Cyclists who've podiumed all 5 monuments

Germain Derycke's as close as anybody could be outside of these - lack of Lombardia is a gaping hole in the palmarès, since he won all of the other four monuments (and La Flèche Wallonne) as well as two podiums at the Worlds, but only even entered the Foglie Morte once.
 
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Seems like a job for Van Aert. He's only won one, but podiumed 3 others + WCC already. Only Lombardia is still missing from his "podium palmares".
That's another interesting discussion - how good are the chances of this generation's riders?

Van Aert is unquestionably the most likely, especially with Sormano having seemingly been exiled from Lombardia.
Pogacar is at two out of five and really should have netted a third at Ronde this year. He wasn't far off at Sanremo either and has proven he can go well on the Roubaix cobbles, but it mainly depends on how interested he is in these monuments that suit him less.
Van der Poel has made the top-10 in all five and the top-3 in three, but he'd have to improve on the slightly longer climbs to add Liège and especially Lombardia to his tally.
Alaphilippe is also at three out of five. Ronde seems possible, but he's never so much as started Roubaix and even if he were to target it, it probably suits him about as well as Lombardia does Van der Poel.
Evenepoel has little to no chance as someone who, by his own admission, hates and is bad at riding on cobbles.
Pidcock is allround enough to go well in all five, but at present his ceiling is too low to expect he ends up with a podium in each one of them.

Everyone else you might consider has either missed any chance they might have had due to their career decisions (e.g. Kwiatkowski or Sagan) or is too young to reasonably assess.
 
That's another interesting discussion - how good are the chances of this generation's riders?

Van Aert is unquestionably the most likely, especially with Sormano having seemingly been exiled from Lombardia.
Pogacar is at two out of five and really should have netted a third at Ronde this year. He wasn't far off at Sanremo either and has proven he can go well on the Roubaix cobbles, but it mainly depends on how interested he is in these monuments that suit him less.
Van der Poel has made the top-10 in all five and the top-3 in three, but he'd have to improve on the slightly longer climbs to add Liège and especially Lombardia to his tally.
Alaphilippe is also at three out of five. Ronde seems possible, but he's never so much as started Roubaix and even if he were to target it, it probably suits him about as well as Lombardia does Van der Poel.
Evenepoel has little to no chance as someone who, by his own admission, hates and is bad at riding on cobbles.
Pidcock is allround enough to go well in all five, but at present his ceiling is too low to expect he ends up with a podium in each one of them.

Everyone else you might consider has either missed any chance they might have had due to their career decisions (e.g. Kwiatkowski or Sagan) or is too young to reasonably assess.
Great write up.

Can only add Mohoric and Girmay to the list of outsiders with a faint chance if they improve in a few areas. Magnus Sheffield is a potential superstar classics rider but not seen enough climbing evidence to think he can get close in the hilly monuments.
 
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Well, we all know what happened to the other Belgian rider you tried to ridicule.

That's another interesting discussion - how good are the chances of this generation's riders?

Van Aert is unquestionably the most likely, especially with Sormano having seemingly been exiled from Lombardia.
Pogacar is at two out of five and really should have netted a third at Ronde this year. He wasn't far off at Sanremo either and has proven he can go well on the Roubaix cobbles, but it mainly depends on how interested he is in these monuments that suit him less.
Van der Poel has made the top-10 in all five and the top-3 in three, but he'd have to improve on the slightly longer climbs to add Liège and especially Lombardia to his tally.
Alaphilippe is also at three out of five. Ronde seems possible, but he's never so much as started Roubaix and even if he were to target it, it probably suits him about as well as Lombardia does Van der Poel.
Evenepoel has little to no chance as someone who, by his own admission, hates and is bad at riding on cobbles.
Pidcock is allround enough to go well in all five, but at present his ceiling is too low to expect he ends up with a podium in each one of them.

Everyone else you might consider has either missed any chance they might have had due to their career decisions (e.g. Kwiatkowski or Sagan) or is too young to reasonably assess.
I think Evenepoel has the potential to outdo Alaphilippe. But not under current conditions. But let's say he wins the only races he really still wants to win (TDF, Giro, Lombardia, after already having won WCC, Liège and Vuelta) in the coming years. He might want to take a sniff at some other races. I think he has the engine to do both RVV and Roubaix, but currently he lacks the technique and (for Roubaix) the kilo's. I wouldn't put it beyond him to -one day- ditch GT racing and expand his palmares in other ways.
 
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