Talk:Triple Crown of Cycling
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Honestly I have never heard of the Tour/Giro/Worlds triple being recognized as the "Triple Crown" in a widespread, traditional manner. Actually, this article has few sources, and none with established cycling observers alluding to the term.
It looks to me this is some nickname that may have been given to Stephen Roche's highly successful season by a couple writers, and a fan decided to do a Wiki page about it.
Not that this is not a superb accomplishment, because it is, but I have never seen it formally acknowledged in cycling media like tennis' Grand Slam.
Maybe it is a term specific to the British Isles? Then again if it is, we would need at least a few books, almanachs or articles from said region's top cycling observers making mention of it, in order to recognize it.
Googling the term offers precious little results relevant to this Wiki page's main definition of "Triple Crown of Cycling". The only website linked here that employs the term to refer to a Tour/Giro/Worlds triple seems to be an enthusiast's blog. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A01:E35:2E96:BA90:E1D4:87C3:5CC7:1CDA (talk) 04:10, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
It seems disputable to me that this should be the hardest thing to win if no one has managed yet to win the 3 grand tours in the same year. Sephia karta 16:42, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
If you won't to get really pedantic you could say the hardest thing to do would be to win every single cycling race there was during the year. Of course people can always think of harder and harder things to have done. But however I'm sure most people realise what is meant here, as the hardest combination anybody has actually done. Mathmo 17:32, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
Except that the combination I mentioned is actually a combination that is referred to on other pages, has been aspired to by many cyclists and is a more 'logical' combination than the one mentioned on this page.
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