I'd say for the first 5": Bettini, Boonen, Zabel, van Petegem, Rebellin.dimspace said:wouldnt have gilbert on that list, or di luca, or cancellara... rebellin and freire are maybes
Possibly even O'Grady would be more deserving that di luca, cance and freire..
That sprinter title won't stay for long, by the looking of the dominant force in bunch sprints today!nslckevin said:Seriously? Didn't some other guy win the tour six years in a rows starting in 2000?
Agreed on the sprinter and time trialist though.
If Devolder is a yes, Gilbert certainly is: Lombardia, 2x Paris-Tours, 2x Het Volk, Piemonte, Top 5 in Sanremo, LBL, Amstel, & RVV, Virtual 2009 World Cup Winner.dimspace said:some strange choices in there...
Damiano Cunego = yes, three lombardias
Philippe Gilbert = joke right??
Paolo Bettini = Deffo, only PR and RvV short of the full set
Danilo Di Luca = Erm...? Why
Davide Rebellin = Not sure iD have him on the list either
Fabian Cancellara = Nope.. wouldnt have him on the list either
Óscar Freire = maybe
Tom Boonen = Yes, obviously
Stijn Devolder = Yes - definately
Alejandro Valverde = For LbL yes..
wouldnt have gilbert on that list, or di luca, or cancellara... rebellin and freire are maybes
but gilbert you are looking at maybe 1 or 2 years at the end of the decade.. now ask this question again in 2019 about the period 2009-2018 then gilbert will almost certainly be in there...il_fiammingo said:If Devolder is a yes, Gilbert certainly is: Lombardia, 2x Paris-Tours, 2x Het Volk, Piemonte, Top 5 in Sanremo, LBL, Amstel, & RVV, Virtual 2009 World Cup Winner.
Ballan is missing in the list (WC, RvV, Hamburg, Top 5 PR, San Sebastian).
so zabel was riding competitavely from 2000-2006 (ilver world champ in 2006) thats over half the decade...Buffalo Soldier said:Both Museeuw & Zabel were at best between 1995-2004, not 2000-2009...
Last decade: Bettini or Boonen
oh that wasnt in order... that was just what i think the ten should have beencyclegeek said:Good list! I still think Musseuw but close over Zabel.
+1......................ak-zaaf said:I'd say for the first 5": Bettini, Boonen, Zabel, van Petegem, Rebellin.
But O'Grady for winning Roubaix once?
Freire did Sanremo and the worlds twice this decade, he won Gent - Wevelgem and the Hamburg classic and got 3 wins in the Brabantse Pijl.
Di Luca....Lombardy, LBL, AGR, Fleche Wallone, Emilia, Milano - Torino...
Rebellin won AGR, FW and LBL in one week, that's huge no matter how you do it.
Museeuw should also be on there. Twice Paris-Roubaix, the Hamburg classic and Omloop het Volk this decade.
I don't know about Bartoli. I like to think his career was ended on the Redoute in '99
Boogerd could also be added (at least above Gilbert and Canc)
He only won the Brabantse Pijl twice, but has so many podiums in Lombardy, AGR and LBL he should be considered as one of the best one day racers of this decade.
To avoid 3 more topics:
Stage racer: Contador
Good list.dimspace said:Zabel
how about that?
i dont think it would be such a one sided vote with those ten..
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