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View Poll Results: Better overall rider
Cadel Evans 34 22.08%
Alberto Contador 120 77.92%
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Old 12-15-12, 19:21
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I voted for Contador. 1 minute later i feel like a traitor.

Contador is evidently better at GT's and that is their main focus. Evans does have a better sprint, better at one day, seems better in the ITT (most of the time) and is evidently better on a MTB and the cobbles but Contador can climb superbly and is not that far behind in other areas, other than on a MTB.

If only Evans had started riding GT's earlier- then his palmares might have made this poll closer.
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Old 12-15-12, 19:34
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I voted for Contador. 1 minute later i feel like a traitor.

Contador is evidently better at GT's and that is their main focus. Evans does have a better sprint, better at one day, seems better in the ITT (most of the time) and is evidently better on a MTB and the cobbles but Contador can climb superbly and is not that far behind in other areas, other than on a MTB.

If only Evans had started riding GT's earlier- then his palmares might have made this poll closer.
2003 – ONCE-Eroski
Tour de Pologne
1st, Stage 8 (ITT)

2005 – Liberty Seguros-Würth
Vuelta al País Vasco
3rd Overall classification
1st, Stage 5b (ITT)

2008 – Astana
Vuelta a Castilla y León
Winner overall classification
1st, Stage 1 (ITT)

Vuelta al País Vasco
Winner overall classification
1st Stage 6 (ITT)

2009 – Astana
Volta ao Algarve
Winner overall classification
1st, Stage 4 (ITT)

Paris–Nice
4th overall classification
1st, Stage 1 (ITT)

Vuelta al País Vasco
Winner overall classification
1st, Stage 6 (ITT)

1st Spanish National Time Trial Championships

Tour de France
Winner overall classification
1st, Stage 18 (ITT)

2010 – Astana
Vuelta a Castilla y León
Winner overall classification
1st, Stage 4 (ITT)

Critérium du Dauphiné
2nd, overall classification
1st, Prologue (ITT)

2011 - Saxobank
Vuelta a Murcia
Winner overall classification
1st, Stage 3 (ITT)

Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st, Stage 4 (ITT)

Giro d'Italia
Winner overall classification
1st, Stage 16 (ITT)

Evans is not better most of the time. And why would you even compare them on MTB? Road racing forum and neither of them are doing MTB anymore on a professional level... And like I said, any comparison on cobbles is idiotic. They only met on cobbles once and Contador got taken out by a clumsy crash before the real cobbles had started. Both Evans and Contador would get owned in Paris-Roubaix anyway.
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Old 12-15-12, 19:49
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Btw indeed cineteq. It's really impressive for Contador to perform so good on the last ITT after one of the toughest giro's ever. Especially since the ITT had not purpose anymore for him.
Yet another apologist for 2011 Contador, playing the 'he was fatigued' card.

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Contador has won many more time trials than Evans, that's what really matters. Hence why I called him better.
This poll is not about who's been the better TTer, or have the best palmares. Oh wait...this is another Contador appreciation thread, in disguise.
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The poll is not who is the better Stage racer but who is the better overall rider. Evans has won one day and GTs. For this reason Evans wins this question. Evans won a Worlds in 2009 and a Classic in 2010 (FW). In FW, guess who he came past to win, yes AC! When was the last classic AC won?
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The poll is not who is the better Stage racer but who is the better overall rider. Evans has won one day and GTs. For this reason Evans wins this question. Evans won a Worlds in 2009 and a Classic in 2010 (FW). In FW, guess who he came past to win, yes AC! When was the last classic AC won?
Euh 3 months ago

So If one guy wins 5 Gt's and no real big classic. And another guy wins 1 Gt and 1 time LBL, makes that him a better overall rider than the other one?

Yes people Andy Schleck is overall better than Contador

Oh and also Valverde. Valverde is cool though.

Vino is then also better, not really a surprise there I guess lol

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Euh 3 months ago

So If one guy wins 5 Gt's and no real big classic. And another guy wins 1 Gt and 1 time LBL, makes that him a better overall rider than the other one?

Yes people Andy Schleck is overall better than Contador

Oh and also Valverde. Valverde is cool though.

Vino is then also better, not really a surprise there I guess lol
Schleck vs Contador poll then? - Perhaps not
Schleck vs Evans poll might have been a bit fairer though IMO.
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Evans was also born with enormous natural physiological capabilities plus proven ability to suffer which closes the gap to AC IMO.
Alberto wasn't..?
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Alberto wasn't..?
Contador is right now top 3 mentally toughest riders in the peloton.

He really grew mentally.

Maybe even nr.1
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Alberto wasn't..?
...Born?
He was created....TBC
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Contador is right now top 3 mentally toughest riders in the peloton.

He really grew mentally.

Maybe even nr.1
for what your polles are created then. Need extra self-actualization? toughest, smartest, strongest ---> others have no chance. Do you really need any polls, having your special mental toughness meter?

ah, Contador is for kids...
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