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1966 | June 21 - July 14
Nancy - Paris

total distance: 4329.0 km
number of stages: 22

money for winner: 20 000 F
money total: 424 700 F

Lucien Aimar | Ford | France | age: 25
time: 117hr 34min 21sec | average speed: 36.760 km/h
2nd place: Jan Jannsen (+ 1min 7sec)
3rd place: Raymond Poulidor (+ 2min 2sec)
winning team: Kas
number of participants: 130
finished: 82
not finished: 48
Jerseys winners:

 Lucien Aimar
 Willy Planckaert
 Julio Jimenez


Tour de France start:

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

 4 329 / 5 745 
 75,4%


Stages

number of stages in this year*: 25 | display finish towns on map
*total number of posibbilities to win the stage

STAGES - start, finish, length, winner, time, average speed
1Nancy - Charleville  208.5 km  GER  Rudi ALTIG  4:52:56  42.7 km/h
2Charleville - Tournai  198.0 km  BEL  Guido REYBROECK  4:46:21  41.5 km/h
3aTournai - Tournai  20.8 km  FRA  Televizier  0:28:00  44.6 km/h
3bTournai - Dunkerque  131.5 km  NED  Gerben KARSTENS  3:26:46  38.2 km/h
4Dunkerque - Dieppe  205.0 km  BEL  Willy PLANCKAERT  5:58:45  34.3 km/h
5Dieppe - Caen  178.5 km  ITA  Franco BITOSSI  4:55:50  36.2 km/h
6Caen - Angers  216.5 km  BEL  Edward SELS  5:21:43  40.4 km/h
7Angers - Royan  252.5 km  BEL  Albert VAN VLIERBERGHE  7:11:21  35.1 km/h
8Royan - Bordeaux  137.5 km  BEL  Willy PLANCKAERT  2:58:26  46.2 km/h
9Bordeaux - Bayonne  201.0 km  NED  Gerben KARSTENS  5:15:58  38.2 km/h
10Bayonne - Pau  234.5 km  ITA  Tommaso DE PRA  6:37:00  35.4 km/h
11Pau - Luchon  188.0 km  ITA  Marcello MUGNAINI  5:54:42  31.8 km/h
12Luchon - Revel  218.2 km  GER  Rudi ALTIG  6:32:15  33.4 km/h
13Revel - Sète  191.5 km  BEL  Georges VANDENBERGHE  5:46:20  33.2 km/h
14aMontpellier - Aubenas  144.0 km  NED  Johan DE ROO  3:23:54  42.4 km/h
14bAubenas - Vals-les-Bains  20.0 km  FRA  Raymond POULIDOR  0:28:26  42.2 km/h
15Privas - Bourg d’Oisans  203.5 km  ESP  Luis OTANO  5:46:50  35.2 km/h
16Bourg d’Oisans - Briançon  148.5 km  ESP  Julio JIMENEZ  4:41:59  31.6 km/h
17Briançon - Torino  160.0 km  ITA  Franco BITOSSI  4:03:00  39.5 km/h
18Ivrea - Chamonix  188.0 km  LUX  Eddy SCHUTZ  5:55:46  31.7 km/h
19Chamonix - Saint-Étienne  264.5 km  BEL  Ferdinand BRACKE  7:07:50  37.1 km/h
20Saint-Étienne - Montluçon  223.5 km  NED  Henk NIJDAM  5:57:44  37.5 km/h
21Montluçon - Orléans  232.5 km  FRA  Pierre BEUFFEUIL  6:06:09  38.1 km/h
22aOrléans - Rambouillet  111.0 km  BEL  Edward SELS  2:50:58  39.0 km/h
22bRambouillet - Paris  51.3 km  GER  Rudi ALTIG  1:06:48  46.1 km/h


Winners of stages in 1966 by nations (7):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 BEL  8 
 32,00% 
 NED  4 
 16,00% 
 ITA  4 
 16,00% 
 GER  3 
 12,00% 
 FRA  3 
 12,00% 
 ESP  2 
 8,00% 
 LUX  1 
 4,00% 



Winners of stages in 1966 by cyclists (19):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Rudi ALTIG  3 
 12,00% 
 Edward SELS  2 
 8,00% 
 Franco BITOSSI  2 
 8,00% 
 Willy PLANCKAERT  2 
 8,00% 
 Gerben KARSTENS  2 
 8,00% 
 Ferdinand BRACKE  1 
 4,00% 
 Henk NIJDAM  1 
 4,00% 
 Eddy SCHUTZ  1 
 4,00% 
 Julio JIMENEZ  1 
 4,00% 
 Luis OTANO  1 
 4,00% 
 Raymond POULIDOR  1 
 4,00% 
 Johan DE ROO  1 
 4,00% 
 Georges VANDENBERGHE  1 
 4,00% 
 Marcello MUGNAINI  1 
 4,00% 
 Tommaso DE PRA  1 
 4,00% 
 Albert VAN VLIERBERGHE  1 
 4,00% 
 Televizier  1 
 4,00% 
 Guido REYBROECK  1 
 4,00% 
 Pierre BEUFFEUIL  1 
 4,00% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 14 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [8]
Col d’Ornon (1367 m):  ESP  Luis OTANO
Col du Télégraphe (1566 m):  ESP  Julio JIMENEZ
Croix de Fer (2067 m):  ESP  Joaquim GALERA
Forclaz (1527 m):  LUX  Eddy SCHUTZ
Galibier (2645 m):  ESP  Julio JIMENEZ
Grand-Saint-Bernard (2470 m):  BEL  Martin VAN DEN BOSSCHE
Montgenèvre (1850 m):  ESP  Julio JIMENEZ
Sestrières (2033 m):  ESP  Julio JIMENEZ
THE PYRENEES [5]
Aubisque (1709 m):  ITA  Tommaso DE PRA
Col de Menté (1349 m):  ESP  Joaquim GALERA
Col des Ares (797 m):  ESP  Joaquim GALERA
Portet d’Aspet (1069 m):  ESP  Julio JIMENEZ
Portillon (1298 m):  ITA  Marcello MUGNAINI
Other mountains [1]
Col de la République (Grand Bois) (1161 m):  BEL  Ferdinand BRACKE


Winners of ascents in 1966 by nations (4):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 ESP  9 
 64,29% 
 BEL  2 
 14,29% 
 ITA  2 
 14,29% 
 LUX  1 
 7,14% 



Winners of ascents in 1966 by cyclists (8):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Julio JIMENEZ  5 
 35,71% 
 Joaquim GALERA  3 
 21,43% 
 Luis OTANO  1 
 7,14% 
 Tommaso DE PRA  1 
 7,14% 
 Marcello MUGNAINI  1 
 7,14% 
 Ferdinand BRACKE  1 
 7,14% 
 Eddy SCHUTZ  1 
 7,14% 
 Martin VAN DEN BOSSCHE  1 
 7,14% 



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