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Who are your least favourite people involved with cycling:
Remember no doping related chat! But for issues of sportsmanship and bad journalism etc.

My honorable mentions are:

Laurent Jalibert (Don't need to explain too much do i, if not look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL2HqyhJxw4

Nibali: Throwing water bottles, blocking Kruijswijk into the barrier on stage 18 of the giro, holding team cars and attacking Froome during a Mechanical.

Aru: Just seems like one from others riders' interviews, look at what Greg Henderson had to say about him.

Nacer Bouhani: even on hilly stages wears a skin suit and therefore he teamates have to carry everything for him.
and he has been known to be pushed up a climb.

Any others?
 
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Froome for trying to appear morally superior every time he gets the chance. And because he looks ugly on the bike and always waits for the final climb to attack. He's no Nibali or Contador. He's also crap in one-day races.

Valverde because he's happy with second or third places and isn't willing to risk his podium place for a win... Often wheelsucks as well. He's no Nibali or Contador...
 
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Valv.Piti said:
1. G. Thomas
2. Mauke Bollema
3. Laurens ten Dam
4. Chris Anker Sørensen
5. Cavendish
a very good list, although I'd add froome to it as number 1 for his ugly style on the bike alone. zakarin for that same reason could be added to but at least he's less of a douche
 
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El Pistolero said:
Froome for trying to appear morally superior every time he gets the chance. And because he looks ugly on the bike and always waits for the final climb to attack. He's no Nibali or Contador. He's also crap in one-day races.

Valverde because he's happy with second or third places and isn't willing to risk his podium place for a win... Often wheelsucks as well. He's no Nibali or Contador...
When was the last time Froome actually needed to make up time and was actually still in the race? There's no point attacking with 80km to go if you're already leading. Instead, Froome is more than happy to attack despite being in the race lead and not needing to attack.

And as he showed in Romandie, he's not afraid to attack from far out.
 
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StryderHells said:
Ryo Hazuki said:
not to mention porte's iq is supposedly below 80 I heard on tv and I do believe it
And even if his IQ is below 80 (which I doubt as that would rank him as "Borderline ***" in IQ tests) why does it matter?
it wouldn't matter if he was at least friendly. edited by mod
 
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PremierAndrew said:
El Pistolero said:
Froome for trying to appear morally superior every time he gets the chance. And because he looks ugly on the bike and always waits for the final climb to attack. He's no Nibali or Contador. He's also crap in one-day races.

Valverde because he's happy with second or third places and isn't willing to risk his podium place for a win... Often wheelsucks as well. He's no Nibali or Contador...
When was the last time Froome actually needed to make up time and was actually still in the race? There's no point attacking with 80km to go if you're already leading. Instead, Froome is more than happy to attack despite being in the race lead and not needing to attack.

And as he showed in Romandie, he's not afraid to attack from far out.
he had a couple of vuelta's in which he should've attacked from far out but didn't do so
 
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PremierAndrew said:
Kennaugh and Bouhanni are both up there for me for various reasons

Nibali is an utter tool but I do enjoy his style of racing

Also, no doping related chat in the OP and then say Jalabert for his comments on Froome...
I meant don't say riders or ex riders because of their doping eg Lance.
Jalabert's was on the grounds of disgraceful journalism.
 
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How can you dislike nibali or Aru? If your argument isn't a clinic one.

Without these 2 guys, 50% of the races are boring as ***. Be grateful they exist.
 
Definitely opened a can of worms.

Let's have valid reasons other than riders winning (and being on Sky) or their style not being attractive.

Warren Barguil for taking Thomas out?

How could i forget Wiggins is perfect for this.
 
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Red Rick said:
It would be highly appreciated if you'd stop the mental disability talk. Criticize the riding, not mental ability.
It's an important factor to determine his riding, his mind is deciding it so if Porte has something wrong in his head that might explain it.

Seems like a nice guy though
 
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Oliwright said:
Definitely opened a can of worms.

Let's have valid reasons other than riders winning (and being on Sky) or their style not being attractive.

Warren Barguil for taking Thomas out?

How could i forget Wiggins is perfect for this.
How is that not a valid reason? I watch cycling to be entertained, not to have my eyes poked out.
 
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