1982 Tour de France

The 69th Tour de France was held from 2nd to July 25, 1982, resulted in 21 stages over 3512 km. As in the previous year and in the years 1978 and 1979, the Frenchman Bernard Hinault won the Tour. As one of the very few driving Hinault succeeded in the yellow jersey and the prestigious final stage on the Champs -Élysées in Paris to win. It was attended by 170 racers participated in the tour, of which 125 were classified.

Race course

As a year earlier Hinault won the prologue and took over as the first day the yellow jersey. Foundation for the success Hinaults was his strength in the time trial, by winning two of the three individual time trial, he managed thus the basis for a fourth Tour de France victory. At the second stage Phil Anderson took over the leader's jersey after a stage win in Nancy. Anderson, who previously was allowed to wear even as the first Australians the yellow jersey for one day a year, it was time to keep a little longer: Only the individual time trial on stage 13, which won the Dutch Gerrie plasticine man, Anderson lost nearly three minutes on the better time driver Hinault, who thus again took over the overall lead. However, Anderson was able to celebrate with fifth place in the standings and the white jersey of best young rider at the end.

Hinault again proved his time driving skills, as he was responsible for the decision before the final time trial. He put the finishing kilometers in 60 seconds, and thus left the Dutch, who finished second, third and fourth place at the end. Best of the Dutch was Joop Zoetemelk, who also won the team title with his team co- Mercier.

The green jersey for the most points won the Irishman Sean Kelly, although it could cross the checkered line only at one stage, but could be placed regularly in the top eight of a stage. The mountain jersey was won by Frenchman Bernard Vallet, although he failed to win a stage, but some of the highest mountains crossed first.

Because of a demonstration, the team time trial was canceled and moved from the fifth to the ninth stage.

The stages