Trilogy stage winners ??
New to the forum here.
I had a very specific question, hoping someone on here might be able to help me.
Since Garate won the stage to the Mont-Ventoux yesterday and completed the trilogy of winning a stage in every big tour (Giro, TDF and Vuelta), I've been looking for a list of cyclists who did this before. After intense googling I could only find the list of 7 names of still active cyclists who also did it (including Pettachi, Hushovd, Zabriskie, Lastras, Simoni, Bennati and Menchov).
Now I'm interested in finding a list with everyone who ever did it. I think I heard somewhere that it aren't more than 30 riders or so but I can't find them anywhere. I can only take wild and/or calculated guesses and say names like Merckx, Anquetil, Hinault, Fignon, Indurain ?, .... but I would be very grateful if someone here could help me.
Thanks in advance !
Merckx I know for sure. I'd be pretty sure about Mig. He rode the Vuelta several times and in or near his prime it woul dbe a huge long shot for him not to have won a TT in any single Vuelta entry. With Hinault winning the Vuelta twice he also is a good bet. Anguetil similar to Mig. He had to have picked up a Vuelta TT win if nothing else.
Edit: Add Figneon. '87 Vuelta stage 19. Plenty of Giro and TDF stages.
Look up this site:
Find it in google and use the translate option. For any retired rider who whould have a stage win in all 3 you will be able to find their results Look under 'Awards' (the only word where translating from Frence to English turns out to make it harder for an English speaking cycling fan).
There should be many riders who have a stage in each post WW II.
I think in recent times some sprinters have won a stage in each during the same year. Try Chippo.
Go to this site:
Navigate thriugh the Grand Tours to the Vuelta Records and try all riders who have most wins , sprinters or KOM jersies. Good chance any of those won a stage in each of the Major tours.
Also I'd say Rudi Altig likely has a stage in each, since in 62 he won two jersies in the Vuelta and I happen to know he won the TDF prologue in 1969.
I think there are more than 30 riders.
Last edited by Keith99; 07-27-09 at 10:43 AM.
Thanks for taking the time to reply and for the links provided. I can spreak French (since it's one of my country's official languages) so it can't be a big problem. I'll take a look right away.
Since I made this topic, I've been doing some research and already compiled this list of which I'm 100% sure, including the 8 cyclists who are still active:
Laurent Fignon, Eddy Merckx, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil, Robert Millar, Marino Lejaretta, Alberto Contador, Rik Van Steenbergen, Rik van Looy, Jean-Paul van Poppel, Mario Cipollini, Paolo Bettini, Tony Rominger, Federico Bahamontes, Freddy Maertens, Jeroen Blijlevens, Carlos Sastre, Jean Stablinski, Roger de Vlaeminck, Laurent Jalabart, Gianni Bugno, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Guido Bontempi, Walter Godefroot, Michel Pollentier, Alex Zülle, Rudi Altig, Erik Breukink, Miguel Maria Lasa, Giovanni Battaglin, Aitor Gonzalez, Victor Hugo Pena, Allesandro Petacchi, Daniele Bennati, Pablo Lastras, Dave Zabriskie, Denis Menchov, Gilberto Simoni, Juan Manuel Garate, Thor Hushovd, Roberto Heras, Gerben Karstens, Julio Jimenez, Lucien van Impe, José Manuel Fuente
No Indurain strangely. If I remember correctly, he never won a stage in the Giro.
Last edited by Jerbbiepooh; 07-27-09 at 04:35 PM.
Mig won stages 3 and 21 in '92 and 10 and 19 in '93. I didn't think the Giro would exclude all TTs.
Originally Posted by Jerbbiepooh
So it wasn't the Giro then, but according to Wikipedia (if we can trust it) it was the Vuelta in which he never won.