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.