Procycling - - Retro -

We’ve looked back over the post-war his­tory of the Tour to ind all the riders who have, like Van Pop­pel, won four stages or more in a sin­gle edi­tion. The list is dom­i­nated by GC riders and sprint­ers. In the 71 races since 1947, 41 di fer­ent riders have done it (some­times more than one rider in a sin­gle Tour). While there was decade- long hia­tus be­tween Van Pop­pel do­ing it in 1988 and the next time ( Tom Steels in 1998), it’s be­come com­mon in re­cent years. One sprinter has won four or more stages in ev­ery Tour since 2008, ex­cept one.

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