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1999 | July 3 - July 25
Le Puy de Fou - Paris

total distance: 3870.0 km
number of stages: 20

money for winner: 2 200 000 F
money total: 14 964 950 F

Lance Armstrong was the original winner.
In 2012 he lost all his titles.


time: 91hr 32min 16sec | average speed: 40.276 km/h
2nd place: Alex Zulle (+ 7min 37sec)
3rd place: Fernando Escartin (+ 10min 26sec)
winning team: Banesto
number of participants: 180
finished: 141
not finished: 39
Jerseys winners:

 
 Erik Zabel
 Richard Virenque
 Benoit Salmon


Tour de France start:

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

 3 870 / 5 745 
 67,4%


Stages

number of stages in this year*: 21 | display finish towns on map
*total number of posibbilities to win the stage

STAGES - start, finish, length, winner, time, average speed
PLe Puy du Fou - Le Puy du Fou  6.8 km  USA  Lance ARMSTRONG  0:08:02  50.8 km/h
1Montaigu - Challans  208.0 km  EST  Jaan KIRSIPUU  4:56:18  42.1 km/h
2Challans - Saint-Nazaire  176.0 km  BEL  Tom STEELS  3:45:32  46.8 km/h
3Nantes - Laval  194.5 km  BEL  Tom STEELS  4:29:27  43.3 km/h
4Laval - Blois  194.5 km  ITA  Mario CIPOLLINI  3:51:45  50.4 km/h
5Bonneval - Amiens  233.5 km  ITA  Mario CIPOLLINI  5:36:28  41.6 km/h
6Amiens - Maubeuge  171.5 km  ITA  Mario CIPOLLINI  4:11:09  41.0 km/h
7Avesnes-sur-Helpe - Thionville  227.0 km  ITA  Mario CIPOLLINI  5:26:59  41.7 km/h
8Metz - Metz  56.5 km  USA  Lance ARMSTRONG  1:08:36  49.4 km/h
9Le Grand Bornand - Sestriere  213.5 km  USA  Lance ARMSTRONG  5:57:11  35.9 km/h
10Sestriere - Alpe d’Huez  220.5 km  ITA  Giuseppe GUERINI  6:42:31  32.9 km/h
11Bourg d’Oisans - Saint-Étienne  198.5 km  BEL  Ludo DIERCKXSENS  4:34:03  43.5 km/h
12Saint-Galmier - Saint-Flour  201.5 km  ESP  David ETXEBARRIA  4:53:50  41.1 km/h
13Saint-Flour - Albi  236.5 km  ITA  Salvatore COMMESSO  5:52:45  40.2 km/h
14Castres - Saint-Gaudens  199.0 km  RUS  Dimitri KONYSHEV  4:37:59  43.0 km/h
15Saint-Gaudens - Piau-Engaly  173.0 km  ESP  Fernando ESCARTIN  5:19:49  32.5 km/h
16Lannemezan - Pau  192.0 km  ESP  David ETXEBARRIA  5:17:07  36.3 km/h
17Mourenx - Bordeaux  199.0 km  BEL  Tom STEELS  4:22:29  45.5 km/h
18Jonzac - Futuroscope  184.5 km  ITA  Gianpaolo MONDINI  4:17:43  43.0 km/h
19Futuroscope - Futuroscope  57.0 km  USA  Lance ARMSTRONG  1:08:17  50.1 km/h
20Arpajon - Paris  143.5 km  AUS  Robbie McEWEN  3:37:39  39.6 km/h


Winners of stages in 1999 by nations (7):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 ITA  7 
 33,33% 
 USA  4 
 19,05% 
 BEL  4 
 19,05% 
 ESP  3 
 14,29% 
 AUS  1 
 4,76% 
 EST  1 
 4,76% 
 RUS  1 
 4,76% 



Winners of stages in 1999 by cyclists (12):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Lance ARMSTRONG  4 
 19,05% 
 Mario CIPOLLINI  4 
 19,05% 
 Tom STEELS  3 
 14,29% 
 David ETXEBARRIA  2 
 9,52% 
 Giuseppe GUERINI  1 
 4,76% 
 Ludo DIERCKXSENS  1 
 4,76% 
 Jaan KIRSIPUU  1 
 4,76% 
 Salvatore COMMESSO  1 
 4,76% 
 Dimitri KONYSHEV  1 
 4,76% 
 Fernando ESCARTIN  1 
 4,76% 
 Gianpaolo MONDINI  1 
 4,76% 
 Robbie McEWEN  1 
 4,76% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 24 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [9]
Alpe-d’Huez (1860 m):  ITA  Giuseppe GUERINI
Col de Parménie (571 m):  BEL  Rik VERBRUGGHE
Col de Tamié (907 m):  ITA  Mariano PICCOLI
Col du Télégraphe (1566 m):  ESP  José Luis ARRIETA
Croix de Fer (2067 m):  FRA  Stéphane HEULOT
Grand Cucheron (1188 m):  ESP  José Luis ARRIETA
Mont-Cenis (2083 m):  RUS  Dimitri KONYSHEV
Montgenèvre (1850 m):  FRA  Richard VIRENQUE
Sestrières (2033 m):  USA  Lance ARMSTRONG
THE PYRENEES [11]
Aspin (1490 m):  ITA  Mariano PICCOLI
Aubisque (1709 m):  ITA  Alberto ELLI
Col de Menté (1349 m):  ITA  Alberto ELLI
Col de Val Louron-Azet (Col d´Azet) (1580 m):  ESP  Fernando ESCARTIN
Col des Ares (797 m):  ITA  Mariano PICCOLI
Peyresourde (1569 m):  ITA  Alberto ELLI
Piau-Engaly (1800 m):  ESP  Fernando ESCARTIN
Portillon (1298 m):  BEL  Kurt VAN DE WOUWER
Soulor (1474 m):  RUS  Pavel TONKOV
Tourmalet (2115 m):  ITA  Alberto ELLI
Val Louron (1420 m):  ESP  Fernando ESCARTIN
Other mountains [4]
Col de la Croix de l’Homme Mort (1163 m):  ITA  Massimiliano LELLI
Col des Pradeaux (1196 m):  ITA  Massimiliano LELLI
Cote de Lestival (963 m):  BEL  Steve DE WOLF
Croix de Chaubouret (1230 m):  BEL  Ludo DIERCKXSENS


Winners of ascents in 1999 by nations (6):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 ITA  10 
 41,67% 
 ESP  5 
 20,83% 
 BEL  4 
 16,67% 
 FRA  2 
 8,33% 
 RUS  2 
 8,33% 
 USA  1 
 4,17% 



Winners of ascents in 1999 by cyclists (15):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Alberto ELLI  4 
 16,67% 
 Fernando ESCARTIN  3 
 12,50% 
 Mariano PICCOLI  3 
 12,50% 
 José Luis ARRIETA  2 
 8,33% 
 Massimiliano LELLI  2 
 8,33% 
 Rik VERBRUGGHE  1 
 4,17% 
 Dimitri KONYSHEV  1 
 4,17% 
 Ludo DIERCKXSENS  1 
 4,17% 
 Richard VIRENQUE  1 
 4,17% 
 Kurt VAN DE WOUWER  1 
 4,17% 
 Giuseppe GUERINI  1 
 4,17% 
 Steve DE WOLF  1 
 4,17% 
 Lance ARMSTRONG  1 
 4,17% 
 Pavel TONKOV  1 
 4,17% 
 Stéphane HEULOT  1 
 4,17% 



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