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finchyfinchy Posts: 6,889
edited October 2010 in Pro race
Who or what was your favourite 2010:

Team
GT rider
Classics rider
Sprinter
TTer
Grand Tour
Other tour
Monument
Classic
Walking disaster
Idiot

My awards go to

Team: Liquigas
GT rider: Basso
Classics rider: Gilbert
Sprinter: Cav
TTer Fab C
Grand Tour: Giro
Other tour: Criterium International
Monument: Flanders
Classic: Fleche Wallone
Walking disaster: The entire Euskaltel team
Idiot: That nasty Spanish beef farmer
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,912
    I'm not going on 'favourite', but best. Favourite is a whole different matter.

    Team: HTC
    GT rider: Nibali
    Classics rider: Cancellara (Gilbert very close)
    Sprinter: Cav
    TTer: Fabian again
    Grand Tour: For entertainment, the Giro, but the Tour always wins for me - all the big boys come out to play.
    Other Tour: Surprisingly, the Tour of Britain
    Monument: LBL
    Classic: Does the new Montreal race count? Otherwise the Worlds (also not really a classic)
    Walking disaster: Christian Vande Velde for starting the Giro and the Tour but never making it to Italy or France.
    Idiot: Anyone who believed that Cancellara had a motor in his bike. Second place: Vacansoleil for twice celebrating a win a lap too early (Westra in Qatar or Oman, Marcato in Poland).
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,889
    RichN95 wrote:
    I'm not going on 'favourite', but best. Favourite is a whole different matter.

    Sorry, that's what I meant to say.
  • cedar404cedar404 Posts: 176
    Going off on a slight tangent, cyclist of the year - Emma Pooley surely ?
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    edited October 2010
    Team: Liquigas
    GT rider: Nibali
    Classics rider: Cancellara
    Sprinter: Cav
    TTer: Cancellara
    Grand Tour: Vuelta
    Other tour: Dauphine
    Monument: Roubaix
    Classic: Flèche Wallonne
    Walking disaster: Wiggins
    Idiot: Vino

    Rider of the Year: Gilbert
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,912
    cedar404 wrote:
    Going off on a slight tangent, cyclist of the year - Emma Pooley surely ?

    She's 5th in the World Rankings, 5th in the CQ Rankings and 8th in the World Cup. So no, not cyclist of the year. (Vos is no.1 in all of them)
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  • cedar404cedar404 Posts: 176
    Straight from wikipedia: Pooley:

    1st La Flèche Wallonne (Brabantse Pijl) (BEL)
    1st Grand Prix de Suisse TT
    1st Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs
    1st Overall Tour de l'Aude
    1st Overall Giro del Trentino
    1st United Kingdom British National Road Race Championships
    1st GP de Plouay-Bretagne (FRA) World Cup
    1st United Kingdom British National Time Trial Championships
    1st Arc en ciel.svg UCI Road World Championship Women's Time Trial

    Vos:

    1st Arc en ciel.svg UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
    1st Netherlands Dutch National Time Trial Championships
    2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen voor Vrouwen
    2nd UCI Road World Championships


    I stand by my point.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,912
    cedar404 wrote:
    Straight from wikipedia:

    Try CQ ranking. It's a much better source for results than Wiki. (Vos won 24 races)
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Dazza2280Dazza2280 Posts: 156
    Team: Liquigas
    GT rider: Basso
    Classics rider: Cancellara
    Sprinter: Cav
    TTer Cancellara
    Grand Tour: Giro
    Other tour: dunno
    Monument: Flanders
    Classic: Paris Roubaix
    Walking disaster: Radioshack
    Idiot: Mosquera

    Special Mention - Hard Nut: Cadel Evans
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    Team: Liquigas
    GT rider: Nibali
    Classics rider: Phillipe Gilbert
    Sprinter: Mark Cavendish
    TTer: Fabian Cancellara
    Grand Tour: Giro D'italia
    Other tour: The Tour Of Britain (purely for exceeding my expectations)
    Monument: Tour Of Flanders
    Classic: La Fleche Wallone (though I missed quite a few of them)
    Walking disaster: Bradley Wiggins (Giro Prologue excepted)
    Idiot: Dave Brailsford
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • cedar404cedar404 Posts: 176
    RichN95 wrote:
    Try CQ ranking. It's a much better source for results than Wiki. (Vos won 24 races)

