Tour de France 1984

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71st Tour de France 1984 - final result
Route length 23 stages, 4020.9 km
Tour winner Laurent Fignon 112: 03: 40 h
(35.881 km / h)
Second Bernard Hinault + 10:32 min
Third Greg Lemond + 11:46 min
Fourth Robert Millar + 14:42 min
fifth Sean Kelly + 16:35 min
Sixth Ángel Arroyo + 19:22 min
seventh Pascal Simon + 21:17 min
Eighth Pedro Muñoz + 26:17 min
Ninth Claude Criquielion + 29:12 min
Tenth Phil Anderson + 29:16 min
Green jersey Frank Hoste 322 P.
Second Sean Kelly 318 P.
Third Eric Vanderaerden 247 P.
Dotted jersey Robert Millar 284 P.
Second Laurent Fignon 212 P.
Third Ángel Arroyo 140 p.
White jersey Greg LeMond 112: 15: 26 h
Second Pedro Muñoz + 14:31 min
Third Niki Rüttimann + 19:12 min
Team evaluation Renault Elf

The 71st Tour de France took place from June 29 to July 22, 1984. On 23 stages over 4021 km, the 170 riders who started fought for victory. 124 drivers were classified in the end. The tour developed into a generation duel between Bernard Hinault and his compatriot Laurent Fignon . Hinault, who had already won the tour four times and was unable to take part in the previous year due to an injury, met the 1983 winner, Fignon, who was six years his junior and who also won the tour.

Race course

After Hinault had won the prologue , the yellow jersey changed carriers several times on the first stages before it landed on Vincent Barteau's shoulders . Fignon's team-mate kept the overall lead up into the mountains, where he had to give it up after the stage to L'Alpe d'Huez . At this stage, Fignon was second behind Luis Herrera , who was the first Colombian to win a tour stage. Fignon had already taken time from Hinault in the first two time trials . At the end of the tour, Fignon had five stage wins, including victories in all three longer individual time trials.

In Paris, Hinault was more than 10 minutes behind his compatriot, who was able to repeat his success from the previous year. Third place on the podium went to the American Greg Lemond , who in the following years also intervened in the direct battle for the Tour victory. Although weak from a cold, Lemond was the first American to get a place on the podium.

The fight for the green jersey was much closer than in previous years, the Belgian Frank Hoste only secured the jersey on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in front of Sean Kelly . The Scotsman Robert Millar won the mountain classification .

The longest stage was in 1984 over 338 km from Nantes to Bordeaux , the 21st stage was also over 320 km long. For the first time since 1969 there was a stage that was longer than 300 km. The winner in Bordeaux was Jan Raas from the Netherlands , who needed more than 9.5 hours for the route.

On the 19th stage from La Plagne to Morzine, the Italian driver Carlo Tonon collided with a spectator, he fell and suffered a fractured skull base . Tonon remained after the accident, severely disabled and committed 1996 suicide .

The stages

Stages Day Start finish km Stage winner Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
prolog June 29th Montreuil - Noisy-le-Sec 5.4 ( EZF ) Bernard Hinault Bernard Hinault
1st stage June 30th Bondy - Saint-Denis 148.5 Frank Hoste Ludo Peeters
2nd stage July 1 Bobigny - Louvroil 249.5 Marc Madiot Jacques Hanegraaf
3rd stage 2nd July Louvroil - Valenciennes 51 ( MZF ) Renault Elf
4th stage 2nd July Valenciennes - Béthune 83 Ferdi Van Den Haute Adrie van der Poel
5th stage 3rd of July Béthune - Cergy-Pontoise 207 Paulo Ferreira Vincent Barteau
6th stage July 4th Cergy-Pontoise - Alençon 202 Frank Hoste
7th stage 5th July Alençon - Le Mans 67 (EZF) Laurent Fignon
8th stage July 6th Le Mans - Nantes 192 Pascal Jules
9th stage 7th of July Nantes - Bordeaux 338 Jan Raas
10th stage 8th of July Langon - Pau 198 Eric Vanderaerden
11th stage July 9 Pau - Guzet-neige 226.5 Robert Millar
12th stage 10th of July Saint-Girons - Blagnac 111 Pascal Poisson
Rest day
13th stage July 12 Blagnac - Rodez 220.5 Pierre-Henri Mentheour Vincent Barteau
14th stage July 13th Rodez - Domaine du Rouret 227.5 Alfons De Wolf
15th stage July 14th Domaine du Rouret - Grenoble 241.5 Frédéric Vichot
16th stage 15th of July Les Echelles - La Ruchère 22 (EZF) Laurent Fignon
17th stage 16th of July Grenoble - L'Alpe d'Huez 151 Luis Herrera Laurent Fignon
18th stage 17th July Le Bourg-d'Oisans - La Plagne 185 Laurent Fignon
19th stage July 18th La Plagne - Morzine 186 Ángel Arroyo
20th stage July 19 Morzine - Crans-Montana ( CH ) 140.5 Laurent Fignon
21st stage 20th of July Crans-Montana (CH) - Villefranche-en-Beaujolais 320.5 Frank Hoste
22nd stage 21 July Villié-Morgon - Villefranche-en-Beaujolais 51 (EZF) Laurent Fignon
23rd stage 22nd of July Pantin - Paris 196.5 Eric Vanderaerden

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Italian Cyclist in Coma After Collision. In: The New York Times . July 19, 1984, accessed May 8, 2019 .
  2. ^ Storia di Carlo Tonon. In: Retrieved May 8, 2019 .