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    Favorite Pro rider?

    my fav and idol is mark cavendish mainly because im a sprinter he has a similar life growing up as myself...
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    Past or present? heck past ,Jaques Anquetil, my boyhood hero, today Andy Schleck and Thomas Voelker who is from my home town in Strasbourg , France.

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    favorite current riders: Peter Sagan, Fabian Cancellara

    and Jens of course

    I do believe there is already a forum for this though
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    moving to the 217

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    Cadel Evans because I'm from Aus

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    I've always been a fan of Miguel Indurain, Lance (It strayed a bit due to Livestrong, but a different, and long story all together), Claudio Chiappucci, Mario Cipollini, and Robbie McEwen. Right now, I like the Schlecks, Jens, Peter Sagan, Lars Boom and Zdenek Stybar, both of cyclocross fame, and Cavendish is slowly creeping in on me.

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    anyone that consistently has/had cajones...win or lose, fbow...in the mountains, flats or rollers-vinokourov, durand, chiappucci, moncoutie, voigt, pantani, gilbert, horner, kessler, kloden, haussler, jose maria jimenez, garzelli, etc...
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    Stuart O'Grady. The consummate pro.

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    If we can include past pros: Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickky View Post
    If we can include past pros: Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.
    Sean Kelly, for sure. Also, I was a big fan of Eric Vanderaerden.
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    Now: Cuddles
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    Now: Cuddles, Julian Dean, Thor, Spartacus...
    Past: the Cannibal, Jaques Anquetil, Graeme Obree, the Badger...
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    Then-Andy Hampsten

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    Now: Cuddles, Julian Dean, Thor, Spartacus...
    Past: the Cannibal, Jaques Anquetil,
    Graeme Obree, the Badger...
    You know dudebloke podcasts. Here. It's very good.

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    Horner, Ullrich, Landis (regardless of what has been done).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistard View Post
    Past or present? heck past ,Jaques Anquetil, my boyhood hero, today Andy Schleck and Thomas Voelker who is from my home town in Strasbourg , France.
    For me Rudy Altig earns a spot near the top for his performance in the 1962 Trofeo Baracchi, a day that some see as humilating for Anquetil and others (men of much more depth and discernment in my opinion) see as marking Anquetil as a true champion.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

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    Lance Armstrong. I don't know of any other pro riders.
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    I'm looking forward to seeing what Peter Sagan does in the future. Always amazed by Fabian Cancellara in the TT's. Overall I like the Schleck brothers, awesome talent with great personalities.

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    All-time: JaJa (Laurent Jalabert)

    Current: Thor (tho' Levi is right up there, 'specially since I watched him lap the Pro Men's field, SOLO, in the Twilight Crit at the Cascade Cycling Classic back in the late 90's / early 00's. That boy's got some kinda motor!)

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    Present - Tyler Farrar. He's well spoken, calm and cool, and he is always a threat to beat Cavendish. I also like Ivan Basso. And I have to include George Hincapie from Queens NY, my hometown. Great cycling family and a wonderful story really. Never thought of Queens as a cycling mecca, but apparently it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
    All-time: JaJa (Laurent Jalabert)

    Current: Thor (tho' Levi is right up there, 'specially since I watched him lap the Pro Men's field, SOLO, in the Twilight Crit at the Cascade Cycling Classic back in the late 90's / early 00's. That boy's got some kinda motor!)

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    Yah, I watched those races!!! Pretty impressive. Kinda sucks UCI teams aren't allowed to race in the classic anymore!! That race brought some huge names, but now you don't see them anymore.

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    If I had to pick one, it'd be Contador, because he's just so good all around, and does everything with style.

    Other favorites are Peter Sagan, Fabian Cancellara, Phillipe Gilbert, Thomas Voeckler, Thor Hushovd, and Joaquim Rodriguez.

    I like guys that are tactically saavy, always a threat on almost any type of terrain, like to attack, and throw caution to the wind at times. Makes 'em more fun to watch.

    And JENS.

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    I like many of the riders already mentioned, but to add somebody new to the discussion; Boasson Hagen. I like the guys who try to step outside of their box. Sagan, Wiggins, Hushovd are the others guys I see doing this.

    I also appreciate guys like Chavanel for their long attacks that make what might otherwise be boring stages interesting. I will really miss Vinokourov stirring the pot.

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    Lance Armstrong was one of my favorites until the 2009 Tour. I respect his achievements, but what he did during that Tour turned me off.

    I always liked Indurain, Basso, and Contador.

    George Hincapie has also been a favorite of mine. Behind every Grand Tour champion is a team of great domestiques and Big George is one of them.

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    Contador and Cancellara

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