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Best sprinter of 2017

Best sprinter of 2017

  • Kittel

    Votes: 73 78.5%
  • Gaviria

    Votes: 13 14.0%
  • Greipel

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Demare

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Viviani

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • Sagan

    Votes: 10 10.8%
  • Ewan

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Groenewegen

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    93
At the end of the day, the tdf is the pinnacle for the sprinter - and Kittel dominated a very impressive field. He's in a league of his own at present.

Gaviria obviously stepped up from potential to actual in the Giro. I thought Demare stepped up a peg in 2017 too. Greipel unfortunately stepped down.

Ewan and Groenewegen both had good years, but are still ripening.

Sagan is Sagan ~ don't think he belongs in this category.
 
It depends. You could say sagan is the best sprinter because he is a sprinter who besides being that is also capable of winning harder races. However if we only talk about top end speed there is seriously no way you could argue against kittel.
 
Mozart92 said:
So far I'd say Kittel. If Gaviria wins in Bergen then it's him.

Why would that change anything? Besides Gaviria only Sagan and Viviani races there from the worlds top 10 sprinters. Gaviria might have had a betters season as a all-round cyclist if he wins the worlds for sure, but Kittel will still be the best sprinter of 2017 by a huge margin.
 
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scapewalker said:
Who is your pick?

A case can be made for Kittel, Gaviria an Sagan (if you count him as a sprinter) in my opinion.

Ewan did well but i feel like he had more in him and didn't quite get it together yet.

Change the title to Best NEW sprinter of 2017.. Marcel Kittel was the best and everyone knows it for 2017. End of story.