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1998 | July 11 - August 2
Dublin - Paris

total distance: 3875.0 km
number of stages: 21

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

Marco Pantani | Mercatone Uno | Italy | age: 28
time: 92hr 49min 46sec | average speed: 39.983 km/h
2nd place: Jan Ullrich (+ 3min 21sec)
3rd place: Bobby Julich (+ 4min 8sec)
winning team: Cofidis
number of participants: 189
finished: 96
not finished: 93
Jerseys winners:

 Marco Pantani
 Erik Zabel
 Christophe Rinero
 Jan Ullrich


Tour de France start:

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

 3 875 / 5 745 
 67,4%


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
PDublin - Dublin  5.6 km  GBR  Chris BOARDMAN  0:06:12  54.2 km/h
1Dublin - Dublin  180.5 km  BEL  Tom STEELS  4:29:58  40.1 km/h
2Enniscothy - Cork  205.5 km  CZE  Jan SVORADA  5:45:10  35.7 km/h
3Roscoff - Lorient  169.0 km  GER  Jens HEPPNER  3:33:36  47.5 km/h
4Plouay - Cholet  252.0 km  NED  Jeroen BLIJLEVENS  5:48:32  43.4 km/h
5Cholet - Châteauroux  228.5 km  ITA  Mario CIPOLLINI  5:18:49  43.0 km/h
6La Châtre - Brive-la-Gaillarde  204.5 km  ITA  Mario CIPOLLINI  5:05:32  40.2 km/h
7Meyrignac l´Eglise - Corrèze  58.0 km  GER  Jan ULLRICH  1:15:25  46.1 km/h
8Brive-la-Gaillarde - Montauban  190.5 km  FRA  Jacky DURAND  4:40:55  40.7 km/h
9Montauban - Pau  210.0 km  NED  Leon VAN BON  5:21:10  39.2 km/h
10Pau - Luchon  196.5 km  ITA  Rodolfo MASSI  5:49:40  33.7 km/h
11Luchon - Plateau de Beille  170.0 km  ITA  Marco PANTANI  5:15:27  32.3 km/h
12Tarascon-sur-Ariège - Le Cap d´Agde  222.0 km  BEL  Tom STEELS  4:12:51  48.9 km/h
13Frontignan-La-Peyrade - Carpentras  196.0 km  ITA  Daniele NARDELLO  4:32:46  43.1 km/h
14Valréas - Grenoble  186.5 km  AUS  Stuart O’GRADY  4:30:53  41.3 km/h
15Grenoble - Les Deux Alpes  189.0 km  ITA  Marco PANTANI  5:43:45  33.0 km/h
16Vizille - Albertville  204.0 km  GER  Jan ULLRICH  5:39:47  36.0 km/h
17Albertville - Aix-les-Bains  149.0 km        0.0 km/h
18Aix-les-Bains - Neuchâtel  218.5 km  BEL  Tom STEELS  4:53:27  44.7 km/h
19La Chaux de Fonds - Autun  242.0 km  SWE  Magnus BACKSTEDT  5:10:14  46.8 km/h
20Montceau-les-Mines - Le Creusot  52.0 km  GER  Jan ULLRICH  1:03:52  48.9 km/h
21Melun - Paris  147.5 km  BEL  Tom STEELS  3:46:54  39.0 km/h


Winners of stages in 1998 by nations (10):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 ITA  6 
 27,27% 
 BEL  4 
 18,18% 
 GER  4 
 18,18% 
 NED  2 
 9,09% 
 AUS  1 
 4,55% 
   1 
 4,55% 
 SWE  1 
 4,55% 
 GBR  1 
 4,55% 
 CZE  1 
 4,55% 
 FRA  1 
 4,55% 



Winners of stages in 1998 by cyclists (15):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Tom STEELS  4 
 18,18% 
 Jan ULLRICH  3 
 13,64% 
 Mario CIPOLLINI  2 
 9,09% 
 Marco PANTANI  2 
 9,09% 
 Chris BOARDMAN  1 
 4,55% 
   1 
 4,55% 
 Stuart O’GRADY  1 
 4,55% 
 Daniele NARDELLO  1 
 4,55% 
 Rodolfo MASSI  1 
 4,55% 
 Leon VAN BON  1 
 4,55% 
 Jacky DURAND  1 
 4,55% 
 Jeroen BLIJLEVENS  1 
 4,55% 
 Jens HEPPNER  1 
 4,55% 
 Jan SVORADA  1 
 4,55% 
 Magnus BACKSTEDT  1 
 4,55% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 21 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [10]
Col de la Madeleine (2000 m):  GER  Jan ULLRICH
Col de Porte (1326 m):  FRA  Stéphane HEULOT
Col du Rousset (1254 m):  AUS  Stuart O’GRADY
Col du Télégraphe (1566 m):  ITA  Rodolfo MASSI
Croix de Fer (2067 m):  ITA  Rodolfo MASSI
Cucheron (1139 m):  FRA  Stéphane HEULOT
Galibier (2645 m):  ITA  Marco PANTANI
Grand Cucheron (1188 m):  FRA  Stéphane HEULOT
Granier (1134 m):  FRA  Stéphane HEULOT
Les Deux-Alpes (1644 m):  ITA  Marco PANTANI
THE PYRENEES [9]
Aspin (1490 m):  ITA  Rodolfo MASSI
Aubisque (1709 m):  FRA  Cédric VASSEUR
Col de la Core (1373 m):  SUI  Roland MEIER
Col de Menté (1349 m):  ITA  Alberto ELLI
Col de Port (1249 m):  SUI  Roland MEIER
Peyresourde (1569 m):  ITA  Rodolfo MASSI
Plateau de Beille (1747 m):  ITA  Marco PANTANI
Portet d’Aspet (1069 m):  ITA  Alberto ELLI
Tourmalet (2115 m):  ITA  Alberto ELLI
Other mountains [2]
Col de la Faucille (1323 m):  FRA  Cédric VASSEUR
Col de Murs (637 m):  ESP  Vicente GARCIA ACOSTA


Winners of ascents in 1998 by nations (6):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 ITA  10 
 47,62% 
 FRA  6 
 28,57% 
 SUI  2 
 9,52% 
 ESP  1 
 4,76% 
 GER  1 
 4,76% 
 AUS  1 
 4,76% 



Winners of ascents in 1998 by cyclists (9):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Stéphane HEULOT  4 
 19,05% 
 Rodolfo MASSI  4 
 19,05% 
 Marco PANTANI  3 
 14,29% 
 Alberto ELLI  3 
 14,29% 
 Cédric VASSEUR  2 
 9,52% 
 Roland MEIER  2 
 9,52% 
 Vicente GARCIA ACOSTA  1 
 4,76% 
 Stuart O’GRADY  1 
 4,76% 
 Jan ULLRICH  1 
 4,76% 



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