How many times has Peter Sagan won the Tour de France?
After having become the first rider to win the points classification of the Tour de France on his first five attempts, he went on to win it a record seven times, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
Did Lance Armstrong ever win the Giro?
The star of the opening ceremonies of the 2009 Giro d’Italia was none of these former race winners. No, the star of the show was Lance Armstrong. Armstrong has never won the Giro d’Italia–he has never even raced it. But the seven-time Tour de France winner nevertheless remains the main attraction of this year’s event.
How were the Tour de France classifications calculated in 2009?
There were four main individual classifications contested in the 2009 Tour de France, as well as a team competition. The most important was the general classification, which was calculated by adding each rider’s finishing times on each stage. There were no time bonuses given at the end of stages for this edition of the Tour.
Who won the Tour de France in 2007?
2007 winner Alberto Contador won the race by a margin of 4′11″, having won both a mountain and time trial stage. His Astana team also took the team classification. and supplied the initial third-place finisher, Lance Armstrong.
What happened to doping at the Tour de France in 2009?
In the 2009 Tour, Doping controls were conducted by the UCI, with the French body AFLD shadowing the process. Officials targeted top riders like Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador with an unprecedented number of tests. While the Armstrong-Contador conflict ruled the headlines, reporting on doping rather took a back seat during the race.
How many mountain stages were there in the Tour de France?
There were seven mountain stages, three of which had mountaintop finishes, and one medium-mountain stage. The race had a team time trial for the first time since 2005, the shortest distance in individual time trials since 1967, and the first penultimate-day mountain stage in the Tour’s history.