RedheadDane's Cycling Christmas Calendar

Hello, and welcome to the first (if I remember about this next year) annual Cycling Christmas Calendar. Below, I will post highlights from 27 races, based on a few different criteria:

  1. All must have happened on the same "number date", so for the 1st, I'll post something that happened on the first of another month.
  2. Only one entrance per rider, otherwise I could just have made it be all Pogacar.
  3. One-day races trumphs stages.
  4. No overall victories
It'll all be "clicky links", both to avoid the front page crashing, and so I won't have to split it up.

8​
14​
20​
9​
2
16​
1
4
22​
6
24​
7​
11​
13​
23​
3
25​
18​
26​
17​
12​
21​
15​
19​
5
10​

And yes, I'm evil; so the numbers aren't nicely listed in order.
 
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Hello, and welcome to the first (if I remember about this next year) annual Cycling Christmas Calendar. Below, I will post highlights from 27 races, based on a few different criteria:

  1. All must have happened on the same "number date", so for the 1st, I'll post something that happened on the first of another month.
  2. Only one entrance per rider, otherwise I could just have made it be all Pogacar.
  3. One-day races trumphs stages.
  4. No overall victories
It'll all be "clicky links", both to avoid the front page crashing, and so I won't have to split it up.

8​
14​
20​
9​
2​
16​
1​
4​
22​
6​
24​
7​
11​
28/11​
13​
23​
3​
25​
18​
26​
17​
12​
21​
15​
19​
5​
10​

And yes, I'm evil; so the numbers aren't nicely listed in order.
I have a couple of questions:

Why does it have 27 days?
And will it begin on the 28th of November and then have two rest days (Netserk will probably disapprove) before continuing on the 1st of December?
 
Hello, and welcome to the first (if I remember about this next year) annual Cycling Christmas Calendar. Below, I will post highlights from 27 races, based on a few different criteria:

  1. All must have happened on the same "number date", so for the 1st, I'll post something that happened on the first of another month.
  2. Only one entrance per rider, otherwise I could just have made it be all Pogacar.
  3. One-day races trumphs stages.
  4. No overall victories
It'll all be "clicky links", both to avoid the front page crashing, and so I won't have to split it up.

8​
14​
20​
9​
2​
16​
1​
4​
22​
6​
24​
7​
11​
28/11​
13​
23​
3​
25​
18​
26​
17​
12​
21​
15​
19​
5​
10​

And yes, I'm evil; so the numbers aren't nicely listed in order.
I don't think that screams evilness...

But nice. You do know that Christmas calendars have 24 entrants, though, right? Otherwise, your citizenship might be hanging in the balance.
 
That's a very nice idea, thank you! Maybe we all could add some memories or write ups once it's opened if that moment was special to us?
If you want to. Besides, some of the moments might not have been that special to me, just the only one that fits the criteria.

A privilege for the aged/ancient.
And I don't think the Danish citizenship test contains questions such as; "How many entries does a Christmas Calender contain?"
 
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Okay, let's settle this once and for all. It's a German tradition, I'm German, I'm an expert.

I'm quoting the German wiki article in English:

"The actual origins can be traced back to the 19th century; the first self-made Advent calendar probably dates from 1851. The first forms came from the Protestant environment. Families gradually hung up 24 pictures on the wall. A variant with 24 chalk lines painted on the wall or door, where the children were allowed to wipe one line away every day, was simpler. In Catholic households, however, straws were placed in a manger, one for each day until Christmas Eve. Other forms of the Advent calendar were the Christmas clock or an Advent candle, which was burned down every day until the next mark. This variant was particularly widespread during the National Socialist era as a replacement for the common advent calendar. At the same time, burning down is a Scandinavian tradition."

So, unless you want to show off your Scandinaviness and be special and burn something down, Redhead, please remember that an Advent calendar has 24 doors. The only reason we allow you to have more doors is because you have often stated that you can't do math.
(And because I'm a Catholic and on second thinking don't want to take the tradition too seriously.)
 
Okay, let's settle this once and for all. It's a German tradition, I'm German, I'm an expert.

I'm quoting the German wiki article in English:

"The actual origins can be traced back to the 19th century; the first self-made Advent calendar probably dates from 1851. The first forms came from the Protestant environment. Families gradually hung up 24 pictures on the wall. A variant with 24 chalk lines painted on the wall or door, where the children were allowed to wipe one line away every day, was simpler. In Catholic households, however, straws were placed in a manger, one for each day until Christmas Eve. Other forms of the Advent calendar were the Christmas clock or an Advent candle, which was burned down every day until the next mark. This variant was particularly widespread during the National Socialist era as a replacement for the common advent calendar. At the same time, burning down is a Scandinavian tradition."

So, unless you want to show off your Scandinaviness and be special and burn something down, Redhead, please remember that an Advent calendar has 24 doors. The only reason we allow you to have more doors is because you have often stated that you can't do math.
(And because I'm a Catholic and on second thinking don't want to take the tradition too seriously.)
You also have to remember that this isn't a German or Scandinavian forum, so not every member will see December 24th as the "one big day".

And then there's someone like me, who was born on December 25th, and therefore is used to getting presents both days.
 
So, unless you want to show off your Scandinaviness and be special and burn something down, Redhead, please remember that an Advent calendar has 24 doors. The only reason we allow you to have more doors is because you have often stated that you can't do math.
Danish christmas calendars do indeed usually only have 24 doors. I just don't do "usually".

Also... I don't think burning things down is a typical Scandinavian thing...
 
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