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View Poll Results: Who is going to win the Giro.
Ivan Basso 51 22.37%
Damiano Cunego 7 3.07%
John Gadret 2 0.88%
Roman Kreuziger 23 10.09%
Andreas Kloeden 3 1.32%
Frank Schleck 16 7.02%
Jose Rujano Guillen 31 13.60%
Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver 8 3.51%
Michelle Scarponi 58 25.44%
Other/Vino 29 12.72%
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Stinky will be 10 minutes behind before the race reaches Italy unfortunately.
The same applies for the likes as Rujano and Pozzovivo.
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Well I selected Basso, but it's a lukewarm choice at best. He really won't need top form until stage 14? which gives him time to get some better form.

Hopefully Frank animates the race; I'd like to see him do well.
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In all seriousness though, no way. A stage win or two, sure.
Lol a stage win... He's just a neo pro, I wouldn't expect anything, let's keep the pressure low.
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You need to be able to climb to win the points jersey in the Giro.
Cue Thor Hushovd.
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Lol a stage win... He's just a neo pro, I wouldn't expect anything, let's keep the pressure low.
Obviously I was under the flawed assumption that Vanendert the older was on the Giro starting-list. A mistake on my part.

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Cue Thor Hushovd.
Thor doesn't pick up points in the sprints these days and he's not going to be there on the really serious stuff, so I don't see him as a threat for the points jersey. I'd have thought he'll have some stage wins as targets. The prologue maybe, a transitional stage or a reduced bunch sprint - 6, 12 and 16 look like his sort of stages.
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Cue Thor Hushovd.
He won't finish the race.
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Cant Ventoso get over some of the climbs better than most other sprtinters?

As for the overall i'm going with -
Basso
Scarponi
Gadret
Kreuziger
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He won't finish the race.
He might, depends if he's still in the picture for Le Tour.
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he will get dropped on every single MTF in the last week.he hasn't the engine to fight scarponi-basso-rujano,not even gadret.finestre last year was obvious.entering the top 5 would be a surprise,only if he really improved a lot or if they will go extremely slow on the mountains which i seriously doubt.
i already can see tiralongo dragging kreuziger for hours.
you understand it. kreuziger doesnę recuperate well and he sucks in longer climbs. last year finestre was painful. this year will only be worse
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