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1995 Tour de France

July 1 - July 27

Results, stages with running GC, Photos, Video and History

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1995 Tour de France quick facts

The 1995 Tour had 20 stages plus a prologue that totaled 3,635 kilometers.

It was ridden at an average speed of 39.193 km/hr.

There were 189 starters (21 9-member teams) and 115 classified finishers.

This was Miguel Indurain's fifth Tour victory, allowing him to join Anquetil, Merckx and Hinault in the 5-time Tour winner's club. Indurain was the first racer to win five sequential Tours, a feat later exceeded by Lance Armstrong, who won 7 Tours in a row.


1995 Tour de France complete final General Classification:

  1. Miguel Indurain (Banesto) 92hr 44min 59sec
  2. Alex Zulle (ONCE) @ 4min 35sec
  3. Bjarne Riis (Gewiss-Ballan) @ 6min 47sec
  4. Laurent Jalabert (ONCE) @ 8min 24sec
  5. Ivan Gotti (Mapei) @ 11min 34sec
  6. Melchior Mauri (Mapei) @ 15min 20sec
  7. Fernando Escartin (Festina) @ 15min 49sec
  8. Tony Rominger (Kelme) @ 16min 46sec
  9. Richard Virenque (Carrera Jeans) @ 17min 31sec
  10. Hernan Buenahora (Castorama) @ 18min 50sec
  11. Claudio Chiappucci (Carrera Jeans) @ 18min 55sec
  12. Laurent Madouas (Brescialat) @ 20min 37sec
  13. Marco Pantani (Gewiss-Ballan) @ 26min 20sec
  14. Paolo Lanfranchi (Motorola) @ 29min 41sec
  15. Bruno Cenghialta (Gewiss-Ballan) @ 29min 55sec
  16. Alvaro Mejia (TVM) @ 33min 40sec
  17. Bo Hamburger (Novell) @ 34min 40sec
  18. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Festina) @ 39min 51sec
  19. Laurent Dufaux (ONCE) @ 45min 55sec
  20. Erik Breukink (ONCE) @ 47min 27sec
  21. Vicente Aparicio (Banesto) @ 52min 54sec
  22. Jean-Cyril Robin (Festina) @ 56min 1sec
  23. Arsenio Gonzalez (Mapei) @ 56min 18sec
  24. Federico Muñoz (Kelme) @ 1hr 1min 3sec
  25. Vladimir Poulnikov (Telekom) @ 1hr 1min 31sec
  26. Massimo Podenzana (Brescialat) @ 1hr 1min 54sec
  27. Laudelino Cubino (Kelme) @ 1hr 2min 27sec
  28. Laurent Brochard (Festina) @ 1hr 2min 45sec
  29. Beat Zberg (Carrera) @ 1hr 7min 8sec
  30. Yvon Ledanois (Gan) @ 1hr 14min 4sec
  31. Johan Bruyneel (ONCE) @ 1hr 18min 14sec
  32. Oscar Pelliccioli (Polti) @ 1hr 20min 13sec
  33. Alberto Elli (MG-Technogym) @ 1hr 21min 34sec
  34. Jean-François Bernard (Chazal) @ 1hr 23min 11sec
  35. Herminio Diaz (ONCE) @ 1hr 23min 27sec
  36. Lance Armstrong (Motorola) @ 1hr 28min 6sec
  37. Georg Totschnig (Polti) @ 1hr 30min 47sec
  38. Udo Bölts (Telekom) @ 1hr 31min 16sec
  39. Andrea Tafi (Mapei) @ 1hr 36min 49sec
  40. Ramon Gonzalez (Banesto) @ 1hr 38min 4sec
  41. Ferard Rué (Banesto) @ 1hr 38min 11sec
  42. Enrico Zaina (Carrera) @ 1hr 38min 28sec
  43. Massimiliano Lelli (Mercatone Uno) @ 1hr 39min 43sec
  44. Andrea Peron (Motorola) @ 1hr 42min 18sec
  45. Eddy Bouwmans (Novell) @ 1hr 44min 9sec
  46. Zenon Jaskula (Aki-Gipiemme) @ 1hr 53min 46sec
  47. Maximilian Sciandri (MG-Technogym) @ 1hr 55min 10sec
  48. Franco Vona (MG-Technogym) @ 1hr 55min 35sec
  49. Jesper Skibby (TVM) @ 1hr 55min 43sec
  50. Leonardo Sierra (Carrera) @ 1hr 56min 17sec
  51. Gabriele Colombo (Gewiss-Ballan) @ 1hr 57min 14sec
  52. Maarten Den Bakker (TVM) @ 1hr 58min 25sec
  53. Gianni Bugno (MG-Technogym) @ 1hr 58min 47sec
  54. Andrea Ferrigato (Telekom) @ 2hr 4min 51sec
  55. Didier Rous (Gan) @ 2hr 7min 39sec
  56. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov (Novell) @ 2hr 8min 55sec
  57. Carmelo Miranda (Banesto) @ 2hr 8min 57sec
