What nation breeds the best cyclists?

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  1. allanw

    allanw New Member

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    What nation breeds the best cyclists?
     
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  2. cuervo

    cuervo New Member

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    EspaƱa ... y si alguien tiene dudas que vea el resultado de La Vuelta :D
     
  3. philhudson

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    The UK do, as seen in the olympics
     
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    Should we do the "which region" in the world produces the best cyclists?

    The Basque region of northern spain......yehhhhhhh!!!!!
     
  5. Mot

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    Unfortunately Australia is no longer a British colony.

    Why was Australia left out of the poll? They did dominate
    at the olympics
     
  6. Powerful Pete

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    Olympics shomlypics. Italia. :D

    This poll will indirectly tell us what kind of national breakdown we have on cyclingforums, LOL! :cool:

    Have fun riding!
     
  7. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    France - Italy - Spain - the Basque region (France and Spain)
    Each of these locations have produced the most successful cyclists in road race terms.

    To a lesser extent Belgium and Holland have also produced champions.

    Finally, Ireland, Australia and Britain and the USA.
     
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    bump to this!! :)
     
  9. MountainPro

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    By Population, Scotland has produced more world champoins and olympic medal golds that any other country...



































    (i may have just made that up...)
     
  10. closesupport

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    i'd be inclined to say the england, scotland or Ireland, cause if you can manage to ride through out there seasons, you gotta have big cahoonies.
     
  11. Virenque

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    By population I think Spain does it! For me, only that counts..
     
  12. Salsa Rider

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    Per Capita....I gotta go with the home of the greatest cyclist (eddy merckx) in history; Belgium

    probably something to do with the beer.......
     
  13. Virenque

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    Yes, you`re possibly right! I forgot Benelux countries..I realy don`t know why! Belgium population is about 10mio and Spain`s is about 40! Hard to say, but I think Belgium wins..
     
  14. patch70

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    6 golds & 2 world records at the Athens Olympics (out of 18 cycling events).
    World ITT champ 2003 & 2004.
    Australia!!!
     
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    closesupport Banned

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    yes, and most of them's fore fathers where criminals from Great Britain, so go figure!
     
  16. TheToad

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    so that must mean they chained up all the athletes and sent en over here.. amazing what a whipping does for ones performance! :D
     
  17. closesupport

    closesupport Banned

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    I know, look at the ethiopeans and all the other's that where part of the slave trade, they can't wait to whoop the white man ass.
     
  18. patch70

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    Wrong part of Africa!
     
  19. patch70

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    Maybe 150 - 200 years ago but no longer the majority by a long shot.
    Sorry for taking all the good cycling genes from you! ;)
     
  20. TheToad

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    that was pretty much my sentiment.. most of the convicts these days are locked up and no longer allowed to wander around.. damn shame really .. a bit of good excersise might do them some good.. :p :D
     
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