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Jimmy Duquennoy (9 June 1995 – 5 October 2018)

Friday, current WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic rider Jimmy Duquennoy has passed away.

Jimmy Duquennoy

Born: 9 June 1995, Doornik (BEL)
Died: 5 October 2018, Wez-Valvain (BEL)

Teams
2015 – ColorCode – Aquality Protect
2016 – Wallonië Bruxelles – Group Protect
2017 – WB Veranclassic – Aqua Protect
2018 – WB Aqua Protect – Veranclassic

Major results
Paris-Roubaix: 2018/56e
Gent-Wevelgem: 2017/DNF, 2018/86e

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Van Poppel fourth Dutch winner of Halle-Ingooigem

Danny van Poppel has become the fourth Dutch winner of Halle-Ingooigem and the first since Roy Curvers in 2011.

Dutch winners of Halle-Ingooigem
2018 | Danny van Poppel
2011 | Roy Curvers
2003 | Jans Koerts
1982 | Jos Schipper

Posted in Cycling Road Giro d'Italia

Froome seventh rider to win all Grand Tours

Chris Froome has become the seventh rider to win all Grand Tours during his career. He’s the third rider, after Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault, to win three consecutive Grand Tours.

Chris Froome is the first British rider to win the Giro d’Italia.

Since Giro 2016, Colombians have stood seven times on the podium of a Grand Tour, more than any other country.

Chris Froome is the first rider since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the general and mountain classification in one Giro.

Froome is the eighth rider to finish at least 10 times on the podium in a Grand Tour.

Tom Dumoulin is the fifth Dutchmen with multiple podium spots in Grand Tours after Hennie Kuiper (2), Erik Breukink (3), Jan Janssen (3) and Joop Zoetemelk (8). Only Breukink stood twice on the podium of the Giro, just like Dumoulin.

Adam Hansen finished his 20th consecutive Grand Tour in a row.

All Grand Tours during career
# | Rider | Nat | Giro | Tour | Vuelta
11 | Eddy Merckx | BEL | 5 | 5 | 1
10 | Bernard Hinault | FRA | 3 | 5 | 2
8 | Jacques Anquetil | FRA | 2 | 5 | 1
7 | Alberto Contador Velasco | SPA | 2 | 2 | 3
6 | Chris Froome | GBR | 1 | 4 | 1
5 | Felice Gimondi | ITA | 3 | 1 | 1
4 | Vincenzo Nibali | ITA | 2 | 1 | 1

Most podium spots in Grand Tour
13 | Jacques Anquetil | FRA
12 | Felice Gimondi | ITA
12 | Bernard Hinault | FRA
12 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
10 | Gino Bartali | ITA
10 | Raymond Poulidor | FRA
10 | Vincenzo Nibali | ITA
10 | Chris Froome | GBR

Posted in Cycling Road Giro d'Italia

Bennett first Irish rider to win a stage in Giro since Roche

Sam Bennett became the first Irish rider to win a stage in the Giro since Stephen Roche in 1987. He’s the fourth Irish rider to win a stage in the Giro.

Irish stage wins in Giro
2018 | Sam Bennett | 1
1987 | Stephen Roche | 2
1986 | Martin Early | 1
1960 | Seamus Elliott | 1

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Terpstra fourth Dutchmen to win E3

Niki Terpstra is the fourth Dutch rider to win E3 Prijs Harelbeke and the first since 2003, when Steven de Jongh took the victory in Harelbeke.

Dutch winners of E3 Prijs Harelbeke
3 | Jan Raas | 1979, 1980, 1981
1 | Bert Oosterbosch | 1984
1 | Steven de Jongh | 2003
1 | Niki Terpstra | 2018