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Personal introduction[edit]

Hi!

I try not to make a personal website out of this page, and only put things here that could be useful for Wikipedia. But now I thought I would explain my username, because people might wonder why I chose that. Here were my thoughts:

  • I wanted a name that had nothing to do with my real name. I don't want people that I know to find me here because they look up my name in Google. Not that I have anything to hide here, but I don't want to have to discuss Wikipedia things in real life, there are better things to talk about.
  • I wanted a name that would be easy to say and spell. That makes it easier for other users to remember me.
  • At the time, I was listening to U2. In my opinion, the best thing about U2 is the soundscaping of The Edge. Mullen drumming patterns are okay, but they don't make the music stand out. Clayton's bass is mediocre (for such a band), but The Edge works around it. Bono's singing is actually good, but I never really care for singers or lyrics.
  • And I could not get the song "Feliz Navidad" by José Feliciano out of my head.
  • The combination of the things above make it EdgeNavidad. If I would have picked a name on any other day, it would have been different. At this moment, U2 is not even in my top ten of favourite bands, and thankfully "Feliz Navidad" is no longer in my head.

Other than that, here are a few facts about me, that you can also see in those boxes here:

  • I am a member of the WikiProject Cycling. For some reason, I am interested in Tour de France history. I am not a professional cyclist or connected to a cycling team or organisation or anything.
  • I have reviewer and autopatroller rights on Wikipedia. I don't know what that really says about me, but maybe it shows that I have not been vandalising in my edits on Wikipedia.
  • I am not an administrator on Wikipedia. I don't even know exactly what an administrator does, but it sounds like something that takes a lot of time, and gives little in return. Thankfully other people want to do this.
  • I have made over 13000 contributions. This shows I am not new here.
  • I have made four articles "Good Articles": the 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1906 Tour de France. The plan is to have many more Tour de France article in this Good status.
  • I have a PhD degree. Not in anything related to Tour de France history, so this says totally nothing about my authority on that area. I hope to finish a book someday about some of the aspects on Tour de France history, but even when that is finished, I will not make edits on cycling articles as if I was an authority myself: I only reproduce what other people found.
  • I am not a native speaker of English. In my daily job I have been using English for several years, writing reports, journal articles and book chapters, and talking to colleagues not born in my country. The English in my work output has been said to be perfect; my most common mistake is combining different variaties of English (mainly British and American English). The things I write about in Wikipedia are of a completely different topic, and I regularly struggle to find the right words, and have the feeling that I express myself with a vocabularity of a five-year-old. Actually, it is the other way around: the 'difficult' words are easy for me, it is the 'simple' words that are problematic. The 'difficult' words in English usually have a Latin or Greek base, so they are shared by most European languages. Words for herbs and fish are not, so in a fish restaurant I am lost. I know that a "cod with parsley" is a fish with a herb, but I would have to look up which one.
What this has to do with Wikipedia: I am aware of my limited skills. If I made a mistake and you repair it, I'll learn from it. I will not feel bad. It is easier to fix the mistakes in my prose than to come up with a version from scratch. So I am confident my net contribution is still positive.

And this is about all that I want to say about myself.

OK, maybe I should add something more, for full disclosure. This is not my first Wikipedia account. I have had an account before, but then I felt it took up too much of my time, and left Wikipedia. (By changing the password to something random, thus preventing myself from logging in again.) Some months later, I wanted to edit again, so I created this account. My previous account was never blocked (or even warned). I did make some mistakes with that account: I once copied stuff from a website here, changing little bits in each sentence, thinking this would be allowable. After my edits were reverted by another user, I learned that I had been wrong, and never did this again. I am sure that with this information it is possible to find out which previous account I am referring to. I choose not to link to that account here for personal reasons, and I hope everybody can respect that.

Useful pages[edit]

Sample biography for a dead cyclist can be found here. Sample biography for a living cyclist can be found here.

My goals[edit]

Have articles for all cyclists who ever wore the yellow jersey. Yes check.svg Done
Have articles for all cyclists who ever won a stage in the Tour de France. Yes check.svg Done
Have infoboxes for all cyclists who ever wore the yellow jersey. Yes check.svg Done
Have infoboxes for all cyclists who ever won a stage in the Tour de France. Yes check.svg Done
Make all Tour de France yearly articles at least C-class.  Working progress: 78 out of 100
Make all Tour de France yearly articles at least Good Articles.  Working progress: 4 out of 100

Tour de France articles[edit]

Check the books!

Made from the wikipedia articles that I consider good enough for the book-class, where I also checked minor layout things for the book.

