Contador has now won two of the top-four tightest Tours in history
Alberto Contador won his third Tour de France on Sunday following the race’s final stage to Paris with a 39-second advantage over Saxo Bank’s Andy Schleck.
Below is a list of the smallest winning margins in the 107-year history of the Tour de France.
- 1989: Greg LeMond (USA) beat Laurent Fignon (FRA) by 8 seconds
- 2007: Alberto Contador (ESP) beat Cadel Evans (AUS) by 23 seconds
- 1968: Jan Janssen (NED) beat Herman Van Springel (BEL) by 38 seconds
- 2010: Alberto Contador (ESP) beat Andy Schleck (LUX) by 39 seconds
- 1987: Stephen Roche (IRL) beat Pedro Delgado (ESP) by 40 seconds
- 1977: Bernard Thevenet (FRA) beat Hennie Kuiper (NED) by 48 seconds
- 1964: Jacques Anquetil (FRA) beat Raymond Poulidor (FRA) by 55 seconds