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Test your cycling knowledge.......

29 May 2011 01:35

Ok guys take the test......can you name the 50 cyclists from their nicknames in under 10min...........take the test

http://www.sporcle.com/games/El_Imbatido/cyclist-nicknames

Couple of the nicknames i have included from names people use on this site.

Can you do it;)
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29 May 2011 03:10

El Imbatido wrote:Ok guys take the test......can you name the 50 cyclists from their nicknames in under 10min...........take the test

http://www.sporcle.com/games/El_Imbatido/cyclist-nicknames

Couple of the nicknames i have included from names people use on this site.

Can you do it;)


Nice quiz, I only got half of them. :(
Even if I had known who the Tashkant terror was, there was no way I could spell his name. :D
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29 May 2011 08:33

Here is a few more created by nvpacchi:

Guess rider by team (easy): http://www.sporcle.com/games/nvpacchi/cycling_team

Guess rider by team (hard): http://www.sporcle.com/games/nvpacchi/cycling_team_hard

Guess bike sponsor of each team: http://www.sporcle.com/games/nvpacchi/bikesponsor

Guess rider by there alternate Spanish surname: http://www.sporcle.com/games/nvpacchi/spanish_last_name
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Wallace wrote:In Lance's prime, you could take all the drugs you wanted, whenever you wanted. Ah, those were the days... If you put Contador on the program Lance was on in his prime, it would be like watching a bicycle duct-taped to the space shuttle go up the alps. You have to factor all that in when figuring out which one is the most talented
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29 May 2011 08:48

Nice quiz :) but you should change Boogey to Boogie :p
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29 May 2011 14:29

Very nicely done. Great idea.

I got most of them right but missed a few of the riders from the 90's and spent 2 minutes typing variations of "Andy Schleck" into "Mr no chain" until i gave up.

I never realised i was misspelling so many riders. Pettachi. Salvodeli. Vandenbrouke. Cipolini. All wrong i now know.


And i gave up on the tashkant terror even though i knew who he was.

Finaly Elphantino has a better nickname;)


Edit: Hooray 13 out of 20 based on Spanish maiden names.
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22 Nov 2014 08:39

Maybe it's time to test our cycling knowledge again in the off season! :cool:

What do you remember of last season? ;)

Top 100 riders of the CQ Ranking 2014
http://www.sporcle.com/games/HeiligeGraal/cq-ranking-2014-cycling

It looks easy on paper, but I bet you will forget some riders.

2014 Cycling Podiums
http://www.sporcle.com/games/RichN95/the-2014-pro-cycling-season

Again, I don't think you get 100% on this quiz. Do you remember for instance who was second in Plouay?
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22 Nov 2014 14:23

Popchu wrote:Maybe it's time to test our cycling knowledge again in the off season! :cool:

What do you remember of last season? ;)

Top 100 riders of the CQ Ranking 2014
http://www.sporcle.com/games/HeiligeGraal/cq-ranking-2014-cycling

It looks easy on paper, but I bet you will forget some riders.


ran out of time

87/100

got the entire top 77
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23 Nov 2014 13:26

Popchu wrote:Maybe it's time to test our cycling knowledge again in the off season! :cool:

What do you remember of last season? ;)

Top 100 riders of the CQ Ranking 2014
http://www.sporcle.com/games/HeiligeGraal/cq-ranking-2014-cycling

It looks easy on paper, but I bet you will forget some riders.


Got a meager 55/100. Feel really bad for missing some of these. However, I will not feel bad for missing nr. 82!
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23 Nov 2014 13:32

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23 Nov 2014 23:31

61/84- i completely forgot to attempt the dauphinie and spent time trying to spell Izagirre/ Peraud/ Kwiatowski and Chaves- cost me 7 points.

Good tests, thanks!

