DAY 5 - Tour facts and stats


Have you ever wondered whether its too late for you to be a professional rider? Assumed the reason you can't keep up with the club run must be because you're too old? or even thought at what age could you become a pro?

We've been looking back at the Tour's history to find out some interesting facts and stats

- Henri Cornet is the youngest winner of the Tour de France. In 1904 he won at the age of just 19. There is a little controversy around his win, as he was the winner only after the 4 riders in front of him were disqualified for cheating. But in our eyes a win is a win!

- Firmin Lambot is the oldest ever winner of the Tour de France. He was 36 when he won in 1922.

- The average age of the Tour de France winners since it started is 28

- The oldest rider in the 2015 Tour de France is the Italian Matteo Tosatto, he is 41.

- Out of all the tours, the French have won the most tours at 36 wins. Belgium is second with 18 and Spain third with 12.

- The most tours won by one person is 5 (this was 7 until Lance Armstrong's wins were discounted) There are 4 riders who hold this record, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. Indurain is the only rider to have won his in 5 consecutive years, winning from 1991-1995.

- Great Britain have had 2 winners of the tour. Bradley Wiggins won it for the first time in 2012, and then Chris Froome won the year after.

Lets see whether GB get another win in the #TDF2015