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2013 CN Reader Poll: Legend of Cycling

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Legend of cycling

Kristin Armstrong
1
1%
Judith Arndt
4
6%
Oscar Freire
22
33%
Fiorenzo Magni
13
19%
David Moncoutie
17
25%
Victoria Pendleton
1
1%
Travis Tygart
7
10%
Daphny van den Brand
No votes
No opinion for legend of cycling
2
3%
 
Total votes : 67

03 Nov 2012 17:27

Vino!

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03 Nov 2012 17:35

Yeah, it's a funny list. I voted for Magni because, objectively, he is a cycling legend. Not only his palmares, but his awesome work with the Ghisallo cycling museum (I went there this summer, and seriously like 60% of the pro cycling stuff there is from his own collection), make it kind of hard to argue against him. However, it's like apples and oranges to compare him to active or recently retired cyclists - I know he just died so he's on the ballot this year, but comparing ex-pros who raced in mythical times to current pros is not really a great way to do things. I mean, what if he loses? It doesn't really 'honour' him to put him on the ballot, it might be more classy to allot him an honorary 'legend of cycling' award next to the winner of the actual poll, when the results are announced.

Of the others, Freire. Classy rider, one of my very favourites.
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04 Nov 2012 19:16

Rui Quinta wrote: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.


But those are just about the only things he won... well he also won the green jersey, TA (weird edition of the race w/o climbs) Paris Tours, & GW. For me he is maybe one of the top 30 of the decade... but yeah.
Moser fanboy.

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05 Nov 2012 00:18

Oscar for me.

Why is Tygart here? He's nothing to do with cycling. He's been at USADA for 10 years, the boss for 5 years. What was he doing in those years? If you want to go down the anti-doping theme, I'd suggest Anne Gripper.
But this is a conversation for another forum.

Oscar - three World's, three MSRs, the bunny hop attack, the stories of his absent mindedness. All round class act.

(The allegations of Magni's wartime activities put me off him)
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05 Nov 2012 02:46

No Vino option so I voted for Moncoutie.
How to ride like a Tour champion!

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