71 for the cq rankings- some real easy ones such as Kelderman, Mollema, Bos, Slagter and Wellens forgotten.
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24 Nov 2014 02:10

Popchu wrote:Maybe it's time to test our cycling knowledge again in the off season! :cool:

What do you remember of last season? ;)

[B]Top 100 riders of the CQ Ranking 2014
http://www.sporcle.com/games/HeiligeGraal/cq-ranking-2014-cycling

It looks easy on paper, but I bet you will forget some riders. [/B]

2014 Cycling Podiums
http://www.sporcle.com/games/RichN95/the-2014-pro-cycling-season

Again, I don't think you get 100% on this quiz. Do you remember for instance who was second in Plouay?



Only 57/100. :(
Me and my stupid american vocabulary. There was probably another 20 that I knew but just couldn't spell. I'm so use to either doing a quick look up or just using their names abbreviated....
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24 Nov 2014 19:19

Jspear wrote:Only 57/100. :(
Me and my stupid american vocabulary. There was probably another 20 that I knew but just couldn't spell. I'm so use to either doing a quick look up or just using their names abbreviated....


yes, if I could spell or spell faster it would help a lot. however, as many ways as I tried to spell basque names i still get them wrong - intxausti and izaguirre...even some german surnames give me a problem, nevermind getting navardauskas right in a hurry or belgian/dutch names. eastern european names for some reason are not as hard and italian/regular spanish names are easiest next to english. i speak some french - that helped.

anyway, that was fun. 72/100 was better than I thought i'd do.

figured the podium quiz might be easier after the top 100 - will see.
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24 Nov 2014 19:38

Popchu wrote:Maybe it's time to test our cycling knowledge again in the off season! :cool:

What do you remember of last season? ;)

Top 100 riders of the CQ Ranking 2014
http://www.sporcle.com/games/HeiligeGraal/cq-ranking-2014-cycling

It looks easy on paper, but I bet you will forget some riders.

2014 Cycling Podiums
http://www.sporcle.com/games/RichN95/the-2014-pro-cycling-season

Again, I don't think you get 100% on this quiz. Do you remember for instance who was second in Plouay?


that really was fun. glad to have that site sporcle - thanks :)
it helped me to take the top 100 rankings quiz first and refresh my spelling...
then on the podium quiz: 74/84.

lots more fun than some other threads this time of year ;)
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24 Nov 2014 21:28

El Imbatido wrote:Ok guys take the test......can you name the 50 cyclists from their nicknames in under 10min...........take the test

http://www.sporcle.com/games/El_Imbatido/cyclist-nicknames

Couple of the nicknames i have included from names people use on this site.

Can you do it;)


ack...only 30/50

i guess i was lucky to get that many, really.
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24 Nov 2014 21:40

GT stage Winners from 2010 to 2014 (excluding TTTs)

http://www.sporcle.com/games/Porthidium/2010s-cycling-grand-tour-stage-winners
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24 Nov 2014 21:41

El Imbatido wrote:Here is a few more created by nvpacchi:

Guess rider by team (easy): http://www.sporcle.com/games/nvpacchi/cycling_team

Guess rider by team (hard): http://www.sporcle.com/games/nvpacchi/cycling_team_hard

Guess bike sponsor of each team: http://www.sporcle.com/games/nvpacchi/bikesponsor

Guess rider by there alternate Spanish surname: http://www.sporcle.com/games/nvpacchi/spanish_last_name


12/20 on the spanish names.

the rider by team quizzes are from 2011 or earlier, i think.

need more cycling quizzes.
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24 Nov 2014 21:52

That post was from 2011.

The easy team-rider quiz is from 2011, look at which riders are listed together as being on what teams.
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24 Nov 2014 22:09

RedheadDane wrote:GT stage Winners from 2010 to 2014 (excluding TTTs)

http://www.sporcle.com/games/Porthidium/2010s-cycling-grand-tour-stage-winners


thanks, RedheadD :)

but...that was a brain drain...could not remember names other than stuff like the french bald guy or ? from 2011 and 2010 too much. then, the spelling again...no clue how to spell kyrienka and a bunch of others..

208/300 :o
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24 Nov 2014 22:33

RedheadDane wrote:That post was from 2011.

The easy team-rider quiz is from 2011, look at which riders are listed together as being on what teams.


yeah. i tried that easy one and got 12/30 :o

this is a nice peaceful thread to escape to ....also the cafe - music thread :)
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