Every year, a Tour de France champion is crowned.
Over the years, the prestigious event has had winners from all around the world, testing the endurance and strength of all the riders.
Spanning over the course of 24 days, consisting of 21 stages, the race is known to be the world's "most prestigious and most difficult" race.
Here's everything you need to know about the most successful cyclists at the Tour de France over the years and which countries have had the most success from their athletes at the event:
Who has won the most Tour de France titles?
Cyclists with the most Tour de France victories are as follows:
|Cyclist||Total wins||Years won|
|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|
Which American has won the Tour de France?
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Greg LeMond is the only American to have won the event, doing so three times.
Americans Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis were stripped of their titles due to serious breaches of doping regulations.
Which countries have won the most Tour de France titles?
This year's leaders, Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar, are from Denmark and Slovenia, respectively, two countries that have had The counties with the most Tour de France victories are as follows:
|Country||Number of Wins|
|Republic of Ireland||1|