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1982 Tour de France

July 2 - July 25

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

1982 Tour de France route map

Map courtesy Jim Witherell, author of Bicycle History

1981 Tour | 1983 Tour |Tour de France database | Quick Facts | Final General Classification | Stage results with running GC | The Story of the 1982 Tour de France


1982 Tour de France Quick Facts:

3,512 km ridden at an average speed of 37.47 km/hr.

170 starters, 125 classified finishers

Experts say this was Bernard Hinault's most effortless Tour win. He stayed close to the top of the standings and pounced in the stage 11 individual time trial. From there he slowly but steadily increased his lead. Along the way he won 4 stages and held the Yellow Jersey for 10 days. With this win he joined Coppi and Merckx by winning the Tour and the Giro in the same year. This was Hinault's fourth of his eventual five Tour victories.


Complete Final 1982 Tour de France General Classification:

  1. Bernard Hinault (Renault-Elf-Gitane): 92hr 8min 46sec
  2. Joop Zoetemelk (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 6min 21sec
  3. Johan Van der Velde (TI-Raleigh) @ 8min 59sec
  4. Peter Winnen (Capri Sonne) @ 9min 24sec
  5. Phil Anderson (Peugeot) @ 12min 16sec
  6. Beat Breu (Cilo-Aufina) @ 13min 21sec
  7. Daniel Willems (Sunair-Colnago) @ 15min 33sec
  8. Raymond Martin (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 15min 35sec
  9. Hennie Kuiper (DAF Trucks) @ 17min 1sec
  10. Alberto Fernandez (Teka) @ 17min 19sec
  11. Robert Alban (Le Redoute-Motobecane) @ 17min 21sec
  12. Bernard Vallet (La Redoute-Motobecane) @ 19min 52sec
  13. Jean-René Bernaudeau (Peugeot) @ 20min 2sec
  14. Sven-Ake Nilsson (Wolber-Spidel) @ 25min 11sec
  15. Sean Kelly (Sem-France Loire) @ 27min 17sec
  16. Charly Berard (Renault-Elf-Gitane) @ 31min 35sec
  17. Kim Andersen (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 31min 57sec
  18. Jacques Michaud (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 32min 21sec
  19. Theo De Rooy (Capri Sonne) @ 32min 37sec
  20. Pascal Simon (Peugeot) @ 34min 22sec
  21. Stefan Mutter (Puch-Eurotex) @ 35min 2sec
  22. Guy Nulens (DAF Trucks) @ 35min 48sec
  23. Jonathan Boyer (Sem-France Loire) @ 44min 9sec
  24. René Martens (Daf Trucks) @ 44min 28sec
  25. Lucien Didier (Renault-Elf-Gitane) @ 44min 37sec
  26. Jean-François Rodriguez (Renault-Elf-Gitane) @ 45min 31sec
  27. Maurice Le Guilloux (Renault-Elf-Gitane) @ 46min 58sec
  28. Johan de Muynck (Le Redoute-Motobecane) @ 48min 51sec
  29. Christian Seznec (Wolber-Spidel) @ 49min 28sec
  30. Marc Madiot (Renault-Elf-Gitane) s.t.
  31. Alfons de Wolf (Vermeer-Thijs) @ 50min 21sec
  32. Gerard Veldscholten (TI-Raleigh) @ 51min 30sec
  33. Mario Beccia (Hoonved-Bottecchia) @ 52min 35sec
  34. Ludo Peeters (TI-Raleigh) @ 52min 59sec
  35. Alain Vigneron (Renault-Elf-Gitane) @ 53min 48sec
  36. Dominique Arnaud (Wolber-Spidel) @ 54min 12sec
  37. Marino Lejaretta (Teka) @ 54min 29sec
  38. Patrick Perret (Peugeot) @ 55min 5sec
  39. Pierre Bazzo (La Redoute-Motobecane) @ 55min 30sec
  40. Adrie van Houwelingen (Vermeer-Thijs) @ 56min 43sec
  41. Patrick Bonnet (Renault-Elf-Gitane) @ 57min 16sec
  42. Didier Vanoverschelde (La Redoute-Motobecane) @ 1hr 0min 0sec
  43. Marcel Tinazzi (SEM-France Loire) @ 1hr 0min 33sec
  44. René Bittinger (SEM-France Loire) @ 1hr 0min 53sec
  45. Régis Clère (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 1hr 0min 55sec
  46. Henk Lubberding (TI-Taleigh) @ 1hr 2min 29sec
  47. Gerrie Knetemann (TI-Raleigh) @ 1hr 3min 41sec
  48. Michel Laurent (Peugeot) @ 1hr 4min 58sec
  49. Jean-François Chaurin (SEM-France Loire) @ 1hr 5min 57sec
  50. Pascal Poisson (Renault-Elf-Gitane) @ 1hr 8min 24sec
  51. Pierre-Henri Menthéour (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 1hr 10min 47sec
  52. Leo van Vliet (TI-Raleigh) @ 1hr 12min 18sec
  53. Ad Wijnands (TI-Raleigh) @ 1hr 13min 22sec
  54. Jean-Philippe Vandenbrande (Wickes Bouwmarkt-Splendor) @ 1hr 14min 56sec