  58. Rolf Aldag (Telekom) @ 2hr 13min 41sec
  59. François Simon (Castorama) @ 2hr 15min 16sec
  60. Neil Stephens (ONCE) @ 2hr 16min 1sec
  61. Miguel Arroyo (Chazal) @ 2hr 19min 6sec
  62. Armand De Las Cuevas (Castorama) @ 2hr 19min 23sec
  63. Gilles Bouvard (Chazal) @ 2hr 24min 18sec
  64. Stephen Hiodge (Festina) @ 2hr 28min 17sec
  65. Alberto Volpi (Gewiss-Ballan) @ 2hr 28min 43sec
  66. Jens Heppner (Telekom) @ 2hr 30min 47sec
  67. Rolf Järmann (MG-Technogym) @ 2hr 32min 14sec
  68. Fabian Jeker (Festina) @ 2hr 38min 21sec
  69. José Ramon Uriarte (Banesto) @ 2hr 38min 22sec
  70. Erik Dekker (Novell) @ 2hr 38min 22sec
  71. Andrei Tchmil (Lotto) @ 2hr 39min 2sec
  72. Massimo Donati (Mercatone Uno) @ 2hr 40min 4sec
  73. Johan Museeuw (Mapei) @ 2hr 41min 54sec
  74. Serhiy Itchakov (Polti) @ 2hr 42min 7sec
  75. Arturas Kasputis (Chazal) @ 2hr 45min 50sec
  76. Jim Van De Laer (TVM) @ 2hr 45min 52sec
  77. Francesco Frattini (Geweiss-Ballan) @ 2hr 46min 11sec
  78. Marino Alonso (Banesto) @ 2hr 47min 25sec
  79. Dario Bottaro (Gewiss-Ballan) @ 2hr 47min 26sec
  80. Thomas Davy (Banesto) @ 2hr 49min 17sec
  81. Davide Perona (Lampre) @ 2hr 51min 34sec
  82. Frankie Andreu (Motorola) @ 2hr 52min 15sec
  83. Alessio Galletti (Lampre) @ 2hr 52min 22sec
  84. Marcello Siboni (Carrera) @ 2hr 53min 16sec
  85. Marco Milesi (Brescialat) @ 2hr 54min 10sec
  86. Flavio Vanzella (MG-Technogym) s.t.
  87. Giancarlo Perini (Brescialat) @ 2hr 54min 18sec
  88. Wilfried Peeters (Mapei) @ 2hr 54min 18sec
  89. Guido Bontempi (Gewiss-Ballan) @ 2hr 55min 28sec
  90. Erik Zabel (Telekom) @ 2hr 56min 48sec
  91. Arvis Piziks (Novell) @ 2hr 57min 55sec
  92. François Lemarchand (Gan) @ 2hr 58min 26sec
  93. José Angel Vidal (Kelme) @ 2hr 58min 26sec
  94. Thierry Marie (Castorama) @ 2hr 58min 54sec
  95. Aitor Garmendia (Banesto) @ 2hr 59min 43sec
  96. Alexander Gontchenkov (Lampre) @ 3hr 0min 25sec
  97. Frans Massen (Novell) @ 3hr 1min 43sec
  98. Mario Scirea (Polti) @ 3hr 1min 55sec
  99. Mauro Bettin (Ski-Gipiemme) @ 3hr 4min 0sec
  100. Nicola Loda (MG-Technogym) @ 3hr 4min 45sec
  101. Steve Bauer (Motorola) @ 3hr 5min 33sec
  102. Rossano Brasi (Polti) @ 3hr 6min 23sec
  103. Giovanni Lombardi (Polti) @ 3hr 6min 40sec
  104. Gilles Talmant (Castorama) @ 3hr 7min 19sec
  105. Peter Farazijn (Lotto) @ 3hr 9min 32sec
  106. Stefano Colagé (Telekom) @ 3hr 10min 4sec
  107. Gian-Matteo Fagnini (Mercatone Uno) @ 3hr 12min 11sec
  108. Giovanni Fidanza (Polti) @ 3hr 12min 20sec
  109. Stephen Swart (Motorola) @ 3hr 14min 15sec
  110. Gianluca Gorini (Aki-Gipiemme) @ 3hr 14min 20sec
  111. Marco Serpellini (Lampre) @ 3hr 16min 5sec
  112. Davide Cassani (MG-Technogym) @ 3hr 16min 51sec
  113. Bart Voskamp (TVM) @ 3hr 17min 41sec
  114. Eros Poli (Mercatone Uno) @ 3hr 21min 26sec
  115. Bruno Cornillet (Chazal) @ 3hr 36min 26sec

Climbers Competition:

1. Richard Virenque (Festina): 438 points
2. Claudio Chiappucci (Carrera): 214
3. Alex Zulle (ONCE): 205

Points Competition:

1. Laurent Jalabert (ONCE): 333 points
2. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov (Novell): 271
3. Miguel Indurain (Banesto): 180

Team Classification:

  1. ONCE: 278hr 29min 35sec
  2. Gewiss-Ballan @ 13min 23sec
  3. Mapei @ 55min 53sec

Best Young Rider:

  1. Marco Pantani (Carrera) 93hr 11min 19sec
  2. Bo Hamburger (TVM) @ 8min 29sec
  3. Beat Zberg (Carrera) @ 40min 48sec

1995 Tour de France stage results with running GC

Prologue: Saturday, July 1, St. Brieuc 7.3 km Individual Time Trial. Stage and GC times are the same.