Tour de France articles quality[edit]

Status on 1 August 2014
Year Status
1903 GA
1904 GA
1905 GA
1906 GA
1907 C
1908 C
1909 C
1910 C
1911 C
1912 B
Year Status
1913 C
1914 C
1919 B
1920 C
1921 B
1922 B
1923 B
1924 C
1925 C
1926 C
Year Status
1927 C
1928 C
1929 C
1930 C
1931 C
1932 C
1933 C
1934 C
1935 C
1936 C
Year Status
1937 C
1938 C
1939 C
1947 C
1948 C
1949 C
1950 B
1951 C
1952 C
1953 C
Year Status
1954 C
1955 C
1956 C
1957 C
1958 C
1959 C
1960 start
1961 C
1962 C
1963 C
Year Status
1964 start
1965 start
1966 start
1967 start
1968 start
1969 C
1970 C
1971 C
1972 C
1973 start
Year Status
1974 C
1975 C
1976 C
1977 C
1978 C
1979 C
1980 C
1981 start
1982 C
1983 start
Year Status
1984 start
1985 C
1986 C
1987 B
1988 C
1989 C
1990 C
1991 C
1992 start
1993 start
Year Status
1994 start
1995 start
1996 start
1997 start
1998 start
1999 start
2000 start
2001 start
2002 start
2003 start
Year Status
2004 B
2005 B
2006 B
2007 B
2008 B
2009 B
2010 B
2011 B
2012 B
2013 B
Year Status
2014 C

Tour articles structure[edit]

And a table that shows the structure in an article that is already present.

  • Infobox: Every article should have an infobox that shows the main information.
  • Competitors: There should be something about the competitors. For this tabel, any information, nomatter how little, is enough.
  • Difference from last edition: The differences from the last edition should be mentioned, in a subsection titled "Difference from the **** Tour de France".
  • Stage Table: Virtually all Tour articles have tables that show which stage was won by which cyclist, but they should be in the right format, and sourced.
  • Classification Leadership Table: The leaders of the important classifications should be mentioned per stage, at least for the classifications that awarded jerseys. Sourcing is difficult here, so not needed for now. In early Tours, there was only the general classification, so this information can then be included in the stage table.
  • Final Standings: Virtually all Tour articles show the final general classification, but they should show all important classifications, and be sourced. Important are at least the classifications that awarded a jersey, and at least the top three should be shown, but preferably the top ten, but this depends on the available sources.
  • Classification Explanation: There should be a small explanation of how the classifications shown in the final results are calculated, and how the leader was identified.
  • Doping: From the year 1966 on, when the first doping tests were performed, there should be a list of cyclists who failed doping tests during the Tour, and notable doping-related things should be mentioned. If there were no doping problems, this should be stated. Sources are obviously required.
Status on 3 May 2014
Status of articles
IB C Dif ST CLT FS CE Dop
1903 Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1904 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1905 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1906 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1907 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1908 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1909 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1910 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1911 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1912 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1913 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1914 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1919 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1920 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1921 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1922 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1923 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1924 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1925 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1926 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1927 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1928 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1929 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1930 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1931 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes N/A
Status of articles
IB C Dif ST CLT FS CE Dop
1932 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes N/A
1933 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes N/A
1934 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1935 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1936 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1937 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1938 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1939 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1947 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1948 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1949 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1950 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1951 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1952 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1953 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1954 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1955 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1956 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1957 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1958 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1959 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1960 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1961 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1962 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1963 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Status of articles
IB C Dif ST CLT FS CE Dop
1964 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1965 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
1966 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1967 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1968 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1969 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1970 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1971 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1972 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1973 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1974 Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
1975 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
1976 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1977 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
1978 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
1979 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
1980 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
1981 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
1982 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
1983 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
1984 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
1985 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
1986 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1987 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1988 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Status of articles
IB C Dif ST CLT FS CE Dop
1989 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
1990 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1991 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1992 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1993 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1994 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1995 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1996 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1997 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1998 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1999 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
2001 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
2002 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
2003 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
2004 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
2005 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
2006 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes
2007 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
2008 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes
2009 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes
2010 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
2011 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2012 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
2013 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes

Cyclist Biographies[edit]

Yellow jersey-wearing cyclist biographies started[edit]

My first goal was to add all the cyclist biographies of cyclists who once lead the general classification in the Tour de France, see yellow jersey statistics for the complete list. This goal has been reached. I added 24 biographical articles, and a list of those articles is found in the history of this page.

Yellow jersey-wearing cyclist biographies infobox added[edit]

Other yellow jersey-cyclist biographies had been started, but were missing an infobox. The goal was to have every yellow-jersey-wearing cyclist have an infobox, and that goal has been reached. I added infoboxes to 112 articles, and a list of those articles is found in the history of this page.

Tour de France stage winner biographies started[edit]

The next goal was to make articles for every cyclist that has won a stage in the Tour de France. That goal has also been reached. I added 273 biographical articles, and a list of those articles is found in the history of this page.

Tour de France stage winner infobox added[edit]

Some articles about cyclists who won a stage in the Tour de France had been started, but were missing an infobox. I added infoboxes to 75 articles, and a list of those articles is found in the history of this page.

Other cyclist biographies started[edit]

Then there are famous cyclists who have not worn the yellow jersey nor won a stage in the Tour de France. In this category, I added 18 articles, and a list of those articles is found in the history of this page.

Other cyclist infobox added[edit]

And finally the cyclists who have not worn the yellow jersey nor won a stage in the Tour de France, for whom an article had already been created that was missing an infobox until my contribution. I added infoboxes to 13 articles, and a list of those articles is found in the history of this page.