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My man 2015 - the 9 man squad

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  • Nibali
    Kwiatkowski
    Ciolek
    Van Den Broeck
    Stybar
    Ten Dam
    Dan Martin
    Geoghegan-Hart
    Nizzolo

    Wildcards - Any MTN-Qhubeka rider, especially Meintjes and Berhane; Sir BW; anyone who beats Sagan into second place because it makes me chuckle :lol: .

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,562
    These lists are all very nice, but ultimately the only valid designation of 'My Man' is for the rider you have picked for PTP.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95 wrote:
    These lists are all very nice, but ultimately the only valid designation of 'My Man' is for the rider you have picked for PTP.

    If I can't decide on a PTP pick, I will try to remember to pick one of 'my men'.

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 15,046
    So the votes are in.

    The BR men for 2015

    Alaphilippe 2
    Arredondo 2
    Aru 6
    Atapuma 1
    Bardet 4
    Barguil 6
    Barta 1
    Bennett 2
    Betancur 3
    Boonen 8
    Bouhanni 3
    Brambilla 1
    Brammeier 1
    Cancellara 13
    Cavendish 19
    Chaves 2
    Ciolek 2
    Contador 7
    Coquard 1
    Cummings 1
    Cunego 1
    De Gendt 1
    Degenkolb 2
    Deignan 1
    Delaplace 1
    Demare 2
    Den Broeck 1
    Der Panzerwagen 1
    Devenyns 1
    Dibben 1
    Dillier 1
    Duarte 1
    Dumoulin 2
    EBH 3
    Evans 2
    Farrar 1
    Fendrian 1
    Fenn 1
    Fernandez 1
    Formolo 2
    Froome 10
    Fuglsang 2
    Gallopin 2
    Geoghegan Hart 3
    Gerrans 3
    Gesink 1
    Gilbert 2
    Grivko 1
    Hansen 5
    Henao 1
    Hesjedal 3
    Hofland 2
    Horner 1
    Keisse 1
    Kelderman 3
    Kennaugh 4
    Kirriyenka 1
    Kittel 9
    Kristoff 3
    Kruijswijk 1
    Kudus 2
    Kwiatkowski 21
    Leukemans 1
    Lobato 1
    Machado 1
    Majka 7
    Martens 1
    Martin - Dan 14
    Martin - Tony 11
    Matthews 1
    Medzec 1
    Meintjes 1
    Modolo 1
    Mollema 2
    Berhane 1
    Navardauskas 1
    Nibali 13
    Nieve 1
    Nizzolo 1
    Paolini 1
    Peraud 2
    Phinney 1
    Pinot 5
    Porte 2
    Pozzovivo 2
    Purito 2
    Quintana 15
    Renshaw 1
    Reza 1
    Roche 2
    Rodriguez 10
    Rogers 1
    Rojas 1
    Rowe 2
    Sagan 8
    Scarponi 1
    Sep Vanmarcke 5
    Sepulveda 2
    Songezo 1
    Standard 13
    Štybar 7
    Swift 4
    Tankink 1
    Teklehaymanot 1
    Ten Dam 5
    Terpstra 5
    Thomas 15
    Thomas de Gendt 1
    Tiralongo 1
    Tjallingii 2
    Tuft 1
    Ulissi 1
    Uran 2
    Valgren 2
    Valverde 10
    Van Avermaet 1
    Van Kiersbulk 1
    Van Marcke 3
    Vandenberg 3
    Visconti 1
    Voekler 1
    Wiggins 9
    Yates - Adam 6
    Yates - Simon 4

    There's probably a few mistakes, and I've included all picks even if there were more than 9 (frenchfighter!). I did exclude the women though as one person picked a separate team for them, and then there was only one other pick of Vos.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 15,046
    The BR men by popularity

