We love watching the tour, and as we are cyclists we love data and stats. So not only can you find an all inclusive list below of the winners but also who has won the most Tours and which countries are leaders in taking home the yellow jersey too.
Tour de France Winners List 1903 – 2021
- 1904: The original winner was Maurice Garin, however, he was found to have caught a train for part of the race and was disqualified.
- 1996: Bjarne Riis has admitted to the use of doping during the 1996 Tour. The Tour de France organizers have stated they no longer consider him to be the winner, although Union Cycliste Internationale has so far refused to change the official status due to the amount of time passed since his win. Jan Ullrich was placed second.
- 1999-2005: these races were originally won by Lance Armstrong, but in 2012 his wins in the Tour de France were removed due to doping violations. Le Tour didn't officially give the wins to the riders who came second like they did in other years.
- 2006: Floyd Landis was the initial winner but subsequently rubbed out due to a failed drug test.
- 2010: Alberto Contador was the initial winner of the 2010 event, but after a prolonged drug investigation he was stripped of his win in 2012.
If you love this level of data around the Tour de France you will more than likely quite like our Tour Winners poster:
Multiple winners of the Tour de France general classification
|Jacques Anquetil||5||1957, 1961, 1962, 1963 & 1964|
|Eddy Merckx||5||1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 & 1974|
|Bernard Hinault||5||1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 & 1985|
|Miguel Indurain||5||1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995|
|Chris Froome||4||2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017|
|Philippe Thys||3||1913, 1914 & 1920|
|Louison Bobet||3||1953, 1954 & 1955|
|Greg LeMond||3||1986, 1989 & 1990|
|Lucien Petit-Breton||2||1907 & 1908|
|Firmin Lambot||2||1919 & 1922|
|Ottavio Bottecchia||2||1924 & 1925|
|Nicolas Frantz||2||1927 & 1928|
|André Leducq||2||1930 & 1932|
|Antonin Magne||2||1931 & 1934|
|Sylvère Maes||2||1936 & 1939|
|Gino Bartali||2||1938 & 1948|
|Fausto Coppi||2||1949 & 1952|
|Bernard Thévenet||2||1975 & 1977|
|Laurent Fignon||2||1983 & 1984|
|Alberto Contador||2||2007 & 2009|
|Tadej Pogačar||2||2020 & 2021|
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