List of teams and cyclists in the 1959 Tour de France

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In the 1959 Tour de France, the French team included Jacques Anquetil, Louison Bobet, Raphael Géminiani and Roger Riviere, who were all considered possible Tour winners.[1] This also posed a problem, as they did all want to be team captain, and refused to work for each other.[2] The Spanish team was headed by Federico Bahamontes, who in previous years did not care for flat stages and time trials, and only tried to win the mountains classification. In the 1959 season, Bahamontes had Fausto Coppi as manager, and Coppi convinced Bahamontes to focus on the general classification.[2] The defending champion Charly Gaul was again placed in a mixed team of Luxembourgian and Dutch cyclists, and expected little support.[2] The Italian team did not include Vito Favero and Gastone Nencini, who had performed well in the 1958 Tour. Their team captain was Ercole Baldini, winner of the 1958 Giro d'Italia, but he was not expected to be able to compete against Gaul, Bahamontes and Anquetil.[2] Of the cyclists in the French regional teams, Henri Anglade was the most notable. He was included in the Centre-Midi team,

The cyclists were represented by agents, who negotiated for the prices in post-tour criteriums. There were two major agents: Daniel Dousset, who represented Anquetil, Rivière and Bahamontes, and Piel Poulidor, who represented Anglade. This made it more important for Anquetil to help Bahamontes than Anglade.[2]

Start list[edit]

By team[edit]

