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Pinno's extra tricky Christmas quiz 2021

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Without further ado...

1. Which paper announced the first TdF?
2. The year the UCI was founded. (For Seanoconn, I’ll accept a figure to the nearest 25)
3. What 3 letter stamp is on some Japanese Keirin bicycle components?
4. Name 2 of 3 riders Alfredo Binda managed to victory in the TdF.
5. Who dominated the 1977 Vuelta?
6. With how many kilometres to go did Lizzie Deignan attack to win Paris Roubaix?
7. In the 2013 edition of the Vuelta, which German was caught 20m from the line on stage 6 after an all day solo breakaway?
8. Name as many riders as you can who won the Tour of Flanders 3 times.
9. Which race are these controversies referring to:
1907 – The wrong gendarme
1930 – The wrong team
1934 – The wrong bike
1936 – The wrong man
1949 – The wrong route
1981 – The wrong race
1988 – The wrong place and time
2006 – The wrong train
10. What race is also known as the Gara di San Giuseppe ?
11. Who was 2nd in the overall classification to Marc Soler in the 2018 edition of Paris-Nice?
12. Who did Valverde leave behind him finishing in 2nd place in the 2015 edition of La Flèche Wallonne?
13. UPEE ON GRASS I PIN (anagram)
14. Which Italian rider got a mention in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises?
15. The Critérium du Dauphiné is the only race that was won by all the quintuple winners of the Tour de France. Name them.
16. How many medals has Marianne Vos won at the World’s?
17. What was the alleged source of the strychnine found in Adri Van der Poel’s failed blood test?
18. What year was ‘The Old lady’ first run?
19. Who was the last Frenchman to win Paris-Nice?
20. Who won the 2017 edition of Tour De Suisse?
21. Who currently tops the UCI Women’s ranking ?
22. What is the oldest bicycle company?
23. Of which cycling team was Ernesto Colnago the head mechanic?
24. What is significant about the 1926 TdF?
25. Who came second, 3 minutes behind Chris Froome on that epic 19th stage of the 2018 Giro?


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  • 3: NJS
    8: Cancellara, Boonen, Merckx?
    22: Bianchi?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 58,769 Lives Here
    1. L’auto ?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996
    ^ Yep.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996
    edited December 2021

    3: NJS
    8: Cancellara, Boonen, Merckx?
    22: Bianchi?

    Q8: There are 6, of which Merckx isn't one of them!
    3 and 22, correct.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 58,769 Lives Here
    Canc, Boonen, museeuw, de vlaemink, van Petergem (?) and then I run out of ideas
  • Sean Kelly?
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,993
    9 is Paris-Roubaix
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
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    Canc, Boonen, museeuw, de vlaemink, van Petergem (?) and then I run out of ideas

    Sean Kelly?

    Kelly never won Flanders.
    Van petegem - no.

    4 Belgians, 1 Italian and 1 Swiss.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996

    9 is Paris-Roubaix

    Yes.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,993
    Had to Google no.20 to put myself out of the agony of just not being able to get the name.

    It was him though
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,993
    Was 25 Bardet?
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 58,769 Lives Here
    Nah I think it was Carapaz
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,719
    2) 1960
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,719
    7) Jens Voigt
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,719
    5) Bernard Hinault
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,719
    25) Valverde
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 9,388
    edited December 2021
    6: Lizzie D broke away with around 80km to go. I'll go for 79km.

    25: Carapaz.

    Edit #2. See Rick got in first.
  • ProssPross Posts: 30,380
    edited December 2021
    20. Spilak
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,719
    edited December 2021
    15) Jacques Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault, Indurain, Froome.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996

    Was 25 Bardet?

    No.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996
    Pross said:

    20. Spilak

    Yes.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996
    seanoconn said:

    15) Jacques Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault, Indurain, Froome.

    Froome?!

    The rest is correct.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996
    orraloon said:

    6: Lizzie D broke away with around 80km to go. I'll go for 79km.

    Not quite.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996
    seanoconn said:

    25) Valverde

    See 'Loons or Ricks post.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996
    seanoconn said:

    5) Bernard Hinault

    Nope.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996
    seanoconn said:

    7) Jens Voigt

    No.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996
    seanoconn said:

    2) 1960

    Slightly off.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996

    Had to Google no.20 to put myself out of the agony of just not being able to get the name.

    It was him though

    Yes, he never fulfilled his early promise.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,996

    13) Giuseppe Saronni

    No one can say you have wasted potential.
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