1992 Tour de France

The 79th Tour de France takes place from 4 to 26 July in 1992 and led it on 21 stages over 3983 km. The tour led there by seven countries: Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and Italy. To realize this, the Pyrenees had the tour organization for the first time since the Tour de France 1910 made. It was attended by 198 racers participated in the tour, of which 130 were classified.

Race course

The Spaniard Miguel Indurain, who competed as the defending champion, was on the first day win the prologue, had the yellow jersey after the first stage but assign them to the Swiss Alex Zülle. Over the shoulders of Richard Virenque, the leader's jersey wandered on to Pascal Lino, the a lead of seven minutes went out in the third stage in a ten -man lead group.

Only on the first serious mountain stage over five passes to Sestriere Lino had to return it to Induráin the jersey. At this stage, the Italian Claudio Chiappucci capped a 125 km long solo ride with the victory.

Indurain was able to prevail by his victories in the two time trials as well as the prologue to the better on the mountain Italians Chiappucci, it took next to the second place overall and the mountains classification. Indurain, who managed the trip with an average speed of 39.504 km / h, secured his success with the "Double" in the Grand Tours, after he had already won the Giro d' Italia.

In the battle for the sprint Laurent Jalabert just sat through against the Belgian Johan Museeuw, Jalabert still also won the sixth stage in the sprint of a breakaway group.

The prestigious final stage to Paris won Olaf Ludwig in the mass sprint on the Champs -Élysées.

The stages

All teams and drivers

A: task during the stage, NA: non-runner to stage, S: Suspended / excluded timeouts: timeout