American Riders in the 2019 Tour de France

8 JUL 1994: THE AMERICAN FLAG FLUTTERS IN THE AIR IN THE FOREGROUND AS THE PACK OF RIDERS PASS UNDER IT ON THEIR WAY UP THE COAST ON THEIR WAY TO RENNES DURING STAGE SIX OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE 1994. Mandatory Credit: Pascal Rondeau/ALLSPORT

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Only Four Americans will be at the 2019 Tour de France1 min read

Another flat year for American rider participation at the Tour de France. With just four confirmed starters, the American presence at this year’s Tour de France will be slim.

It’s a sad continuation of the flat trend in American Tour participation, and highlights the diminished role U.S. riders now play in cycling’s most important stage race. Since a relative high of 9 riders in 2014, American riders have only made up between 3 and 5 riders at the Tour de France each year.

Starting this year from the U.S. are Ben King (Dimension Data), Chad Haga (Sunweb), Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) and Joey Rosskopf (CCC).

American Riders in the Tour de France by Year

2019 – 4
2018 – 5
2017 – 3
2016 – 5
2015 – 3
2014 – 9
2013 – 6
2012 – 8
2011 – 10
2010 – 8
2009 – 7
2008 – 4
2007 – 6
2006 – 8
2005 – 9
2004 – 7
2003 – 6
2002 – 9
2001 – 8
2000 – 9
1999 – 8
1998 – 6
1997 – 6
1996 – 3
1995 – 2
1994 – 3
1993 – 3
1992 – 5
1991 – 5
1990 – 7
1989 – 5
1988 – 6
1987 – 7
1986 – 10
1985 – 2
1984 – 2
1983 – 1
1982 – 1
1981 – 1

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