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    The Rouleur Tour de France Quiz

    Take our fiendish Tour de France test and see whether you are a cycling quiz yellow jersey or lagging behind the pack. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1. Which professional rider in the 2014 field has the highest number of previous Tour de France participations, with 17?

 Sylvain Chavanel

 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.

You answered them all right!

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