Poll

Road cyclist, that is.  Who gets your vote?

Anquetil
Merckx
Hinault
LeMond
Armstrong
Wiggins
Coppi
Indurain
Fignon
Cavendish
Burton
Teethgrinder
Other (please state)

Author Topic: Greatest cyclist of all time?  (Read 44639 times)

Re: Greatest cyclist of all time?
« Reply #100 on: July 24, 2017, 10:36:32 pm »
Take out Fignon and Indurain.

Pretty pointless game, though.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Greatest cyclist of all time?
« Reply #101 on: July 24, 2017, 10:51:38 pm »
Only if you take bike racing seriously.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

fd3

Re: Greatest cyclist of all time?
« Reply #102 on: July 24, 2017, 11:30:51 pm »
Take out Fignon and Indurain.
Mig, really? 
So, Tg is in with a one in four chance then.  Maybe w should find a spot for Cooke and co.

Porkins

  • Formerly Nick H. And a long time ago etc, Eurostar
Re: Greatest cyclist of all time?
« Reply #103 on: September 04, 2017, 03:40:10 pm »
I still think Obree ranks above any of those. Look at the scale of his physical and technical achievements, and the absence of any kind of support team, and the campaign by the establishment to undermine him. The others merely ticked the 'physical achievement' box, with no technical achievements to speak of. And with Obree's handicaps, how many of them would have won anything at elite level? Obree's vision and his performances changed cycling. He should get a big place in history. The others only had a short spell of success in a narrow field.

Re: Greatest cyclist of all time?
« Reply #104 on: September 04, 2017, 04:17:55 pm »
I'd certainly rate the film about the Obree/Boardman rivalry as the best cycling film of all time. But I'm a TTer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIDQH3FeG7Y

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Greatest cyclist of all time?
« Reply #105 on: July 08, 2018, 01:25:07 am »


Shouldn't this thread be called "best male cyclist" ??

No option for Marianna vos?

Or Lael Wilcox?

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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Greatest cyclist of all time?
« Reply #106 on: July 08, 2018, 01:47:00 am »
Beryl Burton is there and some of her records stood for decades. She is second in the voting.

Depth of competition might be a consideration?
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