1. Jacky Durand: 9min
2. Thierry Laurent @ 2sec
3. Francis Moreau @ 3sec
4. Laurent Brochard @ 4sec
5. Arsenio Gonzalez s.t.
6. Rolf Aldag @ 5sec
7. Frankie Andreu s.t.
8. Gabriele Colombo @ 8sec
9. Stephen Swart s.t.
10. Bruno Thibout @ 9sec
35. Miguel Indurain @ 31sec
45. Lance Armstrong @ 33sec

Stage 1: Sunday, July 2, Dinan - Lannion, 233.5 km

1. Fabio Baldato: 5hr 49min 18sec
2. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
3. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov s.t.
4. Andrea Ferrigato s.t.
5. Giovanni Lombardi s.t.
6. Tony Rominger s.t.
7. Johan Museeuw s.t.
8. Bruno Thibout s.t.
9. Bjarne Riis s.t.
10. Alexandre Gontchenkov s.t.

GC after Stage 1:

1. Jacky Durand: 5hr 58min 18sec
2. Laurent Brochard @ 2sec
3. Thierry Laurent s.t.
4. Arsenio Gonzalez @ 4sec
5. Frankie Andreu @ 5sec
6. Laurent Jalabert @ 7sec
7. Bruno Thibout @ 9sec
8. Yvon Ladanois
9. Vicente Aparicio s.t.
10. Francisco Mauleon @ 18sec

Stage 2: Monday, July 3, Perros Guirrec - Vitré, 235.5 km

1. Mario Cipollini: 5hr 26min 35sec
2. Giovanni Lombardi s.t.
3. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov s.t.
4. Fabio Baldato s.t.
5. Frederic Moncassin s.t.
6. Marten Den Bakker s.t.
7. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
8. Francesco Frattini s.t.
9. Bjarne Riis s.t.
10. Alexandre Gotchenkov s.t.

GC after stage 2:

1. Laurent Jalabert: 11hr 24min 50sec
2. Laurent Brochard @ 5sec
3. Bruno Thibout @ 12sec
4. Jacky Durand @ 22sec
5. Thierry Laurent @ 24sec
6. Melchior Mauri @ 25sec
7. Fabio Baldato @ 26sec
8. Alex Zulle @ 26sec
9. Arsenio Gonzalez @ 26sec
10. Frankie Andreu @ 27sec
11. Tony Rominger @ 29sec
15. Miguel Iindurain @ 24sec

Stage 3: Tuesday, July 4, Mayenne - Alençon 67 km Team Time Trial

1. Gewiss-Ballan: 1hr 13min 10sec
2. ONCE @ 35sec
3. Banesto @ 59sec
4. Mapei @ 1min 33sec
5. MG-Technogym @ 1min 34sec
6. Motorola @ 1min 59sec
7. Festina @ 2min 21sec
8. Lampre @ 2min 27sec
9. Castorama @ 2min 32sec
10. Novell @ 2min 51sec

GC after Stage 3:

1. Laurent Jalabert: 12hr 38min 35sec
2. Ivan Gotti @ 8sec
3. Bjarne Riis @ 9sec
4. Gabriele Colombo @ 12sec
5. Melchior Mauri @ 25sec
6. Alex Zulle @ 26sec
7. Johan Bruyneel @ 32sec
8. Evgeni Berzin @ 35sec
9. Francesco Frattini @ 38sec
10. Bruno Cenghialta @ 51sec
11. Miguel Indurain @ 58sec

Stage 4: Wednesday, July 5, Alençon - Le Havre, 162 km

1. Mario Cipollini: 3hr 40min 23sec
2. Erik Zabel s.t.
3. Frederic Moncassin s.t.
4. Thierry Laurent s.t.
5. Frankie Andreu s.t.
6. Jan Svorada s.t.
7. Gianluca Bortolami s.t.
8. Andrei Tchmil s.t.
9. Bjarne Riis s.t.
10. Jeroen Blijlevens s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

1. Ivan Gotti: 16h 19min 6sec
2. Bjarne Riis @ 1sec
3. Melchior Mauri @ 17sec
4. Alex Zulle @ 18sec
5. Johan Bruyneel @ 24sec
6. Evgeni Berzin @ 27sec
7. Francesco Frattini @ 30sec
8. Laurent Jalabert @ 40sec
9. Bruno Cenghialta @ 43sec
10. Miguel Indurain @ 50sec

Stage 5: Thursday, July 6, Fécamp - Dunkerque, 261 km

1. Jeroen Blijlevens: 5hr 51min 46sec
2. Jan Svorada s.t.
3. Erik Zabel s.t.
4. Frederic Moncassin s.t.
5. Mario Cipollini s.t.
6. Jaan Kirsipuu s.t.
7. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov s.t.
8. Denis Zanette s.t.
9. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
10. Frankie Andreu s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

