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ridley2010ridley2010 Posts: 115
edited April 2012 in Pro race
I'm going to go for big Jensie, wears his heart on his sleeve and is a general legend.
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    easy "Spartacus" - what an engine!
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • danlikesbikesdanlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Can't make my mind up I do like watching Spartacus ride he just has such a good style of riding and what power. But last season had to be Gilbert just looked so strong and with what was last year a pretty poor team he hardly ever seemed to have any team mates supporting him in the big races, yet came from the front of the bunch and just rode away with an aggressive attacking style.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    JTL - A Brit who can attack on a climb, what more do you want from life?
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    There can be only one - George Hincapie :)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,349 Lives Here
    D'ya need to ask?
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,040
    Jeremy Hunt - he's the only remaining one I've raced against.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,349 Lives Here
    D'ya need to ask?

    But he likes boobs and stuff?!





    :wink:

    :o So do I, probably.

    Who'd have thought?
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,241
    Cancellara to me. He's got that panache thing we all like.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,349 Lives Here
    I'm always happy when Cancellara's in a race, it's true.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,056
    Thor
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    EBH - cos you can never hear the word "nice" too much in a post-race interview...
  • dulldavedulldave Posts: 949
    Voeckler. I like his style, both racing and in interviews.
    Scottish and British...and a bit French
  • liquor boxliquor box Posts: 184
    dulldave wrote:
    Voeckler. I like his style, both racing and in interviews.
    +1

    I also like Jes Voight style
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Hard to pick one....but would be George Hincapie or Fredric Guesdon...
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,349 Lives Here
    Dave_1 wrote:
    Hard to pick one....but would be George Hincapie or Fredric Guesdon...

    Why d'ya like Hincapie?
  • blimblim Posts: 333
    Tommeke and Gilbert
    kop van de wedstrijd
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Dave_1 wrote:
    Hard to pick one....but would be George Hincapie or Fredric Guesdon...

    Why d'ya like Hincapie?


    I like the longevity of some riders. Hincapie has gone on so long ,..and he has done what..16 Tour de France completions?? He started to race pro in 1994,the year of Kelly and Lemond's final seasons and still going on two generations later. Also, I did some of the same races as him when I lived/raced in France as a 22 year old
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    At the moment I like what I see when Sagan races.

    Pip's got to be up there too.


    For unheralded brilliance, Daniele Oss. A real tireless workhorse. Would like to see him given a free hand at Roubaix one year.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • peterst6906peterst6906 Posts: 530
    edited March 2012
    Hmmm. too many to choose from:

    Motor (figuratively): Cancellara
    Attacking Flair: Pip
    Dependability in the team: O'Grady
    Up and coming brilliance: Sagan
    Speed at the sharp end: Cav

    Favourite of those is Cancellara, but I expect by next season it'll be Sagan.

    But my real all round favourite and not on that list is Vos. She hits all of those marks and in multiple disciplines road, track and cross.

    She is the Cannibalette.
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Wiggo.
  • bobtbuilderbobtbuilder Posts: 2,058
    Voeckler
    Gilbert

    And anyone who isn't Wiggins.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Emma Pooley.


    And Mr Manx Darcy, obviously.
  • Andy Schleck

    Wasn't a huge fan before, but enjoyed the attacks in last years TdF because they were epic :D
    The British Empire never died, it just moved to the Velodrome
  • ms_treems_tree Posts: 1,405
    And anyone who isn't Wiggins.

    +1
    'Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.'
    Neil Gaiman
  • ms_treems_tree Posts: 1,405
    Sylv Chavanel
    Tommy
    Rigoberto
    'Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.'
    Neil Gaiman
  • cogidubnuscogidubnus Posts: 860
    Wiggins
    Samu Sanchez
    Tommy V
    Valverde
    God of Thunder
  • Again, I like various riders for different reasons:

    Comic-book heroism - Cancellara
    Climbing and descending - Nibali
    Inscrutable Italian cool - Basso
    Gutsy sprinting - Cavendish
    Genuine British contender - Wiggins
    Never-say-die commitment and dedication - Evans and Voeckler
    Unpredictability and excitement - Gilbert
    Epitomy of the mental sadism of the whole thing - Voigt
    Humility and sportsmanship - Hoogerland
    Just generally like - Thomas, Boasson Hagen, Hushovd
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,349 Lives Here
    Again, I like various riders for different reasons:

    Comic-book heroism - Cancellara
    Climbing and descending - Nibali
    Inscrutable Italian cool - Basso
    Gutsy sprinting - Cavendish
    Genuine British contender - Wiggins
    Never-say-die commitment and dedication - Evans and Voeckler
    Unpredictability and excitement - Gilbert
    Epitomy of the mental sadism of the whole thing - Voigt
    Humility and sportsmanship - Hoogerland
    Just generally like - Thomas, Boasson Hagen, Hushovd

    So pick a favourite!
  • Ah hell. David Millar. I'm a sucker for a penitent and articulate ex-cheat.
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