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PREVIEW: Tour de France

Today starts the second Grand Tour of the season, the Tour de France. Hereby a little statistical preview.

Most wins
7 | Lance Armstrong | USA | 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
5 | Jacques Anquetil | FRA | 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
5 | Eddy Merckx | BEL | 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974
5 | Bernard Hinault | FRA | 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985
5 | Miguel Indurain Larraya | SPA | 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
4 | Chris Froome | GBR | 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
3 | Philippe Thys | BEL | 1913, 1914, 1920
3 | Louison Bobet | FRA | 1953, 1954, 1955
3 | Greg Lemond | USA | 1986, 1989, 1990

Most podiums
8 | Lance Armstrong | USA
8 | Raymond Poulidor | FRA
7 | Bernard Hinault | FRA
7 | Joop Zoetemelk | NED
6 | Jacques Anquetil | FRA
6 | Gustave Garrigou | FRA
6 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
6 | Jan Ullrich | GER
5 | Chris Froome | GBR
5 | Miguel Indurain Larraya | SPA
5 | Greg Lemond | USA
5 | Lucien Van Impe | BEL

Most stage wins
34 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
30 | Mark Cavendish | GBR
28 | Bernard Hinault |FRA
25 | André Leducq | FRA
22 | André Darrigade | FRA
21 | Lance Armstrong | USA
20 | Nicolas Frantz | LUX
19 | François Faber | LUX
17 | Jean Alavoine | FRA
16 | Jacques Anquetil | FRA
16 | René Le Grevès | FRA
16 | Charles Pélissier | FRA

Most mountain classifications
7 | Richard Virenque | FRA | 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2004
6 | Federico Bahamontes Martin | SPA | 1954, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964
6 | Lucien Van Impe | BEL | 1971, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1983
3 | Julio Jimenez Munoz | SPA | 1965, 1966, 1967

Most points classifications
6 | Erik Zabel | GER | 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
5 | Peter Sagan | SVK | 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
4 | Sean Kelly | IRL | 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989
3 | Dzamolidine Abduzhaparov | UZB | 1991, 1993, 1994
3 | Jan Janssen | NED | 1964, 1965, 1967
3 | Freddy Maertens | BEL | 1976, 1978, 1981
3 | Robbie McEwen | AUS | 2002, 2004, 2006
3 | Eddy Merckx | BEL | 1969, 1971, 1972

Most finishes
16 | George Hincapie | USA
16 | Joop Zoetemelk | NED
15 | Thomas Voeckler | FRA
15 | Sylvain Chavanel | FRA
15 | Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre | SPA
15 | Stuart O’Grady | AUS
15 | Viatcheslav Ekimov | RUS
15 | Lucien Van Impe | BEL
14 | Jens Voigt | DUI

Most participated
17 | George Hincapie | USA
17 | Stuart O’Grady | AUS
17 | Jens Voigt | GER
17 | Sylvain Chavanel | FRA
16 | Joop Zoetemelk | NED
16 | Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre | SPA
15 | Lucien Van Impe | BEL
15 | Viatcheslav Ekimov | RUS
15 | Guy Nulens | BEL
15 | Christophe Moreau | FRA
15 | Thomas Voeckler | FRA

Posted in Cycling Road Tour de France

Tour de France start list in stats

Tomorrow the 105th Tour de France departs. Hereby we’ve looked at the start list and made some stats about it. There are four riders who can complete their set of stage wins in Grand Tours: John Degenkolb, Mikel Nieve Iturralde, Mikel Landa Meana and Rein Taaramäe.

Youngest riders in Tour 2018
21-175 | Egan Arley Bernal Gomez | COL | Team Sky
21-270 | David Gaudu | FRA | Groupama – FDJ
22-073 | Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda | COL | Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
23-006 | Elie Gesbert | FRA | Team Fortuneo – Samsic
23-249 | Fabien Grellier | FRA | Direct Energie
23-309 | Oliviero Troia | ITA | UAE-Team Emirates
23-322 | Fernando Gaviria Rendon | COL | Quick-Step Floors
23-331 | Soren Kragh Andersen | DEN | Team Sunweb
24-052 | Anthony Turgis | FRA | Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
24-069 | Antwan Tolhoek | NED | Team LottoNL-Jumbo

Oldest riders in Tour 2018
40-173 | Franco Pellizotti | ITA | Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team
40-078 | Mathew Hayman | AUS | Mitchelton-Scott
39-007 | Sylvain Chavanel | FRA | Direct Energie
38-073 | Alejandro Valverde Belmonte | SPA | Movistar Team
38-052 | Simon Gerrans | AUS | BMC Racing Team
37-286 | Daniele Bennati | ITA | Movistar Team
37-236 | Laurens ten Dam | NED | Team Sunweb
36-155 | Amael Moinard | FRA | Team Fortuneo – Samsic
36-149 | Rory Sutherland | AUS | UAE-Team Emirates
36-068 | Marcel Sieberg | DUI | Lotto Soudal

Most previous Grand Tours
# | Rider | Nat | Giro | Tour | Vuelta
23 | Daniele Bennati | ITA | 6 | 7 | 10
22 | Sylvain Chavanel | FRA | 1 | 17 | 4
22 | Alejandro Valverde Belmonte | SPA | 1 | 10 | 11
20 | Philippe Gilbert | BEL | 4 | 8 | 8
19 | Imanol Erviti Ollo | SPA | 1 | 8 | 10
18 | Vincenzo Nibali | ITA | 7 | 6 | 5
18 | Luis Leon Sanchez Gil | SPA | 2 | 7 | 9
18 | Mark Cavendish | GBR | 5 | 11 | 2
18 | Simon Gerrans | AUS | 2 | 11 | 5
17 | Franco Pellizotti | ITA | 11 | 3 | 3