Tour de France 2016 – Stage Winners

This year sees the Tour de France being contested by multiple, multiple winners (if you watch my drift…) for the first time since 1994, when Greg Lemond (on three wins) and Miguel Indurain (in the process of taking a fourth) rode together for the last time.

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GAN still existed the last time two multiple Tour winners clashed in the same race. Feel old.

Twelve years on, we now have Chris Froome (2013 & 2015) and Alberto Contador (2007 & 2009) in the show, plus, of course, Vincenzo Nibali (2014), giving us three previous for the race (The average for the last decade is 2.3).

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These three have shared five tour titles between them (the ten year average is 4.2, pushed up by Lance Armstrong’s presence in 2009-10), but there are six previous Grand Tour winners present in the pack. Add in Nairo Quintana (2014 Giro), Alejandro Valverde (Vuelta) and Fabio Aru (2015 Vuelta) and suddenly there are 16 grand tour titles in the pack.

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Stage Winners

Just as in 2015, there are 37 riders who have won a stage of the Tour de France: 18.68% of the field of 198. These riders have a slightly higher number of stage wins to their name: 126 in 2016 v 109 in 2015, a 15% increase. The average age has also increased slightly (31.16 v 31.42).

# Rider Tour Wins All Grand Tour wins Age Tour Wins Year All Wins Year
1 Chris Froome GBR SKY 5 6 31 2012-13, 2015 2011-13, 2015
11 Nairo Quintana COL MOV 1 3 26 2013 2013-14
12 Alejandro Valverde ESP MOV 4 14 36 2005, 2008, 2012 2003-06, 2008, 2012, 2014-16
22 Vincenzo Nibali ITA AST 5 11 32 2014-15 2010-11, 2013-16
28 Luis Leon Sanchez ESP AST 4 4 33 2008-09, 2011-12 2008-09, 2011-12
31 Alberto Contador ESP TKV 3 8 34 2007, 2009 2007-09, 2012, 2014
32 Peter Sagan SVK TKV 4 8 26 2012-13 2011-13, 2015
37 Rafal Majka POL TKV 3 3 27 2014-15 2014-15
38 Matteo Tosatto ITA TKV 1 2 42 2006 2001, 2006
41 Romain Bardet FRA A2R 1 1 26 2015 2015
42 Jan Bakelandts BEL A2R 1 1 30 2013 2013
44 Samuel Dumoulin FRA A2R 1 1 36 2008 2008
49 Alexis Vuillermov FRA A2R 1 1 28 2015 2015
62 Fabian Cancellara SUI TKS 8 11 35 2004, 2007-10, 2012 2004, 2007-10, 2012-13
65 Frank Schleck LUX TKS 2 3 36 2006, 2009 2006, 2009, 2015
81 Pierre Rolland FRA CAD 2 2 30 2011-12 2011-12
87 Ramunas Navardauskas LTU CAD 1 2 28 2014 2013-14
93 Marcus Burghardt GER BMC 1 1 33 2008 2008
95 Rohan Dennis AUS BMC 1 1 26 2015 2015
98 Greg Van Avermaet BEL BMC 1 2 31 2015 2008, 2015
101 Mark Cavendish GBR DDA 26 44 31 2008-13, 2015 2008-13, 2015
103 Edvald Boassen Hagen NOR DDA 2 3 29 2011 2009, 2011
104 Stephen Cummings GBR DDA 1 2 35 2015 2012, 2015
115 Simon Geschke GER GAP 1 1 30 2015 2015
121 Thibaut Pinot FRA FDJ 2 2 26 2012, 2015 2012, 2015
141 Joaquim Rodriguez ESP KAT 3 14 37 2010, 2015 2003, 2010-13, 2015
144 Alexander Kristoff NOR KAT 2 2 29 2014 2014
151 Rui Costa POR LPM 3 3 30 2011, 2013 2011, 2013
161 Andre Greipel GER LSO 10 20 34 2011-15 2008-16
165 Tony Gallopin FRA LSO 1 1 28 2014 2014
172 Sylvain Chavanel FRA DIE 3 3 37 2008, 2010 2008, 2010
179 Thomas Voeckler FRA DIE 4 4 37 2009-10, 2012 2009-10, 2012
181 Marcel Kittel GER EQS 8 13 28 2013-14 2011, 2013-14, 2016
184 Daniel Martin IRE EQS 1 2 30 2013 2011, 2013
185 Tony Martin GER EQS 5 7 31 2011, 2013-15 2011, 2013-15
201 Simon Gerrans AUS OBE 2 4 36 2008, 2013 2008-09, 2013
214 Brice Feillu FRA FVC 1 1 31 2009 2009
126 211 31.4864

Stage winners in the race from all Grand Tours

There are 74 riders in total who have won a stage of any of the three Grand Tours (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana). Between them, they have won a total of 285 stage wins, being an average of 31.2973 years of age at present.

