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Welcome to the exhilarating Cycling Quiz!

Are you prepared to pedal your way through challenging questions and demonstrate your passion for the sport?

We’ve crafted a thrilling quiz that will push your cycling knowledge to its limits.

Just keep track of your correct answers and compare them with our result table to gauge your performance.

So, hop on your bike, shift into gear, and let’s see if you can race to victory with your cycling trivia prowess!


Table of Contents

1. In which year did the first Tour de France take place?

  • A) 1903
  • B) 1905
  • C) 1898

2. Who holds the record for the most Tour de France victories?

  • A) Eddy Merckx
  • B) Lance Armstrong
  • C) Miguel Indurain

3. What is the leader of the Tour de France typically wearing?

  • A) Yellow jersey
  • B) Green jersey
  • C) Polka-dot jersey

4. What is the name of the famous bicycle race held annually in Italy?

  • A) Giro d’Italia
  • B) Paris-Nice
  • C) Vuelta a España

5. Which cyclist is known as ‘The Cannibal’?

  • A) Fausto Coppi
  • B) Eddy Merckx
  • C) Bernard Hinault

6. What do the initials BMX stand for?

  • A) Bicycle Motorcross
  • B) Bicycle Mountain Xtreme
  • C) Biathlon Mountain Extreme

7. Which cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles?

  • A) Floyd Landis
  • B) Marco Pantani
  • C) Lance Armstrong

8. Which country hosts the ‘Race Across America’?

  • A) Australia
  • B) United States
  • C) France

9. Which city is the starting point of the annual Paris-Roubaix race?

  • A) Compiègne
  • B) Amiens
  • C) Rouen

10. What is the name of the only velodrome used for the Olympics that is entirely made of wood?

  • A) Lee Valley VeloPark
  • B) Forest City Velodrome
  • C) Vikingskipet

11. In which year did women first compete in Olympic cycling events?

  • A) 1952
  • B) 1984
  • C) 1968

12. Which cyclist has won the most Road World Championships titles?

  • A) Eddy Merckx
  • B) Peter Sagan
  • C) Greg LeMond

13. What is the name of the most prestigious one-day cycling race held in France?

  • A) Paris-Roubaix
  • B) Milan-San Remo
  • C) Liege-Bastogne-Liege

14. What does the green jersey signify in the Tour de France?

  • A) King of the Mountains
  • B) Overall leader
  • C) Points leader

15. What is the world record for the longest distance cycled in one year?

  • A) 50,819 miles
  • B) 75,065 miles
  • C) 86,573 miles

16. Which country has won the most Olympic gold medals in cycling?

  • A) United States
  • B) France
  • C) Great Britain

17. What is a criterium in cycling?

  • A) A single-day race on a circuit
  • B) Climbing competition between cyclists
  • C) The final stage of a multi-stage race

18. Who was the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five consecutive times?

  • A) Jacques Anquetil
  • B) Miguel Indurain
  • C) Eddy Merckx

19. Who is the only female cyclist to win three consecutive Road World Championships titles?

  • A) Marianne Vos
  • B) Jeannie Longo
  • C) Nicole Cooke

20. Which of these grand tours is the youngest?

  • A) Giro d’Italia
  • B) Vuelta a España
  • C) Tour de France

21. What is a peloton in cycling?

  • A) The main group of riders
  • B) A short, intense climb
  • C) The leading cyclist in a race

22. Which cyclist has the most overall wins in women’s World Cup series?

  • A) Anna van der Breggen
  • B) Jeannie Longo
  • C) Marianne Vos

23. What is the nickname for the most difficult climbs in the ‘Monuments’ cycling races?

  • A) The Wall
  • B) The Stairs
  • C) The Ramps

24. Which of these riders was the first non-European to win the Giro d’Italia?

  • A) Cadel Evans
  • B) Andy Hampsten
  • C) Chris Froome

25. What is the largest one-day professional cycling race by distance?

  • A) Milan-San Remo
  • B) Paris-Roubaix
  • C) Liege-Bastogne-Liege

26. Who holds the Hour Record in men’s cycling as of 2021?

  • A) Bradley Wiggins
  • B) Victor Campenaerts
  • C) Rohan Dennis

27. What is the term for a cyclist who excels at sprinting at the end of a race?

  • A) Domestique
  • B) Time trialist
  • C) Sprinter

28. Which of the following races is not one of the five ‘Monuments’ of cycling?

  • A) Paris-Roubaix
  • B) Vuelta a España
  • C) Milan-San Remo

29. Who is regarded as the best sprinter of all time in Tour de France history?

  • A) Mark Cavendish
  • B) Mario Cipollini
  • C) Robbie McEwen

30. What is the term for a cyclist who specializes in climbing and consistently performs well in the mountains?

  • A) Climber
  • B) Rouleur
  • C) Time trialist

31. Which famous cyclist was nicknamed ‘The Badger’?

  • A) Greg LeMond
  • B) Fausto Coppi
  • C) Bernard Hinault

32. What is the term for a support cyclist who works for the benefit of their team leader, often sacrificing their own chances of winning?

  • A) Domestique
  • B) Rouleur
  • C) Sprinter

33. What famous cycling race is nicknamed ‘Hell of the North’?

  • A) Paris-Roubaix
  • B) Milan-San Remo
  • C) Liege-Bastogne-Liege


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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