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Third fastest Tour in history

By:
Jeff Jones & Shane Stokes
Published:
July 24, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:21 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for July 23, 2006
Race:
Tour de France

The 2006 Tour de France was the third fastest ever, with Floyd Landis' winning average speed 40.784...

The 2006 Tour de France was the third fastest ever, with Floyd Landis' winning average speed 40.784 km/h for the 3656.5 km distance. Only Lance Armstrong (41.698 km/h in 2005 and 40.956 km/h in 2003) has ridden faster to win La Grande Boucle. Armstrong also holds two more of the top five average speeds: 40.563 km/h in 2004 and 40.315 km/h in 1999.

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