1. Ivan Gotti: 22hr 10min 52sec
2. Bjarne Riis @ 1sec
3. Melchior Mauri @ 17sec
4. Alex Zulle @ 18sec
5. Johan Bruyneel @ 24sec
6. Evgeni Berzin @ 27sec
7. Francesco Frattini @ 30sec
8. Laurent Jalabert @ 34sec
9. Bruno Cenghialta @ 43sec
10. Miguel Indurain @ 50sec

Stage 6: Friday, July 7, Dunkerque - Charleroi, 202 km

1. Erik Zabel: 4hr 30min 57sec
2. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
3. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov s.t.
4. Jan Svorada s.t.
5. Giovanni Lombardi s.t.
6. Bruno Thibout s.t.
7. Jacky Durand s.t.
8. Andrei Tchmil @ 3sec
9. Carlo Bomans s.t.
10. Olaf Ludwig s.t.

GC after stage 6:

1. Bjarne Riis: 25hr 41min 53sec
2. Ivan Gotti @ 2sec
3. Laurent Jalabert @ 8sec
4. Melchior Mauri @ 19sec
5. Alex Zulle @ 20sec
6. Johan Bruyneel @ 26sec
7. Evgeni Berzin @ 29sec
8. Francesco Frattini @ 32sec
9. Bruno Cenghialta @ 45sec
10. Miguel Indurain @ 49sec

Stage 7: Saturday, July 8, Charleroi - Liège, 203 km

1. Johan Bruyneel: 4hr 48min 14sec
2. Miguel Indurain s.t.
3. Jesper Skibby @ 50sec
4. Jens Heppner s.t.
5. Giovanni Lombardi s.t.
6. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
7. Bruno Thibout s.t.
8. François Simon s.t.
9. Bo Hamburger s.t.
10. Andrea Ferrigato s.t.

GC after Stage 7:

1. Johan Bruyneel: 31hr 30min 13sec
2. Miguel Indurain @ 31sec
3. Laurent Jalabert @ 42sec
4. Bjarne Riis s.t.
5. Ivan Gotti @ 46sec
6. Melchior Mauri @ 1min 3sec
7. Alex Zulle @ 1min 4sec
8. Evgeni Berzin @ 1min 13sec
9. Vicente Aparicio @ 1min 37sec
10. Mariano Rojas @ 1min 39sec

Stage 8: Saunday, July 9, Huy - Seraing 54 km Individual Time Trial

1. Miguel Indurain: 1hr 4min 16sec
2. Bjarne Riis @ 12sec
3. Tony Rominger @ 58sec
4. Evgeni Berzin @ 1min 38sec
5. Melchior Mauri @ 2min 16sec
6. Laurent Jalabert @ 2min 36sec
7. Johan Bruyneel @ 3min 1sec
8. Bruno Thibout @ 3min 33sec
9. Erik Breukink @ 3min 38sec
10. Alex Zulle @ 3min 56sec

GC after Stage 8:

1. Miguel Indurain: 32hr 35min
2. Bjarne Riis @ 23sec
3. Evgeni Berzin @ 2min 20sec
4. Johan Bruyneel @ 2min 30sec
5. Tony Rominger @ 2min 32sec
6. Laurent Jalabert @ 2min 47sec
7. Melchior Mauri @ 2min 48sec
8. Ivan Gotti @ 4min 19sec
9. Alex Zulle @ 4min 29sec
10. Erik Breukink @ 5min 11sec

Stage 9: Tuesday, July 11, Le Grand Bornand - La Plagne, 160 km.

Major ascents: Côte de Hery, Les Saisies, Cormet de Roselend, La Plagne

1. Alez Zulle: 4hr 41min 18sec
2. Miguel Indurain @ 2min 2sec
3. Pavel Tonkov @ 4min 11sec
4. Marco Pantani @ 4min 37sec
5. Ivan Gotti s.t.
6. Richard Virenque @ 6min 5sec
7. Tony Rominger s.t.
8. Paolo Lanfranchi s.t.
9. Claudio Chiapucci s.t.
10 Laudelino Cubino @ 6min 26sec

GC after Stage 9:

1. Miguel Indurain: 37hr 18min 20sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2min 27sec
3. Bjarne Riis @ 5min 58sec
4. Tony Rominger @ 6min 35sec
5. Ivan Gotti @ 6min 54sec
6. Laurent Jalabert @ 8min 14sec
7. Melchior Mauri @ 8min 17sec
8. Pavel Tonkov @ 11min 11sec
9. Claudio Chiapucci @ 12min 32sec
10. Fernando Escartin @ 13min 6sec
11. Marco Pantani @ 14min 2sec

Stage 10: Wednesday, July 12, Aime La Plagne - L'Alpe d'Huez, 162.5 km

Major ascents: Madeleine, Croix de Fer, l'Alpe d'Huez

1. Marco Pantani: 5hr 13min 14sec
2. Miguel Indurain @ 1min 24sec
3. Alex Zulle s.t.
4. Bjarne Riis @ 1min 26sec
5. Laurent Madouas @ 1min 54sec
6. Fernando Escartin @ 2min 1sec
7. Laurent Jalabert @ 2min 26sec
8. Richard Virenque @ 2min 50sec
9. Ivan Gotti s.t.
10. Claudio Chiappucci @ 3min 2sec