    Cheers, never seen that site before. Vos races a LOT compared to Pooley, but arguably Pooley won the bigger races ?
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    Team: Liquigas (Special mention to Vaconsoleil who i've enjoyed watching in races this year)
    GT rider: Nibali (Hoping he's gonna win a lot more, also special mention to Ryder H)
    Classics rider: Cancellara (Pip runs him close)
    Sprinter: Mark Cavendish (Can't wait for next year, the sprints are gonna be a dog fight)
    TTer: Fabian Cancellara (Martin has been special too & a great end of season from Millar)
    Grand Tour: Giro D'italia (Good to see the Vuelta up its game though)
    Other tour: The Tour Of Britain (Have to agree with Inkyfingers on this, Poland was better than expected too)
    Monument: Roubaix (Flanders is my fav, but this year Chinny made Roubaix special)
    Classic: La Fleche Wallone (Great to see Evans get this)
    Walking disaster: VDV
    Idiot: Contador (Allegedly)

    Rider of the year: Cadel Evans
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    Team: Liquigas
    GT rider: Nibali
    Classics rider: Cancellara
    Sprinter: Cavendish
    TTer: Cancellara / Pooley
    Grand Tour: Vuelta
    Other tour: Tour of the Basque Country
    Monument: Ronde
    Classic: Fleche Wallone
    Walking disaster: Floyd Landis
    Idiot: Floyd Landis

    Feel I should give a nod to my favourite and the rising rider of the year IMO Igor Anton, a good spring and exciting to watch in the Vuelta, I look forward to seeing him go for it next year in the GT's.
    Also Emma Pooley, fantastic as ever and J-Rod has been epic value and great to see top the world rankings.
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Team: Liquigas
    GT rider: Nibali
    Classics rider: Gilbert
    Sprinter: Cavendish
    TTer: Cancellara
    Grand Tour: Giro
    Other tour: Tour of the Basque Country
    Monument: Roubaix
    Classic: Fleche Wallone
    Walking disaster: Euskatel
    Idiot: Has to be Wiggo!
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    favs

    Team : Garmin
    GT rider: Cadel. sheer entertainment value
    Classics rider: Gilbert
    Sprinter: Cav..pulled it out of the bag when he had too
    TTer: Fabian
    Grand Tour: GIro
    Other tour :Tour of Poland surprisingly Tour of basque close 2nd
    Monument: Lombardy
    Classic:Gent–Wevelgem.. great race (but gilbert [email protected] it for Roelandts)
    Walking disaster : Tour of California Los Angeles TT..ToC not good route wise(but could be)
    Idiot: Bruyneel and Armstrong.. couldn't leave it alone
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  • northernneilnorthernneil Posts: 1,907
    Team - SKY - its been sooo funny
    GT rider - Andy 'so close' Schlek
    Classics rider - Fab 'thighs' Canch
    Sprinter - Tyler 'variable light conditions' Farrar
    TTer - David 'best season' Miller
    Grand Tour - Giro - for killing everyone
    Other tour - ToB - for the weather
    Monument - stonehenge
    Classic - Pink Floyd brick in the wall
    Walking disaster - everyone in UCI
    Idiot - Ricco
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Excellent!....Can I change mine to the same as Northern Neils! :D
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,768 Lives Here
    Team: Liquigas
    GT rider: Schleck
    Classics rider: Cancellara, by miles
    Sprinter: Cavendish
    TTer: Cancellara
    Grand Tour: Giro
    Other tour: of Flanders? :wink:
    Monument: Tour of Flanders
    Classic: Harelbeke (E3)
    Walking disaster: Armstrong? Not sure
    Idiot: Riis?... Not sure really. Perhaps Mcquaid? Yeah, probably.
  • Team: Bbox= attack attack attack
    GT rider: Hesjedal
    Classics rider: Gilbert
    Sprinter: Petacchi...only cos he's knocking on and so am i.
    TTer: Tony Martin...just because he didnt give up.
    Grand Tour: Giro D'italia
    Other tour: T.o.B
    Monument: Roubaix...history on wheels
    Classic: Fleche Wallone...evans wore it well
    Dancing disaster: Rasmussen
    Idiot: Spain or whoever thought of a limited release for Chasing Legends...grrrr
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  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,341
    RichN95 wrote:
    Try CQ ranking. It's a much better source for results than Wiki. (Vos won 24 races)

    Yep, CQ includes all the "sh!t little wins in sh!t little races"

