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PCM.Daily Favourite Cyclist Contest [Season 10/FINALE]
How The Game Works


Welcome to the 10th and final season!
Over the last nine years PCM.Daily has crowned its favourite cyclist.
This season we will be naming the site's all-time favourite.

This a tournament voting style game that takes place on this thread.
It's very easy and simple to understand as you help decide
which rider will be PCM.Daily's All-Time Favourite.

There are 3 phases to this voting game. They go in order as followed.

Vote-In Round

We start with the classic Vote-In round.
Each member lists their 10 Favourite All-Time Cyclists in order.
#1 gets 10 points, #2 gets 9, and so forth, #10 gets 1 point.

The top 40 cyclists make the bracket and will be seeded based on votes.
All ties will be broken by first-place votes and then a random generator picker.
After the top 40 cyclists, the following 32 riders move to the group phase.

Group Round

The group stage consists of 32 cyclists fighting for the final 16 spots.
They will be split into 8 groups of 4 through a tiered seeding system.

Voting will be conducted by ranking the cyclists in each group against each other.
#1 gets 5 points, #2 gets 3 points, #3 gets a point, and #4 gets nothing.

The top 2 cyclists in each group move on to the knockout phase.
They will be seeded after the other 48 cyclists and will be done by
total number of points received in the Vote-In Round + Group Round.

I hold the power to break any ties in this round since I don't vote initially.

Knockout / Bracket Round

Automatic Qualifiers

The eight previous winners of the PCM.Daily Favourite Cyclist Contest advance straight to the Bracket Round and will be given the all the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.

List of previous winners can be found below.

Now that the 64 cyclist bracket is filled up, it's business as usual.
The 64 cyclists will go head-to-head until we are left with one ultimate winner.
You only vote once for each match-up, there will be new match-ups everyday.

All ties in this round are broken by myself since I don't vote initially.

Questions? PM me. I'll be happy to clear up any confusion.


Season 1 (2010)Philippe GilbertAndy SchleckJens Voigt
Season 2 (2011)Thomas VoecklerGeraint ThomasCadel Evans
Season 3 (2012)Jens VoigtCadel EvansThomas De Gendt
Season 4 (2013)Vincenzo NibaliPeter SaganNairo Quintana
Season 5 (2014)Marcel KittelVincenzo NibaliMichal Kwiatkowski
Season 6 (2015)Zdenek StybarThibaut PinotAdam Hansen
Season 7 (2016)Peter SaganEsteban ChavesEdvald Boasson Hagen
Season 8 (2017)Peter SaganAlberto ContadorBob Jungels
Season 9 (2018)Andre GreipelThomas De GendtRomain Bardet

Vote-In Round Begins!

* Each member is allowed 1 post with their top 10 all-time favourite cyclists.
* Do NOT include previous winner's of the contest in this list, they will be voided.
* Do NOT edit/change your rankings after posting. If you must, make new post.
* All cyclists are fair game. They can be active, retired or deceased.
* Again, ties will be broken by 1st place votes then a random generator.
* I will not provide updates as I find it influences the later voters.
* Top 40 automatically advance to the knockout round.
* The next 32 go to the Group Round.

Voting Closes on June 9 at 11 AM USA CDT

Voting For Vote-In Round Is Open

Who is going to be PCM.Daily's Ultimate Favourite Cyclist?


