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Before becoming a professional cyclist Adam Hansen was a computer programmer. While at Omega Pharma-Lotto he realised that the software for tracking logistics for the riders was not very good so decided to write it from the point of view of a cyclist. He is now in the process of trying to sell it to other teams.
 
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Philippe Gilbert
held the most CQpoints at a given time ever with 3 606 points on the 14th of September 2011 (Right after winning GP de Wallonie).

Other notable scores

Joaquim Rodriguez
held 3 429 points from the 24th of March to the 3rd of April 2013.

Bradley Wiggins held 3 295 points from the 1st until the 28th of August 2012.

Alberto Contador held 3 404 points from the 26th of July until the 2nd of August 2009.
 
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Squire said:
I'm a bit curious: Which stage hunter has most GT stage wins? In either GT could be interesting, or total GT stage wins.

Let's initially define him as never having finished in the top 5 overall, and not capable of winning bunch sprints, although this definition could be discussed.

Anyone better than Moreno Argentin at 15?
Well, almost. Nino Deflippis was 5th in Le Tour once; no other remarkable GC positions though and he has 18 stages to this name.
 
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As of 2012, Liquigas (As they were) finished the Tour de France with all nine riders making it to Paris. Staggeringly, this is the 11th Grand Tour in a row in which none of their riders abandoned or were disqualified.

To put this into perspective, no other team in the history of the sport have ever managed to finish three Grand Tours in one year with a full team intact each time.
 
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Cavendish is the first world champion to win the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs Elysseés. However, the race didn’t end on the Champs Elysseés until the mid-70s,

The Belgian Marcel Kint did in 1939 win the final stage of the Tour de France (Which was actually the second stage of the day) into Paris.

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