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Ride of the Year

RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,498
edited November 2018 in Pro race
Yes, it's men only again.

Probably an easier pick for this one.

(Wallays at the Vuelta and Valverde's Worlds just missed the cut)
Twitter: @RichN95

Ride of the Year 133 votes

Rohan Dennis (Worlds TT)
0% 1 vote
Chris Froome (St.19 Giro)
82% 110 votes
Vincenzo Nibali (Milan-Sanremo)
5% 7 votes
Peter Sagan (Roubaix)
2% 3 votes
Marc Soler (St.8 Paris-Nice)
0% 0 votes
Nikki Terpstra (De Ronde)
0% 1 vote
Geraint Thomas (St.11 Tour)
2% 3 votes
Simon Yates (St.15 Giro)
2% 3 votes
Ben King (St.9 Vuelta)
0% 0 votes
Other
3% 5 votes
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,498
    Sorry about the double post. I have the most lively mouse since Jerry.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,215
    Sub-vote for Kate Courtney's ride at the XCO World Champs...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,718
    With all due respect to the others, there can only be one winner here. Froome's ride was the ride of the last 10 years for me.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • indypindyp Posts: 735
    S19 Froome ride was just incredible and something I've not seen before in a grand tour. Think it was Sagan few years ago in Tour of Flanders who went with about 60 km?, but 80 km mountain stage was awesome!
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,421
    That was Gilbert in Flanders not Sagan.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,674
    Lawson Craddock?
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,563
    Pinot's Lombardy? after ending up pretty ill and missing out on the Giro podium his comeback and climax of the season was pretty impressive, topped off with taking on Nibali at his own game and coming out the winner.
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    indyP wrote:
    S19 Froome ride was just incredible and something I've not seen before in a grand tour. Think it was Sagan few years ago in Tour of Flanders who went with about 60 km?, but 80 km mountain stage was awesome!
    Ive seen it before, it was floyd landis and i enjoyed watching that too.

    Unbelievable
  • Not very good at the concept of context are you Vino? A recurring theme throughout your posts.
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,450
    neither of these won but Cav's ride after he was exluced to still finish at the tour as a good ride.. as was Sagan's on stafe 19 of the tour to stay in the time limit
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    83% of votes so far for Froome yet at the time folks beyed how Froome must have been pumped up on jungle juice.
    'Performance analysis and Froome not being clean was a media driven story. I haven’t heard one guy in the peloton say a negative thing about Froome, and I haven’t heard a single person in the peloton suggest Froome isn’t clean.' TSP
  • Small, vocal minority. Oft the case that it makes you think one thing when it's just one person saying it but more often.

    Applies to many walks of life.
  • Dumoulin... just because.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,398 Lives Here
    Anyone who didn’t vote for Froome’s Giro smash doesn’t get cycling and should quit watching cycling entirely.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Valverde. He won the worlds at almost ten times quadrupler of age, he's like fantastical and must be one of the greatest dayers and almost GCers of his generation (which is pretty big).
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,739
    I thought this thread was for "Ride of the year" not "Rider of the year".
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Calibre Bossnut
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,518
    None of these. Tiesj Benoot at Strade Bianche
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,398 Lives Here
    So Cruff and Focus.

    Please hand in your passes and block cycling from your telly.
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,518
    So Cruff and Focus.

    Please hand in your passes and block cycling from your telly.
    Sorry about that Rick. It was the bare forearms and mittless hands at 4 degrees in the rain and mud that did it for me...
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,215
    Should perhaps be a "What was the second best ride of the year" question...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,947
    Obviously, GT GC wins and podiums are what defines the pecking order of best GT riders of their generation; but I think now to reach ‘Legendary’ status a rider has to mug the race like Contador did at Vuelta 2012 and Froome in the Giro this year.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,398 Lives Here
    OCDuPalais wrote:
    Obviously, GT GC wins and podiums are what defines the pecking order of best GT riders of their generation; but I think now to reach ‘Legendary’ status a rider has to mug the race like Contador did at Vuelta 2012 and Froome in the Giro this year.

