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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 11-21-12, 06:36
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Or until you hold your breath, turn blue & pass out, which I think is more likely.
You are in the vast minority thinking like that. It is literally 5-6 dreamy guys.
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In Italia we'll see a lot of young climbers. Quintana, Betancur, Anacona, Majka, Slagter, Aru, Landa, Izaguirre... Chaves and Atapuma if Coldeportes is invited. Who knows if Dombrowski, Elissonde, Bardet, Konig, Geniez... That's why i think we can have many surprises.

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Chavanel wants to start in the Giro. And he's not sure if he'll do the Tour after that.
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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.
I'm pretty sure that bonus seconds were awarded on stage 8
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I'm pretty sure that bonus seconds were awarded on stage 8
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Chavanel wants to start in the Giro. And he's not sure if he'll do the Tour after that.
Good for him, hopefully more classics type riders make the same wise move.
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Chavanel wants to start in the Giro. And he's not sure if he'll do the Tour after that.
well, dragging around Cavendish in the Tour ain't fun.
'13 Giro offers some opportunities for Chavanel, at least on paper.
Solid decision.
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In Italia we'll see a lot of young climbers. Quintana, Betancur, Anacona, Majka, Slagter, Aru, Landa, Izaguirre... Chaves and Atapuma if Coldeportes is invited. Who knows if Dombrowski, Elissonde, Bardet, Konig, Geniez... That's why i think we can have many surprises.
Dombrowski I doubt will be doing any GT's in his first year. Hopefully Sky will get a invite to the American races, I think Dombrowski would do well there.

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Chavanel wants to start in the Giro. And he's not sure if he'll do the Tour after that.
Good choice for Chavanel, He'll have more chances there then he would have pulling Cav around France.
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RCS finally did a reel of the 2012 edition.

This was badly missing from the presentation.
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Dombrowski I doubt will be doing any GT's in his first year. Hopefully Sky will get a invite to the American races, I think Dombrowski would do well there.



Good choice for Chavanel, He'll have more chances there then he would have pulling Cav around France.
Sky never do the US races.The main sponsor isn't in that market.
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