Joaquim Rodriguez retires after 2016

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El Pistolero said:
This Charming Man said:
Started his career with ONCE during the Armstrong Era, Sanuier Duval, etc,. finishes strong with KATUSHA, class act, J-Rod.
Yeah, what a douche-bag Rodriguez is, how dare he be born in 1978, which made him part of the Armstrong era. What an awful crime, what should his punishment be?
A st..rong competitor, in the worls toughest sport. Always copetitive, and attacking... sorry to see jrod retire...but there are other objectives in life.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Asero831 said:
Ferminal said:
Nah I'm actually interested in a discussion regarding his legacy, not what he's having for dinner tonight.

As a top 10 rider of the decade I think that is appropriate.
Which will I drop?

Cancellara
Contador
Valverde
Cavendish
Boonen
Froome
Nibali
Evans
Gilbert
Sagan
Petacchi
Cavendish and Petacchi. Sprinters belong to the track. Nobody wants to see the likes of Usain Bolt jogging for 5 hours to then sprint for 100 meters... Why in cycling then?

On-topic:

Won't miss him. I was glad he lost the Giro and Vuelta. But I'll end on a good note: he seemed like a nice guy off the bike.
What Rodriguez did the most was sprint as well though.
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
El Pistolero said:
Asero831 said:
Ferminal said:
Nah I'm actually interested in a discussion regarding his legacy, not what he's having for dinner tonight.

As a top 10 rider of the decade I think that is appropriate.
Which will I drop?

Cancellara
Contador
Valverde
Cavendish
Boonen
Froome
Nibali
Evans
Gilbert
Sagan
Petacchi
Cavendish and Petacchi. Sprinters belong to the track. Nobody wants to see the likes of Usain Bolt jogging for 5 hours to then sprint for 100 meters... Why in cycling then?

On-topic:

Won't miss him. I was glad he lost the Giro and Vuelta. But I'll end on a good note: he seemed like a nice guy off the bike.
What Rodriguez did the most was sprint as well though.
He still had to survive hills and climbs to get to sprinting in the first place. His Lombardia wins were also two nice solos. If Cav survived the Poggio and Le Manie every time and won MSR 5 or 6 times I'd also give him more credit. But every time the road gets a little bit challenging he gets dropped. He doesn't belong in the top ten, he's not a real racer like the others. He also sucks on the cobbles, he has a very tiny engine. What's worse though: he'll probably win the World Championships twice, while someone like Cancellara never managed to do that. I hate this sport sometimes...
 
This Charming Man said:
El Pistolero said:
This Charming Man said:
Started his career with ONCE during the Armstrong Era, Sanuier Duval, etc,. finishes strong with KATUSHA, class act, J-Rod.
Yeah, what a douche-bag Rodriguez is, how dare he be born in 1978, which made him part of the Armstrong era. What an awful crime, what should his punishment be?
A st..rong competitor, in the worls toughest sport. Always copetitive, and attacking... sorry to see jrod retire...but there are other objectives in life.
So what is the point you are trying to make?
 

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