List of riders with stage wins at all three cycling Grand Tours

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The Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, and Vuelta a España are collectively known as the Grand Tours of cycling. The oldest of the races, the Tour, began in 1903, while the Giro first started in 1909 and the Vuelta in 1935. The modern editions of the races all consist of 21 days of racing with two rest days spread throughout race calendar, giving riders at most 63 chances to win a stage in a Grand Tour each year.

The Grand Tours are the three most prestigious multi-week stage races in professional road bicycle racing.[1][2] The competitions are the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España, contested annually in that order. They are the only stage races permitted to last longer than 14 days.[3] Winning a stage in a Grand Tour is significant achievement and winning three stages in each Grand Tour is a rare feat that only 83 riders have achieved in their careers. Fiorenzo Magni was the first rider to win a stage in each Grand Tour with his victory in the stage 7 individual time trial at the 1955 Vuelta a España.[4] The most recent rider to accomplish this task was Marcel Kittel after he won the second stage of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.[5]

Cyclists are ranked on the basis of their total stage wins in the three Grand Tours. When there is a tie between cyclists they are listed alphabetically. The majority of stage winners across the three tours have come from Europe, however there have been a few non-European cyclists who have accomplished this feat. Colombian Luis Herrera was the first non-European rider to win a stage in each of the Grand Tours when he completed the triple with his victory in stage 13 at the 1989 Giro d'Italia. The only North American to complete this feat is Tyler Farrar with his victory in stage 3 of the 2011 Tour de France. Simon Gerrans became the first person from the Southern Hemisphere to win a stage at each Grand Tour with his victory at the 2009 Vuelta a España in tenth leg.

Eddy Merckx, with 65 victories, has won the most stages at the Grand Tours. Mario Cipollini is second with 57 and Alessandro Petacchi is third with 48. Merckx has won the most Tour stages with 34, while Cipollini leads the tally for career stage wins at the Giro d'Italia with 42 to his name. Delio Rodríguez has the most stage wins in the history of the Vuelta a España but he failed to win and is thus not represented in this list.[6]

List[edit]

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Eddy Merckx won over 60 stages between the Grand Tours during his racing years.
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Bernard Hinault won 41 stages at the Grand Tours between the years 1978 and 1986.
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Miguel Poblet (center) won 26 stages between all three Grand Tours during his professional racing career.
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Jean-Paul van Poppel won a total of 22 stages at the Grand Tours.
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Djamolidine Abdoujaparov won seventeen stages between the Grand Tour races that he competed in during his cycling career.
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Federico Bahamontes won a total of eleven stages at the Grand Tours between the years 1957 and 1964.

Riders with a blue background and in bold are still active.

