1967 Tour de France

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1967 Tour de France
Race details
Dates June 29–July 23, 1967
Stages 22+prologue, including two split stages
Distance 4,780 km (2,970 mi)
Winning time 136h 53' 50" (35.018 km/h or 21.759 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Roger Pingeon (France) (France)
Second  Julio Jiménez (Spain) (Spain)
Third  Franco Balmamion (Italy) (Primavera)

Points  Jan Janssen (Netherlands) (Netherlands)
Mountains  Julio Jiménez (Spain) (Spain)
Team France 1
1966
1968

The 1967 Tour de France was the 54th Tour de France, taking place June 29 to July 23, 1967. It consisted of 22 stages over 4780 km, ridden at 35.018 km/h.[1] Thirteen national teams of ten riders competed, with three French teams, two Belgian, two Italian, two Spanish, one each from Germany, United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and a Swiss/Luxembourgian team.

The Tour was marred by the fatal collapse of Tom Simpson on the slopes of Mont Ventoux.[2]

Changes from the 1966 Tour de France[edit]

This tour was the first to have a prologue, a short individual time-trial prior to stage racing.[2]

The previous years, the Tour had been contested by trade teams, but in 1967, the national teams returned.[2]

Participants[edit]

The 1967 Tour started with 130 cyclists, divided into 13 teams of 10 cyclists.[2] Eight teams were pure national teams:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland/Luxembourg (combined)

And five teams were additional national teams:

  • Red devils (young Belgian cyclists)
  • Esperanza (young Spanish cyclists)
  • Primavera (young Italian cyclists)
  • Bleuets de France (young French cyclists)
  • Coqs de France (young French cyclists)

Stages[edit]

The 1967 Tour de France started on 29 June, and had two rest days, in Belfort and Sète.[3]

Stage results[2][4]
Stage Date Route Terrain Length Winner
1a 29 June Angers Individual time trial 5.775 km (3.588 mi)  José-Maria Errandonea (ESP)
1b 30 June Angers – Saint-Malo Plain stage 185.5 km (115.3 mi)  Walter Godefroot (BEL)
2 1 July Saint Malo – Caen Plain stage 180 km (110 mi)  Willy Van Neste (BEL)
3 2 July Caen – Amiens Plain stage 248 km (154 mi)  Marino Basso (ITA)
4 3 July Amiens – Roubaix Plain stage 191 km (119 mi)  Guido Reybrouck (BEL)
5a 4 July Roubaix – Jambes Plain stage 172 km (107 mi)  Roger Pingeon (FRA)
5b Jambes Team time trial 17 km (11 mi)  Belgium
6 5 July Jambes – Metz Plain stage 238 km (148 mi)  Herman Van Springel (BEL)
7 6 July Metz – Strasbourg Stage with mountain(s) 205.5 km (127.7 mi)  Michael Wright (GBR)
8 7 July Strasbourg – Belfort/Ballon d’Alsace Stage with mountain(s) 215 km (134 mi)  Lucien Aimar (FRA)
9 9 July Belfort – Divonne-les-Bains Stage with mountain(s) 238.5 km (148.2 mi)  Guido Reybrouck (BEL)
10 10 July Divonne les Bains – Briançon Stage with mountain(s) 243 km (151 mi)  Felice Gimondi (ITA)
11 11 July Briançon – Digne Stage with mountain(s) 197 km (122 mi)  José Samyn (FRA)
12 12 July Digne – Marseille Plain stage 207.5 km (128.9 mi)  Raymond Riotte (FRA)
13 13 July Marseille – Carpentras Stage with mountain(s) 211.5 km (131.4 mi)  Jan Janssen (NED)
14 14 July Carpentras – Sète Plain stage 201.5 km (125.2 mi)  Barry Hoban (GBR)
15 16 July Sète – Toulouse Plain stage 230.5 km (143.2 mi)  Rolf Wolfshohl (FRG)
16 17 July Toulouse – Luchon Stage with mountain(s) 188 km (117 mi)  Fernando Manzaneque (ESP)
17 18 July Luchon – Pau Stage with mountain(s) 250 km (160 mi)  Raymond Mastrotto (FRA)
18 19 July Pau – Bordeaux Plain stage 206.5 km (128.3 mi)  Marino Basso (ITA)
19 20 July Bordeaux – Limoges Plain stage 217 km (135 mi)  Jean Stablinski (FRA)
20 21 July Limoges – Puy de Dôme Stage with mountain(s) 222 km (138 mi)  Felice Gimondi (ITA)
21 22 July Clermont-Ferrand – Fontainebleau Plain stage 359 km (223 mi)  Paul Lemeteyer (FRA)
22a 23 July Fontainebleau – Versailles Plain stage 104 km (65 mi)  René Binggeli (SUI)
22b Versailles – Paris Individual time trial 46.6 km (29.0 mi)  Raymond Poulidor (FRA)