    Kwiatkowski 21
    Cavendish 19
    Quintana 15
    Thomas 15
    Martin - Dan 14
    Cancellara 13
    Nibali 13
    Standard 13
    Martin - Tony 11
    Froome 10
    Rodriguez 10
    Valverde 10
    Kittel 9
    Wiggins 9
    Boonen 8
    Sagan 8
    Contador 7
    Majka 7
    Štybar 7
    Aru 6
    Barguil 6
    Yates - Adam 6
    Hansen 5
    Pinot 5
    Sep Vanmarcke 5
    Ten Dam 5
    Terpstra 5
    Bardet 4
    Kennaugh 4
    Swift 4
    Yates - Simon 4
    Betancur 3
    Bouhanni 3
    EBH 3
    Geoghegan Hart 3
    Gerrans 3
    Hesjedal 3
    Kelderman 3
    Kristoff 3
    Van Marcke 3
    Vandenberg 3
    Alaphilippe 2
    Arredondo 2
    Bennett 2
    Chaves 2
    Ciolek 2
    Degenkolb 2
    Demare 2
    Dumoulin 2
    Evans 2
    Formolo 2
    Fuglsang 2
    Gallopin 2
    Gilbert 2
    Hofland 2
    Kudus 2
    Mollema 2
    Peraud 2
    Porte 2
    Pozzovivo 2
    Purito 2
    Roche 2
    Rowe 2
    Sepulveda 2
    Tjallingii 2
    Uran 2
    Valgren 2
    Atapuma 1
    Barta 1
    Brambilla 1
    Brammeier 1
    Coquard 1
    Cummings 1
    Cunego 1
    De Gendt 1
    Deignan 1
    Delaplace 1
    Den Broeck 1
    Der Panzerwagen 1
    Devenyns 1
    Dibben 1
    Dillier 1
    Duarte 1
    Farrar 1
    Fendrian 1
    Fenn 1
    Fernandez 1
    Gesink 1
    Grivko 1
    Henao 1
    Horner 1
    Keisse 1
    Kirriyenka 1
    Kruijswijk 1
    Leukemans 1
    Lobato 1
    Machado 1
    Martens 1
    Matthews 1
    Medzec 1
    Meintjes 1
    Modolo 1
    Berhane 1
    Navardauskas 1
    Nieve 1
    Nizzolo 1
    Paolini 1
    Phinney 1
    Renshaw 1
    Reza 1
    Rogers 1
    Rojas 1
    Scarponi 1
    Songezo 1
    Tankink 1
    Teklehaymanot 1
    Thomas de Gendt 1
    Tiralongo 1
    Tuft 1
    Ulissi 1
    Van Avermaet 1
    Van Kiersbulk 1
    Visconti 1
    Voekler 1
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Kind of interesting that Froome is more popular than Wiggins. I'm guessing two years ago it would have been a lot different.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,472
    ...that, and I think Wiggins' retirement at the end of the proper season puts people off
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,006
    The conclusion is, winning is popular unless you're a bit show offy
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • Excellent, thanks BigBean.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,562
    ddraver wrote:
    ...that, and I think Wiggins' retirement at the end of the proper season puts people off
    So the 'proper season' ends after Paris-Roubaix? Are you Tom Boonen?
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,472
    :P :P
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • The conclusion is, winning is popular unless you're a bit show offy

    Valverde is proof of that. Most BR Pro-Racists wouldn't piss on him if he was on fire but when it comes to picking a winner they'd let him [email protected] their sister.

    I love this forum and the fickleness of pro bike race fans :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,006
    Most BR Pro-Racists


    Most what now?
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • Most BR Pro-Racists


    Most what now?

    Hmm doesn't look good that... should have read Pro-Raceites
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    'My man' needs appellation contrôlée status to protect its unique usage: reeking of obscure privileged insightful road-lore.

    - In an early season southern hemisphere pipe-cleaner with comedy TV coverage, 'my (unsung Colombian) man' trounced the pie-laden Euros with a mighty 10th on GC.

    - On an early stage in the 'best Giro of the year', 'my man' confirmed the potential of that U15 Italian RR podium, attacking the break on foothills of final climb, finishing top 30, ahead of 8 Sky riders.

