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Old 01-03-13, 11:17
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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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Lol, what a waste of time.

No wonder he was slim. He wouldn't have had much time to eat after counting all the grains of rice.
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Old 01-03-13, 11:33
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Bernard Hinault once featured on the cover of a French disco record.



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The phrase “King of the Mountains” comes from 1905 when René Pottier climbed the Grand Ballon in the Alsace region. Riding for a team with Peugeot bikes, the company’s factory was down the road and workers lined the climb. The spectacle was so great that newspaper L’Auto proclaimed Pottier as “le roi de la montagne“, or the king of the mountain. Source.
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Alberto counts but Flandis doesn't?
Landis won a stage
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Landis won a stage
As mentioned in a previous post, (I think) Netserk was wondering why I indirectly credited Contador (2010) with a Tour win and not Landis (2005) when both were stripped.
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In 2001 Angel Casero won the Vuelta. He triumphed without winning a stage. Actually, he was not top 3 in any stage. In fact, he never even wore the leaders Jersey until winning the final time trial. Source
Obviously, this is a self contradictory sentence.
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Obviously, this is a self contradictory sentence.
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In fact, he never even wore the leaders Jersey until winning after the final time trial.
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Jan Raas won the 1978 Tour prologue, but because of a dramatic shift in the weather, he was not given the Maillot Jaune, even though his name went into the record books as the Prologue winner. Source.

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Actually looking into this more it seems that 4 people including Bugno have done this.
Girardengo (1919) Binda (1927) Merckx (1973) Bugno (1990)
Any Tour or Vuelta stats on this? (Too lazy to look it up).

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The annual Cima Coppi prize for the rider who wins the highest mountain summit in the Giro was established in 1965. The highest summit has been the Passo dello Stelvio (2758m), which has been used 6 times since then. On three occasions the Cima Coppi has been outside of Italy, in a different country each time. In 1971 the prize was given away for crossing the Großglockner, in Austria; in 1982 the Cima Coppi went to France, given on the Col d'Izoard, although the riders did not crest the full summit of the climb, finishing at 2361m; and in 1985 the highest point was the Simplonpass, in Switzerland. At 2005m, this remains the lowest ever Cima Coppi in the Giro's history. The next lowest is Sestrières, at 2035m, in 2009. Had the original Blockhaus stage not been shortened, this would have been the Cima Coppi, but would still have been the 2nd lowest of all time.
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As mentioned in a previous post, (I think) Netserk was wondering why I indirectly credited Contador (2010) with a Tour win and not Landis (2005) when both were stripped.
Yes, both were stripped of the overall, but I think the point everyone else is making is that without either getting stripped Landis wouldn't have qualified anyway.

If Landis wasn't stripped, he won a stage, so didn't meet the requirements of the category anyway.
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