Cyclists who “own” a particular climb or stretch of road

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Nibali - Civiglio
Came to post this. I'm not quite sure how regularly that side of Civiglio was actually used in Lombardia prior to the 2015 route change but ever since the amount of memories I have of Nibali on that climb is remarkable. Not only because he won the race twice on that climb (or rather descent actually) but also because he was in the center of attention in 2018 too and then again put on a show in the 2019 giro. For me it felt genuinely weird to watch last years Lombardia and Nibali not being up there becuase he has simply always been there when I watched that climb before.
 
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On top of my head

Pantani: Alpe d Huez
Riis: Hautacam
Armstrong: Sestriere,
Contador: Verbier
Angliru: Heras
Ullrich: Arcalis
Basso: Monte Bondonne
Froome: Colle delle Finestre
Merkxz: Puy de Dome
Why? Merckx never won on Puy de Dome in TDF and lost time there to Thevenet in 75 and Ocana in 71
 
On top of my head

Pantani: Alpe d Huez
Riis: Hautacam
Armstrong: Sestriere,
Contador: Verbier
Angliru: Heras
Ullrich: Arcalis
Basso: Monte Bondonne
Froome: Colle delle Finestre
Merkxz: Puy de Dome
I don't know if I agree. Most of those picks are basically just one single super impressive performance by a rider on a particular climb. I mean has Froome even ridden the Finestre more than once in a pro race? Or can you claim Heras owns the Angliru if he has won there once, while Contador has won there twice?
 

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