping, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, and Larry Tesler. After him are Henry Winkler, Rita Pavone, Peter Criss, Barbara Carrera, Bobby Solo, and Jaclyn Smith. Among people deceased in 1994, Luis Ocaña ranks 75Before him are Chung Il-kwon, Tengiz Abuladze, Cab Calloway, John Edward Williams, Clement Greenberg, and Jacques Ellul. After him are Lionel Stander, Walter Lantz, Johannes Steinhoff, Federica Montseny, Jérôme Lejeune, and Andrés Escobar.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Luis Ocaña ranks 542 out of 2,595Before him are Abd al-Rahman IV (1000), Maslama al-Majriti (950), Hisham III of Córdoba (975), Sebastián de Belalcázar (1480), Infanta Cristina of Spain (1965), and Luis Ramírez de Lucena (1475). After him are Xabi Alonso (1981), Javier Marías (1951), Diego, Prince of Asturias (1575), Bigas Luna (1946), Catalina de Erauso (1592), and José Villalonga Llorente (1919).

Among CYCLISTS In Spain

Among cyclists born in Spain, Luis Ocaña ranks 3Before him are Miguel Induráin (1964) and Federico Bahamontes (1928). After him are José Manuel Fuente (1945), Alberto Contador (1982), Julio Jiménez (1934), Vicente Trueba (1905), Pedro Delgado (1960), Alejandro Valverde (1980), Carlos Sastre (1975), Fernand Sanz (1881), and Emilio Rodríguez (1923).