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View Poll Results: Which team will be the most successful in 2013?
SKY 38 37.62%
BMC 8 7.92%
RadioNissan Trek 3 2.97%
Saxo Tinkoff 18 17.82%
Omega Pharma Quick Step 25 24.75%
Other 9 8.91%
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Saxo an Radioshack aren't superteams. BMC is also uncertain with aging leaders like Evans and Hushovd. And of course OPQS gets the most wins, with Sky a remote 2nd.. Martin, Cav and Boonen will probably win 30 races or more together, if they get their train sorted out.
Agreed, counting Evans as a factor in a super team is like counting Sastre a factor in 2008 or 2009. Evans will always be Sastre v2.0 to me, a one hit wonder, as far at a GT racer.
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I would say BMC, but their missing a a guy that can actually contend for the win in the GT's. Evans is aging, and Tejay isn't at GT winning level yet.

So I'll say OPQS with Sky taking 2nd (Don't think Wiggins will be able to replicate his 2011 season). Saxo not far behind in 3rd.

Also Movistar and Astana should be included in this poll. I could see both teams easily challenging for the top spot if there top riders have really good season.
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I would say BMC, but their missing a a guy that can actually contend for the win in the GT's.

So I'll say OPQS .
Who do OPQS have for the win in gts?
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Who do OPQS have for the win in gts?
No one, but maybe if Cav gets a lot of wins in the Giro and Tour it could help them stay up there in the team standings.
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Saxo will win the tour. OPQS will get loads of wins. Depends what you value I guess.
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Voted SKY.

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Agreed, counting Evans as a factor in a super team is like counting Sastre a factor in 2008 or 2009. Evans will always be Sastre v2.0 to me, a one hit wonder, as far at a GT racer.
That's a bit harsh. His best is certainly behind him but with some better luck he could have 3 Tours, a Giro and a Vuelta. Doubt he'll do too much this year, should be good for a few WT stages though.
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Agreed, counting Evans as a factor in a super team is like counting Sastre a factor in 2008 or 2009. Evans will always be Sastre v2.0 to me, a one hit wonder, as far at a GT racer.
This retired one hit wonder actually finished 25 GT's, was in the top ten overall in fifteen of them. In those fifteen times he was in the top ten overall, he managed the podium 6 times, where as the last 3 was in a row.
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I am sorry, but saxo tinkoff are not a super team. You can't say you are a super team based on one rider.
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