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Best sprinter of 2017

Kittel
73
69%
Gaviria
13
12%
Greipel
1
1%
Demare
2
2%
Viviani
5
5%
Sagan
10
9%
Ewan
2
2%
Groenewegen
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Best sprinter of 2017

13 Sep 2017 07:12

Who is your pick?

A case can be made for Kittel, Gaviria an Sagan (if you count him as a sprinter) in my opinion.

Ewan did well but i feel like he had more in him and didn't quite get it together yet.
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13 Sep 2017 09:09

Kittel. Easily.
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13 Sep 2017 09:10

Kittel and Gaviria in the earlier parts of the season, last few month it was Viviani.
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13 Sep 2017 09:51

Clearly Kittel. 5 stages at the TdF is a class above.
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13 Sep 2017 09:55

At the end of the day, the tdf is the pinnacle for the sprinter - and Kittel dominated a very impressive field. He's in a league of his own at present.

Gaviria obviously stepped up from potential to actual in the Giro. I thought Demare stepped up a peg in 2017 too. Greipel unfortunately stepped down.

Ewan and Groenewegen both had good years, but are still ripening.

Sagan is Sagan ~ don't think he belongs in this category.
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Re: Best sprinter of 2017

13 Sep 2017 11:22

It depends. You could say sagan is the best sprinter because he is a sprinter who besides being that is also capable of winning harder races. However if we only talk about top end speed there is seriously no way you could argue against kittel.
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13 Sep 2017 20:03

Its pretty hard to argue against kittel :/
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13 Sep 2017 20:37

Kittel obviously
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Re: Best sprinter of 2017

13 Sep 2017 20:44

So far I'd say Kittel. If Gaviria wins in Bergen then it's him.
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13 Sep 2017 21:28

Too soon to tell.
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Re: Best sprinter of 2017

14 Sep 2017 00:52

Mozart92 wrote:So far I'd say Kittel. If Gaviria wins in Bergen then it's him.


Why would that change anything? Besides Gaviria only Sagan and Viviani races there from the worlds top 10 sprinters. Gaviria might have had a betters season as a all-round cyclist if he wins the worlds for sure, but Kittel will still be the best sprinter of 2017 by a huge margin.
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Re: Best sprinter of 2017

14 Sep 2017 01:05

Kittel, Gaviria, Demare. In that order.
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14 Sep 2017 02:25

Kittel because he happened to ride the Tour, but he never had to face. Gaviria. :)
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14 Sep 2017 09:58

Jspear wrote:Kittel because he happened to ride the Tour, but he never had to face. Gaviria. :)


it would be indeed between Gaviria and Kittel is Kittel doing the WC then let them sprint the winner takes it all
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Re: Best sprinter of 2017

14 Sep 2017 10:30

Lol I don't even know which races Kittel won. Never seen him win this year. :D
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Re: Best sprinter of 2017

14 Sep 2017 10:32

Echoes wrote:Lol I don't even know which races Kittel won. Never seen him win this year. :D


No love for Scheldeprijs
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14 Sep 2017 12:44

Echoes wrote:Lol I don't even know which races Kittel won. Never seen him win this year. :D


I'm a fan of cycling all year long and I was even having a hard time remembering his wins. He has actually won 14 stages this year.
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Re: Best sprinter of 2017

14 Sep 2017 13:11

Jspear wrote:
Echoes wrote:Lol I don't even know which races Kittel won. Never seen him win this year. :D


I'm a fan of cycling all year long and I was even having a hard time remembering his wins. He has actually won 14 stages this year.

So true. Even his Tour wins seem meaningless.
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14 Sep 2017 17:31

Kittel should be competing with bauge and hoy (don't know who are the best current track sprinters)
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14 Sep 2017 17:41

No chance whatsoever @portugal
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