Tour de France Team Classification Winners, 1930 to 2021

By : Mr Mamil
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Team Bahrain Victorious, Winner of the 2021 Tour de France Team Classification

The Tour de France team classification is a lesser-known competition compared to the General Classification, Points Classification, Climber’s Classification, and Young Rider Classification.

When the Tour de France first started in 1903, it was competed by individuals. Although some participants had the same sponsors, they were not allowed to compete as a team. It wasn’t until 1930 that the organizer, Henri Desgrang allowed teams to compete.

From 1930 to 1961, only national teams competed, and from 1962 onwards, commercially sponsored teams were allowed. The teams would take the name of their main and (sometimes) secondary sponsor. It’s common that the team name changes yearly, depending on the sponsors.

Each day, the finishing times of the first three riders of each team will be added to the team classification’s time. The leading team is the team with the least amount of time. If a team has less than three riders remaining in the Tour de France, they’re removed from the team classification.

From 2012 onwards, all the riders from the leading team in Team Classification will wear a yellow helmet.

Tour de France Team Classification winners

YearTeam
1930France
1931Belgium
1932Italy
1933France
1934France
1935Belgium
1936Belgium
1937France
1938Belgium
1939Belgium
1947Italy
1948Belgium
1949Italy
1950Belgium
1951France
1952Italy
1953Netherlands
1954Switzerland
1955France
1956Belgium
1957France
1958Belgium
1959Belgium
1960France
1961France
1962Saint-Raphaël–Helyett–Hutchinson
1963Saint-Raphaël–Gitane–R. Geminiani
1964Pelforth–Sauvage–Lejeune
1965Kas–Kaskol
1966Kas–Kaskol
1967France
1968Spain
1969Faema
1970Salvarani
1971Bic
1972Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson
1973Bic
1974Kas–Kaskol
1975Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson
1976Kas–Campagnolo
1977TI–Raleigh
1978Miko–Mercier–Vivagel
1979Renault–Gitane
1980Miko–Mercier–Vivagel
1981Peugeot–Esso–Michelin
1982COOP–Mercier–Mavic
1983TI–Raleigh–Campagnolo
1984Renault–Elf
1985La Vie Claire
1986La Vie Claire
1987Système U
1988PDM–Ultima–Concorde
1989PDM–Concorde
1990Z–Tomasso
1991Banesto
1992Carrera Jeans–Vagabond
1993Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1994Festina–Lotus
1995ONCE
1996Festina–Lotus
1997Team Telekom
1998Cofidis
1999Banesto
2000Kelme–Costa Blanca
2001Kelme–Costa Blanca
2002ONCE–Eroski
2003Team CSC
2004T-Mobile Team
2005T-Mobile Team
2006T-Mobile Team
2007Discovery Channel
2008CSC–Saxo Bank
2009Astana
2010Team RadioShack
2011Garmin–Cervélo
2012RadioShack–Nissan
2013Saxo–Tinkoff
2014Ag2r–La Mondiale
2015Movistar Team
2016Movistar Team
2017Team Sky
2018Movistar Team
2019Movistar Team
2020Movistar Team
2021Team Bahrain Victorious