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My man 2015 - the 9 man squad

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edited July 2015 in Pro race
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Navardauskas
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  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,010
    I'm claiming these 9 as mine, im assuming no-one else is allowed them now? :P

    Contador
    Quintana
    Nibali
    Froome
    Cancellara
    Sagan
    Kittel
    Kwiatkowski
    Cavendish
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,518
    Ha, ha. Good thread.

    Geraint Thomas - Cardiff boy
    Luke Rowe - Cardiff boy
    Chris Froome - he's a Brit like me. Posh boy.
    Mark Cavendish - why the f**k not?
    Simon Gerrans - because fans say that it's like 'poker' on wheels and hate it's played like poker
    Cadel Evans - I may be wrong but he was the guy I thought was clean in post Armstrong days
    Mikal Kwiatkowski - because you have to back a winner
    Teo Geoghegan Hart - getting in on the ground floor on this one
    Joaquin Rodriguez - I want him to win a big one.

    Substitutes - the two Henaos.

    That's nine
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Barguil
    Pinot
    Bardet
    Betancur
    Sepulveda
    Quintana
    Bouhanni
    Demare
    Reza

    Obvious national bias is obvious.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • type:epyttype:epyt Posts: 766
    Nibali
    Horner (past it, but you need a back up)
    Cancellara
    Cavendish (not the best but best VFM)
    Porte
    Kwiatowski
    Renshaw
    Hansen
    Valverde (covers almost everything)
    Life is unfair, kill yourself or get over it.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,744
    Sagan
    Dan Martin
    Nico Roche
    Philip Deignan
    Sam Bennett
    Nibali
    Cav
    J Rod
    Uran

    + Wiggins until April
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,420
    Has anyone informed Frenchie he has to cut his men down from 60 odd to just 9?
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,362
    Cavendish
    Sep Vanmarcke
    Contador
    Tony Martin
    Dan Martin
    Degonkolb
    Stybar
    Betancur
    Aru
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Bouhanni
    Formolo
    Valgren
    Kwiatkowski
    Lobato
    Kittel
    Quintana
    Froome
    Dillier
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Ian Stannard -
    Marcel Kittel
    Niki Terpstra
    Tom Boonen
    Peter Sagan
    Nairo Alexander Quintana
    Vincenzo Nibali
    Joaquin Rodriguez
    Alejandro Valverde
    I shall be more than pleased if Ian could repeat his performance next month.
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,194
    Dan Martin
    Ian Stannard
    Geraint Thomas
    Tao Geoghegan Hart - he's from Hackney, so I'm laying claim.
    Songezo Jim
    Daniel Teklehaymanot
    Merhawi Kudus
    Gerald Ciolek
    Natnael Berhane

    I reserve the right to draft in any other MTN-Qhubeka rider at any point, I believe I've earnt it, though I may draw the line at Theo Bos.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,744
    Sagan
    Dan Martin
    Nico Roche
    Philip Deignan
    Sam Bennett
    Nibali
    Cav
    J Rod
    Uran

    + Wiggins until April

    Brammeier.
    Forgot about him
    Ok J Rod - I like the whole sprinting up the stupid steep stuff, but in the style of Louis Walsh, I'm sending you home.
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Kwiatkowski (as a Classics rider)
    Adam Yates
    Betancur
    Boonen
    Cancellara
    Vanmarcke
    Barguil
    Chaves
    Quintana

    All exciting riders to watch, bold tactics and great riding styles. Could easily have a few more though!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    edited February 2015
    Kwiakowski
    Froome
    Stannard
    Stybar
    De Gendt
    jon Dibben (one of the first 'pros' I met, talked to me for a long time)
    Wiggins
    Simon Yates
    Fabio Duarte

    I reserve the right to have any Sky rider who wins.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited March 2015
    All of these I like. I tend to reserve 'my man' for the younger or less well known.

