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Statistics of Tour de France

2011-07-14 11:36:48 GMT2011-07-14 19:36:48(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

GREATEST NUMBER…

…of wins

7: Lance Armstrong (Usa)

5: Jacques Anquetil (Fra)

5: Eddy Merckx (Bel)

5: Bernard Hinault (Fra)

5: Miguel Indurain (Esp)

3: Philippe Thys (Bel)>

3: Louison Bobet (Fra)>

3: Greg LeMond (Usa)>

3: Alberto Contador (Esp)>

…of days in yellow

111: Eddy Merckx (Bel)

83: Lance Armstrong (Usa)

79: Bernard Hinault (Fra)

…of stage wins

34: Eddy Merckx (Bel)

28: Bernard Hinault (Fra)

25: AndréLeducq (Fra)

on one tour

8: Charles Pélissier (Fra, 1930))

8: Eddy Merckx (Bel, 1970 et 1974)

8: Freddy Maertens (Bel, 1976)

…of podiums

8: Raymond Poulidor (Fra)

8: Lance Armstrong (Usa)

…of participations

16: Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)

…of green jerseys

6: Erik Zabel (Ger)

…polka-dotted jerseys

7: Richard Virenque

…of white jerseys

3: Jan Ullrich (Ger)

Number of wins per nation

36: France

18: Belgium

13: Spain

10: United States

9: Italy

4: Luxembourg

2: Netherlands and Switzerland

1: Germany, Denmark and Ireland

Gap between the yellow jersey holder and the runner up

Biggest: 2h 49’45’’ in 1903 between Maurice Garin (Fra) and Lucien Pothier (Fra)

Smallest: 8’’ in 1989 between Greg Lemond (Usa) and Laurent Fignon (Fra)

In 2010, there was a 39-second gap between Alberto Contador (Esp) and his heir apparent, Andy Schleck (Lux)

The oldest and the youngest winner

36 years Firmin Lambot (Bel) in 1922

20 years Henri Cornet (Fra) in 1904

The winner of the 2010 tour, Alberto Contador (Spa), was 27 years old.

Spectators

12 to 15 million spectators

70 % men and 30 % women

80 % of spectators French and 20 % non-French

130 km travelled on average to come and see the Tour

6 hours of presence at the roadside on average

Medias*

121 TV channels, 72 radios, 400 newspapers and press agencies, 54 websites, that is to say 2,050 journalists representing 35 nationalities.

Broadcasting in 188 countries of which 60 transmit live coverage

Website: 10.5 million unique visitors

* 2010 figures

(Soure:www.letour.fr/2011/)

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