Pro Racing pub quiz

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

  1. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    Yeah, change the e to an i and you're a bit closer to the right answer, though you'd still also need to change the 'Ma' to 'Bott' and the 'gn' to 'ecch' and then add an 'a' to the end. ;)
     
  2. OP
    OP
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    I'm all over the bloody place with these questions:
    Magni is the answer to the Tour of Flanders 3 times winner question.

    I've not a bloody clue what your question was :laugh:
     
  3. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    Oh, I see!

    I think @The Couch was offering Magni as the answer to my question about who Henri Desgrange gave the nickname Butterfly (to which the answer is Bottechia).

    I had no idea Magni was also the answer to the question about who won Flanders three times, but that would explain the clue about it being a 'big' name...
     
  4. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

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    :okay:

    Actually my guess was really Magne (Antonin Magne):
    220px-Antonin_Magne.jpg
    Checking the actual dates, he was also pretty late to coincide with Desgrange (although unlike Robic, he actually won the Tour before Desgrange died :smile:)

    Bottecchia wasn't a name that I knew ...I am assuming the "history of the Tour de France" documentary(s) I saw, didn't really highlight him.. but he was the first Italian to win it, won it twice and wore the yellow jersey from start to finish, so a name I'll try to remember
    (side comment: the ears of Bottecchia actually seem to lose it versus the 2 guys I gave a go at, no? ^_^)
     
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  5. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

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    Who are the cyclists who have won the World Championship Road Race (a record) 3 times?
    (I actually got this question myself on a general knowledge quiz last year... and I didn't manage to get it :shy:)


    And (a bit of a give-away) a 2nd question... who is the cyclist that has ended most on the podium, but has never won it
     
  6. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    Ah!

    His is a fascinating story. Grew up in extreme poverty, illiterate, finished 5th in his first Giro in 1923 while riding as an independent (with no team), rode the Tour the same year having joined Henri Pelissier's Automoto team and wore the yellow jersey for six stages, accused of winning the Tour in 1924 without trying(!), won it again convincingly the following year, then in 1926 had a bit of a mental breakdown and withdrew from the race. Less than a year later, he was dead from mysterious injuries suffered while out on a training ride, rumoured to have been murdered because of his anti-fascist leanings.

    Yes, definitely. Robic especially really does look a bit like a butterfly.
     
  7. Legs

    Legs Über Member

    5 surely - Jeannie Longo?

    Assuming, though, that you meant men, I know that Oscar Freire won three, and I'm guessing that Merckx did too. Anyone else in that club?
     
  8. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

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    To keep the questions still somewhat do-able (is that a word?), I am indeed confining it to men's cycling
    I also went for those 2 in that quiz I did :smile: ... but that's not the complete answer
     
  9. OP
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    Freire, Merckx, Binda?

    Most podiums must be Valverde
     
  10. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

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    Indeed, ValvPiti is the Poulidor of World Championships

    You got 3 correct names for the record-holders... but there is another person
     
  11. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

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    As you have seen already, many of the answers are indeed Belgians... and this one is as well

    Philippe Thys
    philippe-thys-de-vergeten-drievoudige-tourwinnaar.jpg

    Considering he had 3 wins separated by the war, he theoretically could have still been the current record holder (i.e. have more than 5 wins)
     
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  12. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

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    What is the number that Wouter Weylandt wore when he crashed in the Giro and which is retired ever since?
     
  13. OP
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    108
     
  14. The Couch

    The Couch Über Member

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    What was the previous name of Omloop Het NIeuwsblad?

    It feels like a classics monument already, but when was the first edition of the Strade Bianchi?
     
  15. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    I can't remember, but I'm fairly certain it was the name of another newspaper - Het Volk rings a bell, is that it?

    In its current incarnation, it's only a few years old (third edition this year?), but I know it has existed longer than that in different forms.
     
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