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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 01-08-13, 14:48
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by the way, Katusha has been screwed badly, both from Uci and now not getting a Giro spot.
it reminds me of Unibet's bad luck
Katusha probably won't get invite to a single GT now.
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Katusha probably won't get invite to a single GT now.
I think they will get one to the Vuelta, where Menchov will top 5
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Katusha probably won't get invite to a single GT now.
They'll get the Vuelta spot as long as Purito remains in the team- but so far it looks dull for them.

BTW In so pleased with the Wildcard selection. Colombia team will be there with the desire & enthusiasm to honor the spot given to them. This Giro is getting better & better-can't wait!!!!
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Realistic predictions

TDF: Katusha, Saur Sojasun, Cofidis, Europcar
Vuelta: Katusha, Caja Rural, Cofidis, Colombia

Argos doing 3 GTs, Euskaltel to PR; The World Tour is a complete joke.

With regards to RCS wild cards i would have picked Androni for TA over MTN and Bardiani over IAM for GDL.
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Netapp was closest of the rest to get an invite:
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Pleased that the three teams I voted for, got the nod.

Di Luca to Bardiani will be nice.

Katusha will get invited for Vuelta if Moreno stays.
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But maybe it would be even better if they just ride the Giro as first Grand Tour experience and then going hot in the (mountainous) Vuelta with Chaves,Duarte & Atapuma wouldn't it?
you can't learn the tour in the giro. you have to do the tour to learn the tour
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It does concern me a bit that they may save Chaves and Atapuma for the Tour, if that happens.
they are pretty certain to do the tour as well. so they have to split. still would've been better to keep duarte for the tour and atapuma at the giro. tour doesn't suit atapuma. but also some other riders can stand up this year in coldeportes.
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Glad to see that they made the right decision.
exactly. amazing news I heard just today and also the other teams couldn;'t be better.
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