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02 Jan 2013 11:00

The total distance of the five time trials in the 1939 Tour was approximately 281 kilometres including the first mountain time trial. Source
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02 Jan 2013 12:12

Don't be late Pedro wrote:7 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)
Alberto Contador (2010)


Alberto counts but Flandis doesn't? :confused:
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02 Jan 2013 12:16

Netserk wrote:Alberto counts but Flandis doesn't? :confused:

Good spot. When collating these things it can be easy to make mistakes. I'll edit. Funny enough that was the only one I did not add a source for because it would be a bit laborious.
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02 Jan 2013 13:20

Only 4 riders have won the Autumn double: Paris-Tours and Giro di Lombardia in the same season.

Phillippe Thys (1917)
Rik van Looy (1959)
Jo de Roo (1962,1963)
Philippe Gilbert (2009)

Only 3 riders have won Paris-Tours, Giro di Lombardia and the World Championships in their entire career.

Rik van Looy
Francesco Moser
Philippe Gilbert

Longest breakaway win in Paris-Roubaix: Dirk Demol.
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02 Jan 2013 13:45

Youngest winner of the CQranking: Damiano Cunego in 2004, who scored his last CQpoints of the season on 24/10 when he was 23 years and 35 days old.
Oldest winner of the CQranking: Joaquim Rodriguez in 2012, who scored his last CQpoints of the season on 29/09 when he was 33 years and 140 days old.

Youngest rider to finish in the Top-100 of the CQranking: Peter Sagan in 2010, who scored his last CQpoints of the season on 12/09 when he was 20 years and 229 days old.
Oldest rider to finish in the Top-100 of the CQranking: Chris Horner in 2012, who scored his last CQpoints of the season on 26/09 when he was 40 years and 339 days old.

In other words, Sagan can no longer hope to become the youngest winner of the CQranking ever.
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02 Jan 2013 13:49

Netserk wrote:Alberto counts but Flandis doesn't? :confused:

Didn't win Landis the stage where he was disqualified later?
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02 Jan 2013 20:41

Don't be late Pedro wrote:Alfredo Binda won 12 out of 15 stages in the 1927 edition of the Giro and is also only one of two men to lead from start to finish. Source.


Who is the other? Bugno in 1990?
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02 Jan 2013 21:50

janraaskalt wrote:Didn't win Landis the stage where he was disqualified later?

Both were stripped of their titles but I was crediting Contador and not Landis as the overall winner (since I listed Oscar Pereiro (2006) ).
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02 Jan 2013 22:12

Welcome to Boredefrancenews.com:rolleyes:
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02 Jan 2013 22:37

Great.....have you tried this???

http://www.cyclingrevealed.com/trivia/triviaindex.htm

the guy in overall lead is pretty awesome.......:rolleyes:
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03 Jan 2013 00:02

Cool thread Pedro, thanks.
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03 Jan 2013 00:17

UpTheRoad wrote:Who is the other? Bugno in 1990?

Actually looking into this more it seems that 4 people including Bugno have done this.

Girardengo (1919)
Binda (1927)
Merckx (1973)
Bugno (1990)

Binda was the second person to achieve this.

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03 Jan 2013 00:24

Don't be late Pedro wrote:Both were stripped of their titles but I was crediting Contador and not Landis as the overall winner (since I listed Oscar Pereiro (2006) ).


Contador of course now as a result also does not get the distinction of being only the second rider in history to win 2 of each (Hinault).

And also the slightly less important distinction of winning a stage in each.

In fact looking at that, there are 82 riders who have won a stage in all 3 grand tours, the most recent being Purito when he took Asissi this year. http://www.irishpeloton.com/2012/06/the-grand-tour-hat-trick-a-stage-win-in-each/

I do wonder how narrow that list becomes if we count 2 in each (a group which Contador was part of until february 5th of this year)

And how many sit alongside Cav as having won 3 of each. Edit: looking at wikipedia the answer is 19 (might be 20 since wiki only lists riders who won 10 stages and someone who won 9 could have won 3 3 3)
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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03 Jan 2013 00:41

The only rider to ever win the Tour de l'Avenir twice is Soviet climber Sergey Sukhoruchenkov, arguably the best climber in the history of the Eastern Bloc. He was 23 at the time of his second triumph, but did not attempt a Grand Tour for another 7 years, when the Soviet Union included him in its selection for the Vuelta a España. The Vuelta overlapped with the Course de la Paix that year so was seen by Soviet selectors as a consolation prize for those riders that didn't make the Peace Race startlist.
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03 Jan 2013 01:00

Lucho Herrera is the only rider to win a GT from an LEDC country.

As Colombia's continued economic growth now makes it an emerging economy, he may hold this distinction for a long while yet.
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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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03 Jan 2013 01:32

The Hitch wrote:Lucho Herrera is the only rider to win a GT from an LEDC country.

As Colombia's continued economic growth now makes it an emerging economy, he may hold this distinction for a long while yet.


By the same token, if the Euro doesn't stage something of a recovery, ...
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03 Jan 2013 03:51

Armchair cyclist wrote:By the same token, if the Euro doesn't stage something of a recovery, ...


Ha, nice one;)
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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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03 Jan 2013 09:44

only two rider won 4 consecutive stage at the Tour de France

1930 Charless Pellissier (the last 4!!, Metz, Charville, Malo-les Bains, Paris)
1999 Mario Cipollini (Blois, Amiens, Maubeuge, Thoinville)

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03 Jan 2013 09:55

Capablanca and me wrote:only two rider won 4 consecutive stage at the Tour de France
1999 Mario Cipollini (Blois, Amiens, Maubeuge, Thoinville)

A bit more on Super Mario winning four in a row.
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03 Jan 2013 10:10

When Chris Boardman broke the hour record for the first time, Luc Leblanc remarked that if Boardman could break it, half of the pro peloton could.

In his first TdF, Boardman caught his minute-man, Leblanc, over a 7.1 km course and set the fastest ever Tour stage in the process. Source and Video


After the 1994 prologue Boardman was reminded of that quote and purportedly said
I suppose that shows which half of the peloton Luc LeBlanc is in...
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