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View Poll Results: Which teams would you invite at the next Giro d'Italia edition?
Katusha 67 52.34%
Vini Fantini 79 61.72%
Bardiani 37 28.91%
Colombia Coldeportes 97 75.78%
Europcar 20 15.63%
Novo-Nordisk 2 1.56%
Netapp-Endura 18 14.06%
MTNQhubeka 7 5.47%
IAM 23 17.97%
Caja Rural 6 4.69%
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Old 01-03-13, 16:26
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Default 2013 Giro d'Italia wildcards : Who would you like to see?

will acquarone invite your local team for the 2013 edition? anything is possible.
will he deny again some big champions an entry? you bet so


last year, netapp got invited out of nowhere, not exactly the team we all thought will be invited,check the results of the poll:
http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthr...2012+wildcards


will this year be different?


remember, androni's presence is guaranteed. only 3 more spots
i doubt that katusha can go back in the world tour until may

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Katusha and the colombians.
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colombians
vini fantini(only for garzelli)
katusha
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Coldeportes.
Indifferent about the rest as J-Rod will not ride the Giro in any case.
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giro is straight with us

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Colombia, Vini-Fantini, and Bardiani. I would say Katusha, but I don't think they will be able to get in without Rodriguez. IAM probably has a good chance of getting in also, a Giro wildcard is one of their main goals.
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Well last year Aquarone still invited Colnago and Farnese Vini and not Coldeportes! It was just Netapp what was a suprise invite due to economic reasons.

So as I wrote in the other thread I go for
Bardiani
Farnese Vini
Colombia Coldeportes

as Colombia would definatly add something to the race with Chaves, Duarte and Atapuma.

Katoesja is getting to the Tour instead of Colombia, because of a wildcard agreement for all ASO events. Or Purito will leave and they only might show up at the Vuelta then.

I'm no sure about MTN. There was an article on cyclingnews where was mentioned Aquarone wanted to invite an african team, but MTN denied as it would come to early. If the've changed their mind they maybe would kickoff Coldeportes
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Is this about the teams we would like to participate or expect to participate?
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I definitely want Vini Fantani to be invited, especially because they are always fun to watch, and Coldeportes for obvious reasons. My third would probably be IAM though, because they are going to be quite good, and theres a number of riders they have that I really like such as Mathias Brandle.
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Farnese should almost certainly be invited, Rabottini won a jersey last year so I assume they'll give him the opportunity to defend it.

Katusha doesn't deserve an invite since they're probably not planning to send Menchov, Rodriguez or Moreno anyway. I also really hope IAM cycling gets invited, I believe both Löfkvist and Haussler will improve massively this year in a new environment. Haussler wasn't happy in Garmin which lead to his excessive drinking (he had to be carried home from a party in Copenhagen...) and Löfkvist certainly wasn't enjoying his time in Sky.
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