La Vuelta: The closest ever finish in a cycling Grand Tour – CNN International

Updated 1036 GMT (1836 HKT) September 8, 2017

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(CNN)After 3,593 kilometers of racing, just six seconds separated first and second place — no wonder the 1984 La Vuelta, the grand tour of Spain, has gone down in cycling folklore.

Eric Caritoux (front and center) won the only Grand Tour of his career at the 1984 Vuelta a Espana.Eric Caritoux (front and center) won the only Grand Tour of his career at the 1984 Vuelta a Espana.
      Britain's Chris Froome in action during this year's Vuelta. Britain's Chris Froome in action during this year's Vuelta.

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