Facts from Tour de France 1959
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3 oldest riders to participate. (where birthdate is known.)
FRA  Jean Robic38 Years  24 Days

NED  Gerrit Voorting36 Years  167 Days

FRA  Bernard Gauthier34 Years  284 Days


3 youngest riders to participate. (where birthdate is known.)
SUI  Attilio Moresi21 Years  339 Days

NED  Bram Kool22 Years  20 Days

GER  Otto Altweck22 Years  94 Days


3 oldest riders to complete. (where birthdate is known.)
FRA  Raphaël Geminiani34 Years  44 Days

LUX  Marcel Ernzer33 Years  125 Days

ITA  Arrigo Padovan32 Years  40 Days


3 youngest riders to complete. (where birthdate is known.)
ITA  Ernesto Bono23 Years  89 Days

FRA  Roger Rivière23 Years  151 Days

FRA  Louis Rostollan23 Years  204 Days


3 oldest riders to win a stage. (age on stageday)
Stage: 15Distance: 12.50 km.
ESPFederico Bahamontes31 Years  8 Days

Stage: 1Distance: 238.00 km.
FRAAndré Darrigade30 Years  69 Days

Stage: 14Distance: 231.00 km.
FRAAndré Le Dissez29 Years  247 Days


3 youngest riders to win a stage. ( age on stageday)
Stage: 6Distance: 45.30 km.
FRARoger Rivière23 Years  133 Days

Stage: 8Distance: 201.00 km.
FRAMichel Dejouhannet24 Years  5 Days

Stage: 22Distance: 331.00 km.
FRAJoseph Groussard25 Years  144 Days


3 oldest riders to abandon. (where birthdate is known.)
St. 20FRAJean Robic38 Years  45 Days

St. 14NEDGerrit Voorting36 Years  181 Days

St. 13FRABernard Gauthier34 Years  297 Days


3 youngest riders to abandon. (where birthdate is known.)
St. 13SUIAttilio Moresi21 Years  352 Days

St. 14NEDBram Kool22 Years  34 Days

St. 8GEROtto Altweck22 Years  101 Days


Facts below are complete from 2003 and forward.

3 tallest riders to participate.

3 shortest riders to participate.

3 heaviest riders to participate.

3 lightest riders to participate.

3 heaviest riders pr. cm.

3 lightest riders pr. cm.