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View Poll Results: Who will win 2013 GIRO?
Nibali 90 32.03%
Rodriguez 29 10.32%
Hesjedal 16 5.69%
Basso 9 3.20%
Wiggins 106 37.72%
Scarponi 2 0.71%
Others 29 10.32%
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Old 11-13-12, 07:20
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I try and avoid the clinic. I have Armstrong fatigue.
I'm trying to avoid it also, there are Clinic posters who have absolute tunnel-vision with regards to certain teams and riders, and these posters will find little in the sport to enjoy for years to come. When the present peloton spout the party line of 'all in the past' and 'stopped in 2006' they'd be far better turning their unbridled ire on the dopers of the past for giving them such a tainted legacy.

On topic, I really can't wait for the new season and in particular the month or so of Trentino and the Giro. The latter should be a cracking race.
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I'm trying to avoid it also, there are Clinic posters who have absolute tunnel-vision with regards to certain teams and riders, and these posters will find little in the sport to enjoy for years to come. When the present peloton spout the party line of 'all in the past' and 'stopped in 2006' they'd be far better turning their unbridled ire on the dopers of the past for giving them such a tainted legacy.

On topic, I really can't wait for the new season and in particular the month or so of Trentino and the Giro. The latter should be a cracking race.
the clinic is good for a big laugh. the amoutn of bull**** you read there reminds me of the wrestlingforums where people come and make up stuff on the fly about backstage stories they've heard and everyone believes and confirms each other without a shread of proove, it's hilarious considering how unbelievebale the stories become and how obsessed people are with certain things

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Old 11-19-12, 16:45
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The only things which Basso and Scarponi will win in 2013 are the races of their towns. We are talking about two riders in a marked decline. The Giro D'Italia will bring us many surprises. ┐My poll? Wiggins, Nibali (if he rides) JRod, Talansky (if he rides) , Rujano, Quintana (if he rides) Hesjedal and the Ag2r duet.
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i also think in Thomas De Gendt and Franco Pelizzoti as important riders. If Coldeportes is invited we'll see a sensational Giro. Is imagine guys like Chaves, Atapuma, Betancur in the break aways and Anacona challenging the GC and my eyes begin to shine.
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i also think in Thomas De Gendt and Franco Pelizzoti as important riders. If Coldeportes is invited we'll see a sensational Giro. Is imagine guys like Chaves, Atapuma, Betancur in the break aways and Anacona challenging the GC and my eyes begin to shine.
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i also think in Thomas De Gendt and Franco Pelizzoti as important riders. If Coldeportes is invited we'll see a sensational Giro. Is imagine guys like Chaves, Atapuma, Betancur in the break aways and Anacona challenging the GC and my eyes begin to shine.
I'm curious, how does everybody think Pellizotti will do? Can he contend for a high GC spot? Or will he be just a stage hunter?
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I'm curious, how does everybody think Pellizotti will do? Can he contend for a high GC spot? Or will he be just a stage hunter?
podium or even final win,big threat for wiggins.
he will be like michele 2010 in savio's hands,only even better.
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I'm curious, how does everybody think Pellizotti will do? Can he contend for a high GC spot? Or will he be just a stage hunter?
With Gianni Savio i think Pelizzotti can fight for a Top in the GC. Maybe 5. Depends of the competitors.
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Old 11-20-12, 13:07
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I'm curious, how does everybody think Pellizotti will do? Can he contend for a high GC spot? Or will he be just a stage hunter?

Top 10. Top 5 I think would be pushing it. Can't see him competing with Ryder, Wiggo, Rodriguez and a few others.
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Contador was at his best in 2010, but the rivals got stronger compared to previous years. Put it into your pipe and smoke it. Is it so The competition is defined by opponents and never depends on the only rider entirely. And it's the largest myth Contador fans cherish so tremulously.



Pelizzo? I'm afrain it's not very likely. The 1st season is catching rhythm. Anyways he is not Basso to hit top-5 at once.

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