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Favorite Rider: Robert Millar, king Kelly, Lucien Van Impe, Contador, Samu Sanchez, Paul Kimmage.
Favorite Team: "Z", La Vie Clair, Garmin
Favorite Race: Paris Roubaix, Ronde Van Vlandaaren, Giro D'Italia
Favorite cycling moment: Robert miller winning up to Guzet Niege, Colle del Finnestre in the Giro a couple of years back...fantastic, Hinualt winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege in the snow in 1980
Favorite cycling specialization: Climbing
Favorite climb: Galibier,Tourmalet, Ventoux, Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo, Colle del Finnestre (all that Strade Bianci), Alpe D'Huez, Koppenberg
 
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Favorite Rider: Jens Voigt, Andrei Tchmil
Favorite Team: Saxo Bank
Favorite Races: Northern Classics
Favorite cycling moment: Andrei Tchmil's attack on the Bosberg to win the 2000 edition of de Ronde.
Favorite cycling specialization: Northern Classics
Favorite climb: Muur van Geraardsbergen
 
My favourites...

Favorite Rider: Boonen, Merckx
Favorite Team: Cervelo Test
Favorite Race: Paris Roubaix
Favorite cycling moment: Nicole Cooke Olympic Road Race 2008
Favorite cycling specialization: Mountains
Favorite climb: Col du Tourmalet
 
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Rider - Mark Cavendish of current riders. Big Lemond and Hampsten fan.

Team - Garmin

Race- Dauphine Libere

Cycling Moment - Greg Lemond's TDF win in 1989

Climb: Stelvio Pass
 
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Favourite Rider: Mick Rogers, Gerdemann, McEwan, Cavendish, Thomas Dekker, pretty much everyone from Saxo Bank
Favourite Team: Saxo Bank
Favourite Race: TdF
Favourite Cycling moment: Sastre's ride up Alpe D'Huez on 08.
 
Current active fave riders: Valverde, Flecha, Horner, Leipheimer, Sammy Sanchez, Cobo, Ballan, Van Avermaet, Contador, Friere, Cancellara

Never been one to be a big fan of a specific team (just particular riders), but if I had to pick one I guess I'd probably have to say Caisse d'Epargne at this moment, with Rabobank, Astana, and Euskatel coming next in some order.

Favorite races: Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Amstel Gold, Tour of Flanders, and the Grand Tours

Moment: There are a bunch but the 1st that came to mind was the finish up the Mur de huy at Flèche in 2006.
 
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Favorite Rider: Andy Hampsten, Tyler Hamilton (met and rode with him once while riding in Massachusetts), Marco Pantani, Alejandro Valverde
Favorite Team: 7-Eleven, Illes Balears (best team jersey ever)
Favorite Race: Tour, Giro, Vuelta, Tour of the Gila
Favorite cycling moment: Hampsten taking the pink jersey on the Gavia, 1988
Favorite cycling specialization: Mountains
Favorite climb: all of them--the harder the better
 
Mar 17, 2009
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Favourite Riders: Bernard Hinault, Robert Millar, Graeme Obree, Jacques Anquetil, Ivan Basso, Jens Voigt, Sylvain Chavenel and Stephane Auge.
Favourite Race: Paris-Nice, Dauphine Libre, Giro, The Tour, Paris-Roubaix.
Favourite Cycling Moment Fillppo Simeoni winning the Italian RR championship last year.
 
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Favourite Rider - past Javier Otxoa, present- Carlos Sastre
Favourite Team - Mercatone Uno ( I'm mad about Bianchi!)
- Mapei
Favourite Race- Paris - Rubaix
Favourite cycling moment - Geting an autograph from Carlos Sastre after the
last stage in Madrid 2007
- reading "Breaking the Chain'' by Willy Voet:D

Favourite cycling spec. - cobbles and climbs
Favourite climb - Angliru
 
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Favourite Riders: Valverde, Armstrong, Popovych
Favourite Cycling Moment: Seeing Popovych guide Lance up the mountains (tdf)
Favourite Team: US Postal / Discovery
 
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Favorite Rider: Lance of course
Favorite Race: Dwars de Vlanderardenen
Favorite Doctor: Dave Bruylandts
Favorite Director: Johann of course
Favorite Race Moment: Lance single handedly defending the yellow jersey by chasing down Simeoni
 
Favorite Riders: Valverde, Frank Schleck, partially because I feel a kinship with them due to the fact that they were born within a week of me. Also Voigt, Cancellara (god, he can do anything), Andy Schleck, Chavanel.

Favorite Team: Saxo Bank overall. This year I like Cervelo and Caisse alot too.

Favorite Race: TDF of course. Otherwise, Worlds, LBL, Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix, Giro in that order.

Favorite Cycling Moment: On TV, has to be Landis on Stage 17, 2006, tainted as it is. 'Untainted', it might be watching the Olympic RR last year and seeing Cancellara come out of NOWHERE to bridge up with a few km to go. Live, it was seeing the first riders (Rasmussen and Contador) make their way up the switchbacks of Plateau de Beille in 2007 2km from the finish, after waiting all day.

