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1996 | June 29 - July 21
Hertogenbosch - Paris

total distance: 3765.0 km
number of stages: 21

money for winner: 2 200 000 F
money total: 12 002 250 F

Bjarne Riis | Deutsche Telekom | Denmark | age: 32
time: 95hr 57min 16sec | average speed: 39.227 km/h
2nd place: Jan Ullrich (+ 1min 41sec)
3rd place: Richard Virenque (+ 4min 37sec)
winning team: Festina
number of participants: 198
finished: 129
not finished: 69
Jerseys winners:

 Bjarne Riis
 Erik Zabel
 Richard Virenque
 Jan Ullrich


Tour de France start:

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

 3 765 / 5 745 
 65,5%


Stages

number of stages in this year*: 22 | display finish towns on map
*total number of posibbilities to win the stage

STAGES - start, finish, length, winner, time, average speed
P´s-Hertogenbosch - ´s-Hertogenbosch  9.4 km  SUI  Alex ZULLE  0:10:53  51.8 km/h
1´s-Hertogenbosch - s-Hertogenbosch  209.0 km  FRA  Frédéric MONCASSIN  5:00:01  41.8 km/h
2´s-Hertogenbosch - Wasquehal  247.5 km  ITA  Mario CIPOLLINI  6:29:22  38.1 km/h
3Wasquehal - Nogent-sur-Oise  195.0 km  GER  Erik ZABEL  5:29:21  35.5 km/h
4Soissons - Lac de Madine  232.0 km  FRA  Cyril SAUGRAIN  5:43:50  40.5 km/h
5Lac de Madine - Besançon  242.0 km  NED  Jeroen BLIJLEVENS  6:55:53  34.9 km/h
6Arc-et-Senans - Aix-les-Bains  207.0 km  NED  Michael BOOGERD  5:05:38  40.6 km/h
7Chambéry - Les Arcs  199.0 km  FRA  Luc LEBLANC  5:47:22  34.4 km/h
8Bourg-Saint-Maurice - Val d´Isère  30.5 km  RUS  Evgueni BERZIN  0:51:53  35.3 km/h
9Monetier les Bains - Sestriere  46.0 km  DAN  Bjarne RIIS  1:10:44  39.0 km/h
10Torino - Gap  208.5 km  GER  Erik ZABEL  5:08:10  40.6 km/h
11Gap - Valence  202.0 km  COL  Chepe GONZALEZ PICO  5:09:12  39.2 km/h
12Valence - Le Puy en Velay  143.5 km  SUI  Pascal RICHARD  3:29:19  41.1 km/h
13Le Puy en Velay - Superbesse  177.0 km  DAN  Rolf SORENSEN  4:03:56  43.5 km/h
14Besse - Tulle  186.5 km  UZB  Djamolidine ABDOUJAPAROV  4:06:29  45.4 km/h
15Brive-la-Gaillarde - Villeneuve sur Lot  176.0 km  ITA  Massimo PODENZANA  3:54:52  45.0 km/h
16Agen - Lourdes-Hautacam  199.0 km  DAN  Bjarne RIIS  4:56:16  40.3 km/h
17Argelès-Gazost - Pamplona  262.0 km  SUI  Laurent DUFAUX  7:07:08  36.8 km/h
18Pamplona - Hendaye  154.5 km  NED  Bart VOSKAMP  4:11:02  36.9 km/h
19Hendaye - Bordeaux  226.5 km  FRA  Frédéric MONCASSIN  5:25:11  41.8 km/h
20Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion  63.5 km  GER  Jan ULLRICH  1:15:31  50.5 km/h
21Palaiseau - Paris  147.5 km  ITA  Fabio BALDATO  3:30:44  42.0 km/h


Winners of stages in 1996 by nations (9):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 FRA  4 
 18,18% 
 NED  3 
 13,64% 
 DAN  3 
 13,64% 
 SUI  3 
 13,64% 
 ITA  3 
 13,64% 
 GER  3 
 13,64% 
 RUS  1 
 4,55% 
 COL  1 
 4,55% 
 UZB  1 
 4,55% 



