Every Rider Who Has Worn The Tour de France Yellow Jersey

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The Tour de France yellow jersey was first introduced into the race in 1919. Below, you will find a complete year-by-year breakdown of every rider to wear the yellow jersey during that year's race. There have been 24 different nations represented in the 270 wearers of the yellow jersey at the Tour de France.

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HISTORY OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE HOMEPAGE

Countries with the most yellow jersey wearers.

  • 85 - France
  • 56 - Belgium
  • 28 - Italy
  • 17 - Netherlands
  • 14 - Germany
  • 12 - Spain
  • 09 - Great Britain, Luxembourg, Switzerland
  • 07 - Australia
  • 06 - Denmark
  • 03 - Columbia, Ireland
  • 02 - Canada
  • 01 - South Africa, Austria, Estonia, United States, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine

Years with the fewest yellow jersey wearers

  • 01 - 1928, 1935, 1919
  • 02 - 1921, 1925, 1934, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1999, 2012

Years with the most yellow jersey wearers 

  • 08 - 1958, 1987
  • 07 - 2006
YearYellow Jersey Wearers
1919Christophe, Lambot.
1920Mottiat, Thys, Goethals, Rossius, Masson, Thys.
1921Mottiat, Scieur.
1922Jacquinot, Christophe, Alavoine, Heusghem, Lambot.
1923Jacquinot, Bottecchia, Bellenger, Bottecchia, Pélissier (H.).
1924Bottecchia.
1925Bottecchia, Benoit, Bottecchia.
1926Buysse (J.), Van Slembroeck, Buysse (L.).
1927Pélissier (F.), Le Drogo (F.), Martin, Frantz (N.).
1928Frantz (N.).
1929Dossche, Bidot (M.), Deolet, Dewaele, Frantz, Leducq, Fontan, Rebry, Dewaele.
1930Pélissier (Ch.), Guerra, Leducq.
1931Hamerlinck, Bulla, Le Calvez, Di Paco, Pélissier (Ch.), Magne (A.).
1932Aerts, Stoepel, Leducq.
1933Archambaud, Lemaire, Speicher.
1934Speicher, Magne (A.).
1935Maes (R.).
1936Egli, Archambaud, Mersch, Archambaud, Maes (S.).
1937Majerus, Kint, Bautz, Bartali, Maes (S.), Lapébie (R.).
1938Oberbeck, Majerus, Leducq, Vervaecke (F.), Bartali.
1939Fournier, Maes (R.), Fontenay, Vietto, Maes (S.).
1947Kübler, Vietto, Ronconi, Vietto, Brambilla, Robic.
1948Bartali, Engels, Bobet (L.), Lambrecht, Bobet (L.), Bartali.
1949Dussault, Lambrecht, Callens, Marinelli, Magni, Bartali, Coppi.
1950Goldschmit, Gauthier (B.), Magni, Goldschmit, Gauthier (B.), Kübler.
1951Rossi (G.), Diederich, Biagioni, Levêque, Van Est, Bauvin, Koblet.
1952Van Steenbergen, Lauredi, Carrea, Magni, Lauredi, Magni, Coppi.
1953Schaer, Hassenforder, Schaer, Robic, Mahé (F.), Mallejac, Bobet (L.).
1954Wagtmans (W.), Bobet (L.), Wagtmans (W.), Bauvin, Bobet (L.).
1955Poblet, Wagtmans (W.), Rolland (A.), Van Est, Rolland (A.), Bobet (L.).
1956Darrigade, Desmet (G.), Darrigade, Walkowiak, Voorting, Darrigade, Adriaenssens, Wagtmans (W.), Walkowiak.
1957Darrigade, Privat, Anquetil, Barone, Forestier, Anquetil.
1958Darrigade, Hoevenaers, Van Est, Bauvin, Voorting, Darrigade, Géminiani, Favero, Géminiani, Favero, Gaul.
1959Darrigade, Cazala, Pauwels, Vermeulin, Hoevenaers, Pauwels, Bahamontes.
1960Schepens, Nencini, Groussard (J.), Anglade, Adriaenssens, Nencini.
1961Darrigade, Anquetil.
1962Altig, Darrigade, Altig, Geldermans, Darrigade, Schroeders, Simpson, Planckaert (J.), Anquetil.
