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Tour de France: Facts and Figures

Posted: Monday June 30, 2003 12:01 PM

PARIS (Reuters) -- Facts and figures on the Tour de France:

2002 Tour results:
1. Lance Armstrong (U.S.) U.S. Postal 82 hrs five mins 12 secs
2. Joseba Beloki (Spain) ONCE 7:17 behind
3. Raimundas Rumsas (Lithuania) Lampre 8:17
4. Santiago Botero (Colombia) Kelme 13:10
5. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spain) ONCE 13:54
6. Jose Azevedo (Portugal) ONCE 15:44
7. Francisco Mancebo (Spain) Ibanesto.com 16:05
8. Levi Leipheimer (U.S.) Rabobank 17:11
9. Roberto Heras (Spain) U.S. Postal 17:12
10. Carlos Sastre (Spain) CSC 19:05

Points standings: Robbie McEwen (Australia) Lotto-Adecco

Mountain standings: Laurent Jalabert (France) CSC

Team standings: ONCE (Spain)

Young rider: Ivan Basso (Italy) Fassa-Bortolo

RECORDS

Tour victories:
5 - Jacques Anquetil (France), Eddy Merckx (Belgium), Bernard Hinault (France), Miguel Indurain (Spain)
4 - Lance Armstrong (U.S.)

Most stage victories: 34 - Merckx

Stage victories on one Tour: 8 -- Charles Pelissier (France) 1930, Merckx 1970 and 1974, Freddy Maertens (Belgium) 1976

Successive stage victories : 5 -- Francois Faber (Luxembourg) 1909

Victories by country: France 36, Belgium 18, Italy 9, Spain 8, United States 7, Luxembourg 4, Switzerland and Netherlands 2, Germany, Ireland and Denmark 1

Most King of the mountains victories: 6 -- Lucien Van Impe (Belgium)

Most points victories: 6 -- Erik Zabel (Germany)

Record participations: 16 -- Joop Zoetemelk (Netherlands) 1970 to 1973 and 1975 to 1986

Fastest Tour: 40.726 kph, Armstrong in 1999

Slowest Tour: 24.056 kph, Firmin Lambot (Belgium) 1919

Fastest stage: 50.355 kph, Mario Cipollini (Italy) 1999 Laval-Blois (194.5 kms)

Fastest time trial: 54.545 kph, Greg LeMond (U.S.) 1989 Versailles-Paris (24 kms)

Most starters: 210 in 1986

Fewest starters: 60 in 1903, 1905 and 1934

Most finishers: 158 in 1991

Fewest finishers: 11 in 1919

Youngest winner: Henri Cornet, 19 years 50 weeks in 1904

Oldest winner: Lambot, 36 years four months in 1922

Longest stage: Les Sables d'Olonne-Bayonne 482 kms from 1919 to 1924

Shortest stage: Le Monetier-les-Bains-Sestriere 46 kms in 1996 (stage stopped by snow)

Most frequent stage finishes: Paris 89, Bordeaux 78, Pau 56


 
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