Facts from Tour de France 1979
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Stages:
25
Dist:
3720.40 km.
Average:
36,269 km/h.
Start:
150 riders.
Finish:
89 riders.
Restdays:
1
Ind. Time Trial:
4
Team Time Trial:
2

Classifications
General classification
1FRABernard HinaultRenault-Elf-Gitane 103:06:50

2NEDJoop ZoetemelkMiko-Mercier 103:19:57

3PORJoaquim AgostinhoFlandria-Ca Va Seul 103:33:43

Team classification introduced in 1930.
1FRARenault-Elf-GitaneFrance 414:45:46

2BELFlandria-Ca Va SeulBelgium 414:56:15

3NEDTi-Raleigh-CredaHolland 415:01:08

Climbers classification introduced in 1933
1ITAGiovanni BattaglinInoxpran 239 pt.

2FRABernard HinaultRenault-Elf-Gitane 196 pt.

3ESPMariano MartinezLa Redoute-Motobecane 158 pt.

Sprinters classification introduced in 1953
1FRABernard HinaultRenault-Elf-Gitane 253 pt.

2GERDietrich ThurauIjsboerke-Warncke 157 pt.

3NEDJoop ZoetemelkMiko-Mercier 109 pt.

Combative classification introduced in 1953
1NEDHennie KuiperPeugeot-Esso-Michelin

Youth classification introduced in 1975
1FRAJean-René BernaudeauRenault-Elf-Gitane 103:39:33

2BELClaude CriquielionKas-Campagnolo 103:47:28

3NEDJohan van der VeldeTi-Raleigh-Creda 103:57:03