2001 Tour de France

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2001 Tour de France
Route of the 2001 Tour de France.png
Route of the 2001 Tour de France
Race details
Dates 7–29 July
Stages 20 + Prologue
Distance 3,458 km (2,149 mi)
Winning time 86h 17' 28"
Palmares
Winner none[n 1]
Second  Jan Ullrich (GER) (Team Telekom)
Third  Joseba Beloki (ESP) (ONCE–Eroski)

Points  Erik Zabel (GER) (Team Telekom)
Mountains  Laurent Jalabert (FRA) (CSC–Tiscali)
Youth  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) (Kelme–Costa Blanca)
Team Kelme–Costa Blanca
2000
2002

The 2001 Tour de France was a multiple-stage bicycle race held from 7 to 29 July, and the 88th edition of the Tour de France. It has no overall winner—although American cyclist Lance Armstrong originally won the event, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced in August 2012 that they had disqualified Armstrong from all his results since 1998, including his seven Tour de France wins from 1999 to 2005. The verdict was subsequently confirmed by the Union Cycliste Internationale.

The race included a 67-kilometre-long (42 mi) team time trial, two individual time trials and five consecutive mountain-top finishing stages, the second of which was the Chamrousse special-category climb time trial. Thus, all the high-mountain stages were grouped consecutively, following the climbing time trial, with one rest day in between. France was ridden 'clockwise', so the Alps were visited before the Pyrenees. The Tour started in France but also visited Belgium in its first week. The ceremonial final stage finished at the Champs-Élysées in Paris, as is tradition. Erik Zabel won his record sixth consecutive points classification victory.

Teams[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of teams and cyclists in the 2001 Tour de France.

The organisers felt that the 2000 Tour de France did not include not enough French teams and consequently changed the selection procedure.[1] U.S. Postal Service was selected because it included the winner of the previous edition, Lance Armstrong. Team Telekom was selected because it included the winner of the 2000 UCI Road World Cup, Erik Zabel). Mapei–Quick-Step was selected because it won the team classifications in the 2000 Giro d'Italia. Kelme–Costa Blanca was selected because it won the team classifications in both the 2000 Tour de France and 2000 Vuelta a España. A further twelve teams qualified based on the UCI ranking in the highest UCI division at the end of 2001, after compensating for transfers.[1] Although initially it was announced that four wildcards would be given, the tour organisation decided to add five teams:[1] In total, 21 teams participated, each with 9 cyclists, giving a total of 189 cyclists.[2]

The teams entering the race were:[2]

Qualified teams

Invited teams

Route and stages[edit]

Stage characteristics and winners[2][3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 7 July Dunkirk 8.2 km (5.1 mi) Individual time trial  Christophe Moreau (FRA)
1 8 July Saint-Omer to Boulogne-sur-Mer 194.5 km (120.9 mi) Plain stage  Erik Zabel (GER)
2 9 July Calais to Antwerp (Belgium) 220.5 km (137.0 mi) Plain stage  Marc Wauters (BEL)
3 10 July Antwerp (Belgium) to Seraing (Belgium) 198.5 km (123.3 mi) Plain stage  Erik Zabel (GER)
4 11 July Huy (Belgium) to Verdun 215.0 km (133.6 mi) Plain stage  Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
5 12 July Verdun to Bar-le-Duc 67.0 km (41.6 mi) Team time trial  Crédit Agricole
6 13 July Commercy to Strasbourg 211.5 km (131.4 mi) Plain stage  Jaan Kirsipuu (EST)
7 14 July Strasbourg to Colmar 162.5 km (101.0 mi) Hilly stage  Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
8 15 July Colmar to Pontarlier 222.5 km (138.3 mi) Plain stage  Erik Dekker (NED)
9 16 July Pontarlier to Aix-les-Bains 185.0 km (115.0 mi) Plain stage  Serguei Ivanov (RUS)
10 17 July Aix-les-Bains to Alpe d'Huez 209.0 km (129.9 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Lance Armstrong (USA)[n 1]
11 18 July Grenoble to Chamrousse 32.0 km (19.9 mi) Individual time trial  Lance Armstrong (USA)[n 1]
19 July Perpignan Rest day
12 20 July Perpignan to Plateau de Bonascre 166.5 km (103.5 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Félix Cárdenas (COL)
13 21 July Foix to Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet 194.0 km (120.5 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Lance Armstrong (USA)[n 1]
14 22 July Tarbes to Luz Ardiden 141.5 km (87.9 mi) Stage with mountain(s)  Roberto Laiseka (ESP)
23 July Pau Rest day
15 24 July Pau to Lavaur 232.5 km (144.5 mi) Plain stage  Rik Verbrugghe (BEL)
16 25 July Castelsarrasin to Sarran 229.5 km (142.6 mi) Plain stage  Jens Voigt (GER)
17 26 July Brive-la-Gaillarde to Montluçon 194.0 km (120.5 mi) Plain stage  Serge Baguet (BEL)
18 27 July Montluçon to Saint-Amand-Montrond 61.0 km (37.9 mi) Individual time trial  Lance Armstrong (USA)[n 1]
19 28 July Orléans to Évry 149.5 km (92.9 mi) Plain stage  Erik Zabel (GER)
20 29 July Corbeil-Essonnes to Paris (Champs-Élysées) 160.5 km (99.7 mi) Plain stage  Ján Svorada (CZE)
Total 3,458 km (2,149 mi)[5]