GC after stage 10:

1. Miguel Indurain: 42hr 32min 58sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2min 27sec
3. Bjarne Riis @ 6min
4. Tony Rominger @ 8min 19sec
5. Ivan Gotti @ 8min 20sec
6. Laurent Jalabert @ 9min 16sec
7. Marco Pantani @ 12min 38sec
8. Melchio Mauri @ 12min 49sec
9. Pavel Tonkov @ 12min 58sec
10. Fernando Escartin @ 13min 43sec
11. Claudio Chiappucci @ 14min 10sec
12. Richard Virenque @ 15min 46sec

Stage 11: Thursday, July 13, Bourg d'Oisons - St. Etienne, 199 km

Major Ascents: La Forteresse, L'Oeillon. Hernan Buenahora was first over both crests.

1. Maximilian Sciandri: 4hr 43min 15sec
2. Hernan Buenahora s.t.
3. Rolf Aldag @ 2min 48sec
4. Andrea Tafi s.t.
5. Erik Breukink @ 2min 50sec
6. Armand De Las Cuevas @ 5min 31sec
7. Laurent Jalabert @ 5min 52sec
8. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov s.t.
9. Viatcheslav Ekimov s,t,
10. Vladimir Poulinokov s.t.

GC after Stage 11:

1. Miguel Indurain: 47hr 22min 5sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2min 27sec
3. Bjarne Riis @ 6min
4. Tony Rominger @ 8min 19sec
5. Ivan Gotti @ 8min 20sec
6. Laurent Jalabert @ 9min 16sec
7. Marco Pantani @ 12min 38sec
8. Melchior Mauri @ 12min 49sec
9. Pavel Tonkov @ 12min 58sec
10. Fernando Escartin @ 13min 43sec

Stage 12: Friday, July 14, St. Etienne - Mende, 222.5 km

Major Ascent: Le Causse

1. Laurent Jalabert: 5hr 19min 5sec
2. Massimo Podenzana @ 29sec
3. Dario Bottaro @ 42sec
4. Melchior Mauri @ 48sec
5. Andrea Peron @ 1min 30sec
6. Marco Pantani @ 5min 42sec
7. Bjarne Riis s.t.
8. Miguel Indurain s.t.
9. Alex Zulle @ 5min 58sec
10. Laurent Brochard s.t.

GC after Stage 12:

1. Miguel Indurain: 52hr 46min 51sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2min 44sec
3. Laurent Jalabert @ 3min 35sec
4. Bjarne Riis @ 6min
5. Melchior Mauri @ 7min 56sec
6. Tony Rominger @ 8min 56sec
7. Ivan Gotti @ 8min 57sec
8. Marco Pantani @ 12min 38sec
9. Fernando Escartin @ 14min 20sec
10. Claudio Chiappucci @ 14min 59sec

Stage 13: Saturday, July 15, Mende - Revel, 245 km

Major Ascent: Côte de Sie

1. Serguei Outschakov: 5hr 50min 45sec
2. Lance Armstrong s.t.
3. Bruno Cenghialta @ 59sec
4. Hernan Buenahora s.t.
5. Davide Perona @ 12min 37sec
6. Marco Milesi s.t.
7. Frankie Andreu s.t.
8. Bo Hamburger @ 15min 8sec
9. Viatcheslav Ekimov s.t.
10. Bart Voskamp @ 16min 16sec

GC after Stage 13:

1. Miguel Indurain: 58hr 56min 50sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2min 44sec
3. Laurent Jalabert @ 3min 35sec
4. Bjarne Riis @ 6min
5. Melchior Mauri @ 7min 56sec
6. Tony Rominger @ 8min 56sec
7. Ivan Gotti @ 8min 57sec
8. Marco Pantani @ 12min 38sec
9. Hernan Buenahora @ 13min 55sec
10. Fernando Escartin @ 14min 20sec

Stage 14: Sunday, July 16, St. Orens de Gameville - Guzet Neige, 164 km.

Major Ascents: Port de Lers, Guzet Neige. Pantani was first over both.

1. Marco Pantani: 4hr 29min 8sec
2. Laurent Madouas @ 2min 31sec
3. Miguel Indurain s.t.
4. Alex Zulle @ 2min 33sec
5. Ivan Gotti @ 2min 35sec
6. Bjarne Riis s.t.
7. Laurent Jalabert @ 3min 24sec
8. Richard Virenque s.t.
9. Claudio Chiappucci s.t.
10. Paolo Lanfranchi @ 3min 26sec

GC after stage 14:

1. Miguel Indurain: 63hr 28min 29sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2min 46sec
3. Laurent Jalabert @ 4min 28sec
4. Bjarne Riis @ 6min 4sec
5. Ivan Gotti @ 9min 1sec
6. Melchior Mauri @ 9min 24sec
7. Marco Pantani @ 10min 7sec
8. Tony Rominger @ 13min 3sec
9. Fernando Escartin @ 15min 17sec
10. Hernan Buenahora @ 15min 23sec

Stage 15: Tuesday, July 18, St. Girons - Cauterets, 206 km.

