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1960 Tour de France

June 26 - July 17

Results, stages with running GC, map, photos and history

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1960 Tour de France map

1960 Tour de France map


1960 Tour Quick Facts:

4,173 km raced at an average speed of 37.210 km/hr. 128 starters and 81 classified finishers.

Henry Anglade took the yellow jersey in stage 4, but lost it when teammate Roger Rivière drove the winning break containing Gastone Nencini to victory in stage 6. Anglade predicted that Rivière had cost the French team the ultimate victory because Rivière would be unable to stay with Nencini in the mountains. Anglade was right. Rivière crashed in stage 14 trying to stay with Nencini while descending. It later turned out Rivière had taken opiates that made it impossible for him to control his braking. Rivière broke his back and never raced again and Nencini won the Tour.


Complete Final 1960 Tour de France General Classification:

  1. Gastone Nencini (Italy): 112hr 8min 42sec
  2. Graziano Battistini (Italy) @ 5min 2sec
  3. Jan Adriaensens (Belgium) @ 10min 24sec
  4. Hans Junkermann (Germany) @ 11min 21sec
  5. Jozef Planckaert (Belgium) @ 13min 12sec
  6. Raymond Mastrotto (France) @ 16min 12sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco (Italy) @ 17min 58sec
  8. Henry Anglade (France) @ 19min 17sec
  9. Marcel Rohrbach (France-Centre-Midi) @ 20min 2sec
  10. Imerio Massignan (Italy) @ 23min 28sec
  11. Fernando Manzaneque (Spain) @ 25min 59sec
  12. Albertus Geldermans (Holland) @ 26min 33sec
  13. Jean Graczyk (France) @ 26min 55sec
  14. François Mahé (France) @ 32min 36sec
  15. Louis Rostollan (France) @ 34min 18sec
  16. André Darrigade (France) @ 34min 23sec
  17. Antonio Suarez (Spain) @ 39min 15sec
  18. Edouard Delberghe (France) @ 44min 25sec
  19. René Pavard (France) @ 48min 13sec
  20. Carmelo Morales (Spain) @ 50min 44sec
  21. Jésus Loroño (Spain) @ 52min 10sec
  22. Kurt Gimmi (Switzerland-Luxembourg) @ 54min 40sec
  23. Stéphan Lach (France, Paris North) @ 55min 2sec
  24. Michel Van Aerde (Belgium) @ 56min 51sec
  25. Eddy Pauwels (Belgium) @ 59min 5sec
  26. Brian Robinson (Great Britain) @ 59min 52sec
  27. Piet Damen (Netherlands) @ 1hr 0min 21sec
  28. Piet Van Est (Netherlands) @ 1hr 0min 21sec
  29. Tom Simpson (Great Britain) @ 1hr 9min 1sec
  30. Michel Vermeulin (France, Paris North) @ 1hr 11min 42sec
  31. Pierre Beuffeuil (France, Centre-Midi) @ 1hr 12min 2sec
  32. Pierre Everaert (France) @ 1hr 17min 13sec
  33. Ercole Baldini (Italy) @ 1hr 21min 6sec
  34. Martin Van Den Borgh (Netherlands) @ 1hr 25min 18sec
  35. Jean Dotto (France) @ 1hr 25min 28sec
  36. Jean Gainche (France, West) @ 1hr 30min 31sec
  37. René Strehler (Switzerland) @ 1hr 32min 9sec
  38. Joseph Wasko (France, Paris North) @ 1hr 33min 34sec
  39. Wim Van Est (Netherlands) @ 1hr 40min 10sec
  40. Félix Lebuhotel (France, West) @ 1hr 46min 58sec
  41. Alfredo Sabbadin (Italy) @ 1hr 48min 47sec
  42. Luis Otano (Spain) @ 1hr 49min 55sec
  43. André Messelis (Belgium) @ 1hr 53min 10sec
  44. Bernard Viot (France, Paris North) @ 1hr 53min 37sec
  45. Jaap Kersten (Netherlands) @ 1hr 54min 16sec
  46. Fernand Picot (France, West) @ 1hr 55min 56sec
  47. André Le Dissez (France, Paris North) @ 1hr 57min 13sec
  48. Raymond Hoorelbeke (France, Paris North) @ 1hr 58min 22sec
  49. Roberto Falaschi (Italy) @ 2hr 0min 7sec
  50. Marcel Queheille (France, Centre Midi) @ 2hr 0min 37sec
  51. Lothar Friedrich (Germany) @ 2hr 1min 45sec
  52. Joseph Groussard (France, West) @ 2hr 1min 49sec
  53. Armand Desmet (Belgium) @ 2hr 2min 5sec
  54. Aldo Bolzan (Switzerland-Luxembourg) @ 2hr 2min 9sec
  55. Jean Milesi (France, East South-East) @ 2hr 2min 40sec
  56. Emil Reinecke (Germany) @ 2hr 4min 36sec
  57. Vittorio Casatti (Italy) @ 2hr 5min 38sec
  58. Max Bleneau (France, West) @ 2hr 18min 47sec
  59. Antonin Rolland (France, East South-East) @ 2hr 21min 9sec
  60. Tino Sabbadini (France, Centre midi) @ 2hr 24min 46sec
  61. Edouard Bihouee (France, West) @ 2hr 31min 13sec
  62. René Marigil (Spain) @ 2hr 35min 51sec
  63. Pierre Ruby (France, Centre Midi) @ 2hr 37min 9sec
  64. Ivo Molenaers (Belgium) @ 2hr 39min 31sec
  65. Alves Barbosa (Internationals) @ 2hr 39min 55sec
  66. Camille Le Menn (France, Centre Midi) @ 2hr 40min 52sec
  67. Nino Defilippis (Italy) @ 2hr 42min 10sec
  68. Pierino Baffi (Italy) @ 2hr 44min 39sec
  69. Miguel Pacheco (Spain) @ 2hr 46min 29sec
  70. Rolf Graf (Switzerland-Luxembourg) @ 2hr 49min 58sec
  71. Gianni Ferlenghi (Italy) @ 2hr 51min 46sec
  72. Dino Bruni (Italy) @ 2hr 52min 51sec
  73. Francis Pipelin (France, West) @ 2hr 54min 8sec
  74. Louis Bisilliat (France, East South-East) @ 3hr 2min 47sec
  75. Manuel Busto (France, Centre Midi) @ 3hr 4min 34sec
  76. Nello Fabbri (Italy) @ 3hr 6min 57sec
  77. PierreMorel (France, East South-East) @ 3hr 10min 25sec
  78. Fernando Brandolini (Italy) @! 3hr 12min 59sec
  79. Bernard Gauthier (France, East South-East) @ 3hr 36min 5sec
  80. Hans Schleuniger (Switzerland-Luxembourg) @ 4hr 48min 2sc
  81. José Berrendero (Spain) @ 4hr 58min 59sec