Favorite Cycling Specialization: Mountains, followed by cobbles.

Favorite Climb: To watch: Angrilu. To climb: between the Aubisque and Soulor - friggin' beautiful.
 
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Favorite Riders: Lance Armstrong, Chechu Rubiera (most faithful LT a captain could ever ask for ? and probably the nicest pro rider in history ? smart as hell as well), Contador (love when he accelerates), Ullrich (never quit when Lance was spanking him), Sean Kelly, Christian Vandevelde, Laurent Jalabert (in latter years), and ironically enough "Il Pirata" Pantani ? you had to love his panache.

Favorite Team: US Postal/Discovery (re-incarnated into Astana)

Favorite Races: TDF of course (watched four times in person; Ventoux ? 2002, Morzine & Alpe d'Huez ? 2003, Ballon d'Alsace ? 2005, & Strassbourg ? 2006). Worlds ? saw both Pro Men's TT & Road Race in Salzburg, Austria in 2006. Utterly awesome!!

Favorite Cycling Moment: 1) Listening to my fiance tell me over the phone (she was watching the stage live on TV) that Ullrich and T-Mobile was killing Lance & USPS in 2001 while approaching the Alpe d'Huez (gave me chills as I knew LA was playing "possum". 2)Rasmussen and Contador attacking and counterattacking while making their way up the switchbacks of Plateau de Beille in 2007 3) Watching in disappointment as George Hincapie crashes during Paris-Roubaix. 4) Watching the "Blue Train" of USPS leading Lance up the foothills in TdF, totally decimating the Peloton, rider by rider. Seeing Eki and big George simply shelling out most of Lance's contenders. Any other comparable team in history capable of similar tactics, year after year? 5) Watching Alberto Contador simply ride away from Valverde, Rodriquez (Caisse d'Espargne) & Levi Leipheimer last year on the Angliru. He was friggin' awesome.

Favorite Cycling Specializations: Mountains (by far), TT (mano e mano against the clock ? moment of truth)

Favorite Climbs: To watch: Alpe d'Huez/Zoncalan. To climb: Col du Joux Plane (I personally know now why Lance bonked there ? so did I in 2003. It definitely earns it's HC rating), and Alpe d'Huez (also rode this in 2003, day after TdF rode up ? it was 100 degrees that day. Was no picnic, but it is truly a great mountain to ride ? steeped in so much history.

Hard to capture 100+ years of best. Tried to highlight my favs.
 
Favorite Riders in order: Alberto Contador, Pantani, Ulrich, basso
Team: CSC when Basso was there
Climbs: as long as they finish at top I'm cool with any one
Favorite moment: Contador/Rasmunssen at Plateu de beille, Pantani Armstrong at Mt Ventoux.
Specialist: Climbing, Flats bore the hell out of me.
Least favorite Rider: based on my choice of Favorites you know is LANCE.
 
Favorite Rider: Kirchen, Rogers, Menchov, Vandevelde, Andy Schleck, Cancellara (because he's a big boy like me - gives me hope)
Favorite Team: Columbia, Rabobank
Favorite Race: TdF, Roubaix
Favorite cycling moment: Svein Tuft getting second at the world time trials last year.
Favorite cycling specialization: TT followed by mountains
Favorite climb: Alpe d'huez
 
Favorite Rider: Vicenzo Nibali, Jens Voigt, Matti Breschel, Mick Rogers & Samuel Sanchez
Favorite Team: Team Saxo Bank, Team Columbia-High Road
Favorite Race: Paris-Roubaix without a doubt!
Favorite cycling moment: Bjarne Riis on the shortened stage to Sestrieres in TDF 1996 - also Mapeis dominance in Roubaix the same year.
Favorite cycling specialization: Cobbles and mountain finishes
Favorite climb: Alpe d'huez - still waiting to climb it myself
 
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Favorite Current Riders: Cancellara, Cavendish, Hincapie
Favorite Historic Riders: Kelly, Zabel, Pantani
Least Favourite Riders: Evans (bores me), Landis
Favorite Team: Garmin
Favorite Races: TDF, Paris Roubaix
Favorite cycling moment: Stephen Roche on La Plagne in the 1987 tour... tears to my eyes that day and whenever i think of it
Worst cycling moment: Fabio Casartelli's Death, Riccos drug mess (i really thought nobody could be that stupid, or obvious)
Favorite cycling specialization: Mountains or muddy cobbles
Favorite climb: Ventoux (but alpe d'huez is close)
Favorite commentator: Duffield.. he amuses me even if he does seem to be losing the plot
 
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cyclingnut49 said:
Favorite Riders: Lance Armstrong, Chechu Rubiera (most faithful LT a captain could ever ask for ? and probably the nicest pro rider in history ? smart as hell as well), Contador (love when he accelerates), Ullrich (never quit when Lance was spanking him), Sean Kelly, Christian Vandevelde, Laurent Jalabert (in latter years), and ironically enough "Il Pirata" Pantani ? you had to love his panache.

