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1981 | June 25 - July 19
Nice - Paris

total distance: 3753.0 km
number of stages: 24

money for winner: 130 000 F
money total: 2 324 000 F

Bernard Hinault | Renault | France | age: 26
time: 96hr 19min 38sec | average speed: 38.960 km/h
2nd place: Lucien Van Impe (+ 14min 34sec)
3rd place: Robert Alban (+ 17min 4sec)
winning team: Peugeot
number of participants: 150
finished: 121
not finished: 29
Jerseys winners:

 Bernard Hinault
 Freddy Maertens
 Lucien van Impe
 Peter Winnen


Tour de France start:

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

 3 753 / 5 745 
 65,3%


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
PNice - Nice  5.8 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  0:06:48  51.2 km/h
1aNice - Nice  97.0 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  2:23:19  40.6 km/h
1bNice - Nice  40.0 km  NED  Raleigh  0:46:20  51.8 km/h
2Nice - Martigues  254.0 km  NED  Johan VAN DER VELDE  6:32:27  38.8 km/h
3Martigues - Narbonne Plage  232.0 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  6:33:50  35.3 km/h
4Narbonne Plage - Carcassonne  77.2 km  NED  Raleigh  1:41:03  45.8 km/h
5Saint-Gaudens - Saint-Lary-Soulan  117.5 km  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE  3:32:32  33.2 km/h
6Nay - Pau  26.7 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  0:35:52  44.7 km/h
7Pau - Bordeaux  227.0 km  SUI  Urs FREULER  5:37:24  40.4 km/h
8Rochefort - Nantes  182.0 km  NED  Ad WIJNANDS  4:35:37  39.6 km/h
9Nantes - Le Mans  196.5 km  BEL  René MARTENS  4:23:09  44.8 km/h
10Le Mans - Aulnay-sous-Bois  264.0 km  NED  Ad WIJNANDS  6:30:41  39.7 km/h
11Compiègne - Roubaix  246.0 km  BEL  Daniel WILLEMS  6:18:34  39.0 km/h
12aRoubaix - Brussel  107.3 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  2:25:48  44.2 km/h
12bBrussel - Zolder  137.8 km  BEL  Eddy PLANCKAERT  3:22:31  40.8 km/h
13Beringen - Hasselt  157.4 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  4:01:20  39.1 km/h
14Hasselt - Mulhouse  38.5 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  0:50:30  45.7 km/h
15Besançon - Thonon  231.0 km  IRL  Sean KELLY  5:47:07  39.9 km/h
16Thonon - Morzine-Avoriaz  199.5 km  FRA  Robert ALBAN  6:14:29  32.0 km/h
17Morzine-Avoriaz - Alpe d’Huez  230.5 km  NED  Peter WINNEN  7:36:18  30.3 km/h
18Alpe d’Huez - Le Pleynet  134.0 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  4:16:43  31.3 km/h
19Veurey - Saint-Priest  117.5 km  BEL  Daniel WILLEMS  3:07:02  37.7 km/h
20Saint-Priest - Saint-Priest  46.5 km  FRA  Bernard HINAULT  1:01:16  45.5 km/h
21Auxerre - Fontenay-sous-Bois  207.0 km  NED  Johan VAN DER VELDE  5:32:36  37.3 km/h
22Fontenay-sous-Bois - Paris  186.8 km  BEL  Freddy MAERTENS  4:45:24  39.3 km/h


Winners of stages in 1981 by nations (5):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 BEL  10 
 40,00% 
 NED  7 
 28,00% 
 FRA  6 
 24,00% 
 SUI  1 
 4,00% 
 IRL  1 
 4,00% 



Winners of stages in 1981 by cyclists (13):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Bernard HINAULT  5 
 20,00% 
 Freddy MAERTENS  5 
 20,00% 
 Daniel WILLEMS  2 
 8,00% 
 Ad WIJNANDS  2 
 8,00% 
 Johan VAN DER VELDE  2 
 8,00% 
 Raleigh  2 
 8,00% 
 Lucien VAN IMPE  1 
 4,00% 
 Urs FREULER  1 
 4,00% 
 René MARTENS  1 
 4,00% 
 Eddy PLANCKAERT  1 
 4,00% 
 Sean KELLY  1 
 4,00% 
 Robert ALBAN  1 
 4,00% 
 Peter WINNEN  1 
 4,00% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 15 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [10]
Alpe-d’Huez (1860 m):  NED  Peter WINNEN
Col de la Madeleine (2000 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Col de Parménie (571 m):  FRA  Bernard THEVENET
Col du Glandon (1924 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Cordon (Sallanches) (975 m):  BEL  William TACKAERT
Joux-Plane (1713 m):  FRA  Robert ALBAN
Joux-Verte (1760 m):  FRA  Robert ALBAN
Le Pleynet (1445 m):  FRA  Bernard HINAULT
Luitel (1262 m):  BEL  Roger DE CNIJF
Mont Salève (1307 m):  BEL  Hendrik DEVOS
THE PYRENEES [3]
Col des Ares (797 m):  FRA  Bernard BECAAS
Peyresourde (1569 m):  FRA  Bernard HINAULT
Pla d’Adet (Saint-Lary-Soulan) (1680 m):  BEL  Lucien VAN IMPE
Other mountains [2]
Col de la Faucille (1323 m):  FRA  Roger LEGEAY
Côte des Rousses (1140 m):  FRA  Roger LEGEAY


Winners of ascents in 1981 by nations (3):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 FRA  8 
 53,33% 
 BEL  6 
 40,00% 
 NED  1 
 6,67% 



Winners of ascents in 1981 by cyclists (10):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Lucien VAN IMPE  3 
 20,00% 
 Robert ALBAN  2 
 13,33% 
 Bernard HINAULT  2 
 13,33% 
 Roger LEGEAY  2 
 13,33% 
 Peter WINNEN  1 
 6,67% 
 Hendrik DEVOS  1 
 6,67% 
 William TACKAERT  1 
 6,67% 
 Bernard BECAAS  1 
 6,67% 
 Bernard THEVENET  1 
 6,67% 
 Roger DE CNIJF  1 
 6,67% 



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