Body Size Tables of Tour de France Participants

See the discussion about the body size of professional cyclists using the data from the tables below.

Table of Tour de France Cyclists Average Stats

The table below lists average age, heights and weights of Tour de France participants (data from https://www.procyclingstats.com/), plus the calculated average BMI measurement. There was no average data from before 1990, and from the earlier years on this list it is probably not a complete sample of all the participants (the database did not indicate how many sample points). See the graphs on the discussion page for a better indication of the trends.

Year Age (Years) Height (meters) Weight (kg) BMI
1990 27.80 1.81 72.0 22.0
1991 28.30 1.81 71.0 21.7
1992 28.56 1.86 75.5 21.8
1993 28.35 1.83 73.2 21.9
1994 28.71 1.81 74.2 22.6
1995 28.42 1.82 72.9 22.0
1996 28.49 1.82 72.2 21.8
1997 28.20 1.81 71.8 21.9
1998 28.55 1.82 74.1 22.4
1999 28.28 1.82 72.1 21.8
2000 29.02 1.80 70.9 21.9
2001 28.83 1.80 70.3 21.7
2002 29.23 1.79 68.4 21.3
2003 29.17 1.79 68.6 21.4
2004 29.69 1.80 70.1 21.6
2005 29.33 1.80 69.5 21.5
2006 29.72 1.80 69.1 21.3
2007 29.08 1.80 69.7 21.5
2008 29.13 1.80 68.9 21.3
2009 29.07 1.81 69.5 21.2
2010 29.29 1.81 69.2 21.1
2011 29.36 1.8.1 68.9 21.0
2012 30.15 1.81 68.7 21.0
2013 29.44 1.80 68.5 21.1
2014 29.82 1.81 69.0 21.1
2015 29.65 1.81 69.0 21.1
2016 29.94 1.81 68.7 21.0
2017 29.88 1.81 68.9 21.0
2018 29.86 1.81 69.2 21.1
2019 29.71 1.81 68.9 21.0
2020 29.76 1.80 68.2 21.0

source: data from https://www.procyclingstats.com/

Table of Tour de France Winner's Body Size

The table below lists all known heights and weights of Tour de France champions. There is a lot of missing data from prior to the 1940s. Weight values are to the nearest kg or lb. Body mass index has been calculated from the height and weight data.

The data is being used to get a general view of the riders' body size and changes over time. They may not be accurate, the measurements were taken at different times, under different conditions and using unknown methods. Most of the height and weight values in the table are taken from the Wikipedia page for each rider, and though they are believed to be somewhat accurate, they may not reflect the true racing weight of the cyclists during the tour.

The anthropometric data of Lance Armstrong has been included even though he is now not the winner (there is no official winner for those years).

