The Top 25 All-Time Tour de France Riders

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The Top 25 All-Time Tour de France Riders

With Lance Armstrong's tweet indicating this is "his" last Tour de France, it seemed appropriate to compile a list of the Top 25 riders in Tour history.

There are 20 who won multiple Tours, and more than a few who landed on the podium more than they won...

So the list is subjective, but weighed on overall performance, not just wins.

For example Raymond Pouidor, "the eternal second" never won, never even wore the Yellow Jersey for a single stage, but finished second three times, and third five times, the last of which he was 40 years old.

Claudio Chiappucci makes the list as well, having never won, but like Poulidor, was important to the tours he finished, and an attack on LeMond in the 1990 Tour after LeMond flatted early in a climb. El Diablo may have made the list specifically for that move...

And with that we are off...

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