Best Cyclists Ever


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Joaquim Rodríguez

Best attacking climber nowadays

Most explosive climber I have seen

He won stage 3 of the 2015 Tour de France.

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22 Tom Boonen

Boonen is for me the best cyclist ever. Great sprinter very strong

One of the best one-day riders of the past 30 years.
3 times tour of flanders, 4 times Paris Roubaix, 5 Times E3 prijs Vlaanderen, 3 Times Gent Wevelgem, World Champion 2005, Green Jersey in the Tour,...
More then 100 victories so far...

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23 Felice Gimondi

How many races he would have won had Eddy not being participating.

Very regular during twelve years

24 Marco Pantani

One of the most talented and charismatic ones. And holding the last Giro-Tour -double

The emotion he created, maybe no one else, never.

A great man and a great cyclist he reminded me of the great Fausto Coppi.

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25 Vincenzo Nibali

Italian Shark! One of the big four

A rider who gives his all


26 Mario Cipollini

Very fast, good showman. Made the sport more popular.

27 Alfredo Binda

Binda and Guerra, those were the days.

He is the greatest

28 Francesco Moser
29 Tony Rominger
30 Cadel Evans

Won the most exciting Tour (2011) in absolutely courageous fashion, close second twice also and probably should have won those too, podium in all three grand tours.

World Champion of mountain biking (1998) and road biking (2009), and then he won the Tour de France in 2011.

Guy's a complete ass to journalists. Doesn't deserve it

An understated, versatile legend, and a physiological freak, who crushed a world-class (and partially doped) cross-country mtb and road fields as a junior- a key indication of a raw, natural talent. Unlucky that his road career happened to coincide with the worst streak of systemic doping in the history of the sport, but he stayed thereabouts (just) despite uncompetitive teams with his drive and ability to turn himself absolutely inside-out leave it all on the road. It was so nice to see him achieve success (worlds, TDF) towards the backend. With a level playing field, he'd have won 5 or more GT's, and be right up this list.

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31 Nairo Quintana

2. in his first Tour de France, and won the white and the polka dot Jersey. He also won his first Giro!

He will become top 15 on this list in the next 2 years - kevinpedro

Best cyclist ever

He is a beast

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32 Jan Ullrich

One of the greatest cycling talents. Unfortunately grew up in the Iron Curtain period, which made him susceptible to all kinds of temptations. Physically great, mentally weak, physically and technically unbelievable.

Best cycling young talent of the 20th century, and still managed to come 2nd without doping on the same level as Armstrong. Probably was the greatest rider in his generation of cyclists if drugs did not exist.


33 Thor Hushovd

HE suck

Simply one of the best riders in the 2000’s. Good sprinter and with the victory on a climbingstage I TDF... just an amazing rider

34 Michał Kwiatkowski

Complete young rider, who can win in ITT's, hilly classics, sprints and fight on a climbs.

35 Alejandro Valverde

Finally podium in Tour he deserve it, now the world championship

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36 Lucien Van Impe

1 Tour de France title and six polka dot Jerseys

37 Laurent Fignon

An amazing cyclist who's career was dogged by injury but when he was on form he was the best by far. He was the personafication of the word Panache.

A great cyclist and ferce competitor. Two time Tour winner Lost a third Tour to Greg Lemond by 8 seconds on the last day time trial. Closest finish in Tour the France history. Terrible sportsman with a vile temper. - Los66g

Double tour winner and beat Hinault easily in 1984

38 Pedro Delgado

Pure heart and courage. He won a tour of France. The next year he lost one because he got lost going to the start. He deserved to have won more

39 Rui Costa
40 Bradley Wiggins

I don't think he is the best overall but but his diverse ability on the road and track has to put him up there even if he wont be remembered as one of the greats

Bradley has just got the hour record which means he has beat everyone who attempted it so he is the best rider ever!

First brit to win the tour de France olympic time trail champion he's brilliant

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