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1992 Tour de France

July 4 - July 26

Results, stage details, photos and history

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1992 Tour de France route


1992 Tour de France quick facts:

The 1992 Tour had 21 stages plus a prologue that totaled 3983 kilometers.

It was ridden at an average speed of 39.504 km/hr.

198 riders started and there were 130 classified finishers.

This was Miguel Indurain's second of five consecutive Tour victories. In May he had won the Giro d'Italia in his normal race winning style. He contained his rivals in the mountains and hammered them in the time trials.

To celebrate the signing of the Maastricht treaty that signalled the coming integration of Europe, the 1992 Tour visited 7 countries: Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Luxemboug and Italy.


1992 Tour de France complete final General Classification:

  1. Miguel Indurain (Banesto) 100hr 49min 30sec
  2. Claudio Chiappucci (Carrera Jeans) @ 4min 35sec
  3. Gianni Bugno (Gatorade) @ 10min 49sec
  4. Andrew Hampsten @ 13min 40sec
  5. Pascal Lino (RMO) @ 14min 37sec
  6. Pedro Delgado (Banesto) @ 15min 16sec
  7. Erik Breukink (PDm) @ 18min 51sec
  8. Giancaro Perini (Carrera Jeans) @ 19min 16sec
  9. Stephen Roche (Carrera Jeans) @ 20min 23sec
  10. Jens Heppner (Telekom) @ 25min 30sec
  11. Franco Vona (GB-MG) @ 25min 43sec
  12. Eric Boyer (Z) @ 26min 16sec
  13. Gert-Jan Theunisse (TVM) @ 27min 7sec
  14. Eddy Bouwmans (Pansonic) @ 28min 35sec
  15. Gerard Rué (Castorama) @ 28min 48sec
  16. Franco Chioccioli (GB-MG) @ 30min 31sec
  17. Steven Rooks (Buckler) @ 31min 9sec
  18. Robert Millar (TVM) @ 31min 19sec
  19. Francisco Mauleón (Clas) @ 31min 27sec
  20. Arsenio Gonzalez (Clas) @ 31min 51sec
  21. Raúl Alcalá (PDM) @ 33min 20sec
  22. Jon Unzaga (Clas) @ 36min 43sec
  23. Laurent Fignon (Gatorade) @ 41min 51sec
  24. Oscar Vargas (Amaya Seguros) @ 43min 19sec
  25. Richard Virenque (RMO) @ 46min 1sec
  26. Javier Murguialday (Amaya Seguros) @ 46min 30sec
  27. Jérôme Simon (Z) @ 52min 48sec
  28. Alberto Elli (Ariostea) @ 54min 29sec
  29. Thierry Bourguignon (Castorama) @ 59min 50sec
  30. Jim Van De Laer (Tulip) @ 1hr 0min 29sec
  31. Enrique Alonso (Festina) @ 1hr 4min 34sec
  32. Arunas Cepele (Rayalcao) @ 1hr 9min 0sec
  33. Thierry Claveyrolat (Z) @ 1hr 9min 15sec
  34. Laurent Jalabert (ONCE) @ 1hr 10min 8sec
  35. Udo Bölts (Telekom) @ 1hr 12min 40sec
  36. Francisco Espinosa (Clas) @ 1hr 14min 2sec
  37. Eric Caritoux (RMO) @ 1hr 14min 25sec
  38. Dimitri Zhdanov (Panasonic) @ 1hr 17min 4sec
  39. Jean-François Bernard (Banesto) @ 1hr 17min 20sec
  40. Massimo Ghirotto (Carrera Jeans) @ 1hr 17min 47sec
  41. Luis Perez (Festina) @ 1hr 17min 52sec
  42. Yvon Ledanois (Castorama) @ 1hr 19min 43sec
  43. Sean Kelly (Festina) @ 1hr 21min 37sec
  44. Jean-Cyril Robin (Castorama) @ 1hr 26min 22sec
  45. Fernando Escartin (Clas) @ 1hr 29min 15sec
  46. Maurizio Fondriest (Panasonic) @ 1hr 30min 45sec
  47. Julián Gorospe (Banesto) @ 1hr 33min 26sec
  48. Dominique Arnould (Castorama) @ 1hr 35min 34sec
  49. Atle Kvalsvoll (Z) @ 1hr 35min 40sec
  50. Harald Maier (PDM) @ 1hr 35min 56sec
  51. Jan Nevens (Lotto) @ 1hr 36min 25sec
  52. Ronan Pensec (RMO) @ 1hr 37min 54sec
  53. Dominik Krieger (Helvetia) @ 1hr 38min 17sec
  54. Gerardo Moncada(Ryalcao) @ 1hr 43min 24sec
  55. Abelardo Rondon (Gatorade) @ 1hr 44min 32sec
  56. Jesper Skibby (TVM) @ 1hr 46min 29sec
  57. Philippe Louviot (ONCE) @ 1hr 58min 47sec
  58. Gilles Delion (Helvetia) @ 2hr 0min 51sec
  59. Flavio Vanzella (GB-MG) @ 2hr 2min 9sec
  60. Fernando Pinero (Festina) @ 2hr 3min 1sec
  61. Acácio da Silva (Festina) @ 2hr 4min 20sec
  62. Rolf Järmann (Ariostea) @ 2hr 6min 53sec
  63. José Ramon Uriarte (Banesto) @ 2hr 7min 10sec
  64. Juan Carlos Martin (Ayana Seguros) @ 2hr 7min 21sec
  65. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Panasonic) @ 2hr 8min 32sec
  66. Marc Sergent (Panasonic) @ 2hr 9min 55sec
  67. Yvon Madiot (Telekom) @ 2hr 10min 14sec
  68. Carlos Jamarillo (Ryalcao) @ 2hr 11min 9sec
  69. Jesus Montoya (Amaya Seguros) @ 2hr 11min 17sec
  70. Marc Madiot (Telekom) @ 2hr 12min 33sec
  71. Arturas Kasputis (Ryalcao) s.t.
  72. Pello Ruiz (Gatorade) @ 2hr 12min 35sec
  73. Johan Museeuw (Lotto) @ 2hr 14min 6sec
  74. Neil Stephens (ONCE) @ 2hr 15min 42sec
  75. Guido Bontempi (Carrera Jeans) @ 2hr 16min 8sec
  76. Brian Holm (Tulip) @ 2hr 16min 18sec
  77. Guy Nulens (Panasonic) @ 2hr 18min 6sec
  78. Mario Kummer (PDM) @ 2hr 20min 0sec
  79. Thierry Laurent (RMO) @ 2hr 20min 19sec
  80. Martin Early (PDM) @ 2hr 21min 25sec
  81. Phil Anderson (Motorola) @ 2hr 23min 30sec
  82. Ramon Gonzalez (Festina) @ 2hr 24min 18sec
  83. Sean Yates (Motorola) @ 2hr 24min 44sec
  84. Roberto Conti (Ariostea) @ 2hr 26min 58sec
  85. Carlos Hernández (Festina) @ 2hr 29min 6sec
  86. Dirk De Wolf (Gatorade) @ 2hr 30min 17sec
  87. Jos van Aert (PDM) @ 2hr 32min 38sec
  88. Laurent Pillon (GB-MG) @ 2hr 32min 50sec
  89. Per Pedersen (Amaya Seguros) @ 2hr 34min 35sec
  90. Fabio Roscioli (Carrera Jeans) @ 2hr 34min 55sec
  91. Frans Massen (Buckler) @ 2hr 35min 27sec
  92. Maarten den Bakker (PDM) @ 2hr 35min 55sec
  93. Stephen Hodge (ONCE) @ 2hr 36min 55sec
  94. Jörg Müller (Helvetia) @ 2hr 38min 7sec
  95. Jean-Claude Colotti (Z) @ 2hr 46min 25sec
  96. Olaf Ludwig (Panasonic) @ 2hr 47min 17sec
  97. Heminio Diaz (ONCE) @ 2hr 47min 17sec
  98. Marino Alonso (Banesto) @ 2hr 49min 32sec
  99. Søren Lilholt (Tulip) @ 2hr 50min 33sec
  100. Sammie Morells (Lotto) @ 2hr 52min 16sec
  101. Miguel Angel Martinez (ONCE) @ 2hr 52min 16sec
  102. Johnny Weltz (ONCE) @ 2hr 53min 57sec
  103. Giovanni Fidanza (Gatorade) @ 2hr 58min 53sec
  104. François Lemarchand (Z) @ 2hr 59min 28sec
  105. Christophe Manin (RMO) @ 3hr 0min 0sec
  106. Michel Dernies (Motorola) @ 3hr 3min 43sec
  107. Mario Scirea (Gatorade) @ 3hr 4min 27sec
  108. Aitor Garmendia (Banesto) @ 3hr 6min 36sec
  109. Francisco-José Antequera (Amaya Seguros) @ 3hr 8min 47sec
  110. Frankie Andreu (Motorola) @ 3hr 12min 5sec
  111. Herman Frison (Tulip) @ 3hr 12min 37sec
  112. Andrea Chiurato (Gatorade) @ 3hr 12min 58sec
  113. Jelle Nijdam (Buckler) @ 3hr 13min 40sec
  114. Thierry Marie (Castorama) @ 3hr 14min 18sec
  115. Franco Ballarini (GB-MG) @ 3hr 14min 26sec
  116. Xavier Aldanondo (ONCE) @ 3hr 16min 56sec
  117. Mario Chiesa (Carrera Jeans) @ 3hr 17min 43sec
  118. Martien Kokkelkoren (Buckler) @ 3hr 21min 27sec
  119. Jacky Durand (Castorama) @ 3hr 23min 44sec
  120. Etienne de Wilde (Telekom) @ 3hr 26min 40sec
  121. Peter Roes (Lotto) @ 3hr 28min 16sec
  122. Hendrik Redant (Lotto) @ 3hr 32min 51sec
  123. Peter de Clercq (Lotto) @ 3hr 34min 13sec
  124. Rik van Slycke (Lotto) @ 3hr 37min 57sec
  125. Julio-Cesar Ortegon (Ryalcao) @ 3hr 39min 28sec
  126. Allan Peiper (Tulip) @ 3hr 40min 21sec
  127. Jean-Paul van Poppel (PDM) @ 3hr 43min 23sec
  128. Andreas Kappes (Telekom) @ 3hr 47min 45sec
  129. Henri Manders (Helvetia) @ 3hr 57min 53sec
  130. Fernando Quevedo (Amaya Seguros) @ 4hr 12min 11sec

