A1. Fourth! Greg Lemond achieved this result in 1983 while wearing the Rainbow Jersey of World Champion and while in hot pursuit of the Super Prestige Trophy for the year’s best rider, which he would ultimately win. This result was equaled in 2013 by Tyler Farrar.
A2. A stage win in the Tour DuPont, a UCI 2.2-ranked event in 1995 ahead of some of the finest pros of the era such as Gianluca Bortolami, Viatcheslav Ekimov, and Lance Armstrong.
A3. Again, it’s that Lemond guy and in his magical 1983 season! In an incredible photo finish with four riders all within a wheel of each other, Lemond finished a very close second behind Irishman Sean Kelly. It was Kelly’s first Classic win, opening the door for many more in the coming years while sadly it was the closest Lemond would ever come to winning a Classic.
A4. Italian campionissimo Fausto Coppi won Il Lombardia five times including four consecutively from 1946-49 and again in 1954.
A5. Belgian legend Rik Van Looy known as “The Emperor” also did it, back in 1959. Van Looy is one of only three cyclists, all Belgian, who won all five monuments during their career.