Pinno's even trickier Christmas Quiz 2020

pinno
pinno Posts: 51,075
edited December 2020 in The cake stop
Without further ado, here is this years Christmas Quiz.

No anagram to solve this year, just straight questions.

(No Googling you dirty rotten flea bitten sons of motherless goats).

1. What year was the last Bordeaux-Paris run as a professional race?
2. Who came 3rd in the 1985 edition of the Tour de France?
3. To the nearest kilometre, what was Francesco Moser’s hour record distance?
4. Name as many of the 13 foreign starts of the Giro d’Italia.
5. Who did Gasparotto beat in the Amstel gold race when he won it for the second time?
6. Name the last 3 winners of the Four days of Dunkirk.
7. Name both the male and female winners of the 2010 World Road Race Championships.
8. Name the 4 riders that won the UCI Road World Cup on more than 1 occasion
9. How many monument classics did Sean Kelly win?
10. How many editions of Paris Roubaix has Philippe Gilbert actually started?
11. Which famous wine region does the Strade Bianche route go through?
12. In which year did Alberto Contador last win the tour of the Basque country?
13. What year was the first official edition of Milan San Remo run?
14. What is the record (to date) of the most wins in a single classic? (name the event and rider).
15. Name the years Alejandro Valverde won Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
16. Who was ‘the Gypsy’?
17. Who was ‘the second best climber in the world’?
18. Who was nicknamed ‘the Yoyo’?
19. When was the Angliru climb first included in the Vuelta and who won that stage?
20. How many named hairpins are there on the Stelvio pass?

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  • 3. 51 (was 50.8 or something)
    7. Gilbert?
    11. Chianti

    Very tough questions without googling
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  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,529
    Ooh, tough. In the style of Yosser Hughes, gis a clue, go on, gis it.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,289
    2. Robert Miller?
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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,289
    Well done pinno 👍
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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,289
    2. Jean-François Bernard?
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  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Don't know any of these.

    I should confess that I don't really follow cycling that much. I just like riding my bike.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,871
    18. Yoanne Offredo?
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,871
    Can only think of 4 for number 8 or did Kelly win it twice?
  • 13 forin Giro starts: Italy, Italy, Italy italy, italy italy italy, italy , italy, italy, italy, italy, italy.
    Hour record is exactly 1hr.
    Wtf are you doing in kack-stop?
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,742
    4. Dublin, Israel, Copenhagen?, Somewhere dutch, maybe Utrecht, Trieste?, Innsbruck?
    11. Chianti
  • 7. That year the champs were here in Oz. I think it was Thor Hushovd, and an Italian women’s winner? Bronzini?
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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075
    edited December 2020


    3. 51 (was 50.8 or something)
    7. Gilbert?
    11. Chianti

    Very tough questions without googling

    3. 50.8. Bang on, well done.
    7. Do you mean question 14? If so, no.
    11. Correct.

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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075
    seanoconn said:

    2. Robert Miller?

    No but English speaking .
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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075
    Pross said:

    18. Yoanne Offredo?

    No.
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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075
    Pross said:

    Can only think of 4 for number 8 or did Kelly win it twice?

    My apologies.
    Kelly did not win it twice.

    It is 4. I miscounted.
    Can you name them?
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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075

    7. That year the champs were here in Oz. I think it was Thor Hushovd, and an Italian women’s winner? Bronzini?

    Correct.
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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,289
    pinno said:

    seanoconn said:

    2. Robert Miller?

    No but English speaking .
    Sean Kelly?
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,871
    pinno said:

    Pross said:

    Can only think of 4 for number 8 or did Kelly win it twice?

    My apologies.
    Kelly did not win it twice.

    It is 4. I miscounted.
    Can you name them?
    Museeuw, Fondriest, Bettini and Bartoli.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,871
    8. Hushovd and Bronzini
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075

    4. Dublin, Israel, Copenhagen?, Somewhere dutch, maybe Utrecht, Trieste?, Innsbruck?
    11. Chianti

    Dublin was the TdF but not the Giro.
    There were 3 starts in the Netherlands but none of the above.
    Israel - correct.
    Austria: surprisingly not, nor Germany.

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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075

    13 forin Giro starts: Italy, Italy, Italy italy, italy italy italy, italy , italy, italy, italy, italy, italy.
    Hour record is exactly 1hr.
    Wtf are you doing in kack-stop?

    You're here too.
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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,289
    2. Stephen Roche?
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,871
    That was 7 not 8 and beaten by Wheelspinner
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075
    seanoconn said:

    2. Stephen Roche?

    Yes.

    Did you Google it, you flea bitten motherless goat?
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,871
    pinno said:

    4. Dublin, Israel, Copenhagen?, Somewhere dutch, maybe Utrecht, Trieste?, Innsbruck?
    11. Chianti

    Dublin was the TdF but not the Giro.
    There were 3 starts in the Netherlands but none of the above.
    Israel - correct.
    Austria: surprisingly not, nor Germany.

    Belfast
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075
    Pross said:

    pinno said:

    4. Dublin, Israel, Copenhagen?, Somewhere dutch, maybe Utrecht, Trieste?, Innsbruck?
    11. Chianti

    Dublin was the TdF but not the Giro.
    There were 3 starts in the Netherlands but none of the above.
    Israel - correct.
    Austria: surprisingly not, nor Germany.

    Belfast
    Yep.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,871
    I would guess at maybe San Marino and Vatican City. I also remember a weird location in the mid 90s. Somewhere not really associated with cycling. I keep thinking Hungary but that was this year. Albania?
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,075
    Pross said:

    I would guess at maybe San Marino and Vatican City. I also remember a weird location in the mid 90s. Somewhere not really associated with cycling. I keep thinking Hungary but that was this year. Albania?

    San Marino and the Vatican City yes.
    Strange how you can call the Vatican city a 'foreign start'.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,871
    Had to check the one I could vaguely remember for the benefit of my sanity and now I'm kicking myself.
  • 2012 Giro started in Herning Denmark and also hosted a road stage.
    Michael Valgren being the Danish connection as he was second to Gaspa in Amstel.

    My other stab would be 1999 for the Angliru.
    I remember Heras winning by a country mile in 2000 and I think they had it in back to back editions when it premiered.

    Right, that's me done.
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