Compared to last year, this means there are 11 more Grand Tour stage winners present in 2016 (63 v 74), more stage wins represented (260 v 285) but a slightly lower level of wins/rider (4.13 v 3.85). The stage winners are also over half a year older on average (30.7 v 31.3).

Notable is that all teams bar IAM Cycling and Bora Argon 18 have a stage winner in their ranks (IAM had never won a grand tour stage until Roger Kluge won at the Giro in May, and this will be their last chance at the Tour before they fold.)

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IAM will at least not suffer the ignominy of never having won a grand tour stage in their short existence after Roger Kluge’s Giro stage.

 

# Rider Tour Wins All Grand Tour wins Age Tour Wins Year All Wins Year
1 Chris Froome GBR SKY 5 6 31 2012-13, 2015 2011-13, 2015
3 Vasil Kiryienka BLR SKY 0 4 35 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015
4 Mikel Landa ESP SKY 0 3 27 2015
5 Mikel Nieve ESP SKY 0 3 32 2010-11, 2016
11 Nairo Quintana COL MOV 1 3 26 2013 2013-14
12 Alejandro Valverde ESP MOV 4 14 36 2005, 2008, 2012 2003-06, 2008, 2012, 2014-16
13 Winner Anacona COL MOV 0 1 28 2014
14 Imanol Erviti ESP MOV 0 2 33 2008, 2010
17 Jon Izagirre ESP MOV 0 1 27 2012
18 Daniel Moreno ESP MOV 0 3 35 2011, 2013
19 Nelson Oliveria POR MOV 0 1 27 2015
21 Fabio Aru ITA AST 0 5 26 2014-15
22 Vincenzo Nibali ITA AST 5 11 32 2014-15 2010-11, 2013-16
28 Luis Leon Sanchez ESP AST 4 4 33 2008-09, 2011-12 2008-09, 2011-12
29 Paolo Tiralongo ITA AST 0 3 39 2011-12, 2015
31 Alberto Contador ESP TKV 3 8 34 2007, 2009 2007-09, 2012, 2014
32 Peter Sagan SVK TKV 4 8 26 2012-13 2011-13, 2015
34 Oscar Gatto ITA TKV 0 1 31 2011
36 Romain Kreuziger CZE TKV 0 1 30 2012
37 Rafal Majka POL TKV 3 3 27 2014-15 2014-15
38 Matteo Tosatto ITA TKV 1 2 42 2006 2001, 2006
41 Romain Bardet FRA A2R 1 1 26 2015 2015
42 Jan Bakelandts BEL A2R 1 1 30 2013 2013
44 Samuel Dumoulin FRA A2R 1 1 36 2008 2008
47 Alexis Gougeard FRA A2R 0 1 23 2015
48 Domenico Pozzovivo ITA A2R 0 1 34 2012
49 Alexis Vuillermov FRA A2R 1 1 28 2015 2015
54 Bert-Jan Lindeman NED LNL 0 1 27 2015
61 Bauke Mollema NED TKS 0 1 30 2013
62 Fabian Cancellara SUI TKS 8 11 35 2004, 2007-10, 2012 2004, 2007-10, 2012-13
65 Frank Schleck LUX TKS 2 3 36 2006, 2009 2006, 2009, 2015
81 Pierre Rolland FRA CAD 2 2 30 2011-12 2011-12
82 Matti Breschel DEN CAD 0 1 32 2008
87 Ramunas Navardauskas LTU CAD 1 2 28 2014 2013-14
93 Marcus Burghardt GER BMC 1 1 33 2008 2008
95 Rohan Dennis AUS BMC 1 1 26 2015 2015
98 Greg Van Avermaet BEL BMC 1 2 31 2015 2008, 2015
101 Mark Cavendish GBR DDA 26 44 31 2008-13, 2015 2008-13, 2015
103 Edvald Boassen Hagen NOR DDA 2 3 29 2011 2009, 2011
104 Stephen Cummings GBR DDA 1 2 35 2015 2012, 2015
111 Warren Barguil FRA GAP 0 2 25 2013
113 John Degenkolb GER GAP 0 11 27 2012-15
114 Tom Dumoulin NED GAP 0 3 26 2015-16
115 Simon Geschke GER GAP 1 1 30 2015 2015
121 Thibaut Pinot FRA FDJ 2 2 26 2012, 2015 2012, 2015
127 Anthony Roux FRA FDJ 0 1 29 2009
141 Joaquim Rodriguez ESP KAT 3 14 37 2010, 2015 2003, 2010-13, 2015
144 Alexander Kristoff NOR KAT 2 2 29 2014 2014
146 Michael Morkov DEN KAT 0 1 31 2013
148 Angel Vicioso ESP KAT 0 1 39 2011
149 Ilnur Zakarin RUS KAT 0 1 27 2015
151 Rui Costa POR LPM 3 3 30 2011, 2013 2011, 2013
159 Jan Polanc SLV LPM 0 1 24 2015
161 Andre Greipel GER LSO 10 20 34 2011-15 2008-16
162 Lars Bak DEN LSO 0 1 36 2012
163 Thomas de Gendt BEL LSO 0 1 30 2012
165 Tony Gallopin FRA LSO 1 1 28 2014 2014
166 Adam Hansen AUS LSO 0 2 35 2013-14
167 Greg Henderson NZL LSO 0 1 40 2009
172 Sylvain Chavanel FRA DIE 3 3 37 2008, 2010 2008, 2010
179 Thomas Voeckler FRA DIE 4 4 37 2009-10, 2012 2009-10, 2012
181 Marcel Kittel GER EQS 8 13 28 2013-14 2011, 2013-14, 2016
183 Iljo Keisse BEL EQS 0 1 34 2015
184 Daniel Martin IRE EQS 1 2 30 2013 2011, 2013
185 Tony Martin GER EQS 5 7 31 2011, 2013-15 2011, 2013-15
186 Maximiliano Richeze ARG EQS 0 2 33 2007
191 Daniel Navarro ESP COF 0 1 33 2014
192 Borut Bozic SLV COF 0 1 36 2009
201 Simon Gerrans AUS OBE 2 4 36 2008, 2013 2008-09, 2013
202 Michael Albasini SUI OBE 0 1 36 2011
207 Michael Matthews AUS OBE 0 5 26 2013-15
208 Ruben Plaza ESP OBE 1 3 36 2005, 2015
214 Brice Feillu FRA FVC 1 1 31 2009 2009
218 Chris Anker Sorensen DEN FVC 0 1 32 2010
126 285 31.2973 37 74

