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Old 01-23-13, 18:42
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do you know if the race has been upgraded to 1.HC? It's still listed as 1.1 on the website of the uci but they would not be allowed to invite more that 50% pro tour teams if it's 1.1
Indeed, the No of pro Tour Teams indicate it must have been upgraded.

Or they must have got some special exemption.
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Yay Argos.... I hope there's a climber or puncheur hidden somewhere in those names that I don't know of their line up
Argos are invited everywhere because of their philosophy: clean racing with cr.p riders. Basically they have three guys who can survive a hill: Degenkolb, Dumoulin, and De Kort. Maybe now also Van Rensburg.
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Could be, but guys such as Flecha and Van Summeren have been in top 10 or thereabouts. Don't think Degenkolb can win it, but perhaps he can play a role. Lets see.
He would go well up until the 20% ramp at the end.
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He would go well up until the 20% ramp at the end.
yep, needs a pretty big gap before to get near podium. Still I would expect him to be visible.
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honestly I don't think he is much worse than Kocjan or Gatto when it comes to going uphill
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honestly I don't think he is much worse than Kocjan or Gatto when it comes to going uphill
Neither do I, but he needs to deliver before we can claim we know anything.
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Neither do I, but he needs to deliver before we can claim we know anything.
look to wc 2008 u23, that duarte won. degenkolb can climb very well, although it has gotten worse at argos. think he also got heavier
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same for the wc in geelong when he followed Gallopin's attack on the final hill and still managed to take silver in the big bunch sprint after being catched
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Old 01-25-13, 13:38
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Androni were certain to be invited. They were the winners of the Italian cup last year.



IMO it's too hard for Degenkolb. Actually can't think of any Argos rider who could be a factor. Surprise WC selection for me.

Movistar seems to have got the selection mainly because of Visconti.

Good that IAM have been invited, Lofkvist will get a chance.

Also hope that Gilbert and Cancellara will turn up.
I don't think Löfkvist is going to Strade bianche. I think he is doing Paris-Nice. That is pitty since 2009 he was really amazing on the last upphill. And was very close to win 2010. Only lost in the last couple of meters.
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look to wc 2008 u23, that duarte won. degenkolb can climb very well, although it has gotten worse at argos. think he also got heavier
Michael Matthews was a very good climber in the U23 too, does that mean he got heavier? Climbing with the pros is obviously a lot different from espoir racing.
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