List of Grand Tour general classification winners

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Eddy Merckx, who has won the most Grand Tours with 11 victories.

The Grand Tours are the three most prestigious multi-week stage races in professional road bicycle racing.[1] 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.[2] No cyclist has won all three Grand Tours in the same year; the only cyclists to win all three Grand Tours in their career are Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault and Alberto Contador.[3] Contador is the youngest, at 25 years, and quickest to win every Tour, completing the feat in 14 months.[4] It is rare for cyclists to ride all Grand Tours in the same year; in 2004, 474 cyclists started in one of the Grand Tours, 68 rode two and two cyclists started all three.[5]

Cyclists are ranked on the basis of their total wins in the three Grand Tours. When there is a tie between cyclists they are listed alphabetically by the Grand Tour they won. The majority of winners have come from Europe, however there have been a few notable victories for cyclists from other continents. Andy Hampsten, became the first North American to win the Giro, when he won in 1988.[6] The only South American to win a Grand Tour is Colombian Luis Herrera who won the 1987 Vuelta a España.[7] Cadel Evans became the first person from the Southern Hemisphere to win a Grand Tour by winning the 2011 Tour de France.[8]

Eddy Merckx, with 11 victories, has won the most Grand Tours. Bernard Hinault is second with 10 and Jacques Anquetil is third with eight.[3] Merckx, Fausto Coppi and Alfredo Binda have won the most Giros, each winning five during their career. Tony Rominger and Roberto Heras hold the record for the most victories in the Vuelta, which they each won three times.[9]

Winners[edit]

By cyclist[edit]

