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Has it ever happened that the cyclist who has collected the most points in one of these two rankings (climber or points) has not finished the Tour, leaving the victory of the "jersey" to another rider?

I remember that winner is the cyclist that has most points amongst all who arrive at the Champs Elysees.

Obviously for picking up a number of points higher than those obtained by the cyclist who finally won the respective ranking any cyclist must have finished a large number of stages (the case that comes to mind is that of the sprinter who collects many points in the early stages of level standard and then retired during "the third" week when there are more mountain stages, it is unlikely that this can happen for the ranking of the climbers for the same reason)

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    Any time a competitor drops out, they are out of the race, so their points are no longer considered in the standings. I'll look for more details on anyone who may have dropped out having enough points that they left the race with more than that eventual category winner. – PoloHoleSet Oct 3 '16 at 16:27
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I didn't find any occurrence of a climber abandoning at a final stage with a higher number of climbing points leaving the Red-Dotted jersey to the runner-up.

However, I found some cases:

  • In 2009, Franco Pellizotti finished the Tour as leader of the Red-Dotted jersey with 210 points, however after suspicious blood values, his results were cancelled and the jersey re-attributed to Egoi Martinez who finished second with 135.

  • In 2008, Bernhad Kohl finished with 120 points but was disqualified so Carlos Sastre won the jersey with 80 points.

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