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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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very interesting rumours:
seems like katusha and colombia coldeportes will get invited
and farnese and bardiani were asked by rcs to form a single team for il giro...does that sound plausible?

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php...cod=55319&tp=n
that would be great. Fingers crossed
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Vini Fantini will be there I reckon. I don't think that Katusha will, unless Purito changes his mind and decides to go for the Giro. After that I'd say Colombia Coldeportes and maybe either IAMS or Netapp-Endura are the most likely and I reckon both could do a reasonable job of animating the race. Europcar? No, don't see Voekler or Rolland showing up which is what it'd take.

Di Luca? Yawn.
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I see I've hurt the first fanboy already.

I mean just about any cyclist who doesn't need ten pounds of kidney as breakfast in the morning to finish a race.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
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the only solution (for the future) is that some World Tour teams are allowed to choose which races they want to ride. so maybe we see FDJ and Argos pass off the Giro and we have place for the little Pro continental teams.
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the only solution (for the future) is that some World Tour teams are allowed to choose which races they want to ride. so maybe we see FDJ and Argos pass off the Giro and we have place for the little Pro continental teams.
With the current World Tour system where the points the team score is the main factor in deciding World Tour status ( Unless you fall out with the UCI ofc,)it wont happen.
All World Tour teams will ride all WT races (at least until they are safe for next year)
The only solution is to reduce the no of WT teams.
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These are the three riders I want to see in the Giro no matter what: Rabottini, Duarte, & Pirazzi
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I think Colombia Coldeportes is assured of a Giro Wildcard.
Otherwise they wouldn't have invited Johan Chaves for the presentation.
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I think Colombia Coldeportes is assured of a Giro Wildcard.
Otherwise they wouldn't have invited Johan Chaves for the presentation.
I thought he was at the Tour presentation? Or was it both? Definately need to see them in a WT race this year...
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So tomorrow is the day.
Can't wait
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So tomorrow is the day.
Can't wait
...to be disappointed?
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