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1959 | June 25 - July 18
Mulhouse - Paris

total distance: 4358.0 km
number of stages: 22

money for winner: 2 000 000 F
money total: 40 000 000 F

Federico Bahamontes | Spain | Spain | age: 31
time: 123hr 46min 45sec | average speed: 35.474 km/h
2nd place: Henry Anglade (+ 4min 1sec)
3rd place: Jacques Anquetil (+ 5min 5sec)
winning team: Belgium
number of participants: 120
finished: 65
not finished: 55
Jerseys winners:

 Federico Bahamontes
 Andre Darrigade
 Federico Bahamontes


Tour de France start:

Statistic of the riders:
Route length:
(compared with longest route in 1926 - 5745 km)

 4 358 / 5 745 
 75,9%


Stages

number of stages in this year*: 22 | display finish towns on map
*total number of posibbilities to win the stage

STAGES - start, finish, length, winner, time, average speed
1Mulhouse - Metz  238.0 km  FRA  André DARRIGADE  5:33:45  42.8 km/h
2Metz - Namur  240.0 km  ITA  Vito FAVERO  6:25:02  37.4 km/h
3Namur - Roubaix  217.0 km  FRA  Robert CAZALA  6:11:04  35.1 km/h
4Roubaix - Rouen  230.0 km  ITA  Dino BRUNI  6:40:36  34.4 km/h
5Rouen - Rennes  286.0 km  FRA  Jean GRACZYK  8:06:36  35.3 km/h
6Blain - Nantes  45.3 km  FRA  Roger RIVIERE  0:56:46  47.9 km/h
7Nantes - La Rochelle  190.0 km  FRA  Roger HASSENFORDER  4:22:44  43.4 km/h
8La Rochelle - Bordeaux  201.0 km  FRA  Michel DEJOUHANNET  4:53:16  41.1 km/h
9Bordeaux - Bayonne  207.0 km  FRA  Marcel QUEHEILLE  5:19:17  38.9 km/h
10Bayonne - Bagnères-de-Bigorre  235.0 km  BEL  Marcel JANSSENS  6:23:33  36.8 km/h
11Bagnères-de-Bigorre - Saint-Gaudens  119.0 km  FRA  André DARRIGADE  3:19:30  35.8 km/h
12Saint-Gaudens - Albi  184.0 km  SUI  Rolf GRAF  4:25:36  41.6 km/h
13Albi - Aurillac  219.0 km  FRA  Henri ANGLADE  6:12:19  35.3 km/h
14Aurillac - Clermont-Ferrand  231.0 km  FRA  André LE DISSEZ  7:03:31  32.7 km/h
15Clermont-Ferrand - Puy-de-Dôme  12.5 km  ESP  Federico BAHAMONTES  0:36:15  20.7 km/h
16Clermont-Ferrand - Saint-Étienne  210.0 km  ITA  Dino BRUNI  6:25:29  32.7 km/h
17Saint-Étienne - Grenoble  197.0 km  LUX  Charly GAUL  5:37:16  35.0 km/h
18Grenoble - Saint-Vincentd´Aoste  243.0 km  ITA  Ercole BALDINI  7:48:43  31.1 km/h
19Saint-Vincent d´Aoste - Annecy  251.0 km  SUI  Rolf GRAF  8:33:31  29.3 km/h
20Annecy - Chalon-sur-Saône  202.0 km  GBR  Brian ROBINSON  5:52:21  34.4 km/h
21Seurre - Dijon  69.2 km  FRA  Roger RIVIERE  1:39:38  41.7 km/h
22Dijon - Paris  331.0 km  FRA  Joseph GROUSSARD  9:55:52  33.3 km/h


Winners of stages in 1959 by nations (7):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 FRA  12 
 54,55% 
 ITA  4 
 18,18% 
 SUI  2 
 9,09% 
 BEL  1 
 4,55% 
 ESP  1 
 4,55% 
 LUX  1 
 4,55% 
 GBR  1 
 4,55% 



Winners of stages in 1959 by cyclists (18):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 André DARRIGADE  2 
 9,09% 
 Roger RIVIERE  2 
 9,09% 
 Dino BRUNI  2 
 9,09% 
 Rolf GRAF  2 
 9,09% 
 Ercole BALDINI  1 
 4,55% 
 Charly GAUL  1 
 4,55% 
 Brian ROBINSON  1 
 4,55% 
 Federico BAHAMONTES  1 
 4,55% 
 André LE DISSEZ  1 
 4,55% 
 Henri ANGLADE  1 
 4,55% 
 Marcel JANSSENS  1 
 4,55% 
 Marcel QUEHEILLE  1 
 4,55% 
 Michel DEJOUHANNET  1 
 4,55% 
 Roger HASSENFORDER  1 
 4,55% 
 Jean GRACZYK  1 
 4,55% 
 Robert CAZALA  1 
 4,55% 
 Vito FAVERO  1 
 4,55% 
 Joseph GROUSSARD  1 
 4,55% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 18 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [7]
Col de Romeyere (1074 m):  ESP  Federico BAHAMONTES
Forclaz (1527 m):  FRA  Gérard SAINT
Forclaz-de-Montmin (1150 m):  SUI  Rolf GRAF
Galibier (2645 m):  LUX  Charly GAUL
Grand-Saint-Bernard (2470 m):  ESP  Carmelo MORALES
Iseran (2770 m):  AUT  Adolf CHRISTIAN
Petit Saint-Bernard (2188 m):  ITA  Michele GISMONDI
THE PYRENEES [3]
Aspin (1490 m):  FRA  Jean DOTTO
Peyresourde (1569 m):  FRA  Valentin HUOT
Tourmalet (2115 m):  BEL  Armand DESMET
Other mountains [8]
Col de la Croix de l’Homme Mort (1163 m):  FRA  Roger RIVIERE
Col de la Croix Morand ou de Dyane (1401 m):  FRA  André LE DISSEZ
Col de la République (Grand Bois) (1161 m):  ESP  Federico BAHAMONTES
Col des Pradeaux (1196 m):  FRA  Valentin HUOT
Montsalvy (780 m):  ESP  Federico BAHAMONTES
Puy de Dôme (1415 m):  ESP  Federico BAHAMONTES
Puy Mary (Pas de Peyrol) (1582 m):  FRA  Louis BERGAUD
Roche Vendeix (1139 m):  FRA  Gérard SAINT


Winners of ascents in 1959 by nations (7):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 FRA  8 
 44,44% 
 ESP  5 
 27,78% 
 SUI  1 
 5,56% 
 LUX  1 
 5,56% 
 AUT  1 
 5,56% 
 ITA  1 
 5,56% 
 BEL  1 
 5,56% 



Winners of ascents in 1959 by cyclists (13):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Federico BAHAMONTES  4 
 22,22% 
 Gérard SAINT  2 
 11,11% 
 Valentin HUOT  2 
 11,11% 
 Roger RIVIERE  1 
 5,56% 
 Rolf GRAF  1 
 5,56% 
 Michele GISMONDI  1 
 5,56% 
 André LE DISSEZ  1 
 5,56% 
 Jean DOTTO  1 
 5,56% 
 Louis BERGAUD  1 
 5,56% 
 Charly GAUL  1 
 5,56% 
 Carmelo MORALES  1 
 5,56% 
 Armand DESMET  1 
 5,56% 
 Adolf CHRISTIAN  1 
 5,56% 



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