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Yellow jersey statisticsDescription : Since the first Tour de France in 1903, there have been 2,100 stages, up to and including the 2016 Tour de France. Since 1919, the race leader following each stage has been awarded the yellow jersey (French: Maillot jaune).Although the leader of the classification after a stage gets a yellow jersey, he is not considered the winner of the yellow jersey, only the wearer. Only after the final stage, the wearer of the yellow jersey is considered the winner of the yellow jersey, and thereby the wi... Page:y1

The 2004 version of the yellow jersey.

Since the first Tour de France in 1903, there have been 2,100 stages, up to and including the 2016 Tour de France. Since 1919, the race leader following each stage has been awarded the yellow jersey (French: Maillot jaune).

Although the leader of the classification after a stage gets a yellow jersey, he is not considered the winner of the yellow jersey, only the wearer. Only after the final stage, the wearer of the yellow jersey is considered the winner of the yellow jersey, and thereby the winner of the Tour de France.

In this article first-place-classifications before 1919 are also counted as if a yellow jersey was awarded. There have been more yellow jerseys given than there were stages: In 1914, 1929, and 1931, there were multiple cyclists with the same leading time, and the 1988 Tour de France had a "prelude", an extra stage for a select group of cyclists. As of 2016, 2,103 yellow jerseys have been awarded in the Tour de France to 283 different riders.

Individual records

In addition to winning the general classification five times, Eddy Merckx has ridden the most days wearing the yellow jersey

Key:

Cyclists who are still active
Cyclists who won the Tour de France

In previous tours, sometimes a stage was broken in two (or three). On such occasions, only the cyclist leading at the end of the day is counted. The "Jerseys" column lists the number of days that the cyclist wore the yellow jersey; the "Tour wins" column gives the number of days that the cyclist won the yellow jersey. The next four columns indicate the number of times the rider won the points classification, the King of the Mountains classification, and the young rider competition, and the years in which the yellow jersey was worn, with bold years indicating an overall Tour win. For example: Eddy Merckx has spent 96 days in the yellow jersey, won the general classification five times, won the points classification three times, won the mountains classification two times, and never won the young rider classification. He wore the yellow jersey in the Tours of 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974 (which he all won) and 1975 (which he did not win).

Three cyclists (Jean Robic in 1947, Charly Gaul in 1958 and Jan Janssen in 1968) have won the Tour de France with only two yellow jerseys in their career.

Fabian Cancellara is, as of 2015 with twenty nine days in yellow, the rider with the most yellow jerseys ever for someone who has not won the Tour. The four active Tour de France winners Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, Bradley Wiggins, and Alberto Contador rank 5th, 21st, 34th, and 53rd with forty-four, nineteen, fourteen and eleven days in yellow respectively.

Until the results of Lance Armstrong were annulled for cheating late 2012, he was ranked second in this list, leading the Tour for 83 stages from 1999 to 2005.

