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Who is the rider of the year 2018

Chris Froome
19
22%
Geraint Thomas
5
6%
Simon Yates
14
16%
Alejandro Valverde
21
25%
Tom Dumoulin
17
20%
Vincenzo Nibali
2
2%
Niki Terpstra
2
2%
Peter Sagan
2
2%
Thibaut Pinot
1
1%
Other
2
2%
 
Total votes : 85

Rider of the year 2018

09 Nov 2018 10:55

So, 2018 is pretty much done I think, and we haven't had this thread yet.

Discuss.....
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09 Nov 2018 11:03

For me it's

Froome>Yates>Thomas=Valverde>Pinot>Dumoulin=Nibali=Terpstra=Sagan

I guess after that it's Alaphilippe, Dennis and Roglic, then Jungels.

edit. Probably add Viviani and MAL to the group of Alaphilippe. Maybe Kwiatkowski as well



If Dumoulin had won one of his 2nd places, I'd definitely have put him on top, but I am a big nazi on muh big wins, so I can't put him higher than this. Overall I think most of them are very close though.
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09 Nov 2018 12:05

Chaves, unmatched.
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09 Nov 2018 13:17

1. Valverde
2. Froome
3. Dumoulin
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09 Nov 2018 13:29

1.Valverde
2.S.Yates
3.Thomas
4.Froome
5.Viviani
6-10. Sagan, Dumoulin, Terpstra, Alaphilippe, Pinot
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09 Nov 2018 13:45

Tom Dumoulin.
I'm a big nazi on consistency, winning is overrated.
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09 Nov 2018 13:48

1. Froome
2. S. Yates
3. GT
4-9. Pinot, Sagan, Terpstra, Nibali, Valverde, Dumoulin
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09 Nov 2018 13:48

Tom Dumoulin. Competitive from start to end of the season.
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Re:

09 Nov 2018 13:49

Bot. Sky_Bot wrote:1. Froome
2. S. Yates
3. GT
4-9. Pinot, Sagan, Terpstra, Nibali, Valverde, Dumoulin

Jungel's missing, bro.
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09 Nov 2018 13:49

In terms of who made the biggest impression on me:
Valverde - He's been the rider I've most consistently cheered for in stage races this year along with Pinot.
Si Yates - His newfound superlevel in the mountains was a complete surprise to me, even after witnessing him almost winning Paris-Nice
Valgren - Breakthrough season and just all around great in every one day race he's participated in. One of very few who can win all monuments in the future.
Viviani - Best sprinter of the year. Did not see that coming, though his autumn season for Sky in 17 was solid.
Terpstra - Perhaps it's the way he won his races that really made an impression on me. Pure strength. I still dislike him very much, but his Flanders win gave him respect in my book.

In terms of results:
Valverde
Dumoulin
Thomas
Sagan
Froome
"If I had stopped for coffee, they would have done the same. They never got off my wheel." - Fabian Cancellara after Paris-Roubaix 2011.
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09 Nov 2018 13:51

SafeBet wrote:
Bot. Sky_Bot wrote:1. Froome
2. S. Yates
3. GT
4-9. Pinot, Sagan, Terpstra, Nibali, Valverde, Dumoulin

Jungel's missing, bro.


10-12. Jungels, Ala, Viviani
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09 Nov 2018 13:57

Jungels has Liege, but literally nothing else and hasnt been close in any other race.
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09 Nov 2018 14:06

Valv.Piti wrote:Jungels has Liege, but literally nothing else and hasnt been close in any other race.


Yeah, he shouldn't be close to the top 10. Nibali neither.
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09 Nov 2018 14:08

tobydawq wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Jungels has Liege, but literally nothing else and hasnt been close in any other race.


Yeah, he shouldn't be close to the top 10. Nibali neither.

Nibali should be closer to top-10 than Jungels tho, but yeah, those two riders havent done jackshit outside a couple of racedays.
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09 Nov 2018 14:26

2 racedays made Nibali the best monument rider of the year though. Granted, nobody stood out, but still.
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09 Nov 2018 14:33

Yeah, but there are couple of guys, at least, better than him in terms of one-day racing this year...
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09 Nov 2018 14:42

How is Valverde winning this? He won 2 vuelta stages and the WC, surely that's not enough to be the top rider
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09 Nov 2018 16:05

ecw445 wrote:How is Valverde winning this? He won 2 vuelta stages and the WC, surely that's not enough to be the top rider

Pretty much.

Ofcourse he's top 5, nobody won 2 huge things, but basically he won the Worlds, 2 Vuelta stages, Catalunya, has a 2nd, a minor placing in the Vuelta and a bunch of micky mouse wins.

I don't see how Catalunya+FW+5th in Vuelta stands up to 3rd in the Tour after a Giro honestly.
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09 Nov 2018 16:35

Valverde. After having his career almost come to a end at the Tour in 2017, to come back and get 14 wins including the Worlds, Catalonia, and 2 Vuelta stages along with several other high placings including a podium at Fleche Wallone and a 5th overall at la Vuelta.

He also should win comeback rider of the year.
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09 Nov 2018 16:44

That he should get.
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