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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 12-01-12, 13:57
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so? there are 3 french pct teams, which leaves one more invitation to coldeportes. also reason why I suspected they said wether saxo gets a wt or not it won't influence their wildcard policy. to me is them basically saying they already have their wildcards fixed and nothing will change that.
coldeportes just joined the mighty mpcc. all set for escarabajos in 2013.
personally i think and hope my favourite, esteban chaves will shine next year. and in a grand tour with the heads of state
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Duarte might not have that much of a chance at next years TDF to get a stage win- the 2011 TDF would have very much suited him with stages 1,4 and 8. Next year there are not too many hills in the first week where he could get a stage- but that argument of mine completely discounts the fact he can also climb (which i know he can).

Don't forget Chaves and Atapuma.
they don't care for the course. the tour will always get duarte and (probably) chaves
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also no quintana. he will do tour+vuelta as I thought. unzue wants him there
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Giro d'Italia ‏@giroditalia

"There's the possibility to ride Giro d'Italia in 2013. And it is a great possibility." - @albertocontador http://twitpic.com/bj0u9e

Is it wise for them to hype the possible presence of Contador? If he doesn't come it might be a huge letdown...
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ofc, they just have to bring attention to the race one way or the other. they already have wiggins and nibali which makes for 2/3's of last years tour podium so even if contador ends up not coming, they will still be fine imo.

looking at older videos of the giro and comparing with more recent ones i have noticed that ASO really seem to be investing a lot on making it bigger and better. just compare contador's podium in 08 and his podium in 2011. they online platform is also very well run with lot's of interaction with the fans.

i honestly think the giro is very slowly but surely closing the gap to the tour in terms of media attention and production.
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ofc, they just have to bring attention to the race one way or the other. they already have wiggins and nibali which makes for 2/3's of last years tour podium so even if contador ends up not coming, they will still be fine imo.

looking at older videos of the giro and comparing with more recent ones i have noticed that ASO really seem to be investing a lot on making it bigger and better. just compare contador's podium in 08 and his podium in 2011. they online platform is also very well run with lot's of interaction with the fans.

i honestly think the giro is very slowly but surely closing the gap to the tour in terms of media attention and production.
I don't think so, no.

Months decide a lot. July ----->>>> May ( always )

Unless they change the date, Giro will never be as big in terms of media attention and production. Never.

Even if they did, it would be very hard to overtake Tour. You know Tour everywhere, you don't about Giro. In terms of non big cycling fans views.
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Giro d'Italia ‏@giroditalia

"There's the possibility to ride Giro d'Italia in 2013. And it is a great possibility." - @albertocontador http://twitpic.com/bj0u9e

Is it wise for them to hype the possible presence of Contador? If he doesn't come it might be a huge letdown...
Didnt evans cpmllain in 09 or.something that they were using him to promote the race when he had no intention of.riding!?
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ofc, they just have to bring attention to the race one way or the other. they already have wiggins and nibali which makes for 2/3's of last years tour podium so even if contador ends up not coming, they will still be fine imo.

looking at older videos of the giro and comparing with more recent ones i have noticed that ASO really seem to be investing a lot on making it bigger and better. just compare contador's podium in 08 and his podium in 2011. they online platform is also very well run with lot's of interaction with the fans.

i honestly think the giro is very slowly but surely closing the gap to the tour in terms of media attention and production.
not at all. nothing has changed in past 10 years. before that the giro was even more important thanks to pantani and cipo, that were global stars
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ofc, they just have to bring attention to the race one way or the other. they already have wiggins and nibali which makes for 2/3's of last years tour podium so even if contador ends up not coming, they will still be fine imo.

looking at older videos of the giro and comparing with more recent ones i have noticed that ASO really seem to be investing a lot on making it bigger and better. just compare contador's podium in 08 and his podium in 2011. they online platform is also very well run with lot's of interaction with the fans.

i honestly think the giro is very slowly but surely closing the gap to the tour in terms of media attention and production.
you meant RCS?
anyway, yes, undoubtly they're trying to close the gap.
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not at all. nothing has changed in past 10 years. before that the giro was even more important thanks to pantani and cipo, that were global stars
I'd say that 10 years ago the situation was way worse than now. But in the 90's it was better, probably.
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