Who is the greatest athlete ever from your country?

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    He’s in my avatar.
     
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    For France, i would go with Zidane and Platini (soccer). I put Riner too (judo) and Loeb (WRC). Eventually i add Andre the giant.
     
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    I actually thought about him also but cycling...
     
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    That's pretty cool. How would you compare him to Jim Thorpe?
     
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    beat me to it. It really is something special
     
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    just with his mere presence on the field would render alpha males into scared betas.
     
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    Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson, or Deion Sanders.
     
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    Jim Thorpe
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    Lemond in my opinion was slightly above him prior to being shot at least at stage racing. Lemond still won two tours after being shot. I suppose it can be said too that Hinault never quite peaked like he did before injurying his knees. Fignon toyed with Hinault during his brief run. Kind of nuts all three of those guys were at one point on the same team.

    The cyclist that really impresses me in current cycling is Sagan. Peter Sagan is a once in a lifetime talent. He is talented at everything but stage racing and time trialing. He is clever and has a good nose at reading a race. Often he is strong enough to go in the correct breakaway and has enough of a sprint to easily beat any companions. There has not been any like him since maybe Sean Kelly.
     
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    Where to begin? Let's start with the fact that Lemond isn't French -- re-read the thread title. Never mind that in no way were Lemond's career achievements on the level of Hinault's.
     
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    Jeannie Longo has superior achiviements to Hinault's if you are going to pick out the country's best athlete. Longo has accolades that are rival or are better than Merckx's.
     

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