Cycling factsSport quiz
In what type of cycling most Olympic medals are awarded?
Track cycling. There are 10 track cycling events at the Summer Olympic: Keirin, Omnium, Team Pursuit, Team Sprint and Individual Sprint; all both men and women. In contrast, there are only 4 events of road cycling, 2 of BMX and 2 of mountain bike.
Since when is the Tour de France held?
1903. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903 except when it was stopped for the two World Wars. The modern editions consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period and cover around 3,500 kilometres, although some past editions have exceeded 5000 kilometres.
Who won the most Tour de France stages?
Eddy Merckx. With 525 victories over eighteen-year career, Eddy Merckx is regarded by many as the greatest and most successful cyclist of all time. The five-time former Tour de France winner has 34 stage wins to his name.
Which Italian cyclist is nicknamed the Shark of Messina?
Vincenzo Nibali. Born near the Strait of Messina, his nickname is the "Shark of the Strait", "the Shark of Messina" or simply "The Shark". He is considered one of the strongest stage race riders of his era.
Who is the only road bicycle racer to win three consecutive World Championships?
Peter Sagan is considered one of cycling's greatest talents, having earned many prestigious victories. On 24 September 2017, Sagan won the World Road Race Championships for the third consecutive year, becoming the first and only cyclist to do so.