Who is the greatest rider of all-time

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Who is the greatest rider of all-time

  1. Bernard Hinault

    10 vote(s)
    1.0%
  2. Fausto Coppi

    24 vote(s)
    2.5%
  3. Francesco Moser

    28 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. Eddy Merckx

    2 vote(s)
    0.2%
  5. Gino Bartali

    604 vote(s)
    63.1%
  6. Luison Bobet

    4 vote(s)
    0.4%
  7. Felice Gimondi

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  8. Rik Van Looy

    2 vote(s)
    0.2%
  9. Lance Armstrong

    2 vote(s)
    0.2%
  10. Miguel Indurain

    280 vote(s)
    29.3%
  1. Kenny

    Kenny New Member

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    Vote for the best rider of all-time. Every opinion is important.
     
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  2. nferyn

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    Eddy Merckx, without any competition that even comes close

    Niek
     
  3. Urban Assault

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    This is actually realy a no brainer.
    Merckx
     
  5. mataliog

    mataliog New Member

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    eddie merckxx of course
     
  6. teaser

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  7. Lazy legs

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    Wonder what he would have done on a modern bike?
     
  8. teaser

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    Hell knows!!! Imagine the cannibal riding a purpose built time trial bike with a disc and all the aero gear as available today!! :eek:
     
  9. steve

    steve Administrator
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    I think he'd kick Lance in france anyday
     
  10. GearGrinder

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    i cant tell you as its all before my time:) . Why doesent lance and ullrich try to beat the world hour record? thats a good test. not for a climber though:)
     
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    I love reading stories about the greats of the past. They have great stuff like that in the U.K. mags like Pro Cycling and Cycling Weekly. I got a great stack of them from a English friend, and a cycling weekly from early 2002 had about 10 stories about some of the best classics of all time.

    Love it! :D
     
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    No problem : Eddy Merckx is the greatest!!!

    But, I would have liked to see Merckx against Armstrong on the Tour...:D
     
  14. ullrichfan

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    PeeWee of course!

    Could lance win on this bike?

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  15. Lazy legs

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    ullrichfan, he's such a class act he'll proably win on that as well. ;) :D
     
  16. Tourspel2003.tk

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    Eddy Merckx, of course
     
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    There is no question who is the best all-around rider of all time...Eddy Merckx. With more than 500 professional wins, and logged over 300,000 miles in his lifetime. He was an all around rider as well. Today's top professionals are more specialized than Eddy was.
     
  18. collector

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    Certainly in terms of wins, Mercxk. Butimagine if Coppi's career had not been interupted by the war. He is perhaps the most fluid and technically elegant cyclist.
     
  19. nferyn

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    Sure, but you can then with the 'what if' scenarios you can add even a lot more riders, e.g. what if Jempi Monsere wouldn't have died, his future was just as promising as Merckx

    Niek
     
  20. Lazy legs

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    Reminds me about that old song ... "no I don't believe in if anymore..." ;)
     
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