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Old 01-23-13, 15:29
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17 Teams invited for this years edition

http://www.gazzetta.it/StradeBianche...56818728.shtml

AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA)

ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ)

BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)

BMC RACING TEAM (USA)

CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING (ITA)

GARMIN SHARP (USA)

LAMPRE-MERIDA (ITA)

MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)

RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (LUX)

TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO (NED)

VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (ITA)

BARDIANI VALVOLE - CSF INOX (ITA)

CRELAN - EUPHONY (BEL)

IAM CYCLING (SUI)

KATUSHA (RUS)

VINI FANTINI - SELLE ITALIA (ITA)

A pity there's no Sky...I would've liked to see EBH and The Tank Engine race... Well **** it it'll still be one of the best of 2013 for sure.
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Old 01-23-13, 15:37
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A pity there's no Sky...I would've liked to see EBH and The Tank Engine race... Well **** it it'll still be one of the best of 2013 for sure.
It's a shame indeed, EBH was 4th in his first attempt here back in 2009 when he was 21. But he's never had the chance to ride it again.
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Old 01-23-13, 16:21
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Very nice to see that Androni-Venezuela wil get the wildcards to Strade Bianche and Giro del LAzio =))

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A pity there's no Sky...I would've liked to see EBH and The Tank Engine race... Well **** it it'll still be one of the best of 2013 for sure.
I take it Sky didn't just ask for an invitation...
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Yay Argos.... I hope there's a climber or puncheur hidden somewhere in those names that I don't know of their line up
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Yay Argos.... I hope there's a climber or puncheur hidden somewhere in those names that I don't know of their line up
I think Argos should throw Degenkolb in there and see what he can do.
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Very nice to see that Androni-Venezuela wil get the wildcards to Strade Bianche and Giro del LAzio =))

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Androni were certain to be invited. They were the winners of the Italian cup last year.

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I think Argos should throw Degenkolb in there and see what he can do.
IMO it's too hard for Degenkolb. Actually can't think of any Argos rider who could be a factor. Surprise WC selection for me.

Movistar seems to have got the selection mainly because of Visconti.

Good that IAM have been invited, Lofkvist will get a chance.

Also hope that Gilbert and Cancellara will turn up.
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I take it Sky didn't just ask for an invitation...
do you know if the race has been upgraded to 1.HC? It's still listed as 1.1 on the website of the uci but they would not be allowed to invite more that 50% pro tour teams if it's 1.1
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do you know if the race has been upgraded to 1.HC? It's still listed as 1.1 on the website of the uci but they would not be allowed to invite more that 50% pro tour teams if it's 1.1
Like UCI rules count something
To tell the truth, I don't know anything about the issue (maybe they do said that), but I doubt they upgraded the race status. RCS don't have much money to spare.
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Old 01-23-13, 17:41
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IMO it's too hard for Degenkolb. Actually can't think of any Argos rider who could be a factor. Surprise WC selection for me.
Could be, but guys such as Flecha and Van Summeren have been in top 10 or thereabouts. Don't think Degenkolb can win it, but perhaps he can play a role. Lets see.
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