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    How does LA's dominance compare to cycling greats from other eras?

    It's undeniable that LA is the Greatest cyclist of his era. However, it's interesting to note that all of the other 5 times TdF winners (Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault, Indurain)had also won the Giro d'Italia during their peak years. Clearly, TdF is THE race that matters to Lance (Andy Hampsten being the only U.S. rider to have won the Giro). Was there a cyclist who has actually won the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, and Vuelta a Espaņa ALL in the same year?

    Giro d'Italia winners:
    1946 Vasco Bergamaschi Italy
    1947 Fausto Coppi Italy
    1948 Fiorenzo Magni Italy
    1949 Fausto Coppi Italy
    1950 Hugo Koblet Switzerland
    1951 Fiorenzo Magni Italy
    1952 Fausto Coppi Italy
    1953 Fausto Coppi Italy
    1954 Carlo Clerici Switzerland
    1955 Fiorenzo Magni Italy
    1956 Charly Gaul Luxembourg
    1957 Gastone Nencini Italy
    1958 Ercole Baldini Italy
    1959 Charly Gaul Luxembourg
    1960 Jacques Anquetil France
    1961 Arnaldo Pambianco Italy
    1962 Franco Balmamion Italy
    1963 Franco Balmamion Italy
    1964 Jacques Anquetil France
    1965 Vittorio Adorni Italy
    1966 Gianni Motta Italy
    1967 Felice Gimondi Italy
    1968 Eddy Merckx Belgium
    1969 Felice Gimondi Italy
    1970 Eddy Merckx Belgium
    1971 Gosta Petterson Sweden
    1972 Eddy Merckx Belgium
    1973 Eddy Merckx Belgium
    1974 Eddy Merckx Belgium
    1975 Fausto Bertoglio Italy
    1976 Felice Gimondi Italy
    1977 Michel Pollentier Belgium
    1978 Johan de Muynck Belgium
    1979 Giuseppe Saronni Italy
    1980 Bernard Hinault France
    1981 Giovanni Battaglin Italy
    1982 Bernard Hinault France
    1983 Giuseppe Saronni Italy
    1984 Francesco Moser Italy
    1985 Bernard Hinault France
    1986 Roberto Visentini Italy
    1987 Stephen Roche Ireland
    1988 Andrew Hampsten U.S
    1989 Laurent Fignon France
    1990 Gianni Bugno Italy
    1991 Franco Chiocciolo Italy
    1992 Miguel Indurain Spain
    1993 Miguel Indurain Spain
    1994 Eugeni Berzin Russia
    1995 Tony Rominger Switzerland
    1996 Pavel Tonkov Russia
    1997 Ivan Gotti Italy
    1998 Marco Pantani Italy
    1999 Ivan Gotti Italy
    2000 Stefano Garzelli Italy
    2001 Gilberto Simoni Italy
    2002 Paolo Savoldelli Italy
    2003 Gilberto Simoni Italy
    2004 Damiano Cunego Italy
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    Lance Hater Laggard's Avatar
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    No one has done that triple.

    TOUR / GIRO WINS IN ONE YEAR

    1949 - Fausto Coppi
    1952 - Fausto Coppi
    1964 - Jacques Anquetil
    1970 - Eddy Merckx
    1972 - Eddy Merckx
    1974 - Eddy Merckx
    1982 - Bernard Hinault
    1985 - Bernard Hinault
    1987 - Bernard Hinault
    1992 - Miguel Indurain
    1993 - Miguel Indurain
    1998 - Marco Pantani

    TOUR / VUELTA WINS IN ONE YEAR

    1963 - Jacques Anquetil
    1978 - Bernard Hinault

    GIRO / VUELTA WINS IN ONE YEAR

    1973 - Eddy Merckx
    1981 - Giovanni Battaglin

    Surprisingly, no one has ever one the Vuelta and Worlds in the same year.
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    i may have overreacted

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    But can anyone say they won the Tour de France and the Tour of Georgia both the same year.

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    I heard talk, and probably just that, of LA going for all three next year. Maybe it was just wishful thinking or "what if" thinking.

    Anyone else here this. I could have sworn it was Phil that mentioned it.
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    Contractual obligations with the new team sponsor will probably require him to ride tour in "05. In an interview a few months ago, Lance expressed interest in riding the Giro in '05. Nothing is written in stone yet.

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    Check the latest on cyclingnews.com.

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    I don't think it's possible anymore. Not unless there's some radical paradigm shift in training that suddenly produces an Eddy Merckx. Merckx won so often because he was in much better shape physically than his competitors, and because he didn't have much respect for tradition - he won as often as he could. It's why he was so hated in France ...

    Todays riders are too fit, we know too much about training. So everyone's just too close to have someone capable of peaking three times in one season to a sufficient level to defeat another rider who has peaked specifically for the Tour.

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    It's not possible anymore? Pantani did the Giro/Tour double in 1998. That was only 6 years ago.

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    It's still possible. Two years ago I think Lance could have done the Tour Vuelta double. I still think that with the right course he could do the Tour Worlds combo.
    i may have overreacted

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    I don't see him going for a triple or even a double in a year. I think he will want to win those other two races at some point though to help improve his standing among the greats like Merckx and Hinault

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