  55. Pierre-Raymond Villemiane (Wolber-Spidel) @ 1hr 15min 56se
  56. Hubert Linard (Peugeot) @ 1hr 17min 4sec
  57. Ismael Lejaretta (Teka) @ 1hr 20min 21sec
  58. Luciano Loro (Inoxpran-Pentole Posate) @ 1hr 22min 49sec
  59. Pierre Le Bigaut (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 1hr 23min 0sec
  60. Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle (Peugeot) @ 1hr 23min 4sec
  61. Ludo De Keulenaer (TI-Raleigh) @ 1hr 24min 55sec
  62. Marc Durant (Wolber-Spidel) @ 1hr 27min 23sec
  63. Ronald De Witte (Capri Sonne) @ 1hr 27min 56sec
  64. Dominique Garde (SEM-France Loire) @ 1hr 27min 14sec
  65. Antonio Ferretti (Cilo-Aufina) @ 1hr 30min 7sec
  66. Frédéric Brun (Peugeot) @ 1hr 30min 56sec
  67. Bernardo Alfonsel (Teka) @ 1hr 31min 0sec
  68. Eric Van de Wiele (Capri Sonne) @ 1hr 21min 21sec
  69. Joesf Wehrli (Puch-Eurotex) @ 1hr 31min 21sec
  70. Antonio Coll (Teka) @ 1hr 32min 2sec
  71. Marc Gomez (Wolber-Spidel) @ 1hr 33min 0sec
  72. Serge Demierre (Cilo-Aufina) @ 1hr 33min 56sec
  73. Rudy Pevenage (Capri Sonne) @ 1hr 35min 23sec
  74. Jean-François Rault (Wolber-Spidel) @ 1hr 41min 55sec
  75. Ludwig Wijnants (Sunair-Colnago) @ 1hr 42min 19sec
  76. Bruno Leali (Inoxpran-Pentole Posate) @ 1hr 42min 50sec
  77. Patrick Clerc (SEM-France Loire) @ 1hr 43min 5sec
  78. Harald Maier (Puch-Eurotex) @ 1hr 43min 50sec
  79. Mike Gutmann (Puch-Eurotex) @ 1hr 43min 58sec
  80. Jean Chassang (Wolber-Spidel) @ 1hr 44min 21sec
  81. Pol Verschuere (Vermeer-Thijs) @ 1hr 46min 49sec
  82. Cédric Rossier (Cilo-Aufina) @ 1hr 47min 8sec
  83. Patrick Moerlen (Cilo-Aufina) @ 1hr 48min 7sec
  84. Dany Schoonbaert (Vermeer-Thijs) @ 1hr 48min 57sec
  85. Marc Dierickx (DAF Trucks) @ 1hr 51min 17sec
  86. Hubert Arbes (Renault-Elf-Gitane) @ 1hr 52min 17sec
  87. Eric McKenzie (Capri Sonne) @ 1hr 54min 31sec
  88. Hendrik Devos (DAF Trucks) @ 1hr 54min 39sec
  89. Claude Vincendeau (Wolber-Spidel) @ 1hr 56min 33sec
  90. Kalus-Peter Thaler (Puch-Eurotex) @ 1hr 56min 42sec
  91. Ludo Delcroix (Capri Sonne) @ 1hr 58min 36sec
  92. Louis Luyten (Vermeer-Thijs) @ 1hr 59min 27sec
  93. Roger De Cnijf (Vermeer-Thijs) @ 1hr 59min 58sec
  94. Patrick Versluys (Sunair-Colnago) @ 2hr 5min 33sec
  95. Erwin Lienhard (Puch-Eurotex) @ 2hr 7min 51sec
  96. Pascal Guyot (La Redoute-Motobecane) @ 2hr 0min 0sec
  97. Eugène Urbany (Wickes Bouwmarkt-Spendor) @ 2hr 9min 15sec
  98. Julius Thalmann (Cilo-Aufina) @ 2hr 10min 46sec
  99. Jan van Houwelingen (Vermeer-Thijs) @ 2hr 11min 19sec
  100. Marcel Laurens (DAF Trucks) @ 2hr 11min 51sec
  101. Guy Janiszewski (Sunair-Colnago) @ 2hr 13min 13sec
  102. Adrie van der Poel (DAF Trucks) @ 2hr 14min 42sec
  103. Siegfried Hekimi (Puch-Eurotex) @ 2hr 15min 0sec
  104. Jean-Louis Gauthier (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 2hr 15min 33sec
  105. Gilbert Glaus (Cilo-aufina) @ 2hr 15min 35sec
  106. Antonio Bevilacqua (Hoonved-Bottecchia) @ 2hr 15min 58sec
  107. Hubert Graignic (SEM-France Loire) @ 2hr 17min 1sec
  108. Frans van Vlierberghe (Sunair-Colnago) @ 2hr 18min 7sec
  109. Alfredo Chinetti (Inoxpran-Pentole Posate) @ 2hr 19min 26sec
  110. Felipe Yañez (Teka) @ 2hr 22min 13sec
  111. Paul Sherwen (La Redoute-Motobecane) @ 2hr 22min 54sec
  112. Thierry Bolle (Cilo-Aufina) @ 2hr 26min 41sec
  113. Fiorenzo Aliverti (Hoonved Bottecchia) @ 2hr 27min 34sec
  114. André Chappuis (SEM-France Loire) @ 2hr 28min 19sec
  115. André Chalmel (Peugeot) @ 2hr 33min 49sec
  116. Carlo Tonon (Inoxpran-Pentole Posate) @ 2hr 34min 33sec
  117. Dirk Wayenberg (Capri Sonne) @ 2hr 38min 22sec
  118. Benny Van Brabant (Wickes Bouwmarkt-Splendor) @ 2hr 38min 57sec
  119. Marcel Russenberger (Cilo-Aufina) @ 2hr 39min 32sec
  120. Giuliano Biatta (Inoxpran-Pentole Posate) @ 2hr 45min 10sec
  121. Enzo Serpelloni (Hoonved-Bottecchia) @ 2hr 46min 18sec
  122. Juan Carlos Alonso (Teka) @ 2hr 51min 22sec
  123. Alain De Roo (Sunair-Colnago) @ 2hr 51min 38sec
  124. Yvon Bertin (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 2hr 55min 28sec
  125. Werner Devos (Sunair-Colnago) @ 3hr 4min 44sec

