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November 20/05 10:30 am - Canadian Cycling Achievements


Posted by Editor on 11/20/05
 

Individual Sporting Achievements

Forbes.com has announced its picks for the Top-20 indiviudual sporting achievements (below). One cyclist made the list - Lance Armstrong in second place for seven consecutive Tour victories, behind Roger Bannister's four-minute mile. Two Canadians made the list, hockey players, of course - Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe.

However, this got us thinking: what would be the top-ten individual Canadian cycling achievements? We have put together a list of potential achievements - we want you to decide which ones deserve to be on the list, and let us know if we made any glaring omissions. The list will go up in a votable form shortly, but discussion should be taken to the Forums, as should suggestions of additional achievements for inclusion.

Canadian Cycling Achievements (in no particular order)

- Roland Green's 2001 season (World title, World Team Relay title, World Cup title, two Norba titles, National title)
- Steve Bauer's 1988 Tour, winning a stage, finishing 4th overall and spending 5 days in yellow
- Steve Bauer's 1990 Tour, spending 10 consecutive days in yellow
- Alison Sydor's 13 consecutive years in the top-5 at the Worlds
- Alison Sydor's 3 consecutive world titles
- Alison Sydor's 17 World Cup victories (cross-country)
- Alex Stieda becomes first North American to wear the yellow jersey
- Curt Harnett sets world record for Flying 200M (record still stands after 20 years)
- Genevieve Jeanson wins double world junior titles (road and time trial)
- Gord Singleton wins Canada's first-ever world title (Keirin, 1982)
- Lori-Ann Muenzer wins Canada's first-ever Olympic gold medal
- Tanya Dubnicoff becomes first Canadian woman to win world title (1993)
- Clara Hughes wins double bronze at 1996 Atlanta Games
- Kelly Ann Way - first Canadian woman to wear Tour yellow jersey
- Cindy Devine wins world downhill title in first Mountain Bike World Championships
- Jocelyn Lovell wins 3 gold medals at 1978 Commonwealth Games
- Gord Singleton sets 3 world records in one year (1980 - 200M, 500M, 1000M standing start)

Forbes.com List
1 Roger Bannister breaks four-minute mile
2 Lance Armstrong wins seven consecutive Tours de France
3 Jesse Owens' four world records in 70 minutes
4 Nadia Comaneci's seven perfect 10s
5 Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak
6 Muhammad Ali's three heavyweight titles
7 Mark Spitz's seven gold medals
8 Gertrude Ederle's English Channel record swim
9 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climb Mt. Everest
10 Babe Ruth's 60 home runs in a season
11 Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game
12 Bob Beamon smashing world long jump record
13 Michael Jordan: Ten Seasons At The Top
14 Bobby Jones: Golf's Grand Slam
15 Wayne Gretzky: 2,857 Points
18 Martina Navratilova's 20 Wimbledon Titles
17 Bill Russell's 11 NBA Championships
18 Don Larsen's 1956 perfect world series game
19 Eric Heiden's five individual gold medals
20 Gordie Howe's 33 professional hockey seasons

 


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