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RankNameCountryYellow
Jerseys
Tour Wins
Jersey yellow.svg
Points
Jersey green.svg
KoM
Jersey polkadot.svg
Young rider
Jersey white.svg
Years
1Eddy Merckx Belgium9653201969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975
2Bernard Hinault France7551101978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986
3Miguel Indurain Spain6050001991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
4Jacques Anquetil France5050001957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
5Chris Froome United Kingdom4430102013, 2015, 2016
6Antonin Magne France3820001931, 1934
= 7Nicolas Frantz Luxembourg3720001927, 1928, 1929
= 7Philippe Thys Belgium3730001913, 1914, 1920
9André Leducq France3520001929, 1930, 1932, 1938
= 10Louison Bobet France3430101948, 1953, 1954, 1955
= 10Ottavio Bottecchia Italy3420001923, 1924, 1925
12Fabian Cancellara  Switzerland2900002004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015
= 13Sylvère Maes Belgium2620101936, 1937, 1939
= 13René Vietto France2600101939, 1947
15François Faber Luxembourg2510001909, 1910, 1911
= 16Laurent Fignon France2220011983, 1984, 1989
= 16Greg LeMond United States2230011986, 1989, 1990, 1991
= 16Joop Zoetemelk Netherlands2210001971, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1980
19Romain Maes Belgium2110001935
= 20Gino Bartali Italy2020201937, 1938, 1948, 1949
= 20Thomas Voeckler France2000102004, 2011
= 21Fausto Coppi Italy1920201949, 1952
= 21Vincenzo Nibali Italy1910002014
= 22Felice Gimondi Italy1810001965
= 22Jan Ullrich Germany1810031997, 1998
= 24Rudi Altig Germany1701001962, 1964, 1966, 1969
= 24Luis Ocaña Spain1710001971, 1973
= 24Lucien Petit-Breton France1720001907, 1908
= 24Roger Pingeon France1710001967
= 28André Darrigade France1602001956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962
= 28Odile Defraye Belgium1610001912, 1913
= 28Maurice De Waele Belgium1610001929
= 28Bernard Thévenet France1620001975, 1977
= 32Pedro Delgado Spain1510001987, 1988
= 32Dietrich Thurau Germany1500011977
= 35Maurice Archambaud France1400001933, 1936
= 35Steve Bauer Canada1400001988, 1990
= 35Gastone Nencini Italy1410101960
= 35Bjarne Riis Denmark1410001995, 1996
= 35Léon Scieur Belgium1410001921
= 35Bradley Wiggins United Kingdom1410002012
= 41Eugène Christophe France1300001919, 1922
= 41Gustave Garrigou France1310001911
= 41René Pottier France1310001905, 1906
= 41Andy Schleck Luxembourg1310032010, 2011
= 41Georges Speicher France1310001933, 1934
= 46Vincent Barteau France1200001984
= 46Joseph Bruyère Belgium1200001974, 1978
= 46Lucien Van Impe Belgium1210601976
= 46Ferdinand Kübler  Switzerland1211001947, 1950
= 46Antonin Rolland France1200001955
= 46Louis Trousselier France1210001905, 1907
= 46Wout Wagtmans Netherlands1200001954, 1955, 1956
= 53Alberto Contador Spain1120012007, 2009
= 53Gilbert Desmet Belgium1100001956, 1963
= 53Hugo Koblet  Switzerland1110001951
= 53Georges Vandenberghe Belgium1100001968
= 57Kim Andersen Denmark1000001983, 1985
= 57Thor Hushovd Norway1002002004, 2006, 2011
= 57Pascal Lino France1000001992
= 60Phil Anderson Australia900011981, 1982
= 60Georges Groussard France900001964
= 60Freddy Maertens Belgium902001976
= 60Fiorenzo Magni Italy900001949, 1950, 1952
= 60Stuart O'Grady Australia900001998, 2001
= 60Henri Pélissier France910001919, 1923
= 60Michael Rasmussen Denmark900202007
= 67Lucien Buysse Belgium810001926
= 67Claudio Chiappucci Italy800201990
= 67Cadel Evans Australia810002008, 2010, 2011
= 67Emile Georget France800001906, 1907
= 67Gerrie Knetemann Netherlands800001978, 1979, 1980, 1981
= 67Rinaldo Nocentini Italy800002009
= 67Rudy Pevenage Belgium801001980
= 67Roger Walkowiak France810001956
= 75Jan Adriaensens Belgium700001956, 1960
= 75Federico Bahamontes Spain710601959, 1963
= 75Bernard Gauthier France700001950
= 75Igor González de Galdeano Spain700002002