Climbers Competition:

  1. Claudio Chiappucci (Carrera Jeans): 410 points
  2. Richard Virenque (RMO): 245
  3. Franco Chioccioli (GB-MG): 209
  4. Miguel Indurain (Banesto): 152
  5. Andrew Hempsten (Motorola): 140
  6. Gianni Bugno (Gatorade): 131
  7. Franco Vona (GC-MG): 122
  8. Stephen Roche (Carrera Jeans): 107
  9. Javier Murguialday (Amaya Suguros): 96
  10. Eric Boyer (Z): 93

Points Competition:

  1. Laurent Jalabert (ONCE): 293 points
  2. Johan Museeuw (Lotto): 262
  3. Claudio Chiappucci (Carrera Jeans): 202
  4. Olaf Ludwig (Panasonic): 193
  5. Massimo Ghirotto (Carrera Jeans): 177
  6. Miguel Indurain (Banesto): 128
  7. Stephen Roche (Carrera Jeans): 111
  8. Gianni Bugno (Gatorade): 109
  9. Søren Lilholt (Tulip): 96
  10. Jelle Nijdam (Buckler): 84

Team Classification:

  1. Carrera Jeans: 302hr 58min 12sec
  2. Banesto @ 18min 16sec
  3. Clas @ 49min 27sec
  4. Gatorade @ 1hr 2min 46sec
  5. Z @ 1hr 7min 19sec
  6. RMO @ 1hr 22min 11sec
  7. TVM @ 1hr 29min 22sec
  8. Castorama @ 1hr 37min 18sec
  9. PDM @ 1hr 41min 35sec
  10. Panasonic @ 1hr 46min 46sec

Young Rider:

  1. Eddy Bouwmans (Panasonic) 102hr 28min 5sec
  2. Richard Virenque (RMO) @ 17min 26sec
  3. Jim Van De Laer (Tulip) @ 31min 54sec
  4. Arunas Cepele (Ryalcao) @ 40min 25sec
  5. Laurent Jalabert @ 41min 33sec
  6. Dimitri Zhdanov (Panasonic) @ 48min 29sec

1992 Tour de France stages and results

Prologue: Saturday, July 4, San Sebastian 8 km Individual Time Trial. Stage and GC places and times are the same.

