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Most Dominant in the Giro?

Poll ended at 05 Feb 2013 21:05

Basso '06
36
73%
Contador '11
13
27%
 
Total votes : 49

17 Dec 2012 23:56

2nd at 9 minutes, 4th at 18 minutes... That is domination.
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18 Dec 2012 00:03

Basso 2006 was more dominant then Contador 2011, I´d say. He was also great in 2005, except the day he lost almost 45 minutes on Stelvio. 2006, he was great, dominant in the mountains and almost equal to Ullrich in the long Pontedera ITT.

The double, however, IMHO, wouldn´t have been possible. I thought it was possible when news about Ullrichs lack of shape came up at the end of April, just before he started his season in Romandie (:o). But if you see Ullrichs development from the Prologue in Romandie to the finishing ITT in Bern in the TdS, and regarding he still had two weeks after TdS to lose some weight and improve shape, Ullrich woukd´ve been favourite Nr 1 for the Tour.

Even if he realized the double, the triple might have been even harder. Sastre did all three GTs in 2006 for CSC, but not as a captain.

However, Basso in 2006 was so dominant, so who knows... But if you consider that even Contador said that the triple is almost impossible, I doubt Basso would have done it.
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18 Dec 2012 00:06

Wigwan wrote:2nd at 9 minutes, 4th at 18 minutes... That is domination.


Exactly... And if you see the names of those who were behind him: Giro winners like Savoldelli, Cunego, Simoni, Really an epic Giro.
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18 Dec 2012 00:07

Calzolari 1914
Binda 1927
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18 Dec 2012 00:16

The Hitch wrote:You dissapoint me. I was sure youd say Vos 2012 or at least 2011.

I was very, very close to doing so.
cineteq wrote:Are you okay? I thought you didn't like sprinters.

I don't. Doesn't mean Petacchi wasn't dominant. I asked why Cavendish '09 wasn't in the other 'best season' thread too.
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18 Dec 2012 08:52

I second Binda in 1927. Winning 12 of 15 stages and beating number two, Brunero, by 27 minutes is pretty impressive.

Girardengo in 1919 was quite dominant as well, winning 7 of 10 stages and beating second placed Belloni by 51 minutes.

Girardengo was great in 1923 as well, winning 8 of 10 stages but he only beat second placed Brunero by a mere 37 seconds.
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18 Dec 2012 12:41

roundabout wrote:I think Gibo was more upset that Basso (probably) let Piepoli win a stage, but didn't do the same with him.

Or maybe Piepoli did pay up.


basso didn't let him win a stage. basso downhils like a f'n baby. simoni was upset because he knew basso was heavy on the juice.
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18 Dec 2012 12:41

Altitude wrote:Man, these threads are getting pretty absurd.

Anyways, Marco @ the 99 Giro was better than both of those.


agreed!

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18 Dec 2012 16:33

RHRH19861986 wrote:Exactly... And if you see the names of those who were behind him: Giro winners like Savoldelli, Cunego, Simoni, Really an epic Giro.


"Epic" is one word I would not use to describe the 2006 Giro. I would choose "strangled".
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