2016 TdF, Stage 16: Moirans-en-Montagne → Bern (209km)

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Lexman said:
LOL Kristoff celebrating his victory and then you get the finishphoto...

what a joke
He was like half a meter ahead of Sagan with 1 meter to go to the line, and was a solid meter in front of him 1 meter after the iine. So not that strange he thought he had won. But he completely misstimed the bike throw.
 
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Pantani Attacks said:
Sagan will go down as the GOAT when all is said and done. Scary to think this guy is only 26
Sagan palmares aged 26:
Tour of Flanders
World Championships
Gent-Wevelgem x2
E3 Harelbeke
Brabantse Pijl
GP de Montreal
Tour of Sardinia
Tour of Poland
Tour of California
Tour de France: 7 stages
Tour de France: 5 points classifications
Vuelta a Espana: 4 stages

Merckx palmares aged 26:
Milan-San Remo x4
Tour of Flanders
Paris-Roubaix x2
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Paris-Nice x2
Tour de France: 18 stages
Tour de France: 2 points classifications
Tour de France: 2 mountains classifications
Tour de France: 3 general classifications
Giro d'Italia: 10 individual stages
Giro d'Italia: 1 points classification
Giro d'Italia: 1 mountains classification
Giro d'Italia: 2 general classifications

Hinault palmares aged 26:
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Fleche Wallonne
Gent-Wevelgem
Tour de France: 2 general classifications
TdF: 1 points classification
Giro: 1 GC
Vuelta: 1 GC

Not even close.
 
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Cannibal72 said:
Pantani Attacks said:
Sagan will go down as the GOAT when all is said and done. Scary to think this guy is only 26
Sagan palmares aged 26:
Tour of Flanders
World Championships
Gent-Wevelgem x2
E3 Harelbeke
Brabantse Pijl
GP de Montreal
Tour of Sardinia
Tour of Poland
Tour of California
Tour de France: 7 stages
Tour de France: 5 points classifications
Vuelta a Espana: 4 stages

Merckx palmares aged 26:
Milan-San Remo x4
Tour of Flanders
Paris-Roubaix x2
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Paris-Nice x2
Tour de France: 18 stages
Tour de France: 2 points classifications
Tour de France: 2 mountains classifications
Tour de France: 3 general classifications
Giro d'Italia: 10 individual stages
Giro d'Italia: 1 points classification
Giro d'Italia: 1 mountains classification
Giro d'Italia: 2 general classifications

Hinault palmares aged 26:
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Fleche Wallonne
Gent-Wevelgem
Tour de France: 2 general classifications
TdF: 1 points classification
Giro: 1 GC
Vuelta: 1 GC

Not even close.
You forgot to adjust for era
 
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SeriousSam said:
Cannibal72 said:
Pantani Attacks said:
Sagan will go down as the GOAT when all is said and done. Scary to think this guy is only 26
Sagan palmares aged 26:
Tour of Flanders
World Championships
Gent-Wevelgem x2
E3 Harelbeke
Brabantse Pijl
GP de Montreal
Tour of Sardinia
Tour of Poland
Tour of California
Tour de France: 7 stages
Tour de France: 5 points classifications
Vuelta a Espana: 4 stages

Merckx palmares aged 26:
Milan-San Remo x4
Tour of Flanders
Paris-Roubaix x2
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Paris-Nice x2
Tour de France: 18 stages
Tour de France: 2 points classifications
Tour de France: 2 mountains classifications
Tour de France: 3 general classifications
Giro d'Italia: 10 individual stages
Giro d'Italia: 1 points classification
Giro d'Italia: 1 mountains classification
Giro d'Italia: 2 general classifications

Hinault palmares aged 26:
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Fleche Wallonne
Gent-Wevelgem
Tour de France: 2 general classifications
TdF: 1 points classification
Giro: 1 GC
Vuelta: 1 GC

Not even close.
You forgot to adjust for era
You're right. Merckx and Hinault's wins came against harder competition.
 
Why did the first 58 riders all get the same time? About half of them actually lost time, I think Samuel Dumoulin and Barguil just held on, but the group with Greipel definitely was behind a gap.
Edit: ProCyclingStats is surprised too.
 