1. Miguel Indurain: 9min 22sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2sec
3. Thierry Marie @ 3sec
4. Jelle Nijdam @ 4sec
5. Armand De Las Cuevas @ 11sec
6. Aitor Garmendia @ 12sec
7. Raul Alcala s.t.
8. Gianni Bugno s.t.
9. Edwig Van Hooydonck s.t.
10. Viatcheslav Ekimov @ 13sec

Stage 1: Sunday, July 5, San Sebastian - San Sebastian, 194.5 km

Major Ascent: Alto de Jaizkibel

1. Dominique Arnould: 4hr 37min 39sec
2. Johan Museeuw s.t.
3. Maximilian Sciandri s.t.
4. Jesper Skibby s.t.
5. Harald Maier s.t.
6. Richard Virenque s.t.
7. Rolf Golz s.t.
8. Marc Sergeant s.t.
9. Sean Kelly s.t.
10. Jens Heppner s.t.

GC after Stage 1:

1. Alex Zulle: 4hr 46min 57sec
2. Dominique Arnould @ 2sec
3. Miguel Indurain @ 4sec
4. Armand De Las Cuevas @ 15sec
5. Raul Alcala @ 16sec
6. Gianni Bugno s.t.
7. Viatcheslav Ekimov @ 17sec
8. Erik Breukink @ 18sec
9. Pascal Lino s.t.
10. Greg LeMond s.t.

Stage 2: Monday, July 6, San Sebatian - Pau, 255 km

Major Ascents: Ispeguy, Marie-Blanque

1. Javier Murguialday: 6hr 41min 56sec
2. Richard Virenque @ 3sec
3. Gianni Bugno @ 5min 5sec
4. Claudio Chiappucci s.t.
5. Charly Mottet s.t.
6. Miguel Indurain s.t.
7. Dante Rezze s.t.
8. Maurizio Fondriest @ 5min 21sec
9. Steve Bauer s.t.
10. Jesper Skibby s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

1. Richard Virenque: 11hr 29min 28sec
2. Miguel Indurain @ 4min 34sec
3. Gianni Bugno @ 4min 36sec
4. Dominique Arnould @ 4min 50sec
5. Raul Alcala @ 5min 4sec
6. Claudio Chiappucci s.t.
7. Charly Mottet @ 5min 5sec
8. Erik Breukink @ 5min 6sec
9. Pascal Lino s.t.
10. Greg LeMond s.t.

Stage 3: Tuesday, July 7, Pau - Bordeaux, 210 km

1. Rob Harmeling: 5hr 45min 17sec
2. Sammie Moreels s.t.
3. Massimo Ghirotto s.t.
4. Pascal Lino s.t.
5. Jerome Simon s.t.
6. Martin Kokkelkoren s.t.
7. Eric Van Lancker s.t.
8. Noel Segers s.t.
9. Alan Peiper @ 5sec
10. Gerrit De Vries @ 21sec

GC after Stage 3:

1. Pascal Lino: 17hr 19min 51sec
2. Richard Virenque @ 1min 54sec
3. Miguel Indurain @ 6min 28sec
4. Gianni Bugno @ 6min 30sec
5. Dominique Arnould @ 6min 44sec
6. Raul Alcala @ 6min 58sec
7. Claudio Chiappucci s.t.
8. Charly Mottet @ 6min 59sec
9. Erik Breukink @ 7min
10. Greg LeMond s.t.

Stage 4: Wednesday, July 8, Libourne - Libourne 63.5 km Team Time Trial

1. Panasonic: 1hr 13min 15sec
2. Carrera Jeans @ 7sec
3. Gatorade @ 21sec
4. Z @ 40sec
5. ONCE @ 47sec
6. Motorola @ 48sec
7. Banesto @ 50sec
8. GB-MG @ 59sec
9. TVM @ 1min 6sec
10. PDM @ 1min 14sec

GC after Stage 4:

1. Pascal Lino: 18hr 34min 51sec
2. Richard Virenque @ 1min 54sec
3. Gianni Bugno @ 5min 6sec
4. Claudio Chiappucci @ %min 20sec
5. Stephen Roche @ 5min 28sec
6. Miguel Indurain @ 5min 33sec
7. Giancarlo Perini @ 5min 35sec
8. Eddy Bouwmans @ 5min 40sec
9. Dimitri Zhdanov @ 5min 42sec
10. Laurent Fignon @ 5min 49sec
11. Valerio Tebaldi @ 5min 54sec
12. Greg LeMond @ 5min 55sec

Stage 5: Thursday, July 9, Nogent sur Oise - Wasquehal, 196 km

1. Guido Bontempi: 4hr 6min 1sec
2. Dimitri Konyshev @ 30sec
3. Olaf Ludwig @ 36sec
4. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
5. Bruno Cenghialta s.t.
6. Jim Van De Laer s.t.
7. Frans Maassen s.t.
8. Steve Bauer @ 38sec
9. Oscar de Jesus Vargas @ 39sec
10. Jens Heppner s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

1. Pascal Lino: 22hr 44min 25sec
2. Richard Virenque @ 1min 54sec
3. Steve Bauer @ 3min 11sec
4. Jens Heppner @ 4min 37sec
5. Gianni Bugno @ 5min 6sec
6. Claudio Chiappucci @ 5min 20sec
7. Stephen Roche @ 5min 28sec
8. Dimitri Zhdanov @ 5min 31sec
9. Miguel Indurain @ 5min 33sec
10. Giancarlo Perini @ 5min 35sec

Stage 6: Friday, July 10, Roubaix - Brussels, 167 km

1. Laurent Jalabert: 3hr 37min 6sec
2. Claudio Chiappucci s.t.
3. Brian Holm s.t.
4. Greg LeMond s.t.
5. Johan Museeuw @ 1min 22sec
6. Wilfried Nelissen s.t.
7. Olaf Ludwig s.t.
8. Dimitri Konyshev s.t.
9. Johan Capiot s.t.
10. Jelle Nijdam s.t.

