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View Poll Results: Who will win the 2013 Giro?
Wiggins 137 35.31%
Nibali 140 36.08%
Gesink 26 6.70%
Hesjedal 28 7.22%
Sanchez 12 3.09%
Basso/Scarponi 7 1.80%
Rujano 3 0.77%
Cobo/Capecchi/Intxausti 9 2.32%
A Colombian 10 2.58%
Other/Garzelli 16 4.12%
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Old 01-09-13, 08:54
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So how are ppl rating the Dolphin? I think as good as top 5, even podium. His results since returning have been impressive, and he was touted as a potential winner in '09. Also Savio's team usually performs at the Giro.
Yeah, he's in a good position as a dark horse (even with the tricolore on his back). He's a bit old though, 35 already.
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Yeah, he's in a good position as a dark horse (even with the tricolore on his back). He's a bit old though, 35 already.
35 is the new 29

He still has ~4 years left
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All Contador fans underlinedly voted against Wiggins. Is that illness?

And where the hell is Grandissimo Il Killer??!
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All Contador fans underlinedly voted against Wiggins. Is that illness??!
Wtf are you talking about. I see quite a few voting for.wiggins so its clear your just trying to troll again.
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Wtf are you talking about. I see quite a few voting for.wiggins so its clear your just trying to troll again.
Ah sorry, I noticed and I even was going to write all but Hitch, but forgot.

Nonetheless, I don't think that it was an accident
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Strange decission...2 Italien Teams.... Last year aquarone also didnt hesitate to lease out aqua e sapone.... personallly i miss team netapp...You can tell meinen what you want but as a whole Team they are clearly stronger than colombia or bardiani csf
not strange at all. acquarone put under pressure not to kill all other italian teams like he did with acqua last year
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Dombrowski or Kelderma for white but Agostini i think could also go well.

I am hoping Porte is stronger than Wiggins and can top 3. However that might not happen so i shall say Nibali, Gesink then Wiggins, with Hesjedal and Samu also challenging.

I cannot see Scarponi and Basso winning but they will be factors and will probably be amongst the most consistent. Hopefully a good Cobo shows up.
dombrowski isn't going to do any gt this year I'm sure of
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dombrowski isn't going to do any gt this year I'm sure of
Dombrowski was confirmed so unless he changed his mind he's going.

Anyway where have you been yesterday Ryo? Rujano was with 0 preferences, we were worried
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If living in Europe for the first time wasn't challenging enough, in late December Dombrowski was presented with a more formidable task: joining the squad that would help Wiggins in the 21-stage Giro d'Italia, one of the three Grand Tours in professional cycling. (The other two are the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.) The Italian race kicks off on May 3.

"I did not expect to do the Giro," he says. "I didn't really even expect to do a Grand Tour. I kinda ruled out the Giro because it's too early, there's no way they're gonna put me in that early, there's no way they're gonna have me to do the Giro if Wiggins is gonna go try to win. It's exciting, but it's a little bit daunting, I guess."

(full article http://dcist.com/2013/01/joe_d.php ) Dombrowski tweeted it so its 100% sure he does the giro i suppose (unless he gets injured ofcourse).
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Surprisingly more Nibali votes then Wiggins votes.

I doubt Nibali will win the Giro as his climbing is not the best and his time trialing is not the best. In top form he will be close to it but will always be outshone by others in either the climbs or the time trials. Nilbali is however very consistent which gives him a chance.

My top 10 will be
1. Gesink
2. Sanchez
3. Wiggins
4. Nibali
5. Scarponi
6. Basso
7. Henao/Uran (who ever helps Wiggins in the Giro not to sure)
8. Hesjedal
9. Pozzovivo
10. Kruiswijk
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