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View Poll Results: Who will win 2013 GIRO?
Nibali 90 32.03%
Rodriguez 29 10.32%
Hesjedal 16 5.69%
Basso 9 3.20%
Wiggins 106 37.72%
Scarponi 2 0.71%
Others 29 10.32%
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Old 12-28-12, 14:14
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A mirage. He was babysat. 80% of his GT wins based alone on TT skills. In 2013 will see the real Wiggo exposed without his train. Circa Vuelta 2011 or worse.
Why would he not have a train? He might not have Froome, but he will still have the best support of anyone.
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Old 12-28-12, 14:17
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Why would he not have a train? He might not have Froome, but he will still have the best support of anyone.
Astana won't be bad. Maybe the first time Nibali has a strong team since 2010
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Yep, hopefully they make a race of it as opposed to letting Sky do all the work or Liquitraining.
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Why would he not have a train? He might not have Froome, but he will still have the best support of anyone.
Astana will also have a good support for Nibali, and Rabobank will have Gesink, Kruiswijk and Kelderman
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Astana will also have a good support for Nibali, and Rabobank will have Gesink, Kruiswijk and Kelderman
I should say Blanco Pro Cycling
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Old 12-28-12, 14:31
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Yep, hopefully they make a race of it as opposed to letting Sky do all the work or Liquitraining.
On the Gavia/Stelvio stage, if Nibali has a couple of teammates in the breakaway he could really make the Skytrain derail on the descent of the Stelvio. Against a top form Wiggins, I believe that's his only chance.
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On the Gavia/Stelvio stage, if Nibali has a couple of teammates in the breakaway he could really make the Skytrain derail on the descent of the Stelvio. Against a top form Wiggins, I believe that's his only chance.
which side are they descending again? the prato side right?

checked it, and yes they are. should a decent descent to watch:


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which side are they descending again? the prato side right?
yeah, they climb from Bormio and descend towards Prato.

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great timing we post a shot from the same vantage point just seconds apart, but by the looks of it there is at least 20 years between the time these pics were taken. a lot less motorcycle traffic as well :-P
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great timing we post a shot from the same vantage point just seconds apart, but by the looks of it there is at least 20 years between the time these pics were taken. a lot less motorcycle traffic as well :-P
yes but I posted mine 4 minutes before you
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