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I have some interesting stats, it's about cycling biggest races, 10 of them (3 GT's, 5 Monuments and WC&OG RR):

Number of wins:
33 - Eddy Merckx
17 - Fausto Coppi
16 - Bernard Hinault
14 - Alfredo Binda
12 - Gino Bartali
11 - Costante Girardengo
Roger De Vlaeminck
10 - Rik Van Looy
Felice Gimondi
Sean Kelly
9 - Jacques Anquetil
8 - Rik Van Steenbergen
Louison Bobet
Francesco Moser
Paolo Bettini
Tom Boonen
7 - Henri Pelissier
Moreno Argentin
Miguel Indurain
Johan Museeuw
Alberto Contador
Fabian Cancellara
Vincenzo Nibali
Chris Froome
6 - Gaetano Belloni
Giovanni Brunero
Fiorenzo Magni
Fred De Bruyne
Tony Rominger
Oscar Freire
Alejandro Valverde
Philippe Gilbert
5 - Jan Raas
Hennie Kuiper
Giuseppe Saronni
Greg Lemond
Laurent Fignon
Gianni Bugno
Michele Bartoli
Peter Sagan


Number of podiums:
45 - Eddy Merckx
26 - Alejandro Valverde
25 - Fausto Coppi
Felice Gimondi
24 - Francesco Moser
23 - Gino Bartali
22 - Roger De Vlaeminck
21 - Bernard Hinault
20 - Alfredo Binda
19 - Costante Girardengo
Rik Van Looy
Raymond Poulidor
Sean Kelly


Top 10 placings:
67 - Eddy Merckx
43 - Felice Gimondi
Francesco Moser
Alejandro Valverde
42 - Raymond Poulidor
Roger De Vlaeminck
Sean Kelly
40 - Gino Bartali
Pretty surprised at how low in the list the current guys are especially Valverde.
Also great to see Seán up in the top 10the reason why me and so many in Ireland love cycling
 
Different characteristics of races - a punchy finish in Ans vs flat finish before, Lombardia with a more difficult finale instead of a flat finish
Yeah, and Milan-San Remo didn't have a Poggio, and Cipressa, and Le Manie..., Trouee d'Arenberg became a part of Paris-Roubaix only in 1968, Koppenberg is introduced in 1976, I'm missing your point a bit... :confused_old:
 

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