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage General classification
Points classification
Mountains classification Team classification
1a  José-Maria Errandonea (ESP)  José-Maria Errandonea (ESP) no award  Spain
1b  Walter Godefroot (BEL)  Jean-Claude Lebaube (FRA)
2  Willy Van Neste (BEL)  Willy Van Neste (BEL)  France Bleuets
3  Giancarlo Polidori (ITA)  Marino Basso (ITA)  Michel Jacquemin (BEL)  Spain
4  Joseph Spruyt (BEL)  Gerben Karstens (NED)  France
5a  Roger Pingeon (FRA)  Raymond Riotte (FRA)
5b
6  Gerben Karstens (NED)
7  Raymond Riotte (FRA)  Raymond Riotte (FRA)
8  Roger Pingeon (FRA)  Guerrino Tosello (ITA)  Italy Primavera
9  Guido Reybrouck (BEL)
10  Julio Jiménez (ESP)  France
11
12
13
14
15
16  Jan Janssen (NED)
17
18
19
20
21
22a
22b
Final  Roger Pingeon (FRA)  Jan Janssen (NED)  Julio Jiménez (ESP)  France

Results[edit]

There were several classifications in the 1967 Tour de France, two of them awarding jerseys to their leaders. The most important was the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. The cyclist with the least accumulated time was the race leader, identified by the yellow jersey; the winner of this classification is considered the winner of the Tour.[5]

Additionally, there was a points classification. In the points classification, cyclists got points for finishing among the best in a stage finish, or in intermediate sprints. The cyclist with the most points lead the classification, and was identified with a green jersey.[5]

There was also a mountains classification. The organisation had categorized some climbs as either first, second, third, or fourth-category; points for this classification were won by the first cyclists that reached the top of these climbs first, with more points available for the higher-categorized climbs. The cyclist with the most points lead the classification, but was not identified with a jersey.[5]

For the team classification, the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added; the leading team was the team with the lowest total time. The riders in the team that lead this classification wore yellow caps.[6]

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[2]
Rank Name Team Time
1  Roger Pingeon (FRA) France 136h 53' 50"
2  Julio Jiménez (ESP) Spain +3' 40"
3  Franco Balmamion (ITA) Primavera +7' 23"
4  Désiré Letort (FRA) Bleuets +8' 18"
5  Jan Janssen (NED) Netherlands +9' 47"
6  Lucien Aimar (FRA) France +9' 47"
7  Felice Gimondi (ITA) Italy +10' 14"
8  Jozef Huysmans (BEL) Belgium +16' 45"
9  Raymond Poulidor (FRA) France +18' 18"
10  Fernando Manzaneque (ESP) Esperanza +19' 22"

Points classification[edit]

Final points classification (1–10)[7]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Jan Janssen (NED) Netherlands 154
2  Guido Reybrouck (BEL) Red devils 119
3  Georges Vandenberghe (BEL) Belgium 111
4  Marino Basso (ITA) Primavera 99
5  Gerben Karstens (NED) Netherlands 98
6  Felice Gimondi (ITA) Italy 96
7  Michel Grain (FRA) Coqs 94
8  Roger Pingeon (FRA) France 89
9  Raymond Riotte (FRA) France 88
10  Paul Lemeteyer (FRA) France 82

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[7]
Rank Name Team Points
1  Julio Jiménez (ESP) Spain 122
2  Franco Balmanion (ITA) Primavera 68
3  Raymond Poulidor (FRA) France 53
4  Felice Gimondi (ITA) Italy 45
5  Roger Pingeon (FRA) France 44
6  Jan Janssen (NED) Netherlands 33
7  Désiré Letort (FRA) Bleuets 32
7  Fernando Manzaneque (ESP) Esperanza 32
9  Lucien Aimar (FRA) France 31
10  Ventura Diaz (ESP) Esperanza 26

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification[7]
Rank Team Time
1 France 412h 16' 54"
2 Netherlands +38' 05"
3 Primavera +43' 49"
4 Belgium +54' 15"
5 Bleuets +55' 26"
6 Spain +59' 31"
7 Coqs +1h 14' 52"
8 Red devils +1h 31' 55"
9 Esparanza +1h 34' 25"
10 Italy +1h 34' 30"
11 Germany +1h 35' 45"
12 Switzerland/Luxembourg +2h 01' 11"
13 Great Britain +3h 51' 16"

Other classifications[edit]

The combativity award was given to Désiré Letort.[1]

Doping cases[edit]

After Simpson's death, there were accusations of doping use. The organisation decided to increase the doping controls, not only in the Tour but also in the simultaneously run Tour de l'Avenir.[8] The Tour de France gave no positive tests, but several riders from the Tour de l'Avenir were disqualified.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Augendre, Jacques (2009). "Guide Historique" (PDF) (in French). Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 2009-10-09. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "54ème Tour de France 1967" (in French). Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 6 June 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Augendre, Jacques (2009). "Guide Historique, Part 4" (PDF) (in French). Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Zwegers, Arian. "Tour de France GC Top Ten". CVCC. Archived from the original on 2009-06-10. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Christian, Sarah (2 July 2009). "Tour de France demystified - Evaluating success". RoadCycling.co.nz Ltd. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Chauner, David; Halstead, Michael (1990). The Tour de France Complete Book of Cycling. Villard. ISBN 0679729364. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Clasificaciones" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 24 July 1967. p. 9. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kontrole op doping in Tour versterkt". Friese koerier (in Dutch). 17 July 1967. p. 5. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Doping in Kleine Tour: vier amateurrenners gediskwalificeerd". Leeuwarder Courant (in Dutch). 24 July 1967. p. 13. Retrieved 2 May 2014.