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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 1978
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The 32 riders that withdrew in 1978.

  RiderStage Reason
32ESPJulian Andiano1a Did not finish
61ESPPedro Torres2 Did not finish
33ESPJosé Cima3 Did not finish
66ESPPaulino Barredo3 Did not finish
75FRAJoël Gallopin10 Did not finish
37ESPJosé Pesarrodona10 Did not finish
35ESPEnrique Martinez10 Did not finish
34ESPFaustino Fernandez11 Did not finish
30BELWalter Planckaert11 Did not finish
1FRABernard Thevenet11 Did not finish
89FRADidier Van Vlaslaer11 Did not finish
63ESPJavier Elorriaga13 Did not finish
40ESPJésus Suarez13 Did not finish
106FRAHervé Inaudi13 Disqualified
109FRAJean-François Pescheux15 Did not finish
103FRAJean-Pierre Biderre15 Did not finish
27BELLudo Loos15 Did not finish
39ESPSebastian Pozo16 Did not finish
92BELMichel Pollentier16 Disqualified
78MARAntoine Gutierrez16 Disqualified
74FRAPatrick Friou17 Did not finish
9FRAGuy Sibille17 Did not finish
64ESPEulalio García17 Did not finish
8FRARégis Ovion17 Did not finish
28BELJacques Martin17 Did not finish
3FRAJean-Pierre Danguillaume17 Did not finish
79FRAMichel Le Denmat17 Did not finish
11NEDHennie Kuiper17 Did not finish
13NEDGerben Karstens17 Disqualified
52FRAJean-René Bernaudeau18 Did not finish
36ESPJosé Nazábal18 Did not start
85FRAJacky Hardy18 Exceeded time limit
The withdrawn in 1978 are from:

 FromAmount Percent
France13 40,625 %
Spain12 37,500 %
Belgium4 12,500 %
Holland2 6,250 %
Morocco1 3,125 %

Todays birthdays.

1874  Achille Colas
1895  Lucien Meunier
1902  Lazare Venot
1915  Albert Gijsen
1924  Marcel Zelasco
1930  Juan Campillo
1931  Jean-Claude Skerl
1934  Jean Selic
1935  Arnaldo Pambianco
1955  Mario Beccia
1956  Daniel Willems
1957  Dominique Sanders
1959  Marc Sergeant
1960  Éric Caritoux
1963  Jelle Nijdam
1971  Arnaud Prétot
1980  Piet Rooijakkers