3 grand tours in a year

Can a rider win all the tours in a year

  • No, too much competition to stay peaked for that long

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Jul 23, 2009
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Is it possible? Bertie or Andy seem like the best we have at the moment but I am not convinced either of them could. Way too early to tell.

Obviously time have changed since Merckx, the sport is much different.
Even without doping considered sport science has narrowed the gaps so much, the differences betwen atheles over a whole season is smaller. There is less room for the natural freak.

What I am wondering is if it even possible to win all 3 grand tours in the same year in the modern era.
 
Jul 14, 2009
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Nope, unless if some rider managed to get away with some kind of super dope. You may think a man like Contador would be strong enough, but he will never even ride all three in a year. We saw how Menchow reacted at the tour to his exertions in the Giro. A Vuelta Giro double is probably all we will see.
 
Apr 29, 2009
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Impossible and nobody would bother anyway. You win the Tour, you are not going to bother with the Vuelta when you could be on a beach or earning media cash...unless you are Spanish.

You win the Giro as well? Why go ride in 35 degree heat in Spain when you are already a legend...
 
Jul 22, 2009
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Ibanez said:
Impossible and nobody would bother anyway. You win the Tour, you are not going to bother with the Vuelta when you could be on a beach or earning media cash...unless you are Spanish.

You win the Giro as well? Why go ride in 35 degree heat in Spain when you are already a legend...
Because it is the only way to get the badger off your back. :D
 

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