The tour de France is without doubt the most attractive bicycle race in the world. Each year during three weeks in July, the eyes at France. Although the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta Ciclista a España take so long that the great French brother, they are completely in shadow. The first Tour de France was held in 1903, followed by the Giro d’Italia in 1909, while the Vuelta Ciclista a España 1936 was born. The story while giving to Many records were set during the first century of the Tour de France. Some seem to find it difficult to break out in the coming years.Here is a list of the best discs.
Yellow Jersey register
For a long time it was the largest number of victories in the Tour de France which is shared by four people: Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. All four cyclists won the contest five times around. The American Lance Armstrong put his name after the Tour de France from 2003 to this list. He also equalled the record of Miguel Indurain five times to win the Tour de France in a row. Since his seventh victory since the 2005 Tour de France he also hold the record for the most victories in the hands in a row.
The record for the most number of days in the yellow jersey in all records, but is still stuck behind the name Eddy Merckx: 96 pieces. Lance Armstrong is a close second with 83 jumpers, followed by Bernard Hinault of 79 pieces.
Lance Armstrong has accomplished after their third place in the Tour de France 2009 or any other registry, to the largest number of podiums: 8 times in 12 units. Raymond Poulidor is a close second with eight podium finishes in 14 participations. Behind come Joop Zoetemelk and Jan Ullrich with seven podiums. The Dutch and the Germans won both the Tour de France. Joop Zoetemelk was six more times in the second, while Jan Ullrich finished second five times and third once. Both riders had “bad luck” that they came out in the era of Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Lance Armstrong.
Most different bearer of the yellow jersey in the Tour de France: 8.
- 1958: André Darrigade, Jos Hoevenaers, Wim van Est, Gilbert Paris, Gerrit Voorting, Raphael Geminiani, Vito Favero and winner Charly Gaul
- 1987: Jelle Nijdam, Lech Piasecki, Erich Maechler, Charly Mottet, Martial Gayant, Jean-François Bernard, Pedro Delgado and winner Stephen Roche.
The largest and smallest differences between the winners and the other on the podium:
- The major difference between the winner and the runner: 28.17 minutes.
- The slightest difference: 8 seconds.
- Smallest difference on stage: 2007 (Alberto Contador won 23 difference of Cadel Evans and 31 seconds ahead of Levi Leipheimer.
- Youngest winner: winner of the 1904 Henri Cornet, was 19 years, 11 months and 20 days.
- Oldest winner: Firmin Lambot in 1922, winner, was 36 years, 4 months and 9 days old.
- Oldest rider on the podium: Raymond Poulidor (France) was 40 years old and 3 months old when he finished third in the 1976 Tour de France. He is followed by Lance Armstrong, who was 37 years and 10 months old with his third place in the Tour de France 2009 Portuguese Joaquim Agostinho is third in this “imaginary list of oldies.” In the 1979 Tour de France he finished third.
The fastest Tour de France
The fastest Tour de France was held in 2005. Lance Armstrong won an average time of 41.654 km/h.
A record number of stage wins
Eddy Merckx has both the largest number of stage wins achieved as well as most stage wins in a single Tour de France. When it comes to the greatest number of stage victories, he is alone at the top 34. In comparison, Lance Armstrong scored in his 12th Tour Notes 26.
Twice managed to Eddy Merckx managed to win eight stages in one Tour, namely in 1970 and 1974. He won both the flat stages and riding in the mountains. He has to share this post with the Frenchman Charles Pelissier and his countryman Freddy Maertens, who succeeded in 1976. Freddy Maertens was a sprint phenomenon. He scored three times on the Tour de France and it made every time the Green sweater to take home. He also has 15 stage wins. In 1976 it was Freddy Maertens, moreover, eighth in the final standings, at 16.09 minutes winner Lucien van Impe. Another notable record of Freddy Maertens, his overall victory in the Vuelta Ciclista a España in 1977. He carried it from the first to the last day, Jersey and won thirteen of the nineteen steps.
Second phase records:
- Fastest Time Trial: prologue of the 2005 Tour de France on July 2. American David Zabriskie was two seconds faster than Lance Armstrong and finished the 19 km time trial with an average speed of 54.676 km/h; Thus he broke 16-year-old record of Greg LeMond as an average speed of 54.545 km/t clocked in the final time trial of 24.5 kilometers in the 1989 Tour de France. For the trial, he was second in the overall standings, 17 seconds of Laurent Fignon. But his 58 seconds faster time trial, he was still a winner.
- Fastest average stage: 7 Jul 1999 from Laval to Blois at 50.355 km/h from Mario Cipollini.
- A record number of mountain stage victories in a row: 4. In the 2004 Tour de France, Lance Armstrong won the 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th stage. In the same round won his team, U.s. Postal Service, including the team time trial, and the Americans themselves, the individual time trial.
- Longest solo flight results in step victory: in the 14th stage of the Tour de France in 1947 by Albert BOURLON won after a solo of 253 kilometres.
- Biggest game of the stage victory: in the 11th stage of the 1976 Tour de France winner, had the Spanish Jose Luis Viejo a lead of 22.5 minutes at number two.
- Most balls jerseys 7. Richard Virenque won this jersey between 1994 and 1997, 1998 and 2003-2004.
- Most of the green tops 6. Erik Zabel won six times in a row in 1996-2001.
- Most participations: Joop Zoetemelk rode between 1970 and 1986, as many as 16. In 1974, only he does not appear at startup, since the provisional Grand Prix du Midi Libre tung had come the fall.
- Not so much a record, but the first doping test was carried out in the 1964 Tour de France “Eternal War” Raymond Poulidor. His cooperation, he was of other drivers are not appreciated. In later interviews, he stated that he had lost with many Photographer: “. After that, they did me no favors in the squad “Probably that strengthens his nickname.
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