"Gimme All Your Lovin'" thread -which riders do you love?

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Re: "Gimme All Your Lovin'" thread -which riders do you love

Postby disgruntledgoat » Mon Nov 05, 2012 14:12 pm

Millar, Boonen, Hesjedal, The Hoog and, of course, Gibo.
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Postby ddraver » Mon Nov 05, 2012 14:27 pm

To be honest - any rider with a personality. Even one with bad personality i find myself grudgingly respecting

The Schlecks because they re the Tim Henman/Greg Rudeski (sp?) of cycling. They are the Cyclists the British public deserve!
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Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Nov 05, 2012 14:29 pm

ddraver wrote:To be honest - any rider with a personality. Even one with bad personality i find myself grudgingly respecting

The Schlecks because they re the Tim Henman/Greg Rudeski (sp?) of cycling. They are the Cyclists the British public deserve!



Shurrup! I take exception to that remark! the cheek of you! We are now a nation of winners, not gallant losers!!!

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Postby davidof » Mon Nov 05, 2012 14:54 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:Emma Pooley. Dead chuffed she's going to be riding next year.


I would be happier to see her in some UCI races too.

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Postby Crozza » Mon Nov 05, 2012 15:01 pm

Cancellara, for his general awesomeness and massive quads, but also for that point in the TdF a couple of years ago (possibly leading Schleck at the bottom of the Tourmalet in 2010) where he pulled off the front having done an epic turn, and you could just see him disappearing into the background, barely able to turn the cranks as he had buried himself so deep. oh and also for his epic defence of the yellow jersey this year on that hilly stage (the one Froome won?)

yeah OK my memory's a bit sketchy!

for the same reasons I also like Daniel Navarro and Ian Stannard - unsung heroes

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Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 15:50 pm

davidof wrote:
greasedscotsman wrote:Emma Pooley. Dead chuffed she's going to be riding next year.


I would be happier to see her in some UCI races too.


Yes, defo! But then I'm happy she's decided to race at all.

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Postby Pross » Mon Nov 05, 2012 16:59 pm

G, Nordhaug, JTL, Dan Martin.

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Postby philbar72 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 17:51 pm

Phil Gilbert, Sagan, Wiggo, Tony Martin, to name a few!

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Postby dortmunder » Mon Nov 05, 2012 18:48 pm

Voeckler, Wiggo, Gerdemann, Voigt, G, Pierre Rolland and Nico Roche that'll do for now.
I think Thibaut Pinot may be one to watch over the next few years

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Postby Loretta Damage » Mon Nov 05, 2012 19:37 pm

Wiggo, Cav, Stannard, Voeckler, Gilbert, Cancellara, Boonan......just bloody love cycling!!

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Postby GGBiker » Mon Nov 05, 2012 19:52 pm

John Tiernan Locke

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Postby RoadPainter » Mon Nov 05, 2012 23:57 pm

G, Wiggo, Cav, Spartacus, Eddy Bos

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Postby powerbookboy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 08:44 am

Millar - I've got a soft spot for anyone who uses expletives with such gay abandon.
Wiggins - see above, but sadly often boring to watch. Too smooth, too controlled.
Cancellara - especially when going downhill.
Boonen - gotta love the coked up muppet.
Vockler and Voight - too bloody minded to know it's pointless to try.
Contador - sorry, but he is the most exciting rider in the world. He may of may not be doped, but unlike Armstrong he does have bad days, he does look fallible and he tries to win rather than avoiding losing.
Anyone descending at speed - having driven down a few of the Pyrennean passes, my admiration for Pros turned up to 11...
Anyone completing a long mountain stage - having driven a few of them I was knackered at the end of the day. It's difficult to comprehend how a human can do that for days at a time...

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Postby Paul 8v » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:43 am

Sagan, Wiggo, Cav, Nibali, Millar, Froome and looking forward to seeing how good Dowset will do (Being a local lad to me n'all) I know it's not popular but I do like team sky :-)

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Postby Neale1978 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:57 am

Wiggins - see above, but sadly often boring to watch. Too smooth, too controlled.


So his awesome pace and him being smooth with it is boring.. What do you want? fireworks exploding out of a secret compartment under his seat every time he goes under 30 kph?

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Postby thejimmymethod » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:32 pm

neale1978 wrote:
Wiggins - see above, but sadly often boring to watch. Too smooth, too controlled.


So his awesome pace and him being smooth with it is boring.. What do you want? fireworks exploding out of a secret compartment under his seat every time he goes under 30 kph?


Oh god yes! DB, make this happen!

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Postby Neale1978 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 14:32 pm

thejimmymethod wrote:
neale1978 wrote:
Wiggins - see above, but sadly often boring to watch. Too smooth, too controlled.


So his awesome pace and him being smooth with it is boring.. What do you want? fireworks exploding out of a secret compartment under his seat every time he goes under 30 kph?


Oh god yes! DB, make this happen!


They should also conduct meetings to discuss the possibility of nano lazer weapons concealed within the top tube to deal with the men on motorbikes getting within 5 feet of the racing velocipede during a run. yep, oh yes.

Jesus someone get me on board their team STAT.

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Re: "Gimme All Your Lovin'" thread -which riders do you love

Postby TailWindHome » Tue Nov 06, 2012 14:57 pm

neale1978 wrote:
Wiggins - see above, but sadly often boring to watch. Too smooth, too controlled.


So his awesome pace and him being smooth with it is boring.. What do you want? fireworks exploding out of a secret compartment under his seat every time he goes under 30 kph?


Not sure secret compartments are a good idea in the current climate.
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Re: "Gimme All Your Lovin'" thread -which riders do you love

Postby Insideinfo » Tue Nov 06, 2012 15:30 pm

For me its got to be Sagan. Not only does he win, but he does it on one wheel, chuckling his tjts off as poor old Cav struggles across the line breathing out of his ars* preparing his 'it was everyone elses fault i lost...do you know anything about cycling?????!!!!!' excuses.

Im not a homo, but if i was, i would happily take let Sagan smash my back doors in.

He's the new Ronaldo...Messi of cycling, he will breath new life into the sport and leave behind the Armstrong-on-the-sauce years.

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Re: "Gimme All Your Lovin'" thread -which riders do you love

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Nov 06, 2012 15:50 pm

Christ, there's a worrying outbreak of Tourettes around here


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