The paper about Raleigh 1975-1999 which someone posted the link to a few days ago did state the Raleigh only built the bike for that one GC winner, though TI-Raleigh also won the team prize a couple of times.
> I think Joop was the only man to win the Tour on a Raleigh, perhaps the only
> man to win on an English bike. Anyone know better?
> Tom Adams in dreary Kansas City.
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> From: Tim & Jen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Date: Friday, October 27, 2000 10:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Le Tour history
> >I don't think you can mention great riders in the tour without adding
> >Indurain and Joop Zoetemelk. Zoetemelk rode 16 tours ('70-'86) and
> >everyone. His lowest place was 30th ('84) and in his first 12 Tours he
> >finished lower then 8th. He only managed 1 win ('80) but also had 6-2nd
> >places (2 against Merckx and 3 against Hinault). He also collected 10
> >wins. All in all one of the tour greats.
> >Of course Merckx gets my vote for best Tour rider, besides the five overall
> >wins, 34 stage wins: 8 in '70 and '74 and 6 in '69 and '72. The only man to
> >win Yellow, Green and Polka Dot in the same year('69).
> >Tim (I'd rather be riding then moving) Carter
> >Amherst (soon to be Belchertown) MA
> >PS Merckx and Zoetelmelk rode classic lightweights!
> >> And Gino Bartali won in 1938 and 1948, his prime years stolen by WWII.
> >> often thought that if not for the war, Bartali would have won 5 or 6
> >> would be ranked up there with Merckx, Coppi, Anquetil, and Hinault, where
> >> belongs. I thought it was outrageous the low ranking Cycle Sport gave
> >> a while back in their "all-time greats" issue.
> >> Regards,
> >> Jerry Moos