Climbers' Competition:

  1. Imerio Massignan (Italy): 56 points
  2. Marcel Rohrbach (France, Centre Midi): 52
  3. Graziano Battistini (Italy): 44
  4. Kurt Gimmi (Switzerland), Gastone Nencini (Italy): 36
  5. Fernando Manzaneque (Spain): 28
  6. Martin Van Den Borgh (Netherlands): 22
  7. René Marigil (Spain): 21
  8. Jozef Planckaert (Belgium): 20
  9. Arnaldo Pambianco (Italy): 19

Points Competition:

  1. Jean Graczyk (France): 74 points
  2. Graziano Battistini (Italy): 40
  3. Gastone Nencini (Italy): 35
  4. Nino Defilippis (Italy): 32
  5. André Darrigade (France): 22
  6. Dino Bruni (Italy): 19
  7. Michel Van Aerde (Belgium): 17
  8. Fernando Manzaneque (Spain): 16
  9. Pierre Beuffeuil (France, Centre Midi): 15
  10. Bernard Viot (France, Paris North), Martin Van Den Borgh (Netherlands): 10

Team Classification:

  1. France: 335hr 43min 43sec (winner of the large teams classification)
  2. Italy @ 13min 36sec
  3. Belgium @ 1hr 3min 1sec
  4. Spain @ 1hr 51min 55sec
  5. Netherlands @ 2hr 1min 56sec (winner of the small teams classification)
  6. France, Paris North @ 2hr 57min 41sec
  7. France, Centre Midi @ 3hr 1min 1sec
  8. Germany @ 3hr 52min 52sec
  9. France, West @ 4hr 8min 36sec
  10. Switzerland-Luxembourg @ 4hr 31min 3sec
  11. France, East South-East @ 6hr 17min 2sec

Stage Results with running GC:

Stage 1A: Sunday, June 26, Lille - Brussels, 108 km

  1. Julien Schepens: 2hr 46min 21sec
  2. Jos Hoevenaers s.t.
  3. Gastone Nencini s.t.
  4. Martin Van Den Borgh s.t.
  5. Wim Van Est s.t.
  6. Alves Barbosa s.t.
  7. Jozef Planckaert s.t.
  8. Jan Adriaensens s.t.
  9. François Mahé
  10. Joseph Groussard s.t.

GC after Stage 1A: Same as stage times and placings

Stage 1B: Sunday, June 26, Brussels 27.8 km Individual Time Trial

  1. Roger Rivière: 41min 21sec
  2. Gston Nencini @ 32sec
  3. Henry Anglade @ 48sec
  4. Willy Trepp s.t.
  5. Jozef Planckaert @ 1min 5sec
  6. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 1min 6sec
  7. Wim Van Est @ 1min 8sec
  8. Ercole Baldini @ 1min 11sec
  9. Tom Simpson @ 1min 23sec
  10. René Strehler @ 1min 24sec

GC after stage 1B:

  1. Gaston Nencini: 3hr 27min 59sec
  2. Henry Anglade @ 31sec
  3. Jozef Planckaert @ 48sec
  4. Wim Van Est @ 51sec
  5. Tom Simpson @ 1min 6sec
  6. Jan Adriaensens @ 1min 24sec
  7. Roger Rivière @ 1min 32sec
  8. Alves Barbosa @ 1min 55sec
  9. Jos Hoevenaers @ 2mn 3sec
  10. Martin Van Den Borgh @ 2min 22sec