Netherlands/Luxembourg
No. Rider Pos.
1  Charly Gaul (LUX) 12
2  Aldo Bolzan (ITA) 45
3  Marcel Ernzer (LUX) 33
4  Jean-Pierre Schmitz (LUX) DNF
5  Piet Damen (NED) 27
6  Daan de Groot (NED) DNF
7  Piet De Jongh (NED) DNF
8  Jaap Kersten (NED) 50
9  Abraham Kool (NED) DNF
10  Martin Van Den Borgh (NED) DNF
11  Piet van Est (NED) DNF
12  Gerrit Voorting (NED) DNF
Belgium
No. Rider Pos.
21  Jan Adriaensens (BEL) 7
22  Jean Brankart (BEL) 10
23  Kamiel Buysse (BEL) 61
24  Fred De Bruyne (BEL) 31
25  Armand Desmet (BEL) 23
26  Jos Hoevenaers (BEL) 8
27  Marcel Janssens (BEL) 25
28  Eddy Pauwels (BEL) 11
29  Jef Planckaert (BEL) 17
30  Michel Van Aerde (BEL) 22
31  Martin Van Geneugden (BEL) 53
32  Guillaume Van Tongerloo (BEL) DNF
Italy
No. Rider Pos.
41  Pierino Baffi (ITA) 60
42  Ercole Baldini (ITA) 6
43  Waldemaro Bartolozzi (ITA) 57
44  Dino Bruni (ITA) 64
45  Aurelio Cestari (ITA) 38
46  Nello Fabbri (ITA) 42
47  Roberto Falaschi (ITA) DNF
48  Giuseppe Fallarini (ITA) DNF
49  Vito Favero (ITA) DNF
50  Michele Gismondi (ITA) 30
51  Arigo Padovan (ITA) 52
52  Ernesto Bono (ITA) 36
France
No. Rider Pos.
61  Jacques Anquetil (FRA) 3
62  Louison Bobet (FRA) DNF
63  Robert Cazala (FRA) 32
64  André Darrigade (FRA) 16
65  Pierre Everaert (FRA) DNF
66  Raphaël Géminiani (FRA) 28
67  Jean Graczyk (FRA) 35
68  Roger Hassenforder (FRA) DNF
69  Raymond Mastrotto (FRA) DNF
70  René Privat (FRA) DNF
71  Roger Rivière (FRA) 4
72  Jean Stablinski (FRA) DNF
Spain
No. Rider Pos.
81  Federico Bahamontes (ESP) 1
82  José Berrendero (ESP) DNF
83  Juan Campillo Garcia (ESP) 58
84  José Gómez del Moral (ESP) 47
85  Jesús Galdeano (ESP) DNF
86  Aniceto Utset (ESP) DNF
87  René Marigil (ESP) DNF
88  Fernando Manzaneque (ESP) 14
89  Luis Otaño (ESP) DNF
90  Julio San Emeterio (ESP) 40
91  Carmelo Morales (ESP) 43
92  Antonio Suárez (ESP) DNF
Switzerland/Germany
No. Rider Pos.
101  Ernest Ecuyer (SUI) DNF
102  Rolf Graf (SUI) 21
103  Hans Hollenstein (SUI) DNF
104  Emmanuel Plattner (SUI) DNF
105  Max Schellenberg (SUI) DNF
106  Attilio Moresi (SUI) DNF
107  Ernst Traxel (SUI) 55
108  Otto Altweck (FRG) DNF
109  Lothar Friedrich (FRG) 18
110  Mathias Löder (FRG) DNF
111  Winfried Ommer (FRG) DNF
112  Frans Reitz (FRG) 49
International
No. Rider Pos.
121  Adolf Christian (AUT) 41
122  Richard Durlacher (AUT) DNF
123  Arne Jonsson (DEN) DNF
124  Ole-Bent Retvig (DEN) DNF
125  John Andrews (GBR) DNF
126  Tony Hewson (GBR) DNF
127  Brian Robinson (GBR) 19
128  Seamus Elliott (IRL) DNF
129  Victor Sutton (GBR) 37
130  Tadeusz Wierucki (POL) DNF
131  Antonino Baptista (POR) DNF
132  José Sousa Cardoso (POR) DNF
France - Centre/Midi
No. Rider Pos.
141  Jean Anastasi (FRA) DNF
142  Henry Anglade (FRA) 2
143  Louis Bergaud (FRA) 13
144  Louis Bisilliat (FRA) 65
145  Emmanuel Busto (FRA) 39
146  Michel Dejouhannet (FRA) DNF
147  Jean Dotto (FRA) 15
148  Jean Forestier (FRA) 34
149  Bernard Gauthier (FRA) DNF
150  Valentin Huot (FRA) 48
151  Marcel Rohrbach (FRA) 51
152  Louis Rostollan (FRA) 59
France - Paris/North-East
No. Rider Pos.
161  Jean-Claude Annaert (FRA) DNF
162  Jean Hoffmann (FRA) DNF
163  Jacques Champion (FRA) DNF
164  Édouard Delberghe (FRA) 54
165  Raymond Hoorelbeke (FRA) 29
166  Stéphane Lach (FRA) DNF
167  André Le Dissez (FRA) DNF
168  Jean-Claude Lefebvre (FRA) DNF
169  Orphée Meneghini (FRA) DNF
170  René Pavard (FRA) DNF
171  Jean Robic (FRA) DNF
172  Michel Vermeulin (FRA) 20
France - West/South-West
No. Rider Pos.
181  Max Bleneau (FRA) 63
182  Albert Bouvet (FRA) DNF
183  Jean Gainche (FRA) DNF
184  Joseph Groussard (FRA) 56
185  Félix Lebuhotel (FRA) 46
186  François Mahé (FRA) 5
187  Fernand Picot (FRA) 44
188  Francis Pipelin (FRA) DNF
189  Marcel Queheille (FRA) 26
190  Gérard Saint (FRA) 9
191  Tino Sabbadini (FRA) 62
192  Joseph Thomin (FRA) 24

By rider[edit]