= 75Learco Guerra Italy700001930
= 75Erich Maechler  Switzerland700001987
= 75Thierry Marie France700001986, 1990, 1991
= 75Charly Mottet France700001987
= 75Marco Pantani Italy710021998
= 75Óscar Pereiro Spain710002006
= 75Jef Planckaert Belgium700001962
= 75Pascal Simon France700001983
= 75Gustaaf van Slembrouck Belgium700001926
= 88Lucien Aimar France610001966
= 88Chris Boardman United Kingdom600001994, 1997, 1998
= 88Robert Cazala France600001959
= 88Mario Cipollini Italy600001993, 1997
= 88Vito Favero Italy600001958
= 88Maurice Garin France610001903
= 88Cyrille Guimard France600001972
= 88Kim Kirchen Luxembourg600002008
= 88Jaan Kirsipuu Estonia600001999
= 88Roger Lévêque France600001951
= 88Jean Majerus Luxembourg600001937, 1938
= 88Jacques Marinelli France600001949
= 88Francesco Moser Italy600011975
= 88Fritz Schaer  Switzerland601001953
= 88Herman Van Springel Belgium601001968, 1973
= 88Félicien Vervaecke Belgium600201938
= 104Jean Alavoine France500001922
= 104Adelin Benoit Belgium500001925
= 104Firmin Lambot Belgium520001919, 1922
= 104Jean Malléjac France500001953
= 104Johan Museeuw Belgium500001993, 1994
= 104Jørgen V. Pedersen Denmark500001986
= 104Francis Pélissier France500001927
= 104Carlos Sastre Spain510002008
= 104Bernard Van de Kerkhove Belgium500001964, 1965
= 104Eric Vanderaerden Belgium501001983, 1985
= 104Cédric Vasseur France500001997
= 115Gilbert Bauvin France400001951, 1954, 1958
= 115Tom Boonen Belgium401002006
= 115José Catieau France400001973
= 115Alberto Elli Italy400002000
= 115Wim van Est Netherlands400001951, 1955, 1958
= 115Raphaël Géminiani France400101958
= 115Roger Hassenforder France400001953
= 115Jos Hoevenaers Belgium400001958, 1959
= 115Robert Jacquinot France400001922, 1923
= 115Laurent Jalabert France402201995, 2000
= 115Karl-Heinz Kunde Germany400001966
= 115Roger Lapébie France410001937
= 115Nello Lauredi France400001952
= 115Hector Martin Belgium400001927
= 115Raffaele di Paco Italy400001931
= 115Eddy Pauwels Belgium400001959, 1963
= 115Jean Rossius Belgium400001914
= 115Acácio da Silva Portugal400001989
= 115Rolf Sørensen Denmark400001991
= 115Gerrit Voorting Netherlands400001956, 1958
= 115Italo Zilioli Italy400001970
= 115Alex Zülle  Switzerland400001992, 1996
= 115Erich Bautz Germany300001937
= 138Henri Cornet France310001904
Bim Diederich Luxembourg300001951
= 138Aimé Dossche Belgium300001929
= 138Seamus Elliott Ireland300001963
= 138Jean Goldschmit Luxembourg300001950
= 138Stéphane Heulot France300001996
= 138Serhiy Honchar Ukraine300002006
= 138Roger Lambrecht Belgium300001948, 1949
= 138Floyd Landis United States300002006
= 138Octave Lapize France310001910
= 138Bradley McGee Australia300002003
= 138David Millar United Kingdom300002000
= 138Wilfried Nelissen Belgium300001993
= 138Jelle Nijdam Netherlands300001987, 1988
= 138Charles Pélissier France300001930, 1931
= 138Víctor Hugo Peña Colombia300002003
= 138René Privat France300001957
= 138Jan Raas Netherlands300001978
= 138Stephen Roche Ireland310001987
= 138Peter Sagan Slovakia305002016
= 138Willy Schroeders Belgium300001962
= 138François Simon France300002001
= 138Julien Stevens Belgium300001969
= 138Greg Van Avermaet Belgium300002016
= 138Michel Vermeulin France300001959
= 138Teun van Vliet Netherlands300001988
= 138David Zabriskie United States300002005
= 163Henry Anglade France200001960
= 163Jan Bakelants Belgium200002013
= 163Romain Bellenger France200001923
= 163Rubens Bertogliati  Switzerland200002002
= 163Eugeni Berzin Russia200001996
= 163Pierre Brambilla Italy200101947
= 163Jules Buysse Belgium200001926
= 163Marcel Buysse Belgium200001913
= 163Sylvain Chavanel France200002010
= 163Charles Crupelandt France200001910, 1912
= 163Raymond Delisle France200001976
= 163Laurent Desbiens France200001998
= 163Jacky Durand France200001995
= 163Victor Fontan France200001929
= 163Jean Fontenay France200001939
= 163Jean Forestier France201001957
