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Old 01-02-13, 08:57
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Famously Eddy Merckx never won Paris Tours but he should have triumphed in 1968 but handed victory to team mate Guido Reybrouck, pulling out of the sprint, to thank him for help earlier in the season. Source.
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Old 01-02-13, 09:04
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When Coppi was held in a prisoner of war camp during WW2, he shared plates with the father of Claudio Chiappucci. Source.
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In his famous victory on stage 13 of the 1992 Tour de France Chiappucci attacked on the first climb of the day (245 km from the finish). He was first and alone on top of all five main climbs, of which 3 were "première catégorie" and 1 "hors catégorie". Something Fausto Coppi accomplished exactly 40 years earlier. Source.
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Old 01-02-13, 09:20
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Rik van Looy, Roger De Vlaeminck and Eddy Merckx are the only riders to have won all five Monuments. Sean Kelly, who had victories in four of the monuments, was never able to pull off a win in the Tour of Flanders finishing second in 1984, 1986, and 1987. Source
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Some interesting facts there Pedro.
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Nice thread!
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what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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Old 01-02-13, 09:36
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Cheers Hitch/ILoveCycling.

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 GC following the final time trial. Source
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6 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)
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However, Walkowiak remains the only Tour de France winner who has never won a stage in any edition of the Tour de France. Source
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Henri Cornet is the only teenager to ever win a grand tour. He won the second ever grand tour, originally finishing 5th but 4 above were later dqd.
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