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Old 12-09-12, 00:10
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I'd go with 2 Frenchmen: Pinot and Rolland.
Tejay doesn't have it in him.
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Old 12-09-12, 01:42
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No, we need to see if Froome can take on Contador. Not the other way around.
Exactly. Froome is the wannabe. Contador is the one who's crown (reigning king of grand tours) that Froome aspires to. Froome hasn't even won a grand tour yet so how can one state that Contador has to prove he can handle Froome?
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latin riders are not leaders by their nature
Here we go.
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Old 12-09-12, 02:52
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Teejay reminds me of Levi's riding. Strong rider on long burning gradual slopes but lacks the acceleration needed for the steeper stuff where he's going to get dropped. While capable of winning a Vuelta or other smaller Tours, don't see him winning anything more. A Giro, perhaps, through a fluke.
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Old 12-09-12, 02:55
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Andrew Anacona
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Often dominant forces in cycling are not expected to be so dominant. They can come out of nowhere.
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Old 12-09-12, 04:42
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Joe Dombrowsky for the Giro and Vuelta, maybe the Tour if the ASO goes back to decent routes.
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Old 12-09-12, 04:53
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I'm guessing Froome or van Garderen. Pinot, Quintana and others might be able to nick a GT win here or there but Tejay and Froome are far too good at TTing to be seriously challenged by anybody except each other.
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Old 12-09-12, 09:32
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English journalists are every bit as prone to making mistakes than any other kind.

He's only 26 years old by the way.



He recently turned 26. He's not too old. That said, he will of course not beat Contador any time soon if Contador can remain as good as he is right now. No one will. Someone with good time trial- and climbing abilities will be the next to dominate GTs. Pinot seems to be a good all-rounder.
so is geraint thomas, but for him it's impossible to improve much as he's already too old for that (your words). lol man you are hilarious
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Old 12-09-12, 09:33
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latin riders are not leaders by their nature
what do you call cipo then?
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