IG Cycling Pub Quiz – The Answers

Having put the questions online last week I had a go myself and found it a tough challenge, a hors catégorie quiz. Without delay, here are the answers.

Round 1: General Cycling (points in brackets)
1) Which country has the highest number of bicycles per capita of any country? (1)
– Netherlands
2) Which two cyclists had prominent roles in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony? (2)
– Wiggins and Hoy
3) What is the oldest cycling club in the UK? (1)
– The Pickwick Cycling Club
4) How many members did British Cycling announce that it had as of August of this year? (1)
– 50, 000
5) In 2008 Mayor Ken Livingstone announced 12 new Cycle Superhighways in and around London, how many of these are currently operational? (1)
– Four
6) Who is the President of the CTC? (1)
– Jon Snow
7) How long can members hire a Barclays bike for without paying? (1)
– 30 minutes
8) Take the number of cogs on a 2012 Super Record cassette and multiply it by the number of Gold medals Sir Chris Hoy has won? (1)
– 11 x 6 = 66
9) How many places are there for the Ride London 100 which takes place next August? (1)
– 20,000

Round 2: UK racing
1) What colour is the leader’s jersey at the Tour of Britain? (1)
– Gold
2) Who won the Lincoln GP this year? (1)
– Russ Downing
3) What was the special prize riders received for being the most aggressive rider of the day at this year’s Tour of Britain? (1)
– Cheese
4) Which rider won the men’s elite race at this year’s IG London Nocturne? (1)
– Ian Stannard
5) Name the three British riders who have ridden in the British national champion’s jersey in the same team as Lance Armstrong? (3)
– Sean Yates, Brian Smith and Roger Hammond
6) Name the two Team Sky riders who stayed up to 6am in a hotel bar in Crewe at this year’s Tour of Britain? (2)
– Jeremy Hunt and Bernie Eisel
7) How many rounds were in the Tour Series this year? (1)
– 12

Round 3: Business and Cycling Sponsors
1) What does each of the follow companies who sponsor a cycling team do? (5)
a. Vacansoleil – Camping Holidays
b. Lampre – Steel Production
c. IG – Financial trading, spread betting or CFDs
d. NetApp – IT Solutions, Data Storage, Software and technology
e. Belisol – Windows and door fitting, will accept renewable energy
2) Which country is the largest exporter of bicycles? (1)
– China
3) Which Team Sky rider is paid an large amount of money to wear a bioflow wristband? (1)
– Geraint Thomas
4) What is the oldest bike manufacturer still in existence? (1)
– Bianchi in 1885
5) Since 2005 which two current (2012 season) full WorldTour teams are still known by their original name? (2)
– Rabobank and Euskaltel-Euskadi

Round 4: Olympics
1) How many rounds does the Omnium have? (1)
– Six
2) Name the bronze medalists in the men’s and women Olympic road race? (2)
– Alexander Kristoff and Olga Zabelinskaya
3) Name the one British track rider who rode at 2012 but did not win a medal? (1)
Jess Varnish
4) Name the only rider to win 3 medals in cycling events at the 2012 Olympic Games? (1)
– Guo Shuang
5) Name the 4 non British cyclists to win 2 medals at the 2012 Olympics. (4)
– Anna Meares, Gregory Bauge, Sarah Hammer, Maximillian Levy
6) Which 2 events in the Omnium did Ed Clancy win in London? (1)
Flying lap and Kilo (Half point for each)

Round 5: World racing – Classics
1) In 2012 Tom Boonen equalled the record for the number of victories in Paris-Roubaix. How many victories does he have? Who also shares this record? (2)
– Four victories with Roger de Vlaemick
2) Who won the Tour of Lombardy in 2011 and what team did he ride for? (2)
– Oliver Zaugg and Leopard-Trek
3) In what year was the Poggio climb first introduced into Milan San-Remo? (1)
– 1960
4) Only one American rider has ever won a monument. Who is he and what was the race? (2)
– Tyler Hamilton in Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2003
5) What year did Bernard Hinault win Paris-Roubaix, a race he described as “bullshit”? (1)
– 1981
6) Who was the last rider to win a monument in a national champion’s jersey and what was the race? (2)
– Simon Gerrans in Milan San Remo

