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Old 04-18-12, 16:52
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Great rider. Now give it a real go in the Giro.
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Old 04-18-12, 16:55
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Nope, you're top favorite mate and your team is going to have to control the race.
Well, Lotto and Katusha rode a lot out in front today, so I'm sure they're not gonna mind doing same race control come L-B-L.
Actually, if we see BMC doing a lot of controlling - bad news for Purito
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Old 04-18-12, 17:07
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Great win for Purito, he finally has won a big race, a well deserved win.
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I'm in, I like his style and personality as well.

This is the most beautiful of all my victories, the most incredible and most desired,” said Rodríguez at the finish today.
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Great ride for Purito. Big and solo effort from Katusha on containing Ryder and Nordhuag in the final Ks.
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Old 04-18-12, 17:45
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Great win for a well deserving rider. I've been a fan since his days of working for Valverde in the hilly classics. Each year Caisse would send Purito out on the attack in the final km's of LBL, drawing out their opponents and setting Valverde up for the win. I kept thinking that this guy needs to be riding for himself, not as a super-domestique. He's continued to show his class since being given a leadership role with Katusha and finally, finally he gets that big win that he's always come ever so close to getting. Congrats, Purito!!!

Edit: I haven't watched the race yet since I'm still at work but the sudden appearance of the Purito appreciation thread was my first hint that things went well at FW. I was tempted not to venture into this and the FW thread and wait till I got home and view the final km's on steephill but I couldn't resist. Plus the full viewing of the race won't be on until the weekend where I am.
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J-Rod is also the new nr1 on the (continious) cq ranking after today

1. [ESP] RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin 2390
2. [BEL] GILBERT Philippe 2366
3. [SVK] SAGAN Peter 1991
4. [ITA] NIBALI Vincenzo 1865
5. [AUS] EVANS Cadel 1734

congrats J-Rod!
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At 6'19, Purito became a king.
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Great rider. Now give it a real go in the Giro.
Just because he's won the Classic that suits him best doesn't mean that he won't do his usual of losing a packet in the TT and having a bad day in one of the big mountain stages. Well deserved win today, though.
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Nope, you're top favorite mate and your team is going to have to control the race.
Umm why is he the favourite?

He came 42nd in 2010 and 26th last year. Yes he came 2nd in 2009 but was only allowed 2nd after it was abundantly clear who the winner was going to be.

He doesnt come close to Gilbert in terms of odds to win Liege, and there are another 4 or 5 people between them.
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