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View Poll Results: Who is / was Australia's greatest cyclist?

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  • Cadel Evans

    4 26.67%
  • Get off our roads jerks!

    4 26.67%
  • Sir Hubert Opperman

    2 13.33%
  • Stuart O'Grady

    2 13.33%
  • Robbie McEwen

    2 13.33%
  • Anna Meares

    1 6.67%
  • Phil Anderson

    0 0%
  • Anna Wilson

    0 0%
  • Oenone Wood

    0 0%
  • Kathy Watt

    0 0%
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    Australia's best cyclist

    Well for those that follow the sport of cycling, another season is underway and I thought I would see who you think is / was Australia's best cyclist, including both men and women.

    It's a tough decision.

    Cadel Evans - TDF winner, World Champ, MTB World Champ.
    Stuart O'Grady - tough leader on the course
    Robbie McEwen - sprint legend, TDF green jersey winner (x3)
    Oenone Wood & Anna Wilson - both 2 times world champs
    Kathy Watt - Olympic glory
    Anna Meares - unbeatable on the track
    Phil Anderson - European pioneer for Australian cycling
    and of course...
    Sir Hubert Opperman

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    Sorry I should add that for me, of the women I find it hard to go past Anna Meares and of the men I'm still undecided, but I am leaning towards Robbie McEwen as my overall choice.

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    Opperman would run rings around any of the other cyclist in this list simply by the virtue of the fact that his successes came in an era before feather light wheels, carbon-fibre frames, lycra and dope cheating.

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    The one that has a mirror on his bike so he/she can see behind them. I have nearly hit three riders on our narrow roads. A lot of the lycra wearing friends are like the people who drive slow when you cant pass them, then speed up when you can. Sometimes I think when they are riding, their brains go down to the butt for extra padding.
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    i still think you have left the second best out
    oppie on top then syd patterson
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    I wouldn't say "Get off our roads jerks!" Because I don't mind riders on the road. But some just don't think. They seem to be in a world of their own. There are never any warning signs. On many of the roads around here there are no sealed shoulders for the riders safety, and some corners are quite blind. I am a bike rider, and refuse to use the roads around here.

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    It’s disappointing to see that ‘Get off our roads jerks’ is getting votes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    It’s disappointing to see that ‘Get off our roads jerks’ is getting votes.
    Sadly you hear it all the time (which is why I put it as an option).

    Edit: removed the rest of my post, let's keep it on topic.
    Last edited by wmphoto; 13-02-2012 at 9:03pm.

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