Professional Cycling For the Fans - Finally winner after many attempts
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06-13-06, 05:56 AM
After Keith99's interesting thread on "Winners on their first try in the Tour",
does anyone of you know a rider, who had the most participations in the Tour before actually winning it the first time?
I have detected one, would like to see your feedback.
06-13-06, 05:11 PM
i assume you're thinking of joep zoetemelk, or maybr riis
Of the ones I can find:
Joop Zoetmelk 10th try
Lucian van Impe 8th try
Riis 7th try
Jan Jansen 6th try
Bahamontes 5th try
I'm sure there are some more in the 5-7 range.
There is not anyone else who is later than their 12th try as I checked everyone with 13 or more participations.
06-13-06, 10:35 PM
Thank you. I was wondering if there had been anyone else than Zoetemelk.
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