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    What did Cadel do?

    Something good it seems.

    I caught the final stage of the Giro and tuned in a bit late and the announcers were going on about Cadel accomplishing something significant.

    But I tuned in after they said explicitly what it was. They were saying it put Cadel in the company of Merckx and I thought they said Cadel was only the 4th rider to accomplish it.

    I was thinking it was making the podium in all 3 major Tours and the worlds championship. But that seems off as I can name 5 other riders who accomplished that.


    So does anyone remember just what the announcers said?
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    When Cadel wins all 3 grand tours at least twice, they can put him in the company of Hinault.

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    In the company of Merckx?
    Cadel?
    Not a clue...

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    No, I think you misheard or they mis-spoke. They were talking (or should have been) about Cavendish, not Cadel, winning the points jersey in all three GTs. He's only the fifth to have done that, I think, after Merckx, Jalabert, Petacchi and Abdoujaparov. I may be mistaken, but that's my memory, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    No, I think you misheard or they mis-spoke. They were talking (or should have been) about Cavendish, not Cadel, winning the points jersey in all three GTs. He's only the fifth to have done that, I think, after Merckx, Jalabert, Petacchi and Abdoujaparov. I may be mistaken, but that's my memory, anyway.
    Nope, I'm pretty sure they were talking about Cadel. And it would seem strange for them to have been crediting Cavendish at the start of the telecast and then going on and on about how the points was the only competition not decided.

    In either case the comparison to Merckx is a bit off. After all Merckx won all his points jerseys as a side effect of winning the GC.
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    Cadel is one of a VERY select group of riders who has placed on the podium in all 3 grand tours AND won a world championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    Cadel is one of a VERY select group of riders who has placed on the podium in all 3 grand tours AND won a world championship.
    Anthony
    This is what Carlton Kirby and Daniel Lloyd were saying on the beIN Sport telecast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    Cadel is one of a VERY select group of riders who has placed on the podium in all 3 grand tours AND won a world championship.

    Anthony
    That is a bit of fine tuning.

    Placing in each of 3 events and winning a 4th.

    Also going an all 3 grand tours is a bit misleading over history as it was not until the 50s or 60s that the Vuelta became important. 2 of the top 4 riders of all time never even considered riding the Vuelta.

    But thanks, now I understand how they lowered the number or riders who already did it.
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