    (c) Mark Cavendish
    :lol:
  • Andrew NAndrew N Posts: 119
    Team: HTC
    GT rider: Nibali
    Classics rider: Gilbert
    Sprinter: Cav
    TTer: David Millar
    Grand Tour: Giro
    Other tour: Dauphine
    Monument: Flanders
    Classic: Fleche Wallone
    Walking disaster: Vandevelde
    Idiot: Landis
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  • greeny12greeny12 Posts: 759
    OK, based on favourites:

    Team - Bbox
    GT rider - Scarponi
    Classics rider - Gilbert
    Sprinter - Cav, who else?
    TTer - Millar
    Grand Tour - Giro by a mile, it was fabulous
    Other tour - Paris Nice (coz it's my favourite full stop)
    Monument - Didn't get to see that many this year, probably Lombardy just for the conditions and Scarponi/Pip duel
    Classic - Fleche Wallonne
    Walking disaster - Armstrong (shoulda stayed retired dude)
    Idiot - McQuaid and Verbruggen to share
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,768 Lives Here
    To the people voting Gilbert as the best classics rider:

    Why not Cancellara?

    After all, spring classics have much more competition, and Cancellara absolutely dominated the cobbled classics season, against very good, in form opposition.

    That Pip's biggest rival in Lombardy was Scarponi should tell you it wasn't the most competative ever - and in the races where there was competition - Liege & the World Champs, he didn't make it.
  • Team - Liquigas- Their support for Basso in the Giro was awesome
    GT rider - Evans
    Classics rider - Cancellara
    Sprinter - Cavendish
    TTer - Cancellara
    Grand Tour - Giro
    Other tour - I found myself quite enjoying the Dauphine and can't explain why...
    Monument - Paris Roubaix
    Classic - Fleche Wallonne
    Walking disaster - Damiano Cunego
    Idiot- McQuaid, at least pretend in public that you're impartial.

    Can I give Peter Sagen my Rider of the Year too? Good.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

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  • WooshaWoosha Posts: 150
    Team: HTC
    GT rider: Evans
    Classics rider: Cancellara
    Sprinter: Cavendish
    TTer: Cancellara
    Grand Tour: Giro
    Other tour: Criterium International
    Monument: Flanders
    Classic: Fleche Wallone
    Walking disaster: Euskatel would you want to ride next to them
    Idiot: Radioshack on the last day of the tour.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    Cancellara clearly did very well winning Flanders, Roubaix and E3 Prij, Gilbert on the other hand won Amstel, Lombardy & Piemonte but was ALSO top 5 in Flanders, Liege and GW and was top 10 in MSR and Fleche Wallone, showing he's a true classics winner and all rounder. Personally I think they are hard to split, the two best classics riders in the world by some distance but Gilbert edges it for me due to the variety of different races that he shows himself in.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • stagehopperstagehopper Posts: 1,593
    Team: Liquigas
    GT rider: Nibali
    Classics rider: Cancellara
    Sprinter: Greipel
    TTer: Millar
    Grand Tour: Giro
    Other tour: Poland
    Monument: Lombardi
    Classic: Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
    Walking disaster: Tom Boonen
    Idiot: Vacansoleil's recruitment expert
  • Not sure where all this Euskaltel hate is coming from... One glib comment at one race?
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,768 Lives Here
    Walking disaster: Tom Boonen

    :shock:

    Explain yourself.
  • stfc1stfc1 Posts: 505
    To the people voting Gilbert as the best classics rider:

    Why not Cancellara?

    After all, spring classics have much more competition, and Cancellara absolutely dominated the cobbled classics season, against very good, in form opposition.

    That Pip's biggest rival in Lombardy was Scarponi should tell you it wasn't the most competative ever - and in the races where there was competition - Liege & the World Champs, he didn't make it.

    I haven't voted for anyone, but I'm sure it is Gilbert's consistency throughout the entire season that impresses people.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,768 Lives Here
    stfc1 wrote:
    To the people voting Gilbert as the best classics rider:

    Why not Cancellara?

    After all, spring classics have much more competition, and Cancellara absolutely dominated the cobbled classics season, against very good, in form opposition.

    That Pip's biggest rival in Lombardy was Scarponi should tell you it wasn't the most competative ever - and in the races where there was competition - Liege & the World Champs, he didn't make it.

    I haven't voted for anyone, but I'm sure it is Gilbert's consistency throughout the entire season that impresses people.

    Perhaps - he had the luxury of not riding the tour. Canc rode a very good first week, and still had enough in the tank to win the World TT.

    I do rate Lombardy less than the other classics though - the competition just isn't the same.
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