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Tour de France 2017 in numbers

Fascinating figures from this year's race (some more fascinating than others, admittedly)

If you're missing your daily Tour de France fix, fear not, we're here to help alleviate the pain with some fascinating (mostly) figures from this year's race. Okay, it's not quite the same as the highlights show on ITV4 but we're doing our best to help you out here.

1 Stages won by UK riders, the sole victory being that of Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) in the first individual time trial.

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Pic: LaPresse - D'Alberto, Ferrari

1 Seconds by which Mikel Landa (Team Sky) missed out on third place in the general classification to Romain Bardet.

3 Wearers of the yellow jersey, Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome (main pic) of Team Sky, and Fabio Aru of Astana.

4 Tour de France wins Chris Froome now has to his name, bettered only by five each for Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.

5 Tour de France victories for Team Sky since its formation in 2010.

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5  Stages won on disc brake road bikes, all of them by Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step) on his Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS Disc

6 Millimetres by which Marcel Kittel beat Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) on the 213.5km Stage 7.

7 Times that the Tour de France has now been won by a rider who didn’t achieve a stage win.

7 Stage wins by riders on Specialized bikes, the most of any brand in this year’s race (Specialized sponsors the Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step teams). 

7 Teams (out of 22) that finished the race with a full complement of nine riders.

9 British riders who competed in this year’s Tour de France.

14 Tour de France stages Marcel Kittel has ever won after adding five this year, putting him 13th on the all-time list and the highest placed German.

15 Pounds you’ll win from Betway if you stick £10 on Chris Froome to get a fifth victory next year at 6/4.

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15 Times that Thomas Voeckler (Direct Énergie, above) has completed the Tour de France, the highest number of finishes ever in consecutive races. 

16 Times Haimar Zubeldia (Trek-Segafredo) has competed in the Tour de France (15 finishes).

19 Days a Team Sky rider finished in yellow (out of 21).

21 Stages won by riders using Shimano components (out of 21).

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22 Age of the Tour’s youngest rider this year, Elie Gesbert of Fortuneo-Oscaro (above).

23 Second category, first category and hors catégorie (HC, beyond categorisation) climbs in this year’s Tour.

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30 Tour de France stages Mark Cavendish has won, the same as it was prior to the start of this year’s race and still four behind all-time leader Eddy Merckx.

32 Nationalities represented in this year's race.

36 Kilometres of the two time trials in the 2017 Tour combined.

39 French riders in this year’s Tour, the most from any single country.

40 Age of the Tour’s oldest rider this year, Haimar Zubeldia of Trek Segafredo.

41 Chris Froome’s average speed in km/h (40.997km/h, if you want to be picky, or 25.474mph).

49 Riders competing in their first Tour de France – 25% of them.

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Pic: Slipstream Sports

54 Seconds by which Chris Froome won the general classification from Rigoberto Uran (above), the 7th smallest winning margin in history.

104 Times that the Tour de France has now been raced.

167 Riders who finished the race out of 198 starters.

222.5 Length of the longest stage in kilometres: Stage 19 from Embrun to Salon-de-Provence, won by Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data). 

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Pic: LaPresse - D'Alberto, Ferrari

928 Seconds Nairo Quintana (Movistar, above), one of the pre-race favourites, finished behind Chris Froome.

3,540 Kilometres (2,200 miles) the 2017 Tour de France covered. 

500,000 Amount awarded in Euros to Chris Froome for winning the general classification.

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Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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