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Old 01-02-13, 11:00
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The total distance of the five time trials in the 1939 Tour was approximately 281 kilometres including the first mountain time trial. Source
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7 riders have won an edition of the Tour de France without winning a stage.

Firmin Lambot (1922)
Roger Walkowiak (1956)
Gastone Nencini (1960)
Lucien Aimar (1966)
Greg LeMond (1990)
Oscar Pereiro (2006)
Alberto Contador (2010)
Alberto counts but Flandis doesn't?
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Old 01-02-13, 12:16
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Alberto counts but Flandis doesn't?
Good spot. When collating these things it can be easy to make mistakes. I'll edit. Funny enough that was the only one I did not add a source for because it would be a bit laborious.
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Only 4 riders have won the Autumn double: Paris-Tours and Giro di Lombardia in the same season.

Phillippe Thys (1917)
Rik van Looy (1959)
Jo de Roo (1962,1963)
Philippe Gilbert (2009)

Only 3 riders have won Paris-Tours, Giro di Lombardia and the World Championships in their entire career.

Rik van Looy
Francesco Moser
Philippe Gilbert

Longest breakaway win in Paris-Roubaix: Dirk Demol.
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Youngest winner of the CQranking: Damiano Cunego in 2004, who scored his last CQpoints of the season on 24/10 when he was 23 years and 35 days old.
Oldest winner of the CQranking: Joaquim Rodriguez in 2012, who scored his last CQpoints of the season on 29/09 when he was 33 years and 140 days old.

Youngest rider to finish in the Top-100 of the CQranking: Peter Sagan in 2010, who scored his last CQpoints of the season on 12/09 when he was 20 years and 229 days old.
Oldest rider to finish in the Top-100 of the CQranking: Chris Horner in 2012, who scored his last CQpoints of the season on 26/09 when he was 40 years and 339 days old.

In other words, Sagan can no longer hope to become the youngest winner of the CQranking ever.
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Alberto counts but Flandis doesn't?
Didn't win Landis the stage where he was disqualified later?
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Alfredo Binda won 12 out of 15 stages in the 1927 edition of the Giro and is also only one of two men to lead from start to finish. Source.
Who is the other? Bugno in 1990?
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Didn't win Landis the stage where he was disqualified later?
Both were stripped of their titles but I was crediting Contador and not Landis as the overall winner (since I listed Oscar Pereiro (2006) ).
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Great.....have you tried this???

http://www.cyclingrevealed.com/trivia/triviaindex.htm

the guy in overall lead is pretty awesome.......
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Cool thread Pedro, thanks.
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