Agree. And also Valverde in some sense.Could make arguments for Nibali, Froome or Sagan I think.
When did Valverde or Sagan? Unless you narrow down their specialties a LOT they never really dominated and you might as well argue Gilbert or Cavendish over them.Nibali has the most diversity in his greatest victories, but ultimately never felt like the undisputed best rider in the world at any point in the decade. Froome and Sagan both did something exceptional by holding all three GTs at once and the WC threepeat + green jersey record respectively, but six (or seven, depending on how you count 2011) GTs (plus 4/5 podiums) matter more to me than two monuments, 3 WCs and a truckload of green jerseys. It still feels like there are gaps in Sagan's career (mainly San Remo, but also the amount of monument wins in general), when the only thing Froome didn't achieve that he realistically could have in this decade is that fifth Tour win.
I calculated 7 Tier 1 wins to Nibali (4 GT's, 3 monuments) in the questioned years of 2010-2019. But don't know what you calculated as "argued" winsI could argue Froome for having 6/7 Tier 1 wins
I could argue Nibali for having 6 tier 1 wins including all 3 GTs and 2 different monuments
I could argue Sagan for 5 tier 1 wins, as well as fuckloads of lower level wins and placements.
For all his lesser wins, consistency and placements, Valverde still only has 3 tier 1 wins this decade and they're all one day races.
I wouldn't have put Kittel, Contador, GvA or Cavendish in the poll
Damn I keep forgetting to count 2010 results.I calculated 7 Tier 1 wins to Nibali (4 GT's, 3 monuments) in the questioned years of 2010-2019. But don't know what you calculated as "argued" wins
On Tier 1 podiums Nibs and Valverde seems tied (17) and head above others.
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