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    Greatest domestique

    Leonardo Piepoli.

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    I think Indurain did a Hell of Job for Delgado back in the day.
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    Sean Yates was one of the best. He even delayed retiring to help mentor Armstrong at the begining of Lance's career.
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    I agree with Yates, but George Hincapie has to be the greatest, the man still gets Lance his water even on charity rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13 View Post
    I agree with Yates, but George Hincapie has to be the greatest, the man still gets Lance his water even on charity rides.
    HA!

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    I was thinking current riders but keep the greatest of all time coming too.

    George is a good call but I tend to be more impressed with the climbers, probably because I can't climb worth *****. Piepoli can win any given climbing stage and has graciously let the team leader have the win after hauling their ass up the mountain. And he has to put up with Ricco.

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    Greg Lemond helping Hinault in 1985.

    OK, I kid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
    Greg Lemond helping Hinault in 1985.

    OK, I kid...
    Or Hinault helping Lemond in 1986.

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    Seriously though, Rolf Aldag and Udo Bolts.

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    Gerg Lemond's uncle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    Sean Yates was one of the best. He even delayed retiring to help mentor Armstrong at the begining of Lance's career.


    Sean Yates.

    end of thread.

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    Currently, I would have to say Big George or Fabian Cancellara. All time, it would be tough to beat Yates.

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    Van Summeran helps Robbie and Cadel

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvxc View Post
    Currently, I would have to say Big George or Fabian Cancellara. All time, it would be tough to beat Yates.
    What The hell Currently Hincapie is nowhere near as good as he was. PLus its hard to argue when he supported Lance for all seven of his tour wins.

    So it wouldn't be hard to beat Yates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parka100 View Post
    Van Summeran helps Robbie and Cadel

    not if either of them need a new bike.

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    If Cadel wins the tour it will be because of Popo's efforts.
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    Yates gets my vote for on road.

    Hamilton, Beltran, Heras, and Floyd for helping Lance deflect all those doping accusations.

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    I can trump the lot of you. Eddy Schepers, circa 1987. Roche would not have won the Giro or the Tour without him.

    How do I collect my prize?
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    Can't believe nobody remembers "King Rene"

    In the history of the Tour de France, how can you say there is anyone else who can claim to be a greater domestique than Rene Vietto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13 View Post
    I agree with Yates, but George Hincapie has to be the greatest, the man still gets Lance his water even on charity rides.
    Who knows what might have happened for Hincapie, had he not been such a team loyalist. on his one day wonder's he was far more than a domstique. He'll always be a favorite. Is being a team loyalist such a bad thing. Remember how angry L. Armstrong was when Landiss left. Three Americans in the whole of the tour. Shame. We are Almost irrelevant. Except for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloGeezer View Post
    Can't believe nobody remembers "King Rene"

    In the history of the Tour de France, how can you say there is anyone else who can claim to be a greater domestique than Rene Vietto?
    I remember him. But in the world of 99ers the 1930s never happened.

    Oh and if people bother to look him up go farther then the Wiki article, it leaves out quite a bit.

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    Is that a German officer in your avatar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnMerlin View Post
    Is that a German officer in your avatar?
    Yes. And since it was a polite (or at least neutral) question I'll let you know who it is. Claus von Stauffenberg. The perfect soldier, the perfect patriot and right at the very center of the last of the attempet to assasinate Hitler. Some day I might switch to what may well be the last picture of him, with Hitler just days before that attempt.

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