Major Ascents: Portet d'Aspet, Menté, Peyresourde, Aspin, Tourmalet, Cauterets.

Richard Virenque was first to the top of all 6 passes.

Fabio Casartelli died after crashing on the descent of the Portet d'Aspet.

1. Richard Virenque: 6hr 20min 48sec
2. Claudio Chiappucci @ 1min 17sec
3. Hernan Buenahora @ 1min 18sec
4. Fernando Escartin @ 1min 20sec
5. Bjarne Riis @ 2min 29sec
6. Miguel Indurain @ 2min 24sec
7. Alex Zulle s.t.
8. Laurent Madouas s.t.
9. Ivan Gotti @ 3min 25sec
10. Laurent Jalabert @ 4min 32sec

GC after stage 15:

1. Miguel Indurain: 69hr 51min 51sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2min 46sec
3. Bjarne Riis @ 5min 59sec
4. Laurent Jalabert @ 6min 26sec
5. Ivan Gotti @ 9min 52sec
6. Melchior Mauri @ 13min 2sec
7. Fernando Escartin @ 14min 3sec
8. Hernan Buenahora @ 14min 7sec
9. Claudio Chiappucci @ 14min 35sec
10. Richard Virenque @ 14min 54sec

Stage 16: Wednesday, July 19, Tarbes - Pau, 229 km

The stage was neutralized in homage to Fabio Casartelli, who died during stage 15.

Stage 17: Pau - Bordeaux, 246 km.

1. Erik Zabel: 6hr 29min 49sec
2. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov s.t.
3. Stefano Colage s.t.
4. Giovanni Lombardi s.t.
5. Johan Museeuw s.t.
6. Maximilian Sciandri s.t.
7. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
8. François Simon s.t.
9. Andrea Ferrigato s.t.
10. Andrei Tchmil s.t.

GC after Stage 17:

1. Miguel Indurain: 84hr 11min 52sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2min 46sec
3. Bjarne Riis @ 5min 59sec
4. Laurent Jalabert @ 6min 26sec
5. Ivan Gotti @ 9min 52sec
6. Melchior Mauri @ 13min 2sec
7. Fernando Escartin @ 14min 3sec
8. Hernan Buenahora @ 14min 7sec
9. Claudio Chiappucci @ 14min 35sec
10. Richard Virenque @ 14in 54sec

Stage 18: Friday, July 21, Montpon Ménestérol - Limoges, 166.5 km

1. Lance Armstrong: 3hr 47min 53sec
2. Andrea Ferrigato @ 33sec
3. Viatcheslav Ekimov @ 44sec
4. Jean-Cyril Robin s.t.
5. Maarten Den Bakker @ 48sec
6. Andrea Tafi s.t.
7. Massimiliano Lelli @ 58sec
8. Bruno Cenghialta @ 1min 47sec
9. Johan Bruyneel s.t.
10. Maximilian Sciandri s.t.

GC after Stage 18:

1. Miguel Indurain: 88hr 7min 39sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 2min 46sec
3. Bjarne Riis @ 5min 59sec
4. Laurent Jalabert @ 6min 26sec
5. Ivan Gotti @ 9min 52sec
6. Melchior Mauri @ 13min 2sec
7. Fernando Escartin @ 14min 3sec
8. Hernan Buenahora @ 14min 7sec
9. Claudio Chiapucci @ 14min 35sec
10. Richard Virenque @ 14min 54sec

Stage 19: Saturday, July 22, Lac de Vassivière 46.5 km Individual Time Trial

1. Miguel Indurain: 57min 34sec
2. Bjarne Riis @ 48sec
3. Tony Rominger @ 1min 5sec
4. Ivan Gotti @ 1min 41sec
5. Fernando Escartin @ 1min 46sec
6. Alex Zulle @ 1min 49sec
7. Laurent Jalabert @ 1min 58sec
8. Melchior Mauri @ 2min 18sec
9. Richard Virenque @ 2min 37sec
10. Alvaro Mejia @ 3min 7sec

GC after Stage 19:

1. Miguel Indurain: 89hr 5min13sec
2. Alex Zulle @ 4min 35sec
3. Bjarne Riis @ 6min 47sec
4. Laurent Jalabert @ 8min 24sec
5. Ivan Gotti @ 11min 33sec
6. Melchior Mauri @ 15min 20sec
7. Fernando Escartin @ 15min 49sec
8. Tony Rominger @ 16min 46sec
9. Richard Virenque @ 17min 31sec
10. Hernan Buenahora @ 18min 50sec

20th and Final Stage: Sunday, July 23, St. Geneviève des Bois - Paris (Champs Elysées)

1. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov: 3hr 39min 46sec
2. Gian-Matteo Fagnini s.t.
3. Giovanni Lombardi s.t.
4. Laurent Jalabert s.t.
5. Maximilian Sciandri s.t.
6. Erik Zabel s.t.
7. Stefano Colage s.t.
8. Johan Museeuw s.t.
9. Giovanni Fidanza s.t.
10. Frankie Andreau s.t.

