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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:57 am 
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Tomac was probably the most complete mtb rider .

In x country , Ned Overend was probably better and in downhill , vouilloz is the absolute king .


I agree on both counts :D


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scant wrote:
naive? nope, direct comparison between merckx & tomac is what we're talking about here. merckx was a druggie, tomac isnt ;)


Still interested to see these quotes you mention scant? If you make sweeping statements like that it's generally good form to back them up.

I'm sure merckx is reeling from your playground retorts also :lol:


As for drugs in cycling and sport in genral, it's a sad fact.

Interesting how much testing went on in the early to mid 90s of mtb racers.


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Tomac did the tour , so he probably came across doping . I think it is a sad case that in the late eighties , early nineties all the riders were dopped , including mtb racers .
I think paola Pezzo was one of the first one to get caught .


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Deffo Tomac for me too.

But my vote for the best UK Mountain Biker goes to the late, great Jason Mcroy


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John wrote:
scant wrote:
naive? nope, direct comparison between merckx & tomac is what we're talking about here. merckx was a druggie, tomac isnt ;)


Still interested to see these quotes you mention scant? If you make sweeping statements like that it's generally good form to back them up.
I'm sure merckx is reeling from your playground retorts also :lol:

As for drugs in cycling and sport in genral, it's a sad fact.

Interesting how much testing went on in the early to mid 90s of mtb racers.


MAKE THEM UP? He failed twice! w-h-a-t-e-v-e-r bored of this roadie rant shite, enuff already ;)

best mtb tomac, best roadie, merckx, happy now? ;) I am just got back from 4days in Les Gets, highly recommended to all :)


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There's some irony in this picture somewhere :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:23 pm 
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Well John Tomac was always my example
Juli Furtado for women
Hans Rey in Trails.
But nobody named the first Olympic chamion and the one who has won everything what can be won:
Olympics, World Cup, World Champs, Tour de France MTB, European Champs etc:
* 1994 Worldcup Overall
* 1995 Worldchampion XC
* 1995/1996 Winner Tour VTT Overall
* 1996 Olympic Champion Atlanta USA
* 2001 European Chmapion XC
* 2004 Bronz medal Olympics Athens
* 2005 Dutch Champion Marathon
* 2005 Vice Worldchampion Marathon
* 2005 Winner of the Golden Helmet Berlicum
* 1995 - 1996 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Dutch Champion XC
And he is still riding

Bart Brentjens!

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