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2008 | July 5 - July 27
Brest - Paris

total distance: 3559.5 km
number of stages: 21

money for winner: 450 000 €
money total: 3 269 760 €

Carlos Sastre | CSC-Saxo Bank | Spain | age: 33
time: 87hr 52min 52sec | average speed: 40.500 km/h
2nd place: Cadel Evans (+ 58sec)
3rd place: (+ )
winning team: CSC-Saxo Bank
number of participants: 180
finished: 145
not finished: 35
Jerseys winners:

 Carlos Sastre
 Oscar Freire
 Andy Schleck


Tour de France start:

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

 3 559,5 / 5 745,0 
 62,0%


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
1Brest - Plumelec  197.5 km  ESP  Alejandro VALVERDE  4:36:07  42.9 km/h
2Auray - Saint-Brieuc  164.5 km  NOR  Thor HUSHOVD  3:45:13  43.8 km/h
3Saint-Malo - Nantes  208.0 km  FRA  Samuel DUMOULIN  5:05:27  40.9 km/h
4Cholet - Cholet  29.5 km  LUX  Kim KIRCHEN  0:35:44  49.5 km/h
5Cholet - Châteauroux  232.0 km  GBR  Mark CAVENDISH  5:27:52  42.5 km/h
6Aigurande - Super-Besse  195.5 km  ESP  Alejandro VALVERDE  4:57:52  39.4 km/h
7Brioude - Aurillac  159.0 km  ESP  Luis-Leon SANCHEZ  3:52:53  41.0 km/h
8Figeac - Toulouse  172.5 km  GBR  Mark CAVENDISH  4:02:54  42.6 km/h
9Toulouse - Bagnères-de-Bigorre  224.0 km  RUS  Vladimir EFIMKIN  5:39:28  39.6 km/h
10Pau - Hautacam  156.0 km  ESP  Juan José COBO  4:19:27  36.1 km/h
11Lannemezan - Foix  167.5 km  NOR  Kurt-Asle ARVESEN  3:58:13  42.2 km/h
12Lavelanet - Narbonne  168.5 km  GBR  Mark CAVENDISH  3:40:52  45.8 km/h
13Narbonne - Nîmes  182.0 km  GBR  Mark CAVENDISH  4:25:42  41.1 km/h
14Nîmes - Digne-les-Bains  194.5 km  ESP  Oscar FREIRE  4:13:08  46.1 km/h
15Embrun - Prato Nevoso  183.0 km  AUS  Simon GERRANS  4:50:44  37.8 km/h
16Cuneo - Jausiers  157.0 km  FRA  Cyril DESSEL  4:31:27  34.7 km/h
17Embrun - Alpe d’Huez  210.5 km  ESP  Carlos SASTRE  6:07:58  34.3 km/h
18Bourg d’Oisans - Saint-Étienne  196.5 km  GER  Marcus BURGHARDT  4:30:21  43.6 km/h
19Roanne - Montluçon  165.5 km  FRA  Sylvain CHAVANEL  3:37:09  45.7 km/h
20Cérilly - Saint-Amand-Montrond  53.0 km  SUI  Fabian CANCELLARA  1:03:50  49.8 km/h
21Étampes - Paris  143.0 km  BEL  Gert STEEGMANS  3:51:38  37.0 km/h


Winners of stages in 2008 by nations (10):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 ESP  6 
 28,57% 
 GBR  4 
 19,05% 
 FRA  3 
 14,29% 
 NOR  2 
 9,52% 
 RUS  1 
 4,76% 
 AUS  1 
 4,76% 
 GER  1 
 4,76% 
 SUI  1 
 4,76% 
 BEL  1 
 4,76% 
 LUX  1 
 4,76% 



Winners of stages in 2008 by cyclists (17):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Mark CAVENDISH  4 
 19,05% 
 Alejandro VALVERDE  2 
 9,52% 
 Fabian CANCELLARA  1 
 4,76% 
 Sylvain CHAVANEL  1 
 4,76% 
 Marcus BURGHARDT  1 
 4,76% 
 Carlos SASTRE  1 
 4,76% 
 Cyril DESSEL  1 
 4,76% 
 Simon GERRANS  1 
 4,76% 
 Oscar FREIRE  1 
 4,76% 
 Kurt-Asle ARVESEN  1 
 4,76% 
 Juan José COBO  1 
 4,76% 
 Vladimir EFIMKIN  1 
 4,76% 
 Luis-Leon SANCHEZ  1 
 4,76% 
 Kim KIRCHEN  1 
 4,76% 
 Samuel DUMOULIN  1 
 4,76% 
 Thor HUSHOVD  1 
 4,76% 
 Gert STEEGMANS  1 
 4,76% 



Ascents

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

THE ALPES [9]
Alpe-d’Huez (1860 m):  ESP  Carlos SASTRE
Col Agnel (2744 m):  ESP  Egoi MARTINEZ
Col de la Lombarde (2350 m):  GER  Stefan SCHUMACHER
Col de Parménie (571 m):  ESP  Carlos BARREDO
Colle del Morte (1368 m):  ESP  José Luis ARRIETA
Côte de Sainte-Marguerite (1216 m):  GER  Stefan SCHUMACHER
Croix de Fer (2067 m):  SVK  Peter VELITS
Galibier (2645 m):  GER  Stefan SCHUMACHER
Restefond (Col de la Bonette) (2802 m):  RSA  John-Lee AUGUSTYN
THE PYRENEES [6]
Aspin (1490 m):  ITA  Riccardo RICCO
Col des Ares (797 m):  GER  Sebastian LANG
Col du Portel (1432 m):  FRA  Amaël MOINARD
Lourdes - Hautacam (1560 m):  ITA  Leonardo PIEPOLI
Peyresourde (1569 m):  GER  Sebastian LANG
Tourmalet (2115 m):  FRA  Rémy DI GREGORIO
Other mountains [4]
Col de la Croix de Montvieux (811 m):  ESP  Carlos BARREDO
Col de la Croix Morand ou de Dyane (1401 m):  FRA  Sylvain CHAVANEL
Puy Mary (Pas de Peyrol) (1582 m):  ESP  David DE LA FUENTE
Super-Besse (1350 m):  ITA  Riccardo RICCO


Winners of ascents in 2008 by nations (6):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 ESP  6 
 31,58% 
 GER  5 
 26,32% 
 ITA  3 
 15,79% 
 FRA  3 
 15,79% 
 SVK  1 
 5,26% 
 RSA  1 
 5,26% 



Winners of ascents in 2008 by cyclists (14):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Stefan SCHUMACHER  3 
 15,79% 
 Sebastian LANG  2 
 10,53% 
 Carlos BARREDO  2 
 10,53% 
 Riccardo RICCO  2 
 10,53% 
 David DE LA FUENTE  1 
 5,26% 
 José Luis ARRIETA  1 
 5,26% 
 Leonardo PIEPOLI  1 
 5,26% 
 Amaël MOINARD  1 
 5,26% 
 Peter VELITS  1 
 5,26% 
 Rémy DI GREGORIO  1 
 5,26% 
 Carlos SASTRE  1 
 5,26% 
 John-Lee AUGUSTYN  1 
 5,26% 
 Egoi MARTINEZ  1 
 5,26% 
 Sylvain CHAVANEL  1 
 5,26% 



Video highlights

TdF 2008 - The best from TdF 2008 - TV2 Norway



video is taken from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAcjQZ5lI5w





 
 
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