Complete Final 1995 Tour de France GC after Stage 20


The Story of the 1995 Tour de France:

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Indurain skipped the 1995 Giro. Tony Rominger, the only man to have been able to mount a serious challenge to the Spaniard's reign, did ride the Giro and won it by winning all 3 time trials. Rominger held the leader's pink jersey from the second stage until the finish. In 1993 when Indurain had successfully ridden the Giro to victory, he was vulnerable to attack in the final week of the Tour. The Giro had grown too hard to be used as a mere steppingstone to the Tour, as we shall see.

Indurain's early spring was quiet as he concentrated on preparing for the Tour. Indurain did make his pre-Tour form abundantly clear with wins in the important stage races leading up to the Tour, including the Dauphiné Libéré, the Midi-Libre and the Vuelta a Rioja. Miguel Indurain was ready to roll.

The 1995 Tour was clockwise, starting in Brittany with a 7.3-kilometer prologue time trial held in the twilight of the early evening. The first riders had dry roads. As the stage progressed, it started to rain. The last riders off had very wet, slippery streets. Last year's prologue winner, Chris Boardman, crashed heavily and was hit by his own follow car. With both a broken ankle and wrist, Boardman's Tour was over almost before it began.

The prologue winner was Jacky Durand, who had the good fortune to ride before the rain started. The favorites, seeded to ride later in the rain, seemed to be willing to give up a few seconds and remain safe. Indurain was thirty-fifth at 31 seconds, Rominger thirtieth at 26 seconds and Zülle twenty-sixth at 23 seconds. You have to finish the race to win it.

During stage 2 Laurent Jalabert won an intermediate sprint and acquired enough bonus time to take the Yellow Jersey from Durand. He kept it until stage 4 when he lost almost a minute in a crash near the finish.

Stage 3: Gewiss wins the 67-kilometer team time trial

The Tour's first real drama wasn't in the mountains and it wasn't in a time trial. Indurain chose to lay down the law during stage 7. Going from Charleroi to Liège over the lumpy Ardennes countryside, Indurain shot off the front. Only Johan Bruyneel, already up the road, was able to latch on to his wheel. As Lance Armstrong explained, the rest of the peloton could only watch him ride away. Bruyneel sat on Indurain as he carved a 50 second lead for the 2 of them. Bruyneel sprinted away from Indurain for the stage win and took the Yellow Jersey. But Indurain had shown how deep his stores of power went. Given what was to come next, it was a powerful act of intimidation.

Bruyneel's ownership of the lead was very short lived. The next day was the first individual time trial, 54 kilometers that took the Tour out of Belgium and back into France. This is what was especially extraordinary about Indurain's breakaway the day before. The core of Indurain's dominance was his time trialing ability. He felt so confident that he was willing to spend precious energy attacking on a road stage whose final result could never be certain, instead of conserving his strength for the coming time trial. Indurain won the time trial and the Yellow Jersey.

The stage results for the stage 8 time trial, from Huy to Seraing:

1. Miguel Indurain: 1 hour 4 minutes 16 seconds
2. Bjarne Riis @ 12 seconds
3. Tony Rominger @ 58 seconds
4. Evgeni Berzin @ 1 minute 38 seconds
5. Melchior Mauri @ 2 minutes 16 seconds
6. Laurent Jalabert @ 2 minutes 36 seconds

The General Classification after the time trial and just before the Tour's first day in the Alps:

1. Miguel Indurain
2. Bjarne Riis @ 23 seconds
3. Evgeni Berzin @ 2 minutes 20 seconds
4. Johan Bruyneel @ 2 minutes 30 seconds
5. Tony Rominger @ 2 minutes 32 seconds
6. Laurent Jalabert @ 2 minutes 47 seconds
7. Melchior Mauri @ 2 minutes 48 seconds
8. Ivan Gotti @ 4 minutes 19 seconds
9. Alex Zülle @ 4 minutes 29 seconds
10. Erik Breukink @ 5 minutes 11 seconds

The ninth stage took in 4 highly rated climbs ending in an ascent to La Plagne. Alex Zülle took off alone on a ride that gave him the stage win and second place in the Overall. Indurain, calmly chasing Zülle during most of the latter part of the stage decided to rocket up the climb to La Plagne. None of his companions could stay with him, just as in the stage to Hautacam the year before. Indurain closed to within 2 minutes of Zülle. Tonkov, Pantani, Gotti, Virenque and the rest were scattered 4 minutes and more behind.

The new General Classification. Note Rominger's continual drift down the standings:

1. Miguel Indurain
2. Alex Zülle @ 2 minutes 27 seconds
3. Bjarne Riis @ 5 minutes 58 seconds
4. Tony Rominger @ 6 minutes 35 seconds
5. Ivan Gotti @ 6 minutes 54 seconds
6. Laurent Jalabert @ 8 minutes 14 seconds

The next day with the Madeleine, the Croix de Fer and L'Alpe d'Huez, Pantani scooted away while Zülle and Indurain finished together. Riis was only 2 seconds behind the duo.

Stage 10: Marco Pantani wins atop L'Alpe d'Huez.

