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No French rider has won a stage or so much as worn the jersey of any classification at the Tour since Julian Alaphilippe lost green on the fourth stage of last year's race. That's a total of 33 stages.

On the plus side, today Valentin Madouas became the first French rider to finish in the top-two of a stage since The Greatest Of All Time Before Masnada Came Along gifted Mohoric the nineteenth stage last year.
 
No French rider has won a stage or so much as worn the jersey of any classification at the Tour since Julian Alaphilippe lost green on the fourth stage of last year's race. That's a total of 33 stages.

On the plus side, today Valentin Madouas became the first French rider to finish in the top-two of a stage since The Greatest Of All Time Before Masnada Came Along gifted Mohoric the nineteenth stage last year.
At least a native French speaker won today. Which was the first Canadian win since 1988.
 
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Actually, this wasn't correct. Luxembourg didn't win between 1966 and 2006, so that too beats the 34 years for Canada.
Despite their 39-year drought Luxembourg still has by far the best stage wins per population record in the Tour.

All-time Tour de France stage wins per million population (top ten countries)
  1. Luxembourg 112.3
  2. Belgium 42.0
  3. France 10.6
  4. Netherlands 10.4
  5. Switzerland 7.1
  6. Slovenia 6.2
  7. Italy 4.6
  8. Denmark 4.1
  9. Norway 3.5
  10. Estonia 3.0
 
Despite their 39-year drought Luxembourg still has by far the best stage wins per population record in the Tour.

All-time Tour de France stage wins per million population (top ten countries)
  1. Luxembourg 112.3
  2. Belgium 42.0
  3. France 10.6
  4. Netherlands 10.4
  5. Switzerland 7.1
  6. Slovenia 6.2
  7. Italy 4.6
  8. Denmark 4.1
  9. Norway 3.5
  10. Estonia 3.0
So where do Cav's wins go? The Isle of Man isn't part of the UK (it was never in the EU) but its not a country on its own either. I think it has circa 404 stage wins per million.
 
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Chris Froome's third place in Alpe d'Huez last week was his first top 10 in any race since April 2019. In other words, Froome managed to be among the 2 best paid cyclists in the world for three years without achieving a single top 10 result.
 
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There was a lot of talk about Spain, Italy and France possibly going winless this Tour. This made me think when the last stage was, where no italian, spanish or french riders finished in the top-10. It‘s stage 9 of the 2018 TdF with Sylvain Chavanel in 14th the highest finisher from these countries. Sadly not really a mental statistic because that‘s pretty recent.
Edit: Last time before that is in Bern in 2016
 
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If - as seems quite likely - the TdF podium remains as it is, all three riders who step onto the podium in Paris on Sunday will have stood on said podium at least once before. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the last time that happened was 2005.

Curiously enough, same case with the Giro this year. First time in many years, when the final podium contains only guys who previously podiumed said GT.

Heck, too lazy to check but I think the Vuelta has similar pattern as well. We usually see at least one guy who never podiumed said or any GT before.
 
If - as seems quite likely - the TdF podium remains as it is, all three riders who step onto the podium in Paris on Sunday will have stood on said podium at least once before. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the last time that happened was 2005.

Please note that I'm going by as it happened, even if some results have since been voided.
It will most likely also be the first Tour since 1989 where both the runner-up and the third place finisher are former champions.

Also, unless I've overlooked some results, this will be the first time that's happening where the winner himself isn't also a former champion.

And Geraint Thomas can become the first second rider to have stood on the podium three times while having to descend a step each time.
 
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