Stage 2: Monday, June 27, Brussels - Malo les Bains, 206 km

  1. René Privat: 5hr 12min 8sec
  2. Jean Graczyk s.t.
  3. Tom Simpson s.t.
  4. Aldo Bolzan s.t.
  5. Jean Milesi s.t.
  6. Raymond Mastrotto s.t.
  7. Rolf Graf @ 24sec
  8. Jean Anastasi @ 35sec
  9. René Strehler @ 38sec
  10. Manfred Donike @ 39sec

GC after Stage 2:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 8hr 40min 51sec
  2. Tom Simpson @ 22sec
  3. Henry Anglade @ 31sec
  4. Wim Van Est @ 51sec
  5. Jan Adriaensens @ 1min 24sec
  6. Roger Rivière @ 1min 32sec
  7. Josef Planckaert @ 1min 55sec
  8. Jos Hoevenaers @ 2mn 3sec
  9. Martin Van Den Borgh @ 2min 22sec
  10. Joseph Groussard @ 2min 42sec

Stage 3: Tuesday, June 28, Malo les Bains - Dieppe, 209 km

  1. Nino Defilippis: 5hr 1min 35sec
  2. Robert Cazala s.t.
  3. Joseph Groussard s.t.
  4. Bernard Viot @ 3sec
  5. Fernand Picot @ 7sec
  6. Hans Jaroscewicz @ 3min 7sec
  7. André Darrigade @ 3min 7sec
  8. Jo De Roo s.t.
  9. Pierino Baffi s.t.
  10. Alfredo Sabbadin s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

  1. Joseph Groussard: 13hr 45min 8sec
  2. Gastone Nencini @ 25sec
  3. Tom Simpson @ 47sec
  4. Henry Anglade @ 56sec
  5. Wim Van Est @ 1min 16sec
  6. Jan Adriaensens @ 1min 49sec
  7. Roger Rivière @ 1min 57sec
  8. Jozef Planckaert @ 2min 20sec
  9. Martin Van Den Borgh @ 2min 47sec
  10. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 3min 33sec

Stage 4: Wednesday, June 29, Dieppe - Caen, 211 km

  1. Jean Graczyk: 5hr 14min 42sec
  2. Henry Anglade s.t.
  3. Ercole Baldini s.t.
  4. Ivo Molenaers s.t.
  5. Wim Van Est s.t.
  6. Eddy Pauwels s.t.
  7. André Darrigade @ 6min 19sec
  8. Hans Jaroscewicz s.t.
  9. Bernard Viot s.t.
  10. Jo De Roo s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

  1. Henry Anglade: 19hr 16sec
  2. Wim Van Est @ 50sec
  3. Ercole Baldini @ 3min 49sec
  4. Jan Graczyk @ 4min 59sec
  5. Eddy Pauwels @ 5min 33sec
  6. Joseph Groussard @ 5min 53sec
  7. Gastone Nencini @ 6min 18sec
  8. Tom Simpson @ 6min 40sec
  9. Jan Adriaensens @ 7min 42sec
  10. Roger Rivière @ 7min 50sec

Stage 5: Thursday, June 30, Caen - St. Malo, 189 km

  1. André Darrigade: 4hr 21min 31sec
  2. Jean Graczyk s.t.
  3. Jozef Planckaert s.t.
  4. Jo De Roo s.t.
  5. Camille Le Menn s.t.
  6. Pierre Beuffeuil s.t.
  7. Nino Defilippis @ 29sec
  8. Pierre Ruby s.t.
  9. Jean Gainche s.t.
  10. Félix Lebuhotel s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

  1. Henry Anglade: 23hr 25min 22sec
  2. Wim Van Est @ 50sec
  3. Jean Graczyk @ 54sec
  4. Joseph Groussard @ 2min 47sec
  5. Tom Simpson @ 3min 34sec
  6. Ercole Baldini @ 3min 49sec
  7. Jan Adriaensens @ 4min 36sec
  8. Josef Planckaert @ 4min 38sec
  9. Eddy Pauwels @ 5min 33sec
  10. Martin Van Den Borgh @ 5min 34sec
  11. Gastone Nencini @ 6min 18sec

Stage 6: Friday, July 1, St. Malo - Lorient, 191 km

  1. Roger Rivière: 4hr 20min 10sec
  2. Gastone Nencini s.t.
  3. Jan Adriaensens s.t.
  4. Hans Junkermann s.t.
  5. René Strehler @ 12min 52sec
  6. Fernando Manzaneque s.t.
  7. Dino Bruni @ 14min 40sec
  8. Jean Graczyk s.t.
  9. Martin Van Geneugden s.t.
  10. Bernard Viot s.t.

GC after Stage 6:

  1. Jan Adriaensens: 27hr 50min 8sec
  2. Gastone Nencini @ 1min 12sec
  3. Roger Rivière @ 2min 14sec
  4. Hans Junkermann @ 6min
  5. Henry Anglade @ 10min 4sec
  6. Wim Van Est @ 10min 54sec
  7. Jean Graczyk @ 10min 58sec
  8. Joseph Groussard @ 1m2in 51sec
  9. Tom Simpson @ 13min 38sec
  10. Ercole Baldini @ 13min 53sec

Stage 7: Saturday, July 2, Lorient - Angers, 244 km

  1. Graziano Battistini: 6hr 24sec
  2. André Darrigade s.t.
  3. Dino Bruni s.t.
  4. Jean Graczyk s.t.
  5. Jo De Roo s.t.
  6. Nino Defilippis s.t.
  7. Albertus Geldermans s.t.
  8. Pierre Beuffeuil s.t.
  9. Joseph Groussard s.t.
  10. Michel Van Aerde s.t.

