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Most podiums in GTs

We have two riders quickly approaching the greats of the sport in terms of most GT podiums achieved during their careers. This (incomplete) list surprised me at first, seeing how many active riders feature in the all time rankings. It must be noted that in the past top riders often skipped the Vuelta because of calendar issues.


Jacques Anquetil - 13/16 partecipations - 81% of podiums - 8 wins

Bernard Hinault - 12/13 - 92% - 10 wins
Eddie Merckx - 12/16 - 75% - 11 wins
Felice Gimondi - 12/20 - 60% - 5 wins

Christopher Froome - 11/17 - 65% - 7 wins
Vincenzo Nibali - 11/22 - 50% - 4 wins

Raymond Poulidor - 10/18 - 55% - 1 win
Gino Bartali - 10/22 - 45% - 5 wins

Fausto Coppi - 9/17 - 53% - 7 wins
Miguel Indurain - 9/23 - 39% - 7 wins
Alejandro Valverde - 9/26 - 35% - 1 win

Joop Zoetemelk - 8/18 - 44% - 2 wins
Pedro Delgado - 8/24 - 33% - 3 wins

Jan Ullrich - 7/12 - 58% - 2 wins
Alberto Contador - 7/14 - 50% - 7 wins
Charly Gaul - 7/14 - 50% - 3 wins
Roberto Heras - 7/16 - 44% - 4 wins
Gilberto Simoni - 7/25 - 28% - 2 wins

Gustave Garrigou - 6/8 - 75% - 1 win
Giovanni Brunero - 6/9 - 66% - 3 wins
Alfredo Binda - 6/11 - 55% - 5 wins
Nairo Quintana - 6/14 - 43% - 2 wins
Francesco Moser - 6/14 - 43% - 1 win
Greg LeMond - 6/16 - 37% - 3 wins
Luis Ocana - 6/16 - 37% - 2 wins
Tony Rominger - 6/18 - 33% - 4 wins
Laurent Fignon - 6/18 - 33% - 3 wins
Claudio Chiappucci - 6/20 - 30% - no wins
Carlos Sastre - 6/26 - 23% - 1 win

Another interesting statistic is the % of podiums achieved out of all partecipations in GTs. Hinault dominates this ranking with an unbelievable 92% of podiums (and 77% of wins!). Froome leads the way among active riders with 65% of podiums.

Do you think Froome has any chance of overtaking Anquetil at the top? Feel free to add riders that I forgot in the list.
 
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Hinault's percentage would be 100% if not for a knee injury forcing him to retire a Tour he was dominating
 

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