Here's a topic for discussion: if you could set up a fantasy race with riders from completely different eras, who would you want going head to head in the peleton? I think my pick would be Fausto Coppi and Eddy Merckx. Both were the greatest riders of their era (Merckx in my book is the greatest of all time), both were known for long breakaways, and both were also great track riders. They had different styles: Coppi was a very smooth pedaler while Merckx had a choppier stroke. I think it would be a great battle. I would probably pick Eddy but would bet Fausto would give him a great race, particularly in the mountains. So who would your choices be?