flicker said:The Giro is a tough race. I don't know if it is harder then the tour, I don't think Le Mond won it but he did win the tour 3 times. Ask the athletes. The Italians give it there all and they have not won for a few years which tells me its tough. Menchov was burned out at the tour. I think Merckx has won the Giro and tour in the same year but then again he is Merckx no one else compares except Coppi and Anquentil.
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Merckx is Merckx, noone even come close to comparing.