Best Cyclists Ever


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1Eddy Merckx

5x Tour De France - 5x Giro - 1x Vuelta
7x Milan-Sanremo - 2x Tour de Flanders - 3x Paris-Roubaix - 5x Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
3x World Champion.
I am going to stop here, because it's too much.
He was the best in a time of other great riders.
Climbing, sprinting, time-trials, descending, he could do everything and win by minutes.

Wow to watch the cannibal at work was truly amazing, what a powerhouse, even when he was not at his best he made you suffer to rival his unending attacks-he would attack anywhere, that's what made him dangerously unpredictable, how do you control a guy like that? Easy ans. Take his bike away.

Simply the best The King, the best there ever was and the best there ever will be!

Won 500+ races in his career. No one else even comes close.

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2Bernard Hinault

Last Frenchman to win the Tour de France and won it 5 times. Also won 3 Giro and was one of the most aggressive cyclists ever.

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3Fausto Coppi

Great cyclist, however suffered from two things:

1. Had a severe and deadly disease AND recovered from it. Couldn't have done much better.
2. Suffered from 5 years forced break in World War 2 and probably would have won a few trophies there.

However, I still think he wouldn't be greater than Eddy Merckx even without these problems. He's just something else.

Best Italian cyclist of all time.
5x Giro, 2x TDF and loads of classic victories.

Had to stop 5 years for the second world war and had to fight with Bartali. Coppi and Bartali are second and third after Merckx

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4Lance Armstrong

Serial cheat who has finaly been rightly denounced by sporting professionals. A disgraceful example of what it means to be a sportsman. Any list of greats that contains Armstrong is so flawed as to be meaningless

If they accused Lance because he had accomplished much in the about those who made it to the top ten during Lance's time? Why were they able to follow and keep pace with Lance? Where have they got all the endurance to be as close to the man who is they extraordinarily powerful because of what they believe?

Look, even if he didn't dope in the competitions after 2008, then why was he still able to get in third place after his peak? Sure, he may not have been able to win multiple tours consecutively during his peak days, but he could still win legitimately. I still have great respect for him as a cyclist.

The best ever. A true inspiration.

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5Peter Sagan

This man is a pleasure to watch ride he is so talented I don't think he even realizes it. His interviews are cool check him out

Best complex cyclist player in the world!

Can win any type of race on any day, and compete for any Jersey.

The best sprinter ever

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6Miguel Indurain

Indurain won by sheer relentlessness and was all-round amazing, he was head and shoulders above the competition in his time.

Indurain was unstoppable in his time, his bodily statistics (VO2 max, lung size, blood pace, etc. ) showed that he was not only an amazing cyclist but an incredible all-round sportsman who could have dominated any cardio-sport he wanted.

Indurain was the gentleman, he won 5 Tour and 2 Giro and other races, but the difference with the others was his kindness with his rivals and his humility. He could have won more but he neednt it.

Big mig! Legend

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7Fabian Cancellara

If you need to explain to someone why Spartacus is one of the greatest cyclists of ever, they just aren't worth your time.

Not only good at time trials, Cancellara is a dominant one-day rider and a threat in any one-day event he enters. The greatest one-day rider of his generation. Also, unlike most sprinters and time-triallists, is not useless in the mountains and can hold his own.

Time trails and cobbles he is just about unbeatable. He can kick up a little sprint to so he must be the best

Most dominant spring classics specialist in modern cycling

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8Jacques Anquetil

A great cyclist together with Raymond Poulidor duels are legendary

9Sean Kelly

Strong, honest & super tactical in a race finish. Had to fend for himself most of the time, better team would have brought even more race wins

Top of the rankings over a long period of time. Needed stronger team support, could have been even better.

Best all round. Tour De France green Jerseys. Etc.

Toughest and most stylish cyclist ever

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10Alberto Contador

I think the best cyclist, his attacks are amazing

The most exciting rider in modern days. - jp27fcp

I'm young (23 years old) but in this year i�'ve never seen anyone like him. Always fighting. Amazing!

The most brave cyclist ever, He always fights for the victory.

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The Contenders

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12Greg LeMond

Since Armstrong's titles have been stripped he is the only American to win the Tour De France. He won it 3 times winning two of them after coming back from getting shot by his brother in law in a hunting accident. You do that you should be on the list.

Without the hunting accident that kept him out for those years, LeMond would have enough Tours and World Championships wins to easily be considered among the absolute best of all time...

LeMond had a much more successful career in cycling than Andy Schleck. He is also largely responsible for bringing pro cycling to the USA. He was an unbelievable talent in his time, equal to the Badger. If he hadn't gotten shot, he may have had 2 additional successful seasons with possible Tour and Classics wins. Doping in the peloton forced him out early.

All natural with heart and guts

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13Chirs Froome

When I hear his name The picture comes into my mind of him attacking his team leader on the tour.

Even whether he is 13th his still the best cyclist

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14Joop Zoetemelk

Rode the Tour de France an amazing 16 times! One win, and 6 2nd place finishes

15Mark Cavendish

He has tried so hard to be where he is today. Coaches have called him fat and said that he would never be able to be a pro. Well look where he is today. 25 Tour de France stages. World Champion. British Champion. Green Jersey winner. Over 100 wins in his pro career. The figures speak for themselves. Cav I respect you.

Fastest sprinter in the world he is unbeatable and he's the raining world champion

Mark Cavendish, 25 stage victories in the Tour de France, clearly the best sprinter in the world

A rider to be proud of. CLEAN, and an absolute great sprinter.

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16Rik van Looy

Won all 6 great classics, no-one ever accomplished it.
Named "Emperor of cycling".

17Roger De Vlaeminck

A great classic rider. Only Merckx won more classics.
De Vlaeminck ended 42 times out of 69 classics in the top 10.
Legend of Paris-Roubaix

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18Gino Bartali

He was stopped 7 years from races because of second war and because fascist regime don't want him to race outside Italy. He won Tour first time at less than 22 and second time at 32 with more than 30 minutes advantage on the second.

He didn't race during 7 years because of war

A great man very strong cyclist whose duel with Coppi are legendary.

19Jens Voigt

Funniest on most popular rider in the field. Has worked as a domestic all his career and is just amazing.

It seems he will go on riding 'til he gets 70 or so

At his peak he was better than the captains he served.

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20Philippe Gilbert

How he has winning the world championships, just legendary amazing unbelievable, I have no words for it he is just the best cyclist I've ever know vote for him he's the man

Best one-day rider of the last 4 years.
Has won all classics in April except Tour de Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.
Superb at steep hills.

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