The Badger. Which cyclist was nicknamed The Badger? It became one of the most famous Trivial Pursuit questions thanks to a Dutch beer brand. Of course, this Trivial Pursuit question was primarily invented, because The Badger was extremely good. The Badger won the Tour de France 5x, the Giro d’Italia 3x , the Vuelta a España 3x and Paris-Roubaix (in spite of the fact he hated cobbled roads), The Amstel Gold Race, Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2x , became road world champion and won many classics, cycle races and stages. Perhaps The Badger was the best cyclist ever. Anyway, he was the leader of the pack. He wouldn’t be trifled with. He was the big boss. The Badger. Le Blaireau.