GC after Stage 6:

1. Pascal Lino: 26hr 22min 53sec
2. Steve Bauer @ 3min 11sec
3. Claudio Chiappucci @ 3min 34sec
4. Richard Virenque @ 4min 2sec
5. Greg LeMond @ 4min 29sec
6. Jens Heppner @ 4min 37sec
7. Gianni Bugno @ 5min 6sec
8. Stephen Roche @ 5min 28sec
9. Miguel Indurain @ 5min 33sec
10. Giancarlo Perini @ 5min 35sec

Stage 7: Saturday, July 11, Brussels - Valkenburg, 196.5 km

1. Gilles Delion: 4hr 21min 47sec
2. Stephen Roche s.t.
3. Rolf Jaermann @ 4sec
4. Valerio Tebaldi @ 8sec
5. Massimo Ghirotto @ 1min
6. Dimitri Konyshev s.t.
7. Brian Holm s.t.
8. Gert-Jan Theunisse s.t.
9. Olaf Ludwig s.t.
10. Laurent Jalabert s.t.

GC after stage 7:

1. Pascal Lino: 30hr 45min 45sec
2. Steve Bauer @ 3min 11sec
3. Claudio Chiappucci @ 3min 34sec
4. Stephen Roche @ 4min 11sec
5. Richard Virenque @ 4min 15sec
6. Greg LeMond @ 4min 29sec
7. Jens Heppner @ 4min 37sec
8. Valerio Tebaldi @ 4min 51sec
9. Gianni Bugno @ 5min 6sec
10. Miguel Indurain @ 5min 33sec

Stage 8: Sunday, July 12, Valkenburg - Koblenz, 206.5 km

1. Jan Nevens: 4hr 45min 23sec
2. Jesper Skibby @ 3sec
3. Massimo Ghirotto s.t.
4. Alberto Leanizbarrutia s.t.
5. Flavio Vanzella @ 56sec
6. Yvon Ledanois s.t.
7. Alex Zulle @ 2min 26sec
8. Olaf Ludwig @ 2min 30sec
9. Frans Maassen s.t.
10. Jens Heppner @ 2min 32sec

GC after stage 8:

1. Pascal Lino: 35hr 35min 26sec
2. Jens Heppner @ 2min 51sec
3. Jesper Skibby @ 2min 54sec
4. Steve Bauer @ 3min 11sec
5. Yvon Ledanois @ 3min 23sec
6. Claudio Chiappucci @ 3min 34sec
7. Stephen Roche @ 4min 11sec
8. Richard Virenque @ 4min 15sec
9. Alberto Leanizbarrutia @ 4min 24sec
10. Greg LeMond @ 4min 29sec

Stage 9: Monday, July 13, Luxembourg 65 km Individual Time Trial

1. Miguel Indurain: 1hr 19min 31sec
2. Armand De Las Cuevas @ 3min
3. Gianni Bugno @ 3min 41sec
4. Zenon Jaskula @ 3min 47sec
5. Greg LeMond @ 4min 4sec
6. Pascal Lino @ 4min 6sec
7. Stephen Roche 2 4min 10sec
8. Arturas Kasputis @ 4min 26sec
9. Alex Zulle @ 4min 29sec
10. Pedro Delgado @ 4min 52sec

GC after Stage 9:

1. Pascal Lino: 36hr 59min 3sec
2. Miguel Indurain @ 1min 27sec
3. Jesper Skibby @ 3min 47sec'
4. Stephen Roche @ 4min 15sec
5. Greg LeMond @ 4min 27sec
6. Gianni Bugno @ 4min 39sec
7. Jens Heppner @ 4min 52sec
8. Claudio Chiappucci @ 4min 54sec
9. Yvon Ledanois @ 5min 52sec
10. Alberto Leanizbarrutia @ 6min 15sec

Stage 10: Tuesday, July 14, Luxembourg - Strasbourg, 217 km

1. Jean-Paul Van Poppel: 5hr 2min 45sec
2. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov s.t.
3. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
4. Johan Museeuw .s.t
5. Olaf Ludwig s.t.
6. Giovanni Fidanza s.t.
7. Adri Van Der Poel s.t.
8. Phil Anderson s.t.
9. Eric Vanderaerden s.t.
10. Soren Lilholt s.t.

GC after stage 10:

1. Pascal Lino: 42hr 1min 48sec
2. Miguel Indurain @ 1min 27sec
3. Jesper Skibby @ 3min 47sec
4. Stephen Roche @ 4min 15sec
5. Greg LeMond @ 4min 27sec
6. Gianni Bugno @ 4min 39sec
7. Jens Heppner @ 4min 52sec
8. Claudio Chiappucci @ 4min 54sec
9. Yvon Ledanois @ 5min 52sec
10. Alberto Leanizbarrutia @ 6min 15sec

Stage 11: Wednesday, July 15, Strasbourg - Mulhouse, 249.5 km

Major Ascents: Bagenelles, Schlucht, Grand Ballon

1. Laurent Fignon: 6hr 30min 49sec
2. Laurent Dufaux @ 12sec
3. Per Pedersen s.t.
4. Alberto Elli s.t.
5. Dimitri Konyshev s.t.
6. Pedro Delgado s.t.
7. Luc Leblanc s.t.
8. Laurent Jalabert @ 22sec
9. Claudio Chiappucci s.t.
10. Sean Kelly s.t.

