Monday, 14 October 2013

1969, Sport: Eddy Merckx - Tour de France 1969

The Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx wins the Tour de France on July 20, 1969. It was Merckx first victory in The Tour. The 1969 race is unique because it is the only time that a single cyclist, Eddy Merckx, has won the general classification, the points classification and the mountains classification at the same time. The Eddy Merckx team, FAEMA, won the combination classification and the combativity award. It was the 56th Tour de France, taking place June 28 to July 20, 1969. It consisted of 22 stages over 4110 km.
 

Stage victories by country:
  • Belgium: 13 (Julien Stevens (1), Eric Leman (1), Rik van Looy (1), Eddy Merckx (6), Herman van Springel (2), Guido Reybrouck (1), Jozef Spruyt (1))
  • France: 3 (Roger Pingeon (1), Raymond Delisle (1), Pierre Matignon (1))
  • Italy: 3 (Marino Basso (1), Michele Dancelli (1), Felice Gimondi (1))
  • Portugal: 2 (Joaquim Agostinho (2))
  • United Kingdom: 2 (Barry Hoban (2))
  • Germany: 1 (Rudi Altig (1))
  • Spain: 1 (Mariano Diaz (1))
Eddy Merckx  and Rini Wagtmans in the 6the stage

General classification (1-10):
  • Eddy Merckx 116h 16' 02"
  • Roger Pingeon +17' 54"
  • Raymond Poulidor +22' 13"
  • Felice Gimondi +29' 24"
  • Andrés Gandarias +33' 04"
  • Marinus Wagtmans +33' 57"
  • Pierfranco Vianelli +42' 40"
  • Joaquim Agostinho +51' 24"
  • Désiré Letort +51' 41"
  • Jan Janssen +52' 56"
Eddy Merckx in the 16the stage

Points classification (1-3):
  • Eddy Merckx 244 points
  • Jan Janssen 149 points
  • Rini Wagtmans 136 points

Mountains classification (1-3):
  • Eddy Merckx 155 points
  • Roger Pingeon 94 points
  • Joaquim Galera 80 points
Eddy Merckx in the 17the stage

Team classification (1-3):
  • Faema 351h 50' 56"
  • Peugeot +14' 53"
  • Kas +1h 01' 42"

Combination classification (1-3):
  • Eddy Merckx Faema
  • Roger Pingeon Peugeot
  • Felice Gimondi Salvarani

Eddy Merckx at the Col d'Aubisque

Tour de France 1969 (Dutch)

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