Climbers' Competition:

  1. Bernard Vallet (La Redoute-Motobecane): 278 points
  2. Jean-René Bernaudeau (Peugeot): 237
  3. Beat Breu (Cilo-Aufina): 205
  4. Bernard Hinault (Renault-Elf-Gitane): 141
  5. Peter Winnen (Capri Sonne): 113
  6. Pascal Simon (Peugeot): 112

Points Competition:

  1. Sean Kelly (Sem-France Loire): 429 points
  2. Bernard Hinault (Renault-Elf-Gitane): 152
  3. Phil Anderson (Peugeot): 149
  4. Daniel Willems (Sunair-Colnago): 143
  5. Stefan Mutter (Puch-Eurotex): 127
  6. Pierre-Raymond Villemiane (Wolber-Spidel): 123
  7. Adrie Van Houwelingen (Vermeer-Thijs): 103
  8. Johan van der Velde (TI-Raleigh): 97
  9. Leo van Vliet (TI-Raleigh): 80

Team Classification:

  1. Coop-Mercier-Mavic: 377hr 25min 33sec
  2. Renault-Elf-Gitane @ 14min 1sec
  3. Peugeot @ 26min 46sec
  4. TI-Raleigh @ 55min 33sec
  5. La Redoute-Motobecane @ 1hr 15min 21sec
  6. Capri Sonne @ 1hr 43min 41sec

Young Rider:

  1. Phil Anderson (Peugeot): 92hr 12min 2sec
  2. Kim Andersen (Coop-Mercier-Mavic) @ 19min 41sec
  3. Marc Madiot (Renault-Elf-Gitane) @ 37min 12sec
  4. Gerard Veldscholten (TI-Raleigh) @ 39min 14sec

Stage results, major climbs and running top-ten GC:

Prologue: Friday, July 2, Bâle (Basel), Switzerland 7.4 km Individual Time Trial

  1. Bernard Hinault: 9min 31sec
  2. Gerrie Knetemann @ 7sec
  3. Gregor Braun @ 11sec
  4. Phil Anderson @ 13sec
  5. Régis Clere s.t.
  6. Bernard Vallet @ 14sec
  7. Daniel Gisiger @ 16sec
  8. Bert Oosterbosch @ 19sec
  9. Joop Zoetemelk @ 20sec
  10. Patrick Bonnet @ 21sec

GC after the Prologue: Same as prologue result

Stage 1: Saturday, July 3, Circuit race, Schupfart - Möhlin, 207 km

  1. Ludo Peeters: 5hr 20min 23sec
  2. Sean Kelly @ 38sec
  3. Jan Raas s.t.
  4. Eddy Planckaert s.t.
  5. Leo Van Vliet s.t.
  6. Rudy Pevenage s.t.
  7. Stefan Mutter s.t.
  8. Pol Verschuere s.t.
  9. Jean-François Rault s.t.
  10. Patrick Bonnet s.t.

GC after Stage 1:

  1. Ludo Peters: 5hr 30min 18sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 14sec
  3. Gerrie Knetemann @ 21sec
  4. Gregor Braun @ 25sec
  5. Phil Anderson @ 27sec
  6. Régis Clere s.t.
  7. Bernard Vallet @ 28sec
  8. Daniel Gisiger @ 30sec
  9. Joop Zoetemelk @ 34sec
  10. Patrick Bonnet @ 35sec

Stage 2: Sunday, July 4, Bâle (Basel) - Nancy, 250 km

Major climb: Ballon d'Alsace

  1. Phil Anderson: 6hr 31min 33sec
  2. Henk Lubberding @ 4sec
  3. Bernard Vallet @ 9sec
  4. Marc Madiot @ 10sec
  5. Peter Winnen @ 20sec
  6. Michel Laurent @ 21sec
  7. Sean Kelly @ 29sec
  8. Pierre-Raymond Villemiane s.t.
  9. Gerrie Knetemann s.t.
  10. Mario Beccia s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

  1. Phil Anderson: 12hr 1min 36sec
  2. Bernard Vallet @ 38sec
  3. Ludo Peeters @ 44sec
  4. Sean Kelly @ 46sec
  5. Gregor Braun @ 53sec
  6. Jacques Michaud @ 57sec
  7. Bernard Hinault @ 58sec
  8. Henk Lubberding @ 1min 1sec
  9. Gerrie Knetemann @ 1min 5sec
  10. Régis Clere @ 1min 11sec

Stage 3: Monday, July 5, Nancy - Longwy, 134 km

  1. Daniel Willems: 3hr 18min 7sec
  2. Serge Demierre s.t.
  3. Sean Kelly @ 5sec
  4. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  5. Bernard Vallet s.t.
  6. Pierre-Raymond Villemiane s.t.
  7. Klaus-Peter Thaler s.t.
  8. Beat Breu s.t.
  9. Jean-René Bernaudeau s.t.
  10. Leo Van Vliet s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

