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1979 | June 27 - July 22
Fleurence - Paris

total distance: 3765.0 km
number of stages: 24

money for winner: 100 000 F
money total: 1 338 120 F

Bernard Hinault | Renault | France | age: 24
time: 103hr 6min 50sec | average speed: 36.513 km/h
2nd place: Joop Zoetemelk (+ 13min 7sec)
3rd place: Joaquim Agostinho (+ 26min 53sec)
winning team: Renault - Gitane
number of participants: 150
finished: 90
not finished: 60
Jerseys winners:

 Bernard Hinault
 Bernard Hinault
 Giovanni Battaglin
 Jean-Rene Bernadeau


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*: 25 | display finish towns on map
*total number of posibbilities to win the stage

STAGES - start, finish, length, winner, time, average speed
PFleurance - Fleurance  5.0 km  NED  Gerrie KNETEMANN  0:05:59  50.1 km/h
1Fleurance - Luchon  225.0 km  FRA  René BITTINGER  6:51:12  32.8 km/h
2Luchon - Superbagnères  23.9 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  0:53:59  26.6 km/h
3Luchon - Pau  180.5 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  4:58:29  36.3 km/h
4Captieux - Bordeaux  87.5 km  NED  Raleigh  1:47:15  48.9 km/h
5Neuville-de-Poitou - Angers  145.5 km  NED  Jan RAAS  3:38:00  40.8 km/h
6Angers - Saint-Brieuc  238.5 km  BEL  Jos JACOBS  6:24:15  37.2 km/h
7Saint-Hilaire du Harcouët - Deauville  158.2 km  NED  Léo VAN VLIET  4:05:51  38.6 km/h
8Deauville - Le Havre  90.2 km  NED  Raleigh  1:50:27  49.0 km/h
9Amiens - Roubaix  201.2 km  BEL  Ludo DELCROIX  4:49:03  42.1 km/h
10Roubaix - Brussel  124.0 km  NED  Jo MAAS  2:44:42  45.2 km/h
11Brussel - Brussel  33.4 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  0:43:01  46.6 km/h
12Rochefort - Metz  193.0 km  FRA  Christian SEZNEC  4:42:40  41.0 km/h
13Metz - Ballon d´Alsace  202.0 km  FRA  Pierre-Raymond VILLEMIANE  4:56:23  40.9 km/h
14Belfort - Evian  248.2 km  BEL  Marc DEMEYER  6:45:10  36.8 km/h
15Evian - Avoriaz  54.2 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  1:33:35  34.7 km/h
16Morzine-Avoriaz - Les Menuires  201.3 km  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE  6:05:16  33.1 km/h
17Les Menuires - Alpe d’Huez  166.5 km  POR  Joaquim AGOSTINHO  6:12:55  26.8 km/h
18Alpe d’Huez - Alpe d’Huez  118.5 km  NED  Joop ZOETEMELK  4:23:28  27.0 km/h
19Bourg d’Oisans - Saint-Priest  166.0 km  GER  Dietrich THURAU  4:48:40  34.5 km/h
20Saint-Priest - Dijon  239.6 km  ITA  Serge PARSANI  6:52:24  34.9 km/h
21Dijon - Dijon  48.8 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  1:08:53  42.5 km/h
22Dijon - Auxerre  189.0 km  NED  Gerrie KNETEMANN  5:32:22  34.1 km/h
23Auxerre - Nogent-sur-Marne  205.0 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  5:52:56  34.9 km/h
24Le Perreux - Paris  181.3 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  4:47:45  37.8 km/h


Winners of stages in 1979 by nations (6):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 FRA  10 
 40,00% 
 NED  8 
 32,00% 
 BEL  4 
 16,00% 
 POR  1 
 4,00% 
 GER  1 
 4,00% 
 ITA  1 
 4,00% 



Winners of stages in 1979 by cyclists (17):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Bernard HINAULT  7 
 28,00% 
 Gerrie KNETEMANN  2 
 8,00% 
 Raleigh  2 
 8,00% 
 Dietrich THURAU  1 
 4,00% 
 Joop ZOETEMELK  1 
 4,00% 
 Joaquim AGOSTINHO  1 
 4,00% 
 Lucien VAN IMPE  1 
 4,00% 
 Marc DEMEYER  1 
 4,00% 
 Pierre-Raymond VILLEMIANE  1 
 4,00% 
 Christian SEZNEC  1 
 4,00% 
 Jo MAAS  1 
 4,00% 
 Ludo DELCROIX  1 
 4,00% 
 Léo VAN VLIET  1 
 4,00% 
 Jos JACOBS  1 
 4,00% 
 Jan RAAS  1 
 4,00% 
 René BITTINGER  1 
 4,00% 
 Serge PARSANI  1 
 4,00% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 19 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [11]
Alpe-d’Huez (1860 m):  POR  Joaquim AGOSTINHO
Alpe-d’Huez (1860 m):  NED  Joop ZOETEMELK
Avoriaz (1800 m):  FRA  Bernard HINAULT
Col d’Ornon (1367 m):  FRA  Bernard BOURREAU
Col de la Madeleine (2000 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Col des Saisies (1633 m):  NED  Henk LUBBERDING
Col du Télégraphe (1566 m):  ITA  Giovanni BATTAGLIN
Colle del Morte (1368 m):  FRA  Mariano MARTINEZ
Cormet de Roselend (1968 m):  NED  Henk LUBBERDING
Galibier (2645 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Les Ménuires (1809 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
THE PYRENEES [6]
Aspin (1490 m):  FRA  René BITTINGER
Col de Menté (1349 m):  FRA  Bernard HINAULT
Peyresourde (1569 m):  FRA  Bernard HINAULT
Portillon (1298 m):  FRA  Jean-René BERNAUDEAU
Soulor (1474 m):  FRA  Mariano MARTINEZ
Superbagnères (1804 m):  FRA  Bernard HINAULT
Other mountains [2]
Ballon d’Alsace (1178 m):  FRA  Pierre-Raymond VILLEMIANE
Grosse Pierre (923 m):  FRA  Bernard VALLET


Winners of ascents in 1979 by nations (5):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 FRA  11 
 57,89% 
 NED  3 
 15,79% 
 BEL  3 
 15,79% 
 POR  1 
 5,26% 
 ITA  1 
 5,26% 



Winners of ascents in 1979 by cyclists (12):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Bernard HINAULT  4 
 21,05% 
 Lucien VAN IMPE  3 
 15,79% 
 Henk LUBBERDING  2 
 10,53% 
 Mariano MARTINEZ  2 
 10,53% 
 Bernard BOURREAU  1 
 5,26% 
 René BITTINGER  1 
 5,26% 
 Jean-René BERNAUDEAU  1 
 5,26% 
 Joaquim AGOSTINHO  1 
 5,26% 
 Pierre-Raymond VILLEMIANE  1 
 5,26% 
 Joop ZOETEMELK  1 
 5,26% 
 Giovanni BATTAGLIN  1 
 5,26% 
 Bernard VALLET  1 
 5,26% 



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