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 2017 - St. 21:  14824 starters.
  5131 different riders.
  634 teams.
  2232 stages.
  454 restdays.
  439589.60 km.
  5653 abandonnees.

Top 3
Christopher Froome89:04:48
Romain Bardet89:08:53
Nairo Quintana89:09:09
Rafal Majka209 pt.
Thomas De Gendt130 pt.
Jarlinson Pantano ..121 pt.
Peter Sagan470 pt.
Marcel Kittel228 pt.
Michael Matthews199 pt.
Adam Yates89:09:30
Louis Meintjes89:11:46
Emanuel Buchmann89:52:28
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
79ENGHugh Porter2 Did not finish
103SUIRobert Hagmann2 Did not finish
105LUXJosef Johanns2 Exceeded time limit
47BELEdward Sels3b Did not finish
104SUIAlbert Herger3b Did not finish
86ITAPietro Guerra3b Did not start
34GERWinfried Gottschalk3b Exceeded time limit
77ENGColin Lewis3b Exceeded time limit
31GERSiegfried Adler3b Exceeded time limit
35GERKlemens Grossimlinghaus3b 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
38GERErnst Streng11 Did not finish
23FRAJacques Cadiou11 Did not finish
71ENGRobert Addy11 Did not finish
97NEDWim Schepers11 Exceeded time limit
99NEDGerard Vianen11 Exceeded time limit
109LUXRoland Smaniotto12 Did not finish
28FRADésiré Letort12 Did not finish
69ESPJosé Pérez Francés12 Did not finish
95NEDHenk Nijdam12 Did not finish
108LUXEdy Schutz12 Did not finish
16FRAFernand Etter12 Did not finish
32GERWinfried Bölke12 Did not finish
81ITASeverino Andreoli12 Did not finish
96NEDHarm Ottenbros12 Did not finish
4FRAJean Jourden12 Did not finish
20FRAPaul Lemeteyer12 Did not finish
52BELWilfried David12 Did not finish
107LUXJohny Schleck12 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The withdrawn in 1968 are from: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 %
England6 12,766 %
Holland6 12,766 %
Switzerland4 8,511 %
Luxembourg4 8,511 %
Italy3 6,383 %
Belgium2 4,255 %
Spain2 4,255 %

Todays birthdays.

1885  Maurice Chedebois
1889  Emile Guyon
1907  Jef Demuysere
1914  Joseph Neri
1916  Yves Pierracci
1925  Ettore Milano
1937  Attilio Moresi
1940  Aurelio Gonzalez
1962  Uwe Raab
1977  Christophe Laurent
1985  Brice Feillu
1987  Kristijan Durasek
1989  Julien Vermote
1990  Jesus Herrada
1993  Danny van Poppel