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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 1979
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The 61 riders that withdrew in 1979.

  RiderStage Reason
138ITALuigino Moro1 Did not finish
120BELRik Van Linden1 Did not finish
84FRADidier Bourrier1 Did not finish
110BELRoger Verschaeve2 Exceeded time limit
104BELChristian Dumont2 Exceeded time limit
134ITAGianfranco Foresti2 Exceeded time limit
75GERJürgen Kraft2 Exceeded time limit
112ITAGiovanni Cavalcanti2 Exceeded time limit
145SWEBernt Johansson3 Did not finish
72ESPFaustino Fernandez3 Did not finish
107BELLudo Loos3 Did not finish
147ITAIgnazio Paleari3 Did not finish
40BELWilfried Wesemael3 Did not finish
76ESPVicente Lopez3 Did not finish
108BELLieven Malfait3 Did not finish
47ESPRafael Ladron3 Did not finish
78ESPJosé Pesarrodona3 Did not finish
125FRARobert Mintkiewicz3 Did not finish
71ESPManuel Esparza3 Did not finish
99BELJos Van De Poel3 Did not finish
50BELFrans Van Looy5 Did not finish
143DENPer Bausager6 Did not finish
141ITAGianbattista Baronchelli9 Did not finish
35NEDJan Raas9 Did not finish
149ITAAmilcare Sgalbazzi9 Did not finish
142ITAGaetano Baronchelli9 Did not finish
111BELJohan De Muynck10 Did not finish
150ITAAlfio Vandi10 Did not start
148ITAWalter Polini10 Did not start
146DENJřrgen Marcussen10 Did not start
144ITARoberto Ceruti10 Did not start
38NEDLeo Van Vliet11 Did not start
136ITARiccardo Magrini12 Did not finish
80ESPJosé-Luis Viejo12 Did not finish
70FRAPatrick Perret12 Did not finish
123BELEmiel De Haes12 Exceeded time limit
105NZLPaul Jesson12 Exceeded time limit
56FRAAlain Patritti12 Exceeded time limit
92BELRudy Colman13 Did not finish
49ESPPedro Vilardebó14 Did not finish
132ITANazzareno Berto15 Exceeded time limit
74ESPMiguel Gutierrez15 Exceeded time limit
137ITAGiovanni Mantovani15 Exceeded time limit
133FRAPatrick Busolini15 Exceeded time limit
115ITAValerio Lualdi16 Did not finish
54FRAGerard Mace16 Did not finish
95BELAndré Dierickx16 Did not finish
66FRAJacques Esclassan16 Did not finish
128BELWilliam Tackaert16 Did not finish
59FRAChristian Poirier16 Did not finish
130NEDJacques Verbrugge17 Did not finish
113ITAAldo Donadello17 Did not finish
103BELAlain Desaever17 Did not finish
139ITAPasquale Pugliese17 Did not finish
36SUIUeli Sutter17 Did not finish
126BELPatrick Pevenage17 Exceeded time limit
102BELHerman Beysens17 Exceeded time limit
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 %
New Zealand1 1,639 %
Germany1 1,639 %
Switzerland1 1,639 %
Sweden1 1,639 %

Todays birthdays.

1880  Germain Fourchotte
1898  Jean Benot
1909  Fernand Mithouard
1931  Joseph Mirando
1932  Guy Million
1939  Roger Thull
1947  Robert Bouloux
1949  Raymond Martin
1961  Jean-Luc Garnier
1967  Angel Ochoa
1973  Francisco Leon
1976  Christian Vandevelde
1977  Jean-Christophe Peraud
1981  Laurent Mangel