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Bernard Hinault won 10 Grand Tours during his career.
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Miguel Indurain, winner of seven Grand Tours
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Fausto Coppi won five Giros and the Tour de France twice.
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Alberto Contador, the most recent cyclist to have won all three Grand Tours during his career
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Alfredo Binda won the Giro d'Italia five times.
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Tony Rominger, winner of four Grand Tours
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Ivan Basso; he has won two Grand Tours.
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Stephen Roche, winner of two Grand Tours
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Jan Ullrich won two Grand Tours.
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Luis Herrera was the first South American to win a Grand Tour.
Grand Tour general classification winners
Rank Cyclist Country Winning span Giro Tour Vuelta Total
1 Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx Belgium Belgium 1968–1974 5 5 1 11
2 Hinault, BernardBernard Hinault France France 1978–1985 3 5 2 10
3 Anquetil, JacquesJacques Anquetil France France 1957–1964 2 5 1 8
4 Coppi, FaustoFausto Coppi Italy Italy 1940–1953 5 2 0 7
4 Indurain, MiguelMiguel Indurain Spain Spain 1991–1995 2 5 0 7
6 Bartali, GinoGino Bartali Italy Italy 1936–1948 3 2 0 5
6 Binda, AlfredoAlfredo Binda Italy Italy 1925–1933 5 0 0 5
6 Gimondi, FeliceFelice Gimondi Italy Italy 1965–1976 3 1 1 5
6 Contador, AlbertoAlberto Contador Spain Spain 2007–2012 1 2 2 5
10 Rominger, TonyTony Rominger Switzerland Switzerland 1992–1995 1 0 3 4
11 Brunero, GiovanniGiovanni Brunero Italy Italy 1921–1926 3 0 0 3
11 Galetti, CarloCarlo Galetti Italy Italy 1910–1912 3 0 0 3
11 Magni, FiorenzoFiorenzo Magni Italy Italy 1948–1951 3 0 0 3
11 Bobet, LouisonLouison Bobet France France 1953–1955 0 3 0 3
11 LeMond, GregGreg LeMond United States United States 1986–1990 0 3 0 3
11 Thys, PhilippePhilippe Thys Belgium Belgium 1913–1920 0 3 0 3
11 Heras, RobertoRoberto Heras Spain Spain 2000–2004 0 0 3 3
11 Gaul, CharlyCharly Gaul Luxembourg Luxembourg 1956–1959 2 1 0 3
11 Fignon, LaurentLaurent Fignon France France 1983–1989 1 2 0 3
11 Menchov, DenisDenis Menchov Russia Russia 2005–2009 1 0 2 3
11 Delgado, PedroPedro Delgado Spain Spain 1985–1989 0 1 2 3
23 Girardengo, CostanteCostante Girardengo Italy Italy 1919–1923 2 0 0 2
23 Balmamion, FrancoFranco Balmamion Italy Italy 1962–1963 2 0 0 2
23 Basso, IvanIvan Basso Italy Italy 2006–2010 2 0 0 2
23 Gotti, IvanIvan Gotti Italy Italy 1997–1999 2 0 0 2
23 Savoldelli, PaoloPaolo Savoldelli Italy Italy 2002–2005 2 0 0 2
23 Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni Italy Italy 1979–1983 2 0 0 2
23 Simoni, GilbertoGilberto Simoni Italy Italy 2001–2003 2 0 0 2
23 Valetti, GiovanniGiovanni Valetti Italy Italy 1938–1939 2 0 0 2
23 Bottecchia, OttavioOttavio Bottecchia Italy Italy 1924–1925 0 2 0 2
23 Frantz, NicolasNicolas Frantz Luxembourg Luxembourg 1927–1928 0 2 0 2
23 Lambot, FirminFirmin Lambot Belgium Belgium 1919–1922 0 2 0 2
23 Leducq, AndréAndré Leducq France France 1930–1932 0 2 0 2
23 Maes, SylvèreSylvère Maes Belgium Belgium 1936–1939 0 2 0 2
23 Magne, AntoninAntonin Magne France France 1931–1934 0 2 0 2
23 Petit-Breton, LucienLucien Petit-Breton France France 1907–1908 0 2 0 2
23 Thévenet, BernardBernard Thévenet France France 1975–1977 0 2 0 2
