Thanks for the correction on Lemond. I thought he never tried it but looks like i was wrong.Mambo95 said:Is that the same LeMond who came 3rd in '85 and 4th in '86, or a different one?
It depends what you consider 'great'. Even though he only won it once, I'd consider Zoetemelk 'great' and he never touch the Giro (and only the Vuelta twice). Similarly, Poulidor - no Giros that I can see. Plenty of others too.
Many posters on here often suggest that 'Rider X' should miss the Tour because they can't win and focus on the 'easier' Giro and Vuelta. If they're thinking it, you can be sure that some cyclists are thinking it.
As to Nibali, I think he really wants to win the Giro (as all Italians do, except Basso, who's 'been there, done that')
As for poupou well he won the Vuelta didnt he and the Vuelta and Giro are one and the same in this discussion.