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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

CyclingNews Reader's Poll

According to CyclingNews readers, Lance was the "Rider of the Year" over Damiano Cunego, and three Lance "moments" were the "Best Moments" in 2004. Read the full articles over at www.cyclingnews.com. As big a Lance fan as I am, I would have to give the "Best Rider" trophy to Cunego or Bettini for consistency and results throughout the year. I'd lean towards Damiano, as who at the beginning of the year would have predicted Cunego to win the Giro and other world cup races and to finish the year at #1? At 23 years of age? Wow.



Rider of the Year Results
Votes %ge

1 Lance Armstrong 427 34.6
2 Damiano Cunego 257 20.8
3 Paolo Bettini 105 8.5
4 Davide Rebellin 59 4.8
5 Stuart O'Grady 33 2.7

Best Moment Results
Votes %ge

1 Lance Armstrong winning Tour stage 17 against Kloeden 107 10.6
2 Lance Armstrong's sixth Tour win 102 10.1
3 Alpe d'Huez time trial 62 6.1
4 Magnus Backstedt winning Paris-Roubaix 58 5.7
5 Thomas Voeckler hanging on to Tour yellow jersey 47 4.6


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