Facts from Tour de France 1966
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3 oldest riders to participate. (where birthdate is known.)
FRA  André Darrigade37 Years  67 Days

BEL  Edgard Sorgeloos35 Years  198 Days

BEL  Armand Desmet35 Years  158 Days


3 youngest riders to participate. (where birthdate is known.)
BEL  Jan Nolmans21 Years  349 Days

POL  Joseph Mathy21 Years  353 Days

BEL  Mathieu Maes22 Years  54 Days


3 oldest riders to complete. (where birthdate is known.)
FRA  André Darrigade37 Years  90 Days

BEL  Armand Desmet35 Years  181 Days

BEL  André Messelis35 Years  156 Days


3 youngest riders to complete. (where birthdate is known.)
BEL  Herman Vrancken22 Years  82 Days

BEL  Willy Planckaert22 Years  105 Days

FRA  Maurice Izier22 Years  123 Days


3 oldest riders to win a stage. (age on stageday)
Stage: 15Distance: 203.50 km.
ESPLuis Otaño32 Years  169 Days

Stage: 16Distance: 148.50 km.
ESPJulio Jiménez31 Years  260 Days

Stage: 20Distance: 223.50 km.
NEDHenk Nijdam30 Years  297 Days


3 youngest riders to win a stage. ( age on stageday)
Stage: 4Distance: 205.00 km.
BELWilly Planckaert22 Years  85 Days

Stage: 7Distance: 252.50 km.
BELAlbert Van Vlierberghe24 Years  107 Days

Stage: 3bDistance: 131.50 km.
NEDGerben Karstens24 Years  166 Days


3 oldest riders to abandon. (where birthdate is known.)
St. 16BELEdgard Sorgeloos35 Years  214 Days

St. 16FRAJean-Claude Lefebvre33 Years  185 Days

St. 16BELRik Van Looy32 Years  207 Days


3 youngest riders to abandon. (where birthdate is known.)
St. 2BELJan Nolmans21 Years  350 Days

St. 11POLJoseph Mathy21 Years  363 Days

St. 2BELMathieu Maes22 Years  55 Days


Facts below are complete from 2003 and forward.

3 tallest riders to participate.
BEL  Stijn Vandenbergh83 kg  199 cm417 g. pr. cm.

BEL  Johan Vansummeren79 kg  197 cm401 g. pr. cm.

FRA  Arnaud Coyot80 kg  195 cm410 g. pr. cm.


3 shortest riders to participate.
FRA  Samuel Dumoulin56 kg  159 cm352 g. pr. cm.

RUS  Alexandre Botcharov54 kg  164 cm329 g. pr. cm.

RUS  Yury Trofimov59 kg  169 cm349 g. pr. cm.


3 heaviest riders to participate.
BEL  Stijn Vandenbergh83 kg  199 cm417 g. pr. cm.

USA  George Hincapie83 kg  191 cm435 g. pr. cm.

NZL  Hayden Roulston83 kg  186 cm446 g. pr. cm.


3 lightest riders to participate.
RUS  Alexandre Botcharov54 kg  164 cm329 g. pr. cm.

ESP  Amets Txurruka56 kg  171 cm327 g. pr. cm.

FRA  Samuel Dumoulin56 kg  159 cm352 g. pr. cm.


3 heaviest riders pr. cm.
POL  Marcin Sapa82 kg  179 cm458 g. pr. cm.

NOR  Thor Hushovd83 kg  183 cm454 g. pr. cm.

NZL  Hayden Roulston83 kg  186 cm446 g. pr. cm.


3 lightest riders pr. cm.
ESP  Amets Txurruka56 kg  171 cm327 g. pr. cm.

RUS  Alexandre Botcharov54 kg  164 cm329 g. pr. cm.

FRA  Hubert Dupont58 kg  174 cm333 g. pr. cm.