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Fabian Cancellara the tt GOAT??

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That man can TT...

After another dominating display of power, you have to wonder, Is he the best ever ITTer in the history of the race??

Would he be bested, by a prime Induraina, prime Armstrong, Anquetil or Merckxs?
 
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It's impossible to objectively compare riders from different eras, but Spartacus is certainly worthy of mention with the riders you named. A classy guy who is also a huge asset to his team.
 
Belokki said:
That man can TT...

After another dominating display of power, you have to wonder, Is he the best ever ITTer in the history of the race??

Would he be bested, by a prime Induraina, prime Armstrong, Anquetil or Merckxs?

I actually own a time machine, and have performed the experiment of taking several riders in their primes and racing them against each other in a closed-circuit TT (don't worry, I drugged them afterwords so that they'd forget when they went back to their times and wouldn't change the present with their knowledge). Indeed, Cancellara won.

But the real surprise was that Jacky Durand got second!! WTF?
 
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skidmark said:
I actually own a time machine, and have performed the experiment of taking several riders in their primes and racing them against each other in a closed-circuit TT (don't worry, I drugged them afterwords so that they'd forget when they went back to their times and wouldn't change the present with their knowledge). Indeed, Cancellara won.

But the real surprise was that Jacky Durand got second!! WTF?

so cool, and Jacky just never tried to even go hard at the TT
 
Belokki said:
That man can TT...

After another dominating display of power, you have to wonder, Is he the best ever ITTer in the history of the race??

Would he be bested, by a prime Induraina, prime Armstrong, Anquetil or Merckxs?
Meh

I dobut Cancellara would even win today if Menchov had the same circumstances as Cancellara (lot less headwind)
 
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Can't compare with riders of other era's but no doubt, he's the man on top today and for sure deserves to be mentioned with all the other greats.


What was that barely audible mechanical whining sound though? Does he have a wheel bearing going bad or something? ;)
 
i think so.

The bit that impreses me most is the olympic 08 and world 09.

In the worlds 09 not only did he win by 1 and a half minutes, drag his teamate larson into 2nd, beating everyone else by 3 mins, but he did it saving enough energy to go to the road race and blow the race apart, coming 5th eventualy.

In the olympics i cant remember which one came first or how far apart they were but he won the tt and got bronze/ silver (dont know if rebelin was dqd or not) in the road race.

That is what is most impresive.
 
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did anybody check for a motor?................oh yeah, that was what was on the saddle. Spartacus will go down as the perennial tt specialist of this cycling era.
 
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I hope Tom Boonen starts to train for time trials, he has already stated that he wanted to train for them in the near future.

Boonen and Cancellara share many similarities, so it wouldn't be beyond the realm of possibility. Although chances of Boonen ever beating Cancellara in a time trial are close to zero, I'd like to see it happen. ;)

It would be great to see these guys fight it out on the cobbles and in time trials.
 

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I've been a fan of cycling for a very long time, and have always prefered guys who clearly knew how to race their bike, not necessarily the strongest guy, but those with a real nose for the line- Boogerd, Dekker, Bettini, Argentin, Bartoli, Rebellin etc....real bike racers.

For the most part, TT specialist are worthless bike racers.....BUT I do like FC a lot, he's got a tonne of class.

ET
 
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eurotrash said:
I've been a fan of cycling for a very long time, and have always prefered guys who clearly knew how to race their bike, not necessarily the strongest guy, but those with a real nose for the line- Boogerd, Dekker, Bettini, Argentin, Bartoli, Rebellin etc....real bike racers.

For the most part, TT specialist are worthless bike racers.....BUT I do like FC a lot, he's got a tonne of class.

ET

wtf?

And what about Indurain, Eddy, Lemond?

Yeah, real fan of cycling.
 

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wtf?

And what about Indurain, Eddy, Lemond?

Yeah, real fan of cycling.

Just in case this isn't sarcasm...

My list wasn't intended to be comprehensive, but Indurain wouldn't of made it anyway- he was a tour specialist (automatic out for me), besides he won those tours by being head and shoulders stronger than everyone esle, not a better bike racer. Lemond makes the list, but I am too young to have EM on it.
 
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eurotrash said:
Just in case this isn't sarcasm...

My list wasn't intended to be comprehensive, but Indurain wouldn't of made it anyway- he was a tour specialist (automatic out for me), besides he won those tours by being head and shoulders stronger than everyone esle, not a better bike racer. Lemond makes the list, but I am too young to have EM on it.

EM doesn't make it cause you aren't old enough, but Argentin and Bartoli do. Hmmmm, you stumped me cycling fan.
 

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EM doesn't make it cause you aren't old enough, but Argentin and Bartoli do. Hmmmm, you stumped me cycling fan.



Lemond won his last race in '92, Argentin in '94, Bartoli in '03 and Merckx in '77, where is the confusion?
 
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Cancellara definitely knows how to race. I think his ability at the classics and rolling against the clock matches up with anyone in history.
 
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Lemond won his last race in '92, Argentin in '94, Bartoli in '03 and Merckx in '77, where is the confusion?

Bartoli? Which one? The great one....Gino, or the other?

You think you just roll on in a Paris Roubaix and then sprint at the end? You have to know how to race.

btw, what are your credentials?
 

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