Round 6: Who tweeted, said or wrote (1 point for each question)
1) Who once said: “I’ll say to all the people who don’t believe, the cynics, the sceptics, I’m sorry for you. I’m sorry you don’t believe in miracles”.
– Lance Armstrong
2) Who said at the start of 2012: “What can you say, Pat McQuaid is a dick”
– Chloe Hosking
3) Who recently said: “I don’t really think it matters, he is still a legend in the sport.”
– Alex Dowsett
4) Who tweeted: “See Mick Rogers and Richie Porte for examples of genuine, selfless effort and true professionalism”
– Cath Wiggins
5) Who wrote in their autobiography “Ricco was about as suspect as any rider I had seen since I first turned pro.”
– David Millar, Racing Through the Dark
6) Who tweeted: “How do I feel? I feel like Maximus as he prepared for battle.”
– Paul Kimmage
7) Whose autobiography has the following last line: “The truth really will set you free”
– Tyler Hamilton The Secret Race
8) Who book has the following line: “One day maybe I’ll tell Pozzato what his problem is: I think he fancies me!”
– Mark Cavendish, Boy Racer
9) Who tweeted: “BELL BOY, BELL BOY!!!!”
– Bradley Wiggins
10) Who wrote “Can we continue this conversation another time when you are not holding your penis?”
– Ned Boulting, How I won the yellow jumper

Round 7: World Racing: Grand Tours and 2012 season
1) Which rider has won the most races this year? (1)
– André Greipel
2) How much is the prize money for winning the Tour de France in Euros? (1)
– €450,000
3) Who won the UCI Europe Tour this year? (1)
– John Degenkolb
4) Joaquin Rodriguez finished on the podium of two grand tours this year, name the last rider to do this and in what year? (2)
– Vincenzo Nibali in 2010
5) Name the two World Tour One day races to take place on Fridays this year? (2)
– E3 Prijs Vlandaaderen, Grand Prix cyclist de Quebec
6) Which team was lowest ranked in the World Tour for 2012? (1)
– FDJ BigMat
7) Which rider won the most Grand Tour stages in 2012 and how many did they win? (2)
– Mark Cavendish, six wins

Picture Round: Name the two people from the world of cycling in each image (Ten points in total)

IG Markets Pub Quiz
– Michele Ferrari and Lance Armstrong

IG Markets Pub Quiz
– Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton

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– Alberto Contador and Paul Kimmage

IG Markets Pub Quiz
– Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid

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– Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins

Last Round: The Killer round (Double Points – 14)
1) Who was the last rider to win the Tour de France and the World Championships in the same year and what was the year? (4)
– Greg Lemond in 1989
2) This year’s World Road race champs were held in Valkenburg Holland. Who won the men pro title last time they were held there in 1998? (2)
– Oscar Camenzind
3) What was the year: Paul Sherwen beat John Herety for the British professional road race champs, the Tour de France was won by just 40 seconds? (2)
– 1987
4) This year Marianne Vos won the World Road race champs on home soil. Name the last male rider to do that? (2)
– Alessandro Ballan in 2008 in Varese, Italy
5) Only ten riders have ever won the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in the same year. Eight of them are from Belgium. The other two are not, name them? (4)
– Fabian Cancellara in 2010 and Henri Suter in 1923

Points total for the quiz is out 94

Potential Tie Breaker:
How many riders started the first Tour de France?
– 60

How did you fare? For me it was a reminder of how much my cycling memory isn’t stored on the cerebral hard drive but held in cloud storage and accessed via Google.

  • Many thanks to IG for sending through the quiz and the answers. IG is one of the biggest supporters of cycling in the UK, sponsoring Team Sky, Team IG-Sigma Sport, the Tour of Britain and the IG London Nocturne race. IG is a world-leading provider of financial spread betting and CFDs. They’re also useful index compilers and with data and results in mind, IG host an annual pub quiz for British cycling writers and and others in British cycling.

20 thoughts on “IG Cycling Pub Quiz – The Answers”

  1. For me it was a reminder of how much ALL of my memory isn’t stored on the cerebral hard drive but is held in cloud storage and accessed via Google. Great fun nonetheless, thanks Inrng and IG.

  2. My cycling knowledge is positively embryonic, so I’m just delighted that I knew even a few of the answers, and surprisingly, most of the photo mashups and a bit of the Twitter stuff. I’m sure to do better next time around.

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