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Who are the best/worst bike handlers in the peloton?

02 Feb 2013 16:05

The title is self explanatory. List the best/worst bike handlers in the peloton.
Sagan, Cancellara, Gilbert are amongst the best.
Menchov, Schlecks, Gesink amongst the worst?
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02 Feb 2013 16:08

Bad : All Euskaltel riders except Sanchez ? :p
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02 Feb 2013 16:23

Well Soler comes into my mind for the worst.

Btw how is it with him?
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02 Feb 2013 16:24

Gloin22 wrote:Bad : All Euskaltel riders except Sanchez ? :p


good one :)
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02 Feb 2013 16:32

Miburo wrote:Well Soler comes into my mind for the worst.

Btw how is it with him?


Not funny.
Keep on Truckin'
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02 Feb 2013 16:37

Steven Kruijsivik- Great win for TJ and @BlancoCycling in TdU! Today I had a good downhill session with Oscar Saiz and @RGUpdate! #MotoGPstyle

nice to see gesink and SK getting some sessions on the downhill!

Soler was badly hurt. I dont think you should be making fun of him. He was involved in a bad accident.
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02 Feb 2013 16:39

The question is who's a bad bike handler, Miburo did nothing wrong nor was he making a joke.
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02 Feb 2013 16:42

Gloin22 wrote:Bad : All Euskaltel riders except Sanchez ? :p


Yeah, go and do a downhill race with the Izagirres.
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02 Feb 2013 16:47

Arnout wrote:Yeah, go and do a downhill race with the Izagirres.


Do you see the smiley : '':p'' ? It's usually used to represent sarcasm..

Obviously there are riders at Euskaltel that are very good bike handlers.

Still most of them are pretty bad. ''All'' was an exaggeration.
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02 Feb 2013 16:48

Tony Martin is not particularly good, is he?
Moncoutie was abysmal.
Machado has this thing about riding in the peloton, I take it that means he's not particularly good at handling the bike?

I'd guess that Boom is good, Contador is pretty amazing.
Basically all the sprinters are good bike handlers.

According to Paul Sherwen, a certain Texan is pretty decent at handling his bike across fields ;)
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02 Feb 2013 16:51

El Pistolero wrote:The question is who's a bad bike handler, Miburo did nothing wrong nor was he making a joke.


While I concur with the conclusion that Soler was a terrible bike handler, he's also demonstrably not in the péloton at the moment. The "how is it with him?" could have been construed as a bit sarcastic and uncalled for. Otherwise I'd name Freire for best alongside Flecha solely for their not going down in the Cavendish-Haussler Tour de Suisse carnage.

Most ex-trackies or ex-crossers are good bike handlers. Andy Schleck is a terrible one. And Basso.
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02 Feb 2013 16:52

Squire wrote:[color="DarkRed"]Tony Martin is not particularly good, is he?[/color]
Moncoutie was abysmal.
Machado has this thing about riding in the peloton, I take it that means he's not particularly good at handling the bike?

I'd guess that Boom is good, Contador is pretty amazing.
Basically all the sprinters are good bike handlers.

According to Paul Sherwen, a certain Texan is pretty decent at handling his bike across fields ;)


Indeed. Actuall he used to be horrible.
He got a little better but is certainly still among the worst 10%
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02 Feb 2013 16:56

Special mention to Elia Favilli for his Cavendish bunnyhop, and Flecha for his Suisse 2010 dodge.
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02 Feb 2013 16:58

Leadbelly wrote:Not funny.


You really think that was intended to be a joke, that's pretty sick.

Ok it sounded maybe wrong but it was a serious question.
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02 Feb 2013 17:00

Libertine Seguros wrote:Otherwise I'd name Freire for best alongside Flecha solely for their not going down in the Cavendish-Haussler Tour de Suisse carnage.


And this:D
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02 Feb 2013 17:06

gruppeto993 wrote:The title is self explanatory. List the best/worst bike handlers in the peloton.
Sagan, Cancellara, Gilbert are amongst the best.
Menchov, Schlecks, Gesink amongst the worst?


Cancellara amongst the best?

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02 Feb 2013 17:08

GPdesAmeriques wrote:Cancellara amongst the best?

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Contador doesn't win each mountain stage, still he's the best climber ;)
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02 Feb 2013 17:12

GPdesAmeriques wrote:Cancellara amongst the best?

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One mishap doesn't make you a bad bike handler.
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02 Feb 2013 17:18

Squire wrote:Tony Martin is not particularly good, is he?
Moncoutie was abysmal.
Machado has this thing about riding in the peloton, I take it that means he's not particularly good at handling the bike?

I'd guess that Boom is good, Contador is pretty amazing.
Basically all the sprinters are good bike handlers.

According to Paul Sherwen, a certain Texan is pretty decent at handling his bike across fields ;)


:D I don't know if that's true though
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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02 Feb 2013 17:21

LaFlorecita wrote::D I don't know if that's true though


He's a pretty good descender, and among GC contenders his bike handling skills are decent. Certainly way better than Basso, Menchov, Schlecks, Gesnik & Anton.
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