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Tour de l’Avenir alumni stood out in the 2020 Tour de France.
21 September 2020

The Tour de l’Avenir also known as the Tour de France for under 23s is the race that reveals the champions of tomorrow. Those who shine today on the Tour de France are those who were fine-tuning their weapons a few years ago on the UCI U23 Nations Cup. Here are the statistics of the 107th edition of the “Grande Boucle”, exceptional” by its pandemic context, but also by its winner, Tadej Pogacar, the 21 years old winner of the 2018 Tour de l’Avenir. Making us proud.


176 – The number of riders at the start of the Tour de France 2020 having participated at least once in the Tour de l’Avenir

Of the 176 riders who set off from Nice at the end of August for the 107th Tour de France, 102 had participated at least once in the Tour de l’Avenir. 44 of them took part more than once. The cumulative total of participations in the Tour de l’Avenir was 156.

10 – The number of former Tour de l’Avenir winners at the start of Tour de France 2020

  • 2018 : Tadej Pogacar 🇸🇮 (vainqueur du TDF 2020)
  • 2017 : Egan Bernal 🇨🇴 (vainqueur du TDF 2019)
  • 2016 : David Gaudu 🇫🇷
  • 2015 : Marc Soler 🇪🇸
  • 2014 : Miguel Angel Lopez 🇨🇴
  • 2012 : Warren Barguil 🇫🇷
  • 2011 : Esteban Chaves 🇨🇴
  • 2010 : Nairo Quintana 🇨🇴
  • 2009 : Romain Sicard 🇫🇷
  • 2007 : Bauke Mollema 🇳🇱

29 – The number of former Tour de l’Avenir stage winners at the start of the Tour de France 2020

  • Caleb Ewan (3)
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (3)
  • Egan Bernal (2)
  • Nairo Quintana (2)
  • Warren Barguil (2)
  • Dario Cataldo (2)
  • Soren Kragh Andersen (2)
  • Andrey Amador (1)
  • Jonathan Castroviejo (1)
  • Pavel Sivakov (1)
  • Amund Jansen (1)
  • Lukas Postlberger (1)
  • Romain Bardet (1)
  • Julian Alaphilippe (1)
  • Kasper Asgreen (1)
  • David Gaudu (1)
  • Tejay Van Garderen (1)
  • Neilson Powless (1)
  • Mads Pederson (1)
  • Guillaume Martin (1)
  • Miguel Angel Lopez (1)
  • Alexey Lutsenko (1)
  • Harold Tejada (1)
  • John Degenkolb (1)
  • Philippe Gilbert (1)
  • Romain Sicard (1)
  • Michael Valgren (1)
  • Nikias Arndr Nikias (1)
  • Nicolas Roche (1)

Between them, they cumulate 38 “bouquets”.

11 – The number of TDF 2020 stage winners having participated in the Tour de l’Avenir

  • 9th, 15th and 20th stage – Tadej Pogacar – 1 Tour de l’Avenir (2018) of which he will win the general classification.
  • 14th and 19th stage – Soren Kragh Andersen – 2 Tour de l’Avenir (2014 & 2015) with 2 stage victories including 1 prologue.
  • 18th stage – Michal Kwiatkowski -1 Tour de l’Avenir (2010) with 1 Top5 and 1 Top10 stage victories.
  • 17th stage – Miguel Angel Lopez – 1 Tour de l’Avenir (2014) of which he will win the general classification, the mountain classification and 1 stage victory.
  • 16th stage – Lennard Kämna – 2 Tour de l’Avenir (2015 & 2016) of which 1 Top5 stage win.
  • 13th stage – Daniel Felipe Martinez – 3 Tour de l’Avenir (2015, 2016 and 2017) with 1 Top10 stage.
  • 12th stage – Marc Hirschi – 2 Tour de l’Avenir (2017 and 2018) with 1 Top10 stage.
  • 11th stage and 3rd stage – Caleb Ewan – 2 Tour de l’Avenir (2013 and 2014) with 3 stage victories.
  • 8th stage – Nans Peters – 2 Tour de l’Avenir (2015 and 2016) with 1 Top10 stage victory.
  • 6th stage – Alexey Lutsenko – 2 Tour de l’Avenir (2011 and 2012) with 1 stage victory.
  • 2nd stage – Julian Alaphilippe – 1 Tour de l’Avenir (2013) including 1 stage win and points classification

Between the 11 of them, they have accumulated 14 victories at the 2020 Tour de France, i.e. 67%.

