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10 riders of all time you really don't like

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Inspired by the other thread :)

Alexander Vinokourov
Joachim Rodriguez
Christopher Froome
Vincenzo Nibali
Mikel Landa
Nairo Quintana
Ilnur Zakarin
Fabian Cancellara
Alexandr Kolobnev
Erik Zabel

10 is actuall not enough, no place for Piti, LRP, Dylan Thomas....
 
Ok, well then...

Mark Cavendish
Erik Zabel
Nairo Quintana
Chris Froome (but he is about to jump off my list)
Fabian Cancellara
Richie Porte
Lance Armstrong
Floyd Landis (i know, i know, but i can't get warm with him, Hamilton for example i like)
Thomas Dekker
Marcel Kittel
 
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:D Ha ha ha great thread

OK...

Claudio Chiapucci
David Millar
Ricardo Ricco
Alberto Contador
Thomas Voeckler
Johan Bruyneel
Danilo Di Luca
Cipollini
Lance Armstrong
Chris Horner
 
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saganftw said:
sprinters except the Tashkent Terror

Agree, + except Bouhanni

Sometimes there are more cyclists I hate in front of races than ones I like. Hate is important I guess. Bjarne Riis as a person would be on top for general unpleasantness but as cyclist I don't know. No room for Darryl Impey sadly. I have no opinion of him as a cyclist but the doping story is sickening.

Richie Porte
Cadel Evans
Stuart O'Grady
Thor Hushoved
Tony Martin/Daniel Martin
Jacky Durand/Richard Virenque
Simon Gerrans
Stephen Cummings
Bradley Wiggins
Chris Froome
 
Well, no strong hate for any of those, but I usually end (or used to ending up) up cheering against all of those riders:
Alberto Contador
Alejandro Valverde
Fabian Cancellara
Mark Cavendish
Carlos Sastre
Vincenzo Nibali
Peter Sagan
Fabio Aru
Darwin Atapuma
Warren Barguil
(I don't know why but I find something disturbing in watching faces the last two of them)
 
Fromthe current crop of riders (as easier than going back years)

( but could not stand Armstrong the minute I laid eyes on him ...the arrogance and duplicity was plain to see for me)

Cavandish
Majka
Kittel
Vockleur
Valverde
Bouhanni
Froome
Kennaugh
Matthews
Nibali


All mostly because of there arrogance and/or lack of team playing qualities or because I can't bear to hear them go on in interviews or propensity to do anything to get one over , or a sense of duplicity , etc
Or really no good reason except they rub me up the wrong way
 
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HelloDolly said:
Fromthe current crop of riders (as easier than going back years)

( but could not stand Armstrong the minute I laid eyes on him ...the arrogance and duplicity was plain to see for me)

Cavandish
Majka
Kittel
Vockleur
Valverde
Bouhanni
Froome
Kennaugh
Matthews
Nibali


All mostly becasue of there arrogance and/or lack of team playing qualities or becasue I can bear to hear them go on in interviews or propensity to do anything to get one over , or a sense of duplicity , etc
Or really no good reason except they rub me up the wrong way

Absolutely agree with Makja. Never did much to support his team leader and always quick to chase KOM points or stage wins rather be a team player.
 
10? That's a lot to not like. I'm a bit worried this thread will soon be too clinical for the PRR section. I don't have that much guys who ridden in let's say last 20 years that i don't like, but of course there are some. My explanation to why i don't like that particular person may be not understandable but that's only my opinion based on their bike, off-bike and interview behavior.

Landis - combination of Armstrongesque doouchebaggery and Ricco type of idiocy which resulted in one of the most ridiculus rides in history which made me almost quit watching cycling in 2006. Thankfully there was still The Chicken whom i for some reason liked. Maybe because he was one of those rare climbers who were competitive in GC in very TT heavy tours back in the day. A lot changed in those last 10 years as nowadays Tour seems to not like TT at all while 10 years ago each edition averaged in ~100km TT.

Ullrich - yes, there should be Armstrong but back in the day i didn't like Kaiser more because of his unprofessionalism. Problems with alcohol and drugs plus ridiculus look on the climbs didn't make him likeable for me. He looked like a very fat-filled sausage yet he could somehow hang on the climbs with the best and even at time to time attack them with varied succes.

Armstrong - of course there he is. Of course he's mostly unlikeable because of his clinical problems and mob-esque behaviour he sported behind the scenes. When he was a rider he was mostly neutral to me but i didn't like his suspicious character. He seemed to me quite elitarist on and off his bike - terminator type of riding and his need for stardom (don't forget he was a quite big fish in USA in the 00's).

Froome - similar case to Armstrong and his story propably will end up in a similar manner. I want to like him - his bike handling and racing are... interesting, his two stages a couple of days ago plus his resilience in Romandie made him more likeable for me but his off-bike handling is dodgy. I cannot get rid of that Armstrongesque feeling in him and the interviews and that unfortunate book don't do anything good for him.

Ricco - propably the biggest idiot ever on the bike, even more dangerous than Landis. He should be locked in a mental institute. At least 2007 and especially 2008 thanks to him were funny.

Pantani - same reason as Ricco but maybe he was really menataly challenged (i don't know his medical record) which then i guess would disqualify him from being on this list.

Nibali, Majka - i don't like them equally mostly because of similar reasons. I consider them too douchy and selfish, mostly off the bike. Interstingly Nibali's dedication to family seems to me like a publicity stunt. In my opinion he over-exaggerates it to comical proportions which makes the important matter which is family look cartoonish. Actually he seemes like a cartoonish character himself. Remember this ad when he was cooking boots with Basso? Ivan the Terrible cooking boots.

Fuglsang - for a long time he seemed like another Landis in making but thankfully he reserved himself only to quite interesting interviews. He seems at times to be too egocentric or harsh for my liking. I think he could be a quite prolific local serial killer. Only local because i reserve global spots for Faye Dunaway and Sean Penn.

Voeckler - he looks and behaves (at least on the bike) like an SS-man. I consider him the Hitler of cycling because of his presence, behavoiur on bike and quite hot temperament if i remember correctly.

Cipolini, Pozzato, Ferrari, di Luca - they're a perfect representation of a caricatural Italian male - bit homosexual, more interested in their looks, whine about everyone and everything. I have nothing agains Italians as every person sports different behaviour and i don't actually know anyone from Italia personally.

Andy Schleck - the last one on my list and propably the most sour one to taste. I absolutely loved him in 2007-2009 period but his on bike behaviour and sometimes being a bit too whiny off the bike bade him sadly unlikeable for me. Whenever he was on the bike it looked like he was allways looking behind to check his brother. He was just too conservative on the bike and rarely worked to his advantages prefering to wait to be destroyed in TT.
 
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1: armstrong.
Especially when he reeled in the poor Italian rider for breaking the omerta. He is so fake. (even in his confessions he is fake)



Long gap to the next riders.
Gilbert: his wonderyear was so doped up.
Gilberts friends Hushovd and Jelle van Endert also climbing much better that year.
Froome
Random skybot (no Nieve tho)
Terpstra: a few times a year he performs way way better than his normal level.
 
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