Favorite Team: US Postal/Discovery (re-incarnated into Astana)

Favorite Races: TDF of course (watched four times in person; Ventoux ? 2002, Morzine & Alpe d'Huez ? 2003, Ballon d'Alsace ? 2005, & Strassbourg ? 2006). Worlds ? saw both Pro Men's TT & Road Race in Salzburg, Austria in 2006. Utterly awesome!!

Favorite Cycling Moment: 1) Listening to my fiance tell me over the phone (she was watching the stage live on TV) that Ullrich and T-Mobile was killing Lance & USPS in 2001 while approaching the Alpe d'Huez (gave me chills as I knew LA was playing "possum". 2)Rasmussen and Contador attacking and counterattacking while making their way up the switchbacks of Plateau de Beille in 2007 3) Watching in disappointment as George Hincapie crashes during Paris-Roubaix. 4) Watching the "Blue Train" of USPS leading Lance up the foothills in TdF, totally decimating the Peloton, rider by rider. Seeing Eki and big George simply shelling out most of Lance's contenders. Any other comparable team in history capable of similar tactics, year after year? 5) Watching Alberto Contador simply ride away from Valverde, Rodriquez (Caisse d'Espargne) & Levi Leipheimer last year on the Angliru. He was friggin' awesome.

Favorite Cycling Specializations: Mountains (by far), TT (mano e mano against the clock ? moment of truth)

Favorite Climbs: To watch: Alpe d'Huez/Zoncalan. To climb: Col du Joux Plane (I personally know now why Lance bonked there ? so did I in 2003. It definitely earns it's HC rating), and Alpe d'Huez (also rode this in 2003, day after TdF rode up ? it was 100 degrees that day. Was no picnic, but it is truly a great mountain to ride ? steeped in so much history.

Hard to capture 100+ years of best. Tried to highlight my favs.

Um, it appears that you aren't familiar with anything prior to the late '90's or early 00's.
 
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Favorite Riders: Sean Yates - man could that guy pedal, Jens Voight - crazy German, Lars Boom - so fast on a cross bike, great haircut Roger Hammond - nuff said, Phillipe Gilbert - Crazy Frog , Roger De Vlaeminck - could do it all, The Badger for his beligerence

Favorite Team: Cervelo

Favorite Race: Autumn/Winter, Cyclocross World Cup Roubaix Spring/Summer, Paris-Roubaix.

Favorite Cycling Moment: Yesterday's MSR. Cav bringing home the result. First British Classic winner for how long?

Favorite Cycling Specialization: Cross.

Favorite Climb: Kemmelberg/anything that I can clean in a cross race!
 
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Thoughtforfood said:
Um, it appears that you aren't familiar with anything prior to the late '90's or early 00's.

Do you think it may have been a wind-up? Surely even Lance/US Postal/DiscoStana fans have some interest in the history of cycling.


But then reading some of the posts on here suggests my faith is misplaced.
 
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Henri Desgrange said:
Do you think it may have been a wind-up? Surely even Lance/US Postal/DiscoStana fans have some interest in the history of cycling.


But then reading some of the posts on here suggests my faith is misplaced.

blimey... youve got to give people a chance....:/

so what if the guys knowledge is late 90's and early 2000's.. hes been to see the tour four times.. isnt that enough.. ;)

My wife was first introduced to the tour by me five years ago.. she had never seen cycling, doesnt even like sport but that summer got addicted watching the tour... shes since seen it live three times (twice in paris, once in london), last year watched her first giro, and vuelta, and a couple of the classics, this year shes watched the whole of the tour down under, qatar, california, the two belgian classics, paris nice, tirreno, and msr yesterday...

what does she know of the history, a little, shes heard of merckx, fignon, she knows about tom simpson, she has a rough idea of what sean kelly has won, but you cant expect everybody to know the history.. i wouldnt consider her less of a fan because she cant tell me the last time the tour went up ventoux, or who the youngest yellow jersey winner was, or how many times merckx won the tour...

someone who started watching us postal etc, of course there knowledge is going to be mainly about that.. i start cycling and watching it in the mid 80's so i missed coppi, Merckx etc, i just know what i know from reading books, watching old films etc...

i hope this doesnt turn into the kinda place where its what you know, not how much you care now.. i thought cycling fans where meant to be a helpful bunch.. i remember in london, my wifes first race, chatting to people, and she was really open about the fact shed only been following cycling a couple of years and everyone helped her, telling her about stuff.. i remember my first club run, turning up on my crappy old road bike, with ex pros, experienced riders, kids women etc and there was no stigma or anything...

lets not go down the road where not knowing the entire history is a bad thing, or where only knowing about 1990 onwards is classed as not being a proper cycling fan... theres nothing worse than elitism... ;)

oh.. just to point out.. cyclingnut is not my wife.. lol...
 
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I have no problem with people being new to the sport, if new people didn't take an interest then there would be no sport. Not knowing isn't the problem, it's the not caring that gets to me, cyclingnut is either a wum (more than likely) or only cares about Lance/USP/DiscoStana, watches the Tour once a year and spends the rest of their free time endlessly masturbating over their US Postal team photo from 2001.
 
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Henri Desgrange said:
Do you think it may have been a wind-up?

I considered the possibility, but decided to stick in a comment either way.