Historic Overview Bernardo Ruiz Navarrete
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Bernardo Ruiz Navarrete (born January 8, 1925 in Orihuela) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer who won the overall and climbers competition at the 1948 Vuelta a España.
Ruiz had to race with heavy equipment because Spain was going through a depression. During World War II Spain got ahead in athletics because they were not heavily involved in the war.