GC after Stage 11:

1. Pascal Lino: 48hr 32min 59sec
2. Miguel Indurain @ 1min 27sec
3. Stephen Roche @ 4min 15sec
4. Greg LeMond @ 4min 27sec
5. Giannoi Bugno @ 4min 39sec
6. Claudio Chiappucci @ 4min 54sec
7. Yvon Ledanois @ 5min 52sec
8. Giancarlo Perini @ 6min 44sec
9. Pedro Delgado @ 7min 1sec
10. Laurent Fignon @ 7min 32sec

Stage 12: Friday, July 17, Dôle - St. Gervais, 257.5 km

Major Ascents: d'Echalon, Salève

1. Rolf Jaermann: 7hr 10min 56sec
2. Pedro Delgado @ 3min
3. Stephen Roche @ 39sec
4. Giancarlo Perini @ 1min 43sec
5. Fabrice Philipot s.t.
6. Acacio da Silva @ 2min 42sec
7. Francico Mauleon s.t.
8. Jean-Cyril Robin s.t.
9. Jan Nevens @ 2min 45sec
10. Arsenio Gonzalez @ 2min 52sec

GC after Stage 12:

1. Pascal Lino: 55hr 46min 51sec
2. Miguel Indurain @ 1min 27sec
3. Stephen Roche @ 1min 58sec
4. Pedro Delgado @ 4min 8sec
5. Greg LeMond @ 4min 27sec
6. Gianni Bugno @ 4min 39sec
7. Claudio Chiappucci @ 4min 54sec
8. Giancarlo Perini @ 5min 31sec
9. Yvon Ledanois @ 6min 52sec
10. Laurent Fignon @ 7min 32sec

Stage 13: Saturday, July 18, St. Gervais - Sestriere, 254.5 km

Major Ascents: Saises, Cormet de Roseland, Iseran, Mont-Cenis, Sestriere

1. Claudio Chiappucci: 7hr 44min 51sec
2. Franco Vona @ 1min 34sec
3. Miguel Indurain @ 1min 45sec
4. Gianni Bugno @ 2min 53sec
5. Andy Hampsten @ 3min 27sec
6. Laurent Fignon @ 5min 51sec
7. Gert-Jan Theunisse @ 7min 36sec
8. Pedro Delgado @ 7min 51sec
9. Steven Rooks s.t.
10. Francisco Mauleon @ 7min 53sec

GC after Stage 13:

1. Miguel Indurain: 63hr 34min 54sec
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 1min 42sec
3. Gianni Bugno @ 4min 20sec
4. Pascal Lino @ 7min 21sec
5. Pedro Delgado @ 8min 47sec
6. Stephen Roche @ 9min 13sec
7. Laurent Fignon @ 10min 11sec
8. Andy Hampsten @ 11min 16sec
9. Giancarlo Perini @ 12min 43sec
10. Jens Heppner @ 13min 11sec

Stage 14: Sunday, July 19, Sestriere - L'Alpe d'Huez, 186.5 km

Major Ascents: Montgenèvre, Galibier, Croix de Fer, L'Alpe d'Huez

1. Andy Hampsten: 5hr 41min 58sec
2. Franco Vona @ 1min 17sec
3. Eric Boyer @ 2min 8sec
4. Jan Nevens @ 2min 46sec
5. Claudio Chiappucci @ 3min 15sec
6. Miguel Indurain s.t.
7. Jon Unzaga @ 3min 28sec
8. Richard Virenque @ 4min 4sec
9. Gert-Jan Theunisse @ 4min 13sec
10. Erik Breukink @ 4min 42sec

GC after stage 14:

1. Miguel Indurain: 69hr 20min 7sec
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 1min 42sec
3. Andy Hampsten @ 8min 1sec
4. Pascal Lino @ 9min 16sec
5. Gianni Bugno @ 10min 9sec
6. Pedro Delgado @ 11min 38sec
7. Erik Breukink @ 15min 48sec
8. Giancarlo Perini @ 15min 56sec
9. Franco Vona @ 16min 41sec
10. Jens Heppner @ 17min 51sec

Stage 15: Monday, July 20, Bourg d'Oisans - St. Etienne, 198 km

Major Ascent: Croix de Chabouret

1. Franco Chioccioli: 4hr 43min 59sec
2. Dimitri Konyshev @ 42sec
3. Giancarlo Perini @ 43sec
4. Laurent Jalabert @ 49sec
5. Claudio Chiappucci s.t.
7. Pascal Lino s.t.
8. Massimo Ghirotto s.t.
9. Jon Unzaga s.t.
10. Steven Rooks s.t.

GC after Stage 15:

1. Miguel Indurain: 74hr 4min 55sec
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 1min 42sec
3. Andy Hampsten @ 8min 1sec
4. Pascal Lino @ 9min 16sec
5. Gianni Bugno @ 10min 9sec
6. Pedro Delgado @ 11min 38sec
7. Erik Breukink @ 15min 48sec
8. Giancarlo Perini @ 15min 50sec
9. Stephen Roche @ 18min 3sec
10. Jens Heppner @ 18min 22sec

Stage 16: Tuesday, July 21, St. Etienne - La Bourboule, 212 km

Major Ascent: Croix Morand

1. Stephen Roche: 5hr 52min 14sec
2. Viatcheslav Ekimov @ 46sec
3. Jon Unzaga @ 50sec
4. Claudio Chiappucci @ 51sec
5. Steven Rooks s.t.
6. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
7. Miguel Indurain s.t.
8. Gianni Bugno s.t.
9. Massimo Ghirotto @ 55sec
10. Erik Breukink @ 57sec

GC after stage 16:

1. Miguel Indurain: 79hr 58min
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 1min 42sec
3. Andy Hampsten @ 8min 7sec
4. Pascal Lino @ 9min 22sec
5. Gianni Bugno @ 10min 9sec
6. Pedro Delgado @ 11min 50sec
7. Erik Breukink @ 15min 54sec
8. Giancarlo Perini @ 15min 56sec
9. Stephen Roche @ 17min 12sec
10. Franco Vona @ 19min 22sec

Stage 17: Wednesday, July 22, La Bourboule - Montluçon, 189 km

1. Jean-Claude Colotti: 4hr 34min 55sec
2. Frans Maassen @ 3min 31sec
3. Marc Sergeant s.t.
4. Philippe Louviot @ 8min 34sec
5. Guy Nulens s.t.
6. Soren Lilholt @ 15min 43sec
7. Johan Museeuw @ 16min 15sec
8. Jean-Paul Van Poppel s.t.
9. Peter Le Clercq s.t.
10. Laurent Jalabert s.t.