Vote-In Round

1Peter SaganLocked Inn/a
2Thomas VoecklerLocked Inn/a
3Vincenzo NibaliLocked Inn/a
4Marcel KittelLocked Inn/a
5Jens VoigtLocked Inn/a
6Philippe GilbertLocked Inn/a
7Zdenek StybarLocked Inn/a
8Andre GreipelLocked Inn/a
9Alberto Contador685
10Alejandro Valverde382
11Andy Schleck31
12Mathieu van der Poel30
13Tom Dumoulin261
14Chris Froome25
15Marco Pantani25
16Eddy Merckx231
17Mikel Landa23
18Thomas De Gendt23
19Taylor Phinney22
20Roman Kreuziger211
21Lance Armstrong202
22Alexander Vinokourov20
23Esteban Chaves191
24Fabian Cancellara191
25Bob Jungels19
26Gino Bartali181
27Primoz Roglic181
28Alexey Lutsenko17
29Bram Tankink161
30Henri Van Lerberghe16
31Rui Costa16
32Rein Taaramae16
33Mario Cipollini15
34Rolf Sørensen15
35Joseba Beloki15
36Tom Boonen141
37Carlos Sastre14
38Julian Alaphilippe14
39Sam Oomen13
40Mark Cavendish13
41Frank Schleck13
42Ryder Hesjedal13
43Thibaut Pinot12
44Michal Kwiatkowski12
45Iban Mayo12
46David Moncoutie111
47Thor Hushovd11
48Nairo Quintana11
49Oscar Freire11
50Yves Lampaert11
51Ferdinand Kubler11
52Christophe Laporte101
53Geraint Thomas101
54Tyler Farrar101
55Joop Zoetemelk101
56Sylvain Chavanel101
57Michele Scarponi101
58Tayler Wiles101
59Dylan Groenewegen10
60Daniel Martin10
61Lawson Craddock10
62Greg LeMond10
63George Bennett10
64Laurent Jalabert9
65Tejay van Garderen9
66Kurt Asle Arvesen9
67Alison Tetrick9
68Luke Rowe9
69Frank Vandenbroucke9
70Damiano Cunego9
71Andrey Amador9
72Jan Hirt9
73Levi Leipheimer9
74Richard Virenque9
75Gianni Bugno9
76Andrew Talansky8
77David Millar8
78Kristina Vogl8
79Steven Kruijswijk 8
80Samuel Sanchez8
OUTGiulio Ciccone8
Miguel Angel López8
Orfeo Ponzin8
Przemyslaw Niemiec8
Romain Bardet8
José Gonçalves8
Simon Yates8
Josef Černý8
Wout Poels8
Alessandro Petacchi7
Alexander Kristoff7
Bauke Mollema7
Chris Hoy7
Floyd Landis7
Gilberto Simoni7
Joe Dombrowski7
Paul Sherwen7
Pello Bilbao7
Ruben Guerreiro 7
Bryan Coquard6
Carlos Alberto Betancur6
Fernando Escartin6
Francesco Casagrande6
Jan Ullrich6
Jean-Christophe Peraud6
Katherine Bertine6
Torkhil Veyhe6
Andreas Kloden5
Chris Juul-Jensen5
Clara Hughes5
Domenico Pozzovivo5
Greg van Avermaet5
Johan Museeuw5
John Degenkolb5
Mads Pedersen5
Marko Kump5
Rafal Majka5
Tanel Kangert5
Adam Yates4
Andrei Tchmill4
Dan Erik Hansen4
Fabio Aru4
Luis Angel Mate 4
Robbie McEwen4
Samuel Dumoulin4
Cedric Vasseur3
Chad Haga3
Juan Antonio Flecha3
Kamil Malecki3
Kevin Pauwels3
Odd Christian Eiking3
Paolo Bettini3
Pascal Ackermann3
Robert Gesink3
Sam Bennett3
Chris Horner2
David Zabriskie2
Enrico Gasparotto2
Joaquim Rodriguez2
Lizzie Armitstead2
Mathew Hayman2
Michele Bartoli2
Oscar Perreiro2
Tadej Pogacar2
Tony Martin2
Davide Rebellin1
Enric Mas1
Francesco Moser1
Franco Pellizotti1
George Hincapie1
Jeannie Longo1
Jose Joaquin Rojas1
Miguel Indurain1
Robert Kiserlovski1

