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2015 Tour de France – Third week stats

– Chris Froome became the 20th rider to win the race at least twice

– He’s also the first cyclist since Eddy Merckx (1970) to win the GC and the mountains classification at the same edition

– Chris Froome now has 30 yellow jerseys, making him the rider with the most days in the lead

– The 30-year-old Brit became the second cyclist to win the Criterium du Dauphiné and Tour de France in the same year twice, following Bernard Hinault (1979, 1981)

– Chris Froome is the first rider to win the polka dot jersey having not actually worn it during the race

– Chris Froome is the sixth cyclist to win the overall and the mountains classification, following Sylvère Maes, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi, Federico Bahamontes and Eddy Merckx

– The 72 seconds separating Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana is the tenth smallest gap between first and second

– Nairo Quintana is the first Colombian rider to finish in the top three of the Tour de France twice

– The South American has a total of 21 days in the white jersey; only Jan Ullrich (54), Phil Anderson (37) and Andy Schleck (30) are ahead of him

– Alejandro Valverde finished for the first time on the podium of the Tour de France

– 2015 is the first year ever when the top five in the Tour de France are all Grand Tour winners

– For the first time since 1989, two Dutch cyclists finished in the top 7 of the Tour de France

– Mathias Frank is the first Swiss cyclist in the past 16 years to notch a top 10 overall

– Only 16 riders finished within an hour of the Tour de France winner, fewest since 1997

– Peter Sagan became the first cyclist to finish second in five Tour de France stages in one year since Alex Zülle, in 1999

– Same Sagan came ten times in the top five. He is first rider to achieve this feat in a single Tour de France since Sean Kelly (1985)

– The Slovak equalled Charles Pélissier on sixth place for most second places in Tour de France stages (16)

– Peter Sagan jumped to second in an all-time standings of the most days spent in the green jersey, 71

– Sagan is only the third cyclist to win the green jersey at least four times

– Ruben Plaza brought Lampre-Merida its first stage win in the race since 2010

– In Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Romain Bardet became the first rider from Auvergne to win a stage in the past 54 years

– Simon Geschke became the second German to win a stage with a mountain top finish, following Jan Ullrich in 1997 (Ordino-Arcalis)

– After abandoning in stage 17, Michal Kwiatkowski became the 14th reigning world champion to retire from the Tour de France

– Of the riders who made their Tour de France debut, Warren Barguil got the best GC result: 14th

– For the first time since 2012, French riders have won at least three stages in one edition

– Thibaut Pinot became the fourth French rider to win on Alpe d’Huez, following Bernard Hinault (1986), Pierre Rolland (2011) and Christophe Riblon (2013)

– 12 teams have scored at least one stage victory: AG2R, Astana, BMC, Etixx-Quick Step, FDJ, Giant-Alpecin, Katusha, Lampre-Merida, LottoNL-Jumbo, MTN-Qhubeka, Sky and Tinkoff-Saxo

– Lotto-Soudal was the team with the most stage wins: 4

– Seven out of the 19 stages in line were won from a breakaway

– Adam Hansen completed a record-equalling 12 straight Grand Tour

– Nine riders have retired during the third week, making it for a total of 38 abandons

– Thomas De Gendt is the cyclist with the most kilometers spent in a breakaway: 679

– Europcar and LottoNL-Jumbo are the only teams to complete the race with all nine riders

– Romain Bardet was voted the most combative cyclist of the race, becoming the 30th Frenchman to receive this prize

– Robert Gesink is the first rider since Sean Kelly (1983) to finish in the top 36 of every Tour de France stage

– Germany was the nations with the most stage wins at this edition: 6 – Sébastien Chavanel was the lanterne rouge of the race, after coming last in the general classsification

– Pinarello is now the most successful brand in Tour de France history, with 11 overall wins

– After Rohan Dennis and Tony Martin got to lead the race, there are now 280 cyclists who wore the yellow jersey since 1919

– Sky topped the money classification, with a total of 556 630 euro; Orica-GreenEdge was the last team in the standings, with just 10 940 euros

– In the individual money classification, Chris Froome leads, with a total of 503 530 euros

– The average speed of the race was of 39,567 km/h

 

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