  1. Phil Anderson: 15hr 19min 41sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 50sec
  3. Sean Kelly @ 1min
  4. Bernard Vallet @ 1min 10sec
  5. Daniel Willems @ 1min 15sec
  6. Ludo Peeters @ 1min 16sec
  7. Henk Lubberding @ 1min 29sec
  8. Jacques Michaud s.t.
  9. Serge Demierre @ 1min 36sec
  10. Gerrie Knetemann @ 1min 37sec

Stage 4: Tuesday, July 6, Beaurain - Mouscron, Belgium

  1. Gerrie Knetemann: 5hr 46min 16sec
  2. Sean Kelly s.t.
  3. Gregor Braun s.t.
  4. Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke s.t.
  5. Eddy Planckaert s.t.
  6. Silvestro Milani s.t.
  7. Stefan Mutter
  8. Etienne De Wilde s.t.
  9. Yvon Bertin s.t.
  10. Klaus-Peter Thaler s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

  1. Phil Anderson: 21hr 5min 10sec
  2. Sean Kelly @ 28sec
  3. Bernard Hinault @ 1min 2sec
  4. Daniel Willems @ 1min 39sec
  5. Gerrie Knetemann s.t.
  6. Bernard Vallet @ 1min 42sec
  7. Ludo Peeters @ 1min 48sec
  8. Henk Lubberding @ 2min 10sec
  9. Jacques Michaud s.t.
  10. Serge Demierre @ 2min 8sec

Stage 5: Wednesday, July 7, Orchies - Fontaine au Pire team time trial

Cancelled after some of the teams were already on the road because striking steels workers blocked the road. Rerun as stage 9A

Stage 6: Thursday, July 8, Lille - Lille, 233 km

  1. Jan Raas: 5hr 44min 42sec
  2. Jos Jacobs @ 10sec
  3. Pierre Le Bigaut s.t.
  4. René Martens s.t.
  5. Adrie Van Houwelingen s.t.
  6. Kim Andersen s.t.
  7. Dominique Arnaud s.t.
  8. Sean Kelly @ 24sec
  9. Pierre-Raymond Villemiane s.t.
  10. William Tackaert s.t.

GC after Stage 6:

  1. Phil Anderson: 27hr 1min 16sec
  2. Sean Kelly @ 28sec
  3. Bernard Hinault @ 1min 2sec
  4. Daniel Willems @ 1min 39sec
  5. Gerrie Knetemann s.t.
  6. Bernard Vallet @ 1min 42sec
  7. Ludo Peeters @ 1min 48sec
  8. Henk Lubberding @ 2min 1sec
  9. Jacques Michaud s.t.
  10. Gregor Braun @ 2min 11sec

Stage 7: Saturday, July 10, Cancale - Concarneau, 234.5 km

  1. Pol Verschuere: 6hr 7min 12sec
  2. Ad Wijnands s.t.
  3. William Tackaert s.t.
  4. Pascal Poisson s.t.
  5. Theo De Rooy s.t.
  6. Pierre-Henri Menthéour s.t.
  7. Guy Nulens @ 23sec
  8. Adrie Van Houyelingen s.t.
  9. Chirstian Seznec s.t.
  10. Patrick Clerc s.t.

GC after stage 7:

  1. Phil Anderson: 33hr 8min 39sec
  2. Sean Kelly @ 36sec
  3. Bernard Hinault @ 1min 6sec
  4. Daniel Willems @ 1min 51sec
  5. Gerrie Knetemann s.t.
  6. Bernard Vallet @ 1min 54sec
  7. Ludo Peeters @ 2min
  8. Henk Lubberding @ 2min 13sec
  9. Jacques Michaud s.t.
  10. Régis Clere @ 2min 27sec

Stage 8: Sunday, July 11, Concarneau - Chateaulin, 200.8 km

  1. Frank Hoste: 5hr 3min 30sec
  2. Bruno Leali s.t.
  3. Claude Criquielion s.t.
  4. Theo De Rooy s.t.
  5. Beat Breu s.t.
  6. Stefan Mutter s.t.
  7. Marino Leharreta s.t.
  8. Mario Beccia s.t.
  9. Ludo Peeters s.t.
  10. Sven-Ake Nilsson s.t.

GC after Stage 8:

  1. Phil Anderson: 38hr 12min 1sec
  2. Sean Kelly @ 48sec
  3. Bernard Hinault @ 1min 18sec
  4. Régis Clere @ 1min 51sec
  5. Daniel Willems @ 2min 3sec
  6. Gerrie Knetemann s.t.
  7. Bernard Vallet @ 2min 6sec
  8. Ludo Peeters @ 2min 8sec
  9. Henk Lubberding @ 2min 25sec
  10. Jacques Michaud s.t.

Stage 9A: Monday, July 12, Lorient - Plumelec 69 km Team Time Trial.
This replaced the cancelled stage 7 event. The riders were riding for time bonuses, the real times counted only towards the team General Classification. for first place TI Raleigh earned 3min 15sec.

  1. TI-Raleigh: 1hr 29min 38sec
  2. Renault-Elf @ 1min 10sec
  3. Sunair-Colnago @ 2min 51sec
  4. COOP-Mercier @ 3min 5sec
  5. Peugeot-Shell s.t.
  6. DAF Trucks @ 3min 26sec
  7. Cilo-Aufina @ 3min 29sec
  8. Capri Sonne @ 3min 57sec
  9. La Redoute-Motobecane @ 4min 27sec
  10. SEM-France Loire @ 4min 31sec

GC after Stage 9A:

  1. Phil Anderson: 38hr 10min 1sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 28sec
  3. Gerrie Knetemann @ 48sec
  4. Ludo Peeters @ 53sec
  5. Henk Lubberding @ 1min 10sec
  6. Daniel Willems @ 1min 33sec
  7. Régis Clere @ 1min 36sec
  8. Sean Kelly @ 1min 48sec
  9. Johan Van der Velde @ 1min 53sec
  10. William Bonnet s.t.

