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Old 01-03-13, 00:17
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Who is the other? Bugno in 1990?
Actually looking into this more it seems that 4 people including Bugno have done this.

Girardengo (1919)
Binda (1927)
Merckx (1973)
Bugno (1990)

Binda was the second person to achieve this.

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Both were stripped of their titles but I was crediting Contador and not Landis as the overall winner (since I listed Oscar Pereiro (2006) ).
Contador of course now as a result also does not get the distinction of being only the second rider in history to win 2 of each (Hinault).

And also the slightly less important distinction of winning a stage in each.

In fact looking at that, there are 82 riders who have won a stage in all 3 grand tours, the most recent being Purito when he took Asissi this year. http://www.irishpeloton.com/2012/06/...e-win-in-each/

I do wonder how narrow that list becomes if we count 2 in each (a group which Contador was part of until february 5th of this year)

And how many sit alongside Cav as having won 3 of each. Edit: looking at wikipedia the answer is 19 (might be 20 since wiki only lists riders who won 10 stages and someone who won 9 could have won 3 3 3)
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The only rider to ever win the Tour de l'Avenir twice is Soviet climber Sergey Sukhoruchenkov, arguably the best climber in the history of the Eastern Bloc. He was 23 at the time of his second triumph, but did not attempt a Grand Tour for another 7 years, when the Soviet Union included him in its selection for the Vuelta a España. The Vuelta overlapped with the Course de la Paix that year so was seen by Soviet selectors as a consolation prize for those riders that didn't make the Peace Race startlist.
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Lucho Herrera is the only rider to win a GT from an LEDC country.

As Colombia's continued economic growth now makes it an emerging economy, he may hold this distinction for a long while yet.
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Lucho Herrera is the only rider to win a GT from an LEDC country.

As Colombia's continued economic growth now makes it an emerging economy, he may hold this distinction for a long while yet.
By the same token, if the Euro doesn't stage something of a recovery, ...
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By the same token, if the Euro doesn't stage something of a recovery, ...
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only two rider won 4 consecutive stage at the Tour de France

1930 Charless Pellissier (the last 4!!, Metz, Charville, Malo-les Bains, Paris)
1999 Mario Cipollini (Blois, Amiens, Maubeuge, Thoinville)



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only two rider won 4 consecutive stage at the Tour de France
1999 Mario Cipollini (Blois, Amiens, Maubeuge, Thoinville)
A bit more on Super Mario winning four in a row.
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When Chris Boardman broke the hour record for the first time, Luc Leblanc remarked that if Boardman could break it, half of the pro peloton could.

In his first TdF, Boardman caught his minute-man, Leblanc, over a 7.1 km course and set the fastest ever Tour stage in the process. Source and Video


After the 1994 prologue Boardman was reminded of that quote and purportedly said
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I suppose that shows which half of the peloton Luc LeBlanc is in...
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Michael Rasmussen is known for his care for detail when considering weight.

He is known for peeling off unnecessary stickers from his bike due to the additional grams.

He used to count each grain of rice before eating and had water with his breakfast cereal, not milk.

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