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Old 03-30-12, 22:13
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the real problem for rigo is the he will peak for the ardennes, so probably his condition will fade in the third week, which is the most important and difficult one.

in recent years only de luca was able to maintain his peak after the ardennes till the end of the giro....but this argument could be clinic related.
Purito? He was better in the final week of the Giro than in the first. And then he went on to crush the Dauphiné as well.
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Old 03-30-12, 22:59
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the real problem for rigo is the he will peak for the ardennes, so probably his condition will fade in the third week, which is the most important and difficult one.

Don't know about that. If you want to peak for the ardennes in general you don't take a break of racing for almost a month. When they decided to (re-)focus on the Giro, they maybe dropped Pais Vasco, which would mean the ardennes classics aren't that important for Rigo this year.
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Old 03-31-12, 06:31
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Purito? He was better in the final week of the Giro than in the first. And then he went on to crush the Dauphiné as well.
purito was not a real factor in the giro
imho , he was quite deceiving, but it is true he was better in the last week
he was already out of contention at that time
rigo is already now in good condition and it is a long way still to the giro
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purito was sick in the first week and on anti biotics. without that he would've been one of the best in gc. uran won't do pais vasco and do only the ardenne races and then the giro
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Kloden is most definitely targeting the Giro!

http://blogs.bettor.com/Team-RadioSh...y-2012-a142649
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the guy is from 1987. he's barely done any gt's. sivtsov is 5 years older and laughable at best to call him a better gt rider
He's done 4 GTs already and finished them all. Which is 2 more than Tom Boonen

That's a lot for a 25 year old. I can only remember one great Vuelta by him where he was sitting in the top 10, but crashed which cost him a lot of places.
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Kloden is most definitely targeting the Giro!

http://blogs.bettor.com/Team-RadioSh...y-2012-a142649

So Radioshack send a great TTer to the Giro and two great climbers to the Tour...
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So Radioshack send a great TTer to the Giro and two great climbers to the Tour...
One great climber, but yeah.

Not sure if Kloden can still bring it. Regardless, at least 2 of the 3 hardest mountain stages in this year's Giro don't suit him at all.
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One great climber, but yeah.
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Wow, I won't believe in it until I see him in the final startlist. It's a highly strange decision. On the other hand, if Kreuziger could take 5th place in such a hard full of overly steep climbs edition, there's no reason to assume that Klodi could have been worse. And anyways it can be only 4-5 places at best. But I hope to the bitter end that Klodi will destroy everyone even on Mortirolo.
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