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Old 08-02-09, 21:20
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Default UK greats

1 Tommy Simpson
2 Nicole Cooke
3 Bradley Wiggins
4 Chris Boardman
5 Chris Hoy
6 Beryl Burton
7 Robert Millar
8 Mark Cavendish
9 Barry Hoban
10 Sean Yates

Hon Mention to some great riders that would have done more internationally with the sort of set ups available now: Sid Barras, Dave Lloyd, Les West, Hugh Porter - classy riders all - and how about Malcolm Eliot for sheer longevity? A top european pro with Teka, then a dominant presence in the US for years and now a player in the UK again.
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Old 08-02-09, 21:21
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Bo Hamburger - Always loved that name.
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'Only once did clenbuterol show up in 83,203 animal samples tested by EU countries in 2008 and 2009, says the European Commission's directorate for health and consumer policy. Spain tested 19,431 samples in those years; none was positive for the drug.'
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1 Armstrong
2 Lemond
3 Hampsten
4 Leipheimer
5 Hincapie
6 Hamilton
7 Phinney
8 Landis
9 Julich
10 VdV or Zabriskie
I agree on moving Hincapie up.
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You should add Jacques Janse Van Rensburg as a future possible star.
And Ryan Cox as one who didn't get to reach his potential.
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Bo Hamburger - Always loved that name.
yeah surely gives some Associations

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I assume we're talking road cyclists here? Otherwise I'd knock a name or two off the U.S. list and replace them with trackies.

Regarding the road cyclists, the lists seem heavy with Grand Tour riders. Which makes sense in most ways. The only wildcard name that jumps out at me as missing is the 1984 gold medalist Grewal. He has nothing else major in his palmares, but a gold medal is worth a lot.
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I'm from Sweden and here's my top 10.

1 Gösta Pettersson
2 Tommy Prim
3 Sven-Åke Nilsson
4 Magnus Bäckstedt
5 Bernt Johansson
6 Thomas Lövkvist
7 Gustav Larsson
8 Glenn Magnusson
9 Thomas Pettersson
10 Markus Ljungkvist
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I think the Canadian list needs to include Eric Wholberg...a class act, Commonwealth Games gold, Langkwai TT etc etc. As we're talking road cyclists take out Harnett (who, strictly speaking was not a pro). There was also a Canadian who rode the Tour in the 30's. That has to count for something.

Oops...forgot Hugh Walton as well...rode for 7-eleven and Levi's I think.

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Ireland, small country(4.5million people) not many cyclists but 2 big, big stars

1.Sean Kelly, No explanations needed
2.Stephen Roche, ditto
3.Shay Elliott, stage winner TDF, yellow jersey wearer TDF, team-mate of Anquteil
4.Martin Earley, TDF, Giro stage winner
5.Dan Martin, current pro, will be very big
6.Nicolas Roche, current pro, Top 25 TDF, Irish Champion
7.Mark Scanlon, former Junior World Champion, Tour finisher
8.Philip Deignan, current Pro, 3 GT finishes
9.Paul Kimmage, 3 TDF participations, 1 Giro participation
10.No clear candidate-
Ciaran Power/Laurence Roche, Conor Henry, David O'Loughlin
Shay O Hanlon, 4 time Ras winner should be included
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