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View Poll Results: Best rider of the year?
B.Wiggins 94 35.34%
J.Rodriguez 104 39.10%
T.Boonen 43 16.17%
Vino 12 4.51%
other 13 4.89%
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Old 09-29-12, 15:20
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Default Best rider of this year (2012)?

So yeah who is it.

vino deserved a seperate one, it's his last year after all

Lombardy convinced me, it's purito.

He didn't only podium giro/vuelta, also won multiple stages in both. Won lombardy and fleche wallone. Stages in the basque.

He could have won 2 GT's with some more luck.

And he won the uci classification. Not that it means that much but still he ****ing won it.

Purito FTW

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Old 09-29-12, 15:23
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Purito for me.
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Old 09-29-12, 15:25
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Purito did good in very different kind of races, Wiggo was a one trick pony IMHO
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Notable results:

Rodriguez:

1 stage in Tirreno-Adriatico
2 stages in Pais Vasco.
2nd overall in Pais Vasco.
1st Flèche Wallonne
2 stages in Giro d'Italia
2nd overall in Giro d'Italia
3 stages in Vuelta a Espaãa
3rd overall in Vuelta a España
1st Il Lombardia

Wiggins:

1 stage in Volta ao Algarve
3rd overall in Volta ao Algarve
1 stage in Paris-Nice
1st overall in Paris-Nice
2 stages in Tour de Romandie
1st overall in Tour de Romandie
1 stage in Critérium du Dauphiné
1st overall in Critérium du Dauphiné
2 stages in Tour de France
1st overall in Tour de France
1st Olympic ITT

Boonen:

1 stage in Tour de San Luis
2 stages in Tour of Qatar
1st overall Tour of Qatar
2nd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
1 stage in Paris-Nice
1st E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke
1st Gent-Wevelgem
1st Ronde van Vlaanderen
1st Paris-Roubaix
1st National RR
1 stage in World Ports Classic
1st overall in World Ports Classic
1st Paris-Bruxelles
1st Worlds TTT

Vino:

Destroyed life

For me, Rodriguez takes it.
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Although I don't like the guy, Wiggins wins this by a pretty huge margin.
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Boonen wins best classic rider of the year, Wiggo wins best stage rider of the year, and Rodriguez takes overall. Because he did great in the classics and great in the stage races.
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Boonen wins best classic rider of the year, Wiggo wins best stage rider of the year, and Rodriguez takes overall. Because he did great in the classics and great in the stage races.
This.

However all people will vote for Purito today, after his win.

Will be intresting how this would look in 2 weeks time.

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Why on earth does Purito lead the poll
Victories: A Monument, a semi-classic and a bunch of stage wins.

Win wise he isn't really any more impressive than Cav in '09
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