Willy_Voet said:Andrea Tafi: Roubaix '99 and Lombardy '96. In fact, he was going so fast up the hills in Lombardy, he had to hit the brakes on one of the turns. Quite comical in retrospect. But then again, Mapei had the best trainers, doctors, etc.
edit: I personally think Cancellara could win any classic he rides, provided issues related to "The Clinic" don't cause any problems.
I remember Tafi as an outright domestique riding tempo in Flanders, Roubaix etc. Then he was winning them. That was then this is now. Even today when i'm riding in a cross or head win I think off him and his style during his domestique days. I admitt it impressed me!!