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Quiz about 2010 Professional Cycling Season
Quiz about 2010 Professional Cycling Season

2010 Professional Cycling Season Quiz


This quiz looks back at the 2010 cycling season.

A multiple-choice quiz by ThurstAsh. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ThurstAsh
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
333,173
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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428
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Question 1 of 10
1. Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong were on the same team for the 2009 cycling season, Team Astana. They rode together through the 2009 Tour de France, with Contador winning in the end. Reports soon arose of the conflict between the two riders. Armstrong, near the end of the 2009, formed and started a new team. What was the name of the team that Armstrong help create? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The premier race on the 2010 UCI ProTour calendar was the Tour Down Under.


Question 3 of 10
3. The first cycling monument of the 2010 racing season took place in Italy. By some it is known by the nickname "La classica di Primavera," or in English, "The Spring Classic". The 2010 edition of the race was won in a sprint finish by Oscar Freire. What cycling monument am I referring to? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What rider won both the Tour of Flanders and the Paris-Roubaix in 2010? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The color of the points classification jersey in the Giro d'Italia was changed to red in 2010.


Question 6 of 10
6. Alberto Contador began the 2010 Criterium du Dauphine with a victory in the opening prologue. In turn, he took the overall lead in the race. He held that lead until Stage 3, where Janez Brajkovic took the lead by finishing over a minute ahead of Contador. Contador would not regain the overall lead, but he did win another classification in the race. What classification did Contador end up winning? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Held every July is the prestigious Tour de France, what rider won the 2010 edition of the Tour de France, only to have it taken away for failing a doping test? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The Vattenfall Cyclassics is a one day race held yearly in Germany. The 2010 edition was held on August 15, 2010. What American rider sprinted to the victory in the 2010 Vattenfall Cyclassics? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The Vuelta a Espana, or Tour of Spain, is the last of the three grand tours. Between the years 1999 and 2009, the general classification leader's jersey color was golden. In 2010, what color was the general classification jersey changed to? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Giro di Lombardia is the last cycling monument of the professional season. Philippe Gilbert, the winner of the 2009 Giro di Lombardia, repeated his victory. What nationality is Philippe Gilbert? Hint



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1. Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong were on the same team for the 2009 cycling season, Team Astana. They rode together through the 2009 Tour de France, with Contador winning in the end. Reports soon arose of the conflict between the two riders. Armstrong, near the end of the 2009, formed and started a new team. What was the name of the team that Armstrong help create?

Answer: Team RadioShack

In late November of 2009, Team RadioShack was officially announced as a UCI ProTour team for the 2010 season. Many of the riders that signed with Team RadioShack were from Armstrong's former team, Team Astana. Team RadioShack amassed a total of three overall stage race victories in the 2010 season. Those three races were the Tour of the Basque Country, Criterium du Dauphine, and Tour de l'Ain. Team RadioShack achieved success in the 2010 Tour de France by winning the team classification and having Sergio Paulinho winning Stage 10.
2. The premier race on the 2010 UCI ProTour calendar was the Tour Down Under.

Answer: True

The first event on the 2010 UCI calendar was the Tour Down Under. The first edition of the Tour Down Under was in 1999. The Tour Down Under is known for being primarily flat, and a sprinter's race. The race is also known for the distinct color of the leader's jersey, which is orange.

The 2010 Tour Down Under was won by Andre Greipel. Out of the six stages that make up the tour, Greipel won three stages. Greipel rode for Team HTC-Columbia. This was Greipel's second time winning the Tour Down Under, he previously won the race in 2008.
3. The first cycling monument of the 2010 racing season took place in Italy. By some it is known by the nickname "La classica di Primavera," or in English, "The Spring Classic". The 2010 edition of the race was won in a sprint finish by Oscar Freire. What cycling monument am I referring to?

Answer: Milan-San Remo

The Milan-San Remo was first held in 1907. It is primarily seen as a sprinter's classic. It is also known for being one of the longest professional classics. The 2010 edition was 298km in length. Oscar Freire, the winner of the 2010 edition, completed the course just 2:32 shy of seven hours.

This was the third time that Oscar Freire won the Milan-San Remo. Freire also won this classic in 2004 and 2007. Freire rode for Rabobank.
4. What rider won both the Tour of Flanders and the Paris-Roubaix in 2010?