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Cannibal72 said:
Pantani Attacks said:
Sagan will go down as the GOAT when all is said and done. Scary to think this guy is only 26
Sagan palmares aged 26:
Tour of Flanders
World Championships
Gent-Wevelgem x2
E3 Harelbeke
Brabantse Pijl
GP de Montreal
Tour of Sardinia
Tour of Poland
Tour of California
Tour de France: 7 stages
Tour de France: 5 points classifications
Vuelta a Espana: 4 stages

Merckx palmares aged 26:
Milan-San Remo x4
Tour of Flanders
Paris-Roubaix x2
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Paris-Nice x2
Tour de France: 18 stages
Tour de France: 2 points classifications
Tour de France: 2 mountains classifications
Tour de France: 3 general classifications
Giro d'Italia: 10 individual stages
Giro d'Italia: 1 points classification
Giro d'Italia: 1 mountains classification
Giro d'Italia: 2 general classifications

Hinault palmares aged 26:
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Fleche Wallonne
Gent-Wevelgem
Tour de France: 2 general classifications
TdF: 1 points classification
Giro: 1 GC
Vuelta: 1 GC

Not even close.
The Cannibal was also winning Six Day Races, breaking the World Hour Record and winning grand tours. Sagan is a prodigy but will never beat Merckx's record. Hinault and Merckx were special riders. They could win Paris Roubaix or a GT. Different times yes but Merckx was a freak.
 
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Cannibal72 said:
SeriousSam said:
Cannibal72 said:
Pantani Attacks said:
Sagan will go down as the GOAT when all is said and done. Scary to think this guy is only 26
Sagan palmares aged 26:
Tour of Flanders
World Championships
Gent-Wevelgem x2
E3 Harelbeke
Brabantse Pijl
GP de Montreal
Tour of Sardinia
Tour of Poland
Tour of California
Tour de France: 7 stages
Tour de France: 5 points classifications
Vuelta a Espana: 4 stages

Merckx palmares aged 26:
Milan-San Remo x4
Tour of Flanders
Paris-Roubaix x2
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Paris-Nice x2
Tour de France: 18 stages
Tour de France: 2 points classifications
Tour de France: 2 mountains classifications
Tour de France: 3 general classifications
Giro d'Italia: 10 individual stages
Giro d'Italia: 1 points classification
Giro d'Italia: 1 mountains classification
Giro d'Italia: 2 general classifications

Hinault palmares aged 26:
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Fleche Wallonne
Gent-Wevelgem
Tour de France: 2 general classifications
TdF: 1 points classification
Giro: 1 GC
Vuelta: 1 GC

Not even close.
You forgot to adjust for era
You're right. Merckx and Hinault's wins came against harder competition.
So funny that people actually believe this.
 
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Vasilis said:
Why did the first 58 riders all get the same time? About half of them actually lost time, I think Samuel Dumoulin and Barguil just held on, but the group with Greipel definitely was behind a gap.
Edit: ProCyclingStats is surprised too.
Agree - There were round 35 riders in the lead group - Yet 59 riders got the same time.
 
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yaco said:
Vasilis said:
Why did the first 58 riders all get the same time? About half of them actually lost time, I think Samuel Dumoulin and Barguil just held on, but the group with Greipel definitely was behind a gap.
Edit: ProCyclingStats is surprised too.
Agree - There were round 35 riders in the lead group - Yet 59 riders got the same time.
There had to have been a crash, I spotted a Direct Energy riders with ripped up clothing
 
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182. GER MARTIN Tony 185 ETIXX-QUICK STEP 04h 38' 22'' + 12' 20''
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BFF.
 
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Pantani Attacks said:
Sagan will go down as the GOAT when all is said and done. Scary to think this guy is only 26
His accomplishments look pretty close to Mark Cavendish at age 26:

Mark Cavendish:
Milan San-Remo (2009)
World Road Race (2011)
Vuelta Points Classification (2010)
Tour Points Classification (2011)
Giro: 7 stage victories
Tour: 20 stage victories
Vuelta: 3 stage victories

Then again that's pretty good company.
 
