Tour de France winners list: All the past winners to date

Tour de France winners list: All the past winners to date

Kevin Omuya
May 16, 2024 at 8:25 AM
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The Tour de France winners list features some of the best cyclists, from the sport's early trailblazers to its most recent giants. In the 103 Tours de France since the race's inception in 1903, nine riders hailing from the United Kingdom have finished a stage atop the general classification.

Tour de France winners list
Tour de France winners; Andy Schleck(L), Contador Alberto(C) and Jonas Vingegaard(R). Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
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Before the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) deleted his seven victories from the record books in 2012, Lance Armstrong was the most successful rider in the Tour de France.

Tour de France winners list

As the sport of cycling became more popular around the world, the roster of the winners began to reflect that diversity. As of 2024, this is a small selection of the Tour de France winners list by year in the past 15 years based on Topend Sports.





Team Jumbo Visma

Jonas Vinengaard



UAE Team Emirates

Tadej Pogacar



Team Ineos

Egan Bernal



Team Sky

Geraint Thomas

United Kingdom (Wales)


Team Sky

Chris Froome

United Kingdom

2017, 2016,2015

Astana Pro Team

Vincenzo Nibali



Team Sky

Bradley Wiggins

United Kingdom


BMC Racing Team

Cadel Evans



Team Saxo Bank

Andy Schlek



Discovery Channel

Alberto Contador



1. Jonas Vinengaard

Jonas Vingegaard
Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark and Team Visma celebrate at the podium as stage winner during the 3rd O Gran Camiño on February 24, 2024. Photo: Dario Belingheri
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  • Date of Birth: December 10, 1996
  • Team: Team Jumbo Visma
  • Country: Denmark
  • Year: 2023, 2022

Jonas Vingegaard is a professional cyclist from Denmark famous for performing in stage races. He became well-known in the 20th competition.

Vingegaard, who was riding for Team Jumbo-Visma and was missing his team boss Primoz Roglic because he was hurt, became a significant contender. He showed how strong he is in high-altitude conditions by winning Stage 17, which was in the Alps and had many hills.

2. Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar
Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates celebrate at the podium during the 107th Giro d'Italia 2024 on May 08, 2024. Photo: Tim de Waele
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  • Date of Birth: September 21, 19908
  • Team: UAE Team Emirates
  • Country: Slovenia
  • Year: 2021, 2020

In 2020, Pogaëar shocked the racing world by winning the overall title in the race. He was only 21 years old at the time. Plus, PogaÍar won three separate stages in the 2020 Tour de France.

These included the final time trial on Stage 20 and a finish on a high top in Stage 15. Pogaëar's win in the 2020 Tour de France made him even more of a rising star in professional cycling.

3. Egan Bernal

Egan Bernal
Egan Bernal of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers before the 103rd Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2024 on March 23, 2024. Photo David Ramos
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  • Date of Birth: January 13, 1997
  • Team: Team Ineos
  • Country: Colombia
  • Year: 2019

The 2019 Tour de France was Bernal's crowning glory. He made history by becoming the first Colombian and youngest rider in over 100 years to win the overall title. Bernal has also done very well in other essential sports.

In 2018, the cyclist won the California and Colombia Oro y Paz races. He has also won important races like the Paris-Nice and the Tour de Suisse.

4. Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas
Geraint Thomas of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers meet the media press after the 109th Tour de France 2022 on July 12, 2022. Photo: Alex Broadway
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  • Date of Birth: May 25, 1986
  • Team: Team Sky
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2018

Thomas won the 2018 Tour de France and became the first Welshman to win the overall title, as reported by VOA news. He also won gold medals in track racing at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, one of which was in the team pursuit.

5. Chris Froome

Chris Froome
Chris Froome of the United Kingdom and Team Israel-Premier Tech speaks to the media after the 2023 Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Festival on February 4, 2023. Photo: Con Chronis
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  • Date of Birth: May 20, 1985
  • Team: Team Sky
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2017, 2016, 2015

Chris Froome is a British professional cyclist considered one of the best Grand Tour riders of his time. During his time with Team Sky (now INEOS Grenadiers), Froome became known worldwide as a Grand prospect.

The 2011 Vuelta a España was his big break; he came in second place overall. He also won the race four times (in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017) and the Vuelta a España once.

