Tour de France 2004
|Tour de France 2004|
|Competition period||3rd to 25th July 2004|
|overall length||3391 km|
|Team evaluation||Team T-Mobile 248: 58: 43 h|
|Green jersey||Robbie McEwen|
|Dotted jersey||Richard virusesque|
|White jersey||Vladimir Karpez|
|← 2003||2005 →|
|91st Tour de France 2004 - final result|
|Route length||20 stages, 3,391.1 km|
(40.709 km / h)
|Second||Andreas Klöden||+ 6:19 min|
|Third||Ivan Basso||+ 6:40 min|
|Fourth||Jan Ullrich||+ 8:50 min|
|fifth||José Azevedo||+ 14:30 min|
|Sixth||Francisco Mancebo||+ 18:01 min|
|seventh||Georg Totschnig||+ 18:27 min|
|Eighth||Carlos Sastre||+ 19:51 min|
|Ninth||Levi Leipheimer||+ 20:12 min|
|Tenth||Óscar Pereiro||+ 22:54 min|
|Green jersey||Robbie McEwen||272 P.|
|Second||Thor Hushovd||247 P.|
|Third||Erik Zabel||245 p.|
|Dotted jersey||Richard virusesque||226 P.|
|Third||Ivan Basso||119 P.|
|White jersey||Vladimir Karpez||84:01:13 h|
|Second||Sandy Casar||+ 3:42 min|
|Third||Thomas Voeckler||+ 6:01 min|
|Team evaluation||Team T-Mobile||248: 58: 43 h|
|Second||US Postal Service||+ 2:42 min|
|Third||Team CSC||+ 10:33 min|
The 91st Tour de France was held from July 3rd to 25th, 2004 in 21 sections (1 prologue and 20 stages ) with a total length of 3391 km. 188 racing drivers took part in the tour , of which 147 were classified.
The route of the 2004 tour was presented to the public on October 23, 2003. She crossed the French hexagon counterclockwise. After starting in Liège, Belgium and a series of flat stages in Brittany , the route led over the Massif Central into the Pyrenees , where two mountain arrivals took place. In the last week of the tour, three alpine stages were on the program, including the first individual time trial over 15 km up to the mythical L'Alpe d'Huez , which was set at an unusually late point in time . After another time trial in Besançon , the tour ended on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, as it had been since 1975 .
A winner is no longer listed for the 2004 tour. Although brought Lance Armstrong for the sixth time in first place overall and thus began by a historical record: None racer, not even Jacques Anquetil , Bernard Hinault , Miguel Indurain and Eddy Merckx managed to win a sixth time the tour. Armstrong was able to control his opponents throughout the tour - also with the help of his good team, which often did not give his opponents the opportunity to get away. Armstrong also achieved 5 stage wins and a victory in the team time trial , which had not been seen in the Tour de France for over 20 years.
Behind Armstrong, the German Andreas Klöden came second. He was only the third German after Kurt Stöpel ( 1932 ) and Jan Ullrich ( 1996 , 1998 , 2000 , 2001 , 2003 ) to achieve a podium. With a lead of more than 6 minutes, however, Armstrong - like z. B. in the years 2000 and 2001 before Jan Ullrich - now also Andreas Klöden quite clearly.
Third was the Italian Ivan Basso , who particularly shone on the Pyrenees stages and was even able to win a section. Due to his inferior time trial qualities compared to Klöden, he was pushed out of second place shortly before the end of the tour.
On October 22, 2012, however, the UCI World Cycling Federation announced the cancellation of all Armstrong titles since August 1, 1998, including all of the American's Tour de France successes. Successors to first place were not used. Armstrong's historical record was thus also invalid.
The Australian Robbie McEwen won the green jersey of the best in points. As is so often the case, this question was only clarified in Paris on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées . Second was the Norwegian Thor Hushovd, who for a long time was the only McEwen to offer serious competition.
The dotted jersey was put on for the seventh time by the French Richard Virusque . No one before him could win this special jersey so often. Virusque defied the rule change of the tour organization, which offered double points on the last mountain (if the category is at least 2). Thus, the drivers in the overall classification were able to secure many points, which can also be seen in the second and lower places. Virusesque took off in many mountain stages by solo escapes and was able to secure the points without serious competition.
Young talent evaluation
The white jersey of the best young professional up to and including 25 years of age was secured by the Russian Vladimir Karpez in front of Sandy Casar and Thomas Voeckler, who wore this jersey for a long time, but who eventually ran out of strength. Karpez drove the decisive attack on the white jersey on the final time trial around Besançon, where he was able to clearly distance Casar and Voeckler.
The team score was the T-Mobile team back up before the US Postal team and the Team CSC. This was mainly made possible by the good top positions of Andreas Klöden and Jan Ullrich .
Most combative driver
The most combative rider of the 2004 tour was Richard Virusque , because of his many attacks on the mountain stages. This was decided by the jury of the Tour de France. The German Jens Voigt was characterized by the most kilometers driven alone - or in a small group.
Teams / participants
In the 2004 Tour de France, 21 teams competed. The 188 drivers included 15 Germans , 6 Swiss , 5 Austrians and 1 Luxembourger .
See also: Complete list of drivers field
Jerseys in the course of the tour
- Yellow jersey
- Overall ranking (time)
- Green jersey
- Dotted jersey
- Mountain scoring
- White jersey
- Young talent evaluation (time; up to 25 years)
The table shows the leader in the respective classification at the beginning of the respective stage.
|1st stage||Fabian Cancellara||Fabian Cancellara||not forgiven||Fabian Cancellara||US Postal|
|2nd stage||Thor Hushovd||Christophe Mengin|
|3rd stage||Thor Hushovd|
|4th stage||Robbie McEwen||Robbie McEwen|
|6th stage||Thomas Voeckler||Thomas Voeckler||Team CSC|
|7th stage||Stuart O'Grady|
|9th stage||Robbie McEwen|
|11th stage||Richard virusesque|
|15th stage||T-Mobile team|
|17th stage||T-Mobile team|
|20th stage||Vladimir Karpez|
||Robbie McEwen||Richard virusesque||Vladimir Karpez||T-Mobile team|
In the 2004 Tour de France, prize money of almost three million euros was distributed to the participants. Each team received a fixed amount of 35,000 euros as expense allowance, plus 1,600 euros for each driver if at least seven drivers reached the destination in Paris.
In addition, bonuses were given for certain achievements, which are generally credited to the team's treasury and at the end are shared among all the team's drivers. The three teams with the most awards at the end of the Tour de France 2004 were US Postal (578,842 euros), Team T-Mobile (339,656 euros) and CSC (183,880 euros).
|power||First place||Second place||third place|
|Overall rating individual||400,000||167,495||91,470|
|Normal stages, individual time trials
|Team time trial||15,000||7,500||4,300|
|Green and dotted jersey||22,867||15,245||7,622|
|Young talent evaluation||18,294||13,720||9,147|
- More rewards
- the most combative driver of a stage with a mass start, selected by a jury, received 2000 euros
- the most combative driver of the entire tour received 20,000 euros
- for every day in the yellow jersey the driver received 350 euros,
- for every day in the green, in the white (youngsters) or in the dotted jersey 300 euros.
|Art||First place||Second place||third place|
|Mount of Hors Catégorie||800||450||300|
|... the 1st category||650||400||150|
|... the 2nd category||500||250|
|... the 3rd category||300|
|... the 4th category||200|
- Tour de France 2004 in the ProCyclingStats.com database
- Tour de France 2004 on radsport-seite.de