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View Poll Results: Best exhibition of any rider since 2007.
Andy Schleck Galibier 2011 14 13.86%
Tom Boonen Roubaix 2012 12 11.88%
Alberto Contador Fuente D 2012 16 15.84%
Fabian Cancellara Roubaix 2010 26 25.74%
Philippe Gilbert Liege 2011 1 0.99%
Carlos Sastre Alpe D'Huez 2008 5 4.95%
Ivan Basso Zoncolan 2010 5 4.95%
Alberto Contador Verbier 2009 11 10.89%
Alejandro Valverde Plumelec 2008 0 0%
Other 11 10.89%
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David Arroyo on the Mortirolo.
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We can also remenber great performances without victory. In this case:
Fabian Cancellara RVV 2011
Jéremy Roy Lourdes 2011
Stefano Garzelli Val Di Fassa 2011
Vincenzo Nibali Liege 2012
Robert Kiserlovski Oñati 2012

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*Fabian Cancellara's 2010 RVV & P-R: it was just impressive-even frightening to witness such power & domination.
*Evans & all Protagonists participating in Giro 10-7th stage-Carrara to Montalcino: simply cycling stripped down to its best & purest form during adverse conditions.
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In my opinion what Alberto did this year in Fuente De was superb.
The double exhibition of Evans-Vinokourov in the way to Montalcino 2010 would be in my list too.
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Mark Cavendish stage 5 Tour of Qatar.
Cav was pretty brutal on stage 19 of this years tour too
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And thats the best thing youve seen in our sport in the last 5 years?
Not the most exciting thing, but definitely the most "I'm so much stronger than 10 wheelsuckers" moment I've ever seen. Oscar Freire agrees with me.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Not the most exciting thing, but definitely the most "I'm so much stronger than 10 wheelsuckers" moment I've ever seen. Oscar Freire agrees with me.
I guess you missed the giro'11, E3 '11, RVV'10, PR'10, tour'09, paris-nice 09.

Wait do you know Cancellara and Contador?

And he only sprinted away, wasn't a great solo or something like that. He just rode a few km on the front for a few km and sprinted away.

Come on dude.
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I guess you missed the giro'11, E3 '11, RVV'10, PR'10, tour'09, paris-nice 09.

Wait do you know Cancellara and Contador?

And he only sprinted away, wasn't a great solo or something like that. He just rode a few km on the front for a few km and sprinted away.

Come on dude.
Lol, tell me a big race Cancellara won when other riders were sucking his wheel?

No one sucked his wheel at RvV 2010 or Roubaix(in fact, no one even bothered chasing him there except Boonen). As for E3 Prijs 2011, ever bothered to take a look at the field? Not a very impressive field. Phil's Omloop victory in 2008 is more impressive then. E3 Harelbeke 2011 was a great race to watch though, but I rank Phil's win higher because the field was much better and the race itself is much more prestigious.

Does it have to be a "great solo"? No, it's my opinion for crying out loud. If no one chases you the race will not be very exciting. And that's exactly what happened at Roubaix that year.

If you ask me which one of Boonen's Roubaix titles was the best I'll say 2008. Not his solos of 2009 or 2012.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Thor Hushovds magical breakaway on stage 13 2011 from Pau to Lourdes. This big semi sprinter had a pretty good climb up col d'Aubisque and one of the greatest downhill riding i've ever seen, he catched more than 2 minutes on Roy!
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I'm sure the author of the thread had sincere intention to evaluate some great performances, but the result will just show who has the biggest fan base on CN forums (as always when comparisson involves the riders).
In order to avoid the bias, some criteria should have been defined. Length of effort, terrain, competition, tactical aspects...
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