Winners of stages in 1996 by cyclists (19):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Bjarne RIIS  2 
 9,09% 
 Frédéric MONCASSIN  2 
 9,09% 
 Erik ZABEL  2 
 9,09% 
 Rolf SORENSEN  1 
 4,55% 
 Djamolidine ABDOUJAPAROV  1 
 4,55% 
 Massimo PODENZANA  1 
 4,55% 
 Laurent DUFAUX  1 
 4,55% 
 Bart VOSKAMP  1 
 4,55% 
 Jan ULLRICH  1 
 4,55% 
 Pascal RICHARD  1 
 4,55% 
 Chepe GONZALEZ PICO  1 
 4,55% 
 Alex ZULLE  1 
 4,55% 
 Evgueni BERZIN  1 
 4,55% 
 Luc LEBLANC  1 
 4,55% 
 Michael BOOGERD  1 
 4,55% 
 Jeroen BLIJLEVENS  1 
 4,55% 
 Cyril SAUGRAIN  1 
 4,55% 
 Mario CIPOLLINI  1 
 4,55% 
 Fabio BALDATO  1 
 4,55% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 25 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [11]
Col de la Chau (1430 m):  FRA  Laurent BROCHARD
Col de la Madeleine (2000 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Col de la Sentinelle (980 m):  DAN  Rolf SORENSEN
Col du Rousset (1254 m):  FRA  Laurent BROCHARD
Cormet de Roselend (1968 m):  GER  Udo BÖLTS
Le col des Limouches (1086 m):  ITA  Stefano CATTAI
Les Arcs (1700 m):  FRA  Luc LEBLANC
Montgenèvre (1850 m):  DAN  Bjarne RIIS
Montgenèvre (1850 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Sestrières (2033 m):  DAN  Bjarne RIIS
Val-d’Isère (1820 m):  RUS  Evgueni BERZIN
THE PYRENEES [6]
Aubisque (1709 m):  AUS  Neil STEPHENS
Col du Soudet (1570 m):  AUS  Neil STEPHENS
Lourdes - Hautacam (1560 m):  DAN  Bjarne RIIS
Marie-Blanque (1035 m):  AUS  Neil STEPHENS
Port de Larrau (1573 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Soulor (1474 m):  FRA  Pascal HERVE
Other mountains [8]
Col de la Croix de l’Homme Mort (1163 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Col de la Croix Morand ou de Dyane (1401 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Col de Lachamp (1320 m):  ITA  Mirco GUALDI
Col des Fourches (970 m):  ITA  Stefano CATTAI
Côte de La Carrière (791 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Croix de la Serra (1049 m):  NED  Leon VAN BON
Saint-Anastaise (1160 m):  ITA  Paolo SAVOLDELLI
Super-Besse (1350 m):  POR  Orlando RODRIGUES


Winners of ascents in 1996 by nations (8):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 FRA  10 
 40,00% 
 DAN  4 
 16,00% 
 ITA  4 
 16,00% 
 AUS  3 
 12,00% 
 POR  1 
 4,00% 
 NED  1 
 4,00% 
 GER  1 
 4,00% 
 RUS  1 
 4,00% 



Winners of ascents in 1996 by cyclists (14):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Richard VIRENQUE  6 
 24,00% 
 Bjarne RIIS  3 
 12,00% 
 Neil STEPHENS  3 
 12,00% 
 Stefano CATTAI  2 
 8,00% 
 Laurent BROCHARD  2 
 8,00% 
 Pascal HERVE  1 
 4,00% 
 Leon VAN BON  1 
 4,00% 
 Luc LEBLANC  1 
 4,00% 
 Mirco GUALDI  1 
 4,00% 
 Rolf SORENSEN  1 
 4,00% 
 Evgueni BERZIN  1 
 4,00% 
 Paolo SAVOLDELLI  1 
 4,00% 
 Orlando RODRIGUES  1 
 4,00% 
 Udo BÖLTS  1 
 4,00% 



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