Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19-7-2017: Tour de France

Well, blimey, that was fun … !

I have to admit: I had the day off, yesterday.

And?   Had enough time to catch two more episodes of American Horror Story.

The second series, Asylum, so you know.

It’s rather good, it has to be said.

And very unexpected.

Remember how, in The Singing Detective, Dennis Potter would tell us something about the character’s state of mind: famously, with a rousing rendition of Dem Bones.

Well, the creators of Asylum have done something similar with Sister Jude, the Jessica Lange character in this series.

You have to love a sing-song, don’t you?


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

Let’s how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) The very first tour de France was won.   On 19th July or which year: 1902, 1903 or 1904?
Q2) Who won that first race?
Q3) The leader of each of the 1903 stages would’ve worn what: a green arm band, a yellow jersey or a red hat?
Q4) The leader of each of the current stages would’ve worn what: a green arm band, a yellow jersey or a red hat?
Q5) The original Tour started in Montgeron.   Montgeron is a suburb of where?
Q6) The 1903 Tour finished in Parc des Princes.   Parc des Princes is in which French city?
Q7) The 2017 Tour is still being raced, at the time of writing.   It started in which German city?
Q8) The 2017 Tour is still being raced, at the time of writing.   Who won the 2016 Tour de France?
Q9) The Tour de France is one of cycling’s Grand Tours.   Name one of the other two.
Q10) Finally … Since 1975, the tour has always finished at which Parisian avenue?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Which US city filed for bankruptcy: on 18th July, 2013?
A1) Detroit.
Q2) Mein Kampf was published on 18th July, 1925.   The book was the biography of which evil dictator?
A2) Adolf Hitler’s.
Q3) A coup was launched on 17th July, 1936.   Many consider that coup to be the start of which country’s Civil War?
A3) Spain’s.
Q4) The Great Fire of Rome started on the night of 18th July, 64AD.   During the reign of which Roman Emperor?
A4) Nero.   (He sat there, fiddling about … )
Q5) Finally … Hideki Tojo resigned as Prime Minister: on 18th July, 1944.   Prime Minster of where?
A5) Japan.
Here’s a song … 

And a thought …
“It was a big goal to start in Germany and win at the end of this stage.”
Chris Froome, speaking during the 2017 Tour.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s teaser.

Have a good day.

*        I think it depends, Debbi: on what you’ve got on your Dramatic License.    You know, heavy goods vehicles, zombie exceptions, stick shift … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1903
Q2) Maurice Garin
Q3) A green armband
Q4) A yellow jersey
Q5) Paris
Q6) Paris
Q7) Düsseldorf
Q8) Chris Froome
Q9) La Vuelta a España and il Giro d’Italia
Q10) the Champs-Élysées
I'm taking note of your recommendations. I have even less time than usual to watch the telly these days but I'll see if after all the visits are over I can catch up (in September I have another stint of house and pet sitting in a pretty quiet place so perhaps...)

Debbi said...

How about zombies with stick shifts? :)

1. 1903
2. Maurice Garin
3. a yellow jersey
4. a yellow jersey
5. Paris
6. Paris
7. Düsseldorf
8. Peter Sagan
9. the Giro d'Italia
10. the Avenue des Champs-Élysées