Specialist: cycling

From the quiz on 29/3/16.

  1. Which retired track cyclist, who was the Team GB flagbearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, is the most-decorated Olympic cyclist of all time and was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2008? Chris Hoy

  2. What colour jersey is worn by the leader of the general classification in the Giro d’Italia? Pink

  3. What is the usual English name for the cycling accessory often known by the French name bidon? Water bottle (or similar)

  4. In which individual track cycling event do two cyclists start on opposite sides of the velodrome and attempt either to overtake each other or finish in the fastest time without being caught? Pursuit

  5. Because of Lance Armstrong’s retroactive disqualifications, who is the only official American winner of the Tour de France, having won in 1986, 1989 and 1990? Greg LeMond

  6. Held annually in March, the longest one-day race in professional cycling runs for almost 300km from Milan in Lombardy to which city in Liguria? San Remo


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