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If you could model yourself after a pro.. who would it be?

Old 06-09-05, 08:56 PM
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If you could model yourself after a pro.. who would it be?

Jens Voigt...
He's loyal to his teammates & his family...
He rides with everything he's got..
He's on CSC ^^
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Old 06-09-05, 09:56 PM
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Jacques Anquetil. He had a very smooth and fluid riding style and he was very methodical and analytical. His style was to ride with his opponents and, at just the right time, quietly pull away and drop them, using just enough energy to get the job done and no more. He was a quiet man who let his bike do the talking.
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Greg Lemond

Oh yeah....muscular, powerful, attacking, arrogant and supremely gifted. Great bike racer.
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Not simply model, I wanted to be Roger De Vlaeminck
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Merckx.
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Old 06-10-05, 01:30 AM
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Current pro or past pro? For past pro it would be Ned Overend, John Tomac and Bob Roll. Hmmm... road racers who switched over to MTBing...
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Kent Bostick...........a warrior! Still racing past 50.

Ekimov!
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Eddie Merckx. The dude was just bad. Oh, and Ric Flair.
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Sean Yeates (spell?) team rider for Motorola and #1 wind blocker for LA back in the day. Saw him win the Coorstates US Pro in Philly one year on a solo breakaway. Guy was a big hammer....
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Mario Cipollini. Fast, Italian, and most importantly very popular w the ladies
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Wayne Stetina (just about the classiest guy I ever met)
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Roche - wonderful pedal stroke, extremely talented rider and a decent guy.
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Old 06-10-05, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Voodoo76
Mario Cipollini. Fast, Italian, and most importantly very popular w the ladies
Ahh, you beat me to it. The podium girls actually want to kiss that guy!
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Originally Posted by oneradtec
Kent Bostick...........a warrior! Still racing past 50.

Ekimov!
My choice as well. Inspiring at my age
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Old 06-10-05, 08:12 AM
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Merckx...I mean if you are going to be someone else why not be the best?
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Robbie McEwen. or any of the green jersey contenders really - i think they have amazing work ethics to ride like they do every stage.
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
Robbie McEwen. or any of the green jersey contenders really - i think they have amazing work ethics to ride like they do every stage.
Not to get off topic, but this is a wonderfull statement. Flat stages; The GC guys sit in w half their team around to keep their nose clean. Meanwile the green jersey guys are hitting it hard for intermediate sprints and dealing with monster leadouts at race end. Mountain Stages; The GC guys finally have to put some energy into the race, but is this a rest for the green jersey contenders? No, they have to drag a sprinters body over mountain passes to ensure that they finish inside the time limit. There is no rest for these dudes.
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Petacchi.
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Petacchi.
Petacchi's got class...I second that...A second favorite would be Bradley McGee...To me its not always who wins, but who does what for the sport. plus style.

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Old 06-10-05, 09:11 AM
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Yeah, I know this is a bogus answer but...

The ability of Pantani with the charisma of Cipollini.
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i gotta go with jens voigt
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Originally Posted by Voodoo76
Mario Cipollini. Fast, Italian, and most importantly very popular w the ladies
Amen, the boy broke the code!!
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Old 06-10-05, 02:48 PM
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Cechu or Azevedo....being able to stay in front of a rider like Armstrong and cause so much carnage in the race with their brutal pace is pretty stout...

But when I lived in Belgium, I was always a Lucien Van Impe fan. He was always second in the hearts of Belgians after Eddy...he finally got his Tour, but was Virenque before there was a Virenque and to be a Belgian and a climber was interesting in itself.
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