Riders who have won a stage in each Grand Tour
Rank Cyclist Country Winning span Giro Tour Vuelta Total Ref(s)
1 Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx Belgium Belgium 1967–1975 24 34 6 64
2 Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini Italy Italy 1989–2003 42 12 3 57 [7]
3 Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi Italy Italy 2000–2011 22 6 20 48
4 Cavendish, MarkMark Cavendish United Kingdom United Kingdom 2008–2013 15 25 3 43 [8]
5 Hinault, BernardBernard Hinault France France 1978–1986 6 28 7 41
6 Van Looy, RikRik Van Looy Belgium Belgium 1958–1969 12 7 18 37
7 Maertens, FreddyFreddy Maertens Belgium Belgium 1976–1981 7 15 13 35
8 Basso, MarinoMarino Basso Italy Italy 1967–1975 15 6 6 27
Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser Italy Italy 1973–1986 23 2 2 27
10 Bontempi, GuidoGuido Bontempi Italy Italy 1981–1993 16 6 4 26
Poblet, MiguelMiguel Poblet Spain Spain 1955–1960 20 3 3 26 [9]
12 Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert France France 1992–1999 3 4 18 25 [10]
Van Steenbergen, RikRik Van Steenbergen Belgium Belgium 1949–1957 15 4 6 25 [11]
14 De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck Belgium Belgium 1972–1984 22 1 1 24
15 Anquetil, JacquesJacques Anquetil France France 1957–1964 6 16 1 23
16 van Poppel, Jean-PaulJean-Paul van Poppel Netherlands Netherlands 1986–1994 4 9 9 22
17 Karstens, GerbenGerben Karstens Netherlands Netherlands 1965–1976 1 6 14 21
Rominger, TonyTony Rominger Switzerland Switzerland 1988–1996 5 3 13 21
19 Altig, RudiRudi Altig Germany Germany 1962–1969 4 8 6 18
Defilippis, NinoNino Defilippis Italy Italy 1952–1964 9 7 2 18
21 Abdoujaparov, DjamolidineDjamolidine Abdoujaparov Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1991–1996 1 9 7 17
22 Magni, FiorenzoFiorenzo Magni Italy Italy 1948–1955 6 7 3 16
23 Bugno, GianniGianni Bugno Italy Italy 1988–1998 9 4 2 15
Gimondi, FeliceFelice Gimondi Italy Italy 1965–1976 7 7 1 15
Van Linden, RikRik Van Linden Belgium Belgium 1972–1977 9 4 2 15
26 Fuente, José ManuelJosé Manuel Fuente Spain Spain 1971–1974 9 2 3 14
Hushovd, ThorThor Hushovd Norway Norway 2001–2011 1 10 3 14
Wüst, MarcelMarcel Wüst Germany Germany 1995–2000 1 1 12 14 [12]
Zülle, AlexAlex Zülle Switzerland Switzerland 1993–2000 3 2 9 14 [13][14]
30 Baffi, PierinoPierino Baffi Italy Italy 1955–1963 4 5 4 13
Fignon, LaurentLaurent Fignon France France 1982–1992 2 9 2 13
Godefroot, WalterWalter Godefroot Belgium Belgium 1967–1975 1 10 2 13
Koblet, HugoHugo Koblet Switzerland Switzerland 1950–1956 7 5 1 13
Planckaert, EddyEddy Planckaert Belgium Belgium 1981–1989 1 2 10 13
Reybrouck, GuidoGuido Reybrouck Belgium Belgium 1965–1970 3 6 4 13
Thurau, DietrichDietrich Thurau Germany Germany 1976–1979 2 6 5 13
37 Jiménez, JulioJulio Jiménez Spain Spain 1964–1968 4 5 3 12
Minali, NicolaNicola Minali Italy Italy 1994–1998 2 3 7 12
39 Bahamontes, FedericoFederico Bahamontes Spain Spain 1957–1964 1 7 3 11
Bennati, DanieleDaniele Bennati Italy Italy 2007–2011 3 2 6 11 [15]
Blijlevens, JeroenJeroen Blijlevens Netherlands Netherlands 1995–1999 2 4 5 11 [16]
Greipel, AndréAndré Greipel Germany Germany 2009–2013 2 5 4 11 [17]
María Lasa, MiguelMiguel María Lasa Spain Spain 1970–1981 3 2 6 11
Rodríguez, JoaquimJoaquim Rodríguez Spain Spain 2003–2013 2 1 8 11 [18]
Simoni, GilbertoGilberto Simoni Italy Italy 2000–2007 8 2 1 11
Svorada, JánJán Svorada Czech Republic Czech Republic 1994–2001 5 3 3 11
Van Impe, LucienLucien Van Impe Belgium Belgium 1972–1983 1 9 1 11
