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Old 05-06-12, 17:14
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If he's going with BMC he certainly won't ride the Tour de France for the next couple years.
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I don't see Evans holding it out much longer to be honest.
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evans is pretty old and rumor is Kruzinger is leaving ASTANA the end of the season, both BMC and ASTANA needs young GT rider, if BMC pays TGVG 2 M a year, i think it is proper to pay Nibali 2.5M
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I would love to see him go to BMC, but with all the big name riders already on that squad I doubt he would go there. Not enough opportunity, he would have to compete against Gilbert and Evans for lead in the classics, and in grand tours he would only be able to go for the win in the giro and vuelta.

Astana would be the wise choice, in grand tours they don't have anyone that can seriously contend for GC, but they have plenty of guys who could support him in his GC hopes.
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I don't see Evans holding it out much longer to be honest.
Agreed, will be interested to see how he goes this Summer.

Having spent your whole career going for the big one, nearly achieving it and missing, probably thinking the moment had passed and then achieving it very late on, I wouldn't be surprised if he struggled to motivate himself now.
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This will make things very easy for me, you see, I was wondering whether Nibali was a likeable rider or not. Now, if he goes to BMC, clearly he isn't a cool rider and nobody should support him. If he goes to Astana on the other hand, chances are he'll turn out to be a very cool rider, very likeable, and I'll cheer for him.
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Get your checkbook out Riis
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Would be nice to see ACF and dwlsonic cheering for Nibali. but also would like to see him at astana.
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