    - At CAS, I'm standing by 'my man'.
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 15,046
    On reflection, I wish I had a unique man in my squad. The best I can do is share Degenkolb with one other person, but he is still our man not my man.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769
    TheBigBean wrote:
    On reflection, I wish I had a unique man in my squad. The best I can do is share Degenkolb with one other person, but he is still our man not my man.
    Me too. I had assumed that JC Peraud would be mine, all mine but alas no. Is it too late to switch Stannard out for Johan Le Bon who I should definitely have had in the first place?
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 58,786 Lives Here
    TheBigBean wrote:
    On reflection, I wish I had a unique man in my squad. The best I can do is share Degenkolb with one other person, but he is still our man not my man.

    Just behave like this guy, who similarly has mainstream taste.

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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,204
    TheBigBean wrote:
    On reflection, I wish I had a unique man in my squad. The best I can do is share Degenkolb with one other person, but he is still our man not my man.

    Just behave like this guy, who similarly has mainstream taste.

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    I've gone further. Due to the number of people liking mainstream because hating it is too mainstream, I've moved to liking non-mainstream, but only in an ironic way.
    “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!
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • Pleased to see my man Gallopin register a win at Besseges yesterday.
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • ProssPross Posts: 30,381
    Haven't picked my team yet but just want to lay claim to Scott Davies ready for when he joins the World Tour in the next couple of seasons. Very good ride in the Sun Tour.
  • Pleased to see my man Gallopin register a win at Besseges yesterday.

    There will be 'how's my mans are doing ' thread in good time

    in the mean time my man Kelderman is not bothering with all these laps round the sand dunes nonsense and will unleash the full force at Paris Nice . I will be in Nice to hand over the ' Your one of my mans' T shirts. This gesture may get lost in translation :shock:
  • My man De Gendt has been playing on Zwift all weekend and putting it on Strava. The weather hasn't even been bad.
    "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
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,006
    Sagan
    Dan Martin
    Nico Roche
    Philip Deignan
    Sam Bennett
    Nibali
    Cav
    J Rod
    Uran

    + Wiggins until April

    I'm dropping J Rod and taking in PAOLINI Luca
    Cookson says it's ok
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,261
    Sagan
    Dan Martin
    Nico Roche
    Philip Deignan
    Sam Bennett
    Nibali
    Cav
    J Rod
    Uran

    + Wiggins until April

    I'm dropping J Rod and taking in PAOLINI Luca
    Cookson says it's ok

    Provided I can point out that he was mine first! :wink:
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,261
    BTW stumbled upon this piece on 'my man' Svein Tuft. Worth a read: http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/07/ ... her_293692
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    OK on the orders of No tA Doctor I have to pick MY MEN. Better late than never I suppose.

    So my 9 man squad is:

    Sjoerd van Ginneken (yeah I've no idea who he is either, aside from he's Dutch and rides for Roompot)
    Michał Kwiatkowski (because he's always been my men for like forever)
    Richie Porte (small people solidarity and an appreciation of Toblerone)
    Pete Kennaugh (again because he's wee and he's feisty and he has very rosy cheeks)
    Cav (because I still believe, even though it hurts)
    Laurens Ten Dam (because someone has to love someone that ugly)
    Thibaut Pinot (because his name sounds like peanut)
    Zdenek Štybar (because his name reminds me of the magic roundabout and he along with Kwiatkowski might actually win something)
    Ji Cheng (because he's CHENG and he's awesome!)

    EDIT - I'm swapping out Stybar for Vasil Kiryenka.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • JackTarJackTar Posts: 77
    JackTar wrote:
    Ian Stannard
    Michal Kwiatowski
    Nico Roche
    Ben Swift (He's mine, all mine!)
    Mark Cavendish
    Chris Froome
    Dan Martin
    Tony Martin
    Simon Gerrans
    Switching Gerrans for G.


    Nothing to do with yesterday or anything :twisted:
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,060
    My man De Gendt has been playing on Zwift all weekend and putting it on Strava. The weather hasn't even been bad.

    Another pro on Zwift who can drop me like a stone without even being remotely aware he's done so!
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