GC after stage 17:

1. Miguel Indurain: 84hr 49min 10sec
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 1min 42sec
3. Andy Hampsten @ 8min 7sec
4. Pascal Lino @ 9min 22sec
5. Gianni Bugno @ 10min 9sec
6. Pedro Delgado @ 11min 50sec
7. Erik Breukink @ 15min 54sec
8. Giancarlo Perini @ 15min 56sec
9. Stephen Roche @ 17min 12sec
10. Franco Vona @ 19min 22sec

Stage 18: Thursday, July 23, Montluçon - Tours, 212 km

1. Thierry Marie: 5hr 7min 15sec
2. Jelle Nijdam s.t.
3. Johan Museeuw s.t.
4. Olaf Ludwig s.t.
5. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
6. Acacio da Silva s.t.
7. Giovanni Fidanza s.t.
8. Soren Lilholt s.t.
9. Phil Anderson s.t.
10. Henri Manders s.t.

GC after Stage 18:

1. Miguel Indurain: 89hr 56min 25sec
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 1min 42sec
3. Andy Hampsten @ 8min 7sec
4. Pascal Lino @ 9min 22sec
5. Gianni Bugno @ 10min 9sec
6. Pedro Delgado @ 11min 50sec
7. Erik Breukink @ 15min 54sec
8. Giancarlo Perini @ 15min 56sec
9. Stephen Roche @ 17min 12sec
10. Franco Vona @ 19min 22sec

Stage 19: Friday, July 24, Tours - Blois 64 km Individual Time Trial

1. Miguel Indurain: 1hr 13min 21sec
2. Gianni Bugno @ 40sec
3. Dimitri Zdhanov @ 2min 28sec
4. Jean-François Bernard @ 2min 37sec
5. Viarcheslav Ekimov @ 2min 41sec
6. Claudio Chiappucci @ 2min 53sec
7. Erik Breukink @ 2min 57sec
8. Stephen Roche @ 3min 11sec
9. Philippe Louviot @ 3min 12sec
10. Giancarlo Perini @ 3min 20sec

GC after Stage 19:

1. Miguel Indurain: 91hr 9min 46sec
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 4min 35sec
3. Gianni Bugno @ 10min 49sec
4. Andy Hampsten @ 13min 40sec
5. Pascal Lino @ 14min 37sec
6. Pedro Delgado @ 15min 16sec
7. Erik Breukink @ 18min 51sec
8. Giancarlo Perini @ 19min 16sec
9. Stephen Roche @ 20min 23sec
10. Jens Heppner @ 25min 30sec

Stage 20: Saturday, July 25, Blois - Nanterre, 222 km

1. Peter De Clercq: 6hr 3min 36sec
2. Flavio Vanzella s.t.
3. Thierry Laurent s.t.
4. Rolf Jaermann s.t.
5. Dominik Krieger s.t.
6. Jose Uriarte s.t.
7. Michel Dernies s.t.
8. Maarten Den Bakker s.t.
9. Brian Holm @ 3min 49sec
10. Rik Van Slycke @ 3min 51sec

GC after Stage 20:

1. Miguel Indurain: 97hr 20min 53sec
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 4min 35sec
3. Gianni Bugno @ 10min 49sec
4. Andy Hampsten @ 13min 40sec
5. Pascal Lino 2 14min 37sec
6. Pedro Delgado @ 15min 16sec
7. Erik Breukink @ 18min 51sec
8. Giancarlo Perini @ 19min 16sec
9. Stephen Roche @ 20min 23sec
10. Jens Heppner @ 25min 30sec

21st and Final Stage: Sunday, July 26, La Défense - Paris (Champs Elysées), 141 km

1. Olaf Ludwig: 3hr 28min 37sec
2. Jean-Paul Van Poppel s.t.
3. Johan Museeuw s.t.
4. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
5. Soren Lilholt s.t.
6. Frankie Andreu s.t.
7. Alan Peiper s.t.
8. Giovanni Fidanza s.t.
9. Etienne De Wilde s.t.
10. Viatcheslav Ekimov s.t.

Complete Final 1992 Tour de France General Classification


The Story of the 1992 Tour de France:

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It was clear from Indurain's spring racing results that he had maintained his masterful 1991 form. He won the 1992 Giro d'Italia the same way he won the 1991 Tour de France—a la Anquetil. He contained his rivals in the mountains and won both time trials. He also won the Spanish Road Championships and the Tour of Catalonia. He was ready to join Coppi, Anquetil, Merckx and Hinault by going for the Giro-Tour double.

Gianni Bugno, who was second to Indurain in the previous year's Tour, was gunning for a Tour victory. Looking back, we can see that 1990 and 1991 were really Bugno's best years. He came to the Tour as the reigning World Champion. His spring was quiet but a third in the Dauphiné Libéré and a second in the Tour of Switzerland showed that his condition was coming on at just the right time. Chiappucci's second in the Giro (to Indurain) signaled that he too was ready to race.

The 1992 edition flitted all around western Europe. To commemorate the signing of the Maastricht treaty and its promise of an integrated European Union with a single market, the Tour schedule called for visits to Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy and Luxembourg.

The action started with a prologue in San Sebastian, Spain. Indurain nailed it and set the tone of the race. In second place was a new revelation, Swiss rider Alex Zülle. Riding for the Spanish ONCE team, he was only 2 seconds slower than Indurain. The next day, by getting his hands on an intermediate time bonus, Zülle was able to land the Yellow Jersey.

Indurain beating them all in the Prologue.

Miguel Indurain, in an interview in Cycle Sport Magazine, said: "If by magic I were going to ride the Tour in 2003, what would interest me most would be the prologue. It's the most emotive moment, where the tension accumulated during a year of work is released like a gunshot."

