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Male? Yes
Active? No
European? Yes
GT winner? No
Active before WWII? No
Monument winner? No
Nationality of a country bordering the Mediterranean? Yes
Nationality of a country which has been under Communist rule? No

Active before the fall of the (Berlin) wall? No
 
Male? Yes
Active? No
European? Yes
GT winner? No
Active before WWII? No
Monument winner? No
Nationality of a country bordering the Mediterranean? Yes
Nationality of a country which has been under Communist rule? No
Active before the fall of the (Berlin) wall? No

Active pro before 2000? No
Started monuments more than 5 times? No
Was his terrain of choice hilly? No


"...Otherwise it's getting silly." He really is not obscure, nor is there really any reason yet to think he is. The only negative that you have about him is that he hasn't won a monument or a GT. There were three World RR Champions that fitted the criteria before you asked that. Among current riders, that wouldn't exclude 4 of the top ten, or half of the top 20, in the UCI rankings. Ignore that bit: I had forgotten the Mediterranean/non Soviet block country bit, but still 1 World Champ and 3 of the UCI current top ten (but they are obviously active) hadn't been excluded.
 
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Male? Yes
Active? No
European? Yes
GT winner? No
Active before WWII? No
Monument winner? No
Nationality of a country bordering the Mediterranean? Yes
Nationality of a country which has been under Communist rule? No
Active before the fall of the (Berlin) wall? No
Active pro before 2000? No
Started monuments more than 5 times? No
Was his terrain of choice hilly? I don't think 'Yes' or 'No' is really adequate.

Top 20 in a grand tour? Yes
 
Male? Yes
Active? No
European? Yes
GT winner? No
Active before WWII? No
Monument winner? No
Nationality of a country bordering the Mediterranean? Yes
Nationality of a country which has been under Communist rule? No
Active before the fall of the (Berlin) wall? No
Active pro before 2000? No
Started monuments more than 5 times? No
Was his terrain of choice hilly? Either answer could be argued.
Top 20 in a grand tour? Yes

Is he Spanish? No
French? Yes
Italian? No
Is his inactivity through choice? Yes
 
Male? Yes
Active? No
European? Yes
GT winner? No
Active before WWII? No
Monument winner? No
Nationality of a country bordering the Mediterranean? Yes
Nationality of a country which has been under Communist rule? No
Active before the fall of the (Berlin) wall? No
Active pro before 2000? No
Started monuments more than 5 times? No
Was his terrain of choice hilly? Either answer could be argued.
Top 20 in a grand tour? Yes
Is he Spanish? No
French? Yes
Italian? No
Is his inactivity through choice? Yes

Jérôme Coppel? No, but he was other of 2 plausible options left. Which means there is only one man it now can be...
 
Yesterday's birthday boy, J-C.

Hopefully not too obscure, Sir Fly. As to whether his favoured terrain is hilly, well he certainly never excelled in Ardennes type races, and his strengths were time trials and full scale mountains, but until he was about 32, his preferred sport was MTB cross country, and I guess that would be generally hilly.

So, welcome to the game Finn:
Male?
Active?
European?
 

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