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  Bernardo Ruiz    

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Bernardo Ruiz was born on January 8, 1925.

The Spanish rider stood on the podium of a Grand Tour event four times, including a victory in one event.

Ruiz was 3rd in the 1952 Tour de France behind Fausto Coppi of Italy and Stan Ockers of Belgium.

Ruiz won the 1948 Vuelta a Espana in front of Emilio Rodriguez of Spain and Bernardo Capo of Spain.

Ruiz also won the Mountains Jersey in the 1948 Vuelta a Espana that year as well.

In addition, Ruiz was 3rd in the 1957 Vuelta a Espana behind Jesus Lorono of Spain and Federico Bahamontes of Spain.

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