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  • 21.07.14

    The Rouleur Rest Day Quiz

    For those of you with Tour withdrawal on the second Rest Day - ten taxing questions on Tours de France past and present... 

1. Alongside stage 14 winner Rafal Majka, who is the only Polish rider to ever win a Tour de France stage?

 Michal Kwiatkowski

 Zenon Jaskula

 Piotr Ugrumov

 Lech Piasecki

 

2. Complete this sequence of the 2014 Tour de France climb-top finishes: Planche des Belles Filles, Chamrousse, Risoul, __________, Hautacam.

 Pla d’Adet

 Luchon

 Col de Val Louron

 Plateau de Bonsacre

 

3. If Romain Bardet maintains his current overall placing till Paris, he will be the first Frenchman to finish in the Tour top three since…

 Jean-François Bernard

 Richard Virenque

 Laurent Fignon

 Laurent Jalabert

 

4. Which manufacturer provides bicycles for Team Katusha?

 Ridley

 Pinarello

 Canyon

 Eddy Merckx

 

5. Which rider was first over the Col d’Izoard on stage 14, winning the Souvenir Henri Desgrange for leading over the highest point of the Tour?

 Rafal Majka

 Vincenzo Nibali

 Alessandro De Marchi

 Joaquim Rodriguez

 

6. Which rider was forced to stop to use the bathroom of a fan’s campervan on stage 14’s descent of the Col de Lautaret?

 Arthur Vichot

 Rudy Molard

 William Bonnet

 Arnaud Démare

 

7. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) narrowly avoided being time cut after a long, lone battle off the back on stage 11. Where did the stage finish?

 Tallard

 Reims

 Saint-Etienne

 Oyonnax

 

8. For which team did Vincenzo Nibali turn professional?

 Liquigas

 Fassa Bortolo

 Lampre-Fondital

 Ag2r-La Mondiale

 

9. Twelfth overall on the 2014 Tour’s second rest day, Haimar Zubeldia (Trek Factory Racing) is on the verge of another top-ten finish. How many times has the Spaniard finished there previously?

 Four

 Five

 Six

 Seven

 

10. Which of these Italian stars has not won the Tour de France?

 Fiorenzo Magni

 Ottavio Bottecchia

 Marco Pantani

 Gastone Nencini

 

Show me the answers!

Question 1: The correct answer is the Zenon Jaskula.

Question 2: The correct answer is Pla d’Adet.

Question 3: The correct answer is Richard Virenque.

Question 4: The correct answer is Canyon.

Question 5: The correct answer is Joaquim Rodriguez.

Question 6: The correct answer is Arnaud Démare.

Question 7: The correct answer is Oyonnax.

Question 8: The correct answer is Fassa Bortolo.

Question 9: The correct answer is Four.

Question 10: The correct answer is Fiorenzo Magni.

You answered them all right!

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