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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BENONI BEHEYT
9/27/2016 – Benoni Beheyt was born on this date in 1940.

The Belgian rider won the World Championship Road Race.

He also stood on the podium of the Paris-Roubaix Classic.

He is number 302 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BETH HEIDEN
9/27/2016 – Beth Heiden was born on this date in 1959.

The American rider won the World Championship Road Race.

She is number 30 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GIOVANNI FIDANZA
9/27/2016 – Giovanna Fidanza was born on this date in 1965.

The Italian rider won the Points Jersey in a Grand Tour event.

He is number 723 on our All-Time list of riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ENRICO ZAINA
9/27/2016 – Enrico Zaina was born on this date in 1967.

The Italian rider stood on the podium of a Grand Tour event.

He is number 462 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANGEL CASERO

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9/27/2016 – Angel Casero was born on this date in 1972.

The Spanish rider won one of the Grand Tour events and stood on the podium another time at the same event.

He is number 243 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CLARA HUGHES

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9/27/2016 – Clara Hughes was born on this date in 1972.

The Canadian rider stood on the podium at the Olympic Road Race.

She is number 79 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FRANS BONDUEL
9/26/2016 – Frans Bonduel was born on this date in 1907. He died on February 25, 1998.

The Belgian rider stood on the podium of the Paris-Roubaix Classic.

He also won one of the five monuments in cycling.

He is number 354 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HANS KNECHT

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9/26/2016 – Hans Knecht was born on this date in 1913. He died on March 8, 1986.

The Swiss rider won the World Championship Road Race.

He is number 421 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ROSA SELS

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9/26/2016 – Rosa Sels was born on this date in 1943.

The Belgian rider stood on the podium multiple times at the World Championship Road Race.

She is number 48 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TINO CONTI
9/26/2016 – Tino Conti was born on this date in 1945.

The Italian rider stood on the podium of the World Championship Road Race.

He is number 755 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MIRJAM MELCHERS

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9/26/2016 – Mirjam Melchers was born on this date in 1975.

The Dutch rider stood on the podium of the World Championship Road Race.

She is number 68 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MICHAEL MATTHEWS

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9/26/2016 – Michael Matthews was born on this date in 1990.

The Australian rider stood on the podium in the World Championship Road Race.

He is number 701 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HONORE BARTHELEMY
9/25/2016 – Honore Barthelemy was born on this date in 1891. He died on May 2, 1964.

The French rider stood on the podium of the Tour de France.

He also stood on the podium of the Paris-Roubaix Classic.

He is number 312 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MICHELE SCARPONI
9/25/2016 – Michele Scarponi was born on September 25, 1979.

The Italian rider won a Grand Tour event.

He is number 201 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GUSTAVE GARRIGOU
9/24/2016 – Gustave Garrigou was born on this date in 1884. He died on January 28, 1963.

The French rider won the Tour de France once, was 2nd three times, and was 3rd twice.

In the one-day classics, he won two out of the five monuments in cycling.

He also stood on the podium of another monument in cycling.

Garrigou is number 26 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AYMO BARTOLEMEO
9/24/2016 – Aymo Bartolomeo was born on this date in 1889. He died on December 11, 1970.

The Italian stood on the Tour de France podium twice.

He also stood on the Giro d'Italia podium four times.

Aymo is number 129 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ITALO ZILIOLI
9/24/2016 – Italo Zilioli was born on this date in 1941.

The Italian rider stood on the Giro d'Italia podium no less than four times.

Zilioli is number 226 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ERICH MAECHLER

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9/24/2016 – Erich Maechler was born on this date in 1960.

The Swiss rider won one of the five monuments in cycling.

He is number 545 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DANIELE BENNATI
9/24/2016 – Daniele Bannati was born on this date in 1978.

The Italian rider won the Points Jersey in two of the Grand Tour events.

He is number 456 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OENONE WOOD

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9/24/2016 – Oenone Wood was born on this date in 1980.

The Australian rider stood on the podium at the World Championship Road Race.

She is numer 99 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EMMA JOHANSSON
9/23/2016 – Emma Johansson was born on this date in 1983.

The Swedish rider stood on the podium at the Olympic Road Race and at the World Championship Road Race.

She is number 17 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROAD RACE REVIEW

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9/23/2016 – First held in 1927, the World Championship Road Race is the most prestigious one-day race on the calendar. The World Championships are held in a different location every year. The race is, on average, 165 miles (265 km) in length. Some courses are brutally steep and are designed to provide for a showcase for climbers while flatter courses become an all-out speed contest for sprinters.
Riders contest the race in national jerseys, not their regular team-sponsored jerseys. This is the only race of the year where this occurs. Because the teams are organized by country solely for this race, strange alliances can arise during the race.

One such example might be a trade-team that has riders from three or four different countries. Although these riders may appear to be riding for their fellow countrymen, the chance for one of the trade-team team-mates to win may provide incentive for the others to work for him even though they are not from the same country.

Winning the World Championship Road Race provides a highlight to many careers and those who have won multiple times are considered especially talented. The winner of the race each year wears the "rainbow jersey" for a entire year until the next World Championships.

The "rainbow jersey" is a white jersey with five horizontal colored (blue, red, black, yellow, green) bands around the chest and arms signifying the colors of the rainbow. It is the second most prestigious jersey in cycling, behind the yellow jersey of the Tour de France.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ELOI MEULENBERG

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9/22/2016 – Eloi Meulenberg was born on this date in 1912. He died on February 26, 1989.

The Belgian rider won the World Championship Road Race.

He also won one of the five monuments in cycling.

He is number 278 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GIOVANNI VALETTI
9/22/2016 – Giovanni Valetti was born on this date in 1913. He died on May 28, 1998.

The Italian rider was a two-time winner of a Grand Tour event.

He also stood on the podium two other times at the same event.

He is number 111 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GIUSEPPE SARONNI

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9/22/2016 – Giuseppe Saronni was born on this date in 1957.

The Italian rider was a talented sprinter who won two Grand Tour events, a World Championship Road Race title, and a host of one-day events.

He is number 40 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EDDY PLANCKAERT

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9/22/2016 – Eddy Planckaert was born on this date in 1958.

The Belgian rider won the Points Jersey in one of the Grand Tour events.

He also won two of the five monuments in cycling.

He is number 141 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHAY TO EMILE GEORGET

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9/21/2016 – Emile Georget was born on this date in 1881. He died on April 16, 1960.

The French rider twice stood on the podium in one of the Grand Tour events.

He is number 248 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MORENA TARTAGNI

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9/21/2016 – Morena Tartagni was born on this date in 1949.

The Italian rider stood on the podium multiple times at the World Championship Road Race.

She is number 47 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MARCEL KINT

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9/20/2016 – Marcel Kint was born on this date in 1914. He died on March 23, 2002.

The Belgian rider was a single-day specialist who won both the World Championship Road Race and the Paris-Roubaix Classic.

He was also 2nd in both of these events as well.

He is number 164 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MARIANO MARTINEZ
9/20/2016 – Mariano Martinez was born on this date in 1948.

The French rider stood on the podium of a Grand Tour event.

He also stood on the podium of the World Championship Road Race.

He is number 509 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RASA POLIKEVICIUTE

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9/20/2016 – Rasa Polikeviciute was born on this date in 1970.

The Lithuanian won the World Championship Road Race.

She is number 19 on our All-Time list of Riders.

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