Less well known cycling records or facts

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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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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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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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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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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. Source.
 
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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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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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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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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)
 
Don't be late Pedro said:
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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Netserk said:
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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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.
 
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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