Classification leadership[edit]

Lance Armstrong riding to his now-negated victory at Alpe d'Huez

There were several classifications in the 2001 Tour de France. The most important was the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times in 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.[6]

Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a green jersey. In this 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.[6]

There was also a mountains classification. The organisation had categorized some climbs as either hors catégorie, first, second, third, or fourth-category; points for this classification were won by the first cyclists to reach the top of these climbs, with more points available for the higher-categorized climbs. The cyclist with the most points lead the classification and was identified with a polkadot jersey.[6]

The fourth individual classification was the young rider classification, which was marked by the white jersey. This was decided in the same way as the general classification, but only riders under 26 years of age were eligible.[6]

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.[7]

For the combativity award classification, a jury gave points after each stage to the cyclists they considered most combative. The cyclist with the most votes in all stages lead the classification.

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
Yellow jersey
Points classification
Green jersey
Mountains classification
Polkadot jersey
Young rider classification
White jersey
Team classification Combativity award
A white jersey with a red number bib.
P Christophe Moreau Christophe Moreau Christophe Moreau no award Florent Brard Festina no award
1 Erik Zabel Erik Zabel Jacky Durand Jacky Durand
2 Marc Wauters Marc Wauters Jaan Kirsipuu Robert Hunter Crédit Agricole Jens Voigt
3 Erik Zabel Stuart O'Grady Erik Zabel Benoît Salmon Florent Brard Nicolas Jalabert
4 Laurent Jalabert Patrice Halgand Laurent Jalabert
5 Crédit Agricole Jörg Jaksche no award
6 Jaan Kirsipuu Rik Verbrugghe
7 Laurent Jalabert Jens Voigt Laurent Jalabert
8 Erik Dekker Stuart O'Grady Stuart O'Grady Rabobank Aitor González
9 Sergei Ivanov Bradley McGee
10 Lance Armstrong[n 1] François Simon Laurent Roux Óscar Sevilla Laurent Roux
11 Lance Armstrong[n 1] no award
12 Félix Cárdenas Paolo Bettini
13 Lance Armstrong[n 1] Lance Armstrong[n 1] Laurent Jalabert Kelme-Costa Blanca Laurent Jalabert
14 Roberto Laiseka Wladimir Belli
15 Rik Verbrugghe Marco Pinotti
16 Jens Voigt Jens Voigt
17 Serge Baguet Jacob Piil
18 Lance Armstrong[n 1] no award
19 Erik Zabel Guillaume Auger
20 Ján Svorada Erik Zabel Alexander Vinokourov
Final Lance Armstrong[n 1] Erik Zabel Laurent Jalabert Óscar Sevilla Kelme-Costa Blanca Laurent Jalabert

Final standings[edit]

Legend
Green jersey Denotes the leader of the points classification Polka dot jersey Denotes the leader of the mountains classification
White jersey Denotes the leader of the young rider classification A white jersey with a red number bib. Denotes the winner of the super-combativity award

