Last great rider without a victory.

Last to taste victory this season

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Same as team thread only 10 riders carefully selected based on previous seasons.

Contador, Valverde, Cavendish (2) Greipel and of course Slagter, have all shown tremendous class to grind out a victory already, despite being in warmup mode.

So to praise those who do turn it up even when only at 60%, and shame those who won't, which of the heavyweights of our sport will be the last to score a victory this season (looking at Nibalis 2011 season, perhaps not even score 1 at all)

Andy Schleck did not make the list purely on the basis that everyone would vote for him rendering the thread a waste of my time.

Hejsedal did not make the list on a coin toss from Nibali, and also because I thought too many people may vote for him.
 
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The Hitch said:
Andy Schleck did not make the list purely on the basis that everyone would vote for him rendering the thread a waste of my time.
That was good for a lol.

I think Wiggins, btw does a team time trial win actually count for this?

I think it'll also take a while for nibali and froome although nibali should win at least a stage in the giro.
 
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I voted Cadel. I think he will take a victory somewhere around March to April. He may take a little longer to get his form back up.
 
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Froome or Wiggins, I'll go with Froome since he isn't peaking until the Tour. I could also see it being Evans, if he really is past his prime.
 
Timmy-loves-Rabo said:
I think so to. I also dont consider t.martin a great rider, but granted with TT he is I guess.
Who would you have in his place. There had to be 10 and Contador Valverde and Cav who are possibly the first 3 names that come into ones head are gone.

Hejsedal maybe. Samuel Sanchez but hes just coming back from a lost season. EBH and Degenkolb not there yet.

I dont see anyone else who could challenge the 2 time defending tt champion and winner of what has to by now be about half a dozen stage races including some wt ones.


auscyclefan94 said:
I voted Cadel. I think he will take a victory somewhere around March to April. He may take a little longer to get his form back up.
If he wins in March I dont think hell lose this. Nibali will probably need to do it in some 1 day race somewhere, Rodriguez often takes a while to warmup, god knows when Wiggins will ride his first tt and Froome has never shown anything outside a gt (except ott which isnt here)
 
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The Hitch said:
Andy Schleck did not make the list purely on the basis that everyone would vote for him rendering the thread a waste of my time.
At least you forgot to take Evans out, he'll do for now :D
 
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As much as I do not like saying it there is a real possibility that Evans is so far past his best he might not win another race.

I think all the others will win something sometime in the future.
 
Mad Elephant Man said:
As much as I do not like saying it there is a real possibility that Evans is so far past his best he might not win another race.

I think all the others will win something sometime in the future.
Yes. That is why I voted Evans. Froome is close second though I think.
 
Agree - very good list of riders. Froome and Evans stand out for me. Hard to choose between them, but I'm gonna go with Evans - I can actually see him going the entire season without winning if he's really on a decline.
 
Yes, a good poll.

Evans is old.
Evans is a declining force.
He has never been the most prolific winner compared to others on the list.
And his targets are likely to be later on this season anyway.

So I vote for him.
 
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Mad Elephant Man said:
As much as I do not like saying it there is a real possibility that Evans is so far past his best he might not win another race.

I think all the others will win something sometime in the future.
A bit dramatic, don't you think? Calm down people. While I believe that he is past his best, he is still a very very good rider. 3 months of illness and another 3 resting and training for 2013 should set him up quite well. He will be fresh.
 
Obviously between Cadel & Froome.

Cadel will be winless this season and Froome will also struggle this season, but will have a remote possibility of a stage win in the Tour or Dauphine.

So the vote goes to Cadel.
 
the asian said:
Obviously between Cadel & Froome.

Cadel will be winless this season and Froome will also struggle this season, but will have a remote possibility of a stage win in the Tour or Dauphine.

So the vote goes to Cadel.
I'm very confident Froome will win something at the Tour, but he might not win anything until then.
 

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