mrfoamy asked in SportsCycling · 1 decade ago

Best bike racer ever?

Who do think was/is the best of all time? Armstrong, Merckx, Moser, or someone else?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    While Lance is the king of the TDF, the best rider in history is Eddy Merckx, without question. Lance Armstrong's palmares is only a small fraction of Eddy's!

    In 1968, Merckx won his first of five Giros d'Italia, taking the overall, sprinter's AND KoM jerseys with his 4 stage wins. In '69, he did the same thing for his FIRST Tour de France and took 5 stage wins.

    In 1970, '72 and '74 he won the Tour AND the Giro, with multiple stage wins each. He took a break in 1973 to win the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a Espana (with the points jerseys as well), his third Paris-Roubaix, and his fourth of five Liège - Bastogne - Liège wins.

    Add six Milan-San Remos, seven Pernod Trophies, all three jerseys in the Tour of Switzerland, and numerous spring classics to that list, and Armstrong's seven Tour victories seems to pale in comparison.

  • kalaka
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Eddy Merckx, hands down. He won everything, multiple times, and in a most aggressive fashion. Even Lance Armstrong says so.

  • 1 decade ago

    Eddie Merckx was great, but others to consider...

    Bernard Hinault, Greg Lemond (especially if he didn't miss a couple of prime years after being shot), Miguel Indurain. But I vote for Lance Armstrong.

  • 1 decade ago

    Lance Armstrong

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Eddy Merckx is the best cyclist ever. Armstrong is the best Tour de France cyclist ever.

  • 1 decade ago

    Indurain. Close with Lance but Lance was a one event guy who benefited a lot from being on the strongest team and being well protected. Miguel was a monster.

  • 1 decade ago

    armstrong

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