6. Vincenzo Nibali

Chris Froome
Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and team Trek-Segafredo look on during the 104th Giro d'Italia 2021 on May 21, 2021, in Verona, Italy. Photo: Sara Cavallini
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  • Date of Birth: November 14, 1984
  • Team: Astana Pro Team
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2014

Nibali's big break came in the Grand Tours, where he has done amazingly well. He won the Vuelta a España in 2010 and the competition in 2014. He has won essential races like Il Lombardia, Milan-San Remo, and the Giro di Lombardia.

7. Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins
Sir Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain, riding for Team Sky, addresses the media during a press conference on May 9, 2014, in Sacramento, California. Photo: Doug Pensinger
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  • Date of Birth: April 28, 1980
  • Team: Team Sky
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2012

British professional cyclist Bradley Wiggins made history when he became the first British rider to win the race. Wiggins became famous as a track rider and won several Olympic medals, including gold in the individual pursuit at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

On the track, he won many world titles and Commonwealth Games titles. Wiggins switched to road riding, and the Grand Tours were where he most succeeded. His first win was the 2012 Tour de France.

8. Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans
Cadel Evans poses during a Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Media Opportunity at Steampacket Gardens on October 24, 2023. Photo: Morgan Hancock
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  • Date of Birth: February 14, 1977
  • Team: BMC Racing Team
  • Country: Australia
  • Year: 2011

Cadel Evans is an Australian former professional cyclist who won the race in 2011 and became a sports star. Evans' most significant win was the 2011 Tour de France title. He was the first Australian to do so.

Evans had many other accomplishments, such as winning the UCI Road World Championships 2009 and many stage wins in Grand Tours. In 2015, he quit his job.

9. Andy Schlek

Andy Schlek
Andy Schleck of Luxembourg and team Saxo Bank during stage 16 of the 2009 Tour de France from Martigny to Bourg-Saint-Maurice on July 21, 2009. Photo: Jasper Juinen
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  • Date of Birth: June 10, 1985
  • Team: Team Saxo Bank
  • Country: Luxembourg
  • Year: 2010

A former professional cyclist from Luxembourg, Andy Schleck is famous for his Grand Tour results and climbing abilities. He won the 2010 Tour de France for the first time when Alberto Contador was disqualified for doping.

10. Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador
Alberto Contador of Tinkoff Saxo celebrates the victory after stage four of the 2014 Tirreno Adriatico on March 15, 2014. Photo: Giuseppe Bellini
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  • Date of Birth: December 6, 1982
  • Team: Discovery Channel
  • Country: Spain
  • Year: 2009, 2007

Retired Spanish professional cyclist Alberto Contador is generally considered a legend among stage racers. Contador maintained dominance in the following years, winning the Tour de France twice more in 2009 and 2010.

Alberto won the Vuelta a España in 2008, 2012, and 2014, and the Giro d'Italia in 2008 and 2015. For his incredible achievement of winning all three Grand Tours, he was honoured with the title of "Grand Tour Triple Crown" champion.

Frequently asked questions

The following are the most asked questions about the Tour de France stage winners' all-time List as of 2024.

Which Britons have won the Tour de France?

The first British rider to win the competition was Bradley Wiggins in 2012, and Chris Froome repeated the feat in 2013. Froome went on to win in 2015, 2016, and 2017; in 2018, his teammate Geraint Thomas succeeded him.

In the 103 races since the race's inception in 1903, nine riders hailing from the United Kingdom have finished a stage atop the general classification. The 2018 Tour has had 101 stages.

Tour de France Criterium Legends team member Chris Froome of Britain rides past spectators on November 5, 2023. Photo: Richard A. Brooks
Source: UGC

How many Americans have won the Tour de France?

The only Americans to win the race since Lance Armstrong's disqualification for systematic doping are Greg LeMond and Marianne Martin, who won the 1984 Tour Féminin.

Has a German ever won the Tour de France?

The Tour De France Winners List has Jan Ulrich as the only German who dominated the race in 1997.

Have any Australians won the Tour de France?

Cadel Evans's victory in the race was the pinnacle of Australian athletic achievement, and it ushered in a new age for the sport of cycling. In 2011, Cadel Evans became the first and only Australian to win the Tour.

How many French winners of the Tour de France?

French participants have dominated the sport, with 36 overall victories since the race started in 1903. Most Tour de France lists of winners are bare French.

Who is the oldest Tour de France stage winner?

At 41, Pino Cerami won stage 9 of the 1963 competition, making him the oldest stage winner in the race's history.

Final word

The Tour de France winners list reminds us of how fierce and driven cyclists are to be the best. The names of all the riders in the competition, from the first settlers to the most recent stars, are linked together like a web that shows the race's history of bravery, drive, and success.

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