I know, I know. Someday a #16 will upset a #1...
Cobbles Credentials: Won the Ronde van Vlaanderen two times, Paris-Roubaix three times, Gent-Wevelgem three times. Handfuls of other podiums. Never won E3 Prijs for some reason. Is that nitpicking?
DId you know? Eh... what can I say that hasn't been said.
Cobbles Credentials: Won the first edition of the Tour of Flanders (1913), as well as Paris-Roubaix in 1920. Back then de Ronde was a 324km affair, so there's that. Also bikes weighed more than modern cars.
DId you know? Spent World War I smuggling documents into the Netherlands by bike. Did Merckx ever ride for his life, literally speaking?