| 29 June – 23 July|
136h 53' 50"
Julio Jiménez (ESP)
| 4,779 km (2,970 mi)|
Roger Pingeon (FRA)
| 22 + Prologue, including two split stages|
The 1967 Tour de France was the 54th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours. It took place between 29 June and 23 July, with 22 stages covering a distance of 4,779 km (2,970 mi). Thirteen national teams of ten riders competed, with three French teams, two Belgian, two Italian, two Spanish, one each from Germany, United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and a Swiss/Luxembourgian team.
The Tour was marred by the fatal collapse of Tom Simpson on the slopes of Mont Ventoux.
1967 Tour de France Wikipedia
The previous years, the Tour had been contested by trade teams, but in 1967, the national teams returned. The Tour started with 130 cyclists, divided into 13 teams of 10 cyclists.
The teams entering the race were:
National youth teams
The 1967 Tour de France started on 29 June, and was the first to have a prologue, a short individual time trial prior to stage racing. There were had two rest days, in Belfort and Sète.
After the death of Tom Simpson on stage 13, there were accusations of doping use. The organisation decided to increase the doping controls, not only in the Tour but also in the simultaneously run Tour de l'Avenir. The Tour de France gave no positive tests, but several riders from the Tour de l'Avenir were disqualified.
There were several classifications in the 1967 Tour de France, two of them awarding jerseys to their leaders. The most important was the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. The cyclist with the least accumulated time was the race leader, identified by the yellow jersey; the winner of this classification is considered the winner of the Tour.
Additionally, there was a points classification. In the points classification, cyclists got points for finishing among the best in a stage finish, or in intermediate sprints. The cyclist with the most points lead the classification, and was identified with a green jersey.
There was also a mountains classification. The organisation had categorized some climbs as either first, second, third, or fourth-category; points for this classification were won by the first cyclists that reached the top of these climbs first, with more points available for the higher-categorized climbs. The cyclist with the most points lead the classification, but was not identified with a jersey.
For the team classification, the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added; the leading team was the team with the lowest total time. The riders in the team that lead this classification wore yellow caps.
The combativity award was given to Désiré Letort.