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Old 04-07-12, 10:29
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So Radioshack send a great TTer to the Giro and two great climbers to the Tour...
I think it is both logical and illogical. Andy gets first say - and rightly so - as far as GC GT riders go at RSNT. He has clearly decided long ago that he would again focus on the TDF, despite the parcours being anti him. And he and Frank tend to like to focus on the same race, so probably Frank will do that too, even though he is no better a time trialist than his brother. Where does that leave someone like Kloden then? He could be the third stringer at the Tour (or maybe not even that) or he could have a chance at team leadership in the Giro. The May race does not suit his characteristics like it does the Schleck's, but it appears likely to have a significantly weaker field focusing on it than does the Tour. Andreas may see this as his final season (even though he has a two year deal) and would prefer a shot at a top 5 finish in Italy rather than a 20th or so placing in support of others in France.

Usually seems to be less chaos as far as crashes go in the first ten days too. He might actually make it to a mountain relatively healthy

On a final note, not having Fabian potentially there would hurt him and the team in the TTT.
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They spliced together quotes from 2 riders

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lol (10c)
Whoops. Can someone put a facepalm post in reply to me?

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Old 04-07-12, 10:45
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Whoops. Can someone put a facepalm post in reply to me?

we should read articles before commenting
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Whoops. Can someone put a facepalm post in reply to me?

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Old 04-07-12, 23:05
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I like this one

By the way, does anyone know what happened to Klodi in the Pais Vasco ITT? He is not mentioned in the results, or on the RSNT website
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I like this one

By the way, does anyone know what happened to Klodi in the Pais Vasco ITT? He is not mentioned in the results, or on the RSNT website
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Old 04-07-12, 23:16
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That's better than crashing out! Thanks Hitch.
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It seems both Nibali and Cunego (!) are likely to go to the Giro (rumours...). If that's true, the only italian big gun that won't race is Petacchi.
edit: the one of Cunego is not a rumour. He said it himself in his site's forum. He'll do the classics as a preparation for the Giro apparently
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Old 04-10-12, 14:11
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So Scarponi is doing Le Tour?
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