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Old 12-11-12, 09:15
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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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Purito has gained more weight than Wiggo
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Old 12-11-12, 10:25
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Oh how can I forgot Paulinho,he will be in thats for sure..so maybe Roche is out.
Kreuziger is in Im 100% sure.He said its his main goal to win Tour with Alberto in interview
So did Roche. He was pretty clear that helping Contador would be his main role for the year, rather than riding for his own chances. It would be very odd if they ended up using him in some other capacity.

Saxo will have to balance sporting criteria with (a) keeping Contador happy by including his friends and perhaps (b) keeping the sponsors happy by including extra Danes. There's not much point in strengthening this much if they are still going to pack the squad with Danes and the Amigos of Alberto anyway though. That said, they won't have all of Kreuziger, Rogers and Roche around Contador from race to race all year long, in the Sky style, because they will need some or all of those guys to earn points elsewhere.

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Oh god Piti has almost +2 size bigger suit than he has normal
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Uhm, Valverde is probably the skinniest looking guy in that picture. Also looks kinda old-ish.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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So did Roche. He was pretty clear that helping Contador would be his main role for the year, rather than riding for his own chances. It would be very odd if they ended up using him in some other capacity.

Saxo will have to balance sporting criteria with (a) keeping Contador happy by including his friends and perhaps (b) keeping the sponsors happy by including extra Danes. There's not much point in strengthening this much if they are still going to pack the squad with Danes and the Amigos of Alberto anyway though. That said, they won't have all of Kreuziger, Rogers and Roche around Contador from race to race all year long, in the Sky style, because they will need some or all of those guys to earn points elsewhere.
Riis Cycling have in the past entered the Tour without ANY Danes or only a single one.

My guess would be:

Contador
Kreuziger
Roche
Rogers
Chris Anker Sørensen
Jesus
Paulinho
Mørkøv
Noval

And for the Giro:

Majka
Bennati
Tosatto
Boaro
+ others
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So did Roche. He was pretty clear that helping Contador would be his main role for the year, rather than riding for his own chances. It would be very odd if they ended up using him in some other capacity.

Saxo will have to balance sporting criteria with (a) keeping Contador happy by including his friends and perhaps (b) keeping the sponsors happy by including extra Danes. There's not much point in strengthening this much if they are still going to pack the squad with Danes and the Amigos of Alberto anyway though. That said, they won't have all of Kreuziger, Rogers and Roche around Contador from race to race all year long, in the Sky style, because they will need some or all of those guys to earn points elsewhere.
Last I checked at least half of those sponsors is now some crazy guy who only cares about winning. I don't see why selecting a Dane, let alone more, will be needed.
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Last I checked at least half of those sponsors is now some crazy guy who only cares about winning. I don't see why selecting a Dane, let alone more, will be needed.
Why is he crazy? Because he doesn't know who rides for Argos?
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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His PR manager will probably explain to you why he's crazy

His comments, just days before the decision on the WT license, were really stupid. You want to create goodwill, not sound like a deluded moron.
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His PR manager will probably explain to you why he's crazy

His comments, just days before the decision on the WT license, were really stupid. You want to create goodwill, not sound like a deluded moron.
Being a jerk is not the same as being crazy.

Goodwill? Tinkov knew he had the license before today. UCI is probably not too different from Russian politics.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Last I checked at least half of those sponsors is now some crazy guy who only cares about winning. I don't see why selecting a Dane, let alone more, will be needed.
In the end sponsors cares about exposure. When a team wins the sponsor gets maximum return. If there are no potential winners on the team, nationalistic stuff often get prioritized.
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