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View Poll Results: Which double is harder to do?
Giro - Tour 72 87.80%
Tour - Vuelta 3 3.66%
equally hard 6 7.32%
equally impossible 1 1.22%
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Which double is harder to do?
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Obvious answer. The second GT is the most difficult to win due to recovery issues, and the TDF is the hardest GT to win due to the level of competition, so it's GIro-Tour.
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Obvious answer. The second GT is the most difficult to win due to recovery issues, and the TDF is the hardest GT to win due to the level of competition, so it's GIro-Tour.
It has a reverse side. A superrider can win the Giro on a pure class, having something in the tank for Le Tour whereas no one can win the Tour on class, Tour requires maximum effort.
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Is this thread about Wiggins, or "super riders" in general?

I voted Giro - Tour, but a Tour - Vuelta double could be harder for some, also due to mental fatigue after having won the big one already. It depends on the rider. Physically, though, the Giro - Tour double is obviously much harder to accomplish.
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Is this thread about Wiggins, or "super riders" in general?

I voted Giro - Tour, but a Tour - Vuelta double could be harder for some, also due to mental fatigue after having won the big one already. It depends on the rider. Physically, though, the Giro - Tour double is obviously much harder to accomplish.
What means 'physically'? Just Giro parcours?
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The 2nd GT is always harder, the Tour is a lot harder to win than the Vuelta. It's that simple.
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As an example. Contador in 2011. With the form he had in May he could have won the Tour, and the form he showed in the Tour would have been enough to win the Vuelta that year. IMO.
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Giro-Tour.

Usually the Giro is very tough and takes a lot out of you, and to win the tour you have to be in top shape.
Hypothetically if the Vuelta and Giro were held in reverse orders I'm pretty sure there would be much more Vuelta-Tour double winners than Tour-Giro.winners.
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It all depends on who's racing both, as in the competition or lack of.
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As an example. Contador in 2011. With the form he had in May he could have won the Tour, and the form he showed in the Tour would have been enough to win the Vuelta that year. IMO.
do you seriously think he would of beaten that Froome?
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