Stage 9B: Monday, July 12, Plumelec - Nantes, 138.5 km

  1. Stefan Mutter: 3hr 7min 32sec
  2. Pierre-Raymond Villemiane @ 58sec
  3. Jan Raas @ 59sec
  4. Eddy Planckaert @ 1min 3sec
  5. Sean Kelly s.t.
  6. Leo van Vliet s.t.
  7. Ad Wijnands s.t.
  8. Christian Jourdan s.t.
  9. Jean-François Rault s.t.
  10. Phil Anderson s.t.

GC after Stage 9B:

  1. Phil Anderson: 41hr 18min 36sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 28sec
  3. Gerrie Knetemann @ 48sec
  4. Ludo Peeters @ 53sec
  5. Daniel Willems @ 1min 29sec
  6. Henk Lubberding @ 1min 43sec
  7. Sean Kelly @ 1min 48sec
  8. Johan Van der Velde @ 1min 53sec
  9. Marc Madiot @ 2min
  10. Régis Clere @ 2min 9sec

Stage 10: Tuesday, July 13, Saintes - Bordeaux, 147.2 km

  1. Pierre-Raymond Villemiane: 3hr 16min 51sec
  2. Sean Kelly @ 2sec
  3. Eddy Planckaert s.t.
  4. Jan Raas s.t.
  5. Eric McKenzie s.t.
  6. Etienne De Wilde s.t.
  7. Pierre Le Bigaut s.t.
  8. William Tackaert s.t.
  9. Adrie Van Houwelingen s.t.
  10. Fons De Wolf s.t.

GC after Stage 10:

  1. Phil Anderson: 44hr 35min 1sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 44sec
  3. Gerrie Knetemann @ 1min 16sec
  4. Ludo Peeters @ 1min 21sec
  5. Sean Kelly @ 1min 48sec
  6. Daniel Willems @ 1min 57sec
  7. Henk Lubberding @ 2min 11sec
  8. Johan Van der Velde @ 2min 21sec
  9. Marc Madiot @ 2min 28sec
  10. Régis Clere @ 2min 37sec

Stage 11: Wednesday, July 14, Valence d'Agen 57.3 Km Individual Time Trial

  1. Gerrie Knetemann: 1hr 17min 29sec
  2. Bernard Hinault @ 18sec
  3. Daniel Willems @ 1min 36sec
  4. Jan van Houwelingen @ 2min 29sec
  5. Joop Zoetemelk s.t.
  6. Dietrich Thurau @ 2min 36sec
  7. Régis Clere @ 2min 45sec
  8. Daniel Gisiger @ 2min 56sec
  9. Alberto Fernandez @ 3min 2sec
  10. Fons de Wolf @ 3min 3sec
  11. Frédéric Brun @ 3min 4sec
  12. Phil Anderson @ 3min 5sec

GC after stage 11:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 45hr 53min 32sec
  2. Gerrie Knetemann @ 14sec
  3. Phil Anderson @ 2min 3sec
  4. Daniel Willems @ 2min 31sec
  5. Ludo Peeters @ 3min 38sec
  6. Régis Clere @ 4min 20sec
  7. Joop Zoetemelk @ 4min 26sec
  8. Bernard Vallet @ 5min 43sec
  9. Sean Kelly @ 6min 10sec
  10. Johan Van der Velde @ 6min 34sec

Stage 12: Thursday, July 15, Fleurance - Pau, 249 km

Major climbs: Soulor, Aubisque

  1. Sean Kelly: 6hr 55min 47sec
  2. Phil Anderson s.t.
  3. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  4. Guy Nulens s.t.
  5. Bernard Vallet s.t.
  6. Marino Lejarreta s.t.
  7. Peter Winnen
  8. Mario Beccia s.t.
  9. Robert Alban s.t.
  10. Jostein Wilmann s.t.

GC after Stage 12:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 52hr 49min 19sec
  2. Phil Anderson @ 2min 3sec
  3. Joop Zoetemelk @ 4min 26sec
  4. Berrnard Vallet @ 5min 43sec
  5. Sean Kelly @ 6min 10sec
  6. Daniel Willems @ 6min 24sec
  7. Johan Van der Velde @ 6min 34sec
  8. Jostein Wilmann @ 7min 24sec
  9. Hennie Kuiper @ 7min 26sec
  10. Ludo Peeters @ 7min 31sec

Stage 13: Friday, July 16, Pau - St Lary Soulan (Pla d'Adet), 122 km.

Major climbs: Aspin, hilltop finish at Pla d'Adet

  1. Beat Breu: 3hr 40min 27sec
  2. Robert Alban @ 35sec
  3. Alberto Fernandez @ 40sec
  4. Bernard Vallet @ 51sec
  5. Raymond Martin @ 52sec
  6. Bernard Hinault @ 54sec
  7. Joop Zoetemelk @ 59sec
  8. Marc Madiot @ 1min 45sec
  9. Johan Van der Velde @ 1min 46sec
  10. Peter Winnen s.t.

