Men's Rider of the Year

RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,552
edited 23 October in Pro race
I think the Velo d'Or will go to Alaphilippe but your choice is....
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Men's Rider of the Year 60 votes

Primoz Roglic
26% 16 votes
Julian Alaphilippe
58% 35 votes
Egan Bernal
8% 5 votes
Another sensible option
6% 4 votes
Evenepoel Mania
0% 0 votes
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,558
    Primoz Roglic: But for it being a Vuelta win instead of a Tour, his results look like one of Froome's stellar seasons.
    First win February 24th, last October 8th.
    Won everything he entered up until finishing 3rd in the Giro, but the best was yet to come.



    Alaphilippe's results: One monument, a couple of lesser classics and a surprise showing in Le Tour, which ultimately ended in glorious failure. After that, absolutely nothing including couple of complete fails.

    But yeah, he'll probably win the Velo d'Or.
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,304
    Primoz Roglic: But for it being a Vuelta win instead of a Tour, his results look like one of Froome's stellar seasons.
    First win February 24th, last October 8th.
    Won everything he entered up until finishing 3rd in the Giro, but the best was yet to come.



    Alaphilippe's results: One monument, a couple of lesser classics and a surprise showing in Le Tour, which ultimately ended in glorious failure.

    But yeah, he'll probably win the Velo d'Or.

    Is it purely about results or who had the biggest impact?

    I agree with you completely. Alaphilippe will win all of the awards, but i don't think he should. Results wise Bernal probably had a better year as well. But most people's initial response will be Alaphilippe.
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,747
    What about mvhp or whatever his name is?
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  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,312
    I imagine it will be between Alaphilippe and Roglic, and I think Roglic may get it for the Vuelta.

    Didn't he finish top if the UCI rankings? In which case you would assume he was a dead cert.
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 572
    For me Alaphilippe was there all year and was a surprise in the TdF. He only crumbled at the last big climb but he certainly had a lot of people worried and even losing time he started that descent down the iseran like he had stolen something and was still leading out team mates for the sprints
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,304
    amrushton wrote:
    For me Alaphilippe was there all year and was a surprise in the TdF. He only crumbled at the last big climb but he certainly had a lot of people worried and even losing time he started that descent down the iseran like he had stolen something and was still leading out team mates for the sprints

    He took back something like 5 seconds in 7km
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,289
    Roglic, by quite a long way, though in a normal year Milan–San Remo, Strade Bianche and La Flèche Wallonne (+ stages in TdF etc.) would win it.
    “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’.”

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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,550
    ridgerider wrote:
    What about mvhp or whatever his name is?
    He is the best rider, but didn't have the best season, because he didn't devote himself to the road.

    It's Roglic for me as well. There is a bit of a hack to the voting here if you are a good GC rider and decide to omit the Tour. Then you have a very good shot at winning/podiuming Giro/Vuelta and winning this prestigious BR forum armchair award, no?
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  • fliteflite Posts: 76
    Alaphilippe, by an eybrow...
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,597
    Angel Madrazo.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,597
    But it’s going to be Alaphilippe because the French have done their utmost to give Bardet and Pinot a fighting chance at the Tour by ousting Cookson, having the parcours be climby and not too TT’y and pretending that disliking Sky/Ineos is unseemly... then Julian comes along, wins a bleedin’ TT and nearly goes and bleedin’ takes the bleedin’ maillot jaune all the way to bleedin’... d’oh! Bloody Colombians. Bloody Ineos...
  • angry_birdangry_bird Posts: 3,772
    Remi Cavagna for providing the most entertaining 5 minutes of the season in California.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,783 Lives Here
    Alaphilippe, but only because I'm making a point about the status of the Vuelta / he was a major player in a huge proportion of the races I actually sit and watch.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,558
    Alaphilippe, but only because I'm making a point about the status of the Vuelta / he was a major player in a huge proportion of the races I actually sit and watch.

    Or a statement about Strade Bianche and Fleche Wallone. :oops:

    Presumably most folks on here think that Thomas Voeckler was the best rider of 2011, given the rational being applied.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,783 Lives Here
    I have my own hierarchy and i shall not be talked down from this ledge.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,289
    I have my own hierarchy and i shall not be talked down from this ledge.

    We go live to Rick Chasey...

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    “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!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,783 Lives Here
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  • TheBlueBeanTheBlueBean Posts: 8,251
    Threads like this need to start with a review of the year. I already can't remember who won Flanders.

    Anyway, did Alaphilippe win more than Fuglsang?
  • poptart242poptart242 Posts: 415
    Bernal is 22, won Paris Nice, Suisse and the TDF, came back and had a laugh in the Italian classics too. Tough crowd!

    _I still voted for Rogla on balance_
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,783 Lives Here
    Bernal should rank higher than Roglic.
  • The UCI rankings are for people who want to define who's best through results.

