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1969 | June 28 - July 20
Roubaix - Paris

total distance: 4117.0 km
number of stages: 22

money for winner: 20 000 F
money total: 600 000 F

Eddy Merckx | Faema | Belgium | age: 24
time: 116hr 16min 2sec | average speed: 35.409 km/h
2nd place: Roger Pingeon (+ 17min 54sec)
3rd place: Raymond Poulidor (+ 22min 13sec)
winning team: Faema
number of participants: 130
finished: 86
not finished: 44
Jerseys winners:

 Eddy Merckx
 Eddy Merckx
 Eddy Merckx


Tour de France start:

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

 4 117 / 5 745 
 71,7%


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
PRoubaix - Roubaix  10.4 km  GER  Rudi ALTIG  0:13:00  48.0 km/h
1aRoubaix - Woluwé-Saint-Pierre  147.0 km  ITA  Marino BASSO  3:18:29  44.4 km/h
1bWoluwé-Saint-Pierre - Woluwé-Saint-Pierre  15.6 km  BEL  FAEMA  0:19:33  47.9 km/h
2Woluwé-Saint-Pierre - Maastricht  181.5 km  BEL  Julien STEVENS  4:35:42  39.5 km/h
3Maastricht - Charleville  213.5 km  BEL  Eric LEMAN  5:56:15  36.0 km/h
4Charleville - Nancy  214.0 km  BEL  Rik VAN LOOY  5:18:02  40.4 km/h
5Nancy - Mulhouse  193.5 km  POR  Joaquim AGOSTINHO  5:03:33  38.2 km/h
6Mulhouse - Ballon d´Alsace  133.5 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  3:37:25  36.8 km/h
7Belfort - Divonne  241.0 km  ESP  Mariano DIAZ  6:13:07  38.8 km/h
8aDivonne - Divonne  8.8 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  0:10:38  49.7 km/h
8bDivonne - Thonon  136.5 km  ITA  Michele DANCELLI  3:30:46  38.9 km/h
9Thonon - Chamonix  111.0 km  FRA  Roger PINGEON  2:48:23  39.6 km/h
10Chamonix - Briançon  220.5 km  BEL  Herman VAN SPRINGEL  6:41:43  32.9 km/h
11Briançon - Digne  198.0 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  5:58:55  33.1 km/h
12Digne - Aubagne  161.5 km  ITA  Felice GIMONDI  4:23:15  36.8 km/h
13Aubagne - La Grande-Motte  195.5 km  BEL  Guido REYBROECK  5:48:54  33.6 km/h
14La Grande-Motte - Revel  234.5 km  POR  Joaquim AGOSTINHO  6:59:53  33.5 km/h
15Revel - Revel  18.5 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  0:24:08  46.0 km/h
16Castelnaudary - Luchon  199.0 km  FRA  Raymond DELISLE  6:13:21  32.0 km/h
17Luchon - Mourenx  214.5 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  7:04:28  30.3 km/h
18Mourenx - Bordeaux  201.0 km  GBR  Barry HOBAN  5:44:43  35.0 km/h
19Libourne - Brive  192.5 km  GBR  Barry HOBAN  5:30:57  34.9 km/h
20Brive-la-Gaillarde - Puy-de-Dôme  198.0 km  FRA  Pierre MATIGNON  6:49:54  29.0 km/h
21Clermont-Ferrand - Montargis  329.5 km  BEL  Herman VAN SPRINGEL  9:37:47  34.2 km/h
22aMontargis - Créteil  111.5 km  BEL  Joseph SPRUYT  2:56:18  37.9 km/h
22bCréteil - Paris  36.8 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  0:47:38  46.4 km/h


Winners of stages in 1969 by nations (7):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 BEL  14 
 53,85% 
 ITA  3 
 11,54% 
 FRA  3 
 11,54% 
 POR  2 
 7,69% 
 GBR  2 
 7,69% 
 ESP  1 
 3,85% 
 GER  1 
 3,85% 



Winners of stages in 1969 by cyclists (18):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Eddy MERCKX  6 
 23,08% 
 Herman VAN SPRINGEL  2 
 7,69% 
 Barry HOBAN  2 
 7,69% 
 Joaquim AGOSTINHO  2 
 7,69% 
 Rudi ALTIG  1 
 3,85% 
 Felice GIMONDI  1 
 3,85% 
 Guido REYBROECK  1 
 3,85% 
 Raymond DELISLE  1 
 3,85% 
 Pierre MATIGNON  1 
 3,85% 
 Roger PINGEON  1 
 3,85% 
 Michele DANCELLI  1 
 3,85% 
 Mariano DIAZ  1 
 3,85% 
 Rik VAN LOOY  1 
 3,85% 
 Eric LEMAN  1 
 3,85% 
 Julien STEVENS  1 
 3,85% 
 FAEMA  1 
 3,85% 
 Marino BASSO  1 
 3,85% 
 Joseph SPRUYT  1 
 3,85% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 23 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [6]
Col d’Allos (2250 m):  ESP  Luis-Pedro SANTAMARINA
Col de la Madeleine (2000 m):  ESP  Andres GANDARIAS
Col de Vars (2110 m):  ESP  Gabriel MASCARO
Col du Télégraphe (1566 m):  ESP  Joaquim GALERA
Forclaz (1527 m):  FRA  Raymond PINGEON
Galibier (2645 m):  BEL  Eddy MERCKX
THE PYRENEES [7]
Aspin (1490 m):  ESP  Joaquim GALERA
Aubisque (1709 m):  BEL  Eddy MERCKX
Col de Menté (1349 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Peyresourde (1569 m):  ESP  Joaquim GALERA
Portet d’Aspet (1069 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Portillon (1298 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Tourmalet (2115 m):  BEL  Eddy MERCKX
Other mountains [10]
Ballon d’Alsace (1178 m):  BEL  Eddy MERCKX
Col de la Faucille (1323 m):  ESP  Mariano DIAZ
Col de la Schlucht (1139 m):  ESP  Mariano DIAZ
Col du Corobin (1230 m):  ESP  Gabriel MASCARO
Col du Firstplan (722 m):  POR  Joaquim AGOSTINHO
Côte des Rousses (1140 m):  ESP  Mariano DIAZ
Espigoulier (728 m):  ITA  Felice GIMONDI
Grand Ballon ou Ballon de Guebwiller (1424 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Grosse Pierre (923 m):  GER  Rudi ALTIG
Puy de Dôme (1415 m):  FRA  Pierre MATIGNON


Winners of ascents in 1969 by nations (6):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 ESP  10 
 43,48% 
 FRA  5 
 21,74% 
 BEL  5 
 21,74% 
 ITA  1 
 4,35% 
 POR  1 
 4,35% 
 GER  1 
 4,35% 



Winners of ascents in 1969 by cyclists (13):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Eddy MERCKX  4 
 17,39% 
 Raymond DELISLE  3 
 13,04% 
 Joaquim GALERA  3 
 13,04% 
 Mariano DIAZ  3 
 13,04% 
 Gabriel MASCARO  2 
 8,70% 
 Joaquim AGOSTINHO  1 
 4,35% 
 Andres GANDARIAS  1 
 4,35% 
 Felice GIMONDI  1 
 4,35% 
 Lucien VAN IMPE  1 
 4,35% 
 Rudi ALTIG  1 
 4,35% 
 Pierre MATIGNON  1 
 4,35% 
 Raymond PINGEON  1 
 4,35% 
 Luis-Pedro SANTAMARINA  1 
 4,35% 



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