- Mar 11, 2009
Belokki said:perfect all- rounder:Eddy Merckxs even though he was cought doping twice
Perfect stage racer:Lance Armstrong
1: Lance Armstrong: 7 Tours, Worlds, Critérium du Dauphiné Libérés,Tour de Suisse,La Flèche Wallonne among others( palmares 107 victories)
(little races don't mean **** compared to the Tour de France!) Pray tell me would you win the Norvegian championship 15 times or win the World Cup of footbal once!? And don't get cute with me that cycing is not footbal, but the difference betwen races is huge!!
2. Eddy Merckx... (why 2nd?: didn't see him race + he was cought doping 2 times, but he has an outstanding record of over 500 wins that can't be counted out, admire his attacking mentality)
3. Jan Ullrich: A true diesel and a great champion...he would be hailed as one of the greats if not for Lance! He could have taken on the greats of old any day, still has a palmares most would only dream of... a Tour and a Vuelta...
4. Miguel Indurain: 5 Tour in a row and 2 Giro's in modern times is a huge acomplishment, other than that he was the the nicest champion of them all...
5. Alberto Contador in a close battle...: Seems to be a replica of Lance in style and team tactics, only e participates in more stage races other than that of the Tour... Already a has a great palmares with one of each of the Grand Tours among a load of other smaller stage races and could easily move up in my list in time... a future great!
Armstrong #1 and #2 Merckx why such sacrilege?
I wouldn't even rank Armstong in the top 10. He gets #1 for best Tour rider but not for Greatest rider of all time. Merckx has 11 GT wins to Armstrongs 7. If we are talking just Tour Merckx also holds the the record for most Tour stage wins and days in yellow plus in in his first Tour Merckx won every jersey and six stages. Let alone being world champion 3 times and 28 victorys in the classics.