This, and a demand for wider advertising from a declining bicycle industry, led to the reintroduction of the trade team format. Belgium hosted stages 2a, and 2b, in Herentals, and the beginning of the third in Brussels. Stage four headed to the coast, westwards to Le Havre, with the following two stages taking the Tour along a coastal route to the western tip of the country. [c] Anquetil dismissed the media's prediction that Poulidor was his rival, saying: "All Poulidor does is follow. [a] From the late-1950s to 1962, the Tour had seen the absence of top riders who had bowed to pressure from their teams' extra-sportif (non-cycling industry) sponsors to ride other races that better suited their brands.  The rider with the lowest cumulative time was the winner of the general classification and was considered the overall winner of the Tour.  The calculation for the mountains classification was changed in 1962, and the fourth category was added. Altig reclaimed the green jersey.  Willy Vannitsen of Wiel's–Groene Leeuw won the tenth stage's bunch sprint.  At an altitude of 2,802 metres (9,193 feet), it is one of the highest paved roads in Europe and the highest point of elevation reached in the history of the Tour (as of 2018). Breakaway rider Darrigade became the new general classification leader for the second time in the race.  In the following days, Dumas began to organise the inaugural European Conference on Doping and the Biological Preparation of the Competitive Athlete, which took place in January 1963. , Media related to 1962 Tour de France at Wikimedia Commons, Classification leadership and minor prizes, No jersey was awarded to the leader of the mountains classification until a white jersey with red, List of teams and cyclists in the 1962 Tour de France, 1962 Tour de France, Stage 11 to Stage 22, "The history of the Tour de France – Year 1962 – The starters", "El Tour 1962 se disputará por equipos de nueve o diez corredores de marcas comerciales", "Battistini deciso a non correre il Tour malgrado il parere favorevole del medico", "La Legnano nei pasticci – Graziano Battistini "maiala immaginarie"? The final three stages took the Tour back to the north through Lyon and Nevers to finish at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.  The riders with the most stages wins were Altig and Daems, with three each. Bahamontes won the mountains classification with 137 points, 60 ahead of second-placed Imerio Massignan (Legnano–Pirelli). 149 starters and 94 classified finishers.  Attacking over the final climbs, he soloed to the finish at Aix-les-Bains with an advantage of more than three minutes over his rivals, moving him to third place overall, 5 min 43 s in arrears, with Planckaert still leading and Anquetil second, 1 min 8 s down. , In the opening stage, a 23-man breakaway group of riders escaped the peloton (main group) as they passed Luxembourg City with 145 km (90 mi) remaining.  The split stages each had a combined winner.  The longest mass-start stage was the 22nd at 271 km (168 mi), and stage 2a was the shortest at 147 km (91 mi). He was placed seventh in the general classification, and the following day, stage fourteen, his team requested the start be delayed, which the organisation allowed. The stage passed through Luxembourg and ended in the Belgian town of Spa.  Of these, three were former winners of the Tour: Gaul (1958), Bahamontes (1959) and Nencini (1960). There were four time trial stages and no rest days.  It was revealed later that Anquetil had ridden the race with tapeworm. The 4,274-kilometre (2,656 mi) race consisted of 22 stages, including two split stages, starting in Nancy on 24 June and finishing at the Parc des Princes in Paris on 15 July.  As the chasing breakaway went through a narrow section of the finishing straight, Gastone Nencini hit a gendarme (French police officer) and fell, also bringing down Darrigade.  The Prix Alex Virot was given 25,000 NF and the Prix René Dunan got 20,000 NF.  A "duel" between him and Anquetil was billed by the press. Liste des commentateurs du Tour de France cycliste en France, https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tour_de_France_1962&oldid=175602962, Article utilisant l'infobox Descriptif course cycliste, Catégorie Commons avec lien local identique sur Wikidata, Portail:Époque contemporaine/Articles liés, licence Creative Commons attribution, partage dans les mêmes conditions, comment citer les auteurs et mentionner la licence. , In early February 1962, 22 teams submitted applications for the race, with the final list of 15 announced at the end of the month. Stages fifteen to seventeen took the race to the south-east at Antibes. Anquetil's victory in the individual time trial of stage twenty put him in the yellow jersey, which he held until the conclusion of the race. There were four time trial stages and no rest days.  