Five Greatest Cycling Rivalries

Published on November 10th 2016

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Lance Armstrong vs Jan Ullrich, Alberto Contador vs Andy Schleck, Fabian Cancellara vs Tom Boonen. Cycling's rich history is full of incredible rivalries. Here are the five greatest. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/2fG5OuI Many of the greatest bike races in the world have come down to two riders. And, luckily for us as cycling fans, these rivalries have often continued for years. Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara are each legends in their own right, but their rivalry elevated the races and, arguably, their reputations. Cycling is full of these iconic rivalries; Lance vs Ullrich, Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi, Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador. Can you name more? Let us know down in the comments, and, if you enjoyed this one, hit SHARE and give it a thumbs up too! Watch more on GCN... Tom Boonen vs Fabian Cancellara 📹 http://gcn.eu/2eNL3zK 5 Crimes Against Cycling 📹 http://gcn.eu/2emtRTy Buy NEW GCN cycling kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: http://gcn.eu/_TheGCNShop Music Marc Adamo, Tico Zamora - Chasewerk Marc Adamo, Tico Zamora - The Big Right Hand Marc Adamo, Tico Zamora - Title Fight Dreams Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com By Brian Townsley, CC BY 2.0 https://flic.kr/p/puQeDo By DancingOnThePedals.net, CC BY-ND 2.0 https://flic.kr/p/fgDQDQ By Dutch National Archives, [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons By Fulgur Photo-Press. Fotograaf onbekend/Unknown photographer. Collectie SPAARNESTAD PHOTO - http://www.spaarnestadphoto.nl (Fotonummer SFA001012910) (new source: http://xnet.ynet.co.il/mahut/articles/0,14722,L-3095923,00.html), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7012684 Unknown author, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons By Unknown (Mondadori Publishers) - [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41811987 By J.D. Noske (Anefo) - [1] Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (Anefo), 1945-1989, Access number: 2.24.01.03, File number: 905-2272, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43318218 By Anders, CC-BY-ND 2.0 https://flic.kr/s/aHsjvbZcvu