GC after Stage 13:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 56hr 30min 40sec
  2. Phil Anderson @ 3min 12sec
  3. Joop Zoetemelk @ 4min 31sec
  4. Bernard Vallet @ 5min 40sec
  5. Johan Van der Velde @ 7min 26sec
  6. Jostein Wilmann @ 8min 18sec
  7. Beat Breu @ 8min 35sec
  8. Hennie Kuiper @ 8min 55sec
  9. Peter Winnen @ 9min 13sec
  10. Raymond Martin @ 9min 43sec

Stage 14: Sunday, July 18, Martigues 32.5 Km Individual Time Trial

  1. Bernard Hinault: 45min 12sec
  2. Jan van Houwelingen @ 49sec
  3. Daniel Gisiger @ 53sec
  4. Joop Zoetemelk @ 55sec
  5. Bernard Vallet @ 59sec
  6. Gerrie Knetemann @ 1min 10sec
  7. Johan de Muynck @ 1min 11sec
  8. Alberto Fernandez @ 1min 13sec
  9. Gery Verlinden @ 1min 15sec
  10. Fons de Wolf @ 1min 21sec

GC after Stage 14:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 57hr 15min 52sec
  2. Phil Anderson @ 5min 17sec
  3. Joop Zoetemelk @ 5min 26sec
  4. Bernard Vallet @ 6min 39sec
  5. Johan Van der Velde @ 9min 36sec
  6. Hennie Kuiper @ 10min 36sec
  7. Jostein Wilmann @ 10min 49sec
  8. Peter Winnen @ 11min
  9. Daniel Willems @ 11min 27sec
  10. Beat Breu @ 12min 1sec

Stage 15: Monday, July 19, Manosque - Orcières Merlette, 208 km.

Major climbs: Espreaux, Les Festre, Le Noyer, Chaillolet, Serre-Heyraud and a hilltop finish at Orcières-Merlette

  1. Pascal Simon: 6hr 34min 41sec
  2. Pierre-Henri Menthéour @ 9sec
  3. Jean-René Bernaudeau @ 1min 21sec
  4. Mario Beccia @ 1min 35sec
  5. Christian Seznec @ 1min 38sec
  6. Robert Alban @ 1min 42sec
  7. Peter Winnen @ 1min 47sec
  8. Beat Breu @ 1min 48sec
  9. Alberto Fernandez @ 1min 49sec
  10. Raymond Martin @ 2min 57sec

GC after Stage 15:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 63hr 53min 40sec
  2. Joop Zoetemelk @ 5min 26sec
  3. Phil Anderson @ 7min 57sec
  4. Bernard Vallet @ 9min 19sec
  5. Johan Van der Velde @ 9min 27sec
  6. Peter Winnen @ 9min 40sec
  7. Hennie Kuiper @ 10min 36sec
  8. Beat Breu @ 10min 42sec
  9. Daniel Willems @ 12min 12sec
  10. Jostein Wilmann @ 12min 51sec

Stage 16: Tuesday, July 20, Orciéres Merlette - L'Alpe d'Huez, 123 km.

Major climbs: Ornon, and a hilltop finish at L'Alpe d'Huez

  1. Beat Breu: 3hr 24min 22sec
  2. Robert Alban @ 16sec
  3. Alberto Fernandez @ 1min 18sec
  4. Raymond Martin @ 1min 22sec
  5. Bernard Hinault @ 1min 38sec
  6. Joop Zoetemelk s.t.
  7. Peter Winnen s.t.
  8. Bernard Vallet @ 2min 12sec
  9. Johan Van der Valde s.t.
  10. Paul Wellens @ 2min 51sec

GC after Stage 16:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 67hr 19min 28sec
  2. Joop Zoetemelk @ 5min 26sec
  3. Beat Breu @ 9min 16sec
  4. Peter Winnen @ 9min 40sec
  5. Bernard Vallet @ 10min 5sec
  6. Johan Van der Velde @ 10min 13sec
  7. Phil Anderson s.t.
  8. Raymond Martin @ 12min 50sec
  9. Hennie Kuiper @ 12min 57sec
  10. Robert Alban @ 13min 13sec

Stage 17: Wednesday, July 21, Bourg d'Oisans - Morzine, 251 km

Major Climbs: Fort de Montperché, Aravis, Colombière, Joux-Plane

  1. Peter Winnen: 7hr 34min 20sec
  2. Johan Van der Velde @ 32sec
  3. Jean-René Bernaudeau @ 1min 24sec
  4. Robert Alban @ 1min 51sec
  5. Sven-Ake Nilsson @ 1min 53sec
  6. Bernard Hinault @ 2min 27sec
  7. Phil Anderson s.t.
  8. Joop Zoetemelk @ 2min 28sec
  9. Alberto Fernandez @ 2min 28sec
  10. Raymond Martin s.t.

GC after Stage 17:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 74hr 56min 15sec
  2. Joop Zoetemelk @ 5min 27sec
  3. Peter Winnen @ 7min 13sec
  4. Johan Van der Velde @ 8min 18sec
  5. Beat Breu @ 9min 17sec
  6. Phil Anderson @ 10min 13sec
  7. Robert Alban @ 12min 37sec
  8. Raymond Martin @ 12min 51sec
  9. Hennie Kuiper @ 14min 30sec
  10. Alberto Fernandez @ 15min 30sec

Stage 18: Thursday, July 22, Morzine - St. Priest, 233 km

  1. Adri Van Houwelingen: 6hr 32min 51sec
  2. Sean Kelly @ 10min 31sec
  3. Leo van Vliet s.t.
  4. Stefan Mutter s.t.
  5. Eric McKenzie s.t.
  6. Johan Van der Velde s.t.
  7. Ludo Peeters s.t.
  8. Fons de Wolf s.t.
  9. Adrie Van der Poel s.t.
  10. Ludwig Wijnants s.t.

