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Old 12-13-12, 04:42
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He can surpass the cannibal in one aspect quite easily: winning the 3 gt more than once. I believe only Hinault has done that so far. Yet, Contador, like a few greats of the past, will have less wins that he could have acheived if he had a chance to compete. Barred from one tour because of his team (astana) and penalized for two other GT he still is among the top cyclists ever.
He already did that well you know
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Old 12-13-12, 05:35
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He already did that well you know
He is the greatest stage racer today,when he races he is in to win that race.
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Old 12-13-12, 08:42
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Old 12-13-12, 09:03
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Oleg Tinkov is a very cool and sympatethic man as it seems from this youtube video and from his funny tweets.I wonder he will be in the team car during the 2013 Tour along Bjarne Riis?
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Old 12-13-12, 09:18
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He can surpass the cannibal in one aspect quite easily: winning the 3 gt more than once. I believe only Hinault has done that so far.
Didn't the Vuelta used to be much closer to the Giro to the point where you could not compete in both (At least to win?). If so, could Eddie have realistically won the 3 GTs in one year?
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Old 12-13-12, 09:21
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Like somebody said,Alberto is already a legend.He displays this period of our sport.
But...I wish he won Triple and then,he could be named best cyclist all time.
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what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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Old 12-13-12, 09:31
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Like somebody said,Alberto is already a legend.He displays this period of our sport.
But...I wish he won Triple and then,he could be named best cyclist all time.
How would that make him better than Merckx or Hinaut?
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Old 12-13-12, 09:36
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How would that make him better than Merckx or Hinaut?
I wrote...he Could,not he Should be named.
It would make him better in winning 3Gt in one year.Its exceptional,nobody didnt achieve this.No Hinaualt,Indurain, not even Mercx
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what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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Old 12-13-12, 09:45
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I wrote...he Could,not he Should be named.
It would make him better in winning 3Gt in one year.Its exceptional,nobody didnt achieve this.No Hinaualt,Indurain, not even Mercx
First when you said winning the triple that could easily be read as the triple crown which is often considered winning 2 tours and the worlds (Which Merckx did do) as well as 3 GTs. Both Hinaut and Merckx have Tour/Giro doubles and I think Hinaut did a Tour/Vuelta double.

However, Contador has nothing in the monuments stakes. Eddie won them all and many of them multiple times. Hinaut won most of them multiple times. Both won the worlds.

I would still put Contador behind both of them if he won all 3 GTs in a year even though it would be an amazing feat.
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First when you said winning the triple that could easily be read as the triple crown which is often considered winning 2 tours and the worlds (Which Merckx did do) as well as 3 GTs. Both Hinaut and Merckx have Tour/Giro doubles and I think Hinaut did a Tour/Vuelta double.

However, Contador has nothing in the monuments stakes. Eddie won them all and many of them multiple times. Hinaut won most of them multiple times. Both won the worlds.

I would still put Contador behind both of them if he won all 3 GTs in a year even though it would be an amazing feat.
Alberto will never become the best cyclist of all time. That is Merckx.

He can though become the greatest stage racer of all time if he wins more GTs than Eddie (he only needs 5 more) together with some Tour + another GT doubles, and perhaps to win those big one week stage races he hasn't already won.
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