    This unscientific poll is for who did I enjoy watching the most this season, and Alaphillippe made me get up out of my chair the most often this season.
    My Men 2019 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,376
    ridgerider wrote:
    What about mvhp or whatever his name is?
    oh, yes, he would stand a chance.

    Multi discipline and great classics win.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,558
    In response to the last few posts:

    Alaphilippe:

    30 Tour de France - Stage 13 (ITT) 2.UWT 2019-07-19
    29 Tour de France - Stage 3 2.UWT 2019-07-08
    28 Critérium du Dauphiné - Stage 6 2.UWT 2019-06-14
    27 La Flèche Wallonne 1.UWT 2019-04-24
    26 Itzulia Basque Country - Stage 2 2.UWT 2019-04-09
    25 Milano-Sanremo 1.UWT 2019-03-23
    24 Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 6 2.UWT 2019-03-18
    23 Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 2 2.UWT 2019-03-14
    22 Strade Bianche 1.UWT 2019-03-09
    21 Colombia 2.1 - Stage 5 2.1 2019-02-16
    20 Vuelta a San Juan Internacional - Stage 3 (ITT) 2.1 2019-01-29
    19 Vuelta a San Juan Internacional - Stage 2 2.1 2019-01-28

    Roglič:

    35 Tre Valli Varesine 1.HC 2019-10-08
    34 Giro dell'Emilia 1.HC 2019-10-05
    33 La Vuelta ciclista a España 2.UWT 2019-09-15
    32 La Vuelta ciclista a España - Stage 10 (ITT) 2.UWT 2019-09-03
    31 Giro d'Italia - Stage 9 (ITT) 2.UWT 2019-05-19
    30 Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 (ITT) 2.UWT 2019-05-11
    29 Tour de Romandie - Stage 5 (ITT) 2.UWT 2019-05-05
    28 Tour de Romandie 2.UWT 2019-05-05
    27 Tour de Romandie - Stage 4 2.UWT 2019-05-04
    26 Tour de Romandie - Stage 1 2.UWT 2019-05-01
    25 Tirreno-Adriatico 2.UWT 2019-03-19
    24 UAE Tour 2.UWT 2019-03-02
    23 UAE Tour - Stage 6 2.UWT 2019-03-01

    Bernal:

    14 Gran Piemonte 1.HC 2019-10-10
    13 Tour de France 2.UWT 2019-07-28
    12 Tour de Suisse 2.UWT 2019-06-23
    11 Tour de Suisse - Stage 7 2.UWT 2019-06-21
    10 Paris - Nice 2.UWT 2019-03-17
    9 Amgen Tour of California 2.UWT 2018-05-19
    8 Amgen Tour of California - Stage 6 2.UWT 2018-05-18
    7 Amgen Tour of California - Stage 2 2.UWT 2018-05-14
    6 Tour de Romandie - Stage 3 (ITT) 2.UWT 2018-04-27

    Fuglsang:

    22 La Vuelta ciclista a España - Stage 16 2.UWT 2019-09-09
    21 Critérium du Dauphiné 2.UWT 2019-06-16
    20 Liège-Bastogne-Liège 1.UWT 2019-04-28
    19 Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 5 2.UWT 2019-03-17
    18 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol 2.HC 2019-02-24
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,783 Lives Here
    See, Bernal.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 7,321
    ridgerider wrote:
    What about mvhp or whatever his name is?
    oh, yes, he would stand a chance.

    Multi discipline and great classics win.

    And this:

    https://twitter.com/circuitcycliste/sta ... 73?lang=en
    and then the next thing you know
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,747
    Never seen that before...stunning!
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,783 Lives Here
    ridgerider wrote:
    What about mvhp or whatever his name is?
    oh, yes, he would stand a chance.

    Multi discipline and great classics win.

    Multi discipline doesn’t count for road rankings.

    I’m great medal of honour: allied assault deathmatch on the PC, but it’s not much use on the bike.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,304
    ridgerider wrote:
    Never seen that before...stunning!

    He won a stage of circuit de la sarthe? Can i change my vote? :lol:
    Rule #72 // Legs speak louder than words.
    Unless you routinely demonstrate your riding superiority and the smoothness of your Stroke, refrain from discussing your power meter, heartrate, or any other riding data
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,747
    Yeah but 5m before the line he was in 4th position...
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 7,321
    gsk82 wrote:
    ridgerider wrote:
    Never seen that before...stunning!

    He won a stage of circuit de la sarthe? Can i change my vote? :lol:

    Tough crowd. You aren't impressed by it, even in a minor race?

    It was two days after that ridiculous fightback to 4th in RVV and a week before he won Brabantse Pijl and Amstel Gold, so he was on a bit of form. He'd have been a contender if he hadn't exploded in the Worlds, or if he'd done a full season, or possibly even if his team had been in P-R.
    and then the next thing you know
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