23 Berrendero, JuliánJulián Berrendero Spain Spain 1941–1942 0 0 2 2
23 Deloor, GustaafGustaaf Deloor Belgium Belgium 1935–1936 0 0 2 2
23 Fuente, José ManuelJosé Manuel Fuente Spain Spain 1972–1974 0 0 2 2
23 Zülle, AlexAlex Zülle Switzerland Switzerland 1996–1997 0 0 2 2
23 Koblet, HugoHugo Koblet Switzerland Switzerland 1950–1951 1 1 0 2
23 Pantani, MarcoMarco Pantani Italy Italy 1998 1 1 0 2
23 Roche, StephenStephen Roche Republic of Ireland Ireland 1987 1 1 0 2
23 Battaglin, GiovanniGiovanni Battaglin Italy Italy 1981 1 0 1 2
23 Nibali, VincenzoVincenzo Nibali Italy Italy 2010–2013 1 0 1 2
23 Janssen, JanJan Janssen Netherlands Netherlands 1967–1968 0 1 1 2
23 Ocaña, LuisLuis Ocaña Spain Spain 1970–1973 0 1 1 2
23 Pingeon, RogerRoger Pingeon France France 1967–1969 0 1 1 2
23 Ullrich, JanJan Ullrich Germany Germany 1997–1999 0 1 1 2
23 Zoetemelk, JoopJoop Zoetemelk Netherlands Netherlands 1979–1980 0 1 1 2
53 Adorni, VittorioVittorio Adorni Italy Italy 1965 1 0 0 1
53 Baldini, ErcoleErcole Baldini Italy Italy 1958 1 0 0 1
53 Belloni, GaetanoGaetano Belloni Italy Italy 1920 1 0 0 1
53 Bergamaschi, VascoVasco Bergamaschi Italy Italy 1935 1 0 0 1
53 Bertoglio, FaustoFausto Bertoglio Italy Italy 1975 1 0 0 1
53 Berzin, EvgeniEvgeni Berzin Russia Russia 1994 1 0 0 1
53 Bugno, GianniGianni Bugno Italy Italy 1990 1 0 0 1
53 Calzolari, AlfonsoAlfonso Calzolari Italy Italy 1914 1 0 0 1
53 Camusso, FrancescoFrancesco Camusso Italy Italy 1931 1 0 0 1
53 Chioccioli, FrancoFranco Chioccioli Italy Italy 1991 1 0 0 1
53 Clerici, CarloCarlo Clerici Italy Italy 1954 1 0 0 1
53 Cunego, DamianoDamiano Cunego Italy Italy 2004 1 0 0 1
53 De Muynck, JohanJohan De Muynck Belgium Belgium 1978 1 0 0 1
53 Di Luca, DaniloDanilo Di Luca Italy Italy 2007 1 0 0 1
53 Enrici, GiuseppeGiuseppe Enrici Italy Italy 1924 1 0 0 1
53 Ganna, LuigiLuigi Ganna Italy Italy 1909 1 0 0 1
53 Garzelli, StefanoStefano Garzelli Italy Italy 2000 1 0 0 1
53 Guerra, LearcoLearco Guerra Italy Italy 1934 1 0 0 1
53 Hampsten, AndyAndy Hampsten United States United States 1988 1 0 0 1
53 Hesjedal, RyderRyder Hesjedal Canada Canada 2012 1 0 0 1
53 Marchisio, LuigiLuigi Marchisio Italy Italy 1930 1 0 0 1
53 Micheletto, GiovanniGiovanni Micheletto Italy Italy 1912 1 0 0 1
53 Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser Italy Italy 1984 1 0 0 1
53 Motta, GianniGianni Motta Italy Italy 1966 1 0 0 1
53 Nencini, GastoneGastone Nencini Italy Italy 1957 1 1 0 1
53 Oriani, CarloCarlo Oriani Italy Italy 1913 1 0 0 1
53 Pambianco, ArnaldoArnaldo Pambianco Italy Italy 1961 1 0 0 1
53 Pavesi, EberardoEberardo Pavesi Italy Italy 1912 1 0 0 1
53 Pesenti, AntonioAntonio Pesenti Italy Italy 1932 1 0 0 1
53 Pettersson, GöstaGösta Pettersson Sweden Sweden 1971 1 0 0 1
53 Pollentier, MichelMichel Pollentier Belgium Belgium 1977 1 0 0 1
53 Scarponi, MicheleMichele Scarponi Italy Italy 2011 1 0 0 1
53 Tonkov, PavelPavel Tonkov Russia Russia 1996 1 0 0 1
53 Visentini, RobertoRoberto Visentini Italy Italy 1986 1 0 0 1
53 Aimar, LucienLucien Aimar France France 1966 0 1 0 1
53 Bahamontes, FedericoFederico Bahamontes Spain Spain 1959 0 1 0 1
53 Buysse, LucienLucien Buysse Belgium Belgium 1966 0 1 0 1
53 Cornet, HenriHenri Cornet France France 1904 0 1 0 1
53 De Waele, MauriceMaurice De Waele Belgium Belgium 1929 0 1 0 1
53 Defraye, OdileOdile Defraye Belgium Belgium 1912 0 1 0 1
53 Evans, CadelCadel Evans Australia Australia 2011 0 1 0 1
53 Faber, FrançoisFrançois Faber Luxembourg Luxembourg 1909 0 1 0 1
53 Froome, ChrisChris Froome United Kingdom United Kingdom 2013 0 1 0 1
53 Garin, MauriceMaurice Garin France France 1903 0 1 0 1
