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Who are the best Domestiques in the peloton?

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Mar 15, 2009
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darv123 said:
Contador at this years TDF.

Could be true. Normaly in the first stage Contador will wesring the yellow Jersey. Normaly Armstrong will take part to the TdF ( if he will not be - finally- prooved as the biggest doper). So, normaly Contador -at Bruynie and LA orders- will bring bottles with water or whatever Bruynie' will put in those bottles. Normaly. He did once with Rubiera. Respect to the Yellow Jersey? What? We are talking about Lance-John-Gotti, il capo, he have other standards! You don't agree with that? Then ''you don't worth the chair you ....":D
 
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I suspect that most domestiques deserve a level of respect that they almost never get... but I only know one domestique, and since I have an idea of the incredible sacrifice and equivalent pride that he puts into his riding, my vote goes to Michael Barry.
 
Apr 1, 2009
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I read on the thread about true domestiques vs. riders that can be domestiques and leaders. The likes of Voigt, Hincapie, and Kloden are part of the latter group. Also depends on who gets the media exposure. For example Horner is a hell of a helper, he can ride and he is smart. Armstrong praised Horner?s attention to the race dynamics in the first stage of the ToC. Evans probably lost the tour by not having Horner as his wingman. Horner does not get the press than others do.
I think the more relevant question is who can be a leader on a team. With that on mind anybody else is left to the role of helper.
 
Dr. Wattini said:
I read on the thread about true domestiques vs. riders that can be domestiques and leaders. The likes of Voigt, Hincapie, and Kloden are part of the latter group. Also depends on who gets the media exposure. For example Horner is a hell of a helper, he can ride and he is smart. Armstrong praised Horner?s attention to the race dynamics in the first stage of the ToC. Evans probably lost the tour by not having Horner as his wingman. Horner does not get the press than others do.
I think the more relevant question is who can be a leader on a team. With that on mind anybody else is left to the role of helper.

WORD on Horner. I can't think of another rider who ever carried someone on their back either as Horner did last summer at Cascade!
 
Apr 1, 2009
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Chaos,
I know there are pictures of it somewhere in cyberspace. I don't think you will see many of the big european cycling egocentrics doing what Horner did at Cascade
 
Dr. Wattini said:
Chaos,
I know there are pictures of it somewhere in cyberspace. I don't think you will see many of the big european cycling egocentrics doing what Horner did at Cascade

I have the picture somewhere but I don't feel like looking through my "chaotic" cycling picture files.

it's pretty damn cool, non-the less.
 
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baltyk_gdynia said:
Chechu Rubiera. He kicks ***
For me the best moment of the Tour was in 2003 when Lance had some problems ;) on the stage to Luz Ardiden and Chechu was the man to pull him up and on one of the turns, when Lance joined him after his fall, Chechu made a very significant gesture, like "calm down Lance", that was amazing :D

Gotta second the vote for Rubiera...the whole Blue Train was awesome in those days...Hincapie, Ekimov, Padrnos, Pena, etc., but he's the guy who's still pullin' hard and he's never gotten much if any personal glory.
 
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bikenrunnwt said:
Here is the photo!

http://www.velonews.com/photo/80094

He picked up the rider 2km from the summit finish and still only finished 9 minutes down on the stage winner (and ahead of 1/3 of the field!).

Pretty impressive in my books.

Very. Btw the rider Horner carried was Bill Demong, he won 5 Nordic combined races this year, landed 3rd spot on the WC-standings in combined
 
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2 Dutch guys come to mind immediately when I see this thread

- Bram Tankink, from Rabobank
- Steven de Jongh, from Quick Step

Steven's labsence in the spring season is a great loss for Quick Step