Group Stage


NameGroupPointsNext Round
13Daniel MartinGroup E87Eddy Merckx
13Michele ScarponiGroup H84Marco Pantani
13Sylvain ChavanelGroup H81Chris Froome
13Damiano CunegoGroup F71Tom Dumoulin
14Greg LeMondGroup C66Mathieu van der Poel
14Christophe LaporteGroup D66Andy Schleck
14Oscar FreireGroup A60Alejandro Valverde
14Dylan GroenewegenGroup F60Alberto Contador
15Ferdinand KublerGroup C60Andre Greipel
15Steven Kruijswijk Group B59Zdenek Stybar
15Lawson CraddockGroup D58Philippe Gilbert
15Joop ZoetemelkGroup G58Jens Voigt
16Andrey AmadorGroup G58Marcel Kittel
16Frank VandenbrouckeGroup E50Vincenzo Nibali
16George BennettGroup B43Thomas Voeckler
16Tejay van GarderenGroup A40Peter Sagan

Group A

Oscar Freire60
Tejay van Garderen40
Laurent Jalabert32
Samuel Sanchez30

Group B

Steven Kruijswijk 59
George Bennett43
Yves Lampaert35
Kurt Asle Arvesen25

Group C

Greg LeMond66
Ferdinand Kubler60
Kristina Vogl42
Alison Tetrick21

Group D

Christophe Laporte66
Lawson Craddock58
David Millar35
Luke Rowe30

Group E

Daniel Martin87
Frank Vandenbroucke50
Geraint Thomas36
Andrew Talansky34

Group F

Damiano Cunego71
Dylan Groenewegen60
Tyler Farrar46
Gianni Bugno30

Group G

Joop Zoetemelk58
Andrey Amador58
Tayler Wiles51
Richard Virenque49

Group H

Michele Scarponi84
Sylvain Chavanel81
Jan Hirt29
Levi Leipheimer22

First Round

Region 1

1Peter Saganvs.16Tejay van Garderen207
8Rein Taaramaevs.9Mario Cipollini129
5Mikel Landavs.12Nairo Quintana159
4Eddy Merckxvs.13Daniel Martin1210
6Fabian Cancellaravs.11Frank Schleck149
3Alberto Contadorvs.14Dylan Groenewegen196
7Bob Jungelsvs.10Mark Cavendish147
2Andre Greipelvs.15Ferdinand Kubler172

Region 2

1Marcel Kittelvs.16Andrey Amador1210
8Bram Tankinkvs.9Tom Boonen514
5Roman Kreuzigervs.12Iban Mayo1510
4Tom Dumoulinvs.13Damiano Cunego1710
6Lance Armstrongvs.11Michal Kwiatkowski716
3Mathieu van der Poelvs.14Greg LeMond165
7Alexey Lutsenkovs.10Carlos Sastre815
2Jens Voigtvs.15Joop Zoetemelk157

Region 3

1Vincenzo Nibalivs.16Frank Vandenbroucke196
8Henri Van Lerberghevs.9Joseba Beloki517
5Taylor Phinneyvs.12David Moncoutie155
4Chris Froomevs.13Sylvain Chavanel317
6Alexander Vinokourovvs.11Thibaut Pinot616
3Andy Schleckvs.14Christophe Laporte216
7Primoz Roglicvs.10Julian Alaphilippe912
2Philippe Gilbertvs.15Lawson Craddock175

Region 4

1Thomas Voecklervs.16George Bennett1011
8Rui Costavs.9Rolf Sørensen158
5Thomas De Gendtvs.12Thor Hushovd1311
4Marco Pantanivs.13Michele Scarponi813
6Esteban Chavesvs.11Ryder Hesjedal146
3Alejandro Valverdevs.14Oscar Freire147
7Gino Bartalivs.10Sam Oomen205
2Zdenek Stybarvs.15Steven Kruijswijk 1511