1963Pauwels, Elliott, Desmet (G.), Bahamontes, Anquetil.
1964Sels, Van De Kherkove, Altig, Groussard (G.), Anquetil.
1965Van Looy, Van De Kherkove, Gimondi, Van De Kherkove, Gimondi.
1966Altig, De Pra, Lebaube, Kunde, Janssen, Aimar, Janssen, Aimar.
1967Errandonea, Van Neste, Polidori, Spruyt, Pingeon, Riotte, Pingeon.
1968Grosskost, Van Springel, Genet, Van Den Berghe, Wolfshohl, San Miguel, Van Springel, Janssen.
1969Altig, Merckx, Stevens, Letort, Merckx.
1970Merckx, Zilioli, Merckx.
1971Merckx, Wagtmans (R.), Merckx, Zoetemelk, Ocana, Merckx.
1972Merckx, Guimard, Merckx, Guimard, Merckx.
1973Zoetemelk, Teirlinck, Van Springel, Catieau, Ocana.
1974Merckx, Bruyère, Merckx, Karstens, Sercu (P.), Karstens, Merckx.
1975Moser, Merckx, Thévenet.
1976Maertens, Van Impe, Delisle, Van Impe.
1977Thurau, Thévenet.
1978Raas, Bossis, Thaler, Knetemann, Bruyère, Zoetemelk, Hinault.
1979Knetemann, Bernaudeau, Hinault, Zoetemelk, Hinault.
1980Hinault, Knetemann, Bertin, Pevenage, Hinault, Zoetemelk.
1981Hinault, Knetemann, Anderson, Hinault.
1982Hinault, Peeters (L.), Anderson, Hinault.
1983Vanderaerden, Gauthier (J.L.), Andersen, Kelly, Simon (P.), Fignon.
1984Hinault, Peeters (L.), Hanegraaf, Van Der Poel, Barteau, Fignon.
1985Hinault, Vanderaerden, Andersen, Hinault.
1986Marie (T.), Stieda, Marie (T.), Gaigne, Van Der Velde, Pedersen, Hinault, LeMond.
1987Nijdam (J.), Piasecki, Maechler, Mottet, Gayant, Motte, Bernard (J.F.), Delgado, Roche.
1988Bauer, Van Vliet (T.), Lubberding, Nijdam (J.), Bauer, Delgado.
1989Breukink, Da Silva, LeMond, Fignon, LeMond, Fignon, LeMond.
1990Marie (T.), Bauer, Pensec, Chiappucci, LeMond.
1991Marie (T.), LeMond, Soerensen, Marie (T.), LeMond, Leblanc, Indurain.
1992Indurain, Zülle, Virenque, Lino, Indurain.
1993Indurain, Nelissen, Cipollini, Nelissen, Cipollini, Museeuw, Indurain.
1994Boardman, Museeuw, Vanzella, Yates (S.), Museeuw, Indurain.
1995Durand (J.), Jalabert (L.), Gotti, Riis, Bruyneel, Indurain.
1996Zülle, Moncassin, Heulot, Berzin, Riis.
1997Boardman, Cipollini, Vasseur (C.), Ullrich.
1998Boardman, Zabel, Hamburger, O’Grady, Ullrich, Desbiens, Ullrich, Pantani.
1999Armstrong, Kirsipuu, Armstrong.
2000Millar (D.), Jalabert (L.), Elli, Armstrong.
2001Moreau (C.), Wauters (M.), O’Grady, Voigt, O’Grady, Simon (F.), Armstrong.
2002Armstrong, Bertogliati, Zabel, Gonzales de Galeano, Armstrong.
2003McGee, Nazon (J.P.), Pena, Virenque, Armstrong.
2004Cancellara, Hushovd, McEwen, Armstrong, Voeckler, Armstrong.
2005Zabriskie, Armstrong, Voigt, Armstrong.
2006Hushovd, Hincapie, Hushovd, Boonen, Honchar, Dessel, Landis, Pereiro, Landis.
2007Cancellara, Gerdemann, Rasmussen, Contador.
2008Valverde, Feillu, Schumacher, Evans, Schleck (F.), Sastre.
2009Cancellara, Nocentini, Contador.
2010Cancellara, Chavanel (Sy.), Cancellara, Chavanel, Evans, Contador,  Schleck (A.).
2011Gilbert (P.), Hushovd, Voeckler, Schleck (A.), Evans.
2012Cancellara, Wiggins.
2013Kittel, Bakelants, Gerrans, Impey, Froome.
2014Kittel, Nibali, Gallopin (T.), Nibali.
2015Dennis, Cancellara, Froome, Martin (T.), Froome.
2016Cavendish, Sagan (P.), Van Avermaet, Froome.
2017Thomas (G.), Froome, Aru, Froome.
2018Gaviria, Sagan (P.), Van Avermaet, Thomas (G.).
2019Teunissen, Alaphilippe, Ciccone, Alaphilippe, Bernal.

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