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After 2018 - Stage 21:
 15000 starters.
  5165 different riders.
  638 teams.
  2253 stages.
  456 restdays.
  442940.60 km.
  5684 abandonnees.

Top 3
Geraint Thomas83:17:13
Tom Dumoulin83:19:04
Christopher Froome83:19:37
Julian Alaphilippe170 pt.
Warren Barguil91 pt.
Rafal Majka76 pt.
Peter Sagan477 pt.
Alexander Kristoff246 pt.
Arnaud Démare203 pt.
Pierre-Roger Latou..83:39:26
Egan Bernal83:45:05
Guillaume Martin84:01:31
Facts from Tour de France 1972
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The 44 riders that withdrew in 1972.
  RiderStage Reason
12PORJoaquim Andrade1 Did not start
120FRAJean Vidament3a Did not finish
11BELVictor Van Schil3b Did not start
14BELJohan De Muynck4 Did not start
69FRAJean-Pierre Genet5b Did not start
63FRAAlain Santy7 Did not finish
100NEDLeo Duyndam7 Did not finish
33BELDaniel Vanryckeghem7 Did not finish
93ITAErcole Gualazzini7 Did not finish
86GERBernd Rasing7 Did not start
102NEDCees Koeken7 Exceeded time limit
53BELAndré Poppe7 Exceeded time limit
49BELRoger Kindt7 Exceeded time limit
127BELWalter Planckaert7 Exceeded time limit
15BELAndré Dierickx8 Exceeded time limit
126BELEnglebert Opdebeeck8 Exceeded time limit
19BELHerman Van der Slagmolen8 Exceeded time limit
77FRAYves Ravaleu9 Did not finish
117FRALoïc Le Bourhis9 Did not finish
41FRARoger Pingeon9 Did not start
30FRAJean-Jacques Sanquer9 Did not start
87NEDWim Schepers9 Exceeded time limit
107NEDJan Van Katwijk9 Exceeded time limit
8BELJoseph Spruyt10 Did not start
101NEDGerard Harings11 Did not finish
130BELWilly Van Malderghem11 Did not finish
123BELEtienne Antheunis11 Did not start
97BELGuido Reybrouck12 Did not finish
67FRAJacques Cadiou12 Did not finish
124BELMichel Coulon12 Did not finish
113FRAGerard Briend12 Did not finish
59FRABernard Labourdette13 Did not finish
108NEDHarrie van Leeuwen13 Did not finish
34FRARobert Bouloux13 Did not finish
99ITAItalo Zilioli13 Did not start
80GERHans Junkermann13 Did not start
60FRADésiré Letort14b Did not finish
17PORFernando dos Reis14b Did not finish
23FRAJosé Catieau15 Did not finish
62ESPLuis Ocaña15 Did not start
18BELJan Van De Wiele15 Exceeded time limit
112FRASerge Bolley16 Did not finish
70FRARené Grelin16 Did not finish
71FRACyrille Guimard18 Did not finish
The withdrawn in 1972 are from:
 FromAmount Percent
France16 36,364 %
Belgium15 34,091 %
Holland6 13,636 %
Portugal2 4,545 %
Germany2 4,545 %
Italy2 4,545 %
Spain1 2,273 %

Todays birthdays.

1888  Emile Dalifard
1895  Giovanni Canova
1898  Omer Huyse
1928  Vicente Iturat
1935  Jean-Claude Annaert
1938  Antoine Abate
1947  Wil De Vlam
1962  Jokin Mujika
1963  Vicente Ridaura
1985  Reto Hollenstein
1987  Gianluca Brambilla