During his sixteen years in terms of office, Puig progressively increased the budget of the regional federations to promote the work from the base. In his memory remained the place from which he had chaired the Valencian Federation, located in a pigeon loft where the meetings mixed with the movement of the birds and their owners. He promoted the creation of a national calendar of cycling events, which had to be organized by the federated clubs, and the formation of the first professional teams. He remained in office until 1984, a period in which the Spanish cycling experienced, by itself, a step forward.
His biggest challenge as the president of the Spanish Federation arrived in February 1979. The newspaper “El Correo Español-El Pueblo Vasco”, organizer of the Tour of Spain since 1955, announced his resignation to sponsor the Spanish race two months before the meeting. The Tour was in danger of disappearing. Puig took responsibility and directed the technical committee which had to save the race, where Ramon Mendiburu stood out, Spanish coach and confidant of the president.
In just over a month, Puig´s effort and his colleagues’ took shape in new sponsors and a hastily negotiated path thanks to the mediation of territorial federations. On March 31st, 1979 the so called Tour of the miracle was presented, which did not lack international figures such as Joop Zoetemelk, final winner. “He leaves and, above all, finishes successfully“, celebrated Puig, who acknowledged the support of the presidents of the federations: “They have been key.”
Puig involved the company Unipublic in the project of the Tour; Unipublic was a young advertising agency run by the brothers Enrique and Tito Franco. On the next two editions, the increase of the sponsors, thanks to television broadcasts, equilibrated the economic balances and consolidated the Spanish round, whose disappearance had avoided the intervention of Puig and his team. “My work is finished, it can walk alone“. Unipublic continues to organize the Tour of Spain today.