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View Poll Results: Can Blanco be the next HTC?
Yes, they have the right set-up and mix of talents 7 11.48%
No, they lack leaders like Stapleton, Aldag and Holm, and the riders aren't that talented 42 68.85%
Hard to say, depends if they can shake off their Rabo past 12 19.67%
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Old 01-28-13, 19:35
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Blanco and Euskaltel, clearly the two strongest teams in the world

BTW if Argos can't even pick up a single WT point in a race like TDU, I fear for their survival in the WorldTour.
Argos.
Agree, very poor performance by Kittel. Degenkolb better be strong in the spring classics.
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Old 01-29-13, 00:18
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They need to stop sending Kittel to WT races.
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Old 01-29-13, 06:08
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Give the guy some time to get into form.
Kittel has the sprint speed to beat Cav and Greipel, which not many sprinters have.
Proven that many times ago. Yes he will need to improve.
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Old 01-29-13, 15:58
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Blanco and Euskaltel, clearly the two strongest teams in the world

BTW if Argos can't even pick up a single WT point in a race like TDU, I fear for their survival in the WorldTour.
Sprinters don't earn a lot of WT points either way. It's way a team like Lotto struggled to get into the WT this year, despite the fact they have a very good train. It's not like they just win a flat sprint of 200 meters, they need to control the entire stage(alone or with help) and still do a good lead-out. I don't know how many WT points a WT stage gives, but probably not much.
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Old 01-29-13, 21:57
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Is this a joke?

Rank Prev. Team (Code) Country Points
1 - BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (BLA) NED 157
2 - EUSKALTEL EUSKADI (EUS) ESP 91
3 - MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) ESP 87
4 - SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) GBR 79
5 - RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) LUX 63
6 - LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) ITA 24
7 - LOTTO BELISOL (LTB) BEL 19
8 - ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) AUS 11
9 - FDJ (FDJ) FRA 8
10 - BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) USA 2
11 - TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF (TST) DEN 2
12 - GARMIN SHARP (GRS) USA 2
13 - ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) KAZ 1
14 - OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) BEL 1
15 - VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) NED 1

Maybe Blanco could be the next HTC after all. Wasn't HTC the number 1 ranked WT team at some point?
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Old 01-29-13, 22:02
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At least currently they're 157 times better than the other 2 Dutch teams together!
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Old 01-29-13, 22:31
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Is this a joke?

Rank Prev. Team (Code) Country Points
1 - BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (BLA) NED 157
2 - EUSKALTEL EUSKADI (EUS) ESP 91
3 - MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) ESP 87
4 - SKY PROCYCLING (SKY) GBR 79
5 - RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (RLT) LUX 63
6 - LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) ITA 24
7 - LOTTO BELISOL (LTB) BEL 19
8 - ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) AUS 11
9 - FDJ (FDJ) FRA 8
10 - BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) USA 2
11 - TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF (TST) DEN 2
12 - GARMIN SHARP (GRS) USA 2
13 - ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) KAZ 1
14 - OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) BEL 1
15 - VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD) NED 1

This just shows how ridiculous the points scoring is. Lotto won half of the stages of the TDU yet have barely more than 10% of the points Blanco picked up.
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Blanco had a first and two seconds and a third and were first and sixth overall?

Dunno about Euskaltel though.

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This just shows how ridiculous the points scoring is. Lotto won half of the stages of the TDU yet have barely more than 10% of the points Blanco picked up.
What's more ridiculous is people looking at Month 1 results and starting to extrapolate to the end of year results. Yes, the points system is jacked but come post Vuelta the standing will be more on par to the quality of the teams.
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Old 04-11-13, 12:51
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any news os some possible new sponsor deal?

AGR is in 3 days, they hoped to have a sponsor before the end of spring classics. hopefully after Vanmarcke great podium at roubaix, they will perform well in the ardennes.
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