Year Winner Age Height Weight BMI
1903 Maurice Garin 32 1.62 m / 5 ft 4 in 60 kg / 132 lb 22.9
1904 Henri Cornet 20 -    
1905 Louis Trousselier 24 -    
1906 René Pottier 27 -    
1907 Lucien Petit-Breton 24 -    
1908 Lucien Petit-Breton 25 -    
1909 François Faber 22 1.78 m / 5 ft 10 in 88 kg / 194 lb 27.8
1910 Octave Lapize 21 -    
1911 Gustave Garrigou 27 -    
1912 Odile Defraye 24 -    
1913 Philippe Thys 23 -    
1914 Philippe Thys 24 -    
1915-18 no races   -    
1919 Firmin Lambot 33 -    
1920 Philippe Thys 30 -    
1921 Léon Scieur 33 -    
1922 Firmin Lambot 36 -    
1923 Henri Pélissier 33 -    
1924 Ottavio Bottecchia 30 -    
1925 Ottavio Bottecchia 31 -    
1926 Lucien Buysse 34 -    
1927 Nicolas Frantz 28 -    
1928 Nicolas Frantz 29 -    
1929 Maurice De Waele 33 -    
1930 André Leducq 26 -    
1931 Antonin Magne 27 -    
1932 André Leducq 28 -    
1933 Georges Speicher 26 -    
1934 Antonin Magne 30 -    
1935 Romain Maes 22 -    
1936 Sylvère Maes 27 -    
1937 Roger Lapébie 26 -    
1938 Gino Bartali 24 1.72 m / 5 ft 8 in 66 kg / 146 lb 22.6
1939 Sylvère Maes 30 -    
1940-46 no races   -    
1947 Jean Robic 26 1.61 m / 5 ft 3 in 60 kg / 132 lb 23.1
1948 Gino Bartali 34 172 cm / 5 ft 8 in 66 kg / 146 lb 22.3
1949 Fausto Coppi 30 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 68 kg / 150 lb 21.7
1950 Ferdinand Kubler 31 -    
1951 Hugo Koblet 26 -    
1952 Fausto Coppi 33 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 68 kg / 150 lb 21.7
1953 Louison Bobet 28 1.79 m / 5 ft 10 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.4
1954 Louison Bobet 29 1.79 m / 5 ft 10 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.4
1955 Louison Bobet 30 1.79 m / 5 ft 10 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.4
1956 Roger Walkowiak 29 -    
1957 Jacques Anquetil 23 1.76 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 70 kg / 154 lb 22.6
1958 Charly Gaul 26 1.73 m / 5 ft 8 in 64 kg / 141 lb 21.4
1959 Federico Bahamontes 31 -    
1960 Gastone Nencini 30 -    
1961 Jacques Anquetil 27 1.76 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 70 kg / 154 lb 22.6
1962 Jacques Anquetil 28 1.76 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 70 kg / 154 lb 22.6
1963 Jacques Anquetil 29 1.76 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 70 kg / 154 lb 22.6
1964 Jacques Anquetil 30 1.76 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 70 kg / 154 lb 22.6
1965 Felice Gimondi 23 1.81 m / 5 ft 11 in 71 kg / 157 lb 21.7
1966 Lucien Aimar 25 -    
1967 Roger Pingeon 27 1.82 m / 6 ft 0 in 72 kg / 159 lb 21.7
1968 Jan Janssen 28 -    
1969 Eddy Merckx 24 1.82 m / 5 ft 11 1⁄2 in 74 kg / 163 lb 22.3
1970 Eddy Merckx 25 1.82 m / 5 ft 11 1⁄2 in 74 kg / 163 lb 22.3
1971 Eddy Merckx 26 1.82 m / 5 ft 11 1⁄2 in 74 kg / 163 lb 22.3
1972 Eddy Merckx 27 1.82 m / 5 ft 11 1⁄2 in 74 kg / 163 lb 22.3
1973 Luis Ocaña 28 1.65 m / 5 ft 5 in 52 kg / 115 lbs 19.1
1974 Eddy Merckx 29 1.82 m / 5 ft 11 1⁄2 in 74 kg / 163 lb 22.3
1975 Bernard Thévenet 27 -    
1976 Lucien Van Impe 30 - 58 kg / 128 lb  
1977 Bernard Thévenet 29 -    
1978 Bernard Hinault 24 1.74 m / 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in 62 kg / 137 lb 20.5
1979 Bernard Hinault 25 1.74 m / 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in 62 kg / 137 lb 20.5
1980 Joop Zoetemelk 34 1.73 m / 5 ft 8 in 68 kg / 150 lb 22.7
1981 Bernard Hinault 27 1.74 m / 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in 62 kg / 137 lb 20.5
1982 Bernard Hinault 28 1.74 m / 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in 62 kg / 137 lb 20.5
1983 Laurent Fignon 23 1.74 m / 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in 67 kg / 148 lb 22.1
1984 Laurent Fignon 24 1.74 m / 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in 67 kg / 148 lb 22.1
1985 Bernard Hinault 31 1.74 m / 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in 62 kg / 137 lb 20.5
1986 Greg LeMond 25 1.78 m / 5 ft 10 in 67 kg / 148 lb 21.1
1987 Stephen Roche 28 1.75 m / 5 ft 9 in 74 kg / 163 lb 24.2
1988 Pedro Delgado 28 1.71 m / 5 ft 7 in 64 kg / 141 lb 21.9
1989 Greg LeMond 28 1.78 m / 5 ft 10 in 67 kg / 148 lb 21.1
1990 Greg LeMond 29 1.78 m / 5 ft 10 in 67 kg / 148 lb 21.1
1991 Miguel Induráin 27 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 80 kg / 176 lb 23.1
1992 Miguel Induráin 28 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 80 kg / 176 lb 23.1
1993 Miguel Induráin 29 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 80 kg / 176 lb 23.1
1994 Miguel Induráin 30 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 80 kg / 176 lb 23.1
1995 Miguel Induráin 31 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 80 kg / 176 lb 23.1
1996 Bjarne Riis 32 1.84 m / 6 ft 1⁄2 in 71 kg / 157 lb 21.0
1997 Jan Ullrich 24 1.83 m / 6 ft 0 in 73 kg / 161 lb 21.8
1998 Marco Pantani 28 1.72 m / 5 ft 7 1⁄2 in 57 kg / 126 lb 19.3
1999 Lance Armstrong * 28 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.9
2000 Lance Armstrong * 29 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.9
2001 Lance Armstrong * 30 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.9
2002 Lance Armstrong * 31 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.9
2003 Lance Armstrong * 32 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.9
2004 Lance Armstrong * 33 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.9
2005 Lance Armstrong * 34 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 75 kg / 165 lb 23.9
2006 Óscar Pereiro 30 1.77 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 68 kg / 150 lb 21.7
2007 Alberto Contador 24 1.76 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 62 kg / 137 lb 20.0
2008 Carlos Sastre 33 1.73 m / 5 ft 8 in 60 kg / 132 lb 20.0
2009 Alberto Contador 26 1.76 m / 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in 62 kg / 137 lb 20.0
2010 Andy Schleck 25 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 68 kg / 150 lb 19.7
2011 Cadel Evans 34 1.74 m / 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in 64 kg / 141 lb 21.1
2012 Bradley Wiggins 32 1.90 m / 6 ft 3 in 69 kg / 152 lb 19.1
2013 Chris Froome 28 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 69 kg / 152 lb 19.9
2014 Vincenzo Nibali 29 1.80 m / 5 ft 11 in 65 kg / 143 lb 20.1
2015 Chris Froome 30 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 69 kg / 152 lb 19.9
2016 Chris Froome 31 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 69 kg / 152 lb 19.9
2017 Chris Froome 32 1.86 m / 6 ft 1 in 69 kg / 152 lb 19.9
2018 Geraint Thomas 32 1.83 m / 6 ft 0 in 71 kg / 157 lb 21.2
2019 Egan Bernal 22 1.75 m / 5 ft 9 in 60 kg / 132 lb 19.6
2020 Tadej Pogačar 21 1.76 m / 5 ft 9 in 66 kg /146 lb 21.3
2021 Tadej Pogačar 22 1.76 m / 5 ft 9 in 66 kg /146 lb 21.3

source: most of the height and weight values in the table are taken from the Wikipedia page for each rider.

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