Second Round

Region 1

1Peter Saganvs.8Rein Taaramae145
4Eddy Merckxvs.5Mikel Landa128
3Alberto Contadorvs.6Fabian Cancellara11T11
2Andre Greipelvs.7Bob Jungels129

Region 2

1Marcel Kittelvs.9Tom Boonen911
4Tom Dumoulinvs.5Roman Kreuziger175
3Mathieu van der Poelvs.11Michal Kwiatkowski912
2Jens Voigtvs.10Carlos Sastre118

Region 3

1Vincenzo Nibalivs.9Joseba Beloki156
5Taylor Phinneyvs.13Sylvain Chavanel911
3Andy Schleckvs.11Thibaut Pinot129
2Philippe Gilbertvs.10Julian Alaphilippe119

Region 4

8Rui Costavs.16George Bennett911
5Thomas De Gendtvs.13Michele Scarponi812
3Alejandro Valverdevs.6Esteban Chaves911
2Zdenek Stybarvs.7Gino Bartali913

Round of 16

Region 1

1Peter Saganvs.4Eddy Merckx127
2Andre Greipelvs.3Alberto Contador714

Region 2

4Tom Dumoulinvs.9Tom Boonen812
2Jens Voigtvs.11Michal Kwiatkowski129

Region 3

1Vincenzo Nibalivs.13Sylvain Chavanel175
2Philippe Gilbertvs.3Andy Schleck1111T

Region 4

13Michele Scarponivs.16George Bennett1210
6Esteban Chavesvs.7Gino Bartali1012


1Peter Saganvs.3Alberto Contador813
2Jens Voigtvs.9Tom Boonen912
1Vincenzo Nibalivs.3Andy Schleck910
7Gino Bartalivs.13Michele Scarponi911


3Alberto Contadorvs.9Tom Boonen146
3Andy Schleckvs.13Michele Scarponi128

The Finals


Edited by Mresuperstar on 30-06-2019 17:02
Thanks for bringing this back! Banana

Will post my top 10 later, but just a question. Is rule #2 new?
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Ohh such a pity it's the last time you do this! It's one of the reasons I keep coming back to this community, even though I'm not as active anymore as I used to be.

I'll post my top 10 later.
1) Taylor Wiles
2) Alison Tetrick
3) Kristina Vogl
4) Chris Hoy
5) Katherine Bertine
6) Clara Hughes
7) Mark Cavendish
8) David Millar
9) Lizzie Armitstead
10) George Hincapie

Damn, picking just 10 from all time, not easy... I honestly thought i'd have more older cyclists but whilst they are interesting i have way more connection and interest in modern day riders.
1. Sylvain Chavanel
2. Gianni Bugno
3. Gino Bartali
4. Alexander Kristoff
5. Greg Lemond
6. Thor Hushovd
7. Alejandro Valverde
8. Ryder Hesjedal
9. Michele Bartoli
10. Tom Dumoulin
Kiserlovski01 wrote:
Thanks for bringing this back! Banana

Will post my top 10 later, but just a question. Is rule #2 new?

The "don't include previous winners" rule because they have automatically advanced to the bracket round? I believe I used to do something like this in the early days of the contest. But, yes, it's new from recent past seasons.

Being the last contest, I wanted to give former winners of year's past an advantage.
1 - Lance Armstrong
2 - Levi Leipheimer
3 - Tejay van Garderen
4 - Floyd Landis
5 - Lawson Craddock
6 - Taylor Phinney
7 - Greg LeMond
8 - Chad Haga
9 - Chris Horner
10 - Alberto Contador


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3. Steven Kruijswijk
4. Dylan Groenewegen
5. Sam Oomen
6. Wout Poels
7. Primoz Roglic
8. Robert Gesink
9. Taylor Phinney
10. Bram Tankink
1 - Geraint Thomas
2 - Luke Rowe
3 - Philippe Gilbert
4 - Chris Froome
5 - Taylor Phinney
6 - Julian Alaphilippe
7 - Primoz Roglic
8 - Pascal Ackermann
9 - Simon Yates
10- Adam Yates
Annoyed knowing I'll probably forget one of my favourite cyclists

