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10:34:41 AM Dec 21st 2016
I've deleted this section, since as it's written, there's no indication of any sort of curse, just a losing streak. If there's a curse involved, or claimed to be involved, they can be re-added with that information included.


  • Despite huge national traditions in cycling, no French rider has won Tour de France since Bernard Hinault won in 1985. No French rider was in the top 3 between 1997note  and 2014.
    • Second curse broken in 2014 by Jean-Christophe Peraud (2nd) and Thibaut Pinot (3rd)
    • It's an achievement in the Pro Cycling Manager (officially licensed game of the race, made by a French studio) series to win Le Tour with a French rider in career mode.
  • No French rider has won a Grand Tour (Le Tour, Giro d'Italianote  and Vuelta a España) since 1995, the year Laurent Jalabert won every available jersey at La Vuelta.
  • No French rider has won Paris-Roubaix (biggest one day race in France, one of the five monuments) since Frédéric Guesdon won it in 1997. In fact, no French rider won any monumentnote  between Jalabert's Il Lombardia win in 1997 and 2016.
    • French monument curse broken as of 2016, where Arnaud Démare; won Milano-San Remo.
10:21:49 AM May 16th 2016
Note: I have my eye on moving the Cleveland Browns out of the American Football section and putting a new entry for all of Cleveland in the Multiple Sports entry, but I'm going to wait first to see how the Cavs fare.
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