Answer: Fabian Cancellara

The Tour of Flanders was held on April 4. Fabian Cancellara beat Thor Hushovd by two minutes to win the event. The Paris-Roubaix was held on April 11. Cancellara beat the second place finisher, Tom Boonen, by 1:15. This was the second time Cancellara had won the Paris-Roubaix, as he previously won the Paris-Roubaix in 2006.

This was the first time that he had won the Tour of Flanders or Ronde Van Vlaanderen.
5. The color of the points classification jersey in the Giro d'Italia was changed to red in 2010.

Answer: True

The points classification was added to the Giro d'Italia in 1966. Beginning in 1967, the leader of the points classification was given a red colored jersey. In 1969, the color of the jersey was changed to mauve, and some referred to the color as cyclamen.

The Giro d'Italia race organizers decided to change the color of the jersey back to red after the 2009 Giro. Cadel Evans won the points classification of the Giro d'Italia in 2010. In Italian, the points classification jersey is referred to as the 'maglia rosso passione'.
6. Alberto Contador began the 2010 Criterium du Dauphine with a victory in the opening prologue. In turn, he took the overall lead in the race. He held that lead until Stage 3, where Janez Brajkovic took the lead by finishing over a minute ahead of Contador. Contador would not regain the overall lead, but he did win another classification in the race. What classification did Contador end up winning?

Answer: Points classification

Contador won the opening 6.8km prologue, and took the lead in the general, points, and King of the Mountains classifications. After Stage 1, he only held in the general classification. Stage 3 was a critical 49km ITT, Individual time trial. Janez Brajkovic won the stage. Contador finished the course a 1:45 after Brajkovic.

At this point, Contador held no leads in any classification. In the final stage of the race, Stage 7, Contador finished second overall. That finish earned him enough points to take over the lead in the points classification. Contador rode for Team Astana.
7. Held every July is the prestigious Tour de France, what rider won the 2010 edition of the Tour de France, only to have it taken away for failing a doping test?

Answer: Alberto Contador

This was the third Tour de France that Alberto Contador won. He previously won the race in 2007 and 2009. After Stage 15, Contador gained the overall lead of the Tour. He held that lead all the way to the Champs Elysees. Contador beat the second place finisher, Andy Schleck, by a margin of 39 seconds. Contador rode for Team Astana.
Contador was stripped of his title in February 2012. The race was awarded to Andy Schleck.
8. The Vattenfall Cyclassics is a one day race held yearly in Germany. The 2010 edition was held on August 15, 2010. What American rider sprinted to the victory in the 2010 Vattenfall Cyclassics?

Answer: Tyler Farrar

The total distance for the 2010 Vattenfall Cyclassics was 225km. The Vattenfall Cyclassics traditionally takes place in Hamburg, Germany. The first edition took place in 1996, when the race was known as the HEW Cyclassics. In 2006, the name changed to the Vattenfall Cyclassics. Farrar beat out Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen for the victory. Andre Greipel, of Team HTC-Columbia, placed third overall in the event. Farrar rode for Garmin-Transitions.

In the 2010 season, Farrar achieved success in both the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana, with two stage victories in both races.
9. The Vuelta a Espana, or Tour of Spain, is the last of the three grand tours. Between the years 1999 and 2009, the general classification leader's jersey color was golden. In 2010, what color was the general classification jersey changed to?

Answer: Red

Throughout the history of the Vuelta a Espana, the general classification leader's jersey has changed colors many times. In the 1935 Vuelta a Espana, the first professional edition of the race, the leader's jersey was orange. Since then the color of the leader's jersey has changed colors many times. Before the leader's jersey was changed to red, it was golden. Before the 2010 edition, the only other time a red jersey was used for the general classification was in the 1945 edition.
10. The Giro di Lombardia is the last cycling monument of the professional season. Philippe Gilbert, the winner of the 2009 Giro di Lombardia, repeated his victory. What nationality is Philippe Gilbert?

Answer: Belgian

Sometimes referred to as "La classica delle foglie morte", or in English, "Race of the Falling Leaves", the Giro di Lombardia is considered to be a climber's classic. The Giro di Lombardia was first run in 1905. The race traditionally takes place in Italy.

The first rider to win the Giro di Lombardia five times was Fausto Coppi. Coppi won the race in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1954. Philippe Gilbert won the 2010 Giro di Lombardia by a margin of twelve seconds over Michele Scarponi. The 2010 course was 260km in length and ended in Como. Philippe Gilbert rode for Omega Pharma-Lotto in the 2010 Giro di Lombardia. Gilbert also won the 2010 Amstel Gold Race.
Source: Author ThurstAsh

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