World Championship

Palmares

YearFirstSecondThird
1927Alfredo Binda (ITA)Costante Girardengo (ITA)Domenico Piemontesi (ITA)
1928Georges Ronsse (BEL)Herbert Nebe (GER)Bruno Wolke (GER)
1929Georges Ronsse (BEL)Nicolas Frantz (LUX)Alfredo Binda (ITA)
1930Alfredo Binda (ITA)Learco Guerra (ITA)Georges Ronsse (BEL)
1931Learco Guerra (ITA)Ferdinand Le Drogo (FRA)Albert Buchi (SUI)
1932Alfredo Binda (ITA)Remo Bertoni (ITA)Nicolas Frantz (LUX)
1933Georges Speicher (FRA)Antonin Magne (FRA)Marinus Valentijn (NED)
1934Karel Kaers (BEL)Learco Guerra (ITA)Gustave Danneels (BEL)
1935Jean Aerts (BEL)Luciano Montero (SPA)Gustave Danneels (BEL)
1936Antonin Magne (FRA)Aldo Bini (ITA)Theo Middelkamp (NED)
1937Eloi Meulenberg (BEL)Emil Kijewski (GER)Paul Egli (SUI)
1938Marcel Kint (BEL)Paul Egli (SUI)Leo Amberg (SUI)
1946Hans Knecht (SUI)Marcel Kint (BEL)Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)
1947Theo Middelkamp (NED)Albert Sercu (BEL)Jefke Janssen (NED)
1948Briek Schotte (BEL)Apo Lazarides (FRA)Lucien Teisseire (FRA)
1949Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)Ferdi Kübler (SUI)Fausto Coppi (ITA)
1950Briek Schotte (BEL)Theo Middelkamp (NED)Ferdi Kübler (SUI)
1951Ferdi Kübler (SUI)Fiorenzo Magni (ITA)Antonio Bevilacqua (ITA)
1952Heinz Müller (GER)Gottfried Weilenmann (SUI)Ludwig Hörmann (GER)
1953Fausto Coppi (ITA)Germain Derijcke (BEL)Stan Ockers (BEL)
1954Louison Bobet (FRA)Fritz Schär (SUI)Charly Gaul (LUX)
1955Stan Ockers (BEL)Jean-Pierre Schmitz (LUX)Germain Derijcke (BEL)
1956Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)Rik Van Looy (BEL)Gerrit Schulte (NED)
1957Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL)Louison Bobet (FRA)André Darrigade (FRA)
1958Ercole Baldini (ITA)Louison Bobet (FRA)André Darrigade (FRA)
1959André Darrigade (FRA)Michele Gismondi (ITA)Noël Fore (BEL)
1960Rik Van Looy (BEL)André Darrigade (FRA)Pino Cerami (BEL)
1961Rik Van Looy (BEL)Nino Defilippis (ITA)Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
1962Jean Stablinski (FRA)Seamus Elliott (IRL)Jos Hoevenaers (BEL)
1963Benoni Beheyt (BEL)Rik Van Looy (BEL)Jo de Haan (NED)
1964Jan Janssen (NED)Vittorio Adorni (ITA)Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
1965Tom Simpson (GBR)Rudi Altig (GER)Roger Swerts (BEL)
1966Rudi Altig (GER)Jacques Anquetil (FRA)Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
1967Eddy Merckx (BEL)Jan Janssen (NED)Ramon Saez (SPA)
1968Vittorio Adorni (ITA)Herman Van Springel (BEL)Michele Dancelli (ITA)
1969Harm Ottenbros (NED)Julien Stevens (BEL)Michele Dancelli (ITA)
1970Jean-Pierre Monsere (BEL)Leif Mortensen (DEN)Felice Gimondi (ITA)
1971Eddy Merckx (BEL)Felice Gimondi (ITA)Cyrille Guimard (FRA)
1972Marino Basso (ITA)Franco Bitossi (ITA)Cyrille Guimard (FRA)
1973Felice Gimondi (ITA)Freddy Maertens (BEL)Luis Ocaña (SPA)
1974Eddy Merckx (BEL)Raymond Poulidor (FRA)Mariano Martinez (FRA)
1975Hennie Kuiper (NED)Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL)Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA)
1976Freddy Maertens (BEL)Francesco Moser (ITA)Constantino Conti (ITA)
