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02 Feb 2013 17:29

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


It's old and I'm sure you have seen it before but it certainly demonstrates that he can act quickly. Could have been very bad.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=FVzNFnOx-RA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFVzNFnOx-RA
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02 Feb 2013 17:33

Miburo wrote: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.


Libertine explained it better than I could. It just came across very poorly, but I'm glad to hear it wasn't a joke. I was just surprised that apparently someone (other than Ryo) might try and "joke" about something serious like that.
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02 Feb 2013 17:45

Any rider able to make top ten on Roubaix is a great bike handler. Also cyclists who can descend like madmen and keep on the bike should be on this list. And sprinters of course.

The ones that stand/stood out for me:
* Robbie McEwen
* Greg LeMond
* der Fabian
* Nibali
* Savoldelli
* O'Grady
* Delgado

Perhaps I forgot a lot of cyclists...


Good bike handlers are a bit crazy, thats why I think I am a good bike handler.

The worst? Alex Zulle, Dave Zabriskie, those long legged guys.
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02 Feb 2013 17:46

Contadoraus Schlecks wrote:It's old and I'm sure you have seen it before but it certainly demonstrates that he can act quickly. Could have been very bad.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=FVzNFnOx-RA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFVzNFnOx-RA


http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=FVzNFnOx-RA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFVzNFnOx-RA

Link for those on PCs.
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02 Feb 2013 17:56



Not sure, using a daft I pad.

Type "best cycling save ever Contador" into YouTube and it should appear
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02 Feb 2013 17:59

"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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02 Feb 2013 18:02

Contadoraus Schlecks wrote:Not sure, using a daft I pad.

Type "best cycling save ever Contador" into YouTube and it should appear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVzNFnOx-RA

Nice one indeed, no nuts on the frame!
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02 Feb 2013 18:09

Contadoraus Schlecks wrote:It's old and I'm sure you have seen it before but it certainly demonstrates that he can act quickly. Could have been very bad.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=FVzNFnOx-RA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFVzNFnOx-RA


Not road - but Gregory Baugé has an impressive recovery here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-z0Kh0pvNM
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02 Feb 2013 18:12

Basso was painful to watch at the beginning of his career, one of the worst bike handlers I've ever seen.
He's still nowhere near good, but at least he manages to stay in the peloton thanks to his experience.
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02 Feb 2013 18:14

LaFlorecita wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVzNFnOx-RA that's the link


What the hell happened there? I don't see anything wrong with either the bike or the road there? Pretty amazing though.
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02 Feb 2013 18:14

Leadbelly wrote:Libertine explained it better than I could. It just came across very poorly, but I'm glad to hear it wasn't a joke. I was just surprised that apparently someone (other than Ryo) might try and "joke" about something serious like that.


Ryo mocking a Colombian, I'll include that on the list of 1% most improbable things than could happen on this forum.

Soler wasn't that bad, he won the Galibier stage in 2007 over the Galibier, while defending his lead pretty good on the descent.
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02 Feb 2013 18:20

spalco wrote:What the hell happened there? I don't see anything wrong with either the bike or the road there? Pretty amazing though.


I think it was deliberate to show off his bike handling skills :D
"The second place is not good."
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02 Feb 2013 18:21

GPdesAmeriques wrote:Not road - but Gregory Baugé has an impressive recovery here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-z0Kh0pvNM


Nice, didn't see it until the replay
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02 Feb 2013 18:22

spalco wrote:What the hell happened there? I don't see anything wrong with either the bike or the road there? Pretty amazing though.


It appears his left shoe clicked out of his pedal.
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02 Feb 2013 18:49

Looking forward to someone listing ex-mountain bikers and their explanation of Michael Rasmussen:p
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02 Feb 2013 18:56

Oh, Menchov. One of the worst.
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02 Feb 2013 18:57

My vote would be for the rider that bunny hopped over Cav at the Giro last year.

Those that should be removed, Fabian took himself out at worlds with an Euskatel move.
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02 Feb 2013 18:58

ElChingon wrote:Looking forward to someone listing ex-mountain bikers and their explanation of Michael Rasmussen:p


best or worst?
because he had his bad days(that time trial was a curse) that doesn't mean he was terrible.far from it

hearing all the stories,i really think soler was unfortunately maybe the worst:( i was rewatching plateau de beille one of these days and he almost crashed in both alberto and rasmussen....uphill!

one of the best:
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at least until he came back...
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