Kennett’s favorite pro riders

**I usually never go back and edit posts but this one is actually quite embarrassing to me now. What a clueless cycling fan boy that I was back then. Over half of these bastards are/where doped to the gills and the fact that I once idolized those cheats pisses me off. The moral of the story, for me anyways, is to never look up to someone unless you know them personally. Also, damn was I horrible with margins back then or what?**

Here is a list of my favorite pro riders, not in any particular order and not with any particular set of criteria. These guys are just way bad-ass in some way or another.

Jeff Louder of BMC–I like his name. Plus I just like BMC in general because they’re a continental US team competing with the big Euro boys.

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Martijn Maaskant of Slipstream–4th place in the Roubaix during his first year as a pro. Plus I hear that his girlfriend is hot, according to Qwin.

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Fabian Cancellara of Saxo Bank–He’s the rider I most aspire to be because of his horse-like riding power.

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Steven Cozza of Slipstream–It’s all about the mustache, baby.

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Doug Ollerenshaw (formerly Rock Racing)–A fellow Oregonian.

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Awesome facial expression, by the way.

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Doug gets two pics.

 

Svein Tuft of Slipstream–2nd place world TT championships. Plus he briefly drafted off me in the Shootout.

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Ryder Hesjedal of Slipstream–Cool name, lives in Hawaii, hangs out with Laird Hamilton.

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Benjamín Noval of Astana–He’s never won a pro race, but he sits on the front of the pack all day and pulls like a possessed animal. Hence the nickname “El Toro.”

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“Big” Jens Voigt 0f Saxo Bank (thanks Mike, I forgot about him)–The nickname says it all for this beast of a homo sapien.  He’s large and in charge.  Of breakaways, that is.

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Seabiscuit.

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And here’s a link to a site about famous race horses.

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4 thoughts on “Kennett’s favorite pro riders

  1. Phil (Team O)

    What about “big” Tom Boonen? Granted he isn’t a workhorse, but he probably has the same power slant as you (I dunno, can you sprint too?)

  2. kennettron Post author

    I don’t care for Boonen. He’s not quite as gutsy as guys like Fabian, Voigt, or Maaskant. But mainly, everyone ELSE loves him.

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