= 163Charly Gaul Luxembourg210201958
= 163Martial Gayant France200001987
= 163Albertus Geldermans Netherlands200001962
= 163Simon Gerrans Australia200002013
= 163Ivan Gotti Italy200001995
= 163Charly Grosskost France200001968
= 163Jacques Hanegraaf Netherlands200001984
= 163Daryl Impey South Africa200002013
= 163Jan Janssen Netherlands213001966, 1968
= 163Gerben Karstens Netherlands200001974
= 163Marcel Kittel Germany200002013, 2014
= 163Georges Lemaire Belgium200001933
= 163Tony Martin Germany200002015
= 163Jules Masselis Belgium200001911, 1913
= 163Christophe Moreau France200002001
= 163Louis Mottiat Belgium200001920, 1921
= 163Georges Passerieu France200001908
= 163Ludo Peeters Belgium200001982, 1984
= 163Ronan Pensec France200001990
= 163Lech Piasecki Poland200001987
= 163Jean Robic France210001947, 1953
= 163Aldo Ronconi Italy200001947
= 163Fränk Schleck Luxembourg200002008
= 163Edward Sels Belgium200001964
= 163Rik van Steenbergen Belgium200001952
= 163Klaus-Peter Thaler Germany200001978
= 163Alejandro Valverde Spain200002008
= 163Flavio Vanzella Italy200001994
= 163Johan van der Velde Netherlands200011986
= 163Richard Virenque France200701992, 2003
= 163Jens Voigt Germany200002001, 2005
= 163Rolf Wolfshohl Germany200001968
= 163Erik Zabel Germany206001998, 2002
= 210Jean Aerts Belgium100001932
= 210Nicolas Barone France100001957
= 210François Beaugendre France100001904
= 210Jean-François Bernard France100001987
= 210Jean-René Bernaudeau France100011979
= 210Yvon Bertin France100001980
= 210Serafino Biagioni Italy100001951
= 210Guido Bontempi Italy100001988
= 210Vicenzo Borgarello Italy100001912
= 210Jacques Bossis France100001978
= 210Erik Breukink Netherlands100011989
= 210Johan Bruyneel Belgium100001995
= 210Max Bulla Austria100001931
= 210Norbert Callens Belgium100001949
= 210Léon Le Calvez France100001931
= 210Andrea Carrea Italy100001952
= 210Mark Cavendish United Kingdom101002016
= 210Rohan Dennis Australia100002015
= 210Cyril Dessel France100002006
= 210Ferdinand Le Drogo France100001927
= 210Marcel Dussault France100001949
= 210Paul Egli  Switzerland100001936
= 210Jan Engels Belgium100001948
= 210José María Errandonea Spain100001967
= 210Romain Feillu France100002008
= 210Amédée Fournier France100001939
= 210Michel Frédérick  Switzerland100001904
= 210Dominique Gaigne France100001986
= 210Tony Gallopin France100002014
= 210Jean-Louis Gauthier France100001983
= 210Jean-Pierre Genet France100001968
= 210Linus Gerdemann Germany100002007
= 210Philippe Gilbert Belgium100002011
= 210Joseph Groussard France100001960
= 210Bo Hamburger Denmark100001998
= 210Cyrille van Hauwaert Belgium100001909
= 210Alfred Haemerlinck Belgium100001931
= 210Hector Heusghem Belgium100001922
= 210George Hincapie United States100002006
= 210Sean Kelly Ireland104001983
= 210Marcel Kint Belgium100001937
= 210Jean-Claude Lebaube France100001966
= 210Luc Leblanc France100001991
= 210Désiré Letort France100001969
= 210Rik van Looy Belgium101001965
= 210Emile Lombard Belgium100001904
= 210Henk Lubberding Netherlands100011988
= 210François Mahé France100001953
= 210Robbie McEwen Australia103002004
= 210Arsène Mersch Luxembourg100001936
= 210Giovanni Micheletto Italy100001913
= 210Frederic Moncassin France100001996
= 210Jean-Patrick Nazon France100002003
= 210Willy van Neste Belgium100001967
= 210Willi Oberbeck Germany100001938
= 210Miguel Poblet Spain100001955
= 210Adri van der Poel Netherlands100001984
= 210Giancarlo Polidori Italy100001967
= 210Tommaso de Pra Italy100001966
= 210Gaston Rebry Belgium100001929
= 210Raymond Riotte France100001967
= 210Giovanni Rossi  Switzerland100001951
= 210Gregorio San Miguel Spain100001968
= 210Tom Simpson United Kingdom100001962
= 210Jozef Spruyt Belgium100001967
= 210Alex Stieda Canada100001986
= 210Kurt Stöpel Germany100001932
= 210Marc Wauters Belgium100002001
= 210Sean Yates United Kingdom100001994