    Contador
    Nibali
    Aru
    Tiralongo
    Alaphilippe
    Kwiatkowski
    Tony Martin
    Ulissi
    Hansen (Adam)
    Fernandez
    Chaves
    Yates
    Yates
    Hesjedal
    Dan Martin
    Formolo
    Barguil
    Machado
    Rodriguez
    Sep
    Stannard
    Nieve
    Heanao (Seb)
    Geraint
    Rogers
    Valgren
    Arredondo
    Boonen
    Cancellara
    Valverde
    Quintana
    Edit...just realised I hadn't listed Sepulveda.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    All of these I like. I tend to reserve 'my man' for the younger or less well known.
    Contador Nibali Aru
    Tiralongo Alaphilippe Kwiatkowski Tony Martin Ulissi Hansen (Adam)
    Fernandez Chaves Yates Yates Hesjedal Dan Martin Formolo
    Barguil Machado Rodriguez Sep Stannard Nieve
    Heanao (Seb) Geraint Rogers Valgren Arredondo
    Boonen Cancellara Valverde Quintana
    We can all list our favourites but you cannot have that lot because the OP says NINE.
    You pick a team of 9, like the rest of us and don't be Greedy.
    One of them must be "3rd place goes to none other than my man Fernandez".
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • type:epyttype:epyt Posts: 766
    Hold on a minute FF ... Hesjedal?

    Didn't we get a 'Garmin/Vaughters have no shame' moment when it was revealed RH continued to ride without sanction post confession?
    Life is unfair, kill yourself or get over it.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,343
    it says a lot about bankers that when asked for 9 they claim 31....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,518
    I'm making a substitution. Kwiatkowski is out, Merhawi Kudus is in.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • JackTarJackTar Posts: 77
    Ian Stannard
    Michal Kwiatowski
    Nico Roche
    Ben Swift (He's mine, all mine!)
    Mark Cavendish
    Chris Froome
    Dan Martin
    Tony Martin
    Simon Gerrans
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Stijn Vandenberg
    Guillaume Van Kiersbulk
    Nikki Terpstra
    Moreno Hofland
    Sep Vanmarcke
    Tony Gallopin
    Antony Delaplace
    Eduardo Sepulvelda
    Peter Kennaugh
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,343
    Chris Froome
    Fabian Cancellara
    Peter Sagan
    Marcel Kittle (sorry Cav :(, hope you prove me wrong)
    Michael Kwiatoski
    Nairo Quitana
    Tony Martin (in a league of his own now Wiggins has "gone" and Canc doesnt care)
    Rafal Maijka

    ....erm....oh....I can't decide on number 9....

    Edit - Ian Stannard - because he gives hope to chunky cyclists everywhere that we too could be Pro Cyclists!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Kelderman
    Vanmarcke
    ten Dam
    Hofland
    Gesink
    Bennett
    Kruijswijk
    Martens
    Tjallingii
    Half man, Half bike
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,194
    RichN95 wrote:
    I'm making a substitution. Kwiatkowski is out, Merhawi Kudus is in.

    Good man. You can share "my man".
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • All my men need to be known by their nick names only.

    Cav
    Swifty
    Tomekke
    Valv
    Eddy Bos
    Spartacus
    Styby
    Nibbles
    Sagz
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,744
    All my men need to be known by their nick names only.

    Cav
    Swifty
    Tomekke
    Valv
    Eddy Bos
    Spartacus
    Styby
    Nibbles
    Sagz

    I'm fairly sure you made some of them up

    Sagz?
    Styby?
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    type:epyt wrote:
    Hold on a minute FF ... Hesjedal?

    Didn't we get a 'Garmin/Vaughters have no shame' moment when it was revealed RH continued to ride without sanction post confession?

    Pffftt, there's plenty of room for contradictions on the internetz.

    How about a 'Definitely Not My Man' 9?

    Valverde
    Scarponi
    Phinney
    Valverde
    Gerrans
    Cunego
    Valverde
    Rojas
    Visconti
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,255
    Adam Hansen
    Sep Vanmarcke
    Joaquin “Purito” Rodriguez
    Luca Paolini
    Alexander Kristoff
    Darwin Atapuma
    Michal Kwiatkowski
    Svein Tuft
    Andriy Grivko
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,846 Lives Here
    Which race first...bloody hell!
  • mr_pollmr_poll Posts: 1,547
    Brambilla
    Kennaugh
    Mollema
    Ten Dam
    Matthews
    Aru
    Maijka
    Nibali
    Wiggins (and G from May onwards)
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Quintana (Nairo)
    Cancellara
    Sep Vanmarcke
    Purito
    Ian Stannard
    Adam Yates
    Nibali
    Little Flower
    Tony Martin

    I like loads more obviously, but that's the 9 that come to mind.

    Disclaimer: When an obscure, attacking, young rider does something eye-catching I reserve the right to pretend that I've had my eye on them for years and I am therefore entitled to call them "my man."
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