The Tour de France 2009 was the comeback-Tour of Lance Armstrong, 7-fold winner of the race. The Tour itself was overshadowed by the one but final stage to the Mont Ventoux. Eventually, no one was able to hurt Contador on the giant climb and the Spaniard won his second Tour de France. Italian Pellizotti won the polka dotted jersey.
Andy Schleck finished in second place and Lance Armstrong third.