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Thirteenth foreign start of the Giro

Friday starts the 101st Giro d’Italia in Jerusalem, Israel. It’s the thirteenth foreign start of the Giro and the first since 2016 when the Giro started in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. In this century seven of the eighteen starts were outside Italy.

Foreign starts of the Giro
1965 | San Marino | SMR
1966 | Monte Carlo | MON
1973 | Verviers | BEL
1974 | Vatican City | VAT
1996 | Athens | GRE
1998 | Nice | FRA
2002 | Groningen | NED
2006 | Seraing | BEL
2010 | Amsterdam | NED
2012 | Herning | DEN
2014 | Belfast | NIR
2016 | Apeldoorn | NED
2018 | Jerusalem | ISR

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Roglic second rider to win Romandie and Basque Country in one season

Primoz Roglic adds a victory in Tour de Romandie to his win in Tour of Basque Country this season. Only Laurent Jalabert won both races in the same season, 1999.

Winning Tour de Romandie & Tour of Basque Country in a career
Gianbattista Baronchelli | ITA
Gino Bartali | ITA
Laurent Jalabert | FRA
Andreas Kloden | DUI
Nairo Quintana Rojas | COL
Primoz Roglic | SLO
Stephen Roche | IRL
Toni Rominger | SUI

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Adam Hansen starts 20th Grand Tour in a row

Adam Hansen is gonna start his 20th Grand Tour in a row. The Australian of Lotto-Soudal started his sequence in the Vuelta a Espana 2011 and finished all Grand Tours (19) which he started since then.

Most Grand Tours finished in a row
19 | Adam Hansen | AUS | Vuelta 2011(129), Giro 2012(94), Tour 2012(81), Vuelta 2012(123), Giro 2013(72), Tour 2013(72), Vuelta 2013(60), Giro 2014(73), Tour 2014(64), Vuelta 2014(53), Giro 2015(77), Tour 2015(114), Vuelta 2015(55), Giro 2016(68), Tour 2016(100), Vuelta 2016(110), Giro 2017(93), Tour 2017(113), Vuelta 2017(95)
12 | Bernardo Ruiz | SPA | Giro 1954(38), Tour 1954(18), Vuelta 1955(14), Giro 1955(28), Tour 1955(22), Vuelta 1956(31), Giro 1956(38), Tour 1956(70), Vuelta 1957(3), Giro 1957(55), Tour 1957(24), Vuelta 1958(26)
10 | Marino Lejarreta | SPA | Tour 1988(16), Vuelta 1989(20), Giro 1989(10), Tour 1989(5), Vuelta 1990(55), Giro 1990(7), Tour 1990(5), Vuelta 1991(3), Giro 1991(5), Tour 1991(53)
10 | Giovanni Rossignoli | ITA | Giro 1923(18), Tour 1923(29), Giro 1924(8), Tour 1924(33), Giro 1925(19), Tour 1925(19), Giro 1926(17), Tour 1926(21), Giro 1927(44), Tour 1927(32)
7 | Eduardo Chozas | SPA | Vuelta 1990(33), Giro 1990(11), Tour 1990(6), Vuelta 1991(11), Giro 1991(10), Tour 1991(11), Vuelta 1992(43)
7 | Fiorenzo Magni | ITA | Giro 1951(1), Tour 1951(7), Giro 1952(2), Tour 1952(6), Giro 1953(9), Tour 1953(15), Giro 1954(6)
7 | Gino Bartali | ITA | Giro 1951(10), Tour 1951(4), Giro 1952(5), Tour 1952(4), Giro 1953(4), Tour 1953(11), Giro 1954(13)
6 | Alois Catteau | BEL | Tour 1903(10), Tour 1904(3), Tour 1905(11), Tour 1906(6), Tour 1907(9), Tour 1908(21)

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Jungels third Luxembourg winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Bob Jungels became the third Luxembourg winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège after Andy Schleck (2009) and Marcel Ernzer (1954). He’s the second reigning Luxembourg champion after Marcel Ernzer to win La Doyenne.

Michael Woods ended seconds and became the first Canadian rider to get a podium spot in this classic.

Luxembourg winners of Liège-Bastogne-Liège
2018 | Bob Jungels
2009 | Andy Schleck
1954 | Marcel Ernzer

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50th monument for Gilbert

Tomorrow Philippe Gilbert will ride his 50th monument 1. Current record holder in the list of ridden monuments is Maarten den Bakker. The Dutchmen did start in 59 monuments.

Most monuments ridden
59 | Maarten den Bakker | NED
58 | Hennie Kuiper | NED
55 | Sean Kelly | IRL
55 | Adrie van der Poel | NED
54 | Rolf Sörensen | DEN
54 | Matteo Tosatto | ITA
53 | Franco Ballerini | ITA
53 | Raymond Impanis | BEL
53 | Grégory Rast | ZWI
51 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
51 | Raymond Poulidor | FRA
51 | Filippo Pozzato | ITA