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1997 | July 5 - July 27
Rouen - Paris

total distance: 3950.0 km
number of stages: 21

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

Jan Ullrich | Telekom | Germany | age: 23
time: 100hr 30min 35sec | average speed: 39.237 km/h
2nd place: Richard Virenque (+ 9min 9sec)
3rd place: Marco Pantani (+ 14min 3sec)
winning team: Telekom
number of participants: 198
finished: 139
not finished: 59
Jerseys winners:

 Jan Ullrich
 Erik Zabel
 Richard Virenque
 Jan Ullrich


Tour de France start:

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

 3 950 / 5 745 
 68,8%


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
PRouen - Rouen  7.3 km  GBR  Chris BOARDMAN  0:08:20  52.6 km/h
1Rouen - Forges-les-Eaux  192.0 km  ITA  Mario CIPOLLINI  4:39:59  41.1 km/h
2St Valery-en-Caux - Vire  262.0 km  ITA  Mario CIPOLLINI  6:27:47  40.5 km/h
3Vire - Plumelec  224.0 km  GER  Erik ZABEL  4:54:33  45.6 km/h
4Plumelec - Le Puy de Fou  223.0 km  ITA  Nicola MINALI  5:46:42  38.6 km/h
5Chantonnay - La Châtre  261.5 km  FRA  Cédric VASSEUR  6:16:44  41.6 km/h
6Le Blanc - Marennes  217.5 km  NED  Jeroen BLIJLEVENS  5:58:09  36.4 km/h
7Marennes - Bordeaux  194.0 km  GER  Erik ZABEL  4:11:15  46.3 km/h
8Sauternes - Pau  161.5 km  GER  Erik ZABEL  3:22:42  47.8 km/h
9Pau - Loudenvielles  182.0 km  FRA  Laurent BROCHARD  5:24:57  33.6 km/h
10Luchon - Andorra  252.5 km  GER  Jan ULLRICH  7:46:06  32.5 km/h
11Andorra - Perpignan  192.0 km  FRA  Laurent DESBIENS  5:05:05  37.8 km/h
12Saint-Étienne - Saint-Étienne  55.0 km  GER  Jan ULLRICH  1:16:42  43.0 km/h
13Saint-Étienne - Alpe d’Huez  203.5 km  ITA  Marco PANTANI  5:02:42  40.3 km/h
14Bourg d’Oisans - Courchevel  148.0 km  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE  4:34:16  32.4 km/h
15Courchevel - Morzine-Avoriaz  208.5 km  ITA  Marco PANTANI  5:57:16  35.0 km/h
16Morzine-Avoriaz - Fribourg  181.0 km  FRA  Christophe MENGIN  4:30:11  40.2 km/h
17Fribourg - Colmar  218.5 km  AUS  Neil STEPHENS  4:54:38  44.5 km/h
18Colmar - Montbéliard  175.5 km  FRA  Didier ROUS  4:24:48  39.8 km/h
19Montbéliard - Dijon  172.0 km  ITA  Mario TRAVERSONI  4:03:17  42.4 km/h
20Disneyland-Paris - Disneyland-Paris  63.0 km  ESP  Abraham OLANO  1:15:57  49.8 km/h
21Disneyland-Paris - Paris  149.5 km  ITA  Nicola MINALI  3:54:36  38.2 km/h


Winners of stages in 1997 by nations (7):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 ITA  7 
 31,82% 
 FRA  6 
 27,27% 
 GER  5 
 22,73% 
 ESP  1 
 4,55% 
 GBR  1 
 4,55% 
 NED  1 
 4,55% 
 AUS  1 
 4,55% 



Winners of stages in 1997 by cyclists (16):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Erik ZABEL  3 
 13,64% 
 Marco PANTANI  2 
 9,09% 
 Mario CIPOLLINI  2 
 9,09% 
 Nicola MINALI  2 
 9,09% 
 Jan ULLRICH  2 
 9,09% 
 Christophe MENGIN  1 
 4,55% 
 Neil STEPHENS  1 
 4,55% 
 Didier ROUS  1 
 4,55% 
 Mario TRAVERSONI  1 
 4,55% 
 Chris BOARDMAN  1 
 4,55% 
 Richard VIRENQUE  1 
 4,55% 
 Laurent DESBIENS  1 
 4,55% 
 Laurent BROCHARD  1 
 4,55% 
 Jeroen BLIJLEVENS  1 
 4,55% 
 Cédric VASSEUR  1 
 4,55% 
 Abraham OLANO  1 
 4,55% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 30 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [12]
Alpe-d’Huez (1860 m):  ITA  Marco PANTANI
Col de la Colombière (1618 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Col de la Croix (1778 m):  COL  José Jaime GONZALES
Col de la Croix-Fry (1477 m):  FRA  Laurent JALABERT
Col de la Madeleine (2000 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Col de Tamié (907 m):  FRA  Laurent JALABERT
Col des Mosses (1448 m):  FRA  Stéphane HEULOT
Col du Glandon (1924 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Courchevel (2004 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Forclaz-de-Montmin (1150 m):  FRA  Laurent JALABERT
Joux-Plane (1713 m):  ITA  Marco PANTANI
Pas-de-Morgins (1369 m):  BEL  Frank VANDENBROUCKE
THE PYRENEES [13]
Andorre Arcalis (2240 m):  GER  Jan ULLRICH
Aspin (1490 m):  FRA  Pascal HERVE
Col d’Ordino (1910 m):  FRA  Jean-Philippe DOJWA
Col de Port (1249 m):  FRA  Laurent BROCHARD
Col de Val Louron-Azet (Col d´Azet) (1580 m):  ITA  Marco PANTANI
Col des Ares (797 m):  FRA  Laurent BROCHARD
Chioula (1450 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Port d’Envalira (2408 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Port d’Envalira (2408 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Portet d’Aspet (1069 m):  FRA  Laurent BROCHARD
Soulor (1474 m):  FRA  Laurent BROCHARD
Tourmalet (2115 m):  ESP  Javier PASCUAL RODRIGUEZ
Val Louron (1420 m):  ITA  Marco PANTANI
Other mountains [5]
Ballon d’Alsace (1178 m):  FRA  Didier ROUS
Col de la République (Grand Bois) (1161 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Côte de Gueberschwihr (559 m):  FRA  Laurent JALABERT
Croix de Chaubouret (1230 m):  GER  Jan ULLRICH
Grand Ballon ou Ballon de Guebwiller (1424 m):  ITA  Francesco CASAGRANDE


Winners of ascents in 1997 by nations (6):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 FRA  20 
 66,67% 
 ITA  5 
 16,67% 
 GER  2 
 6,67% 
 ESP  1 
 3,33% 
 COL  1 
 3,33% 
 BEL  1 
 3,33% 



Winners of ascents in 1997 by cyclists (13):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Richard VIRENQUE  8 
 26,67% 
 Laurent BROCHARD  4 
 13,33% 
 Marco PANTANI  4 
 13,33% 
 Laurent JALABERT  4 
 13,33% 
 Jan ULLRICH  2 
 6,67% 
 Francesco CASAGRANDE  1 
 3,33% 
 José Jaime GONZALES  1 
 3,33% 
 Jean-Philippe DOJWA  1 
 3,33% 
 Stéphane HEULOT  1 
 3,33% 
 Frank VANDENBROUCKE  1 
 3,33% 
 Javier PASCUAL RODRIGUEZ  1 
 3,33% 
 Didier ROUS  1 
 3,33% 
 Pascal HERVE  1 
 3,33% 



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