    Being able to win when you have not been the strongest rider over 3 weeks is absolutely reserved for the legendary.

    For the most part of that Giro Froome looked average, but he stuck the knife in in dramatic fashion when he needed to. I had fully written him off as he looked sh!te for all bar one day prior to stage 19.
    Same with Contador.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,498
    OCDuPalais wrote:
    Obviously, GT GC wins and podiums are what defines the pecking order of best GT riders of their generation; but I think now to reach ‘Legendary’ status a rider has to mug the race like Contador did at Vuelta 2012 and Froome in the Giro this year.

    Being able to win when you have not been the strongest rider over 3 weeks is absolutely reserved for the legendary.

    For the most part of that Giro Froome looked average, but he stuck the knife in in dramatic fashion when he needed to. I had fully written him off as he looked sh!te for all bar one day prior to stage 19.
    Same with Contador.
    For me there's nothing better in sport, and this is true for all sports, than a champion who looks beaten and then produces something special to claim victory.
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  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    the Vuelta in 2012 was absolutely epic, though the stage Contador got away from Rodriguez had a television blackout when he went away. it was one of 2 grand tours Rodriguez shoulda coulda won. the other being the giro that year.
  • Cruff wrote:
    None of these. Tiesj Benoot at Strade Bianche
    This would get my 2nd place vote.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,421
    RichN95 wrote:
    OCDuPalais wrote:
    Obviously, GT GC wins and podiums are what defines the pecking order of best GT riders of their generation; but I think now to reach ‘Legendary’ status a rider has to mug the race like Contador did at Vuelta 2012 and Froome in the Giro this year.

    Being able to win when you have not been the strongest rider over 3 weeks is absolutely reserved for the legendary.

    For the most part of that Giro Froome looked average, but he stuck the knife in in dramatic fashion when he needed to. I had fully written him off as he looked sh!te for all bar one day prior to stage 19.
    Same with Contador.
    For me there's nothing better in sport, and this is true for all sports, than a champion who looks beaten and then produces something special to claim victory.
    Agree 100%

    I'd be willing to concede second best ride of the year to Benoot at Strade Bianche.
    PTP Champion 2019
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    indyP wrote:
    S19 Froome ride was just incredible and something I've not seen before in a grand tour. Think it was Sagan few years ago in Tour of Flanders who went with about 60 km?, but 80 km mountain stage was awesome!
    Ive seen it before, it was floyd landis and i enjoyed watching that too.

    Unbelievable

    this.

    completely correct and both excellently and succinctly put.

    "he's done Landis" said some bloke who knows what he talking about.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Care to substantiate your nonsense?
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    indyP wrote:
    S19 Froome ride was just incredible and something I've not seen before in a grand tour. Think it was Sagan few years ago in Tour of Flanders who went with about 60 km?, but 80 km mountain stage was awesome!
    Ive seen it before, it was floyd landis and i enjoyed watching that too.

    Unbelievable

    this.

    completely correct and both excellently and succinctly put.

    "he's done Landis" said some bloke who knows what he talking about.

    Clearly doping has been and continues to be part of the sport, but if we drag it into every topic we might as well give up now. Lets just accept that every rider and every result could be drug fueled, we just don't know. Singling out specific results just highlights your personal likes and dislikes.
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,060
    indyP wrote:
    S19 Froome ride was just incredible and something I've not seen before in a grand tour. Think it was Sagan few years ago in Tour of Flanders who went with about 60 km?, but 80 km mountain stage was awesome!
    Ive seen it before, it was floyd landis and i enjoyed watching that too.

    Unbelievable

    this.

    completely correct and both excellently and succinctly put.

    "he's done Landis" said some bloke who knows what he talking about.

    “Knows what he’s talking about.”

    Except he didn’t did he? Until the interviewer told him he’d had no idea what Froome had done let alone how it had played out.
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