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Tour de France Parcours - Part 5
 
By Podofdonny
Date: 7/2/2003
Tour de France Parcours - Part 5
 

100th Tour de France

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Rest Day - July 22:

So after the high drama in the high Pyrenees the riders get a second chance to relax on the rest day.

Daily Peloton Readers can while away their time with this little quiz and enjoy the photos. 10 questions in all - the answers are at the bottom of the page (no peeking!)

Rest Day Quiz


Question 1 - Name the two British riders who have competed in the Tour most times.


Question 2 - Which British rider finished fourth in 1984?


Question 3 - How many times did Chris CARMICHAEL compete in the Tour?


Question 4 - In 1987 two USA riders won stages in the race - who were they then?


Question 5 - 1907 saw victory go to Lucien Petit-Breton, what was his nick name?


Question 6 - "The ideal Tour would be a Tour in which only one rider survived the ordeal." Who said that then?


Question 7 - The “Emperor of Herentals” won the points jersey in the 1963 Tour de France, who is he?


Question 8 - Who won all three of the Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a Espana), the first and only Italian to do so, for a total of five overall victories in these races?


Question 9 - The “Eagle of Toledo”, was one of the most consistent climbers in the history of the Grand Tours and was the first rider to win six mountains jersey competitions in the Tour de France. He was also the first Spanish rider to win the Tour. Who was he then?


Question 10 - The longest Tour de France ever held was 5745 km in length what year was it held in?

Picture courtesy of www.corvos.nl

Rest Day Answers

Question 1: Barry Hoban and Sean Yates, 12 times each.

Question 2: Robert Millar.

Question 3: Once.

Question 4: Jeff PIERCE, Davis PHINNEY.

Question 5: 1907 saw victory go to Lucien Petit-Breton, nicknamed "the Argentine."

Question 6: "The ideal Tour would be a Tour in which only one rider survived the ordeal", wrote Henri Desgrange.

Question 7: Rik Van Looy.

Question 8: Gimondi won all three of the Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a Espana), the first and only Italian to do so, for a total of five overall victories in these races.

Question 9: Spain’s Federico Bahamontes was a pure climber who won the Tour de France once in 1959, placed second once and third once. Known as the “Eagle of Toledo”, Bahamontes was one of the most consistent climbers in the history of the Grand Tours and was the first rider to win six mountains jersey competitions in the Tour de France. He was also the first Spanish rider to win the Tour.

Question 10: The longest Tour de France ever held was in 1926, and was 5745 km in length.


 
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