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Tour de France 2002 standings: results (general classification)

The 2002 Tour de France was the 89th edition of the prestigious cycling race. It took place from July 6 to July 28, covering a total distance of approximately 3,365 kilometers (2,092 miles). The race consisted of 20 stages, including individual time trials, mountain stages, and flat stages.

American cyclist Lance Armstrong, riding for the U.S. Postal Service team, secured his fourth consecutive Tour de France victory in 2002. Armstrong’s achievements in the Tour de France were later marred by doping allegations, and he was stripped of his seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005 in 2012 after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) found evidence of systematic doping during his career. As a result, the official records of the Tour de France do not recognize any winner for the years 1999 to 2005.

The final podium in the general classification originally featured Lance Armstrong (1st), Joseba Beloki of Spain (2nd), and Raimondas Rumšas of Lithuania (3rd). The podium ceremony in Paris marked the end of the 2002 Tour de France.

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2002 Tour de France: Yellow Jersey, Green Jersey, Polka Dot Jersey and White Jersey

The 2002 Tour de France featured distinctive jerseys awarded to riders leading different classifications. Here are the jersey winners of the 2002 Tour de France:

  1. Yellow Jersey (Maillot Jaune – General Classification):
    • Winner: Lance Armstrong (United States) – Riding for the U.S. Postal Service team, Armstrong secured the yellow jersey as the leader of the general classification. LATER NULLIFIED.
  2. Green Jersey (Maillot Vert – Points Classification):
    • Winner: Robbie McEwen (Australia) – McEwen, a sprinter, topped the points classification, earning the green jersey.
  3. Polka Dot Jersey (Maillot à Pois Rouges – King of the Mountains Classification):
    • Winner: Laurent Jalabert (France) – Jalabert excelled in the mountain stages, earning the polka dot jersey as the leader in the King of the Mountains classification.
  4. White Jersey (Maillot Blanc – Best Young Rider Classification):
    • Winner: Ivan Basso (Italy) – Basso, a talented young rider, secured the white jersey as the best-placed rider under the age of 25 in the general classification.

Overall Ranking – Tour de France 2002:

The overall ranking of the 2002 Tour de France, which reflects the general classification at the end of the race, was as follows:

  1. Lance Armstrong (United States) – U.S. Postal Service
  2. Joseba Beloki (Spain) – ONCE-Eroski
  3. Raimondas Rumšas (Lithuania) – Lampre
  4. Santiago Botero (Colombia) – Kelme-Costa Blanca
  5. Igor González de Galdeano (Spain) – ONCE-Eroski
  6. José Azevedo (Portugal) – ONCE-Eroski
  7. Francisco Mancebo (Spain) –
  8. Levi Leipheimer (United States) – Rabobank
  9. Roberto Heras (Spain) – U.S. Postal Service
  10. Carlos Sastre (Spain) – CSC–Tiscali

It’s worth noting that these rankings are based on the riders’ cumulative times throughout the entire race. Lance Armstrong’s victory in the 2002 Tour de France marked his fourth consecutive win in the event. However, as mentioned earlier, Armstrong was later stripped of his titles from 1999 to 2005 due to doping allegations. Consequently, the official records do not recognize a winner for those years.

Stage Winners – Tour de France 2002:

The 2002 Tour de France featured a total of 20 stages, each offering opportunities for different riders to excel. Here is a list of the stage winners from the 2002 Tour de France:

  • Prologue (Luxembourg City – Luxembourg City, ITT) – Lance Armstrong (United States)
  • Stage 1 (Luxembourg City – Luxembourg City) – Rubens Bertogliati (Switzerland)
  • Stage 2 (Luxembourg – Saarbrücken) – Óscar Freire (Spain)
  • Stage 3 (Metz – Reims) – Robbie McEwen (Australia)
  • Stage 4 (Épernay – Château-Thierry, TTT) – ONCE–Eroski
  • Stage 5 (Soissons – Rouen) – Jaan Kirsipuu (Estonia)
  • Stage 6 (Forges-les-Eaux – Alençon) – Erik Zabel (Germany)
  • Stage 7 (Bagnoles-de-l’Orne – Avranches) – Bradley McGee (Australia)
  • Stage 8 (Saint-Martin-de-Landelles – Plouay) – Karsten Kroon (Netherlands)
  • Stage 9 (Lanester – Lorient, ITT) – Santiago Botero (Colombia)
  • Stage 10 (Bazas – Pau) – Patrice Halgand (France)
  • Stage 11 (Pau – La Mongie) – Lance Armstrong (United States)
  • Stage 12 (Lannemezan – Plateau de Beille) – Lance Armstrong (United States)
  • Stage 13 (Lavelanet – Béziers) – David Millar (Britain)
  • Stage 14 (Lodève – Le Cap d’Agde) – Richard Virenque (France)
  • Stage 15 (Vallon-Pont d’Arc – Villard-de-Lans) – Santiago Botero (Colombia)
  • Stage 16 (Les Deux Alpes – La Plagne) – Michael Boogerd (Netherlands)
  • Stage 17 (Aime – Cluses) – Dario Frigo (Italy)
  • Stage 18 (Cluses – Bourg-en-Bresse) – Thor Hushovd (Norway)
  • Stage 19 (Régnié – Durette to Mâcon) – Lance Armstrong (United States)
  • Stage 20 (Melun – Paris Champs-Élysées) – Robbie McEwen (Australia)

These stage winners showcased a mix of sprinters, climbers, and time trial specialists, illustrating the diverse skills required in the Tour de France.

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