Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide

Looking to brush up on your Tour de France winners history before the 2022 edition’s Grand Départ in Copenhagen on July 1st?

We’ve got you covered!

This page details every Yellow Jersey winner in the history of Le Tour, organized by:

  • The Reigning Tour de France Winner: Tadej Pogačar
  • All Multiple Tour de France Winners
  • Tour de France Winners By Nationality
  • Complete List of Tour de France Winners By Decade

Ready to tune up your Tour de France knowledge?

Let’s dive in!

Tour de France Winners: Title Image

The Reigning Tour de France Winner: Tadej Pogačar

The reigning champion from the 2021 Tour is Slovenian superhuman Tadej Pogačar.

The two-time Tour de France winner edged out compatriot Primoz Roglic on the penultimate stage time trial on his debut at the 2020 edition, before blowing away the field in 2021.

Given the dominance of his last win, Pogačar remains a strong favorite to maintain his incredible record of winning every Tour de France by storming to victory at this year’s race.

All Multiple Tour de France Winners

NameNo. of WinsEditions Won
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 1 Jacques Anquetil51957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 2 Eddy Merckx51969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 1 Bernard Hinault51978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 4 Miguel Induráin51991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 5 Chris Froome42013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 2 Philippe Thys31913, 1914, 1920
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 1 Louison Bobet31953, 1954, 1955
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 8 Greg LeMond31986, 1989, 1990
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 1 Lucien Petit-Breton21907, 1908
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 2 Firmin Lambot21919, 1922
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 11 Ottavio Bottecchia21924, 1925
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 12 Nicolas Frantz21927, 1928
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 1 André Leducq21930, 1932
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 1 Antonin Magne21931, 1934
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 2 Sylvère Maes21936, 1939
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 16 Gino Bartali21938, 1948
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 16 Fausto Coppi21949, 1952
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 1 Bernard Thévenet21975, 1977
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 1 Laurent Fignon21983, 1984
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 4 Alberto Contador22007, 2009
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 21 Tadej Pogačar22020, 2021
Raymond Poulidor paces Roger Pingeon, the eventual Tour de France winners, up the Col du Galibier at the 1967 Tour de France. 
Roger Pingeon, the eventual Tour de France winner, is paced up the Col du Galibier at the 1967 Tour de France by domestique Raymond Poulidor. 

Tour de France Winners by Nationality

NationNo. of Tour de France Wins
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 22 France36
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 23 Belgium18
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 24 Spain12
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 25 Italy10
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 26 Great Britain6
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 27 Luxembourg5
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 28 United States3
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 29  Switzerland2
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 30 Netherlands2
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 31 Slovenia2
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 32 Ireland1
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 33 Denmark1
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 34 Germany1
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 35 Australia1
Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 36 Colombia1
Tadej Pogačar wearing yellow in the peloton on Stage 14 of the 2021 Tour de France.
Tadej Pogačar wearing yellow in the peloton on Stage 14 of the 2021 Tour de France.
Credit: Filip BossuytCC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Edited from the original.

Complete List of Tour de France Winners by Decade

The 2020s

TourWinner
2022Jonas Vingegaard
2021Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 21 Tadej Pogačar
2020Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 21 Tadej Pogačar
Geraint Thomas leads Chris Froome on Stage 12 of the 2018 Tour de France.
Geraint Thomas leads Chris Froome on Stage 12 of the 2018 Tour de France.
Credit: Konstantin KleineCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Edited from the original.

The 2010s

2019Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 39 Egan Bernal
2018Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 5 Geraint Thomas
2017Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 5 Chris Froome
2016Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 5 Chris Froome
2015Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 5 Chris Froome
2014Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 16 Vincenzo Nibali
2013Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 5 Chris Froome
2012Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide 5 Bradley Wiggins
2011Cadel Evans
2010Andy Schleck
Alberto Contador wears yellow in the peloton at the 2009 Tour.
Alberto Contador wears yellow in the peloton at the 2009 Tour.

The 2000s

2009Alberto Contador
2008Óscar Pereiro
2007No Winner:
Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles for doping
2006No Winner:
Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles for doping
2005No Winner:
Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles for doping
2004No Winner:
Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles for doping
2003No Winner:
Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles for doping
2002No Winner:
Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles for doping
2001No Winner:
Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles for doping
2000No Winner:
Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles for doping
Miguel Induráin rides in the time trial at the 1993 Tour de France.
Miguel Induráin rides in the time trial at the 1993 Tour de France.
Credit: Eric HoudasCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Edited from the original.

