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Old 04-29-17, 04:34 PM
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Big Ed, Eddy Merckx
Miguel Indurain
Bernard Hinault
Laurent Fignon
Joop Zoetemelk

In this group you have approx 20% of all TDF championships.

And they did it without wearing stoopid a$$ed helmets!

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I'm new to cycling, so all modern cyclists: Tom Dumoulin, Michael Matthews, Coryn Rivera, Peter Sagan, Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde, Richie Porte, Chris Froome, Mara ****tt, Kristin Armstrong.
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
Uhhh.... There is a whole TEAM of professional cyclists doing just that: Team Novo Nordisk. However, they don't have a colossal ego.
By the way, they may not have been invited to the Grand Tours just yet, but they are my favorite team.
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Current: Sagan, Boasson Hagen. Recently retired: Spartacus, Jensie, Boonen. All time: LeMond

Honourable mention(s): Merckx, Pantani, Van Petegem, Roger Hammond (met him, cool guy), McEwen, Sean Kelley
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Giovanni Valetti - Il Campione Dimenticato

Won the Giro in 1938 and 1939 when he beat Gino Bartali in his prime. Also, I believe him winning the 38 Giro and Tour de Suisse made him the first cyclist to win two multi-stage tours in the same year. I could be mistaken. Some bad luck in 1940 and WW2 sent him into obscurity working his remaining life in the Alfa plant.

I may be a bit biased as I am an associate producer of his documentary.

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