Number of wearers per year

The largest number of different riders wearing the yellow jersey in any year is 8. The smallest is 1.

Number of wearersYears
11903, 1924, 1928, 1935, 1999
21905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1914, 1920, 1921, 1925, 1934, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1977, 2005, 2012
31907, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1919, 1926, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1954, 1965, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1985, 2000, 2002, 2009, 2014
41904, 1923, 1927, 1936, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1960, 1969, 1973, 1979, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2016
51913, 1922, 1938, 1947, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1980, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2011, 2013
61929, 1931, 1937, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1966, 1967, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1995, 2008
71949, 1951, 1962, 1968, 1978, 1986, 1998, 2006
81958, 1987

Notes

  1. ^ In 1929, Nicolas Frantz (LUX), André Leducq (FRA) and Victor Fontan (FRA) were all three declared leader after the 7th stage.
  2. ^ In 1914, Philippe Thys and Jean Rossius were both declared leader for 4 days.
  3. ^ In 1988, on 19 July, there were two stages. Other than the split stages that the Tour de France saw earlier, these two stages were counted as individual stages, so Pedro Delgado received two yellow jerseys on that day.
  4. ^ Before Alberto Contador's 2010 Tour de France victory and days in yellow were officially removed, he wore the yellow jersey for 6 days. After his disqualification, Andy Schleck's total increased with 6 extra days.
  5. ^ Before Floyd Landis' 2006 Tourde France victory and days in yellow were officially removed, he wore the yellow jersey for 5 days. After his disqualification, Óscar Pereiro's total increased with 2 extra days.
  6. ^ In 1931, Charles Pélissier (FRA) and Raffaele Di Paco (ITA) were both declared leader after the 5th stage.
  7. ^ Jan Raas won the prologue of the 1978 Tour de France. Because the weather changed dramatically during that prologue, the race was invalidated, and Raas was not awarded a yellow jersey. In cycling statistics lists, including the official database from the Tour de France organisation, the victory is awarded to Jan Raas, so this is also done in the list above.
  8. ^ In 1988, the Tour de France started with a prelude, a 1km time trial in which one cyclist from every team could compete. This prelude was won by Guido Bontempi, who wore the yellow jersey on the first real stage of the 1988 Tour.

Per country

The yellow jersey has been awarded to 23 different countries since 1903. In the table below, "Jerseys" indicates the number of yellow jerseys that were given to cyclists of each country. "Tour wins" stands for the number of tour wins by cyclists of that country, "Points" for the number of times the points classification was won by cyclist of that country, "KoM" for the number of times the mountains classification in the Tour de France was won by a cyclist of that country, and "Young rider" for the number of times the young rider classification was won by a cyclist of that country. The "Most recent" column shows the cyclist of the country that wore the yellow jersey most recently. The "Different holders" column gives the number of different cyclists of the country that wore the yellow jersey.

RankCountryYellow
Jerseys
Tour Wins
Jersey yellow.svg
Points
Jersey green.svg
KoM
Jersey polkadot.svg
Young rider
Jersey white.svg
Most recent cyclistMost recent dateDifferent holders
1 France709369207Tony Gallopin2014, stage 994
2 Belgium4261819110Greg Van Avermaet2016, stage 760
3 Italy208102125Vincenzo Nibali2014, stage 2128
4 Spain135121165Alberto Contador2009, stage 2112
5 Luxembourg965023Andy Schleck2011, stage 1910
6 Germany751804Tony Martin2015, stage 615
7  Switzerland742210Fabian Cancellara2015, stage 29
8 Netherlands722425Erik Breukink1989, prologue16
9 United Kingdom714121Chris Froome2016, stage 217
10 Denmark431020Michael Rasmussen2007, stage 166
11 Australia331401Rohan Dennis2015, stage 17
12 United States263003George Hincapie2006, stage 13
13 Canada150000Steve Bauer1990, stage 92
14 Norway100200Thor Hushovd2011, stage 81
15 Ireland71400Stephen Roche1987, stage 253
16 Estonia60000Jaan Kirsipuu1999, stage 71
17 Portugal40000Acácio da Silva1989, stage 41
= 18 Colombia30054Víctor Hugo Peña2003, stage 61
= 18 Slovakia30500Peter Sagan2016, stage 41
= 18 Ukraine30001Serhiy Honchar2006, stage 91
= 20 Poland20020Lech Piasecki1987, stage 21
= 20 Russia20002Eugeni Berzin1996, stage 81
= 20 South Africa20000Daryl Impey2013, stage 71
= 23 Austria10000Max Bulla1931, stage 21
= 24 Uzbekistan003000
= 24 Mexico000010

Yellow jersey retirees

Sixteen riders have quit the Tour while wearing the yellow jersey.

