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Curiously enough, same case with the Giro this year. First time in many years, when the final podium contains only guys who previously podiumed said GT.

Heck, too lazy to check but I think the Vuelta has similar pattern as well. We usually see at least one guy who never podiumed said or any GT before.
2014 the most recent occasion for this in the Vuelta
 
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Since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 there has always been at least one German rider finishing in the top 10 of the Champs-Elysees stage. That's 32 consecutive years with 14 different riders.
No german rider on the top-10 of Champs Elysees, the streak has been broken!
I feel guilty. By bringing attention to the streak I might have inadvertently killed the streak. Is this some kind of reverse Streisand effect?
 
Luis Leon Sanchez is currently the best-placed Spanish rider in the Tour GC in 15th. The last time the best-placed Spanish rider finished outside the top 10 was 1981.

I have conveniently ignored 1998 when there was no best-placed Spanish rider as no Spanish rider finished the race that year.
I think no Spanish rider finishing the Tour in 1998 might be the crazier statistic in that post. Which is saying something.
 
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Thomas was the oldest TdF podium finisher since JC Peraud (37 in 2014), but of the 11 podium finishes since then at age 30+, 8 have been on Sky/Ineos.


Of the top 4 in the Tour, the best finish in the Giro is 80th (largely because three of the four have never even started it).
 
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Jan Ullrich is the only foreign winner of a grand tour during the years 1999 to 2005.

Fabian Cancellara and Tony Martin have started 12 Vueltas between them and never finished any.

In the 1985 Tour de France, the top 4 riders in GC were also the top 4 riders in the points classification (with Hinault and Kelly swapping positions).

Gerrie Knetemann is the only non-Irishman to win the Col d'Eze time trial during the 1980s.
 
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Bauke Mollema now has ten consecutive top 10s in San Sebastian (with no missed editions). Has a rider done that in any major race before?
Felice Gimondi finished top 8 in every Giro d'Italia from 1965-1976. Twelve consecutive races.

Roger De Vlaeminck finished top 7 in Paris-Roubaix every year from 1969 to 1979. Eleven consecutive races.
 
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Freddy Maertens won 13 stages at the 1977 Vuelta and 7 at the 1977 Giro before crashing out meaning he won 20 of 33 GT stages he entered that year. He also won 8 stages in the 1976 Tour so he accumulated 28 GT stage wins in less than 12 months. That also mean that at one point he had won 7+ stages in the last edition of all three GTs.
 
Seeing as ASO are seemingly separating the history of the Tour de France Femmes from the Tour de France Féminin that ran as a Société du Tour de France race in the 80s, if we accept that interpretation of history and consider this to be a new race, then we look very much like we are going to see the first winner of the women's Tour being a late starter as a pro who wins the Tour at 39 years old.

The first Giro Donne was won by cross-country skier Maria Canins, who was a late starter as a cycling pro and won the Giro at... 39 years old.
 

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