MotoGP » Rossi defeats Schumacher and Loeb in best athlete polls


Record-breaking MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi has comfortably seen off fellow multiple title-winners Michael Schumacher and S├ębastien Loeb - amongst others - to be crowned the leading athlete of the last decade

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ron - Unregistered

January 13, 2010 4:13 PM

This has to have something to do with the way rossi gets on and off a motorcycle. I don't think anybody else could throw their leg over the front of the bike the way he does, mind you would anybody else want to. Also must have the fastest hands in the business the speed they get to his underpants as soon as he is on the bike. :p

Soy Sauce - Unregistered

January 13, 2010 5:56 PM

It should be mentioned that Rossi also took 2nd place overall in ESPN's Driver of the Decade poll, behind Schumacher, but also received the most 1st place votes. This is quite an accomplishment considering that the voters were mainly from the US and Canada, where most people don't even know who Valentino Rossi is.

Ian - Unregistered

January 14, 2010 1:02 AM

Top athlete or top racer? He is my favorite rider, but I wouldn't consider him to be a top "athlete." I reckon a poll taken in Italy has something to do with it?

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