53 Garrigou, GustaveGustave Garrigou France France 1911 0 1 0 1
53 Kübler, FerdinandFerdinand Kübler Switzerland Switzerland 1950 0 1 0 1
53 Lapize, OctaveOctave Lapize France France 1910 0 1 0 1
53 Lapébie, RogerRoger Lapébie France France 1937 0 1 0 1
53 Maes, RomainRomain Maes Belgium Belgium 1935 0 1 0 1
53 Pereiro, ÓscarÓscar Pereiro Spain Spain 2006 0 1 0 1
53 Pottier, RenéRené Pottier France France 1906 0 1 0 1
53 Pélissier, HenriHenri Pélissier France France 1966 0 1 0 1
53 Riis, BjarneBjarne Riis Denmark Denmark 1996 0 1 0 1
53 Robic, JeanJean Robic France France 1947 0 1 0 1
53 Sastre, CarlosCarlos Sastre Spain Spain 2008 0 1 0 1
53 Schleck, AndyAndy Schleck Luxembourg Luxembourg 2010 0 1 0 1
53 Scieur, LéonLéon Scieur Belgium Belgium 1921 0 1 0 1
53 Trousselier, LouisLouis Trousselier France France 1905 0 1 0 1
53 Van Impe, LucienLucien Van Impe Belgium Belgium 1976 0 1 0 1
53 Walkowiak, RogerRoger Walkowiak France France 1956 0 1 0 1
53 Wiggins, BradleyBradley Wiggins United Kingdom United Kingdom 2012 0 1 0 1
53 Altig, RudiRudi Altig Germany Germany 1962 0 0 1 1
53 Bracke, FerdinandFerdinand Bracke Belgium Belgium 1971 0 0 1 1
53 Caritoux, ÉricÉric Caritoux France France 1984 0 0 1 1
53 Casero, ÁngelÁngel Casero Spain Spain 2001 0 0 1 1
53 Cobo, Juan JoséJuan José Cobo Spain Spain 2011 0 0 1 1
53 De Mulder, FransFrans De Mulder Belgium Belgium 1960 0 0 1 1
53 Dotto, JeanJean Dotto France France 1955 0 0 1 1
53 Gabica, FranciscoFrancisco Gabica Spain Spain 1966 0 0 1 1
53 Giovannetti, MarcoMarco Giovannetti Italy Italy 1990 0 0 1 1
53 González, AitorAitor González Spain Spain 2002 0 0 1 1
53 Herrera, LuisLuis Herrera Colombia Colombia 1987 0 0 1 1
53 Horner, ChrisChris Horner  United States 2013 0 0 1 1
53 Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert France France 1995 0 0 1 1
53 Kelly, SeanSean Kelly Republic of Ireland Ireland 1988 0 0 1 1
53 Langarica, DalmacioDalmacio Langarica Spain Spain 1946 0 0 1 1
53 Lejarreta, MarinoMarino Lejarreta Spain Spain 1982 0 0 1 1
53 Loroño, JesúsJesús Loroño Spain Spain 1957 0 0 1 1
53 Maertens, FreddyFreddy Maertens Belgium Belgium 1977 0 0 1 1
53 Mauri, MelciorMelcior Mauri Spain Spain 1991 0 0 1 1
53 Olano, AbrahamAbraham Olano Spain Spain 1998 0 0 1 1
53 Pesarrodona, JoséJosé Pesarrodona Spain Spain 1976 0 0 1 1
53 Pino, ÁlvaroÁlvaro Pino Spain Spain 1986 0 0 1 1
53 Poulidor, RaymondRaymond Poulidor France France 1964 0 0 1 1
53 Rodríguez, DelioDelio Rodríguez Spain Spain 1945 0 0 1 1
53 Rodríguez, EmilioEmilio Rodríguez Spain Spain 1950 0 0 1 1
53 Ruiz, BernardoBernardo Ruiz Spain Spain 1948 0 0 1 1
53 Rupérez, FaustinoFaustino Rupérez Spain Spain 1980 0 0 1 1
53 Soler, AngelinoAngelino Soler Spain Spain 1961 0 0 1 1
53 Speicher, GeorgesGeorges Speicher France France 1933 0 1 0 1
53 Stablinski, JeanJean Stablinski France France 1958 0 0 1 1
53 Tamames, AgustínAgustín Tamames Spain Spain 1975 0 0 1 1
53 Valverde, AlejandroAlejandro Valverde Spain Spain 2009 0 0 1 1
53 Vinokourov, AlexanderAlexander Vinokourov  Kazakhstan 2006 0 0 1 1
53 Wolfshohl, RolfRolf Wolfshohl Germany Germany 1965 0 0 1 1

By country[edit]

Grand Tour general classification winners by country
Country Giro Tour Vuelta Total
 Italy 68 9 5 82
 France 6 36 9 51
 Spain 3 12 30 45
 Belgium 7 18 7 32
  Switzerland 3 2 5 10
 Luxembourg 2 5 0 7
 Russia 3 0 2 5
 United States 1 3 1 5
 Netherlands 0 2 2 4
 Germany 0 1 3 4
 Ireland 1 1 1 3
 United Kingdom 0 2 0 2
 Sweden 1 0 0 1
 Canada 1 0 0 1
 Australia 0 1 0 1
 Denmark 0 1 0 1
 Colombia 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1

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