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1968 | June 27 - July 21
Vittel - Paris

total distance: 4492.0 km
number of stages: 22

money for winner: 20 000 F
money total: 574 850 F

Jan Janssen | Holland | Netherlands | age: 28
time: 133hr 49min 32sec | average speed: 33.556 km/h
2nd place: Herman Van Springel (+ 38sec)
3rd place: Ferdinand Bracke (+ 3min 3sec)
winning team: Spain
number of participants: 110
finished: 63
not finished: 47
Jerseys winners:

 Jan Janssen
 Franco Bitossi
 Aurelio Gonzalez


Tour de France start:

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

 4 492 / 5 745 
 78,2%


Stages

number of stages in this year*: 26 | display finish towns on map
*total number of posibbilities to win the stage

STAGES - start, finish, length, winner, time, average speed
1aVittel - Vittel  6.1 km  FRA  Charly GROSSKOST  0:08:27  43.3 km/h
1bVittel - Esch  189.0 km  FRA  Charly GROSSKOST  4:34:51  41.3 km/h
2Arlon - Forest  210.5 km  BEL  Eric DE VLAEMINCK  5:31:41  38.1 km/h
3aForest - Forest  22.0 km  BEL  Belgium A  0:29:05  45.4 km/h
3bForest - Roubaix  112.0 km  BEL  Walter GODEFROOT  2:37:52  42.6 km/h
4Roubaix - Rouen  238.0 km  FRA  Georges CHAPPE  6:23:30  37.2 km/h
5aRouen - Bagnoles-de-l´Orne  165.0 km  FRA  André DESVAGES  4:50:07  34.1 km/h
5bBagnoles-de-l´Orne - Dinard  154.5 km  FRA  Jean DUMONT  4:32:21  34.0 km/h
6Dinard - Lorient  188.0 km  ESP  Aurelio GONZALEZ  4:40:34  40.2 km/h
7Lorient - Nantes  190.0 km  ITA  Franco BITOSSI  4:58:20  38.2 km/h
8Nantes - Royan  223.0 km  BEL  Daniel van RYCKEGHEM  5:25:26  41.1 km/h
9Royan - Bordeaux  137.5 km  BEL  Walter GODEFROOT  3:19:16  41.4 km/h
10Bordeaux - Bayonne  202.5 km  FRA  Gilbert BELLONE  5:23:39  37.5 km/h
11Bayonne - Pau  183.5 km  BEL  Daniel van RYCKEGHEM  5:28:47  33.5 km/h
12Pau - Saint-Gaudens  226.5 km  BEL  Georges PINTENS  7:33:34  30.0 km/h
13Saint-Gaudens - Seo de Urgel  208.5 km  BEL  Herman VAN SPRINGEL  6:59:55  29.8 km/h
14Seo de Urgel - Canet-Plage  231.5 km  NED  Jan JANSSEN  7:28:43  31.0 km/h
15Font Romeu - Albi  250.5 km  FRA  Roger PINGEON  6:20:36  39.5 km/h
16Albi - Aurillac  199.0 km  ITA  Franco BITOSSI  5:39:09  35.2 km/h
17Aurillac - Saint-Étienne  236.5 km  FRA  Jean-Pierre GENET  7:02:33  33.6 km/h
18Saint-Étienne - Grenoble  235.0 km  FRA  Roger PINGEON  7:47:13  30.2 km/h
19Grenoble - Sallanches-Cordon  200.0 km  GBR  Barry HOBAN  7:06:23  28.1 km/h
20Sallanches-Cordon - Besançon  242.5 km  BEL  Joseph HUYSMANS  6:56:02  35.0 km/h
21Besançon - Auxerre  242.0 km  BEL  Eric LEMAN  6:50:42  35.4 km/h
22aAuxerre - Melun  136.0 km  FRA  Maurice IZIER  3:43:56  36.4 km/h
22bMelun - Paris  55.2 km  NED  Jan JANSSEN  1:20:09  41.3 km/h


Winners of stages in 1968 by nations (6):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 FRA  10 
 38,46% 
 BEL  10 
 38,46% 
 ITA  2 
 7,69% 
 NED  2 
 7,69% 
 ESP  1 
 3,85% 
 GBR  1 
 3,85% 



Winners of stages in 1968 by cyclists (20):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Charly GROSSKOST  2 
 7,69% 
 Daniel van RYCKEGHEM  2 
 7,69% 
 Franco BITOSSI  2 
 7,69% 
 Walter GODEFROOT  2 
 7,69% 
 Jan JANSSEN  2 
 7,69% 
 Roger PINGEON  2 
 7,69% 
 Jean-Pierre GENET  1 
 3,85% 
 Barry HOBAN  1 
 3,85% 
 Joseph HUYSMANS  1 
 3,85% 
 Eric LEMAN  1 
 3,85% 
 Herman VAN SPRINGEL  1 
 3,85% 
 Georges PINTENS  1 
 3,85% 
 Gilbert BELLONE  1 
 3,85% 
 Aurelio GONZALEZ  1 
 3,85% 
 Jean DUMONT  1 
 3,85% 
 André DESVAGES  1 
 3,85% 
 Georges CHAPPE  1 
 3,85% 
 Belgium A  1 
 3,85% 
 Eric DE VLAEMINCK  1 
 3,85% 
 Maurice IZIER  1 
 3,85% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 16 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [6]
Aravis (1498 m):  GBR  Barry HOBAN
Col de la Colombière (1618 m):  GBR  Barry HOBAN
Col de Porte (1326 m):  FRA  Raymond PINGEON
Cucheron (1139 m):  FRA  Raymond PINGEON
Granier (1134 m):  FRA  Raymond PINGEON
Le col de l´Epine (987 m):  ESP  Aurelio GONZALEZ
THE PYRENEES [6]
Aubisque (1709 m):  ESP  Julio JIMENEZ
Col de Port (1249 m):  ESP  Andres GANDARIAS
Col de Tosas (1865 m):  ESP  Aurelio GONZALEZ
Col des Ares (797 m):  ITA  Franco BITOSSI
Port d’Envalira (2408 m):  ESP  Aurelio GONZALEZ
Tourmalet (2115 m):  FRA  Jean-Pierre DUCASSE
Other mountains [4]
Col de la Faucille (1323 m):  ESP  Aurelio GONZALEZ
Col de la République (Grand Bois) (1161 m):  ESP  Aurelio GONZALEZ
Montsalvy (780 m):  ITA  Franco BITOSSI
Puy Mary (Pas de Peyrol) (1582 m):  ESP  Aurelio GONZALEZ


Winners of ascents in 1968 by nations (4):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 ESP  8 
 50,00% 
 FRA  4 
 25,00% 
 GBR  2 
 12,50% 
 ITA  2 
 12,50% 



Winners of ascents in 1968 by cyclists (7):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Aurelio GONZALEZ  6 
 37,50% 
 Raymond PINGEON  3 
 18,75% 
 Barry HOBAN  2 
 12,50% 
 Franco BITOSSI  2 
 12,50% 
 Jean-Pierre DUCASSE  1 
 6,25% 
 Julio JIMENEZ  1 
 6,25% 
 Andres GANDARIAS  1 
 6,25% 



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