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Pinno's slightly tricky Christmas quiz 2019

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Pinno’s Christmas quiz 2019

No overall agranam* to solve this year
A mixture of Concise and cryptic questions
No Googling

1. Well, a Legend but missed a monument, well.
2. French national championship, (sort of) won in both forms by only this man.
3. Rode 62,885km’s of yellow race.
4. Record number of the tour starts.
5. Chicken pox didn’t prevent stage win.
6. Big event (now shortened) at the sports palace.
7. Prolific Italian, strings of firsts, few overalls started at Ariostea, finished at Mapei.
8. Simon owes thanks to this winner of double monument and double monument double.
9. Only Dutch rider to win this event 6 times.
10. Double European Junior champion joined Caja Rural at start of career, wore hoops..
11. T e l g p I I h p l p e I b r (anag.)
12. Handy little Climber, Classics specialist, Puncheur, born in Barcelona. Started at once but finished 2nd to PB at Amstel Gold and La Flèche Wallonne.
13. Namesake of 12, stage winner of Vuelta 38 times.
14. The Sky is the limit for the first latin American winner of this trip south.
15. Perhaps positive test for Dutch mountain goat caused heart trouble.
16. Talented showman (and clown?) born in Saint-Amand-Montrond but preferred the mud to start with.
17. This race: sandwiched between Beer and Steel
18. 4 golds, an hour and a string of World road and track championships plus a couple of Long scraps thrown in for her.
19. Bunch of French cyclists in 1980’s supported by white goods.
20. Inventors of the slant-parallelogram to aide shifting (but click didn’t catch on!).
21. 3 Belgians adept at the rush hour.
22. Later pulled on pink after Bertie got put on naughty step.
23. East of African continent go chasing Roo’s.
24. n a n s a p m c r a e l k a c (anag.)
25. Yorkshire lad loves the clock, the mud and the heavy going in Namur
26. 11 (ish) miles up only finished here 5 times in TdF.
27. White road proved fortuitous for woman over the rainbow.
28. Civiglio, Brianza, Valcava, Como…
29. Flat tyre no hindrance to plucky Belgian despite rough going and looming man of Helvetica.
30. Talent from Castille la mancha wins national roads, pitches up for money lending French but fails to fulfil early promise
31. This bird sang whilst flying over mountainous passes?
32. Went to Benfica (but not to play footie), ended up in stripes and then presented Arab lands.
33. Vital sprinter who also likes to go around and around. Kept close eye on dunes for allied invaders that proved victorious.
34. Energetic Alsatian takes direct route but cuddles kerbs ambition.
35. Lefevere’s darling Italian boy (took to dusting nostrils).
36. R e l n g t o i p e d m o e I (anag.)
37. Link the clues: A genesis discovery, 9 nationals (in 2 disciplines), Bucks. and a Madison.
38. Location of Western Asian event that fell foul of death and demise.
39. East German who escaped over wall only to fly against clock.
40. Paced event covering 350 miles now defunct

*Don't.


S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
W - Wiggle Honda

"This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
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  • 11: Philippe Gilbert
    15: Robert Gesink?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    edited December 2019

    11: Philippe Gilbert
    15: Robert Gesink?

    11. Correct.
    15. No. Further back in time.

    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,506
    6: Ghent 6 Day?
    12: Purito?
    14: Bernal?
    15: The Chicken?
    17: Whatever is between Amstell Gold & Leige-Baston-Liege
    25: Tom Pidcock
    27: Lizzie D / Stada Bianchi?
    31: Jacob Fulsang
    33: Brian Cocquard
    40: Bordeaux-Paris
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,883
    27: Lizzie Armistead, as was, winner of Strade Bianche in 2016 while she was world champion?

    (This quiz is going to invoke some serious head scratching, while sipping some class beverages laterz)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    edited December 2019

    6: Ghent 6 Day?
    12: Purito?
    14: Bernal?
    15: The Chicken?
    17: Whatever is between Amstell Gold & Leige-Baston-Liege
    25: Tom Pidcock
    27: Lizzie D / Stada Bianchi?
    31: Jacob Fulsang
    33: Brian Cocquard
    40: Bordeaux-Paris

    6. No - shortened.
    12. No
    14. Bernal, yes.
    15. No
    17. Well, go on then...
    25. Yes
    27. Yes, which answers 'Loon.
    31. Fuglsang yes - which event fwiw?
    33. Yes
    40. Yes.

    Back in a bit - got Xmas grub to finish cooking.

    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,572 Lives Here
    5 Rasmussen
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,883
    39 Jens Voigt. Did hold the hour record and is German. E German? Now where is google...😉
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172

    5 Rasmussen

    No. I think that is the most difficult question in the quiz.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    orraloon said:

    39 Jens Voigt. Did hold the hour record and is German. E German? Now where is google...😉

    No. Yeah - East German, now there's a clue.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • 29: Nick Nuyens?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172

    29: Nick Nuyens?

