Your 10 favourite riders of all time

In no particular order:
Phil Anderson
Jacky Durand
Viatcheslav Ekimov
Djamolidine Abdujaparov
Miguel Indurain
Peter Sagan
Robbie McEwan
Laurent Fignon
Johan Museeuw
Eddie Merckx
:D
 
First off, ask the mods to rectify the thread name to ten:) And then maybe qualify what you mean e.g. in your lifetime?

Anyhoo, assuming that's what you meant, and showing my age (I don't have ten unfortunately tho) my personal favs are, again in no particular order after Millar:

Millar, Robert
Fignon
JF Bernard
Sastre
Schleck, Andy
Cunego
Contador
Ullrich
 
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Only riders I've seen:
Armstrong
Contador
Sagan
Vino
Pirazzi
Majka
Kwiatkowski
Betancur
Valverde
Gilbert

Some young riders could easily move into the list such as Alaphilippe but it's just too soon to know.
 
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off my head I go with

Olaf Ludwig
Djamolidine Abduzhaparov
Thor Hushovd
Carlos Sastre
Jan Ullrich
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Jens Heppner
Alejandro Valverde
Jose Maria Jimenez
Joseba Beloki
 
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Lance Armstrong
Marco Pantani
Claudio Chiapucci
Joop Zoetemelk
Hennie Kuiper
Jan Raas
Ivan Basso
Alberto Contador
Gert-Jan Theunisse
Greg Lemond
 
Oscar Camenzind
Frank Vandenbroucke
Ángel Madrazo
Damiano Cunego
Vincenzo Nibali (wavering)
Taylor Phinney
Wilfried Nelissen
Georg Totschnig
Niki Aebersold
(Young) Davide Rebellin

Unsure about many of these. I was much quicker to pick favourites when I was a kid.
 
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Alberto Contador
Michael Rogers
Haimar Zubeldia
Andreas Klöden
Peter Sagan
Steven Kruijswijk
Tom Dumoulin
Joseba Beloki
Roberto Heras
Zdeněk Štybar
 
Completely subjective, the riders I liked most since watching from the early eighties:

1. Marco Pantani
2. Bernard Hinault
3. Fabian Cancellara
4. Sean Kelly
5. Greg Lemond
6. Eddy Planckaert
7. Pedro Delgado
8. Philippe Gilbert
9. Alberto Contador
10. Mario Cippolini

If Quintana destroys the field this week he'll enter this top 10, but I don't think it's going to happen.
 

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