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Flamin said:
Cannibal72 said:
SeriousSam said:
Cannibal72 said:
Pantani Attacks said:
Sagan will go down as the GOAT when all is said and done. Scary to think this guy is only 26
Sagan palmares aged 26:
Tour of Flanders
World Championships
Gent-Wevelgem x2
E3 Harelbeke
Brabantse Pijl
GP de Montreal
Tour of Sardinia
Tour of Poland
Tour of California
Tour de France: 7 stages
Tour de France: 5 points classifications
Vuelta a Espana: 4 stages

Merckx palmares aged 26:
Milan-San Remo x4
Tour of Flanders
Paris-Roubaix x2
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Paris-Nice x2
Tour de France: 18 stages
Tour de France: 2 points classifications
Tour de France: 2 mountains classifications
Tour de France: 3 general classifications
Giro d'Italia: 10 individual stages
Giro d'Italia: 1 points classification
Giro d'Italia: 1 mountains classification
Giro d'Italia: 2 general classifications

Hinault palmares aged 26:
Liege-Bastogne-Liege x2
Giro di Lombardia
World Championships
Fleche Wallonne
Gent-Wevelgem
Tour de France: 2 general classifications
TdF: 1 points classification
Giro: 1 GC
Vuelta: 1 GC

Not even close.
You forgot to adjust for era
You're right. Merckx and Hinault's wins came against harder competition.
So funny that people actually believe this.
You're right, De Vlaeminck, Ocana, Fuente, Gimondi, Zoetemelk, and Moser were practically amateurs compared to Kristoff and the rest.
 
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Sagan GOAT? He will not even be close

Merckx, Hinault, Kelly, Anquetil, Van Looy are a level above him.

For sure we talk about different times, but Sagan will never win a GT. And i think it will be really difficult for him to win a race like Lombardia. Especially on last years course.
 
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DanielSong39 said:
Pantani Attacks said:
Sagan will go down as the GOAT when all is said and done. Scary to think this guy is only 26
His accomplishments look pretty close to Mark Cavendish at age 26:

Mark Cavendish:
Milan San-Remo (2009)
World Road Race (2011)
Vuelta Points Classification (2010)
Tour Points Classification (2011)
Giro: 7 stage victories
Tour: 20 stage victories
Vuelta: 3 stage victories

Then again that's pretty good company.
Not close at all. Sagan's 7 Tour stage wins are more impressive than Cav's 20. Ronde is better than Milan-San Remo and hilly worlds is better than flat worlds.
 
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Arredondo said:
Sagan GOAT? He will not even be close

Merckx, Hinault, Kelly, Anquetil, Van Looy are a level above him.

For sure we talk about different times, but Sagan will never win a GT. And i think it will be really difficult for him to win a race like Lombardia. Especially on last years course.
I think it is very hard to compare. He is a generalist in an era of extreme specialisation. In the golden days of Merckx et. al. everybody kind of did everything. Regardless of GOAT or not (and that will never be definitively answered) , he's saving pro cycling from itself right now.
 
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Arredondo said:
Sagan GOAT? He will not even be close

Merckx, Hinault, Kelly, Anquetil, Van Looy are a level above him.

For sure we talk about different times, but Sagan will never win a GT. And i think it will be really difficult for him to win a race like Lombardia. Especially on last years course.
Sagan is probaby much more talented than all those you mentioned. You can't compare different era's. What Sagan is doing in the modern era is unheard of, which makes a comparison with Merckx not absurd. Anquetil wouldn't make it inside the time limit in a modern Tour.
 
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El Pistolero said:
DanielSong39 said:
Pantani Attacks said:
Sagan will go down as the GOAT when all is said and done. Scary to think this guy is only 26
His accomplishments look pretty close to Mark Cavendish at age 26:

Mark Cavendish:
Milan San-Remo (2009)
World Road Race (2011)
Vuelta Points Classification (2010)
Tour Points Classification (2011)
Giro: 7 stage victories
Tour: 20 stage victories
Vuelta: 3 stage victories

Then again that's pretty good company.
Not close at all. Sagan's 7 Tour stage wins are more impressive than Cav's 20. Ronde is better than Milan-San Remo and hilly worlds is better than flat worlds.
Couple of G-Ws, E3, Montreal.

But really you just have to watch the manner in which both have won to see how wide the gap is between the two.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Sagan is probaby much more talented than all those you mentioned. You can't compare different era's. What Sagan is doing in the modern era is unheard of, which makes a comparison with Merckx not absurd. Anquetil wouldn't make it inside the time limit in a modern Tour.
Who knows? Probably every previous Tour winner, even from the 20s, was an exceptional endurance sport talent. With modern training and "medicine" I wouldn't put it past any of them to challenge for the GC today.
 
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saganftw said:
you are comparing NHL in 80s to NHL of today where you dont even need 100 points to win Art Ross Trophy

stop doing it,its a debate that has no answer
A debate with plenty of answers and opinions - just no definitive answers :)
 

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