There are a few riders who will be looking to increase their winning streaks at the race as well, namely Andre Greipel, who is on a stupendous run, having won a stage every year he has ridden the race, which is every year since 2011 –  a five year streak. In recent years, that has only been bettered by Lance Armstrong (7 years), Mark Cavendish (6 years, 2008-13) and Thor Hushovd (2006-11). Greipel could emulate his British rival and the Norwegian powerhouse with another triumph, and will be confident after last year’s quadruple.

Obviously, riders who won a stage last year are on for a streak, and these are Romain Bardet, Simon Geschke, Alexis Vuillermoz, Rohan Denis, Zdnek Stybar, Steve Cummings, Thibaut Pinot, Chris Froome, Greg Van Avermaet, Ruben Plaza, Mark Cavendish and Joaquim Rodriguez.

However, the riders who are already on a streak (ie have won the last two years or more) are as follows:

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The Gorilla is on a Tour winning roll

Andre Greipel – 5 years in a row (2011-15)
Tony Martin – 3 years in a row (2013-15)
Rafal Majka – 2 years in a row (2014-15)
Vincenzo Nibali – 2 years in a row (2014-15)

On top of that, there are various riders who are trying to extend their streaks of winning stages in consecutive years at any grand tour. Again, Andre Greipel heads up the list, although having won at the Giro in May, he is already on a nine year run of having won a stage in a grand tour every year since 2008. This is the longest of any current rider, trumping Cavendish’s run of 6 and Philippe Gilbert’s run between 2009-13.

Obviously, Martin, Majka and Nibali feature again, and this list features people riding the Tour who have already taken a Grand Tour win at the Giro this year.

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Greipel is on a near decade long roll at Grand Tours. Bar his first two grand tours, the 200 and 2007 Vuelta, he has never failed to win at least a stage.

Andre Greipel – 9 years in a row (2008-16)
Vincenzo Nibali – 4 years in a row (2013-16)
John Degenkolb – 4 years in a row (2012-15)
Alejandro Valverde – 3 years in a row (2013-16)
Tony Martin – 3 years in a row (2013-15)
Michael Matthews – 3 years in a row (2013-15)
Rafal Majka – 2 years in a row (2014-15)
Fabio Aru – 2 years in a row (2014-15)
Tom Dumoulin – 2 years in a row (2015-16)

 

 

 

 

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