2000 Tour de France
The 87th Tour de France took place from 1 to 23 July 2000 and led to 20 stages over 3661 km. It was attended by 177 racers part in it, of which 127 were classified. Lance Armstrong was able to confirm his victory from last year at this host. One of the favorites Jan Ullrich in the Tour in 1999 due to an injury here, had to admit defeat significantly.
On October 22, 2012 Cycling Union UCI announced due to continued doping during his career, the cancellation of all results Lance Armstrong since 1 August 1998. Among the victory of the American Tour de France 2000. Substitutes fell in the first place have not been used.
After defeating David Millar at relatively long prologue and two sprint success of Tom Steels a team time trial took place for the first time since the tour in 1995, which decided the Spanish team of team manager Manolo Saiz Once in itself. The next stages were marked by several successful breakaways. The Dutchman Erik Dekker managed the almost impossible in modern cycling feat of winning three stages as outliers.
Like last year, grabbed Lance Armstrong at the first mountain stage in the Pyrenees, was second and took over the yellow jersey. At the legendary Mont Ventoux Armstrong left the Italian climbing star Marco Pantani the stage victory, which criticized the behavior of the American as patronizing and a few days later rode out a genuine own victory in the mountains of the Alps. Only at the last mountain stage to Morzine showed Armstrong weaknesses and had to let Ullrich and stage winner Richard Virenque.
At the end of the tour the biggest stage race in the world made a stopover in the southern Baden Freiburg. The last time trial from Freiburg to Mulhouse won Armstrong, who had remained until then without stage win ahead of local hero Jan Ullrich. The German was clearly beaten, for the third time second in the overall standings. Erik Zabel, however, reached his fifth green jersey, setting a new tour record.
Jerseys in the itinerary
The table shows the leaders in their respective standings after each stage.
All teams and drivers
A: task during the stage, NA: non-runner to stage, S: Suspended / excluded timeouts: timeout