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Tour de France winners

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Jun. 30, 2011
  • Updated Jul. 1, 2011 at 6:59 PM EDT
Eddy Merckx in his first Tour.

The 98th edition of the Tour de France begins on Saturday. Although riders from the host country have not won an edition of the Tour since 1985, France continues to hold the record for the number of wins by a two-to-one margin.

Maurice Garin, the first winner of the Tour de France

France – 36
Belgium – 18
Spain – 13
USA – 10
Italy – 9
Luxembourg – 4
Switzerland – 2
Netherlands – 2
Germany – 1
Ireland – 1
Denmark – 1

Past winners of the Tour de France

1903: Maurice Garin (F)
1904: Henri Cornet (F) *
1905: Louis Trousselier (F)
1906: Rene Pottier (F)
1907: Lucien Petit-Breton (F)
1908: Lucien Petit-Breton (F)
1909: Francois Faber (Lux)
1910: Octave Lapize (F)
1911: Gustave Garrigou (F)
1912: Odile Defraye (B)
1913: Philippe Thys (B)
1914: Philippe Thys (B)

Race suspended due to WWI

Fausto Coppi

1919: Firmin Lambot (B)
1920: Philippe Thys (B)
1921: Leon Scieur (B)
1922: Firmin Lambot (B)
1923: Henri Pelissier (F)
1924: Ottavio Bottechia (I)
1925: Ottavio Bottechia (I)
1926: Lucien Buysse (B)
1927: Nicolas Frantz (Lux)
1928: Nicolas Frantz (Lux)
1929: Maurice De Waele (B)
1930: Andre Leducq (F)
1931: Antonin Magne (F)
1932: Andre Leducq (F)
1933: Georges Speicher (F)
1934: Antonin Magne (F)
1935: Romain Maes (B)
1936: Sylvere Maes (B)
1937: Roger Lapebie (F)
1938: Gino Bartali (I)
1939: Sylvere Maes (B)

Race suspended due to WWII

Eddy Merckx in his first Tour.

1947: Jean Robic (F)
1948: Gino Bartali (I)
1949: Fausto Coppi (I)
1950: Ferdi Kubler (Swi)
1951: Hugo Koblet (Swi)
1952: Fausto Coppi (I)
1953: Louison Bobet (F)
1954: Louison Bobet (F)
1955: Louison Bobet (F)
1956: Roger Walkowiak (F)
1957: Jacques Anquetil (F)
1958: Charly Gaul (Lux)
1959: Federico Bahamontes (Sp)
1960: Gastone Nencini (I)
1961: Jacques Anquetil (F)
1962: Jacques Anquetil (F)
1963: Jacques Anquetil (F)
1964: Jacques Anquetil (F)
1965: Felice Gimondi (I)
1966: Lucien Aimar (F)
1967: Roger Pingeon (F)
1968: Jan Janssen (Nl)
1969: Eddy Merckx (B)
1970: Eddy Merckx (B)
1971: Eddy Merckx (B)
1972: Eddy Merckx (B)
1973: Luis Ocana (Sp)
1974: Eddy Merckx (B)
1975: Bernard Thevenet (F)
1976: Lucien Van Impe (B)
1977: Bernard Thevenet (F)
1978: Bernard Hinault (F)
1979: Bernard Hinault (F)
1980: Joop Zoetemelk (Nl)
1981: Bernard Hinault (F)
1982: Bernard Hinault (F)

Laurent Fignon and Greg LeMond in 1989

1983: Laurent Fignon (F)
1984: Laurent Fignon (F)
1985: Bernard Hinault (F)
1986: Greg LeMond (USA)
1987: Stephen Roche (Irl)
1988: Pedro Delgado (Sp)
1989: Greg LeMond (USA)
1990: Greg LeMond (USA)
1991: Miguel Indurain (Sp)
1992: Miguel Indurain (Sp)
1993: Miguel Indurain (Sp)
1994: Miguel Indurain (Sp)
1995: Miguel Indurain (Sp)
1996: Bjarne Riis (Dk) **
1997: Jan Ullrich (G)
1998: Marco Pantani (I)
1999: Lance Armstrong (USA)
2000: Lance Armstrong (USA)
2001: Lance Armstrong (USA)
2002: Lance Armstrong (USA)
2003: Lance Armstrong (USA)
2004: Lance Armstrong (USA)
2005: Lance Armstrong (USA)
2006: Oscar Pereiro (Sp) ***
2007: Alberto Contador (Sp)
2008: Carlos Sastre (Sp)
2009: Alberto Contador (Sp)
2010: Alberto Contador (Sp) ****

* Henri Cornet adeclared champion after apparent winner Maurice Garin and three others were disqualified for cheating.
** Riis in admitted in 2007 that he had used EPO to secure his 1996 victory, althoughthe win has not been officially erased.
*** Pereiro declared champion after disqualification of Floyd Landis for doping.
**** Contador’s 2010 victory is still subject to review by the International Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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