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 After:  2016 - Stage 21:   14626 starters.
  5086 different riders.
  632 teams.
  2211 stages.
  454 restdays.
  436049.60 km.
  5622 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 1979
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The 61 riders that withdrew in 1979.

  RiderStage Reason
84FRADidier Bourrier1 Did not finish
120BELRik Van Linden1 Did not finish
138ITALuigino Moro1 Did not finish
75DEUJürgen Kraft2 Exceeded time limit
104BELChristian Dumont2 Exceeded time limit
110BELRoger Verschaeve2 Exceeded time limit
112ITAGiovanni Cavalcanti2 Exceeded time limit
134ITAGianfranco Foresti2 Exceeded time limit
40BELWilfried Wesemael3 Did not finish
47ESPRafael Ladron3 Did not finish
71ESPManuel Esparza3 Did not finish
72ESPFaustino Fernandez3 Did not finish
76ESPVicente Lopez3 Did not finish
78ESPJosé Pesarrodona3 Did not finish
99BELJos Van De Poel3 Did not finish
107BELLudo Loos3 Did not finish
108BELLieven Malfait3 Did not finish
125FRARobert Mintkiewicz3 Did not finish
145SWEBernt Johansson3 Did not finish
147ITAIgnazio Paleari3 Did not finish
50BELFrans Van Looy5 Did not finish
143DNKPer Bausager6 Did not finish
35NLDJan Raas9 Did not finish
141ITAGianbattista Baronchelli9 Did not finish
142ITAGaetano Baronchelli9 Did not finish
149ITAAmilcare Sgalbazzi9 Did not finish
111BELJohan De Muynck10 Did not finish
144ITARoberto Ceruti10 Did not start
146DNKJřrgen Marcussen10 Did not start
148ITAWalter Polini10 Did not start
150ITAAlfio Vandi10 Did not start
38NLDLeo Van Vliet11 Did not start
56FRAAlain Patritti12 Exceeded time limit
70FRAPatrick Perret12 Did not finish
80ESPJosé-Luis Viejo12 Did not finish
105NZLPaul Jesson12 Exceeded time limit
123BELEmiel De Haes12 Exceeded time limit
136ITARiccardo Magrini12 Did not finish
92BELRudy Colman13 Did not finish
49ESPPedro Vilardebó14 Did not finish
74ESPMiguel Gutierrez15 Exceeded time limit
132ITANazzareno Berto15 Exceeded time limit
133FRAPatrick Busolini15 Exceeded time limit
137ITAGiovanni Mantovani15 Exceeded time limit
54FRAGerard Mace16 Did not finish
59FRAChristian Poirier16 Did not finish
66FRAJacques Esclassan16 Did not finish
95BELAndré Dierickx16 Did not finish
115ITAValerio Lualdi16 Did not finish
128BELWilliam Tackaert16 Did not finish
36CHEUeli Sutter17 Did not finish
102BELHerman Beysens17 Exceeded time limit
103BELAlain Desaever17 Did not finish
113ITAAldo Donadello17 Did not finish
126BELPatrick Pevenage17 Exceeded time limit
130NLDJacques Verbrugge17 Did not finish
139ITAPasquale Pugliese17 Did not finish
100BELGéry Verlinden18 Did not finish
101BELMichel Pollentier18 Did not start
89FRAPhilippe Tesniere21 Exceeded time limit
7FRAGilbert Chaumaz24 Disqualified
The withdrawn in 1979 are from:

 FromAmount Percent
Belgium18 29,508 %
Italy16 26,230 %
France10 16,393 %
Spain8 13,115 %
Holland3 4,918 %
Denmark2 3,279 %
Germany1 1,639 %
Sweden1 1,639 %
New Zealand1 1,639 %
Switzerland1 1,639 %

Todays birthdays.

1879  Pierre Langlade
1883  Alfred Faure
1884  Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq
1889  Paul Deman
1908  Kurt Nitzschke
1915  Paul Giguet
1916  Joseph Goutorbe
1936  Ernesto Bono
1941  Michael Wright
1945  Giacinto Santambrogio
1946  Jose González
1957  Theo de Rooij
1969  Kai Hundertmarck
1980  Alejandro Valverde
1984  Stijn Vandenbergh
1992  Bryan Coquard