Victories either side of the 2016 Tour de France’s first rest day saw Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) and Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange) write their names into cycling history.
Stage nine winner Dumoulin and stage ten victor Matthews became the 88th and 89th riders to record stage wins at all three Grand Tours, adding to earlier successes at the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana – both of which, incidentally, they have worn the leaders’ jersey at.
They became the second and third riders to add their name to that list this season, with Alejandro Valverde also joining the pantheon of greats when he bagged a stage win at the Giro d’Italia.
Topped by Eddy Merckx, who boasts 64 stage wins across the three Grand Tours, 12 of the riders to have achieved a “Grand Tour triple” are still active in the modern peloton.
Boasting 161 Grand Tour stage wins between them – including six of the first ten stages of this year’s Tour de France – we’ve rounded up those 12 men below.