In the first part of the eighth stage, another large group escaped, which in the final kilometres had merged with a further chasing breakaway and ended with a sprint victory for Ghigi rider Mario Minieri in Luçon's velodrome. De tekst is beschikbaar onder de licentie. " In training in the lead up to the Tour, Poulidor broke his left little finger and began the race with a cast on his forearm.  Each team was required to have a dominant nationality; at least six cyclists should have the same nationality, or only two nationalities should be present.  Saint-Raphaël won the team classification, which they led from the opening stage, with Mercier coming second and Flandria third. They stayed away and came to the finish over six minutes ahead, with Rudi Altig winning the sprint, and taking the first yellow jersey as leader of the general classification. Map of the 1962 Tour de France 1962 Tour Quick Facts: 4274 km raced at an average speed of 37.31 km/hr.  Anquetil's former bitter rival Raphaël Géminiani was then selected as the team manager of Saint-Raphaël for the Tour.  In stage sixteen, Daems and Bailetti escaped the peloton with 60 km (37 mi) to go, with Daems attacking to win with a margin of three minutes; the chasing group of seven came in eight minutes later.  A crash 35 km (22 mi) into the stage involving 22 riders was caused by a motorbike carrying a photographer. The first rider at each stage finish was awarded 25 points, the second 20 points, the third 16 points, the fourth 14 points, the fifth 12 points, the sixth 10 points, down to one point for the rider in fifteenth. He never takes the initiative. , In the final stage, Benedetti gained his second victory of the race from a bunch sprint in front of an estimated crowd of 30,000 at Parc des Princes.  Altig retook the yellow jersey in stage three's sprint from a breakaway consisting of 41 riders.  The classification leader was identified by a green jersey. He held the lead for seven stages, which included the Alps.  There was only one summit finish, in stage 13's time trial to the Superbagnères ski resort. Van Looy escaped close to the end but took a wrong turn; he placed fourth.  He beat second-placed Planckaert by 4 min 59 s, with Poulidor third, a further 5 min 25 s down. Jacques Anquetil, die in 1957 en 1961 de ronde al had gewonnen, won in 1962 zijn derde Tour. VS cyclists moving through French Alps, some spectators assist the riders with a push as they go up a steep slope. , The final Pyrenean stage, the fourteenth, saw Saint-Raphaël rider Jean Stablinski attack his 10-strong breakaway with 25 km (16 mi) remaining and solo to the finish in Carcassonne with a margin of twelve seconds. , In the first of the two Alpine stages, the eighteenth, attacks were expected. The 1962 Tour de France was the 49th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours.  Although he was the team leader, he was 32nd in the general classification at the time of his withdrawal, while his teammate Altig won the race.  Since four of the riders involved came from Wiel's–Groene Leeuw, more than from any other team, the scandal is referred to as the "Wiel's affair".  He was considered an able substitute due to his form during the season leading up to the Tour, winning the stage races Paris–Nice and the Tour de Luxembourg and the one-day classic Liège–Bastogne–Liège.  There was also a special award with a prize of 3,000 NF, the Souvenir Henri Desgrange, given to the first rider to pass the summit of the 2,058 m (6,752 ft)-high Col du Lautaret on stage nineteen. Riders represented a further six nations, all European. To determine placings in the overall team classification, second and third place points were also awarded. Flandria's Huub Zilverberg won stage seven from a two-way sprint with Gitane–Leroux's Bas Maliepaard; the pair attacked from a breakaway of twenty riders in the final 2 km (1 mi) and finished five seconds ahead at the finish in Saint-Nazaire. Rik Van Looy, third on the stage, was denied the opportunity to wear the yellow jersey in his own country and into his home town of Herentals at the end of the following stage.  Bahamontes led over the first-category Col du Tourmalet, and the two other lower categorised climbs, to take the lead in the mountains classification. 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