The 1990s

1999No Winner:
Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles for doping
1998Marco Pantani
1997Jan Ullrich
1996Bjarne Riis
1995Miguel Induráin
1994Miguel Induráin
1993Miguel Induráin
1992Miguel Induráin
1991Miguel Induráin
1990Greg LeMond
Greg LeMond starts the final-stage time trial from Versailles at the 1989 Tour de France.
Greg LeMond starts the final-stage time trial from Versailles at the 1989 Tour de France.
Credit: Benjamin WernerCC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Edited from the original.

The 1980s

1989Greg LeMond
1988Pedro Delgado
1987Stephen Roche
1986Greg LeMond
1985Bernard Hinault
1984Laurent Fignon
1983Laurent Fignon
1982Bernard Hinault
1981Bernard Hinault
1980Joop Zoetemelk
Eddy Merckx on his way to a second Tour de France title at the 1970 race.
Eddy Merckx on his way to a second Tour de France title at the 1970 race.
Credit: Chris ProtopapasCC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Edited from the original.

The 1970s

1979Bernard Hinault
1978Bernard Hinault
1977Bernard Thévenet
1976Lucien Van Impe
1975Bernard Thévenet
1974Eddy Merckx
1973Luis Ocaña
1972Eddy Merckx
1971Eddy Merckx
1970Eddy Merckx
Jacques Anquetil leads the pack up a climb at the 1960 Giro d'Italia.
Jacques Anquetil leads the pack up a climb at the 1960 Giro d’Italia.
Credit: Unknown Author (RotoFoto)CC BY-SA 3.0 NL, via Wikimedia Commons. Edited from the original.

The 1960s

1969Eddy Merckx
1968Jan Janssen
1967Roger Pingeon
1966Lucien Aimar
1965Felice Gimondi
1964Jacques Anquetil
1963Jacques Anquetil
1962Jacques Anquetil
1961Jacques Anquetil
1960Gastone Nencini
Fausto Coppi climbs through the Alps, date unknown.
Fausto Coppi climbs through the Alps, date unknown.
Credit: Ciclismo Italia, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr. Edited from the original.

The 1950s

1959Federico Bahamontes
1958Charly Gaul
1957Jacques Anquetil
1956Roger Walkowiak
1955Louison Bobet
1954Louison Bobet
1953Louison Bobet
1952Fausto Coppi
1951Hugo Koblet
1950Ferdinand Kübler
Gino Bartali, Hugo Koblet, and Fiorenzo Magni sprint for the finish line on Stage 2 of the 1953 Tour de France.
Gino Bartali, Hugo Koblet, and Fiorenzo Magni sprint for the finish line on Stage 2 of the 1953 Tour de France.
Credit: Noske, J.D./AnefoCC BY-SA 3.0 NL, via Wikimedia Commons. Edited from the original.

The 1940s

1949Fausto Coppi
1948Gino Bartali
1947Jean Robic
1946Tour canceled due to World War II
1945Tour canceled due to World War II
1944Tour canceled due to World War II
1943Tour canceled due to World War II
1942Tour canceled due to World War II
1941Tour canceled due to World War II
1940Tour canceled due to World War II
André Leducq competes at the Tour de France in the 1930s, exact year unknown.
André Leducq competes at the Tour de France in the 1930s, exact year unknown.

The 1930s

1939Sylvère Maes
1938Gino Bartali
1937Roger Lapébie
1936Sylvère Maes
1935Romain Maes
1934Antonin Magne
1933Georges Speicher
1932André Leducq
1931Antonin Magne
1930André Leducq
Ottavio Bottecchia is crowned Tour de France winner at the Parc des Princes in Paris, 1924.
Ottavio Bottecchia is crowned Tour de France winner at the Parc des Princes in Paris, 1924.
Credit: Agence RolCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Edited from the original.

The 1920s

1929Maurice De Waele
1928Nicolas Frantz
1927Nicolas Frantz
1926Lucien Buysse
1925Ottavio Bottecchia
1924Ottavio Bottecchia
1923Henri Pélissier
1922Firmin Lambot
1921Léon Scieur
1920Philippe Thys
Octave Lapize poses for a photograph on his bicycle, year unknown.
Octave Lapize poses for a photograph on his bicycle, year unknown.

The 1910s

1919Firmin Lambot
1918Tour canceled due to World War I
1917Tour canceled due to World War I
1916Tour canceled due to World War I
1915Tour canceled due to World War I
1914Philippe Thys
1913Philippe Thys
1912Odile Defraye
1911Gustave Garrigou
1910Octave Lapize
Maurice Garin at the start of the inaugural Tour de France of 1903, which he would go on to win.
Maurice Garin at the start of the inaugural Tour de France of 1903, which he would go on to win.

The 1900s

1909François Faber
1908Lucien Petit-Breton
1907Lucien Petit-Breton
1906René Pottier
1905Louis Trousselier
1904Henri Cornet
1903Maurice Garin

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