Pro Racing pub quiz

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Pro Tour Punditry, 31 Jul 2015.

  1. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

    Location:
    Crazytown
    Oops :shy:
    Yep, Faber (the first foreigner to win the Tour), Petit-Breton (who actually died in a car accident, but at the front lines) and Labize (who needed a lot of bad luck happen to Faber to win his Tour)
     
  2. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

    Location:
    Crazytown
    Who held the solo-record of most Tour de France victories for the longest time (so before another managed to tie it)?

    FYI, I am talking GC wins, not stage wins
     
  3. Aravis

    Aravis Here for the ride.

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Playing fair and not looking it up, we have Anquetil's 5th in 1964 tied by Merckx in '74 (10 years). His 4th in 1963 was tied in 1972.

    I think Sylvere Maes won his third in 1939, matched by Bobet in 1955, which would make 16 years. But I've a feeling someone may've won three before that. So whoever that was is probably the winner.

    ---------------

    Wiggins and Froome scored a UK 1-2 in Paris in 2012. By my reckoning there have been 7 other national 1-2s since WW2. How many can you name?
     
  4. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    I know one of the early generation won three, so I presume it's him. Can't recall his name though. I can't get Octave Lapize and Firmin Lambot out of my head, but I think that's just because I like the names - neither of them won it three times.

    Although, with reference to @The Couch's earlier question, Lapize is one of the riders killed in the First World War.
     
  5. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

    Location:
    Crazytown
    It's indeed someone who won it 3 times (beating Petit-Breton's record) in the early days (and so without WW1 he might have gotten more).
    He was also the 3rd foreigner to win the Tour

    Actually Maes only won it twice (although he left the 1937 Tour while leading the GC and so might have won 3), but it's indeed Bobet who broke the "solo-lead"
    (but still... pretty impressive knowledge already shown by you guys)
     
  6. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    I didn't think he'd won it three times, but I didn't want to say anything because I assumed @Aravis was speaking from superior knowledge. ^_^

    OK, I'm going to throw in another question:
    Which double Tour winner did Henri Desgrange give the nickname Butterfly because of his sticking out ears?
     
  7. Aravis

    Aravis Here for the ride.

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Not at all. When trying to picture the list in my mind the presence of the other Maes was a bit misleading/distracting and I decided to take a risk. Something like that anyway. I still haven't looked.
     
  8. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

    Location:
    Crazytown
    Robic?

    Hint: it's a Belgian, who spread his 3 victories before and after WW1, his second win he lead the Tour from day 1 till the end :eek:
    (if no one has it in the coming days, I'll share the answer)

    Another one to go at:
    There are 6 men holding the win-record (3 wins) in the Tour de Flanders:
    A. Buysse, E. Leman, J Museeuw, T. Boonen and F. Cancellara
    Who is the missing guy?
    (a small hint to start.. a big name in the history)
     
  9. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    If it's a big name in history I'm tempted to say Merckx, but I think he only won two. Or did you mean Ronde van Vlaanderen history specifically?
     
  10. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    If it's not Merckx, it must be Roger de Vlaeminck...

    Unless it's Rik van Looy
     
  11. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Robic was after Desgrange's time. He did have very sticking out ears though.
     
  12. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

    Location:
    Crazytown
    It's not Merckx (2x) ...nor Monsieur Paris Roubaix (1x)... nor Van Looy (2x)... and I'll save you it' also not Rik Van Steenbergen either (2x)

    It's actually an Italian
     
  13. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

    Location:
    Crazytown
    One last try... Magne?
     
  14. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Ah! You're throwing us off the scent by asking a question to which the answer isn't a Belgian. Sneaky! ^_^

    Nope. If you want a very large clue, it's a cyclist who died in mysterious circumstances, rumoured to have been murdered by fascists.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Pro Tour Punditry

    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    A bit harsh, one letter - it's Magni not Magne
     
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