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[2]
Rank Rider Team Time
DSQ  Lance Armstrong (USA)[n 1] U.S. Postal Service 86h 17' 28"
2  Jan Ullrich (GER) Team Telekom + 6' 44"
3  Joseba Beloki (ESP) ONCE–Eroski + 9' 05"
4  Andrei Kivilev (KAZ) Cofidis + 9' 53"
5  Igor González (ESP) ONCE–Eroski + 13' 28"
6  François Simon (FRA) Bonjour + 17' 22"
7  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) White jersey Kelme–Costa Blanca + 18' 30"
8  Santiago Botero (COL) Kelme–Costa Blanca + 20' 55"
9  Marcos Antonio Serrano (ESP) ONCE–Eroski + 21' 45"
10  Michael Boogerd (NED) Rabobank + 22' 38"

Points classification[edit]

Final points classification (1–10)[2][8]
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Erik Zabel (GER) Green jersey Team Telekom 252
2  Stuart O'Grady (AUS) Crédit Agricole 244
3  Damien Nazon (FRA) Bonjour 169
4  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Fassa Bortolo 148
5  Sven Teutenberg (GER) Festina 141
DSQ  Lance Armstrong (USA)[n 1] U.S. Postal Service 134
7  Jan Ullrich (GER) Team Telekom 127
8  Ján Svorada (CZE) Lampre–Daikin 124
9  Christophe Capelle (FRA) BigMat–Auber 93 114
10  François Simon (FRA) Bonjour 108

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[2][8]
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Laurent Jalabert (FRA) Polka dot jersey A white jersey with a red number bib. CSC–Tiscali 258
2  Jan Ullrich (GER) Team Telekom 211
3  Laurent Roux (FRA) Jean Delatour 200
DSQ  Lance Armstrong (USA)[n 1] U.S. Postal Service 195
5  Stefano Garzelli (ITA) Mapei–Quick-Step 164
6  Roberto Laiseka (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 147
7  Joseba Beloki (ESP) ONCE–Eroski 145
8  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Team Telekom 134
9  Patrice Halgand (FRA) Jean Delatour 123
10  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) White jersey Kelme–Costa Blanca 120

Young rider classification[edit]

Final young rider classification (1–10)[2][8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) White jersey Kelme–Costa Blanca 86h 35' 58
2  Francisco Mancebo (ESP) iBanesto.com + 10' 03"
3  Jörg Jaksche (DEU) ONCE–Eroski + 47' 32"
4  Denis Menchov (RUS) iBanesto.com + 1h 13' 20"
5  Marco Pinotti (ITA) Lampre–Daikin + 1h 15' 59"
6  Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) ONCE–Eroski + 1h 40' 42"
7  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Bonjour + 1h 41' 10"
8  Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1h 47' 47"
9  Bradley McGee (AUS) Française des Jeux + 1h 59' 24"
10  Nicolas Vogondy (FRA) Française des Jeux + 2h 09' 07"

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–10)[2][8]
Rank Team Time
1 Kelme–Costa Blanca 259h 14' 44"
2 ONCE–Eroski + 4' 59"
3 Team Telekom + 41' 06"
4 Bonjour + 41' 49"
5 Rabobank + 51' 53"
6 U.S. Postal Service + 54' 51"
7 Cofidis + 1h 20' 41"
8 iBanesto.com + 1h 22' 24"
9 Festina + 1h 45' 33"
10 Jean Delatour + 1h 49' 18"

Combativity classification[edit]

Final combativity award classification (1–10)[2][8]
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Laurent Jalabert (FRA) Polka dot jersey A white jersey with a red number bib. CSC–Tiscali 94
2  Laurent Roux (FRA) Jean Delatour 55
3  Jens Voigt (GER) Crédit Agricole 45
4  Rik Verbrugghe (BEL) Lotto–Adecco 44
5  Paolo Bettini (ITA) Mapei–Quick-Step 36
6  Jacky Durand (FRA) Française des Jeux 36
7  Bradley McGee (AUS) Française des Jeux 32
8  David Etxebarria (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 30
9  Laurent Brochard (FRA) Jean Delatour 28
10  Nicolas Jalabert (FRA) CSC–Tiscali 23

Doping[edit]

In August 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency recommended the disqualification of Lance Armstrong from all his results since 1998; in October 2012, the Union Cycliste Internationale agreed to this action. Having been stripped of the win owing to his use of banned substances, Armstrong's win, his third of 7 consecutive wins and the most in Tour history, no longer applies; therefore, there was no official winner of the 2001 Tour De France.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n On 24 August 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced that they had disqualified Armstrong from all his results since 1998, including his victory in the 2003 Tour de France. The Union Cycliste Internationale, responsible for the international cycling, confirmed this verdict on 22 October 2012.

References[edit]

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