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1970 | June 27 - July 19
Limoges - Paris

total distance: 4254.0 km
number of stages: 23

money for winner: 20 000 F
money total: 605 525 F

Eddy Merckx | Faema | Belgium | age: 25
time: 119hr 31min 49sec | average speed: 35.589 km/h
2nd place: Joop Zoetemelk (+ 12min 41sec)
3rd place: Gosta Pettersson (+ 15min 54sec)
winning team: Salvarani
number of participants: 150
finished: 100
not finished: 50
Jerseys winners:

 Eddy Merckx
 Walter Godefroot
 Eddy Merckx


Tour de France start:

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

 4 254 / 5 745 
 74,0%


Stages

number of stages in this year*: 29 | display finish towns on map
*total number of posibbilities to win the stage

STAGES - start, finish, length, winner, time, average speed
PLimoges - Limoges  7.4 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  0:09:57  44.6 km/h
1Limoges - La Rochelle  224.5 km  FRA  Cyrille GUIMARD  5:50:24  38.4 km/h
2La Rochelle - Angers  200.0 km  ITA  Italo ZILIOLI  4:41:19  42.7 km/h
3aAngers - Angers  10.7 km  BEL  Faema-Faemino  0:13:25  47.9 km/h
3bAngers - Rennes  140.0 km  ITA  Marino BASSO  3:20:06  42.0 km/h
4Rennes - Lisieux  229.0 km  BEL  Walter GODEFROOT  5:27:07  42.0 km/h
5aLisieux - Rouen  94.5 km  BEL  Walter GODEFROOT  2:05:02  45.3 km/h
5bRouen - Amiens  113.0 km  BEL  Joseph SPRUYT  2:32:34  44.4 km/h
6Amiens - Valenciennes  135.5 km  BEL  Roger DE VLAEMINCK  3:05:47  43.8 km/h
7aValenciennes - Forest  120.0 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  2:51:11  41.7 km/h
7bForest - Forest  7.2 km  ESP  José-Antonio GONZALEZ-LINARES  0:10:01  43.1 km/h
8Ciney - Felsberg  232.5 km  FRA  Alain VASSEUR  6:04:16  38.3 km/h
9Saarlouis - Mulhouse  269.5 km  DAN  Mogens FREY  7:44:14  34.8 km/h
10Belfort - Divonne  241.0 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  5:52:36  41.0 km/h
11aDivonne - Divonne  8.8 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  0:10:35  49.9 km/h
11bDivonne - Thonon  139.5 km  ITA  Marino BASSO  3:42:43  37.6 km/h
12Thonon - Grenoble  194.0 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  6:01:49  32.2 km/h
13Grenoble - Gap  194.5 km  ITA  Primo MORI  5:52:16  31.9 km/h
14Gap - Mont Ventoux  170.0 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  5:47:44  29.3 km/h
15Carpentras - Montpellier  144.5 km  NED  Marinus "Rini" WAGTMANS  3:53:58  37.1 km/h
16Montpellier - Toulouse  259.5 km  BEL  Albert VAN VLIERBERGHE  8:21:12  31.1 km/h
17Toulouse - Saint-Gaudens  190.0 km  ESP  Luis OCANA  5:20:47  35.5 km/h
18Saint-Gaudens - La Mongie  135.5 km  FRA  Bernard THEVENET  4:49:36  28.1 km/h
19Bagnères-de-Bigorre - Mourenx  185.5 km  FRA  Christian RAYMOND  5:27:25  34.0 km/h
20aMourenx - Bordeaux  231.0 km  GER  Rolf WOLFSHOHL  8:26:49  27.3 km/h
20bBordeaux - Bordeaux  8.2 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  0:10:32  46.7 km/h
21Ruffec - Tours  191.5 km  ITA  Marino BASSO  5:24:55  35.4 km/h
22Tours - Versailles  238.5 km  FRA  Jean-Pierre DANGUILLAUME  6:43:13  35.5 km/h
23Versailles - Paris  54.0 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  1:09:39  46.5 km/h


Winners of stages in 1970 by nations (7):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 BEL  14 
 48,28% 
 FRA  5 
 17,24% 
 ITA  5 
 17,24% 
 ESP  2 
 6,90% 
 DAN  1 
 3,45% 
 NED  1 
 3,45% 
 GER  1 
 3,45% 



Winners of stages in 1970 by cyclists (19):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Eddy MERCKX  8 
 27,59% 
 Marino BASSO  3 
 10,34% 
 Walter GODEFROOT  2 
 6,90% 
 Bernard THEVENET  1 
 3,45% 
 Christian RAYMOND  1 
 3,45% 
 Rolf WOLFSHOHL  1 
 3,45% 
 Luis OCANA  1 
 3,45% 
 Albert VAN VLIERBERGHE  1 
 3,45% 
 Marinus "Rini" WAGTMANS  1 
 3,45% 
 Primo MORI  1 
 3,45% 
 Mogens FREY  1 
 3,45% 
 Alain VASSEUR  1 
 3,45% 
 José-Antonio GONZALEZ-LINARES  1 
 3,45% 
 Roger DE VLAEMINCK  1 
 3,45% 
 Joseph SPRUYT  1 
 3,45% 
 Faema-Faemino  1 
 3,45% 
 Italo ZILIOLI  1 
 3,45% 
 Cyrille GUIMARD  1 
 3,45% 
 Jean-Pierre DANGUILLAUME  1 
 3,45% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 20 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [8]
Col de la Sentinelle (980 m):  ITA  Primo MORI
Col de Plainpalais (1173 m):  ITA  Primo MORI
Col de Porte (1326 m):  BEL  Eddy MERCKX
Col du Festre (1441 m):  ITA  Primo MORI
Col du Noyer (1664 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Cote de Laffrey (900 m):  ESP  Andres GANDARIAS
Cucheron (1139 m):  ESP  Andres GANDARIAS
Granier (1134 m):  ESP  Andres GANDARIAS
THE PYRENEES [7]
Aspin (1490 m):  ITA  Primo MORI
Aubisque (1709 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Col de Menté (1349 m):  ITA  Guerrino TOSELLO
La Mongie (1715 m):  FRA  Bernard THEVENET
Peyresourde (1569 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Soulor (1474 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Tourmalet (2115 m):  ESP  Andres GANDARIAS
Other mountains [5]
Col de la Faucille (1323 m):  ITA  Guerrino TOSELLO
Col de la Schlucht (1139 m):  ITA  Silvano SCHIAVON
Côte des Rousses (1140 m):  ITA  Guerrino TOSELLO
Grand Ballon ou Ballon de Guebwiller (1424 m):  DAN  Morgens FREY
Mont Ventoux (1909 m):  BEL  Eddy MERCKX


Winners of ascents in 1970 by nations (5):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 ITA  8 
 40,00% 
 FRA  5 
 25,00% 
 ESP  4 
 20,00% 
 BEL  2 
 10,00% 
 DAN  1 
 5,00% 



Winners of ascents in 1970 by cyclists (8):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Raymond DELISLE  4 
 20,00% 
 Andres GANDARIAS  4 
 20,00% 
 Primo MORI  4 
 20,00% 
 Guerrino TOSELLO  3 
 15,00% 
 Eddy MERCKX  2 
 10,00% 
 Silvano SCHIAVON  1 
 5,00% 
 Morgens FREY  1 
 5,00% 
 Bernard THEVENET  1 
 5,00% 



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