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Old 12-19-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Ive found this - whos the best grand tour cyclist ???

It's raid interesting....

http://www.examiner.com/article/who-is-the-best-tour-rider-of-all-time



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Old 12-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
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I have to wonder where the likes of wiggins, Contador, Rodriguez, froome and Valverde would be on this list ?

I have to say that i watched all the grand tours this year (recorded them and re watched them many times) - and I can say without prejudice that I've never ever seen anyone ride like Alberto Contador - I am stubbornly patriotic when it comes to cycling, and I believe that team sky is a formidable force at the moment - but - none of sky's riders come close to this man - he is incredible!
Rodriguez is an amazing climber - it must be said ! But, Contador attacked in every discipline....
To be on that list I believe you have to be a truly great all rounder - Contador is just that!
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This is part one of a four part article. Part four concludes Merckx as well, with which I'd agree.
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