1977Francesco Moser (ITA)Dietrich Thurau (GER)Franco Bitossi (ITA)
1978Gerrie Knetemann (NED)Francesco Moser (ITA)Jorgen Marcussen (DEN)
1979Jan Raas (NED)Dietrich Thurau (GER)Jean-Rene Bernaudeau (FRA)
1980Bernard Hinault (FRA)Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)Juan Fernandez (SPA)
1981Freddy Maertens (BEL)Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)Bernard Hinault (FRA)
1982Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)Greg Lemond (USA)Sean Kelly (IRL)
1983Greg Lemond (USA)Adrie van der Poel (NED)Stephen Roche (IRL)
1984Claude Criquielion (BEL)Claudio Corti (ITA)Steve Bauer (CDN)
1985Joop Zoetemelk (NED)Greg Lemond (USA)Moreno Argentin (ITA)
1986Moreno Argentin (ITA)Charly Mottet (FRA)Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
1987Stephen Roche (IRL)Moreno Argentin (ITA)Juan Fernandez (SPA)
1988Maurizio Fondriest (ITA)Martial Gayant (FRA)Juan Fernandez (SPA)
1989Greg Lemond (USA)Dmitri Konychev (URS)Sean Kelly (IRL)
1990Rudy Dhaenens (BEL)Dirk De Wolf (BEL)Gianni Bugno (ITA)
1991Gianni Bugno (ITA)Steven Rooks (NED)Miguel Indurain (SPA)
1992Gianni Bugno (ITA)Laurent Jalabert (FRA)Dmitri Konychev (RUS)
1993Lance Armstrong (USA)Miguel Indurain (SPA)Olaf Ludwig (GER)
1994Luc Leblanc (FRA)Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)Richard Virenque (FRA)
1995Abraham Olano (SPA)Miguel Indurain (SPA)Marco Pantani (ITA)
1996Johan Museeuw (BEL)Mauro Gianetti (SUI)Michele Bartoli (ITA)
1997Laurent Brochard (FRA)Bo Hamburger (DEN)Leon van Bon (NED)
1998Oscar Camenzind (SUI)Peter Van Petegem (BEL)Michele Bartoli (ITA)
1999Oscar Freire (SPA)Markus Zberg (SUI)Jean-Cyril Robin (FRA)
2000Romans Vainsteins (LAT)Zbigniew Spruch (POL)Oscar Freire (SPA)
2001Oscar Freire (SPA)Paolo Bettini (ITA)Andrej Hauptman (SLO)
2002Mario Cipollini (ITA)Robbie McEwen (AUS)Erik Zabel (GER)
2003Igor Astarloa (SPA)Alejandro Valverde (SPA)Peter Van Petegem (BEL)
2004Oscar Freire (SPA)Erik Zabel (GER)Luca Paolini (ITA)
2005Tom Boonen (BEL)Alejandro Valverde (SPA)Anthony Geslin (FRA)
2006Paolo Bettini (ITA)Erik Zabel (GER)Alejandro Valverde (SPA)
2007Paolo Bettini (ITA)Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS)Stefan Schumacher (GER)
2008Alessandro Ballan (ITA)Damiano Cunego (ITA)Matti Breschel (DEN)
2009Cadel Evans (AUS)Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS)Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA)
2010Thor Hushovd (NOR)Matti Breschel (DEN)Allan Davis (AUS)
2011Mark Cavendish (GBR)Matthew Goss (AUS)Andre Greipel (GER)
2012Philippe Gilbert (BEL)Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)Alejandro Valverde (SPA)
2013Rui Costa (POR)Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA)Alejandro Valverde (SPA)
2014Michal Kwiatkowski (POL)Simon Gerrans (AUS)Alejandro Valverde (SPA)
2015Peter Sagan (SVK)Michael Matthews (AUS)Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU)
2016Peter Sagan (SVK)Mark Cavendish (GBR)Tom Boonen (BEL)
2017Peter Sagan (SVK)Alexander Kristoff (NOR)Michael Matthews (AUS)
2018Alejandro Valverde (SPA)Romain Bardet (FRA)Michael Woods (CDN)

