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View Poll Results: Whos the best climber?
Sergio Henao 20 19.42%
Nairo Quintana 62 60.19%
Winner Anacona 3 2.91%
Rigoberto Urān 6 5.83%
Darwin Atapuma 3 2.91%
Carlos Betancur 7 6.80%
Johan Chaves 2 1.94%
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Old 08-27-12, 13:35
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Nairo Quintana, Sergio Henao, Darwin Atapuma, Rigoberto Uràn, Carlos Betancur, Winner Anacona or Johan Chaves? Will them be able to assault a GT podium in a nearly future? Sergio, Rigo and Johan, the new "escarabajos", more powerful riders, the two Sky good in the plain. Then the classic climbers, light and explosive guys, Nairo, Carlos and Darwin. Will dominate the Giro D'Italia and Vuelta a España in few years? I wrote somethimg about Carlos Betancur in the spanish forum, at the end of the page: http://forodeciclismo.mforos.mobi/30...us-boys/?pag=6 So he's my choice. A rider able to shine in many scenarios.

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I am not sure about being the best climber but I rate Sergio Henao our best hope for podiums in GT. Maybe Quintana is best pure climber.

In your list you forgot about Fabio Duarte, although his inconsistency is astonishing.
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Yes but Fabio is 26 years old. I think hes not a the level of the young climbers.
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Winner Anacona.
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How big would you say their 'pure' talent is? One might use Rujano as a benchmark.
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I would say Henao.

Pure talent it's rujano but talent is only a part of what it takes to be a great climb, eg. A Schleck
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who is the best climber? Nairo Quintana, Sergio Henao, Darwin Atapuma, Rigoberto Uràn, Carlos Betancur or Johan Chaves? Will them be able to assault a GT podium in a nearly future? Sergio, Rigo and Johan, the new "escarabajos", more powerful riders, the two Sky good in the plain. Then the classic climbers, light and explosive guys, Nairo, Carlos and Darwin. Will dominate the Giro D'Italia and Vuelta a España in few years? I wrote somethimg about Carlos Betancur in the spanish forum, at the end of the page: http://forodeciclismo.mforos.mobi/30...us-boys/?pag=6 So he's my choice. A rider able to shine in many scenarios.
How did you forget Winner Anacona?

I Believe Quintana is the best pure climber and he definitely should podium GTs in the future.
Betancur and Uran are more suited for the Ardennes and Lombardia.

According to our Colombian expert Ryo, Winner Anacona is a decent TTer and also considering his impressive performances in the Vuelta this year, I think he can podium a GT in the future.
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Yeah i forget Anacona. Who did a great Giro Bio last year being the best climber of the race. He is doing an amazing Vuelta a Espaņa.
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Yeah i forget Anacona. Who did a great Giro Bio last year being the best climber of the race. He is doing an amazing Vuelta a Espaņa.
You should make a poll. Should be interesting.
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How did you forget Winner Anacona?

I Believe Quintana is the best pure climber and he definitely should podium GTs in the future.
Betancur and Uran are more suited for the Ardennes and Lombardia.

According to our Colombian expert Ryo, Winner Anacona is a decent TTer and also considering his impressive performances in the Vuelta this year, I think he can podium a GT in the future.
I think Betancur is a Gt rider. He also can do it very well in the Classics but as he showed in Giro Bio or Trentino he is a good climber as well.
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