Legend
No. Starting number worn by the rider during the Tour
Pos. Position in the general classification
DNF Denotes a rider who did not finish
No. Name Nationality Team Pos. Ref
1 Charly Gaul  Luxembourg Netherlands/Luxembourg 12 [3]
2 Aldo Bolzan  Italy Netherlands/Luxembourg 45 [3]
3 Marcel Ernzer  Luxembourg Netherlands/Luxembourg 33 [3]
4 Jean-Pierre Schmitz  Luxembourg Netherlands/Luxembourg DNF [3]
5 Piet Damen  Netherlands Netherlands/Luxembourg 27 [3]
6 Daan de Groot  Netherlands Netherlands/Luxembourg DNF [3]
7 Piet De Jongh  Netherlands Netherlands/Luxembourg DNF [3]
8 Jaap Kersten  Netherlands Netherlands/Luxembourg 50 [3]
9 Abraham Kool  Netherlands Netherlands/Luxembourg DNF [3]
10 Martin Van Den Borgh  Netherlands Netherlands/Luxembourg DNF [3]
11 Piet van Est  Netherlands Netherlands/Luxembourg DNF [3]
12 Gerrit Voorting  Netherlands Netherlands/Luxembourg DNF [3]
21 Jan Adriaensens  Belgium Belgium 7 [3]
22 Jean Brankart  Belgium Belgium 10 [3]
23 Kamiel Buysse  Belgium Belgium 61 [3]
24 Fred De Bruyne  Belgium Belgium 31 [3]
25 Armand Desmet  Belgium Belgium 23 [3]
26 Jos Hoevenaers  Belgium Belgium 8 [3]
27 Marcel Janssens  Belgium Belgium 25 [3]
28 Eddy Pauwels  Belgium Belgium 11 [3]
29 Jef Planckaert  Belgium Belgium 17 [3]
30 Michel Van Aerde  Belgium Belgium 22 [3]
31 Martin Van Geneugden  Belgium Belgium 53 [3]
32 Guillaume Van Tongerloo  Belgium Belgium DNF [3]
41 Pierino Baffi  Italy Italy 60 [3]
42 Ercole Baldini  Italy Italy 6 [3]
43 Waldemaro Bartolozzi  Italy Italy 57 [3]
44 Dino Bruni  Italy Italy 64 [3]
45 Aurelio Cestari  Italy Italy 38 [3]
46 Nello Fabbri  Italy Italy 42 [3]
47 Roberto Falaschi  Italy Italy DNF [3]
48 Giuseppe Fallarini  Italy Italy DNF [3]
49 Vito Favero  Italy Italy DNF [3]
50 Michele Gismondi  Italy Italy 30 [3]
51 Arigo Padovan  Italy Italy 52 [3]
52 Ernesto Bono  Italy Italy 36 [3]
61 Jacques Anquetil  France France 3 [3]
62 Louison Bobet  France France DNF [3]
63 Robert Cazala  France France 32 [3]
64 André Darrigade  France France 16 [3]
65 Pierre Everaert  France France DNF [3]
66 Raphaël Géminiani  France France 28 [3]
67 Jean Graczyk  France France 35 [3]
68 Roger Hassenforder  France France DNF [3]
69 Raymond Mastrotto  France France DNF [3]
70 René Privat  France France DNF [3]
71 Roger Rivière  France France 4 [3]
72 Jean Stablinski  France France DNF [3]
81 Federico Bahamontes  Spain Spain 1 [3]
82 José Berrendero  Spain Spain DNF [3]
83 Juan Campillo Garcia  Spain Spain 58 [3]
84 José Gómez del Moral  Spain Spain 47 [3]
85 Jesús Galdeano  Spain Spain DNF [3]
86 Aniceto Utset  Spain Spain DNF [3]
87 René Marigil  Spain Spain DNF [3]
88 Fernando Manzaneque  Spain Spain 14 [3]
89 Luis Otaño  Spain Spain DNF [3]
90 Julio San Emeterio  Spain Spain 40 [3]
91 Carmelo Morales  Spain Spain 43 [3]
92 Antonio Suárez  Spain Spain DNF [3]
101 Ernest Ecuyer   Switzerland Switzerland/Germany DNF [3]
102 Rolf Graf   Switzerland Switzerland/Germany 21 [3]
103 Hans Hollenstein   Switzerland Switzerland/Germany DNF [3]
104 Emmanuel Plattner   Switzerland Switzerland/Germany DNF [3]
105 Max Schellenberg   Switzerland Switzerland/Germany DNF [3]
106 Attilio Moresi   Switzerland Switzerland/Germany DNF [3]
