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Old 02-09-13, 21:02
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Default Who is the heaviest (current) pro cyclist ?

I was surprised to read Phinney saying he weighs 85kg on the recent CN article (he must be deceptively very tall). Obviously as a general rule you don't want to weigh too much as a pro cyclist, 80+ seems suitable for cobblestone riders and time trialists but terrible for climbing. Anyways was just curious who the heaviest cyclist was ...

Cancellara and Boonen are both about 82kg which is quite impressive but the best I found was Alex Rasmussen at 88kg. Anyone higher ?
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Old 02-09-13, 21:10
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Magnus Bäckstedt is 94kg I think although not sure if he is still riding this year.
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Old 02-09-13, 21:23
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Magnus Bäckstedt is 94kg I think although not sure if he is still riding this year.
Backstedt retired in 2009. He was certainly the heaviest I remember in recnt times.

Out of the current active Pro's might well be Phinney, as Rasmussen is still banned. Even guys like hushovd & Vansummeren are around 80 Kgs.

Riders who combined both track & Road might be in the 80s though.
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Backstedt retired in 2009. He was certainly the heaviest I remember in recnt times.

Out of the current active Pro's might well be Phinney, as Rasmussen is still banned. Even guys like hushovd & Vansummeren are around 80 Kgs.

Riders who combined both track & Road might be in the 80s though.
He had a comeback with Team UK Youth that was a continental team in 2012 and he rode Tour of Britain for example. Not sure if continental teams count for the topic starter though.
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Backstedt retired in 2009. He was certainly the heaviest I remember in recnt times.

Out of the current active Pro's might well be Phinney, as Rasmussen is still banned. Even guys like hushovd & Vansummeren are around 80 Kgs.

Riders who combined both track & Road might be in the 80s though.
Backstedt is still riding, currently for Team Youth UK. So he is still the heaviest.

http://www.teamukyouth.co.uk/magnus-backstedt/
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He had a comeback with Team UK Youth that was a continental team in 2012 and he rode Tour of Britain for example. Not sure if continental teams count for the topic starter though.
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Backstedt is still riding, currently for Team Youth UK. So he is still the heaviest.

http://www.teamukyouth.co.uk/magnus-backstedt/
Ah. ok. Does he count as a pro though. If so it definitely will be him.
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Ah. ok. Does he count as a pro though. If so it definitely will be him.
I don't know, i am not sure what qualifies as a pro. But he did ride Tour of Britain last year.

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I seem to remember this being discussed on ES before, Jens Mouris is a name I think they mentioned - 91 kg according to Wikipedia, but how accurate that is I don't know.
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How heavy's Kittel?
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at the tour last year his weight was 82kg, maybe a bit more at this point of the season
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