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After 2017 - Stage 21:
 14824 starters.
  5132 different riders.
  638 teams.
  2232 stages.
  456 restdays.
  439589.60 km.
  5653 abandonnees.

Top 3
Christopher Froome86:20:55
Rigoberto Urán86:21:49
Romain Bardet86:23:15
Warren Barguil169 pt.
Primoz Roglic80 pt.
Thomas De Gendt64 pt.
Michael Matthews359 pt.
André Greipel234 pt.
Edvald Boasson Hagen220 pt.
Simon Yates86:27:09
Louis Meintjes86:29:15
Emanuel Buchmann86:54:16
Facts from Tour de France 1968
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The 47 riders that withdrew in 1968.

  RiderStage Reason
98NEDJos van der Vleuten1 Did not finish
103SUIRobert Hagmann2 Did not finish
79ENGHugh Porter2 Did not finish
105LUXJosef Johanns2 Exceeded time limit
104SUIAlbert Herger3b Did not finish
47BELEdward Sels3b Did not finish
86ITAPietro Guerra3b Did not start
35GERKlemens Grossimlinghaus3b Exceeded time limit
34GERWinfried Gottschalk3b Exceeded time limit
31GERSiegfried Adler3b Exceeded time limit
77ENGColin Lewis3b Exceeded time limit
30FRAChristian Robini4 Did not finish
25FRAFrancis Ducreux4 Did not finish
100NEDHuub Zilverberg4 Exceeded time limit
106SUIPaul Köchli5a Did not finish
75ENGDerek Harrison5a Did not finish
102SUIKarl Brand5a Exceeded time limit
74ENGDerek Green6 Exceeded time limit
67ESPJosé Lasa7 Did not finish
9FRAJosé Samyn8 Disqualified
23FRAJacques Cadiou11 Did not finish
71ENGRobert Addy11 Did not finish
38GERErnst Streng11 Did not finish
99NEDGerard Vianen11 Exceeded time limit
97NEDWim Schepers11 Exceeded time limit
108LUXEdy Schutz12 Did not finish
52BELWilfried David12 Did not finish
95NEDHenk Nijdam12 Did not finish
20FRAPaul Lemeteyer12 Did not finish
4FRAJean Jourden12 Did not finish
69ESPJosé Pérez Francés12 Did not finish
96NEDHarm Ottenbros12 Did not finish
28FRADésiré Letort12 Did not finish
81ITASeverino Andreoli12 Did not finish
109LUXRoland Smaniotto12 Did not finish
107LUXJohny Schleck12 Did not finish
32GERWinfried Bölke12 Did not finish
16FRAFernand Etter12 Did not finish
90ITAItalo Zilioli12 Did not start
29FRAHenri Rabaute15 Did not finish
24FRAAndré Desvages15 Did not finish
10FRAJean Stablinski16 Disqualified
78ENGArthur Metcalfe17 Did not finish
6FRARaymond Poulidor17 Did not start
8FRARaymond Riotte18 Did not finish
33GERPeter Glemser19 Did not finish
36GERKarl-Heinz Kunde20 Did not finish
The withdrawn in 1968 are from:

 FromAmount Percent
France13 27,660 %
Germany7 14,894 %
Holland6 12,766 %
England6 12,766 %
Switzerland4 8,511 %
Luxembourg4 8,511 %
Italy3 6,383 %
Belgium2 4,255 %
Spain2 4,255 %

Todays birthdays.

1885  Alfons Lauwers
1886  Leon Kopp
1892  Camille Leroy
1894  Charles Martinet
1912  Karl Litschi
1935  Francois Goasduff
1937  Ezio Pizzoglio
1942  Paul Köchli
1945  Harry Steevens
1949  Pedro Torres
1963  Dante Rezze
1970  Gilles Talmant
1976  Remmert Wielinga
1987  Jonathan Castroviejo