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View Poll Results: So, can he do it?
No 133 72.68%
Yes 12 6.56%
Yes. And after, he will win Vuelta too 3 1.64%
Yes. And after the Vuelta win, he will bring the peace in Middle East 35 19.13%
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Old 12-17-12, 21:04
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Basso 2006 was definitely gonna do it
Against Ullrich 2006? No chance
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On the day the Tour started, Cartlon Kirby picked Hejsedal for the win, so yeah he had no chance
You mean he didn't pick Flecha? Surprising
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Old 12-18-12, 00:43
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Wiggins will win neither next year, unless a Sky DS lies to him and telsl him that there are free bars around the next bend, for the first rider to reach them.

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I don't want to give away how I voted but I really hope Brad's Arabic/Hebrew classes are going well
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I don't want to give away how I voted but I really hope Brad's Arabic/Hebrew classes are going well
Me too.

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Old 12-18-12, 00:48
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He will win the giro, Cant see anyone getting close enough to him with the team he will have and the long TT.

He wont win the Tour though, Sky will need to focus on Froome as he's the only one who could come close to Contador.
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Of course he won't do it, but Kudos for raising the topic. At least this means Wiggins will go for the win at the Giro.
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Old 12-18-12, 03:23
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Of course he can do it, but he probably won't.

I honestly, can't see Nibali beating him in the Giro. Quite a few people seem to seriously over-estimate Nibali's climbing ability.

Like Wiggo himself, Nibali is one of those riders who just has to hang in there when the true mountain goats pile on the pressure.

But, unlike Wiggo, Nibali is rubbish at pacing himself and riding to a schedule.

Unlike Purito, and Hesjedal, Nibali will at least have team support, but certainly no more team support than Wiggo ... probably less in quality and quantity.
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Old 12-18-12, 12:43
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he won't win either. which is great
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Old 12-18-12, 13:54
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I don't think he can win the tour even at a 100% next year, so I voted no.
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