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Old 12-05-12, 11:34
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And the organizer didn't disapoint
The Queen Stage has the only significant mountain of the Tour. And on this mountain no other the Gerald Ciolek won the mountain finish in 2008 I guess that tells you something baout that Quenn stage
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Old 12-05-12, 19:39
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I think so, yeah, because Gadret has been pretty much confirmed to ride the Giro in an interview, and Pozzovivo and Betancur as well. They need points more than anything else, so why not focus on the "other" GTs?

As for the Tour, I guess they'll focus on stage hunting and bunch sprints.
That's a fair point, but on paper, Ag2r should not be relegation contenders in 2013. They have an unrecognisably stronger team, improved for every type of race bar Time Trials (which they will still be pretty bad at).
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Old 12-05-12, 21:49
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And the organizer didn't disapoint
The Queen Stage has the only significant mountain of the Tour. And on this mountain no other the Gerald Ciolek won the mountain finish in 2008 I guess that tells you something baout that Quenn stage
I hate to say it, but your home race probably wins the award for the race that has the most potential to put out a good route and does the least with it.
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Old 12-05-12, 21:57
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Why the hell would Gadret ride for Pozzovivo? I like 50kg climbers as much as anyone but Pozzo isn't the most reliable rider around. Actually, I would made him ride the Tour. He should do well on a mountain parcours. Let Team Gadret lead the Giro with Betancourt stage hunting.
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Old 12-05-12, 22:48
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That's a fair point, but on paper, Ag2r should not be relegation contenders in 2013. They have an unrecognisably stronger team, improved for every type of race bar Time Trials (which they will still be pretty bad at).
I think betancurt will score major points. possibly top ten wt rankings.
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Old 12-05-12, 22:53
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I think betancurt will score major points. possibly top ten wt rankings.
Who? If you meant Carlos Betancur, I see him more on the top 25 WT ranking.
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@Ryou Hazuki: I doubt that Betancur could top 10 in the WT.

Watch out for Chainel next year in some cobbled races (pity Elmiger left) and Appollonio (along with CJ Sutton) who suffered this year from having Cav, Swift, EBH and to an extent Rowe above them in sprints, not to mention the GT focus.
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I hate to say it, but your home race probably wins the award for the race that has the most potential to put out a good route and does the least with it.
True. It's just awful, year after year it's the same boring route
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@Ryou Hazuki: I doubt that Betancur could top 10 in the WT.

Watch out for Chainel next year in some cobbled races (pity Elmiger left) and Appollonio (along with CJ Sutton) who suffered this year from having Cav, Swift, EBH and to an extent Rowe above them in sprints, not to mention the GT focus.
why not? already this year he scored major points everywhere and acqua had perhaps the s***iest program of any pct team.
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Froome,Alberto and Andy.All for TA,it should be a great race.When the route will be released?
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what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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