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List: Top Ten Cyclists of All Time in the Tour de France

Date: July, 2009

Source: Tour de France

Base: All cyclists who have won a Tour.

Notes: Lance Armstrong of the USA holds the record for most tour wins with 7 - winning in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 (seven consecutive years). Another four riders have won 5 times: Jacques Anquetil (France), Eddy Merckx (Belgium), Bernard Hinault (France) and Miguel Indurain (Spain- doing so in five consecutive years). Three bicycle racers have won the Tour de France 3 times: Philippe Thys (Belgium), Louison Bobet (France) and Greg LeMond (United States). Spanish rider Alberto Contador won the 2009 Tour de France, joining a group of eleven two-time winners.

Cyclist

Tour Wins

Country

Lance Armstrong

7

USA

Jacques Anquetil

5

France

Eddy Merckx

5

Belgium

Bernard Hinault

5

France

Miguel Indurain

5

Spain

Philippe Thys

3

Belgium

Louison Bobet

3

France

Greg LeMond

3

USA

Alberto Contador

2

Spain

Laurent Fignon

2

France

Bernard Thevenet

2

France

Fausto Coppi

2

Italy

Gino Bartali

2

Italy

Sylvere Maes

2

Belgium

Antonin Magne

2

France

Nicolas Franz

2

Luxembourg

Ottavio Botecchia

2

Italy

Firmin Lambot

2

Belgium

Lucien Petit-Breton

2

France


 

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