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The 1 Tour de France Quiz

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1. Which professional rider in the 2014 field has the highest number of previous Tour de France participations, with 17?
 142
 Matteo Tosatto
 Jens Voigt
Cadel Evans
 
2. How much prize money does the winner of the 2014 Tour de France receive?
 €200,000
€450,000
€700,000
€900,000
 
3. Who is the official speaker of the Tour de France?
 Nicolas Loth
Daniel Mangeas
Thierry Gouvenou
Gerard Holtz
 
4. Which of these teams does not contain a previous Tour de France stage winner in its 2014 Tour line-up?
 Ag2r-La Mondiale
Lampre-Merida
IAM Cycling
Belkin
 
5. Who is the youngest rider at the 2014 Tour de France?
 Danny Van Poppel
Reto Hollenstein
Armindo Fonseca
Simon Yates
 
6. Which Tour team races on Fuji bicycles?
 Movistar
NetApp-Endura
Bretagne-Séché Environnement
Orica-GreenEdge
 
7. Which highly-populated country had its first ever Tour de France competitor in 2014?
India
Brazil
China
Indonesia
 
8. As we go to press on July 4, which of these stage-hunting sprinters has won the most races this season?
 André Greipel 
Mark Cavendish
Marcel Kittel
Arnaud Démare
 
9. What was the highest mountain on the 2014 Tour de France route?
 Col du Galibier
Col du Tourmalet
Alpe d’Huez
Col d’Izoard
 
10. Which squad won the team classification in the 2013 Tour de France?
 Team Sky
Radioshack
Euskaltel-Euskadi
Team Saxo-Tinkoff
 
HISTORY
 
11. Excluding 2014, how many stages of the Tour de France have taken place in the United Kingdom?
 Four
Five
Six
Seven
 
12. Which rider holds the record for the most top three overall finishes in Tour de France history?
 Eddy Merckx
Joop Zoetemelk
Raymond Poulidor
Bernard Hinault
 
13. France has its last Tour de France winner, Boris Becker becomes Wimbledon’s youngest men’s tennis champion, Sister Sledge tops the UK charts and Live Aid rocks London. What year is it?
 1983
1984
1985
1986
 
14. Name this Tour de France winner from the teams for which he rode: Reynolds, Seat-Orbea, PDM, Reynolds, Banesto.
 Miguel Indurain
Pedro Delgado
Carlos Sastre
Alvaro Pino
 
15. Complete the sequence of Tour de France winners from the 70s: Luis Ocana, Eddy Merckx, __________, Lucien Van Impe
 Bernard Thévenet
Bernard Hinault
Jan Janssen
Felice Gimondi
 
16. Which rider holds the record for most last-placed Tour de France finishes?
 Adriano Malori
Gerhard Schonbacher
Uwe Peschel
Wim Vansevenant
 
17. At 540 miles in distance, what is the furthest, as the crow flies, that the Tour de France has ever started from Paris?
 Berlin, 1987
San Sebastian, 1992
Dublin, 1998
Rotterdam, 2010
 
18. What is the claim to fame of 1920 Tour de France rider Napoléon Paoli?
 He was the first rider to be thrown off the race for doping
He spent too long having a mid-stage paddle in the Atlantic and missed the time cut
He hit a donkey and ended up on its back as it galloped off
As a French viscount, he attempted to ride the race with two valets
 
19. Where did the Tour de France’s first winner, Henri Cornet, originally finish before his cheating rivals were later disqualified?
 Third
Fifth
Eighth
Twentieth
 
20. Outside of Paris, which French city has hosted the most Tour de France stage finishes?
 Bordeaux
Pau
Montpellier
Metz
 
PICTURE ROUND 1

Name the Tour star…
21.
 
 Tom Steels
Nico Mattan
Wilfried Nelissen
Stefano Zanini
22.

 Claudio Chiappucci
Giancarlo Perini
Gianni Bugno
Nicola Minali
23.

 Thierry Marie
Jelle Nijdam
Jacky Durand
Jean-François Bernard
24.

 Javier Otxoa
Mauricio Soler
Christophe Rinero
Santiago Botero
25.

 Jan Janssen
Roger Walkowiak
Lucien Aimar
Roger Pingeon
 
PICTURE ROUND 2
 
Name the climb…
26.

 Puy de Dome
 Ballon d’Alsace
Col d’Izoard
Mont Ventoux
27.

 Alpe d’Huez 
Col du Tourmalet
Col d’Agnel
Luz Ardiden
28.

 Col de la Madeleine
Col de la Bonette
Col du Galibier
Port de Pailheres
29.

 Col de l’Iseran
Col de Portet-Aspet
Superbagneres
Col du Galibier
30.

 Col d’Aspin
Ax-3-Domaines
Col du Tourmalet
Col de Aravis
 
Show me the answers!

Question 1: The correct answer is the C: Jens Voigt.

Question 2: The correct answer is B: €450,000.

Question 3: The correct answer is B: Daniel Mangeas.

Question 4: The correct answer is D: Belkin.

Question 5: The correct answer is A: Danny Van Poppel.

Question 6: The correct answer is B: NetApp-Endura .

Question 7: The correct answer is C: China.

Question 8: The correct answer is A: André Greipel .

Question 9: The correct answer is D: Col d’Izoard.

Question 10: The correct answer is D: Team Saxo-Tinkoff.

Question 11: The correct answer is the B: Five.

Question 12: The correct answer is C: Raymond Poulidor.

Question 13: The correct answer is C: 1985.

Question 14: The correct answer is B: Pedro Delgado.

Question 15: The correct answer is A: Bernard Thévenet.

Question 16: The correct answer is D: Wim Vansevenant.

Question 17: The correct answer is A: Berlin, 1987.

Question 18: The correct answer is C: He hit a donkey and ended up on its back as it galloped off.

Question 19: The correct answer is B: Fifth .

Question 20: The correct answer is A: Bordeaux.

Question 21: The correct answer is the A: Tom Steels.

Question 22: The correct answer is C: Gianni Bugno.

Question 23: The correct answer is A: Thierry Marie.

Question 24: The correct answer is D: Santiago Botero.

Question 25: The correct answer is D: Roger Pingeon.

Question 26: The correct answer is D: Mont Ventoux.

Question 27: The correct answer is A: Alpe d’Huez .

Question 28: The correct answer is B: Col de la Bonette.

Question 29: The correct answer is D: Col du Galibier.

Question 30: The correct answer is C: Col du Tourmalet.

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