Who are the best/worst bike handlers in the peloton?

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Oct 21, 2012
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I'd say Nibali, judging by his excellent descending skills and that moment early in last years Tour where he stopped for a flat tyre or something and ended up dropping his domestiques on the chase back to the peloton, dodging through team cars.
 
Alphabet said:
I'd say Nibali, judging by his excellent descending skills and that moment early in last years Tour where he stopped for a flat tyre or something and ended up dropping his domestiques on the chase back to the peloton, dodging through team cars.
He's one of the best in the business. But Sagan, right now, is untouchable.
 
Oct 30, 2011
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Thanks mate.

EDIT: a nice half-hour spent there. Really impressive by both; surprised Laurens Ten Dam managed to stay on his bike.
 
Oct 26, 2012
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Cavedish stage 13 in the giro 2012 was pretty impressive when he nearly got knocked into the barriers mid sprint.
Froome's pretty bad or at least looks bad
 
Jan 24, 2013
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froome looks bad on the bike. Not sure if he is a bad bike handler though. Both he and gesink look like they're about to collapse from fatigue on the bike!
 
Oct 30, 2011
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gruppeto993 said:
froome looks bad on the bike. Not sure if he is a bad bike handler though. Both he and gesink look like they're about to collapse from fatigue on the bike!
Froome, Gesink and the Schlecks are just the absolute worst shape, too. Tall and skinny means the centre of gravity is so much high than for a stockier guy like Contador or Nibali.
 
burning said:
Vantournout was pretty bad on that occasion as well, but I think he would still lose regardless of that incident
As if I were talking about one particular occasion ...


But well, a board with 15 threads on Bore on page 1 in early February is certainly not a place where I can be understood.
 
Jul 10, 2010
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gruppeto993 said:
The title is self explanatory. List the best/worst bike handlers in the peloton.
Sagan, Cancellara, Gilbert are amongst the best.
Menchov, Schlecks, Gesink amongst the worst?
Sagan, Canc. For sure. Actually, I think you hit it pretty well there. I tend not to pay too much attention to the guys who are doing bad - but a sprinter or couple of guys crossing wheels in the last 500 come to mind. Just no names with the picture!
 
Mar 31, 2010
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from some riders themselves including kroon they say jj haedo is the best bike handler they've ever seen
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Ryo Hazuki said:
from some riders themselves including kroon they say jj haedo is the best bike handler they've ever seen
from which country is haedo again? Region is enough to get this, right? :D
 
Miburo said:
from which country is haedo again? Region is enough to get this, right? :D
Haedo is Argentine. For the record, he is actually a pretty good bike handler. Try and follow him in the last km of a sprint, he moves up through the bunch - often alone - quickly and relatively risk free only to appear at the end.

As far as worst bike handler goes I used to say if you were dressed in orange and not named Sanchez then you were in the running for that title. Then Rabobank pulled its sponsorship...
 
Jun 30, 2012
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Robbie McEwen was one of the best ever. I think Sagan probably holds the current title. Fearless. With the skill to go with it. He'll win Milan San Remo this year.
 
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