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Old 05-06-12, 17:37
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Between Astana and BMC - Astana will have better support - Kiserlovski, Masciarelli (where is he), Tiralongo, etc., Kreuziger probably will be in OPQS next year (LL is 38?).

OGRE, Saxo also need a GC contender (with points).
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I don't see Evans holding it out much longer to be honest.
I want to see Evans hold it out long enough for Contador to beat him in the 2013 TDF tt
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Not necessarily he can only race Giro and Vuelta? This summer we will have a direct comparison between him and Evans in the tour

Plus winning Giro seems always a big objective for Nibali, before he can achieve that I think he is OK with not riding Tour

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I would love to see him go to BMC (because it is one of my favorite teams), 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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Old 05-06-12, 17:41
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saxo no money, ogre probably want a Aussie GT rider maybe evans retirement team
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Between Astana and BMC - Astana will have better support - Kiserlovski, Masciarelli (where is he), Tiralongo, etc., Kreuziger probably will be in OPQS next year (LL is 38?).

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Not necessarily he can only race Giro and Vuelta? This summer we will have a direct comparison between him and Evans in the tour

Plus winning Giro seems always a big objective for Nibali, before he can achieve that I think he is OK with not riding Tour
Until Evans retires or leaves the team (which I doubt he will do) he will probably be the leader at the tour meaning Nibali would have to foucus on the Giro or Vuelta. Nothing wrong with foucusing on the giro or vuelta but if Nibali did want to win the tour, and if that was a goal of his, he would have to compete with Evans for leadership.
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That money is the root of all evil.
Nibali at Buy More Cyclists would be the pits.
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Until Evans retires or leaves the team (which I doubt he will do) he will probably be the leader at the tour meaning Nibali would have to foucus on the Giro or Vuelta. Nothing wrong with foucusing on the giro or vuelta but if Nibali did want to win the tour, and if that was a goal of his, he would have to compete with Evans for leadership.
why would evans remain the team leader for the tour even after he starts his decline as a rider? that doesn't make any sense

i hope he doesn't go to BMC tho.
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With 2.5 million euros offered we can exclude a couple of contenders for his signature that's for sure...
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If he goes to Astana, imagine him meeting Iglinsky at camp...

Kinda awkward.
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If he goes to Astana, imagine him meeting Iglinsky at camp...

Kinda awkward.
meh, awkward part will be when Kiserlovski crush him in the mountians so hard that nibbles suddenly find himself as a domestique
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