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1961 | June 25 - July 16
Rouen - Paris

total distance: 4397.0 km
number of stages: 21

money for winner: 20 000 F
money total: 500 000 F

Jacques Anquetil | France | France | age: 27
time: 122hr 1min 33sec | average speed: 36.033 km/h
2nd place: Guido Carlesi (+ 12min 14sec)
3rd place: Charly Gaul (+ 12min 16sec)
winning team: France
number of participants: 132
finished: 72
not finished: 60
Jerseys winners:

 Jacques Anquetil
 Andre Darrigade
 Imerio Massignan


Tour de France start:

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

 4 397 / 5 745 
 76,5%


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
1aRouen - Versailles  136.5 km  FRA  André DARRIGADE  3:15:16  41.9 km/h
1bVersailles - Versailles  28.5 km  FRA  Jacques ANQUETIL  0:39:43  43.1 km/h
2Pontoise - Roubaix  230.5 km  FRA  André DARRIGADE  5:31:26  41.7 km/h
3Roubaix - Charleroi  197.5 km  BEL  Emile DAEMS  5:00:51  39.4 km/h
4Charleroi - Metz  237.5 km  FRA  Anatole NOVAK  6:23:31  37.2 km/h
5Metz - Strasbourg  221.0 km  FRA  Louis BERGAUD  5:48:05  38.1 km/h
6Strasbourg - Belfort  180.5 km  BEL  Jo PLANCKAERT  4:35:39  39.3 km/h
7Belfort - Chalon-sur-Saône  214.5 km  FRA  Jean STABLINSKI  5:21:11  40.1 km/h
8Chalon-sur-Saône - Saint-Étienne  240.5 km  FRA  Jean FORESTIER  7:05:10  33.9 km/h
9Saint-Étienne - Grenoble  230.0 km  LUX  Charly GAUL  7:05:04  32.5 km/h
10Grenoble - Torino  250.5 km  FRA  Guy IGNOLIN  7:30:59  33.3 km/h
11Torino - Antibes  225.0 km  ITA  Guido CARLESI  6:42:01  33.6 km/h
12Antibes - Aix-en-Provence  199.0 km  BEL  Michel VAN AERDE  5:43:08  34.8 km/h
13Aix-en-Provence - Montpellier  177.5 km  FRA  André DARRIGADE  4:38:37  38.2 km/h
14Montpellier - Perpignan  174.0 km  BEL  Eddy PAUWELS  4:21:42  39.9 km/h
15Perpignan - Toulouse  206.0 km  ITA  Guido CARLESI  5:33:58  37.0 km/h
16Toulouse - Superbagnères  208.0 km  ITA  Imerio MASSIGNAN  6:58:17  29.8 km/h
17Luchon - Pau  197.0 km  BEL  Eddy PAUWELS  6:29:57  30.3 km/h
18Pau - Bordeaux  207.0 km  BEL  Martin VAN GENEUGDEN  5:37:18  36.8 km/h
19Bergerac - Périgueux  74.5 km  FRA  Jacques ANQUETIL  1:42:32  43.6 km/h
20Périgueux - Tours  309.5 km  FRA  André DARRIGADE  8:35:59  36.0 km/h
21Tours - Paris  252.5 km  FRA  Robert CAZALA  6:31:17  38.7 km/h


Winners of stages in 1961 by nations (4):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 FRA  12 
 54,55% 
 BEL  6 
 27,27% 
 ITA  3 
 13,64% 
 LUX  1 
 4,55% 



Winners of stages in 1961 by cyclists (16):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 André DARRIGADE  4 
 18,18% 
 Jacques ANQUETIL  2 
 9,09% 
 Eddy PAUWELS  2 
 9,09% 
 Guido CARLESI  2 
 9,09% 
 Martin VAN GENEUGDEN  1 
 4,55% 
 Imerio MASSIGNAN  1 
 4,55% 
 Michel VAN AERDE  1 
 4,55% 
 Guy IGNOLIN  1 
 4,55% 
 Charly GAUL  1 
 4,55% 
 Jean FORESTIER  1 
 4,55% 
 Jean STABLINSKI  1 
 4,55% 
 Jo PLANCKAERT  1 
 4,55% 
 Louis BERGAUD  1 
 4,55% 
 Anatole NOVAK  1 
 4,55% 
 Emile DAEMS  1 
 4,55% 
 Robert CAZALA  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 [6]
Col de Porte (1326 m):  LUX  Charly GAUL
Col de Tende (1869 m):  ITA  Imerio MASSIGNAN
Croix de Fer (2067 m):  FRA  Guy IGNOLIN
Cucheron (1139 m):  LUX  Charly GAUL
Granier (1134 m):  LUX  Charly GAUL
Mont-Cenis (2083 m):  FRA  Emmanuel BUSTO
THE PYRENEES [7]
Aspin (1490 m):  FRA  Marcel QUEHEILLE
Aubisque (1709 m):  BEL  Eddy PAUWELS
Col des Ares (797 m):  ITA  Imerio MASSIGNAN
Peyresourde (1569 m):  ITA  Imerio MASSIGNAN
Portillon (1298 m):  ITA  Imerio MASSIGNAN
Superbagnères (1804 m):  ITA  Imerio MASSIGNAN
Tourmalet (2115 m):  FRA  Marcel QUEHEILLE
Other mountains [8]
Ballon d’Alsace (1178 m):  BEL  Jo PLANCKAERT
Col de Braus (1002 m):  ITA  Imerio MASSIGNAN
Col de Brouis (880 m):  FRA  Imerio MASSIGNAN
Col de la République (Grand Bois) (1161 m):  FRA  Guy IGNOLIN
Col de la Schlucht (1139 m):  BEL  Jo PLANCKAERT
Donon (727 m):  FRA  Louis BERGAUD
Champ du Messin (1010 m):  FRA  Stéphan LACH
Struthof (788 m):  FRA  Stéphan LACH


Winners of ascents in 1961 by nations (4):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 FRA  9 
 42,86% 
 ITA  6 
 28,57% 
 LUX  3 
 14,29% 
 BEL  3 
 14,29% 



Winners of ascents in 1961 by cyclists (9):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Imerio MASSIGNAN  7 
 33,33% 
 Charly GAUL  3 
 14,29% 
 Stéphan LACH  2 
 9,52% 
 Marcel QUEHEILLE  2 
 9,52% 
 Jo PLANCKAERT  2 
 9,52% 
 Guy IGNOLIN  2 
 9,52% 
 Emmanuel BUSTO  1 
 4,76% 
 Louis BERGAUD  1 
 4,76% 
 Eddy PAUWELS  1 
 4,76% 



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