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Post AC - who to cheer for?

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Now that Contador has retired, in which rider should I emoti

  • Landa - strong climber, hints of panache, AC-approved, team leader next year

    Votes: 26 25.7%
  • Quintana - surely he'll return to form and beat Froome via attacks in style, right?

    Votes: 5 5.0%
  • Chavito

    Votes: 9 8.9%
  • Superman Lopez

    Votes: 14 13.9%
  • Zakarin

    Votes: 4 4.0%
  • Dumoulin - took a dump and won the Giro but a bit like Froome 2.0

    Votes: 14 13.9%
  • Bardet - openly admitted he's not willing to put in the work to excel at the TT - not exactly the at

    Votes: 4 4.0%
  • Nibali - a bit like becoming a Contador fane in April 2015

    Votes: 11 10.9%
  • Mas - play the long game

    Votes: 11 10.9%
  • Aru - that pain face though

    Votes: 3 3.0%

  • Total voters

Dekker_Tifosi said:
Obviously there can only be one.

Thanks, I wanted someone to replace my love for the Great Haimar.
Contador has retired but there's still the Vino option no ??

on a more serious note : Mas hasn't proven anything yet so I'll see, but because of his work for Alberto on Angliru he has of course his chances I'll be rooting for him, Zakarin, Nibali, MAL, Landa... the others no...

Lequack said:
People like Alberto Contador don't just hide in the peloton for years and then slowly emerge. You can see them coming a mile away, so if there was another Contador hiding in the midst we'd already know about it.

Yeah Froome is the only one I've seen hide in the peloton for years, in my 67 years on this earth!
To clarify, while I don't own this thread and there are many of us in the same position, since some seem to think my intentions are misguided, I'll clarify. I'm not looking for a replacement for AC; I'm looking for a new rider that will inspire me to get up early to wade through streams looking for one that works, someone to get me so jacked up I hit the canyon climb a second or third time in a row. Of course I'll continue watching a continue routing for various riders and be open to anyone's heroics. I confess to even having cheered for Froome in in the 2012 Tour and when he attacked on the descent in 2015 and attacked with Sagan again in 2015. But I like protagonist-centered drama, and, again, I'm looking for a new protagonist to over-invest in.

I'm leaning Landa or MAL. I already like them. I love Nibali too but I think my fandom has fully matured at this point barring something amazing.
I don't think I know yet. I'm neutral to most big GT GC names now, although maybe I prefer some to others.
If Barguil or Fernandez can show some competence in leading in near future, they are my horses, I like them but I can understand they're not qualified as worthy options here. Mas needs to show me more of his traits.