GC after stage 7:

  1. Jan Adriaensens: 33hr 54min 17sec
  2. Gastone Nencini @ 1min 21sec
  3. Roger Rivière @ 2min 14sec
  4. Hans Junkermann @ 6min
  5. Jean Graczyk @ 7min 17sec
  6. Joseph Groussard @ 9min 10sec
  7. Henry Anglade @ 10min 4sec
  8. Wim Van Est @ 10min 54sec
  9. Jozef Planckaert @ 11min 1sec
  10. André Darrigade @ 12min 24sec

Stage 8: Sunday, July 3, Angers - Limoges, 240 km

  1. Nino Defilippis: 5hr 50min 59sec
  2. Graziano Battistini s.t.
  3. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 11sec
  4. Bernard Viot s.t.
  5. Pierre Everaert s.t.
  6. Jean Milesi s.t.
  7. François Mahé
  8. Marcel Rohrbach s.t.
  9. Raymond Mastrotto s.t.
  10. Robert Cazala @ 3min 58sec

GC after Stage 8:

  1. Jan Adriaensens: 39hr 54min 26sec
  2. Gastone Nencini @ 1min 12sec
  3. Roger Rivière @ 2min 14sec
  4. Jean Milesi @ 5min 9sec
  5. Jozef Planckaert @ 5min 49sec
  6. Hans Junkermann @ 6min
  7. André Darrigade @ 7min 12sec
  8. Jean Graczyk @ 7min 17sec
  9. Graziano Battistini @ 8min 9sec
  10. Marcel Rohrbach @ 8min 51sec

Stage 9: Monday, July 4, Limoges - Bordeaux, 225 km

  1. Martin Van Geneugden: 5hr 38min 35sec
  2. Jean Graczyk s.t.
  3. Pierre Beuffeuil s.t.
  4. Martin Van Den Borgh @ 4min 8sec
  5. Antonio Suarez @ 4min 25sec
  6. Coen Niesten @ 4min 29sec
  7. André Darrigade @ 4min 32sec
  8. Hans Jaroscewicz s.t.
  9. Manfred Donike s.t.
  10. Jean Gainche s.t.

GC after Stage 9:

  1. Jan Adriaensens: 45hr 37min 33sec
  2. Gastone Nencini @ 1min 12sec
  3. Roger Rivière @ 2min 14sec
  4. Jean Graczyk @ 2min 15sec
  5. Pierre Beuffeuil @ 4min 23sec
  6. Jean Milesi @ 5min 9sec
  7. Jozef Planckaert @ 5min 49sec
  8. Hans Junkermann @ 6sec
  9. André Darrigade @ 7min 12sec
  10. Graziano Battistini @ 8min 9sec

Stage 10: Tuesday, July 5, Mont de Marsan - Pau, 228 km

Major ascents: Soulor, Aubisque

  1. Roger Riviére: 6hr 38min 48sec
  2. Gastone Nencini s.t.
  3. Graziano Battistini s.t.
  4. Fernando Manzaneque s.t.
  5. Louis Rostollon s.t.
  6. Albertus Geldermans @ 1min 56sec
  7. Imerio Massignan @ 1min 58sec
  8. Edouard Delberghe s.t.
  9. Coen Niesten s.t.
  10. Piet Damen s.t.

GC after Stage 10:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 52hr 17min 3sec
  2. Roger Rivière @ 32sec
  3. Jan Adriaensens @ 1min 19sec
  4. Jozef Planckaert @ 7min 8sec
  5. Hans Junkermann @ 7min 19sec
  6. Graziano Battistini @ 7min 27sec
  7. Marcel Rohrbach @ 10min 10sec
  8. Henry Anglade @ 11min 23sec
  9. Jean Graczyk @ 11min 41sec
  10. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 11min 50sec

Stage 11: Wednesday, July 6, Pau - Luchon, 161 km

Major ascents: Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde

  1. Kurt Gimmi: 5hr 4min 10sec
  2. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 1min 51sec
  3. Edouard Delberghe @ 2min 26sec
  4. Gastone Nencini @ 2min 27sec
  5. Martin Van Den Borgh @ 3min 13sec
  6. Graziano Battistini @ 3min 33sec
  7. Hans Junkermann s.t.
  8. Jan Adriaensens s.t.
  9. Marcel Rohrbach s.t.
  10. Jozef Planckaert s.t.

