Tour de France 1985

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72nd Tour de France 1985
Route length 22 stages, 4107.8 km
Tour winner Bernard Hinault 113: 24: 23 h
(36.222 km / h)
Second Greg Lemond + 1:42 min
Third Stephen Roche + 4:29 min
Fourth Sean Kelly + 6:26 min
fifth Phil Anderson + 7:44 min
Sixth Pedro Delgado + 11:53 min
seventh Luis Herrera + 12:53 min
Eighth Fabio Parra + 13:35 min
Ninth Eduardo Chozas + 13:56 min
Tenth Steve Bauer + 14:57 min
Green jersey Sean Kelly 434 P.
Second Greg Lemond 332 P.
Third Stephen Roche 279 P.
Dotted jersey Luis Herrera 440 p.
Second Pedro Delgado 274 P.
Third Robert Millar 270 p.
White jersey Fabio Parra 113: 37: 58 h
Second Eduardo Chozas + 0:21 min
Third Steve Bauer + 1:22 min
Team evaluation La Vie Claire

The 72nd Tour de France took place from June 28 to July 21, 1985. The race led over 4108 km in 22 stages. 180 racing drivers took part in the tour, 144 of whom were classified. The race developed into an unusual duel between two teammates from the dominant French racing team La Vie Claire . The 30-year-old Bernard Hinault won the Tour for the fifth time, catching up with the record of Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx . Hinault's victory was also the last for a French to date.

Race course

The French defending champion Laurent Fignon , winner of the 1983 and 1984 tours , was unable to participate due to an injury. Hinault therefore started the race as the favorite and, as expected, took over the yellow jersey after winning the first long individual time trial . However, on the 14th stage, Hinault fell and broke his nose. His team-mate Greg LeMond, who was just behind Hinault in the overall standings, was obviously stronger than his captain in the decisive stages in the Pyrenees. In a race situation that was favorable for the American on the 17th stage, LeMond was held back by an attack on Hinault by Paul Köchli, the sports director of La Vie Claire . LeMond won the last time trial "as compensation" - the first ever stage win for an American on the Tour - and received the promise of his team and Hinault himself that he would be the sole captain of the 1986 Tour de France .

The stages

Stages Day Start finish km Stage winner Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
prolog June 28th Plumelec 6.8 ( EZF ) Bernard Hinault Bernard Hinault
1st stage June 29th Vannes - Lanester 256 Rudy Matthijs Eric Vanderaerden
2nd stage June 30th Lorient - Vitré 242 Rudy Matthijs
3rd stage July 1 Vitré - Fougères 73 ( MZF ) La Vie Claire
4th stage 2nd July Fougères - Pont-Audemer 239.5 Gerrit Solleveld Kim Andersen
5th stage 3rd of July Neufchâtel-en-Bray - Roubaix 224 Henri Manders
6th stage July 4th Roubaix - Reims 221.5 Francis Castaing
7th stage 5th July Reims - Nancy 217.5 Ludwig Wijnants
8th stage July 6th Sarrebourg - Strasbourg 75 (EZF) Bernard Hinault Bernard Hinault
9th stage 7th of July Strasbourg - Épinal 173.5 Maarten Ducrot
10th stage 8th of July Épinal - Pontarlier 204.5 Jorgen Pedersen
11th stage July 9 Pontarlier - Morzine Avoriaz 195 Luis Herrera
12th stage 10th of July Morzine - Lans-en-Vercors 269 Fabio Parra
13th stage July 11th Villard-de-Lans - Villard-de-Lans 31.8 (EZF) Eric Vanderaerden
Rest day
14th stage July 13th Autrans - Saint-Etienne 179 Luis Herrera Bernard Hinault
15th stage July 14th Saint-Etienne - Aurillac 237.5 Eduardo Chozas
16th stage 15th of July Aurillac - Toulouse 247 Frédéric Vichot
17th stage 16th of July Toulouse - Luz Ardiden 209.5 Pedro Delgado
18th stage (a) 17th July Luz-Saint-Sauveur - Col d'Aubisque 52.5 Stephen Roche
18th stage (b) 17th July Laruns - Pau 83.5 Regis Simon
19th stage July 18th Pau - Bordeaux 203 Eric Vanderaerden
20th stage July 19 Montpon-Ménestérol - Limoges 225 Johan Lammerts
21st stage 20th of July Lac de Vassivière - Lac de Vassivière 45.7 (EZF) Greg Lemond
22nd stage 21 July Orléans - Paris 196 Rudy Matthijs

Individual evidence

  1. 1985 Tour de France results by BikeRaceInfo. In: Retrieved May 26, 2018 (English).
  2. LeMond and Hinault: The Legendary Battle of Tour de France '85. July 21, 2017, accessed May 25, 2018 .

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