    No. Close.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • Johan Van Summeren then?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    Yes, well done that man.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,506
    21: Merckx, Campanerts + another
    28: Il Lombardia
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,883
    edited December 2019
    4: Sylvain Chavanel
    17: Flèche Wallonne
    18: Sarah Storey?
    22: Michele Scarponi. Didn't he get promoted for the 2011 Giro after Bertie got retro DQed.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,572 Lives Here
    edited December 2019
    pinno said:

    5 Rasmussen

    No. I think that is the most difficult question in the quiz.
    15: Pantani
  • Is it a pop-up pineapple shop?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172

    21: Merckx, Campanerts + another
    28: Il Lombardia

    21 - Correct plus who?
    28. Correct
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    orraloon said:

    4: Sylvain Chavanel
    17: Flèche Wallonne
    18: Sarah Storey?
    22: Michele Scarponi. Didn't he get promoted for the 2011 Giro after Bertie got retro DQed.

    4 - No, I'll give you a clue: got mixed up with LA.
    17. Correct
    18. No, much more prolific than Sarah
    22. Spot on.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172

    pinno said:

    5 Rasmussen

    No. I think that is the most difficult question in the quiz.
    15: Pantani
    Pantani wasn't Dutch, 80's and 90's rider.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    orraloon said:

    39 Jens Voigt. Did hold the hour record and is German. E German? Now where is google...😉

    No connection to the hour.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    39 Jens Voigt. Did hold the hour record and is German. E German? Now where is google...😉

    No connection to the hour.
    "Born in ............, East Germany, ............ and the rest of his family escaped from East Germany shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall"
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,883
    4: Hincapie?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,572 Lives Here
    pinno said:

    pinno said:

    5 Rasmussen

    No. I think that is the most difficult question in the quiz.
    15: Pantani
    Pantani wasn't Dutch, 80's and 90's rider.

    I thought you were being clever with “Dutch mountain” and he won on the alp twice IIRC and he died of a heart attack (after a tonne of cocaine) on Valentine’s Day.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172

    pinno said:

    pinno said:

    5 Rasmussen

    No. I think that is the most difficult question in the quiz.
    15: Pantani
    Pantani wasn't Dutch, 80's and 90's rider.

    I thought you were being clever with “Dutch mountain” and he won on the alp twice IIRC and he died of a heart attack (after a tonne of cocaine) on Valentine’s Day.
    I see.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    orraloon said:

    4: Hincapie?

    Yep.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinno said:

    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    39 Jens Voigt. Did hold the hour record and is German. E German? Now where is google...😉

    No connection to the hour.
    "Born in ............, East Germany, ............ and the rest of his family escaped from East Germany shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall"
    Jan Ullrich?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,891
    pinno said:

    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    39 Jens Voigt. Did hold the hour record and is German. E German? Now where is google...😉

    No connection to the hour.
    "Born in ............, East Germany, ............ and the rest of his family escaped from East Germany shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall"
    Tony Martin

    Also
    1. Kelly
    3. Zoetemelk
    7. Argentin
    10. Kwiatkowski
    15. Theunisse
    22. Scarponi
    32. Rui Costa
    38. Qatar
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    RichN95. said:

    pinno said:

    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    39 Jens Voigt. Did hold the hour record and is German. E German? Now where is google...😉

    No connection to the hour.
    "Born in ............, East Germany, ............ and the rest of his family escaped from East Germany shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall"
    Tony Martin

    Also
    1. Kelly
    3. Zoetemelk
    7. Argentin
    10. Kwiatkowski
    15. Theunisse
    22. Scarponi
    32. Rui Costa
    38. Qatar
    1. Yes
    3. Yes
    7. No! Though you can be forgiven if Argentin started at Ariostea. That, I do not know.
    10. Yes
    15. Yes, well done.
    22. Yes.
    32. Yes
    38. Yes.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,172
    What's left:

    2. French national championship, (sort of) won in both forms by only this man.
    5. Chicken pox didn’t prevent stage win.
    6. Big event (now shortened) at the sports palace.
    7. Prolific Italian, strings of firsts, few overalls started at Ariostea, finished at Mapei.
    8. Simon owes thanks to this winner of double monument and double monument double.
    9. Only Dutch rider to win this event 6 times..
    12. Handy little Climber, Classics specialist, Puncheur, born in Barcelona. Started at once but finished 2nd to PB at Amstel Gold and La Flèche Wallonne.
    13. Namesake of 12, stage winner of Vuelta 38 times.
    16. Talented showman (and clown?) born in Saint-Amand-Montrond but preferred the mud to start with.
    18. 4 golds, an hour and a string of World road and track championships plus a couple of Long scraps thrown in for her.
    19. Bunch of French cyclists in 1980’s supported by white goods.
    20. Inventors of the slant-parallelogram to aide shifting (but click didn’t catch on!).
    21. One Belgian missing.
    23. East of African continent go chasing Roo’s.
    24. n a n s a p m c r a e l k a c (anag.)
    26. 11 (ish) miles up only finished here 5 times in TdF.
    30. Talent from Castille la mancha wins national roads, pitches up for money lending French but fails to fulfil early promise
    33. Vital sprinter who also likes to go around and around. Kept close eye on dunes for allied invaders that proved victorious.
    34. Energetic Alsatian takes direct route but cuddles kerbs ambition.
    35. Lefevere’s darling Italian boy (took to dusting nostrils).
    36. R e l n g t o i p e d m o e I (anag.)
    37. Link the clues: A genesis discovery, 9 nationals (in 2 disciplines), Bucks. and a Madison.



    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
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