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1974 | June 27 - July 21
Brest - Paris

total distance: 4098.0 km
number of stages: 22

money for winner: 30 000 F
money total: 802 650 F

Eddy Merckx | Molteni | Belgium | age: 29
time: 116hr 16min 58sec | average speed: 35.241 km/h
2nd place: Raymond Poulidor (+ 8min 4sec)
3rd place: Vicente Lopez-Carril (+ 8min 9sec)
winning team: Kas
number of participants: 130
finished: 105
not finished: 25
Jerseys winners:

 Eddy Merckx
 Patrick Sercu
 Domingo Perurena


Tour de France start:

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

 4 098 / 5 745 
 71,3%


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
PBrest - Brest  7.1 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  0:08:54  47.9 km/h
1Brest - Saint-Pol de Léon  144.0 km  ITA  Ercole GUALAZZINI  3:25:30  42.0 km/h
2Plymouth - Plymouth  163.7 km  NED  Henk POPPE  3:53:44  42.0 km/h
3Morlaix - Saint-Malo  190.0 km  BEL  Patrick SERCU  4:45:57  39.9 km/h
4Saint-Malo - Caen  184.5 km  BEL  Patrick SERCU  4:48:54  38.3 km/h
5Caen - Dieppe  165.0 km  BEL  Ronald DE WITTE  4:15:34  38.7 km/h
6aDieppe - Harelbeke  239.0 km  FRA  Jean-Luc MOLINERIS  6:18:56  37.8 km/h
6bHarelbeke - Harelbeke  9.0 km  ITA  Molteni  0:10:49  49.9 km/h
7Mons - Chalons-sur-Marne  221.5 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  6:38:37  33.3 km/h
8aChalons-sur-Marne - Chaumont  136.0 km  FRA  Cyrille GUIMARD  3:44:08  36.4 km/h
8bChaumont - Besançon  152.0 km  BEL  Patrick SERCU  4:25:04  34.4 km/h
9Besançon - Gaillard  241.0 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  7:09:58  33.6 km/h
10Gaillard - Aix-les-Bains  131.5 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  3:46:44  34.8 km/h
11Aix-les-Bains - Serre-Chevalier  199.0 km  ESP  Vicente LOPEZ-CARRIL  6:55:36  28.7 km/h
12Savines - Orange  231.0 km  BEL  Joseph SPRUYT  7:15:12  31.8 km/h
13Avignon - Montpellier  126.0 km  GBR  Barry HOBAN  3:15:42  38.6 km/h
14Lodève - Colomiers  248.5 km  FRA  Jean-Pierre GENET  7:12:50  34.4 km/h
15Colomiers - Seo de Urgel  225.0 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  6:42:29  33.5 km/h
16Seo de Urgel - Saint-Lary-Soulan  209.0 km  FRA  Raymond POULIDOR  7:53:29  26.5 km/h
17Saint-Lary-Soulan - Tourmalet  119.0 km  FRA  Jean-Pierre DANGUILLAUME  3:58:44  29.9 km/h
18Bagnères-de-Bigorre - Pau  141.5 km  FRA  Jean-Pierre DANGUILLAUME  4:19:20  32.7 km/h
19aPau - Bordeaux  195.5 km  FRA  Francis CAMPANER  4:51:56  40.2 km/h
19bBordeaux - Bordeaux  12.4 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  0:16:15  45.8 km/h
20Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie - Nantes  120.0 km  NED  Gérard VIANEN  2:53:21  41.5 km/h
21aVouvray - Orléans  112.5 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  2:19:05  48.5 km/h
21bOrléans - Orléans  37.5 km  BEL  Michel POLLENTIER  0:48:23  46.5 km/h
22Orléans - Paris  146.0 km  BEL  Eddy MERCKX  3:49:22  38.2 km/h


Winners of stages in 1974 by nations (6):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 BEL  14 
 51,85% 
 FRA  7 
 25,93% 
 ITA  2 
 7,41% 
 NED  2 
 7,41% 
 ESP  1 
 3,70% 
 GBR  1 
 3,70% 



Winners of stages in 1974 by cyclists (17):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Eddy MERCKX  8 
 29,63% 
 Patrick SERCU  3 
 11,11% 
 Jean-Pierre DANGUILLAUME  2 
 7,41% 
 Gérard VIANEN  1 
 3,70% 
 Francis CAMPANER  1 
 3,70% 
 Raymond POULIDOR  1 
 3,70% 
 Jean-Pierre GENET  1 
 3,70% 
 Barry HOBAN  1 
 3,70% 
 Joseph SPRUYT  1 
 3,70% 
 Vicente LOPEZ-CARRIL  1 
 3,70% 
 Cyrille GUIMARD  1 
 3,70% 
 Molteni  1 
 3,70% 
 Jean-Luc MOLINERIS  1 
 3,70% 
 Ronald DE WITTE  1 
 3,70% 
 Henk POPPE  1 
 3,70% 
 Ercole GUALAZZINI  1 
 3,70% 
 Michel POLLENTIER  1 
 3,70% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 20 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [6]
Col de Marocaz (958 m):  BEL  Eric LEMAN
Col du Télégraphe (1566 m):  BEL  Herman VANSPRINGEL
Galibier (2645 m):  ESP  Vicente LOPEZ-CARRIL
Grand Cucheron (1188 m):  ESP  Domingo PERURENA
Mont du Chat (1504 m):  ESP  Gonzalo AJA
Mont Salève (1307 m):  ESP  Gonzalo AJA
THE PYRENEES [10]
Aspin (1490 m):  FRA  Jean-Pierre DANGUILLAUME
Bonaiga (2072 m):  ESP  Domingo PERURENA
Peyresourde (1569 m):  ESP  Vicente LOPEZ-CARRIL
Pla d’Adet (Saint-Lary-Soulan) (1680 m):  FRA  Raymond POULIDOR
Port d’Envalira (2408 m):  FRA  Raymond DELISLE
Portillon (1298 m):  ESP  Domingo PERURENA
Puerta del Canto (1725 m):  ESP  Domingo PERURENA
Soulor (1474 m):  ESP  Andres OLIVA
Tourmalet (2115 m):  FRA  Jean-Pierre DANGUILLAUME
Tourmalet (2115 m):  ESP  Gonzalo AJA
Other mountains [4]
Baraque de Bral (610 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Col de la Faucille (1323 m):  ESP  Andres OLIVA
Côte des Rousses (1140 m):  ESP  Andrês Oliva SANCHEZ
Mont Ventoux (1909 m):  ESP  Gonzalo AJA


Winners of ascents in 1974 by nations (3):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 ESP  13 
 65,00% 
 FRA  4 
 20,00% 
 BEL  3 
 15,00% 



Winners of ascents in 1974 by cyclists (11):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Domingo PERURENA  4 
 20,00% 
 Gonzalo AJA  4 
 20,00% 
 Vicente LOPEZ-CARRIL  2 
 10,00% 
 Andres OLIVA  2 
 10,00% 
 Jean-Pierre DANGUILLAUME  2 
 10,00% 
 Herman VANSPRINGEL  1 
 5,00% 
 Raymond POULIDOR  1 
 5,00% 
 Andrês Oliva SANCHEZ  1 
 5,00% 
 Raymond DELISLE  1 
 5,00% 
 Lucien VAN IMPE  1 
 5,00% 
 Eric LEMAN  1 
 5,00% 



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