2 – The number of start towns of the TDF 2020 having been start towns of the Tour de l’Avenir 2019″.

  • Privas. Arrival of the 5th stage of the TDF 2020. In 2019, the Tour de l’Avenir arrived there for its 6th stage. Under capricious weather conditions, the Swiss Stefan Bissegger won the stage.
  • Col de la Loze – Meribel. In 2019, the Tour de l’Avenir “inaugurated” this newly paved pass for the exclusive use of cyclists. A pass traced in the mountain with extraordinary percentages and sumptuous landscapes. The Australian Alexander Evans won the race.

2 – The number of former Tour de l’Avenir winners in the ranks of the Arkea Samsic team aligned at the start of the Tour de France 2020

  • Nairo Quintana winner in 2010
  • Warren Barguil winner in 2012

1 – A single Tour de France 2020 rider has 4 participations in Tour de l’Avenir

Only one rider in the peloton of the Tour de France 2020 has 4 participations in the Tour de l’Avenir: Christopher Juul-Jensen from 2008 to 2011, i.e. his 4 U23 years, the maximum possible.

The number of TDF 2020 teams with 7 riders (out of 8) who had already participated in the Tour de l’Avenir

INEOS Grenadiers, Equipe Cycliste Groupama-FDJ & Team Sunweb are the 3 Tour de France 2020 teams with the most riders having participated in the Tour de l’Avenir in their compositions: 7 riders each.

INEOS Grenadiers:
  • Egan Bernal (2)
  • Andrey Amador (1)
  • Jonathan Castroviejo (1)
  • Michal Kwiatkowski (1)
  • Luke Rowe (3)
  • Pavel Sivakov (2)
  • Dylan Van Baarle (1)
Équipe cycliste Groupama–FDJ:
  • William Bonnet (1)
  • David Gaudu (1)
  • Stefan Kung (2)
  • Matthieu Ladagnous (1)
  • Valentin Madouas (2)
  • Rudy Molard (1)
  • Sébastien Reichenbach (2)
Team Sunweb:
  • Soren Kragh Andersen (2)
  • Nikias Arndt (2)
  • Tiesj Benoot (1)
  • Marc Hirschi (2)
  • Joris Nieuwenhuis (2)
  • Casper Pedersen (1)
  • Nicolas Roche (1)

4 – The number of former winners of the polka dot jersey at the Tour de l’Avenir at the start of TDF 2020

  • Pavel Sivakov (2017)
  • Miguel Angel Lopez (2014)
  • Warren Barguil (2012)
  • Dario Cataldo (2007)

7 – The number of former winners of the green jersey at the Tour de l’Avenir at the start of TDF 2020

  • Jonas Koch (2015)
  • Julian Alaphilippe (2013)
  • Warren Barguil (2012)
  • Romain Bardet (2011)
  • John Degenkolb (2010)
  • Dario Cataldo (2007)
  • Philippe Gilbert (2003)

14 – The number of accumulated Tour de l’Avenir participations by the team Bora Hansgrohe riders lined up for the TDF2020

  • Emanuel Buchmann (2013 – 2014)
  • Felix Groescchartner (2013 – 2014)
  • Lennard Kamna (2015 – 2016)
  • Gregor Muhlberger (2013 – 2015)
  • Lukas Postlberger (PHOTOS) (2012 – 2013 – 2014)
  • Maximilian Schachmann (2014 – 2015 – 2016)

5 – The number of former Tour de l’Avenir riders who made their Grand Tour debut at the 2020 Tour de France

On the Tour de France 2020, 5 former riders of the Tour de l’Avenir make their debut on a Grand Tour : Clément Russo (25 years old), Marc Hirschi (22 years old), Joris Nieuwenhuis (24 years old), Mathieu Burgaudeau (21 years old) and Harold Tejada (23 years old). Burgaudeau and Tejada were present at the start of the 2019 edition. Tejada even won a stage.

But above all, Tadej Pogacar joins the clan of the 7 winners of the Tour de l’Avenir to win the TDF.

After Felice Gimondi, Joop Zoetemelk, Greg Lemond, Miguel Indurain, Laurent Fignon and only one year after Egan Bernal, the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France 2020 in only one year after winning the Tour de l’Avenir. At only 21 years old!

Bravo Tadej. Congratulations to all. The Tour de l’Avenir is particularly happy to contribute to the development of cycling and to train the champions of tomorrow. We are proud.

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