Pro Cycling Stats:
Unveiling Shocking Facts and Figures
1. In 2022, Tadej Pogačar became the
of the Tour de France since 1904, at the age of 22.
2. The average cyclist at the Tour de France
burns around 6,071 calories per day
, equivalent to about 21 Big Macs.
3. Eddy Merckx, a Belgian cycling legend,
holds the record
for the most career victories, with an astonishing
highest recorded speed
on a bicycle was achieved by Dutch cyclist Fred Rompelberg, who
reached 167.044 mph
(268.831 km/h) in 1995.
5. Greg LeMond
won the closest Tour de France
in history in 1989, beating Laurent Fignon by just
eight seconds after more than 2,000 miles
to ever compete in the Tour de France was Johan van der Velde, standing at
6 feet 8 inches
(2.03 meters) tall.
7. The longest stage in Tour de France history was in 1919, stretching a staggering 338 miles (
) from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Bayonne.
8. The fastest ever recorded time trial speed was achieved by Rohan Dennis during the 2015 Tour de France, averaging an
incredible 34.5 mph over 8.7 miles
9. Jeannie Longo, a French cyclist, holds the record for the most French national titles, with an astonishing
10. The slowest average speed in Tour de France history was recorded in 1919, when Eugène Christophe averaged
only 25.6 km/h
in the race.
11. The longest uninterrupted
in the Tour de France was achieved by Albert Bourlon in 1947, lasting for
12. The fastest stage in Tour de France history took place in 1999, with an
of 31.56 mph (50.74 km/h) over 139.9 miles.
13. The most ever stage won in a single Tour de France was achieved by Eddy Merckx in 1970, who claimed an astonishing
8 stage victories