GC after Stage 18:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 81hr 39min 49sec
  2. Joop Zoetemelk @ 5min 27sec
  3. Peter Winnen @ 7min 13sec
  4. Johan Van der Velde @ 8min 6sec
  5. Beat Breu @ 9min 5sec
  6. Phil Anderson @ 10min 1 sec
  7. Robert Alban @ 12min 25sec
  8. Raymond Martin @ 12min 39sec
  9. Hennie Kuiper @ 14min 18sec
  10. Alberto Fernandez @ 15min 18sec

Stage 19: Friday, July 23, St. Priest 48 Km Individual Time Trial

  1. Bernard Hinault: 1hr 4min 29sec
  2. Gerrie Knetemann @ 9sec
  3. Pascal Poisson @ 19sec
  4. Daniel Willems @ 34sec
  5. Régis Clere @ 47sec
  6. Joop Zoetemelk @ 54sec
  7. Johan Van der Velde @ 1min 13sec
  8. Sean Kelly @ 1min 39sec
  9. Serge Demierre @ 1in 44sec
  10. Alberto Fernandez @ 1min 51sec

GC after Stage 19:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 82hr 44min 18sec
  2. Joop Zoetemelk @ 6min 21sec
  3. Johan Van der Velde @ 9min 19sec
  4. Peter Winnen @ 9min 24sec
  5. Phil Anderson @ 12min 16sec
  6. Beat Breu @ 13min 21sec
  7. Raymond Martin @ 15min 35sec
  8. Alberto Fernandez @ 17min 9sec
  9. Robert Alban @ 17min 21sec
  10. Daniel Willems @ 17min 50sec

Stage 20: Saturday, July 24, Sens - Aulnay sous Bois, 161 km

  1. Daniel Willems: 4hr 22min 21sec
  2. Sean Kelly s.t.
  3. Didier Vanoverschelde s.t.
  4. Dirk Wayenberg s.t.
  5. Jean-Louis Gauthier s.t.
  6. Hennie Kuiper s.t.
  7. Marcel Tinazzi @ 14sec
  8. Gilbert Glaus @ 43sec
  9. Leo van Vliet s.t.
  10. Ad Wijnands s.t.

GC after Stage 20:

  1. Bernard Hinault: 87hr 7min 22sec
  2. Joop Zoetemelk @ 6min 21sec
  3. Johan Van der Velde @ 8min 59sec
  4. Peter Winnen @ 9min 24sec
  5. Phil Anderson @ 12min 16sec
  6. Beat Breu @ 13min 21sec
  7. Daniel Willems @ 15min 33sec
  8. Raymond Martin @ 15min 35sec
  9. Hennie Kuiper @ 17min 1sec
  10. Alberto Fernandez @ 17min 9sec

Stage 21 (final stage): Sunday, July 25, Fontenay sous Bois - Paris (Champs Elysées), 186.8 km

  1. Bernard Hinault: 5hr 1min 24sec
  2. Adrie Van der Poel s.t.
  3. Yvon Bertin
  4. Rudy Pevanage s.t.
  5. Fons de Wolf s.t.
  6. Mike Gutmann s.t.
  7. Eric McKenzie s.t.
  8. Paul Sherwin s.t.
  9. Stefan Mutter s.t.
  10. Marc Gomez s.t.

1982 Tour de France complete final General Classification


The Story of the 1982 Tour de France

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Hinault didn't have his usual long list of spring wins this year. He had only 1 major victory, but it was a big one, the Giro d'Italia, with 5 stage wins (if you count the Prologue team time trial). Hinault still wanted to go where the air was thin and join Coppi, Anquetil and Merckx in the Giro-Tour Double Club. The last time he tried to become one of the immortals, in 1980, his knee couldn't sustain the effort of the 2 Grand Tours and had to retire mid-way through the Tour de France.

Route of the 1982 Tour de France

For the first time since 1968, the Tour started without the great Lucien van Impe. His Metauro team was not thought strong enough to ride both the Giro, which it had just finished, and the Tour. Van Impe tried to get a 1-month contract with a team that would ride the Tour, but his efforts were fruitless. Andre Darrigade and van Impe co-held the record with 13 successive Tour starts and completions. Van Impe was not able to take the number to 14 and make the record his own.

The 1982 Tour started in Basel, Switzerland. Hinault won the prologue and started the Tour in Yellow.

Sean Kelly looks fast in this picture. But, his Prologue effort was only good enough for 20th place, 28 seconds slower than Hinault.

The ever-surprising Phil Anderson won stage 2 from Basel to Nancy, France. He was part of a 6-man break from which he escaped with about 8 kilometers to go, coming across the line a full 4 seconds clear. He got another chance to don and fight to keep the Yellow Jersey. As the Tour headed northwest back into France Anderson kept his lead. Meanwhile, Hinault kept banging away, fighting with Sean Kelly for the little intermediate sprint time bonuses.

Stage 5 was scheduled to be a team time trial, but the stage had to be cancelled after several teams were already on the road. Striking steel workers, who had learned that 1,000 of their fellow employees were about to be fired, blocked the road. Undeterred, the Tour organizers fit the time trial into the morning of stage 9. There, Raleigh showed that it had lost none of its ability to dominate Tour team time trials, winning its eighth in a row. Hinault's Renault squad came in second and Anderson's Peugeots were fifth. Because the times were adjusted according to a system of bonuses rather than applying the real elapsed times, Anderson was still in Yellow. Hinault was stalking him at only 28 seconds back.