GC after stage 11:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 57hr 23min 40sec
  2. Roger Rivière @ 1min 38sec
  3. Jan Adriaensens @ 2min 25sec
  4. Jozef Planckaert @ 8min 14sec
  5. Hans Junkermann @ 8min 25sec
  6. Graziano Battistini @ 8min 33sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 10min 44sec
  8. Marcel Rohrboch @ 11min 16sec
  9. Henry Anglade @ 12min 29sec
  10. François Mahé @ 14min23sec

Stage 12: Thursday, July 7, Luchon - Toulouse, 176 km

Major ascent: Portet d'Aspet

  1. Jean Graczyk: 4hr 37min 52sec
  2. Michel Van Aerde s.t.
  3. Nino Defilippis s.t.
  4. Albertus Geldermans s.t.
  5. Dino Bruni
  6. Gastone Nencini s.t.
  7. André Darrigade s.t.
  8. Piet Damen s.t.
  9. Jozef Planckaert s.t.
  10. Rolf Graf s.t.

GC after Stage 12

  1. Gaston Nencini: 62hr 1min 32sec
  2. Roger Rivière @ 1min 38sec
  3. Jan Adriaensens @ 2min 25sec
  4. Jozef Planckaert @ 8min 14sec
  5. Hans Junkermann @ 8min 25sec
  6. Graziano Battistini @ 8min 33sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 10min 44sec
  8. Marcel Rohrbach @ 11min 16sec
  9. Henry Anglade @ 12min 29sec
  10. François Mahé @ 14min23sec

Stage 13: Friday, July 8, Toulouse - Millau, 224 km

  1. Louis Proost: 5hr 58min 31sec
  2. Pierre Everaert s.t.
  3. Roberto Falaschi s.t.
  4. Robert Cazala s.t.
  5. Fernando Manzaneque s.t.
  6. Graziano Battistini @ 13sec
  7. Jean Graczyk @ 2min 26sec
  8. André Darrigade @ 2min 45sec
  9. Albertus Geldermans s.t.
  10. Michel Van Aerde s.t.

GC after Stage 13:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 68hr 2min 49sec
  2. Roger Rivière @ 1min 38sec
  3. Jan Adriaensens @ 2min 25sec
  4. Graziano Battistini @ 6min
  5. Jozef Planckaert @ 8min 14sec
  6. Hans Junkermann @ 8min 26sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 10min 44sec
  8. Marcel Rohrbach @ 11min 16sec
  9. Henry Anglade @ 12min 29sec
  10. François Mahé @ 14min 23sec

Stage 14: Sunday, July 15, Millau - Avignon, 217 km

Major ascent: Perjuret, Meyrues

On this stage Roger Rivière tried to follow Gastone Nencini down the Perjuret and went off the road. The crash broke his back and Rivière never raced again.

  1. Martin Van Geneugden: 5hr 50min 35sec
  2. André Darrigade s.t.
  3. Jan Graczyk s.t.
  4. Bernard Viot s.t.
  5. Gastone Nencini s.t.
  6. Fernand Picot s.t.
  7. Albertus Geldermans s.t.
  8. Jozef Planckaert s.t.
  9. Pierre Beuffeuil s.t.
  10. Brian Robinson s.t.

GC after Stage 14:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 73hr 53min 24sec
  2. Jan Adriaensens @ 2min 25sec
  3. Graziano Battistini @ 6min
  4. Jozef Planckaert @ 8min 14sec
  5. Hans Junkermann @ 8min 25sec
  6. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 10min 44sec
  7. Marcel Rohrbach @ 11min 16sec
  8. Henry Anglade @ 12min 29sec
  9. François Mahé @ 14min 23sec
  10. Raymond Mastrotto @ 15min 7sec

Stage 15: Monday, July 11, Avignon - Gap

Major ascent: Sentinelle

  1. Michel Van Aerde: 5hr 15min 15sec
  2. Martin Van Den Borgh s.t.
  3. Tom Simpson @ 4sec
  4. Louis Rostollan @ 5sec
  5. Bernard Viot @ 24sec
  6. Albertus Geldermans @ 1min 42sec
  7. André Darrigade @ 1min 44sec
  8. Pierre Beuffeuil s.t.
  9. Piet Damen s.t.
  10. Vittorio Casati s.t.

GC after Stage 15:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 79hr 10min 23sec
  2. Jan Adriaensens @ 2min 25sec
  3. Graziano Battistini @ 6min
  4. Jozef Planckaert @ 8min 14sec
  5. Hans Junkermann @ 8min 25sec
  6. Marcel Rohrbach @ 11min 16sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 12min 8sec
  8. Henry Anglade @ 12min 29sec
  9. François Mahé @ 14min 23sec
  10. Raymond Mastrotto @ 15min 7sec

Stage 16: Tuesday, July 12, Gap - Briançon, 172 km

Major ascents: Vars, Izoard

  1. Graziano Battistini: 5hr 29min 9sec
  2. Imerio Massignan @ 1sec
  3. Jozef Planckaert @ 26sec
  4. Marcel Rohrbach @ 27sec
  5. Hans Junkermann s.t.
  6. Gastone Nencini s.t.
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco s.t.
  8. Edouard Delberghe 2 1min 27sec
  9. Jan Adriaensens s.t.
  10. René Pavard @ 1min 31sec

