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josamejosame Posts: 1,001
edited November 2010 in Pro race
I just got this answer...

joeshmo. Hi Brad. I know you are a tour history aficionado. Who has been the best Tour rider to date bearing in mind the war effecting fausto and lemond's gun shot wounds etc etc
Reply: Eddy Merckx

Wonder why he didn't pick LA
'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
    josame wrote:
    I just got this answer...

    joeshmo. Hi Brad. I know you are a tour history aficionado. Who has been the best Tour rider to date bearing in mind the war effecting fausto and lemond's gun shot wounds etc etc
    Reply: Eddy Merckx

    Wonder why he didn't pick LA

    Because Merckx was clearly better, perhaps. Even Armstrong doesn't think otherwise.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • josamejosame Posts: 1,001
    Yep I get that - Merckx walks if you take everything into account

    But I only mentioned the tour
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,271
    josame wrote:
    Yep I get that - Merckx walks if you take everything into account

    But I only mentioned the tour
    Merckx 'only' won the overall 5 times compared to Armstrong's 7, but in addition, he won:

    KOM twice (Armstrong didn't win it)
    Points 3 times (Armstrong didn't win it)
    34 stages (Armstrong: 22)

    Merckx was a better Tour rider than Armstrong, overall.
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    LA isn't even second IMO. Hinault won 5 overall, 1 mountains, 1 points and 28 stages.
  • simon_esimon_e Posts: 1,675
    EKIMIKE wrote:
    LA isn't even second IMO. Hinault won 5 overall, 1 mountains, 1 points and 28 stages.
    and Hinault was afraid of nobody.

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    Bigger version

    He stamps all over the Texan's "look", and they both know it. Lance isn't even third.

    bernard_hinault.jpg
    Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
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