48 Carlesi, GuidoGuido Carlesi Italy Italy 1958–1965 7 2 1 10
Millar, DavidDavid Millar United Kingdom United Kingdom 2001–2012 1 4 5 10
Sels, EdwardEdward Sels Belgium Belgium 1964–1969 1 7 2 10
Stablinski, JeanJean Stablinski France France 1957–1967 2 5 3 10
Ullrich, JanJan Ullrich Germany Germany 1996–2003 1 7 2 10
53 Konyshev, DimitriDimitri Konyshev Russia Russia 1990–2001 4 4 1 9
54 Baldato, FabioFabio Baldato Italy Italy 1993–2003 4 2 2 8
Bernard, Jean-FrançoisJean-François Bernard France France 1986–1990 4 3 1 8
Bettini, PaoloPaolo Bettini Italy Italy 2000–2008 2 1 5 8 [19]
Herrera, LuisLuis Herrera Colombia Colombia 1984–1992 3 3 2 8
Lejarreta, MarinoMarino Lejarreta Spain Spain 1982–1991 2 1 5 8
Marie, ThierryThierry Marie France France 1986–1992 1 6 1 8
Menchov, DenisDenis Menchov Russia Russia 2004–2012 2 1 5 8 [20]
61 Breukink, ErikErik Breukink Netherlands Netherlands 1987–1992 2 4 1 7
Gilbert, PhilippePhilippe Gilbert Belgium Belgium 2009–2013 1 1 5 7
González, AitorAitor González Spain Spain 2002–2004 3 1 3 7
Gualazzini, ErcoleErcole Gualazzini Italy Italy 1969–1977 4 2 1 7
Kittel, MarcelMarcel Kittel Germany Germany 2011–2014 2 4 1 7 [21]
Ruiz, BernardoBernardo Ruiz Spain Spain 1948–1955 1 2 4 7
67 Battaglin, GiovanniGiovanni Battaglin Italy Italy 1975–1981 4 1 1 6
Benedetti, RinoRino Benedetti Italy Italy 1952–1962 4 1 1 6
Cubino, LaudelinoLaudelino Cubino Spain Spain 1987–1995 2 1 3 6
Farrar, TylerTyler Farrar United States United States 2009–2012 2 1 3 6 [22]
Ghirotto, MassimoMassimo Ghirotto Italy Italy 1988–1994 3 2 1 6
Mottet, CharlyCharly Mottet France France 1986–1991 1 3 2 6
Piepoli, LeonardoLeonardo Piepoli Italy Italy 2004–2008 3 1 2 6
Pollentier, MichelMichel Pollentier Belgium Belgium 1974–1984 1 3 2 6
75 Lastras, PabloPablo Lastras Spain Spain 2001–2012 1 1 3 5 [23]
López Carril, VicenteVicente López Carril Spain Spain 1971–1976 1 3 1 5
Millar, RobertRobert Millar United Kingdom United Kingdom 1983–1989 1 3 1 5 [8]
Outschakov, SergueiSerguei Outschakov Ukraine Ukraine 1993–1999 2 1 2 5 [24]
Skibby, JesperJesper Skibby Denmark Denmark 1989–1995 1 1 3 5
80 Elliott, SeamusSeamus Elliott Republic of Ireland Ireland 1960–1963 1 1 2 4
Gerrans, SimonSimon Gerrans Australia Australia 2008–2013 1 2 1 4
Rincón, OliverioOliverio Rincón Colombia Colombia 1993–1996 1 1 2 4 [25]
83 Hamilton, TylerTyler Hamilton United States United States 2002–2004 1 1 1 3
Gárate, Juan ManuelJuan Manuel Gárate Spain Spain 2001–2009 1 1 1 3 [26]
Zabriskie, DavidDavid Zabriskie United States United States 2004–2011 1 1 1 3

Riders who have a stage at each Grand Tour in a calendar year[edit]

An ever rarer accomplishment is to win a stage at all the Grand Tours in one single calendar year. This feat has only been accomplished by three riders in history. The first rider was Spain's Miguel Poblet who won a total of eight stages at all three Grand Tours in 1956. Two years later, Pierino Baffi won six stages between all three Grand Tours. The third, and most recent, rider was Italian cyclist Alessandro Petacchi who won fifteen stages at the Grand Tours in 2003.

Riders with a blue background and in bold are still active.

Riders who have won a stage in each Grand Tour in a single year
Year Cyclist Country Giro Stage Wins Tour Stage Wins Vuelta Stage Wins Total Ref(s)
1956 Poblet, MiguelMiguel Poblet Spain Spain 4 1 3 8 [1][27]
1958 Baffi, PierinoPierino Baffi Italy Italy 1 3 2 6 [1][27]
2003 Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi Italy Italy 6 4 5 15 [1][27]

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