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Old 03-30-05, 09:44 AM   #1
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How about a quiz thread?

The rules are simple: (1) The question should be related to road bike racing, past and present. (2) The forum member who answers the question correctly gets to pose a new question. (3) He/she who posed the question is to be the juror as to which is the correct answer. (4) In case of doubt...

Here is the first question: Where was this picture taken?
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Europe.

I'm right....
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Since jbhowat didn't give a full answer, I will.

Looks like the Muur van Geraardsbergen.
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Old 03-30-05, 11:17 AM   #4
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Looks like the Muur van Geraardsbergen.
Correctamundo! 'Europe', of course, was nowhere close. The above picture was chosen also to reflect that we are all in eager anticipation of Sunday: Ronde van Vlaanderen

Laggard, You may now submit your puzzle.
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During his epic climb and descent of the Gavia in the '88 Giro, what teams mechanic did Andy Hampsten nearly run into?
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Panasonic?
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Sorry, that's wrong.
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I have one more guess, but I'm going to give others a shot. It's just as well; my knowledge of cycling history is poo.
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Carerra if I recall correctly.

BTW that is my all time favourite cycling story.
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Everyone knows who the 1st and 2nd American to ride the Tour de France.. Who was the 3rd American and what year did he ride the Tour?
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Carerra if I recall correctly.

BTW that is my all time favourite cycling story.
Correct!

Loteks turn.
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"Iron" Wim van Est was best known for his 70metre tumble while
descending the Aubisque.
What team did Wim van Est ride for?

Bruco, I expect you should know this!
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socalrider, please (re-)check the first post of the Quiz Thread. It wasn't your turn.
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What team did Wim van Est ride for?
The Dutch team? In 1951, the Tour was still contested by 'national', rather than 'commercial', teams.
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Dutch National Team?

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I was going to say Garin.
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yah but the team had a "name" not just the Dutch national team.

That "rope" they are using to pull Vim up with, its Tubulars
tied together. Amazing story.
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Garin-Wolber (deep googling).

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yah but the team had a "name" not just the Dutch national team.

That "rope" they are using to pull Vim up with, its Tubulars
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I'm still thinking and browsing, but...

Meanwhile let me add two of the obvious Wim van Est points: (1) 'had never seen a mountain before'; (2) after his 'tubular rescue' said that his 'heart had stopped beating, but his Pontiac [watch] was still ticking'.

But the name...
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Ok, I'll accept that (Garin Wolber)
although I thought it was Kees Pellenaars.
Hmmm wonder if there's a way to verify that.

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I'm still thinking and browsing, but...

Meanwhile let me add two of the obvious Wim van Est points: (1) 'had never seen a mountain before'; (2) after his 'tubular rescue' said that his 'heart had stopped beating, but his Pontiac [watch] was still ticking'.

But the name...
Wim Van Est rode professionally from
1949 thru 1965. Lets see Lance do that!

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From my searching, I think Kees Pellenaars was Dutch national champ in 1936 and (perhaps) was DS of the team. Perhaps?
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Ok, I'll accept that (Garin Wolber)
although I thought it was Kees Pellenaars.
Hmmm wonder if there's a way to verify that.
Lotek, it's your question, hence your call.

(Kees Pellenaars was the name of the 'manager' of the Dutch team. And 'Garin Wolber' sounds like some French sponsor's name. gcasillo, dug it up, right?)
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From my searching, I think Kees Pellenaars was Dutch national champ in 1936 and (perhaps) was DS of the team. Perhaps?
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