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by ultyguy

Yup, when the 'big' guys are 75 kgs and 190cm, you know you're dealing with a very skinny population. Had the pleasure of riding next to Cancellara in a race earlier this year and he's about half the width he looks like on TV.

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by elviento

They are around the same size, but Quintana's saddle height just a tad taller than Levi's.

That said, both are short but FAST. Size seldom helps (except maybe in track) in cycling.

stella-azzurra wrote:So if Levi is a midget what is Quintana?
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by stella-azzurra

With Levi Leipheimer being listed anywhere from 5'6" - 5'8" at 135 - 137 lb. and Nairo Quintana being listed from 5'3" - 5" 5" at 126 lb. when comparing the two there is a substantial difference.

Lets get realistic about power to weight ratio here.
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by btompkins0112

No kidding! I am 6' and about 160 and EVERYONE talks about how skinny I am even though I want to lose about 10-15lbs......I would look like a beached whale next to Wiggo, Froome etc.....

EDIT: Stella, I would love to get a chance to meet Quintana just to get and idea of his size.....however, by the measurements he is about as tall as my wife, but a bit heavier (she's ~102lbs)

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I am sure Quintana's lighter at the tour.
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Levi proably has 5-10lbs on Nairo, but both are about the same height. Levi's saddle heigh is 69CM and Nairo's 69.5CM (per cyclingnews).

Riders' listed heights typically aren't very accurate. Cav is listed at 5'9" but he is shorter than me, and I am 5'8".
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How are you privy to this information? I know listed height and weights are not accurate but they should be in the ball park.
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Cyclingnews in their "Pro Bike" section would list the detailed saddle height, bar height, etc. which I find rather interesting and useful.

As for Cav, I stood beside him on a few occasions and he is short.

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by stella-azzurra

Quintana's parents next to 12 year olds? :lol:

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by MattSoutherden

The things that gives away their size is the fact that they both look like they could use their TT lid as a makeshift storm shelter. :)
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by CarpetFibre

I'm the same size and weight as Quintana (albeit with less muscle mass of course), so he'd probably look like a normal human being to me. :lol:

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by KWalker

I've stood next to a lot of riders at the Tour as well. The listed height and weight are bullshit. I'm 6 feet 2 on the dot and around 160-165lbs. People claim Hushovd is 180, that's horse shit. His thighs are smaller than mine. Fabian didn't look like 180 either. A lot of riders were shorter than they said. Wiggins looked like a red-haired praying mantis and if you saw him on the street in normal clothes you'd think he was a junkie.
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by 53x12

"His thighs are smaller than mine."

Classic KWalker. Wouldn't expect any less.
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by boysa

My wife is quite used to seeing me on the bike, and if I said I was 5'7" I'm pushing it. I'm probably closer to 5'6", therefore I'd say Levi's listed height could be quite an exaggeration.

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