Ariel Maximilian Richeze has won the first stage in Tour of Turkey. This is Quick Floors 70 UCI win this season.
Teams with 70 or more wins in one season
|1957||Faema-Guerra (BEL) 1||137|
|2018||Quick Step Floors||70|
Alejandro Valverde became the second oldest world champion by winning today’s world championship. Only Joop Zoetemelk in 1985 was older then Valverde today.
Alejandro Valverde is the seventh rider to win all medals at the world championship after André Darrigade, Theo Middelkamp, Ferdi Kübler, Felice Gimondi, Giuseppe Saronni & Moreno Argentin.
Michael Woods became the first Canadian rider on the podium of the world championship since Steve Bauer in 1984.
Oldest winner world championship
Niki Terpstra conquered today his fourth world title team time trial. He’s the only rider to be part of the winning team four times.
Most world team time trial titles by a rider (sponsor teams)
Simon Yates has won the 73rd Vuelta a Espana and Great Britain has won all three Grand Tours this year. Great Britain is the third country to do so after France in 1964 and Spain in 2008. Great Britain is the first country to do this with three different riders.
Great Britain is the first country since the start of Vuelta history to win five consecutive Grand Tours. Italy is the last country to win 5 successive Grand Tours in 1924-1926 (only Giro & Tour).
Yates is the second British rider to win the Vuelta a Espana after Chris Froome last year.
It is the youngest podium of a Grand Tour since Giro 1965. Yates, Mas and Lopez have an average age of 24.8. The youngest Grand Tour podium was in Tour 1904 with an average age of 22.4.
Elia Viviani claimed seven stage wins in a Grand Tour this year, most for a rider in a single year since Mark Cavendish won 7 in 2013.
Thomas de Gendt is the first Belgium rider to win a mountain classification in a Grand Tour since Lucien Van Impe in Tour de France 1983 and the first to do so in Vuelta a Espana.
Steven Kruijswijk is the first Dutch rider to ride top 5 in all three Grand Tours.
|17||Wim van Est||13||13||17|
|27||Laurens ten Dam||27||9||8|
It’s the first time Bora-Hansgrohe didn’t win a stage in a Grand Tour after promoting to World Tour.
Only eighteen riders didn’t finish this Vuelta. This means 89,77% of the riders made it to the finish, this is the highest percentage ever in the history of Vuelta a Espana.
Today it’s 60 years ago that Russell Mockridge passed away during the Tour of Gippsland. Mockridge was one of two Australian riders at the Tour de France 1955. He also became two times Olympic champion at the Olympic Games in Helsinki 1952. He won the kilometre and tandem sprint track race.
At the age of 20, he was selected for the Olympic Games 1948 in London. He finished 26nd of the 28 finished in a field of 101 in the 192-kilometre road race. On the track, he was part of the Australian team in the team pursuit, They elected at the quarterfinals and classified as tied fifth.
Two years later, at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, he conquered three medals, including two golds. He won the kilometre and the sprint and became second in the pursuit. After the games, he gave his bike away and joined the church because “There’s a lot more to this life than riding a bicycle”. Soon he decided that perhaps he had it wrong about there being more in life than cycling. A year later, he was second to Enzo Sacchi in the world sprint championship.
In 1952, he became two times Olympic champion in the kilometre in an Olympic record and in the tandem sprint. After this success in Helsinki, he chooses to ride more road races. In 1954 he won Grand Prix Marcel Kint and in 1955 he took part in the Tour de France at mixed Luxembourg – International team and finished 64th. This was his only Tour, but he was much happier in short races than long ones.
Mockridge goes back to Australia and became three times in a row national champion and won the Tour of Tasmania and Herald Sun Tour in 1957 before he didn’t see a bus coming towards him on 13 September 1958 during the Tour of Gippsland and crashed which resulted in death. He was 30 years old.