Tour de France 1983

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
70th Tour de France 1983 - final result
Route length 22 stages, 3860.1 km
Tour winner Laurent Fignon 105: 07: 52 h
(36.717 km / h)
Second Ángel Arroyo + 4:04 min
Third Peter Winnen + 4:09 min
Fourth Lucien Van Impe + 4:16 min
fifth Robert Alban + 7:53 min
Sixth Jean-René Bernaudeau + 8:59 min
seventh Sean Kelly + 12:09 min
Eighth Marc Madiot + 14:55 min
Ninth Phil Anderson + 16:56 min
Tenth Henk Lubberding + 18:55 min
Green jersey Sean Kelly 360 p.
Second Frits Pirard 144 P.
Third Laurent Fignon 126 P.
Dotted jersey Lucien Van Impe 272 P.
Second Patrocinio Jimenez 195 p.
Third Robert Millar 157 P.
White jersey Laurent Fignon 105: 07: 52 h
Second Ángel Arroyo + 4:04 min
Third Stephen Roche + 21:30 min
Team evaluation Ti-Raleigh

The 70th Tour de France ran from July 1 to 24, 1983 in 22 stages over 3862 km. In the absence of Frenchman Bernard Hinault , who was unable to take part in the tour due to knee problems, his compatriot Laurent Fignon won his first participation. 140 racers took part in the tour, 88 of which were classified.

Race course

Eric Vanderaerden won the prologue , but had to surrender his jersey after the team time trial.

For the first time, a team with Colombian amateurs took part in the racing action, who showed their skills in the mountains. Patrocinio Jimenez crossed the Col du Tourmalet first and came second in the mountain classification.

The tour was decided more in the fight against the clock than in the fight "man against man": In addition to the four individual time trials and the prologue, there was also a team time trial over 100 km long. Nevertheless, there were intense duels, including in the final of the 16th stage to Saint-Étienne . The two runaway drivers Michel Laurent and Henk Lubberding fought so hard that Laurent fell in the final sprint and Lubberding was the first to cross the finish line. The jury assessed Lubberding's shock, which had triggered the fall, as unfair and declared Laurent the winner.

In the fight for the Tour victory, the Frenchman Pascal Simon took the lead in the overall standings by finishing third on the first stage of the Pyrenees, but broke his shoulder in a fall. He tortured himself in pain for six days before giving up and allowing Fignon to take over the yellow jersey .

The only 23-year-old Fignon made his victory perfect by winning the individual time trial on the penultimate stage. The green jersey of the leader in the points classification secured the Irishman Sean Kelly with a clear lead, even if he could not win a single stage. One day he was also happy to wear the yellow jersey that he had taken over in Pau . The next stage led to the Pyrenees, where Kelly fell back.

Lucien Van Impe , tour winner from 1976 , was unable to take advantage of Hinault's absence, but won the mountain classification for the sixth time on his penultimate participation .

The stages

Stages Day Start finish km Stage winner Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
prolog July 1 Fontenay-sous-Bois 5.5 ( EZF ) Eric Vanderaerden Eric Vanderaerden
1st stage 2nd July Nogent-sur-Marne - Créteil 163 Frits Pirard
2nd stage 3rd of July Soissons - Fontaine-au-Pire 100 ( MZF ) Coop-Mercier-Mavic Jean-Louis Gauthier
3rd stage July 4th Valenciennes - Roubaix 152 Rudy Matthijs Kim Andersen
4th stage 5th July Roubaix - Le Havre 300 Serge Demierre
5th stage July 6th Le Havre - Le Mans 257 Dominique Gaigne
6th stage 7th of July Châteaubriant - Nantes 58.5 (EZF) Bert Oosterbosch
7th stage 8th of July Nantes - Île d'Oléron 216 Ricardo Magrini
8th stage July 9 La Rochelle - Bordeaux 222 Bert Oosterbosch
9th stage 10th of July Bordeaux - Pau 207 Philippe Chevallier Sean Kelly
10th stage July 11th Pau - Bagneres-de-Luchon 201 Robert Millar Pascal Simon
11th stage July 12 Bagneres-de-Luchon - Fleurance 177 Regis Clère
12th stage July 13th Fleurance - Roquefort-sur-Soulzon 261 Kim Andersen
13th stage July 14th Roquefort-sur-Soulzon - Aurillac 210 Henk Lubberding
14th stage 15th of July Aurillac - Issoire 149 Pierre l Bigaut
15th stage 16th of July Clermont-Ferrand - Puy de Dôme 15.6 (EZF) Ángel Arroyo
16th stage 17th July Issoire - Saint-Etienne 144.5 Michel Laurent
Rest day
17th stage July 19 La Tour-du-Pin - L'Alpe d'Huez 223 Peter Winnen Laurent Fignon
18th stage 20th of July Le Bourg-d'Oisans - Morzine 247 Jacques Michaud
19th stage 21 July Morzine - Avoriaz 15 (EZF) Lucien Van Impe
20th stage 22nd of July Morzine - Dijon 291 Philippe Leleu
21st stage July 23 Dijon - Dijon 50 (EZF) Laurent Fignon
22nd stage 24th July Alfortville - Paris 195 Gilbert Glaus

Web links