Zülle's ownership of the precious garment was short-lived. While the 1992 Tour mostly avoided the Pyrenees, it did make sure that the riders got a taste of the lash with a trip up the Marie-Blanque. That brought out another new face, Richard Virenque. Virenque was not originally included in his team's lineup for the Tour and was a last-minute addition. He won the stage and took the lead from Zülle, who finished 12½ minutes behind the flying Frenchman.

Virenque's possession of the lead would be just as short as Zülle's. Stage 3 saw a break get a big 7-minute lead. Pascal Lino, a teammate of Virenque's on the RMO squad, was in the group of escapees and took over the lead with 2 minutes over Virenque and 6½ minutes on third-place Indurain.

Virenque and Lino's RMO squad faced the stage 4 63.5-kilometer team time trial knowing that they would lose time. Some teams practice and become very skilled at team time trials. They ride with ability, close together, driving each other just hard enough so as not to tear the team apart. They usually have riders who can put out the brute horsepower needed to propel the team at high speed on the flats. Others teams are terrible and can lose tremendous amounts of time. For a team with General Classification ambitions, Indurain's 1992 Banesto squad was slightly weak in this discipline. The Panasonic team won. Chiappucci's Carreras were only 7 seconds behind and Bugno's Gatorade team was third at 21 seconds. The Motorola team, riding for Andy Hampsten came in sixth, losing 48 seconds to Panasonic but coming in 2 seconds faster than Banesto.

1992 was the first Tour appearance of one of the iron men of American cycling, Frankie Andreu. This was the first of the 9 consecutive Tours Andreu completed, a superb record.

Here is the General Classification after the stage 4 Team Time Trial:

1. Pascal Lino
2. Richard Virenque @ 1 minute 54 seconds
3. Gianni Bugno @ 5 minutes 6 seconds
4. Claudio Chiappucci @ 5 minutes 20 seconds
5. Stephen Roche @ 5 minutes 28 seconds
6. Miguel Indurain @ 5 minutes 33 seconds
10. Laurent Fignon @ 5 minutes 49 seconds
12. Greg LeMond @ 5 minutes 55 seconds

For a race that was supposed to be dominated by the cool, unflappable, dare I say it, dull Miguel Indurain, the surprises kept coming. Stage 6 was a rough, hard northern European classic-type stage with tough, short hills, bad weather and cobbles. The race broke up into small pieces under the stress of a powerful breakaway that included some of the finest racers alive. Laurent Jalabert, Greg LeMond, Claudio Chiappucci and Brian Holm pounded away from the field with Jalabert getting his first Tour stage win. Indurain was in the first chase group, 1 minute, 22 seconds back. Lino, with a healthy time cushion, kept the lead. This put Chiappucci in third (at 3 minutes, 34 seconds) and LeMond in fifth (at 4 minutes, 29 seconds). This was good, aggressive tactical riding, not letting Indurain set all the terms of when and how the Tour would be contested.

As the Tour wound through the small countries of northern Europe, time bonuses moved around the relative positions of the riders a bit. There was no real effect on the General Classification of the Tour contenders until the stage 9 65-kilometer individual time trial in Luxembourg. Indurain delivered a hard lesson in the art of the chrono. Indurain overtook Laurent Fignon, who had started 6 minutes earlier. In less than 80 minutes Miguel Indurain had changed the complexion of the Tour. Here are the times of the stage:

1. Miguel Indurain: 1 hour 19 minutes 31 seconds
2. Armand de las Cuevas @ 3 minutes
3. Gianni Bugno @ 3 minutes 41 seconds
4. Zenon Jaskula @ 3 minutes 47 seconds
5. Greg LeMond @ 4 minutes 4 seconds
6. Pascal Lino @ 4 minutes 6 seconds
7. Stephen Roche @ 4 minutes 10 seconds

The resulting General Classification:

1. Pascal Lino
2. Miguel Indurain @ 1 minute 27 seconds
3. Jesper Skibby @ 3 minutes 47 seconds
4. Stephen Roche @ 4 minutes 15 seconds
5. Greg LeMond @ 4 minutes 27 seconds
6. Gianni Bugno @ 4 minutes 39 seconds
7. Jens Heppner @ 4 minutes 52 seconds
8. Claudio Chiappucci @ 4 minutes 54 seconds

Through the French Jura, even though there were rated climbs with attacking by riders who were not in contention for the Yellow Jersey, the real Tour men held their fire, keeping their powder dry for the first big Alpine day.

Stage 10 in Strasbourg: Jean-Paul Van Poppel (right, in PDM jersey) wins the sprint from Jalabert (in green), Abdoujaparov (blue shorts) and Johan Museeuw (Belgian Champion's jersey).

That day came on the thirteenth stage, 254.5 kilometers from St. Gervais to Sestriere in Italy. The climbing was substantial. The riders faced the Saisies (category 2), the Cormet de Roseland (category 1), the Iseran (hors category), Mont-Cenis (category 1) and the first category climb to the finish at Sestriere.

Claudio Chiappucci was what Miguel Indurain wasn't. Where Indurain was cold, calculating, riding only to win and no more, knowing that whatever gaps he had allowed could be closed with a display of brute horsepower in the time trials, Chiappucci was the opposite. The Italian was willing to gamble, to take magnificent chances to gain time. He had to run these big risks knowing how vulnerable he was in the time trials. Indurain said that he had to have eyes on the back of his head when he raced Chiappucci.

Americans often express contempt for Chiappucci and his wild excursions and attempts to break away, failing to understand that his flamboyant style served him very well. His Grand Tour accomplishments are notable. Tour de France: twice second, a third and King of the Mountains. For the Giro: twice second plus a third, a fourth, a fifth along with 2 King of the Mountains and 1 Points jersey. This is consistent riding at the very highest level.