Bastille Day, stage 12, should have been an uneventful stage through the Massif Central as the Tour headed towards the Pyrenees. Should have been, but wasn't. Just 23 kilometers into the 222.5-kilometer stage, Laurent Jalabert and the Italian Dario Bottaro attacked. They were later joined by 2 members of Jalabert's ONCE team, Neil Stephens and Melchior Mauri. Mauri was sitting eighth in the General Classification. The escapees carved a huge 10 minute, 40 second lead. This made Jalabert the virtual leader and Mauri the virtual third place. With 3 ONCE riders in the break, it had cohesion and power. Eventually both Indurain's Banesto team and Bjarne Riis' Gewiss team started to work to bring them back. Too late. The chickens had flown the coop. All that could be done was to limit the damage. By the time the breakaway riders made it to the final climb their lead was still over 7 minutes.

After being led up the hill by his teammate Mauri, Jalabert took off for the solo win. He had been away for 198 kilometers.

Back in the field, Pantani jetted up the mountain but eased to let Indurain and Riis join him. He sprinted ahead to beat them at the end. Indurain had again contained any menace and was still safely in Yellow. Jalabert had moved up to third place in the Overall, 3 minutes, 35 seconds behind Indurain.

The first day in the Pyrenees didn't change anything. Marco Pantani escaped and Indurain controlled things, riding with second place Zülle and third-place Riis to the finish. This was the cream of this year's Tour and they kept a close eye on each other whenever possible.

Stage 15 was the Queen stage of the 1995 Tour de France, taking in the Portet d'Aspet, the Col de Menté, the Peyresourde, the Aspin, the Tourmalet and the final ascent to Cauterets/Crêtes-du-Lys. Except for the second category Aspet, these were all category 1 or hors category climbs. This was a monumental day stuffed into 206 kilometers. Richard Virenque attacked and was first over every one of the passes. As the Frenchman was riding to a magnificent, glorious solo victory, there was something terrible happening back in the peloton that should have been receiving more television attention than the nonstop, and in retrospect, unseemly celebration of Virenque's adventure.

While Virenque was riding away from a demoralized peloton, on the descent of the Portet d'Aspet, several riders crashed. Among them was Fabio Casartelli, the 1992 Barcelona Olympic road race champion who was riding for Motorola. The other riders were able to remount and continue. Casartelli had hit his head at high speed (estimated by some at over 90 kilometers an hour) against the concrete barrier on the side of the road. Shortly thereafter he died in the hospital of his head injuries, leaving his wife a widow and a young son fatherless. Arguments continue to this day regarding his lack of helmet and whether wearing one would have saved his life.

What is amazing is that Casartelli was only the third racer to die while riding in the Tour de France. If we eliminate Tommy Simpson because his death was the result of a drug overdose (Anquetil argued that he died because he didn't take enough dope!), the only crash deaths in a century of the Tour de France have been Casartelli and Francesco Cepeda in 1935. It is an astonishinly safe enterprise given the terrible chances the riders take day after day. Immediately following Casartelli's death there was the usual discussion and hand-wringing as to whether the Tour should continue. Of course it did.

The next day's stage 16 was ridden as a neutralized procession with the results annulled, having no effect upon the standings. Just before the end of the stage the Motorola team rode together across the line.

On stage 18, a small break got away. Lance Armstrong, dropping his breakaway companions, came in alone to Limoges. Pointing the index fingers of both hands to the sky he dedicated the win to his lost comrade.

The only unfinished business left for the 1995 Tour was the final 46.5-kilometer time trial. Indurain made a clean win of it, beating second place Riis by almost a minute.

Indurain made it 5 sequential Tour wins, an unprecedented accomplishment. His 1995 Tour win came without his winning a single road stage. The only stage wins were time trials. I am sure that it wasn't because he couldn't. It was because the stage wins were unimportant to him and represented needless wastes of energy. Only owning the Yellow Jersey in Paris mattered and nothing could distract him from that goal.

Miguel Indurain makes it 5 in a row.

The final 1995 Tour de France General Classification:

1. Miguel Indurain (Banesto): 92 hours 44 minutes 59 seconds
2. Alex Zülle (ONCE) @ 4 minutes 35 seconds
3. Bjarne Riis (Gewiss-Ballan) @ 6 minutes 47 seconds
4. Laurent Jalabert (ONCE) @ 8 minutes 24 seconds
5. Ivan Gotti (Mapei) @ 11 minutes 33 seconds
6. Melchior Mauri (Mapei) @ 15 minutes 20 seconds
7. Fernando Escartin (Mapei) @ 15 minutes 49 seconds
8. Tony Rominger (Kelme) @ 16 minutes 46 seconds
9. Richard Virenque (Carrera) @ 17 minutes 31 seconds
10. Hernan Buenahora (Castorama) @ 18 minutes 50 seconds

Climbers' Competition:

1. Richard Virenque: 438 points
2. Claudio Chiappucci: 214 points
3. Alex Zülle: 205 points

Points Competition:

1. Laurent Jalabert: 333 points
2. Djamolidine Abdoujaparov: 271 points
3. Miguel Indurain: 180 points

Video of Stage 10 with Pantani's record ride to the top of l'Alpe d'Huez