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Old 04-27-12, 22:14
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Old 04-27-12, 22:17
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I can definately see Basso win the Giro.

Unlike Nibali and Scarponi, he has been focused on it from the moment the route was announced, probably before.

Scarponi is seen by many as the favourite, but Basso did outclimb him in 2010. Not by much, but he did.
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a win vs non win bet is unfair for the guy betting on the win. we can make it a basso vs purito bet tho if you want.
I know, that's why my typical offer for stuff like this is 1:4 (i.e. you have mine for 1 week if he doesn't win, I have yours for 4 weeks if he does, or 2 weeks vs 2 months). Or we can do 1:1 that he doesn't podium. Or 1 month vs 1 month that Purito finishes above him in GC
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I know, that's why my typical offer for stuff like this is 1:4 (i.e. you have mine for 1 week if he doesn't win, I have yours for 4 weeks if he does, or 2 weeks vs 2 months). Or we can do 1:1 that he doesn't podium. Or 1 month vs 1 month that Purito finishes above him in GC
1 month vs basso bet.

I'm game if you are.
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1 month vs basso bet.

I'm game if you are.
OK, we're on. Purito vs Basso in GC for one month.
We can talk specifics of the avatars to be chosen afterwards (of course it has to be cycling related, or at least not offensive, I wouldn't expect the loser of this to post with a Hitler avatar for a month )
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He has a good chance because the line up is pretty weak but i root for Rujano so i got to say no
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There's not a maybe option

I would like an Italian winner....
Basso would be my first choice
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I see him performing reasonably well, but I don't think he will win. I rate Scarponi and Rujano above him on this course and at least one of them will beat him, in my opinion.
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I think he has a good chance ( he has strung a few races together to help him get back to form ). If he recaptures his 2010 Giro form he will win.
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