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Less well known cycling records or facts

02 Jan 2013 09:03

Just a place for some of the more obscure but none the less interesting records or facts related to cycling.

Please provide a link or source if it is not easily verifiable.

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
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02 Jan 2013 09:11

Longest Tour de France solo breakaway (post WW2) is 253km (Albert Bourlon in 1947). Source.
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02 Jan 2013 09:17

Only 8 riders finished the 1914 edition of the Giro. Source.
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02 Jan 2013 09:21

Only two different Spanish riders have ever won the Giro (Indurainx2 and Contador). Source.
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02 Jan 2013 09:25

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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02 Jan 2013 09:27

However Binda never wore pink once in 1927 since the Maglia Rosa was only awarded since the 1931 edition. Source.
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02 Jan 2013 09:32

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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02 Jan 2013 09:42

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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02 Jan 2013 09:48

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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02 Jan 2013 09:51

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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02 Jan 2013 09:57

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. [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris–Tours#Classic_races_and_riders]Source.[/url]
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02 Jan 2013 10:04

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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02 Jan 2013 10:10

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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02 Jan 2013 10:20

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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02 Jan 2013 10:21

Some interesting facts there Pedro.
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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02 Jan 2013 10:25

Nice thread!;)
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Ryo Hazuki in August 2013 wrote: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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02 Jan 2013 10:36

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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02 Jan 2013 10:42

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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02 Jan 2013 10:44

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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02 Jan 2013 10:44

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.
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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