GC after Stage 16:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 84hr 39min 59sec
  2. Jan Adriaensens @ 3min 25sec
  3. Graziano Battistini @ 4min 33sec
  4. Jozef Planckaert @ 8min 13sec
  5. Hans Junkermann @ 8min 25sec
  6. Marcel Rohrbach @ 11min 16sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 12min 8sec
  8. Henry Anglade @ 15min 35sec
  9. Imerio Massignan @ 16min 40sec
  10. Raymond Mastrotto @ 17min 10sec

Stage 17: Wednesday, July 13, Briançon - Aix les Bains, 229 km

Major ascents: Lautaret, Luitel, Granier

  1. Jean Graczyk: 7hr 30min 20sec
  2. Graziano Battistini s.t.
  3. Joseph Wasko s.t.
  4. Kurt Gimmi s.t.
  5. Gastone Nencini s.t.
  6. Imerio Massignan s.t.
  7. Hans Junkermann s.t.
  8. Carmelo Morales s.t.
  9. Henry Anglade s.t.
  10. Raymond Mastrotto s.t.

GC after Stage 17:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 92hr 10min 19sec
  2. Graziano Battistini @ 4min 3sec
  3. Jan Adriaensens @ 5min 47sec
  4. Hans Junkermann @ 8min 25sec
  5. Jozef Planckaert @ 11min 13sec
  6. Marcel Rohrbach @ 14min 16sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 14min 30sec
  8. Henry Anglade @ 15min 35sec
  9. Imerio Massignan @ 16min 40sec
  10. Raymond Mastrotto @ 17min 10sec

Stage 18: Thursday, July 14, Aix les Bains - Thonon les Bains, 215 km

Major ascents: Aravis, Colombière

  1. Fernando Manzaneque: 6hr 29min 10sec
  2. Jean Graczyk @ 12min 57sec
  3. Félix Lebuhotel s.t.
  4. Dino Bruni s.t.
  5. René Strehler s.t.
  6. Pierre Ruby s.t.
  7. Jaap Kersten s.t.
  8. Piet Van Est s.t.
  9. Martin Van Den Borgh s.t.
  10. Pierre Everaert s.t.

GC after Stage 18:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 98hr 52min 26sec
  2. Graziano Battistini @ 4min 3sec
  3. Jan Adriaensens @ 5min 47sec
  4. Han Junkermann @ 8min 25sec
  5. Jozef Planckaert @ 11min 13sec
  6. Marcel Rohrbach @ 14min 16sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 14min 30sec
  8. Henry Anglade @ 15min 35sec
  9. Imerio Massignan @ 16min 40sec
  10. Raymond Mastrotto @ 17min 10sec

Stage 19: Friday, July 15, Pontartlier - Besançon 83 km Individual Time Trial

  1. Rolf Graf: 1hr 59min 28sec
  2. Raymond Mastrotto @ 2min 23sec
  3. Gastone Nencini @ 2min 51sec
  4. Jesus Lorono @ 3min 44sec
  5. Graziano Battistini @ 3min 50sec
  6. Ercole Baldini @ 4min
  7. Antonio Suarez @ 4mn 5sec
  8. Camille Le Menn @ 4min 36sec
  9. Albertus Geldermans @ 4min 42sec
  10. Jozef Planckaert @ 4min 43sec

GC after Stage 19:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 100hr 54min 45sec
  2. Graziano Battistini @ 5min 2sec
  3. Jan Adriaensens @ 10min 4sec
  4. Han Junkermann @ 11min 21sec
  5. Jozef Planckaert @ 13min 5sec
  6. Raymond Mastrotto @ 16min 12sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 17min 58sec
  8. Henry Anglade @ 19min 17sec
  9. Marcel Rohrbach @ 20min 2sec
  10. Imerio Massignan @ 23min 28sec

Stage 20: Saturday, July 16, Besançon - Troyes, 229 km

  1. Pierre Beuffeuil: 5hr 52min 25sec
  2. Félix Lebuhotel @ 49sec
  3. Dino Bruni @ 50sec
  4. Jean Graczyk s.t.
  5. Jaap Kersten s.t.
  6. Ivo Molenaers s.t.
  7. Rolf Graf s.t.
  8. Wim Van Est s.t.
  9. Antonio Suarez s.t.
  10. Pierre Ruby s.t.

GC after Stage 20:

  1. Gastone Nencini: 106hr 49min 12sec
  2. Graziano Battistini @ 5min 2sec
  3. Jan Adriaensens @ 10min 24sec
  4. Hans Junkermann @ 11min 21sec
  5. Jozef Planckaert @ 13min 5sec
  6. Raymond Mastrotto @ 16min 12sec
  7. Arnaldo Pambianco @ 17min 58sec
  8. Henry Anglade @ 19min 17sec
  9. Marcel Rohrbach @ 20min 2sec
  10. Imerio Massignan @ 23min 28sec

Stage 21 (Final Stage): Sunday, July 17, Troyes - Paris, 200 km

  1. Jean Graczyk: 5hr 19min 30sec
  2. Dino Bruni s.t.
  3. Bernard Viot s.t.
  4. Michel Van Aerde s.t.
  5. Wim Van Est s.t.
  6. Piet Van Est s.t.
  7. Pierre Everaert s.t.
  8. Jaap Kersten s.t.
  9. Camille Le Menn s.t.

