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02 Feb 2013 19:00

and from today's peloton, yes i think sagan is the best. he's just crazy. losing the pedal than winning the sprint,crazy stuff
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02 Feb 2013 19:07

jens_attacks wrote:and from today's peloton, yes i think sagan is the best. he's just crazy. losing the pedal than winning the sprint,crazy stuff


+1, also him avoiding crashing in the 2012 Tours prologue, some of the most impressive handling I've seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLvTzk72vk4 (at 4:48)
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02 Feb 2013 19:28

jens_attacks wrote: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...


I remembered that vod

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr89ku-K2WU

It really hurts to see him screaming :(
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02 Feb 2013 19:40

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


Elia Favilli.

burning wrote:I remembered that vod

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr89ku-K2WU

It really hurts to see him screaming :(


I was too sad that day :(
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02 Feb 2013 20:00

Sagan. Hands down.

The man is Il Falco-esque.
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02 Feb 2013 20:05

Sagan hunting down Cunego on that descent in Suisse in 2011 was incredible. Can definitely see the Falco comparisons!

jens_attacks wrote: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...


+1
Rasmussen was actually a pretty good descender on his various long mountain raids. Soler didn't do so bad on the Galibier descent considering the firepower that was hunting him down. Other than that he did seems accident prone.

Lance is certainly worth a mention too. Aside from everything else it's no coincidence he never seemed to crash.
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03 Feb 2013 00:47

I nominate Cavendish in both categories.
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03 Feb 2013 03:07

Best: Peter Sagan
Worst: Tyler Farrar
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03 Feb 2013 04:00

Sagan, hands down + he's fearless.
Menchov, the worst.
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03 Feb 2013 05:09

Evans and Gilbert are very good. Sagan and Renshaw as well. I used to think McEwen was one of the best. The worst are too obvious.
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03 Feb 2013 07:35

Voekler is pretty good too. Same with flecha. Sagan is the best though.
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03 Feb 2013 07:42

I'd say Nibali, judging by his excellent descending skills and that moment early in last years Tour where he stopped for a flat tyre or something and ended up dropping his domestiques on the chase back to the peloton, dodging through team cars.
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03 Feb 2013 08:47

Sagan, Cav, Tommy.
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03 Feb 2013 11:55

Alphabet wrote:I'd say Nibali, judging by his excellent descending skills and that moment early in last years Tour where he stopped for a flat tyre or something and ended up dropping his domestiques on the chase back to the peloton, dodging through team cars.
He's one of the best in the business. But Sagan, right now, is untouchable.
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03 Feb 2013 12:06

movingtarget wrote:Evans and Gilbert are very good.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yISN7pgfCtY
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03 Feb 2013 14:17

Anyone got a vid of this Sagan - Cunego thing? What stage was it?
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03 Feb 2013 14:32

tour de suisse 2011 stage 3, one of the best stages of 2011. watching the ascent as well is a must imo.


link to part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-iuQ2dfyZE

link to part 2 should be on the right bar of recommended videos.
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03 Feb 2013 14:33

Thanks mate.

EDIT: a nice half-hour spent there. Really impressive by both; surprised Laurens Ten Dam managed to stay on his bike.
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03 Feb 2013 14:56

Cavedish stage 13 in the giro 2012 was pretty impressive when he nearly got knocked into the barriers mid sprint.
Froome's pretty bad or at least looks bad
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03 Feb 2013 15:22

froome looks bad on the bike. Not sure if he is a bad bike handler though. Both he and gesink look like they're about to collapse from fatigue on the bike!
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