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Old 05-25-04, 11:47 AM
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I know this has probably been asked before but "Who are the greatest racers?
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Old 05-25-04, 12:48 PM
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Merckx, Hinault, Coppi, Anquetil, Armstrong are my top five in post-war racing. And not necessarily in that order except for Merckx, who is the greatest cyclist to ever saddle up.
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Old 05-25-04, 12:55 PM
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I'd say, for post WW2... Coppi, Merckx, Anquetil, Poulidor, Henault, Sean Kelly, Indurain, Armstrong... something like that
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Old 05-25-04, 01:05 PM
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Are you guys forgeting about Lemond?
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Old 05-25-04, 01:11 PM
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Cyclinghalloffame.com has it about right:

Merckx
Hinault
Coppi
Bartali
Anquetil
Indurain
Gimondi
Bobet
Zoetemelk
Armstrong
Moser
Binda
Van Looy
Kelly
Poulidor
Lemond
Van Impe
De Vlaeminck
Ullrich
Fignon
Janssen
Bahamontes
Gaul
Zabel
Garrigou
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Old 05-30-04, 03:05 PM
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The only truth concealed by Laggard's excellent link is that Merckx is barely comparable with the rest. The best two riders ever are Eddy............. and any other rider.

I think my mom had a bike pre WW2..............?
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Old 05-30-04, 06:05 PM
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Right on.

I can't think of many sports with as big a gap between the greatest and the next guy.
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Old 05-30-04, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Laggard
Right on.

I can't think of many sports with as big a gap between the greatest and the next guy.
I used to swim... so I'll just say Ian Thorpe

(I wasn't alive for the mark spitz era)
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