Tour de France

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The Tour de France, the world's most famous bicycle race, is a race around France nowadays consisting of approximately 20 stages over a similar number of days. The race, first held in 1903, is usually run over a distance of around 3500 kilometres. Although the majority of the race takes place in France, some stages usually take place in other countries as well. Along with the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España, the Tour de France is one of cycling's Grand Tours, the three most significant stage races in the world. In 2013 the Tour de France celebrates his 100th anniversary, starting on the isle of Corsica and finishing, as usual, in Paris.

Results

Year Winner
1903 Maurice Garin
1904 Henri Cornet
1968 Jan Janssen
1969 Eddy Merckx
1970 Eddy Merckx
1971 Eddy Merckx
1972 Eddy Merckx
1973 Luis Ocaña
1974 Eddy Merckx
1975 Bernard Thévenet
1976 Lucien van Impe
1977 Bernard Thévenet
1978 Bernard Hinault
1979 Bernard Hinault
1980 Joop Zoetemelk
1981 Bernard Hinault
1982 Bernard Hinault
1983 Laurent Fignon
1984 Laurent Fignon
1985 Bernard Hinault
1986 Greg Lemond
1987 Stephen Roche
1988 Pedro Delgado
1989 Greg Lemond
1990 Greg Lemond
1991 Miguel Indurain
1992 Miguel Indurain
1993 Miguel Indurain
1994 Miguel Indurain
1995 Miguel Indurain
1996 Bjarne Riis
1997 Jan Ullrich
1998 Marco Pantani
1999 Lance Armstrong
2000 Lance Armstrong
2001 Lance Armstrong
2002 Lance Armstrong
2003 Lance Armstrong
2004 Lance Armstrong
2005 Lance Armstrong
2006 Oscar Pereiro
2007 Alberto Contador
2008 Carlos Sastre
2009 Alberto Contador
2010 Andy Schleck
2011 Cadel Evans
2012 Bradley Wiggins