YearStageRiderReason
19276France Francis PélissierSickness
192910France Victor FontanBroken bicycle
193716Belgium Sylvère MaesCollective withdrawal of the Belgian team due to threat of French spectators
195011Italy Fiorenzo MagniCollective withdrawal of the two Italian teams due to threat of French spectators
195113Netherlands Wim Van EstAfter a fall in a ravine in Aubisque
19659Belgium Bernard Van De KerkhoveWithdrawal in the climb of Aubisque (sunstroke)
197114Spain Luis OcañaFall during a storm in Col de Mente
197816Belgium Michel PollentierExpelled for fraud attempt in doping test
198012France Bernard HinaultKnee pain
198317France Pascal SimonScapula fracture
19915Denmark Rolf SørensenClavicle fracture after fall in the last kilometer
19967France Stéphane HeulotKnee tendinitis
19982United Kingdom Chris BoardmanHead and neck injury after a severe crash
200716Denmark Michael RasmussenFired by his team due to lying about his whereabouts
20154Switzerland Fabian CancellaraBroken vertebrae in stage 3 crash
20157Germany Tony MartinBroken collarbone in stage 6 crash

Yellow jersey winners without winning any stage

Greg LeMond in the final stage of the 1990 Tour de France, wearing the yellow jersey despite not winning any stage in that year.

Usually the winner of the Tour de France also wins a stage, but that is not necessary. It is possible to be the winner of the Tour de France without winning a stage, because the Tour de France is decided by the total raced time. This has happened six times so far:

  1.  Firmin Lambot (BEL) 1922
  2.  Roger Walkowiak (FRA) 1956
  3.  Gastone Nencini (ITA) 1960
  4.  Lucien Aimar (FRA) 1966
  5.  Greg LeMond (USA) 1990
  6.  Óscar Pereiro (ESP) 2006

Of these six cyclists, Walkowiak is the only one never to win a Tour stage at all. (Firmin Lambot won stages in the 1913, 1914, 1919, 1920 and 1921 Tours), Gastone Nencini won stages in the 1956, 1957 and 1958 Tours, Aimar won a stage in the 1967 Tour, LeMond won stages in the 1985, 1986 and 1989 Tours, Pereiro won a stage in the 2005 Tour. Alberto Contador initially also belonged to this group, when he won the 2010 Tour de France; however he was later stripped of this title.

Number of Tour winners in a single race

Every Tour de France only has one winner. But a cyclist that has won the Tour de France previously can enter the race again, and a cyclist not winning the race can win the race in a later year. In almost every Tour de France, there were multiple 'former or future' Tour de France-winners in the race. Only seven times, the Tour started without any former Tour de France winner. This happened in 1903, 1927, 1947, 1956, 1966, 1999 and 2006. Only in 1903, apart from the cyclist that won the race, was there no other former or future Tour de France winner.

In 1914, a record of seven former Tour de France winners started that year's Tour:

  1.  Louis Trousselier (FRA) (1905 winner)
  2.  Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA) (1907 and 1908 winner)
  3.  François Faber (LUX) (1909 winner)
  4.  Octave Lapize (FRA) (1910 winner)
  5.  Gustave Garrigou (FRA) (1911 winner)
  6.  Odile Defraye (BEL) (1912 winner)
  7.  Philippe Thys (BEL) (1913 winner, who would also win the 1914 Tour de France)

In addition to these seven cyclists, four cyclists in that year's Tour would go on to win a Tour later:

  1.  Firmin Lambot (BEL) (1919 and 1922 winner)
  2.  Léon Scieur (BEL) (1921 winner)
  3.  Henri Pélissier (FRA) (1923 winner)
  4.  Lucien Buysse (BEL) (1926 winner)

Winning Tour de France on first occasion

Eleven cyclists won the final yellow jersey of the Tour de France (and therefore the overall classification) the first time they entered the competition.

  • 1903 –  Maurice Garin (FRA) in the first ever Tour de France
  • 1904 –  Henri Cornet (FRA)
  • 1905 –  Louis Trousselier (FRA)
  • 1947 –  Jean Robic (FRA), first Tour de France after World War II
  • 1949 –  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
  • 1951 –  Hugo Koblet (SUI)
  • 1957 –  Jacques Anquetil (FRA), first of 5 victories
  • 1965 –  Felice Gimondi (ITA)
  • 1969 –  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
  • 1978 –  Bernard Hinault (FRA), first of 5 victories
  • 1983 –  Laurent Fignon (FRA)

Finishing Tour de France career with victory

Five cyclists won the Tour de France the last time they entered the competition:

  • 1906 –  René Pottier (FRA), (died before next race)
  • 1937 –  Roger Lapébie (FRA)
  • 1939 –  Sylvère Maes (BEL), last race before World War II
  • 1952 –  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
  • 2012 –  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
  • Fausto Coppi is the only cyclist who won the Tour de France in both the first and the last Tour he entered.
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