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Best rider of the year?

Poll ended at 07 Jan 2013 15:22

B.Wiggins
94
35%
J.Rodriguez
104
39%
T.Boonen
43
16%
Vino
12
5%
other
13
5%
 
Total votes : 266

Best rider of this year (2012)?

29 Sep 2012 15:20

So yeah who is it.

vino deserved a seperate one, it's his last year after all :D

Lombardy convinced me, it's purito.

He didn't only podium giro/vuelta, also won multiple stages in both. Won lombardy and fleche wallone. Stages in the basque.

He could have won 2 GT's with some more luck.

And he won the uci classification. Not that it means that much but still he ****ing won it.

Purito FTW
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29 Sep 2012 15:23

Purito for me.
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29 Sep 2012 15:25

Purito did good in very different kind of races, Wiggo was a one trick pony IMHO
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29 Sep 2012 15:26

Other, Vos.
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29 Sep 2012 15:30

Zam_Olyas wrote:Other, Vos.


It's so cool to remember everyone that this is not a men's cycling only forum. Thank you for doing that again.
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29 Sep 2012 15:31

Notable results:

Rodriguez:

1 stage in Tirreno-Adriatico
2 stages in Pais Vasco.
2nd overall in Pais Vasco.
1st Flèche Wallonne
2 stages in Giro d'Italia
2nd overall in Giro d'Italia
3 stages in Vuelta a Espaãa
3rd overall in Vuelta a España
1st Il Lombardia

Wiggins:

1 stage in Volta ao Algarve
3rd overall in Volta ao Algarve
1 stage in Paris-Nice
1st overall in Paris-Nice
2 stages in Tour de Romandie
1st overall in Tour de Romandie
1 stage in Critérium du Dauphiné
1st overall in Critérium du Dauphiné
2 stages in Tour de France
1st overall in Tour de France
1st Olympic ITT

Boonen:

1 stage in Tour de San Luis
2 stages in Tour of Qatar
1st overall Tour of Qatar
2nd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
1 stage in Paris-Nice
1st E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke
1st Gent-Wevelgem
1st Ronde van Vlaanderen
1st Paris-Roubaix
1st National RR
1 stage in World Ports Classic
1st overall in World Ports Classic
1st Paris-Bruxelles
1st Worlds TTT

Vino:

Destroyed life

For me, Rodriguez takes it.
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29 Sep 2012 15:37

Although I don't like the guy, Wiggins wins this by a pretty huge margin.
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29 Sep 2012 15:39

Boonen wins best classic rider of the year, Wiggo wins best stage rider of the year, and Rodriguez takes overall. Because he did great in the classics and great in the stage races.
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29 Sep 2012 15:41

Afrank wrote:Boonen wins best classic rider of the year, Wiggo wins best stage rider of the year, and Rodriguez takes overall. Because he did great in the classics and great in the stage races.


This.

However all people will vote for Purito today, after his win.

Will be intresting how this would look in 2 weeks time.
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29 Sep 2012 15:44

Why on earth does Purito lead the poll :confused:
Victories: A Monument, a semi-classic and a bunch of stage wins.

Win wise he isn't really any more impressive than Cav in '09
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29 Sep 2012 15:45

Netserk wrote:Why on earth does Purito lead the poll :confused:
Victories: A Monument, a semi-classic and a bunch of stage wins.

Win wise he isn't really any more impressive than Cav in '09


Because he just won Lombardia, and now leads the world tour.
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29 Sep 2012 15:46

Wiggins has won the Tour, but he can't win a race that lacks a TT. Also after the Olympics he hasn't shown any kind of form or motivation.

Boonen and Purito have had solo and sprint wins in many kinds of races, but Purito has the upper hand imho. He's podiumed two GT's, plus 5(!) stage wins, and he's just added a monument to his palmares. Boonen hasn't won any important race since Roubaix.

So Purito has to take this, especially since he's my favourite rider :)
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29 Sep 2012 15:49

Panda Claws wrote:It's so cool to remember everyone that this is not a men's cycling only forum. Thank you for doing that again.


That's what i feel.. thank you back.You are so cool for thanking me.
Testing the bounds of reality.
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29 Sep 2012 16:01

3x World Cup events
The toughest stage race on the calendar, with 5x stage wins
1x Olympic Gold medal
2x World championship jerseys
5x other one day race wins
3x other stage race wins (with a combined 5x stage wins)

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29 Sep 2012 16:08

Vos.

If just mens, its a hard one.

Lets just say if Purito had Chris Froome slaving for him he would have won a gt too.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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29 Sep 2012 16:08

for ****'s sake.. not bloody vos again..

Buzz Killington approves

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29 Sep 2012 16:09

wiggo

but i voted vino
Vino 4ever
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29 Sep 2012 16:15

woodenswan wrote:for ****'s sake.. not bloody vos again..

Buzz Killington approves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f68VXKMZT1Q


If people will persist on omitting her from the poll, people will persist in giving her write-in votes, because she's worthy.

I also considered nominating Alessandro Zanardi. Not as the absolute #1 rider of the year, but I'd probably put him in the top 10 or 20.
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29 Sep 2012 16:21

Jason Kenny for handing Bauge his ****, then not rising to the bait from that doper in the press conference.

Owned.
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29 Sep 2012 16:22

It's the professional road racing forum.
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