Originally Posted by Nicoper
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.
Carlos Sastre in 2008 was better than 2010. But I'd consider 3 consecutive GT's not exclusively raced in the same season. Take Carlos Tour 2008, Vuelta 2008 and the Giro 2009. He finishes below 10 when you combine those on 7 when his overall placing are added. Of course this is when the elimiations from the Giro come into play (DiLuca). Pretty damn low and just as legit as doing it all in one season IMO.