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Tour de France

Le Tour de France is a long distance road bicycle race occurring over three weeks in July, in and around France. The number of stages can vary. Recently the tour has consisted of about 20 stages with a total length between 3,000 and 4,000 km.

Tour de France Winners
Tour Year Winner Nationality
102 2015 Chris Froome United Kingdom
101 2014 Vincenzo Nibali Italy
100 2013 Chris Froome United Kingdom
99 2012 Bradley Wiggins United Kingdom
98 2011 Cadel Evans Australia
97 2010 Andy Schleck Luxembourg
96 2009 Alberto Contador Spain
95 2008 Carlos Sastre Spain
94 2007 Alberto Contador Spain
93 2006 Floyd Landis United States
92 2005 Lance Armstrong United States
91 2004 Lance Armstrong United States
90 2003 Lance Armstrong United States
89 2002 Lance Armstrong United States
88 2001 Lance Armstrong United States
87 2000 Lance Armstrong United States
86 1999 Lance Armstrong United States
85 1998 Marco Pantani Italy
84 1997 Jan Ullrich Germany
83 1996 Bjarne Riis Denmark
82 1995 Miguel Induráin Spain
81 1994 Miguel Induráin Spain
80 1993 Miguel Induráin Spain
79 1992 Miguel Induráin Spain
78 1991 Miguel Induráin Spain
77 1990 Greg LeMond United States
76 1989 Greg LeMond United States
75 1988 Pedro Delgado Spain
74 1987 Stephen Roche Ireland
73 1986 Greg LeMond United States
72 1985 Bernard Hinault France
71 1984 Laurent Fignon France
70 1983 Laurent Fignon France
69 1982 Bernard Hinault France
68 1981 Bernard Hinault France
67 1980 Joop Zoetemelk Netherlands
66 1979 Bernard Hinault France
65 1978 Bernard Hinault France
64 1977 Bernard Thévenet France
63 1976 Lucien Van Impe Belgium
62 1975 Bernard Thévenet France
61 1974 Eddy Merckx Belgium
60 1973 Luis Ocaña Spain
59 1972 Eddy Merckx Belgium
58 1971 Eddy Merckx Belgium
57 1970 Eddy Merckx Belgium
56 1969 Eddy Merckx Belgium
55 1968 Jan Janssen Netherlands
54 1967 Roger Pingeon France
53 1966 Lucien Aimar France
52 1965 Felice Gimondi Italy
51 1964 Jacques Anquetil France
50 1963 Jacques Anquetil France
49 1962 Jacques Anquetil France
48 1961 Jacques Anquetil France
47 1960 Gastone Nencini Italy
46 1959 Federico Bahamontes Spain
45 1958 Charly Gaul Luxembourg
44 1957 Jacques Anquetil France
43 1956 Roger Walkowiak France
42 1955 Louison Bobet France
41 1954 Louison Bobet France
40 1953 Louison Bobet France
39 1952 Fausto Coppi Italy
38 1951 Hugo Koblet Switzerland
37 1950 Ferdinand Kubler Switzerland
36 1949 Fausto Coppi Italy
35 1948 Gino Bartali Italy
34 1947 Jean Robic France
  1946 No Winner (WWII)  
  1945 No Winner (WWII)  
  1944 No Winner (WWII)  
  1943 No Winner (WWII)  
  1942 No Winner (WWII)  
  1941 No Winner (WWII)  
  1940 No Winner (WWII)  
33 1939 Sylvère Maes Belgium
32 1938 Gino Bartali Italy
31 1937 Roger Lapébie France
30 1936 Sylvère Maes Belgium
29 1935 Romain Maes Belgium
28 1934 Antonin Magne France
27 1933 Georges Speicher France
26 1932 André Leducq France
25 1931 Antonin Magne France
24 1930 André Leducq France
23 1929 Maurice De Waele Belgium
22 1928 Nicolas Frantz Luxembourg
21 1927 Nicolas Frantz Luxembourg
20 1926 Lucien Buysse Belgium
19 1925 Ottavio Bottecchia Italy
18 1924 Ottavio Bottecchia Italy
17 1923 Henri Pélissier France
16 1922 Firmin Lambot Belgium
15 1921 Léon Scieur Belgium
14 1920 Philippe Thys Belgium
13 1919 Firmin Lambot Belgium
  1918 No Winner (WWI)  
  1917 No Winner (WWI)  
  1916 No Winner (WWI)  
  1915 No Winner (WWI)  
12 1914 Philippe Thys Belgium
11 1913 Philippe Thys Belgium
10 1912 Odile Defraye Belgium
9 1911 Gustave Garrigou France
8 1910 Octave Lapize France
7 1909 François Faber Luxembourg
6 1908 Lucien Petit-Breton France
5 1907 Lucien Petit-Breton France
4 1906 René Pottier France
3 1905 Louis Trousselier France
2 1904 Henri Cornet France
1 1903 Maurice Garin France

Jerseys

There are various jerseys awarded for different categories throughout the stages of the race. Riders then wear the corresponding jersey during the next stage.

Yellow - awarded to the overall time leader.
Green - awarded for the most sprint points.
Polka dots - awarded to the "King of the Mountain" for points earned climbing hills.
White - awarded to the best young rider. (under 25 years of age as of January 1st the year of the race.)