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Who is your favorite cyclist?

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Who is your favorite cyclist?

Who is your favorite cyclist (besides yourself)? This could be a professional racer, someone you look up to in group rides, a climber you have been a fan of, an endurance athlete (like Mike Hall), etc.. Mostly just thought it would be fun. I'm sure some choices could be Armstrong, Merckx, Indurain, Pantani, Coppi, Lemond, Ullrich, Froome, Sagan, Schleck, Cavendish, etc..

Me personally, I was always a HUGE fan of Jens Voigt. Shut Up, Legs!
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You gotta like Sagan. Truly gifted all around rider, and a lot of fun. Few modern riders have panache like Sagan.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
You gotta like Sagan. Truly gifted all around rider, and a lot of fun. Few modern riders have panache like Sagan.


Agreed
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+1 for Sagan.


Perfect balance of skill, charisma, and panache. I'm in the camp (there's a camp, right?) that thinks he could be a serious GC contender, as well, and also like how he seems to just do things his own way (we all know about the unshaved legs, but he also has, what are those called? Muscles in his arms. And rock star hair), everyone else be damned.


Now, if he would just stick to riding on the road, as opposed to barricades...
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I'll go way out on a limb and say Chris Froome.
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Jon Howard
Have you spent any time around Jon Howard?
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Originally Posted by anon` View Post
+1 for Sagan.


I'm in the camp (there's a camp, right?) that thinks he could be a serious GC contender, as well

He'd have to totally reinvent himself, and lose some upper body mass.

Sagan can out climb virtually anybody that can sprint with him, but he can't begin to do HC climbs with the GC guys.

And why would he want to, when he already makes $6,000,000 a year, wins World Championships, Classics, the Green jersey and TDF stages.

He has the potential to go down as one of the great classics, one day, racers.

To try and win the TDF, he'd be effectively giving up winning the Classics.

And cycling doesn't start and end at the TDF, for the rest of the world.

If I were Sagan, my goals would be to 1) win Worlds as many times as possible ( he could conceivably get to 4-5) 2) Win all the monuments, 3) Win 15-20 TDF stages, 4) Win the Green Jersey most times in history ( he only needs one more to tie Zabel)

Doing all that would be pretty awesome, and the road to do doing isn't consistent with competing for GC at the TDF
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Why can't it be myself?
hahaha because this way it makes you choose someone else and is more fun
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I don't use a torque wrench. Ever.
Is that your way of telling me I create too many threads? lol
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hahaha because this way it makes you choose someone else and is more fun
I guess some of you people have strange definitions of "fun."
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Is that your way of telling me I create too many threads? lol
No, but now that you mention it....
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No, but now that you mention it....
For every thread you dislike, I will create n+1.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I guess some of you people have strange definitions of "fun."
Well, it doesn't make it super fun, but it makes it more fun. If the fun scale is 1-10, and this is only a 1.5, perhaps doing it my way makes it a 1.6... So not inherently fun, yet more fun at the same time. Make sense?


I didn't think so. But I tried.
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