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1976 | June 24 - July 18
St. Jean de Monts - Paris

total distance: 4017.0 km
number of stages: 22

money for winner: 100 000 F
money total: 1 004 500 F

Lucien van Impe | Gitane | Belgium | age: 29
time: 116hr 22min 23sec | average speed: 34.518 km/h
2nd place: Joop Zoetemelk (+ 4min 14sec)
3rd place: Raymond Poulidor (+ 12min 8sec)
winning team: Kas
number of participants: 130
finished: 87
not finished: 43
Jerseys winners:

 Lucien van Impe
 Freddy Maertens
 Giancarlo Bellini
 Enrique Martinez-Heredia


Tour de France start:

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

 4 017 / 5 745 
 69,9%


Stages

number of stages in this year*: 27 | display finish towns on map
*total number of posibbilities to win the stage

STAGES - start, finish, length, winner, time, average speed
PSaint-Jean-de-Monts - Saint-Jean-de-Monts  8.0 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  0:11:03  43.4 km/h
1Saint-Jean-de-Monts - Angers  173.0 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  4:43:37  36.6 km/h
2Angers - Caen  236.5 km  ITA  Giovanni BATTAGLIN  6:43:49  35.1 km/h
3Le Touquet - Le Touquet  37.0 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  0:47:08  47.1 km/h
4Le Touquet - Bornem  258.0 km  NED  Hennie KUIPER  7:31:25  34.3 km/h
5aLeuven - Leuven  4.3 km  NED  Ti-Raleigh  0:05:21  48.2 km/h
5bLeuven - Verviers  144.0 km  ESP  Miguel-Maria LASA  3:51:17  37.4 km/h
6Bastogne - Nancy  209.0 km  ITA  Aldo PARECCHINI  5:22:32  38.9 km/h
7Nancy - Mulhouse  205.5 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  5:41:05  36.5 km/h
8Beaulieu - Divonne  220.5 km  FRA  Jacques ESCLASSAN  5:54:11  37.4 km/h
9Divonne - Alpe d’Huez  258.0 km  NED  Joop ZOETEMELK  8:31:49  30.2 km/h
10Bourg d’Oisans - Montgenèvre  167.0 km  NED  Joop ZOETEMELK  5:02:20  33.1 km/h
11Montgenèvre - Manosque  224.0 km  ESP  José-Luis VIEJO  5:42:34  39.2 km/h
12Port Barcarès - Pyrénées2000  205.5 km  FRA  Raymond DELISLE  6:47:32  30.3 km/h
13Font Romeu - Saint-Gaudens  188.0 km  BEL  Willy TEIRLINCK  4:57:23  37.9 km/h
14Saint-Gaudens - Saint-Lary-Soulan  139.0 km  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE  4:20:50  32.0 km/h
15Saint-Lary-Soulan - Pau  195.0 km  ITA  Wladimiro PANIZZA  6:01:37  32.4 km/h
16Pau - Fleurance  152.0 km  BEL  Michel POLLENTIER  4:38:33  32.7 km/h
17Fleurance - Auch  38.7 km  BEL  Ferdinand BRACKE  0:52:41  44.1 km/h
18aAuch - Langon  86.0 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  2:34:37  33.4 km/h
18bLangon - Lacanau  123.0 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  3:27:00  35.7 km/h
18cLacanau - Bordeaux  70.5 km  NED  Gerben KARSTENS  1:42:13  41.4 km/h
19Sainte-Foy-la-Grande - Tulle  219.5 km  FRA  Hubert MATHIS  6:46:00  32.4 km/h
20Tulle - Puy-de-Dôme  220.0 km  NED  Joop ZOETEMELK  6:52:52  32.0 km/h
21Montargis - Versailles  145.5 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  4:16:04  34.1 km/h
22aVersailles - Paris  6.0 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  0:07:46  46.4 km/h
22bParis - Paris  90.7 km  NED  Gerben KARSTENS  1:58:48  45.8 km/h


Winners of stages in 1976 by nations (5):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 BEL  12 
 44,44% 
 NED  7 
 25,93% 
 ITA  3 
 11,11% 
 FRA  3 
 11,11% 
 ESP  2 
 7,41% 



Winners of stages in 1976 by cyclists (17):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Freddy MAERTENS  8 
 29,63% 
 Joop ZOETEMELK  3 
 11,11% 
 Gerben KARSTENS  2 
 7,41% 
 Ferdinand BRACKE  1 
 3,70% 
 Michel POLLENTIER  1 
 3,70% 
 Wladimiro PANIZZA  1 
 3,70% 
 Lucien VAN IMPE  1 
 3,70% 
 Willy TEIRLINCK  1 
 3,70% 
 Raymond DELISLE  1 
 3,70% 
 José-Luis VIEJO  1 
 3,70% 
 Jacques ESCLASSAN  1 
 3,70% 
 Aldo PARECCHINI  1 
 3,70% 
 Miguel-Maria LASA  1 
 3,70% 
 Ti-Raleigh  1 
 3,70% 
 Hennie KUIPER  1 
 3,70% 
 Giovanni BATTAGLIN  1 
 3,70% 
 Hubert MATHIS  1 
 3,70% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 22 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [5]
Alpe-d’Huez (1860 m):  NED  Joop ZOETEMELK
Izoard (2361 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Lautaret (2058 m):  ITA  Luciano CONATI
Luitel (1262 m):  ITA  Giancarlo BELLINI
Montgenèvre (1850 m):  NED  Joop ZOETEMELK
THE PYRENEES [12]
Aspin (1490 m):  NED  Gerben KARSTENS
Aubisque (1709 m):  ITA  Wladimiro PANIZZA
Aussières (1057 m):  ITA  Giancarlo BELLINI
Col de Jau (1513 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Col de Menté (1349 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Col de Port (1249 m):  FRA  Roland SMET
Font-Romeu (1800 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Peyresourde (1569 m):  ESP  Luis OCANA
Pla d’Adet (Saint-Lary-Soulan) (1680 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Portillon (1298 m):  ESP  Pedro TORRES
Puymorens (1915 m):  ESP  Domingo PERURENA
Tourmalet (2115 m):  ESP  Francisco GALDOS
Other mountains [5]
Col de la Faucille (1323 m):  ITA  Giancarlo BELLINI
Col du Calvaire (1144 m):  ITA  Luciano CONATI
Côte des Rousses (1140 m):  ITA  Giancarlo BELLINI
Grand Ballon ou Ballon de Guebwiller (1424 m):  ITA  Giancarlo BELLINI
Puy de Dôme (1415 m):  NED  Joop ZOETEMELK


Winners of ascents in 1976 by nations (5):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 ITA  8 
 36,36% 
 ESP  4 
 18,18% 
 NED  4 
 18,18% 
 BEL  3 
 13,64% 
 FRA  3 
 13,64% 



Winners of ascents in 1976 by cyclists (12):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Giancarlo BELLINI  5 
 22,73% 
 Lucien VAN IMPE  3 
 13,64% 
 Joop ZOETEMELK  3 
 13,64% 
 Raymond DELISLE  2 
 9,09% 
 Luciano CONATI  2 
 9,09% 
 Wladimiro PANIZZA  1 
 4,55% 
 Domingo PERURENA  1 
 4,55% 
 Francisco GALDOS  1 
 4,55% 
 Roland SMET  1 
 4,55% 
 Luis OCANA  1 
 4,55% 
 Gerben KARSTENS  1 
 4,55% 
 Pedro TORRES  1 
 4,55% 



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