There are some... interesting choices on the reader poll this year under the Legend of Cycling category. Just curious about who chose who, and why.
I chose Moncoutie, to support a certain "speed" of cycling. And I'm a sucker for scrappy Frenchmen on bikes.
Freire is a close runner-up, though, because of his tenacious style. You could never count that guy out in a race. I know he has his detractors, but I love watching him position himself perfectly in a finale (with virtually no help from his team) and spring from the group for the win. Smart, smart racer.
There's also one kinda odd duck choice that would make a strong statement about politics in cycling if he won. Anyone choose him?
Please keep Clinic discussions out of it--if you've chosen certain options, then the significance of that choice can be assumed without having to be explicitly voiced. I want to keep this in Pro Cycling to see what everyone thinks, and many posters stay out of The Clinic.
Daphny van den Brand
No opinion for legend of cycling