1) Tom Boonen
2) Frank Vandenbroucke
3) Eddy Merckx
4) Joseba Beloki
5) Fernando Escartin
9) Johan Museeuw
7) Andrei Tchmill
8) Kevin Pauwels
9) Mathieu van der Poel
10) Jeannie Longo
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2 - Josef Černý
3 - Romain Bardet
4 - Simon Yates
5 - Rafal Majka
6 - Esteban Chaves
7 - Adam Yates
8 - Dylan Groenewegen
9 - Tom Dumoulin
10 - Alberto Contador
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My Google document about stats of Czech riders

1.Alberto Contador
2.Andrey Amador
3.Alexey Lutsenko
4.Roman Kreuziger
5.Carlos Alberto Betancur
6.Michal Kwiatkowski
7.Mikel Landa
8.Pello Bilbao
9.Tony Martin
10.Robert Kiserlovski

Totally missed that Kiserlovski has actually retired. Shock
1. Primoz Roglic
2. Alexey Lutsenko
3. Samuel Sanchez
4. Andy Schleck
5. Andre Greipel
6. Tanel Kangert
7. Roman Kreuziger
8. Juan Antonio Flecha
9. Tadej Pogacar
10. Miguel Indurain
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4. Ruben Guerreiro
5. Mathieu van der Poel
6. Michal Kwiatkowski
7. Tom Dumoulin
8. Alejandro Valverde
9. Mikel Landa
10. Enric Mas
(11. Chad Haga's Twitter)
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2. Iban Mayo
3. Alexandre Vinokourov
4. Carlos Sastre
5. Thor Hushovd
6. Oscar Freire
7. Ryder Hesjedal
8. Julian Alaphilippe
9. Bob Jungels
10. Jose Joaquin Rojas
1. Alberto Contador
2. Bob Jungels (this would have been Sagan if not for rule #2)
3. M.A. López
4. Rui Costa
5. Bryan Coquard
6. Julian Alaphillipe
7. Fabio Aru
8. Thibaut Pinot
9. Michal Kwiatkowski
10. Andy Schleck
1 Eddy Merckx
2 Mario Cipollini
3 Alexandre Vinokourov
4 Alessandro Petacchi
5 Rolf Sørensen
6 David Millar
7 Robbie McEwen
8 Joseba Beloki
9 Tom Boonen
10 Francesco Moser

1) Fabian Cancellara
2) Richard Virenque
3) Damiano Cunego
4&5) Andy and Fränk Schleck
6) Alberto Contador
7) Bauke Mollema
8) Paolo Bettini
9) Marco Pantani
10) Mario Cipollini

It was really hard to restrict all cycling history (at least what I had chance to follow) in just 10 names, but was even hard to fulfill the list when I got my first 7/8 names, without rule n°2 it would be easier because I would get right 10 names over others.

If I can't give 6,5 points each Schleck brother let's give 7 to Andy for his emotional 2007 Zoncolan Pfft

I was surprised that some names were missing yet
Ulrich Ulriksen
Sad to see this end, one of my favorite features as well. Thanks for doing it for so long.

1. Gino Bartali

Going recent cyclists for the rest since, as TMM noted, that is where I have the connection and this is a contest for our favorite cyclists not the greatest. But had to go for Bartali as I am not sure any other cyclists used their talent and fame to save lives. Plus this is a really bad ass quote: " . . certain medals hang on the soul, not on the jacket."

2. Mark Cavendish
3. Thomas De Gendt
4. Taylor Phinney.
5. Carlos Sastre
6. Esteban Chaves
7. Luis Angel Mate
8. Joseba Beloki
9. Nairo Quintana
10. Dan Martin
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