Complete Final 1960 Tour de France General Classification


Italian video of the 1960 Tour de France, including footage of Riviere being airlifted from his crash.


The Story of the 1960 Tour de France:

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Jacques Anquetil won the Giro in May, beating Gastone Nencini by only 28 seconds. Anquetil not surprisingly took the lead in the Giro for good in the stage 14 68-kilometer time trial. Charly Gaul had tried to find his usual rabbit in the hat when he won the penultimate stage that took the race over the Gavia pass. But for the master climber of his age, it was too little too late. He finished the Giro in third place, almost 4 minutes behind Master Jacques. Neither Gaul nor Anquetil chose to ride the Tour that year. It's thought that Anquetil didn't want a repeat of 1959 with the loyalties of the team split between Roger Rivière and himself. The rivalry between the 2 had ended in disgrace for Rivière and Anquetil when they let Bahamontes win the Tour.

That left Roger Rivière the leader of the French team. Still, although Rivière had notable accomplishments on the track and he had won prestigious time trials, he had yet to notch a major stage race win. With riders like André Darrigade, Jean Dotto, Jean Graczyk and Henry Anglade on their team, if the French didn't win the Tour in 1960 it wasn't because their team lacked power. It would be because some other failing of theirs let another rider win.

The major challenge to the French would have to come from the Italians. Nencini was now at the apogee of his career. Nino Defilippis, Ercole Baldini, and Arnaldo Pambianco were great riders in their own right and as part of a team they were doubly formidable.

The British again had a team in the Tour. Most notably, this was the first Tour start for Tommy Simpson (the year before Simpson had moved from England, where road racing was almost unknown, to France). The move worked well for the ambitious Englishman. He won 7 minor races and came in fourth in the World Road Championships held in Zandvoort, Holland that year. Simpson was a man on the way up.

The Belgians had no shortage of horsepower. Jan Adriaenssens was third in 1956, wearing the Yellow Jersey for 3 days that year. In 1959 he had slipped to seventh, but was only 10 minutes behind the winner, Bahamontes.

The 1960 Tour went counter-clockwise, Pyrenees first. Continuing a long, although somewhat unsteady trend that began after the mammoth 5,745 kilometer 1926 Tour, the 1960 Tour was about 200 kilometers shorter than the year before. The 4,173 kilometers were divided into 22 stages (opening day was a split stage) giving an average stage length of 189 kilometers. This was roughly 20 kilometers longer than those of today but about 30 kilometers shorter than an average stage in 1950.

Belgian Julien Schepens won the first stage's 14-man sprint into Brussels. Nencini and Anglade, the alert veterans, were in this lead bunch while Rivière was in the first chase group, over 2 minutes back. It was the 27.8-kilometer individual time trial that afternoon that was really interesting. Rivière won, beating Nencini by 32 seconds and Anglade by 48. Because Nencini was one of the heads-up riders in the first stage, he donned the Yellow Jersey with Anglade second, 31 seconds back. Rivière was sitting in seventh place, 92 seconds behind. Rivière had the power to win races but he lacked the tactical know-how and brains to win. As Desgrange had said over a half-century before, cycle racing is a head and legs sport.

The next day 1959 winner Federico Bahamontes became ill and had to abandon.

The problems with the French team started on stage 4, but it would take a few days for the effects to become manifest. 6 riders including 2 French team members, Anglade and Graczyk along with Baldini and old Wim van Est made a successful break and beat a compact field to the finish by 6 minutes, 19 seconds. After coming so close in 1959, for the first time in his career Anglade was in Yellow. Rivière was in tenth place now, almost 8 minutes behind his teammate. Having come in second the year before and now in Yellow, one should have assumed that Anglade would at least be accorded a high level of protection within his own team.

It all came apart for the French on the sixth stage, 191 kilometers from St. Malo to Lorient in Brittany. Rivière attacked (one account says the move was initiated by Nencini) and took Nencini and the extremely capable Jan Adriaenssens with him. Alarmed, Anglade talked to team manager Marcel Bidot and asked Bidot to have Rivière stop his attack which was taking along 2 powerful riders who were fully capable of winning the Tour. Rivière ignored Bidot's pleas and powered on. He hated the easy-to-dislike Anglade (Anglade's nickname was "Napoleon") and had no intention of doing him any favors. The carnage from the effort was complete. The main pack containing Anglade finished 14 minutes, 40 seconds behind the Rivière group. Adriaenssens was now the Yellow Jersey with Nencini at 72 seconds and Rivière at 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

Anglade's reaction to the day's events dripped with contempt for Rivière's stage-racing abilities. Speaking about the French team's chances, he prophesied "we've just lost the Tour." Anglade knew Rivière would ride defensively in the mountains, trying to stay with Nencini, and he further predicted that Rivière would come to grief trying to descend while holding Nencini's wheel. Anglade and the other professional riders with deep road experience knew exactly how dangerous Nencini was going downhill. Raphaël Géminiani had said, "the only reason to follow Nencini downhill is if you have a death wish." After the 1960 Giro Anquetil also gained a deep respect for Nencini's bike handling and passed on a warning to the other members of the French team.

