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Old 01-02-13, 09:03
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Just a place for some of the more obscure but none the less interesting records or facts related to cycling.

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Gino Bartoli is the only Tour de France rider to win three consecutive mountain stages. Source

Joaquim Rodríguez (2012) is the first Spaniard to win the Giro di Lombardia. Source

Last edited by Don't be late Pedro; 01-02-13 at 11:02. Reason: Added year for JRod's win.
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Longest Tour de France solo breakaway (post WW2) is 253km (Albert Bourlon in 1947). Source.
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Only 8 riders finished the 1914 edition of the Giro. Source.
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Only two different Spanish riders have ever won the Giro (Indurainx2 and Contador). Source.
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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 four men to lead from start to finish. Source.

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However Binda never wore pink once in 1927 since the Maglia Rosa was only awarded since the 1931 edition. Source.
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Most people know about Lemond and Fignon in 89 but the closest winning margin in Giro history was in 1948. 11 seconds separated race winner Fiorenzo Magni and Ezio Cecchi. Source
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Thomas Grosserichter arrived at the Brandenburger Tor on December 31st, having completed his solo bicycle circumnavigation in 105 days, 1 hour and 44 minutes.

New Guinness-rule World Record

(although not pro road racing, obviously)

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The (somewhat infamous) sprinter Djamolidine Abdoujaparov aka The Tashkent Terror won his final GT Stage (1996) in a mountain breakaway. Source

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Abdoujaparov is only one of four riders (Eddy Merckx,, Alessandro Petacchi, and Laurent Jalabert being the others) to have won the points competition in all three Grand Tours. Source.
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