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Old 12-24-12, 18:20
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With the amount of money he's on, Astana is the only viable option unless he takes a pay cut.
He might have to contend with a Fuglsang hunger strike though.
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Old 12-24-12, 19:08
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Why not Cannondale? With Nibali gone, there's room for a second GT leader and Basso is doing the Giro.

Edit: del1962 already mentioned them.
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Would a move back to Movistar be a possibility, ok they have Valverde but Purito would have excellent support in the mountains with Quintana and Smydt to set the pace.
no, they don't want him.
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Old 12-24-12, 19:12
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Cannondale and Lampre to me seem valid suggestions.
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Old 12-24-12, 19:14
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It's too late for Rodriguez to make successful transfer now.
Besides that, he's too ambitious IMO. The Tour is out of his reach.
I'm afraid he could end in clinic if he doesn't restrain himself.
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Old 12-24-12, 19:17
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Cannondale have become more of a classics squad this year. Sagan will be going for the Green jersey and even though he had no problem with Nibs this year would he want his team to be GC focus for the 2nd year in row?

The direction they have taken makes it an unlikely destination but if they have a change of heart he might go there on a one year contract.
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It's too late for Rodriguez to make successful transfer now.
Besides that, he's too ambitious IMO. The Tour is out of his reach.
I'm afraid he could end in clinic if he doesn't restrain himself.
Out of his reach? He is a great climber and he has improved his tt a lot. (he's better than A Schleck now) So if Andy could win tdf why not Purito?
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Old 12-24-12, 19:33
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Out of his reach? He is a great climber
I wouldn't agree completely. He gets advantage only on specific climbs. Very different from Tour climbs, and very differently ridden from Giro or Vuelta ascents. Very possible his legs would be broken by tempo ride even before the final climb on a Tour stage.
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and he has improved his tt a lot. (he's better than A Schleck now) So if Andy could win tdf why not Purito?
Improved from losing quarter hour on flat itt to a fifth?

Not Tour caliber, IMO.
He couldn't beat returnee Contador and Valverde with the Tour in his legs, on a perfect route and in the season of his life.
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Old 12-24-12, 19:38
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Man, what a mess.
J-Rod would make Astana a real force in TdF, but I like to see him and Moreno at Argos in '13.
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Out of his reach? He is a great climber and he has improved his tt a lot. (he's better than A Schleck now) So if Andy could win tdf why not Purito?
True. If anybody thinks Andy can win the Tour, then even more so Purito.
I'm not saying he will though.
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