Anglade himself was an excellent descender. He and Nencini had a personal race, man-to-man, down a mountain in Italy in 1959 to settle the question of who was the best living descender. Anglade beat the dangerous Italian but he had the measure of the man and had seen Rivière descend and come close to disaster the previous year as well. Anglade knew what he was talking about.

As the Tour traveled south down the western face of France Adriaenssens kept his lead. After stage 9 and at the foot of the Pyrenees, the standings stood thus:

1. Jean Adriaenssens
2. Gastone Nencini @ 1 minute 12 seconds
3. Roger Rivière @ 2 minutes 14 seconds
4. Jean Graczyk @ 2 minutes 15 seconds

Stage 10 had the Soulor and the Aubisque climbs. Nencini decided that this would be a good time to dispatch Rivière but the young Frenchman hung on grimly. When he was dropped on the first climb Rivière regained contact on of all places, the descent of the Aubisque. Rivière won the stage with Nencini second, the 2 riders finishing with the same time. Nencini was now the Yellow Jersey with Rivière at 32 seconds and Adriaenssens at 79 seconds. Fourth place Jozef Planckaert was at a distant 7 minutes, 8 seconds. It looked like a 3-way race from here on.

Rivière's plan was exactly as Anglade had described. He would stick like glue to Nencini through the road stages and beat him in the stage 19 time trial. At that point he was a 3-time world pursuit champion, had set the world hour record in 1957, and bettered it again in 1958. His Hour Record was so good that it stood for a decade. Rivière could be forgiven if he thought that he could easily take back a few seconds in an 83-kilometer time trial.

The next day, stage 11, had the Tourmalet, Aspin and the Peyresourde. On the final climb Nencini attacked and increased his lead over Rivière by a minute.

Stage 11, Nencini alone on the Peyresourde

The fourteenth stage took the Tour through the Cevannes, the mountains just south of the Massif Central. On the first of the day's 3 rated climbs, Nencini was the fourth man over the Col du Perjuret with Rivière glued to his wheel. Nencini dropped like a rock down the very technical descent. Rivière was unable to stay with Nencini and went off the side of the mountain and into a ravine. His back was broken from the fall. Rivière was never to ride a bike again. At first he blamed his mechanics but it turned out that Rivière was so doped with painkillers that he couldn't manage his downhill speed. By the early 1960s many riders were using a horrible cocktail of drugs: amphetamines as a stimulant, Palfium to kill the pain in their legs and then sleeping pills at night to counteract the amphetamines. It is generally thought that the Palfium caused his crash by making it impossible for Rivière to feel his brake levers.

After the tragic events of stage 14, here were the standings:

1. Gastone Nencini
2. Jan Adriaenssens @ 2 minutes 25 seconds
3. Graziano Battistini @ 6 minutes
4. Jozef Planckaert @ 8 minutes 14 seconds

Through the Alps the relative positions stayed stable. Anglade tried to shake things up but Nencini never faltered. In fact, the Italians improved their position when Battistini won stage 16 which went over the Vars and Izoard. He was now within about a minute of Adriaenssens and could probably smell second place.

Battistini secured second place the next day when he got into the winning group (which included Nencini and Anglade) of the seventeenth stage that went over the Lautaret, the Luitel and the Granier.

All that was left to overcome was the stage 19 time trial. Run from Pontarlier to Besançon it was almost as if someone had designed the 83-kilometer downhill course just for Nencini. He didn't win and he didn't need to. He had a solid 4 minutes on his teammate Battistini and almost 6 on Adriaenssens going into the time trial. His performance that day increased his lead over both.

Stage 12: The peloton crosses the Causse du Larzac, one of a series of limestone plateaus in the Massif Central.

From there, it was an easy 2 stages to Paris. All that Anglade had predicted after stage 6 had come to pass. Rivière, through his amateurish, grudge-driven riding had ended up handing the Tour to Nencini. That was 2 years in a row that Rivière's selfish riding had probably cost his team the victory. Nencini was a gracious winner. He gave the bouquet of flowers he earned for winning the Tour to the French team manager, Marcel Bidot to give to Rivière. It was a nice gesture to the man who had done the most, however inadvertently, to give Nencini his victory. The highest placed Frenchman was Raymond Mastrotto, sixth place at 16 minutes, 12 seconds. Ma foi!

1960 Tour de France final General Classification:

1. Gastone Nencini (Italy): 112 hours 8 minutes 42 seconds
2. Graziano Battistini (Italy) @ 5 minutes 2 seconds
3. Jan Adriaenssens (Belgium) @ 10 minutes 24 seconds
4. Hans Junkermann (Germany) @ 11 minutes 21 seconds
5. Jozef Planckaert (Belgium) @ 13 minutes 2 seconds
6. Raymond Mastrotto (France) @ 16 minutes 12 seconds
7. Arnaldo Pambianco (Italy) @ 17 minutes 58 seconds
8. Henry Anglade (France) @ 19 minutes 17 seconds

Climbers' competition:

1. Imerio Massignan: 56 points
2. Marcel Rohrbach: 52 points
3. Graziano Battistini: 44 points

Points Competition:

1. Jean Graczyk: 74 points
2. Graziano Battistini: 40 points
3. Gastone Nencini: 35 points