Last July I compiled my first top 25 Tour Riders list, and one of the issues I had with it was where to put the top Stage Racer of the past few years Alberto Contidor.
How could I not let his Vuelta and Giro victories influence my ranking?
How was he so far down the list of the greatest Tour de France riders?
Mind you this was not a Greatest Grand Tour riders list, it was a Tour de France list, and on that merit alone, he was not worthy of a top ten ranking.
Similarly I would not rank Armstrong (drugs or no drugs) in the top ten of all-time riders, but you can not discount his 8 Podiums in the Tour.
So, we are back to the top 25 and there are some major changes. This list is vastly different and is scored on Wins, Podiums, Jerseys and Stage Wins.
So where does Contador rank this time around???
First up, numbers 25-21.