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Alright you citified Tour de France chuckleheads...Let's see what you actually know (or more like DON'T know)  about the history of this sport

 

so here's your first question:

 

It is a small club, those who have retired the race while wearing the Maillot Jeune

 

so who was the first man to retire from the Tour while leading the race?

 

What year?

 

 

 

 

 

I'll post the next question after you idiots have twisted in the wind for a while

 

 

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Since Zackny had the courage to take the Tour Trivia Challenge...here's another one: this one is super easy, so it should be just right for you city slickers

 

Who is the only rider with Tour wins 10 years apart?

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Gino Bartali 1938 and 1948.

 

YES!  The great Championissimo Gino Bartali was the only man with Tour wins 10 years apart...

 

 

So we are still working on the first question of who was the first man to retire while in the lead of the Tour... here's another question in that theme:

 

In 1951 Wim van Est flew off a cliff in the Pyrenees while in the Maillot Jeune. Van Est was helped back up to the road after falling 75 meters onto a narrow ledge. When he got back to the road he threw his leg over his bike, but it was then that the Tour doctor, who by now had had time to arrive, put his arm across Van Est's handlebars and said that under the circumstances, "..he could not expect that he would be allowed to continue". The picture in the papers of a teary eyed Van Est being forced into an ambulance while in the Maillot Jeune made him an overnight sensation...so:

 

what was used to help him climb back up the cliff?

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I can admit that I've never been a big (or even a small) tour follower.  I know nothing.

 

The Sgt Schultz defense didn't fly at Nuremburg, and its not gonna fly here! :P

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YES!  The great Championissimo Gino Bartali was the only man with Tour wins 10 years apart...

 

 

So we are still working on the first question of who was the first man to retire while in the lead of the Tour... here's another question in that theme:

 

In 1951 Wim van Est flew off a cliff in the Pyrenees while in the Maillot Jeune. Van Est was helped back up to the road after falling 75 meters onto a narrow ledge. When he got back to the road he threw his leg over his bike, but it was then that the Tour doctor, who by now had had time to arrive, put his arm across Van Est's handlebars and said that under the circumstances, "..he could not expect that he would be allowed to continue". The picture in the papers of a teary eyed Van Est being forced into an ambulance while in the Maillot Jeune made him an overnight sensation...so:

 

what was used to help him climb back up the cliff?

A chain of tires.

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A chain of tires.

 

Bingo!

 

Zackny is a true fan of the Tour, The rest of you suckers are just city slickers watching TV

 

 

so here's the next question in the Tour trivia challenge....

 

What bicycle mechanical modification gave René Pottier the edge he needed to win the 1906 Tour?

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Bingo!

 

Zackny is a true fan of the Tour, The rest of you suckers are just city slickers watching TV

 

 

so here's the next question in the Tour trivia challenge....

 

What bicycle mechanical modification gave René Pottier the edge he needed to win the 1906 Tour?

A frame that was vertically compliant yet laterally stiff.

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