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2013 CN Reader Poll: Legend of Cycling

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Legend of cycling

Kristin Armstrong
Judith Arndt
Oscar Freire
Fiorenzo Magni
David Moncoutie
Victoria Pendleton
Travis Tygart
Daphny van den Brand
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Total votes : 67

2012 CN Reader Poll: Legend of Cycling

02 Nov 2012 15:06

There are some... interesting choices on the reader poll this year under the Legend of Cycling category. Just curious about who chose who, and why.

I chose Moncoutie, to support a certain "speed" of cycling. And I'm a sucker for scrappy Frenchmen on bikes. :cool:

Freire is a close runner-up, though, because of his tenacious style. You could never count that guy out in a race. I know he has his detractors, but I love watching him position himself perfectly in a finale (with virtually no help from his team) and spring from the group for the win. Smart, smart racer.

There's also one kinda odd duck choice that would make a strong statement about politics in cycling if he won. Anyone choose him?

Please keep Clinic discussions out of it--if you've chosen certain options, then the significance of that choice can be assumed without having to be explicitly voiced. I want to keep this in Pro Cycling to see what everyone thinks, and many posters stay out of The Clinic. ;)

The contenders:

Kristin Armstrong
Judith Arndt
Oscar Freire
Fiorenzo Magni
David Moncoutie
Victoria Pendleton
Travis Tygart
Daphny van den Brand
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02 Nov 2012 15:18

Vino :)
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02 Nov 2012 15:20

Fiorenzo Magni...
Isn't it obvious why? :o
WHY there is a poll for this? :o
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02 Nov 2012 15:35

Netserk wrote:Vino :)

This lol why is there not a vino/other option
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02 Nov 2012 15:54

If you like to have "The clinic"-related issues off this board then perhaps it would have been wise not selecting certain names in this poll leading it directly to "clinic"-related issues?

For me its Travis Tygart. His actions speaks for himself and i dont need to mention them here (we all know).
People who don't understand cycling must think Contador is a pretty violent person, when all they hear is Contador ATTACKS, ATTACKS ,ATTACKS

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02 Nov 2012 16:00

Mohammed Ali is not there, he's a legend.
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02 Nov 2012 16:02

fiorenzo magni
lance armstrong
Vino 4ever
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02 Nov 2012 16:44

Of course Vino!:)There is no option for him and he just retired:p
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02 Nov 2012 16:48

Magni of course, his determination to never quit embodied what cycling is. Tygart in my opinion should not even be on the poll. To me legend of cycling means a rider that will always be remembered for the races he won and more importantly how he won those races. Not someone who will be remembered for taking other riders down. Regardless of who those riders were.

Also, Vino really should be on the poll, how does Kristin Armstrong and Daphny van den Brand get on the poll and Vino doesn't?
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02 Nov 2012 17:02

Vino, stupid poll... :mad:

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02 Nov 2012 18:38

Afrank wrote: [...]

Also, Vino really should be on the poll, how does Kristin Armstrong and Daphny van den Brand get on the poll and Vino doesn't?

That's a good question. Do note that this isn't my list; it's taken verbatim from the CyclingNews reader poll. ;( I have no idea how or why Vino was left off. That question almost deserves its own thread!
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02 Nov 2012 19:14

Vino or no Vino, Daphny is awesome and I was ecstatic that she was able to go out on a World Cup overall win even though it was disappointing that Supervos was so unstoppable at the Worlds because a rainbow jersey was probably the only thing that could have coaxed her out of her decision to retire.
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02 Nov 2012 20:43

Did they just pick names out of a hat for this?
"... because he set an amazing example. He has more courage than anyone I ever rode with and that's why he got respect from his team-mates. A great leader makes you want to go beyond the limits."

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02 Nov 2012 20:54

Sven Nys would be my guess when it comes to recent times.
Otherwise Magni.
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03 Nov 2012 02:10

Travis for me!!
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03 Nov 2012 03:08

Oscar Freire, the surprise-man. He never was the favorite, but he has a impresive palmares.

To Win 3 World Championship it's amazing. To win 3 MSR... amazing. To win both 3 times, etc, etc... I have no words. I thinks he was one of top-10 of the decade.
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03 Nov 2012 03:14

Voted for Freire but was a coinflip with Magni.

Should really be Boonen.
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03 Nov 2012 04:33

Travis shouldn't be on the poll.I don't agree with these admins who want to become celebs.
Same with Pound,Fahey,McQuaid,Novitsky.Their Ego's are way too important.
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03 Nov 2012 08:20

Voted for Kristin Armstrong just tothrow the poll off and so she would have at least one vote, I had no idea who Daphny was/is. The decision between Kristin and Daphny was difficult but in the end Kristin had the same last name as our Evil one so thought this way it would keep his name up and everyone would be reminded of him and be angry at that and help with the cause of him being taken down.

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03 Nov 2012 10:10

Magni, who else?

Travis Tygart as a cycling legend?
otherwise, has he got a bike??

btw strange list
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