Tour de France

Tour de France Winners Throughout History

Here's a look back at riders that have won the Tour de France and which countries' cyclists have been most successful

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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:

CyclistTotal winsYears won
Jacques Anquetil51957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
Eddy Merckx51969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974
Bernard Hinault51978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985
Miguel Indurain51991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Chris Froome42013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Philippe Thys31913, 1914, 1920
Louison Bobet31953, 1954, 1955
Greg LeMond31986, 1989, 1990

Which American has won the Tour de France?

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:

CountryNumber of Wins
Great Britain6
United States3
Republic of Ireland 1
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