No. Pantani was a climber with panache. When it went uphill you knew he was going to attack at some point. Basso is boring by comparison. He rides much more conservatively probably because he can and still win.fouadaswad said:Hello
Do the plebs think Basso is up there in the league of MArco Pantani?
Vino isn't a pure climber.Vel07 said:My cycling knowledge is not the greatest. But if I had to make a comparison I would compare Vino long before Basso. Inless you are looking for an Italian.
The pace is higher preceding the climbs now to weaken the opponents which prevents the solo attacks that made Pantani famous. So you can't compare the two.ttug said:There is no comparison. Marco could fly when the grades got steep. Basso put in calculated attacks and then waits. Marco was too arrogant to do that because, IMO, he was a pure climbver who knew that yes, in his day he was the best at the climbs. Despite the fact that he was probably blood doped to the point where he would have had to have on Mars to get the crit levels he did, hey who cares......:thumbsup:
Bingo. Pantani as exciting as he was would be shellacked before the big climbs in todays tours. Witness the nullification of all the 'pure' climbers as of late........different game today.dagger said:The pace is higher preceding the climbs now to weaken the opponents which prevents the solo attacks that made Pantani famous. So you can't compare the two.