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Here's my top 13 male American Cyclist in alphabetical order regardless of controversies and discipline:

1) Armstrong, Lance
2) Hamilton, Tyler
3) Hampsten, Andy
4) Hincapie, George
5) Horner, Chris
6) Juarez, Tinker
7) Leipheimer, Levi
8) Lemond, Greg
9) Northstein, Marty
10) Overend, Ned
11) Phinney, Davis
12) Rodriguez, Fred
13) Tomac, John

What's yours?
 

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fab4 said:
Here's my top 13 male American Cyclist in alphabetical order regardless of controversies and discipline:

1) Armstrong, Lance
2) Hamilton, Tyler
3) Hampsten, Andy
4) Hincapie, George
5) Horner, Chris
6) Juarez, Tinker
7) Leipheimer, Levi
8) Lemond, Greg
9) Northstein, Marty
10) Overend, Ned
11) Phinney, Davis
12) Rodriguez, Fred
13) Tomac, John

What's yours?
How is lemond only number 8? The question should be who's better Lance or Lemond.
 

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TheDon said:
How is lemond only number 8? The question should be who's better Lance or Lemond.
I dont think he was ranking them, just listing his favs.

fab4 said:
Here's my top 13 male American Cyclist in alphabetical order regardless of controversies and discipline:?
 

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TheDon said:
How is lemond only number 8? The question should be who's better Lance or Lemond.
OP said list was alphabetical. Not sure why the numbers, though.

I would think Bobby Julich needs to be in there somewhere. A podium at Le Tour, even in a down year, deserves something.
 

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You mentioned Nothstien...don't forget Nelson Vails and Major Taylor...

Tinker Juarez, and since you have Tyler Hamilton...gotta include Floyd Landis..at least for a week or so till it's overturned! :p
 

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My list (in semi-historical order):

Major Taylor
Jonathan Boyer
Mark Gorski
Steve Hegg
Alexi Grewal
Greg LeMond
Davis Phinney
Jeff Pierce
Andy Hampsten
Lance Armstrong

Honorable mentions to George Mount, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Ron Keifel, Roy Nickman, Eric Heiden .....
 

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fab4 said:
Here's my top 13 male American Cyclist in alphabetical order regardless of controversies and discipline:

1) Armstrong, Lance
2) Hamilton, Tyler
3) Hampsten, Andy
4) Hincapie, George
5) Horner, Chris
6) Juarez, Tinker
7) Leipheimer, Levi
8) Lemond, Greg
9) Northstein, Marty
10) Overend, Ned
11) Phinney, Davis
12) Rodriguez, Fred
13) Tomac, John

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What about Jonathan Boyer, Ron Keifel, Jeff Pierce Major Taylor and Nelson Vails?

And more importantly where's BOB ROLL??????

Although I am not American, here's my list & why
  1. John Tomac WC XC & DH as well as trying RR
  2. Davis Phinney - 2 TdF Stages
  3. Ned Overend - The Lung, 'nuf said?
  4. Lance Armstrong - 7 wins in TdF & WC
  5. Greg Lemond - 3 TdF's & WC x 2
  6. Major Taylor - The first US WC
  7. Bobke - He's Bobke
  8. Ron Keifel - 1st American stage winner in a Grand Tour
  9. Jeff Pierce - Won on the Champs Élysées
  10. Andy Hampsten - 88 Giro and that stage
  11. Bobby Julich - So close in 98
  12. Eric Heiden - Speed Skater & Tour Rider
 

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fab4 said:
Here's my top 13 male American Cyclist in alphabetical order regardless of controversies and discipline:

1) Armstrong, Lance
2) Hamilton, Tyler
3) Hampsten, Andy
4) Hincapie, George
5) Horner, Chris
6) Juarez, Tinker
7) Leipheimer, Levi
8) Lemond, Greg
9) Northstein, Marty
10) Overend, Ned
11) Phinney, Davis
12) Rodriguez, Fred
13) Tomac, John

What's yours?
Major Taylor?
Marty Nothstein?
 

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Where does Tammy Thomas fit in?

:)
 

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IMO, the list has to include Alexi Grewal. Grewal's dramatic win at the 1984 Olympics, added to the success of Lemond changed the trajectory of US cycling.
 

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AdamM said:
IMO, the list has to include Alexi Grewal. Grewal's dramatic win at the 2004 Olympics, added to the success of Lemond changed the trajectory of US cycling.
I'm pretty certain you're off by 20 years.
 

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no love for Doug Shapiro - the only US cyclist to both complete the Tour de France and be in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame!
 

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If we're talking about the guys who paved the way to Europe, gotta include George Mount and Mike Neel. John Eustice and Jock Boyer as well.
 

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Is this just for ROAD cyclists? If Ned Overend is on your list, I'd include Dave Wiens too.
 
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