Facts from Tour de France 1997
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3 oldest riders to participate. (where birthdate is known.)
ESP  Arsenio González37 Years  127 Days

DEN  Tony Rominger36 Years  109 Days

ITA  Massimo Podenzana35 Years  350 Days


3 youngest riders to participate. (where birthdate is known.)
RUS  Vitali Kokorine22 Years  189 Days

BEL  Frank Vandenbroucke22 Years  247 Days

FRA  Anthony Morin23 Years  14 Days


3 oldest riders to complete. (where birthdate is known.)
ITA  Massimo Podenzana36 Years  7 Days

POL  Zenon Jaskula35 Years  62 Days

ITA  Adriano Baffi34 Years  363 Days


3 youngest riders to complete. (where birthdate is known.)
BEL  Frank Vandenbroucke22 Years  269 Days

ESP  Santiago Blanco23 Years  50 Days

ITA  Matteo Tosatto23 Years  80 Days


3 oldest riders to win a stage. (age on stageday)
Stage: 17Distance: 218.50 km.
AUSNeil Stephens33 Years  304 Days

Stage: ProDistance: 7.30 km.
ITAMario Cipollini30 Years  113 Days

Stage: 9Distance: 182.00 km.
FRALaurent Brochard29 Years  117 Days


3 youngest riders to win a stage. ( age on stageday)
Stage: 10Distance: 252.50 km.
DDRJan Ullrich23 Years  231 Days

Stage: 19Distance: 172.00 km.
ITAMario Traversoni25 Years  110 Days

Stage: 6Distance: 215.50 km.
NEDJeroen Blijlevens25 Years  201 Days


3 oldest riders to abandon. (where birthdate is known.)
St. 2ESPArsenio González37 Years  129 Days

St. 3DENTony Rominger36 Years  112 Days

St. 14URSAndrei Tchmil34 Years  188 Days


3 youngest riders to abandon. (where birthdate is known.)
St. 11RUSVitali Kokorine22 Years  200 Days

St. 9FRADamien Nazon23 Years  24 Days

St. 15FRAAnthony Morin23 Years  30 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.