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Old 06-13-11, 11:44
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If all goes well for Contador this year we could probably see him riding and finishing La Vuelta. This got me thinking. If you take total overall position of one rider completing all three Grand Tours in one year, who has the lowest sum of overall positions?

*updated complete list at the bottom of this post

First on my mind is Carlos Sastre 2010
2010
Giro 8
Tour 20
Vuelta 8
Total 32

Julian Dean
2009
Giro 136
Tour 121
Vuelta 132
Total 389

But than,

Marino Lejarreta
1989
Giro 10
Tour 5
Vuelta 19
Total 34

Federico Bahamontes
1958
Giro 17
Tour 8
Vuelta 6
Total 31

Gastone Nencini
1957
Giro 1
Tour 6
Vuelta 9
Total 16

So Gaston leads for now.
Name all the rides you can think of so we can make and all time One-year-triple-grand tour-best-overall-rider list.

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EDIT: Added later,

COMPLETE LIST (ongoing)

#1 Raphaël Géminiani
1955
Vuelta 3
Giro 4
Tour 6
Total 13

#2 Gastone Nencini
1957
Giro 1
Tour 6
Vuelta 9
Total 16

#3 Federico Bahamontes
1958
Giro 17
Tour 8
Vuelta 6
Total 31

#4 Carlos Sastre
2010
Giro 8
Tour 20
Vuelta 8
Total 32

#5 Marino Lejarreta
1989
Giro 10
Tour 5
Vuelta 19
Total 34

#6 Marzio Bruseghin
2008
Giro 3
Tour 24
Vuelta 10
Total 38

#7 Mario Aerts
2007
Giro 20
Tour 69
Vuelta 28
Total 117

#8 José Manuel Fuente
1971
Tour: 72
Giro: 39
Vuelta: 54
Total: 165

#9 Erik Zabel
2008
Giro 80
Tour 43
Vuelta 49
Total 172

#10 Neil Stephens
1992
Giro 57
Tour 74
Vuelta 66
Total 197

#11 Giovanni Lombardi
2005
Giro d'Italia: 88
Tour de France: 118
Vuelta a España: 114
Total 320

#12 Julian Dean
2009
Giro 136
Tour 121
Vuelta 132
Total 389

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Problem is that the Giro and Vuelta were at the same time during the 60-70-80's...
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Who cares, we look at the results on all three GT, we are not saying that the best on this list is best rider ever...

Question is which rider was able to races in three Grand Tours in one year on a highest level given the opportunity to do so.

EDIT: But also if you can think of someone like Dean up there, mention him too. It would be nice to have as complete list as we can.
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David Millar did all 3 GT last year I pretty sure.
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I thought the same, but I checked on CQ rankings and found that he DNF on stage 13 at Giro.
Shame, I really thought he did it
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I got a new one,

Erik Zabel
2008
Giro 80
Tour 43
Vuelta 49
Total 172

I think he road this Tour to see how high in GC he can go. I remember him chasing the main group after a puncture on second to last climb on Alp d'Huez stage.
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I am pretty sure that neil stephens completed all three tours in the same year.
The vuelta was first, then the giro and then the tour
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First on my mind is Carlos Sastre
2008
Giro 8
Tour 20
Vuelta 8
Total 32
Don't you mean 1st in the TDF. Moments that broke Aussie hearts. ( the memories )
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Don't you mean 1st in the TDF. Moments that broke Aussie hearts. ( the memories )
These are the 2010 results, in 2008 Sastre "only" did the Tour (1st) and the Vuelta (3rd).
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These are the 2010 results, in 2008 Sastre "only" did the Tour (1st) and the Vuelta (3rd).
Yup. It was a typo on my side.

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I am pretty sure that neil stephens completed all three tours in the same year.
The vuelta was first, then the giro and then the tour
Tnx. I added him to the list.

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