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Old 02-02-13, 16:51
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The question is who's a bad bike handler, Miburo did nothing wrong nor was he making a joke.
While I concur with the conclusion that Soler was a terrible bike handler, he's also demonstrably not in the péloton at the moment. The "how is it with him?" could have been construed as a bit sarcastic and uncalled for. Otherwise I'd name Freire for best alongside Flecha solely for their not going down in the Cavendish-Haussler Tour de Suisse carnage.

Most ex-trackies or ex-crossers are good bike handlers. Andy Schleck is a terrible one. And Basso.
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Tony Martin is not particularly good, is he?
Moncoutie was abysmal.
Machado has this thing about riding in the peloton, I take it that means he's not particularly good at handling the bike?

I'd guess that Boom is good, Contador is pretty amazing.
Basically all the sprinters are good bike handlers.

According to Paul Sherwen, a certain Texan is pretty decent at handling his bike across fields
Indeed. Actuall he used to be horrible.
He got a little better but is certainly still among the worst 10%
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Old 02-02-13, 16:56
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Special mention to Elia Favilli for his Cavendish bunnyhop, and Flecha for his Suisse 2010 dodge.
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Old 02-02-13, 16:58
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Not funny.
You really think that was intended to be a joke, that's pretty sick.

Ok it sounded maybe wrong but it was a serious question.
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Old 02-02-13, 17:00
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Otherwise I'd name Freire for best alongside Flecha solely for their not going down in the Cavendish-Haussler Tour de Suisse carnage.
And this
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The title is self explanatory. List the best/worst bike handlers in the peloton.
Sagan, Cancellara, Gilbert are amongst the best.
Menchov, Schlecks, Gesink amongst the worst?
Cancellara amongst the best?

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Old 02-02-13, 17:08
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Cancellara amongst the best?

Contador doesn't win each mountain stage, still he's the best climber
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Old 02-02-13, 17:12
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Cancellara amongst the best?

One mishap doesn't make you a bad bike handler.
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Old 02-02-13, 17:18
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Tony Martin is not particularly good, is he?
Moncoutie was abysmal.
Machado has this thing about riding in the peloton, I take it that means he's not particularly good at handling the bike?

I'd guess that Boom is good, Contador is pretty amazing.
Basically all the sprinters are good bike handlers.

According to Paul Sherwen, a certain Texan is pretty decent at handling his bike across fields
I don't know if that's true though
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Old 02-02-13, 17:21
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I don't know if that's true though
He's a pretty good descender, and among GC contenders his bike handling skills are decent. Certainly way better than Basso, Menchov, Schlecks, Gesnik & Anton.
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