Most victories

#RiderNatYears
3Alfredo BindaITA1927, 1930, 1932
3Oscar FreireSPA1999, 2001, 2004
3Rik Van SteenbergenBEL1949, 1956, 1957
3Peter SaganSVK2015, 2016, 2017
3Eddy MerckxBEL1967, 1971, 1974
2Greg LemondUSA1983, 1989
2Rik Van LooyBEL1960, 1961
2Paolo BettiniITA2006, 2007
2Freddy MaertensBEL1976, 1981
2Gianni BugnoITA1991, 1992
2Georges RonsseBEL1928, 1929
2Briek SchotteBEL1948, 1950

Most podiums

#RiderNatYears
7Alejandro ValverdeSPA2003(2), 2005(2), 2006(3), 2012(3), 2013(3), 2014(3), 2018(1)
4Alfredo BindaITA1927(1), 1929(1), 1930(1), 1932(1)
4Oscar FreireSPA1999(1), 2000(3), 2001(1), 2004(1)
4Rik van SteenbergenBEL1946(3), 1949(1), 1956(1), 1957(1)
4Greg LemondUSA1982(2), 1983(1), 1985(2), 1989(1)
4Rik Van LooyBEL1956(2), 1960(1), 1961(1), 1963(2)
4André DarrigadeFRA1957(3), 1958(3), 1959(1), 1960(2)
4Raymond PoulidorFRA1961(3), 1964(3), 1966(3), 1974(2)
3Peter SaganSVK2015(1), 2016(1), 2017(1)
3Eddy MerckxBEL1967(1), 1971(1), 1974(1)
3Paolo BettiniITA2001(2), 2006(1), 2007(1)
3Freddy MaertensBEL1973(2), 1976(1), 1981(1)
3Gianni BugnoITA1990(3), 1991(1), 1992(1)
3Georges RonsseBEL1928(1), 1929(1), 1930(3)
3Louison BobetFRA1954(1), 1957(2), 1958(2)
3Francesco MoserITA1976(2), 1977(1), 1978(2)
3Learco GuerraITA1930(2), 1931(1), 1934(2)
3Felice GimondiITA1970(3), 1971(2), 1973(1)
3Giuseppe SaronniITA1981(2), 1982(1), 1986(3)
3Moreno ArgentinITA1985(3), 1986(1), 1987(2)
3Theo MiddelkampNED1936(3), 1947(1), 1950(2)
3Ferdi KüblerSUI1949(2), 1950(3), 1951(1)
3Erik ZabelDUI2002(3), 2004(2), 2006(2)
3Miguel IndurainSPA1991(3), 1993(2), 1995(2)
3Juan FernandezSPA1980(3), 1987(3), 1988(3)

Most starts

#RiderNatFirstLast
18Raymond PoulidorFRA19601977
17Joop ZoetemelkNED19701987
17Hans JunkermannGER19551972
17Sean KellyIRL19771993
15Matthew HaymanAUS20012017
14Jacques AnquetilFRA19541969
14Mauro GianettiSUI19882002
14Philippe GilbertBEL20032017
14Francesco MoserITA19741987
14Rolf SörensenDEN19862001

Most finishes

#RiderNatFirstLast
17Raymond PoulidorFRA19601977
16Joop ZoetemelkNED19701987
13Oscar FreireSPA19982012
13Hans JunkermannGER19551971
13Sean KellyIRL19771993
13Gorazd StangeljSLO19982011
12Jacques AnquetilFRA19541969
12Claude CriquielionBEL19791991
12Philippe GilbertBEL20052017
12Karsten KroonNED20002012
12Alejandro ValverdeSPA20032018
12Greg Van AvermaetBEL20072018

Oldest winner

AgeYearRiderNat
38-2721985Joop ZoetemelkNED
38-1582018Alejandro ValverdeSPA
35-2061955Stan OckersBEL
35-2052002Mario CipolliniITA
33-3491953Fausto CoppiITA

Youngest winner

AgeYearRiderNat
21-3411970Jean-Pierre MonsereBEL
21-3451993Lance ArmstrongUSA
22-0691983Greg LemondUSA
22-0771967Eddy MerckxBEL
22-1651928Georges RonsseBEL