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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 11-20-12, 14:25
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Di Luca's modest goal is to win the Giro again. He knows he can't do it without the juice, so it will be fun to watch no matter what.

I hope his team gets invited this time, though. Farnese is trying to sign him on the cheap. He doesn't have too many options from the looks of it.
it's strange a WT team doesn't want to sign him. Such a titled rider ought to end a career in wedding general's status in a big team whereas Il Killer must find a team himself and pray that it would be invited in the Giro...
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Time bonuses of 20, 12 and 8 seconds will return to the Giro in order to balance it out, good news for Purito.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/pin...nuses-are-back


Thats actually very unlucky for Rodriguez in that the 1 year they dont have mountain time bonuses it may have cost him the race.

He lost the Giro by 17 seconds (12 if we overlook ryders head start) but would have got 8 for 3rd on stage 8, 12 for 2nd on stage 15, 20 to Ryder's 8 for 1st to 3rd on stage 17, and lost 4 for finishing 3rd to 2nd on stage 19

I got that as 28 seconds. Assuming everything went the same (which considering how conservative the race was, is not that big a leap) Rodriguez would have gone into the final tt with a 59 second lead - which would have made the final tt a total nailbiting tossup, with everyone counting down - 12, 11, 10 ... as Rodriguez negotiated the final 500m.
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If Contador decides not to go to the tour or Saxo isn't selected and he rides the Tour he'll win like it was 2011...
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Time bonuses of 20, 12 and 8 seconds will return to the Giro in order to balance it out, good news for Purito.
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Good decision by the Giro organizer. There should be maximum incentive for the GC boys to ride for stage wins.
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Good decision by the Giro organizer. There should be maximum incentive for the GC boys to ride for stage wins.
agreed

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Good decision by the Giro organizer. There should be maximum incentive for the GC boys to ride for stage wins.
yep. Glad they finally made up their mind
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Rodriguez will only ride the Giro if the team forces him to. He'll probably focus on the Tour.
Now with the incentive of the bonus seconds, I hope he comes to his senses and favors Giro/Vuelta double again for next year. He's not a Tour rider.
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sadly, killer will snatch every bonus second from purito


2013 is payback time

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and yeah organizers did well to listen to the fans to bring back bonus seconds, i was sure they will do it.
le tour, on the other hand...lol
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Perhaps. Until the forum members grasp this.
Or until you hold your breath, turn blue & pass out, which I think is more likely.
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