Cycling: Tour de France Records

Most wins in different classifications:

Overall race (Yellow jersey)

7 Lance Armstrong USA  1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
5 Jacques Anquetil FRA  1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
5 Bernard Hinault FRA    1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985
5 Miguel Indurain ESP  1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
5 Eddy Merckx BEL  1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974
3 Louison Bobet FRA 1953, 1954, 1955
3 Greg LeMond USA 1986, 1989, 1990
3 Philippe Thys BEL 1913, 1914, 1920

 

Points Classification (Green Jersey)

6 Erik Zabel GER 1996-2001

 

King of the Mountains (Polka Dot Jersey)

7 Richard Virenque FRA 1994-1997,1999,2003,2004

 

Best Young Rider (White Jersey)

3 Jan Ullrich 1996-8

3 Andy Schleck LUX 2008-10

 

In 1969 Eddy Merckx won the overall race,the points competition and the King of the Mountains.

 

 

Most stage wins

Eddy Merckx Belgium 34
Bernard Hinault France 28
André Leducq France 25
Mark Cavendish United Kingdom 23
Lance Armstrong United States 22
André Darrigade France 22

 

Most Appearances and finishes

17 races (1996-2012) and 16 finishes (1997-2012) George Hincapie United States
16 races and 16 finishes  (1970-1973, 1975-1986) Joop Zoetemelk Netherlands, Stuart O’Grady Australia 16 races (1997-2012) 

 

Narrowest win

8 seconds: 1989 Greg LeMond – Laurent Fignon

 

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