Stage 8 presented an interesting question that went unanswered. French Road Champion Regis Clère went away early and acquired a lead of almost 13 minutes. The stage was to end with 15 6-kilometer laps on a circuit at Chateaulin. It was Clère's audacious plan to arrive at the circuit, do a lap and then sit in on the field when it arrived to do its laps. Unfortunately for Clère, he got a flat tire just before arriving at the circuit and had to get his rear wheel changed. The change was done incompetently and his tire rubbed. It took 2 more stops before his bike was right. Too much time had been lost to put his plan into action and he was absorbed by the pack. Would drafting the lapped field have been legal? We'll never know. Frank Hoste, the Belgian champion, won the stage.

Stage 10: Pierre-Raymond Villemiane wins in Bordeaux. Sean Kelly and the rest of the Hounds of Hell are only 2 seconds behind him.

The appointment with destiny could not be postponed. Stage 11 was a 57.3-kilometer individual time trial. Gerrie Knetemann, who had so often come within seconds of matching Hinault in time trials, beat him by 18 seconds this time. Anderson came in twelfth, 3 minutes, 5 seconds behind Knetemann.

The General Classification stood thus:

1. Bernard Hinault
2. Gerrie Knetemann @ 14 seconds
3. Phil Anderson @ 2 minutes 3 seconds

Before the race had ever hit the high mountains, Hinault was clearly in control. The Pyrenees came first. Hinault didn't win or even make the podium of the 2 Pyrenean stages. He just rode as hard as necessary to keep in sight the men who could threaten him in the General Classification. Kelly won the first day in the Pyrenees. The final climb of the second of the 2 stages demonstrates the care Hinault could show in conserving his resources. There were 8 riders left in the front group on the road to St.Lary-Soulan. Swiss rider Beat Breu took off, but being almost 10 minutes down in the General Classification, Hinault ignored him. The other riders with Hinault, including Zoetemelk, Robert Alban and Bernard Vallet, refused to go to the front, forcing Hinault to lead. With 2 kilometers to go to the summit the attacks started. Hinault just rode at his speed, staying with Zoetemelk, knowing that Zoetemelk had decided he could not win and was riding for second place. And so Hinault played it, generating press speculation that Hinault was weakening. I guess they needed some sort of interesting story to write.

After the Pyrenees was another time trial. This one he won, and with that victory he fattened his already comfortable lead. Here was the overall after stage 14, and the Alps ahead:

1. Bernard Hinault
2. Phil Anderson @ 5 minutes 17 seconds
3. Joop Zoetemelk @ 5 minutes 26 seconds

Stage 14 time trial in Martiques. Zoetemelk loses 55 seconds to Hinault.

In the Alps, Hinault again didn't bother doing anything more than making sure his opposition was in sight. So far, he hadn't won any road stages.

Stage 19 was the final time trial and again Hinault won it with Knetemann only 9 seconds slower. Hinault was going so fast at the end of his ride that he covered the last kilometer in exactly 1 minute. That's 60 kilometers an hour!

Normally in the modern Tour de France, the final stage is a promenade into Paris with a furious finale as the race blasts up and down the Champs Elysées. By this time the Tour's winner has almost always been decided. On this day of celebration and spectacle the Yellow Jersey is careful and usually tries to stay out of trouble.

In the final stage of the 1980 Tour Zoetemelk was terrified that with the bad weather that year, he might crash on the wet roads of the final stage and lose his best-ever chance to win the Tour. At the close of the 2004 Tour Lance Armstrong finished 19 seconds behind the leaders in the last stage, not wanting to get caught in a stupid crash just before the end of the race.

But in 1979, Zoetemelk and Hinault had defied that tradition when Zoetemelk refused to lay down his arms in the final stage. He broke away and Hinault personally came after him and beat him in the sprint for the stage win.

This year, 1982, Hinault joined the specialty sprinters in their elbow-banging, bike-thrashing rush over the cobbles of the Champs Elysées to the final finish line, beating them all. He had his road stage win, the most spectacular and prestigious of them all.

Tour writers have characterized Hinault's 1982 win as his most effortless. His form was so fine and his opposition so far below him that he seemed almost ordained the winner before it even started. He had at last joined Coppi, Anquetil and Merckx in the elite group of riders who had won the Giro and the Tour the same year. That made 4 Tour wins for Hinault. Only Anquetil and Merckx had more.

Sean Kelly claimed the first of his 4 Green Jerseys. Dutchmen ended in second through fourth place in the General Classification.

The final 1982 Tour de France General Classification:

1. Bernard Hinault (Renault): 92 hours 8 minutes 46 seconds
2. Joop Zoetemelk (Coop-Mercier) @ 6 minutes 21 seconds
3. Johan Vandevelde (Ti-Raleigh) @ 8 minutes 59 seconds
4. Peter Winnen (Capri-Sonne) @ 9 minutes 24 seconds
5. Phil Anderson (Peugeot) @ 12 minutes 16 seconds

Climbers' Competition:

1. Bernard Vallet: 278 points
2. Jean-René Bernaudeau: 237 points
3. Beat Breu: 205 points

Points Competition:

1. Sean Kelly: 429 points
2. Bernard Hinault: 152 points
3. Phil Anderson: 149 points