As he had done in the 1990 stage to Luz Ardiden, Chiappucci gambled and gambled big. The first major climb of the day was the Saisies. Chiappucci escaped with some other riders, but not with his main challengers, Bugno and Indurain. As far as they were concerned, this was far too early in such a monstrous stage to be taking off. By the time Chiappucci reached the top of the Iseran he was alone. Back in the leading group, the Banesto squad had at last recognized the threat. They assembled at the front and started working to bring the fleeing Italian back.

Bugno was riding the Tour to win. He knew that this was the Tour's moment, yet he was trapped with Indurain. He was stifled. Chiappucci was riding away with the race. He didn't want to escape and chase Chiappucci knowing he would be taking Indurain along. He finally decided that it was better to take his chances with Indurain rather than accept the sure loss of Chiappucci's riding to a mountain top win. Bugno knew that the solo Chiappucci would be finishing in Italy where the fanatical tifosi would lift him up the mountain with their thrilled and thrilling cheers.

When Bugno attacked, as expected, he took along Indurain as well as Andy Hampsten and Franco Vona. The great chase was on. I still remember how exciting it was on TV. I think nearly everyone watching was wishing the lone, brave Chiappucci up the mountains while surely, the inexorable, machine-like Indurain would run him down before the end of the stage.

Indurain couldn't catch his man. Chiappucci, after riding alone for 125 kilometers, celebrated a brilliant victory. Vona was only 1 minute, 34 seconds behind. Indurain, who ran out of gas on the final kilometers of the final climb, was third, 11 seconds behind Vona. Bugno and Hampsten were next behind him, another minute and a half down.

Chiappucci's big gamble didn't yield him the Yellow Jersey. Indurain had ridden well enough to put himself solidly in the lead. The General Classification after Sestriere:

1. Miguel Indurain: 63 hours 34 minutes 54 seconds
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 1 minute 42 seconds
3. Gianni Bugno @ 4 minutes 20 seconds
4. Pascal Lino @ 7 minutes 21 seconds
5. Pedro Delgado @ 8 minutes 47 seconds
6. Stephen Roche @ 9 minutes 13 seconds
7. Laurent Fignon @ 10 minutes 11 seconds
8. Andy Hampsten @ 11 minutes 16 seconds

The next stage was another Alpine stage with the Galibier, the Croix de Fer and a finish on L'Alpe d'Huez. All 3 were hors category climbs. Andy Hampsten was riding beautifully this year and this stage was the perfect showcase for his wonderful climbing abilities. He had been in the big break with Indurain on the big stage the day before and acquitted himself magnificently. Could he recover overnight from 5 major climbs and over 250 kilometers of racing and be able to take on the next day's monsters?

Stage 14: Hampsten wins big on L'Alpe d'Huez.

On the Croix de Fer, the penultimate climb, a couple of riders went clear of the highly reduced, Banesto-led peloton. Hampsten joined them with a couple of others. In the group of 5, importantly, was dangerman Franco Vona, who had come in second the day before. Well clear of the pack, they went over the crest of the Croix de Fer together. In the valley leading to L'Alpe d'Huez the group worked well together and continued to increase their advantage. They started up the Alpe with a lead of nearly 4 minutes. Hampsten started the climb at a good tempo and slowly wound it up, going from his 39-23 to the 21 and finally dropping to the 18! It's hard to explain to someone who has not ridden a climb of this severity (hors category) how completely beyond the normal human experience ascending a mountain this steep this fast after a day's racing really is. Only a few people in the world can do it.

With about 7 kilometers to go Hampsten was alone, riding to victory in the most prestigious of mountain stages. This was his seventh Tour and his first Tour stage victory. If you're going to win, you might as well win big.

Back down the hill, although Hampsten wasn't a General Classification threat to them, Indurain and Chiappucci pulled back almost a half-minute on the final climb, coming in together at 3 minutes, 15 seconds. Earlier in the stage, Gianni Bugno had cracked badly. He came in twenty-sixth, 9 minutes, 4 seconds after Hampsten. Greg LeMond, tortured with saddle sores, could take no more and abandoned. Hampsten catapulted himself onto the podium with his stage win. Here is the Overall after L'Alpe d'Huez:

1. Miguel Indurain
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 1 minute 42 seconds
3. Andy Hampsten @ 8 minutes 1 second
4. Pascal Lino @ 9 minutes 16 seconds
5. Gianni Bugno @ 10 minutes 9 seconds

The Tour then went over the Massif Central, but nothing happened to change the general order of the overall. The only stage left that could affect the General Classification was the nineteenth, a 64-kilometer individual time trial. Again, Indurain put real distance between himself and his competitors. Bugno was only 40 seconds behind on that stage, lifting himself back onto the podium after losing his place with his disastrous L'Alpe d'Huez stage. Chiappucci was about 3 minutes slower. Andy Hampsten was the real loser that day being 5 minutes, 33 seconds behind the mighty Spaniard and being pushed down to fourth place in the General Classification.

With only 2 stages left, the competition to win the Tour was over.

The final 1992 Tour de France General Classification:

1. Miguel Indurain (Banesto): 100 hours 49 minutes 30 seconds
2. Claudio Chiappucci (Carrera) @ 4 minutes 35 seconds
3. Gianni Bugno (Gatorade-Chateau D'Ax) @ 10 minutes 49 seconds
4. Andy Hampsten (Motorola) @ 13 minutes 40 seconds
5. Pascal Lino (RMO) @ 14 minutes 37 seconds
6. Pedro Delgado (Banesto) @ 15 minutes 16 seconds.

Climbers' Competition:

1. Claudio Chiappucci: 410 points
2. Richard Virenque: 245 points
3. Franco Chioccioli: 209 points

Points Competition:

1. Laurent Jalabert: 293 points
2. Johan Museeuw: 262 points
3. Claudio Chiappucci: 202 points

Indurain had his second Tour and his first Giro-Tour double. Chiappucci not only came in second, he was King of the Mountains. It should be noted that Chiappucci had ridden so consistently that he was third in the race for the points leadership. After an exhausting battle with Belgian classics specialists Johan Museeuw, Laurent Jalabert won the Green Points jersey.

The 1992 Tour was the fastest to date with an average speed of 39.504 kilometers an hour.

A conversation with Frankie Andreu

Gianni Bugno talks about his career