All four winners on the podium in Paris yesterday were Shimano-sponsored riders. And 14 out of the 20 stages were won on bikes clad with Japanese gruppos. Can Campag ever recover?

Shimano-equipped riders dominated Tour de France

Overall winner Lance Armstrong, king of the mountains Laurent Jalabert, points winners Robbie McEwen and the Tour’s best young rider, Ivan Basso all ride with Shimano kit.

The Shimano stage victories were:

Armstrong – US Postal (Prologue + 3 stages)

Botero – Kelme (2 stages)

Mc Ewen – Lotto/Adecco (2 stages)

Freire – Mapei

Mc Gee – Francaise des Jeux

Kroon – Rabobank

Boogerd – Rabobank

Halgand – Jean Delatour

Frigo – Tacconi

Hushovd – Credit Agricole

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