107 Ernst Traxel   Switzerland Switzerland/Germany 55 [3]
108 Otto Altweck  West Germany Switzerland/Germany DNF [3]
109 Lothar Friedrich  West Germany Switzerland/Germany 18 [3]
110 Mathias Löder  West Germany Switzerland/Germany DNF [3]
111 Winfried Ommer  West Germany Switzerland/Germany DNF [3]
112 Frans Reitz  West Germany Switzerland/Germany 49 [3]
121 Adolf Christian  Austria International 41 [3]
122 Richard Durlacher  Austria International DNF [3]
123 Arne Jonsson  Denmark International DNF [3]
124 Ole-Bent Retvig  Denmark International DNF [3]
125 John Andrews  Great Britain International DNF [3]
126 Tony Hewson  Great Britain International DNF [3]
127 Brian Robinson  Great Britain International 19 [3]
128 Seamus Elliott  Ireland International DNF [3]
129 Victor Sutton  Great Britain International 37 [3]
130 Tadeusz Wierucki  Poland International DNF [3]
131 Antonino Baptista  Portugal International DNF [3]
132 José Sousa Cardoso  Portugal International DNF [3]
141 Jean Anastasi  France France - Centre/Midi DNF [3]
142 Henry Anglade  France France - Centre/Midi 2 [3]
143 Louis Bergaud  France France - Centre/Midi 13 [3]
144 Louis Bisilliat  France France - Centre/Midi 65 [3]
145 Emmanuel Busto  France France - Centre/Midi 39 [3]
146 Michel Dejouhannet  France France - Centre/Midi DNF [3]
147 Jean Dotto  France France - Centre/Midi 15 [3]
148 Jean Forestier  France France - Centre/Midi 34 [3]
149 Bernard Gauthier  France France - Centre/Midi DNF [3]
150 Valentin Huot  France France - Centre/Midi 48 [3]
151 Marcel Rohrbach  France France - Centre/Midi 51 [3]
152 Louis Rostollan  France France - Centre/Midi 59 [3]
161 Jean-Claude Annaert  France France - Paris/North-East DNF [3]
162 Jean Hoffmann  France France - Paris/North-East DNF [3]
163 Jacques Champion  France France - Paris/North-East DNF [3]
164 Édouard Delberghe  France France - Paris/North-East 54 [3]
165 Raymond Hoorelbeke  France France - Paris/North-East 29 [3]
166 Stéphane Lach  France France - Paris/North-East DNF [3]
167 André Le Dissez  France France - Paris/North-East DNF [3]
168 Jean-Claude Lefebvre  France France - Paris/North-East DNF [3]
169 Orphée Meneghini  France France - Paris/North-East DNF [3]
170 René Pavard  France France - Paris/North-East DNF [3]
171 Jean Robic  France France - Paris/North-East DNF [3]
172 Michel Vermeulin  France France - Paris/North-East 20 [3]
181 Max Bleneau  France France - West/South-West 63 [3]
182 Albert Bouvet  France France - West/South-West DNF [3]
183 Jean Gainche  France France - West/South-West DNF [3]
184 Joseph Groussard  France France - West/South-West 56 [3]
185 Félix Lebuhotel  France France - West/South-West 46 [3]
186 François Mahé  France France - West/South-West 5 [3]
187 Fernand Picot  France France - West/South-West 44 [3]
188 Francis Pipelin  France France - West/South-West DNF [3]
189 Marcel Queheille  France France - West/South-West 26 [3]
190 Gérard Saint  France France - West/South-West 9 [3]
191 Tino Sabbadini  France France - West/South-West 62 [3]
192 Joseph Thomin  France France - West/South-West 24 [3]

By nationality[edit]

References[edit]

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