1967 Tour de France

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1967 Tour de France
Route of the 1967 Tour de France
Route of the 1967 Tour de France
Race details
Dates 29 June – 23 July
Stages 22 + Prologue, including two split stages
Distance 4,779 km (2,970 mi)
Winning time 136h 53' 50"
Results
Jersey awarded to the overall winner Winner  Roger Pingeon (FRA) (France)
  Second  Julio Jiménez (ESP) (Spain)
  Third  Franco Balmamion (ITA) (Primavera)

Points  Jan Janssen (NED) (Netherlands)
  Mountains  Julio Jiménez (ESP) (Spain)
  Team France 1
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The 1967 Tour de France was the 54th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours. It took place between 29 June and 23 July, with 22 stages covering a distance of 4,779 km (2,970 mi). 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.[1]

Teams[edit]

The previous years, the Tour had been contested by trade teams, but in 1967, the national teams returned.[1] The Tour started with 130 cyclists, divided into 13 teams of 10 cyclists.[1]

The teams entering the race were:

National teams

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

National youth teams

  • Red devils (Belgium)
  • Esperanza (Spain)
  • Primavera (Italy)
  • Bleuets de France
  • Coqs de France

Route and stages[edit]

The 1967 Tour de France started on 29 June, and was the first to have a prologue, a short individual time trial prior to stage racing.[1] There were had two rest days, in Belfort and Sète.[2]

Stage characteristics and winners[1][2][3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 29 June Angers 5.775 km (3.588 mi) Individual time trial  José-Maria Errandonea (ESP)
1 30 June Angers to Saint-Malo 185.5 km (115.3 mi) Plain stage  Walter Godefroot (BEL)
2 1 July Saint Malo to Caen 180 km (110 mi) Plain stage  Willy Van Neste (BEL)
3 2 July Caen to Amiens 248 km (154 mi) Plain stage  Marino Basso (ITA)
4 3 July Amiens to Roubaix 191 km (119 mi) Plain stage  Guido Reybrouck (BEL)
5a 4 July Roubaix to Jambes (Belgium) 172 km (107 mi) Plain stage  Roger Pingeon (FRA)
5b Jambes (Belgium) 17 km (11 mi) Team time trial  Belgium
6 5 July Jambes to Metz 238 km (148 mi) Plain stage  Herman Van Springel (BEL)
7 6 July Metz to Strasbourg 205.5 km (127.7 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Michael Wright (GBR)
8 7 July Strasbourg to Belfort/Ballon d’Alsace 215 km (134 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Lucien Aimar (FRA)
8 July Belfort Rest day
9 9 July Belfort to Divonne-les-Bains 238.5 km (148.2 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Guido Reybrouck (BEL)
10 10 July Divonne les Bains to Briançon 243 km (151 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Felice Gimondi (ITA)
11 11 July Briançon to Digne 197 km (122 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  José Samyn (FRA)
12 12 July Digne to Marseille 207.5 km (128.9 mi) Plain stage  Raymond Riotte (FRA)
13 13 July Marseille to Carpentras 211.5 km (131.4 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Jan Janssen (NED)
14 14 July Carpentras to Sète 201.5 km (125.2 mi) Plain stage  Barry Hoban (GBR)
15 July Sète Rest day
15 16 July Sète to Toulouse 230.5 km (143.2 mi) Plain stage  Rolf Wolfshohl (FRG)
16 17 July Toulouse to Luchon 188 km (117 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Fernando Manzaneque (ESP)
17 18 July Luchon to Pau 250 km (160 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Raymond Mastrotto (FRA)
18 19 July Pau to Bordeaux 206.5 km (128.3 mi) Plain stage  Marino Basso (ITA)
19 20 July Bordeaux to Limoges 217 km (135 mi) Plain stage  Jean Stablinski (FRA)
20 21 July Limoges to Puy de Dôme 222 km (138 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Felice Gimondi (ITA)
21 22 July Clermont-Ferrand to Fontainebleau 359 km (223 mi) Plain stage  Paul Lemeteyer (FRA)
22a 23 July Fontainebleau to Versailles 104 km (65 mi) Plain stage  René Binggeli (SUI)
22b Versailles to Paris 46.6 km (29.0 mi) Individual time trial  Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
Total 4,779 km (2,970 mi)[4]

Race overview[edit]

Doping[edit]

After the death of Tom Simpson on stage 13, 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.[5] The Tour de France gave no positive tests, but several riders from the Tour de l'Avenir were disqualified.[6]

Classification leadership[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.[7]

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.[7]

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.[7]

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.[8]

The combativity award was given to Désiré Letort.[2]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
Points classification
Mountains classification Team classification
P José-Maria Errandonea José-Maria Errandonea José-Maria Errandonea no award Spain
1 Walter Godefroot Walter Godefroot Jean-Claude Lebaube
2 Willy Van Neste Willy Van Neste Willy Van Neste France Bleuets
3 Marino Basso Giancarlo Polidori Marino Basso Michel Jacquemin Spain
4 Guido Reybrouck Joseph Spruyt Gerben Karstens France
5a Roger Pingeon Roger Pingeon Raymond Riotte
5b Belgium
6 Herman Van Springel Gerben Karstens
7 Michael Wright Raymond Riotte Raymond Riotte
8 Lucien Aimar Roger Pingeon Guerrino Tosello Italy Primavera
9 Guido Reybrouck Guido Reybrouck
10 Felice Gimondi Julio Jiménez France
11 José Samyn
12 Raymond Riotte
13 Jan Janssen
14 Barry Hoban
15 Rolf Wolfshohl
16 Fernando Manzaneque Jan Janssen
17 Raymond Mastrotto
18 Marino Basso
19 Jean Stablinski
20 Felice Gimondi
21 Paul Lemeteyer
22a René Binggeli
22b Raymond Poulidor
Final Roger Pingeon Jan Janssen Julio Jiménez France

Final standings[edit]

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[1]
Rank Rider 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)[9]
Rank Rider 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)[9]
Rank Rider 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[9]
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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "54ème Tour de France 1967" (in French). Mémoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 6 June 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Augendre 2016, p. 58.
  3. ^ Zwegers, Arian. "Tour de France GC Top Ten". CVCC. Archived from the original on 10 June 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Augendre 2016, p. 109.
  5. ^ "Kontrole op doping in Tour versterkt". Friese koerier (in Dutch). 17 July 1967. p. 5. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Doping in Kleine Tour: vier amateurrenners gediskwalificeerd". Leeuwarder Courant (in Dutch). 24 July 1967. p. 13. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Christian, Sarah (2 July 2009). "Tour de France demystified - Evaluating success". RoadCycling.co.nz Ltd. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Chauner, David; Halstead, Michael (1990). The Tour de France Complete Book of Cycling. Villard. ISBN 0679729364. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "Clasificaciones" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 24 July 1967. p. 9. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

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