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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 UrÓn 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, 14:16
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Yes. Quintana and Atapuma arent explossve at all. But i didint find the word. My english is very bad. I try it .
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Old 08-27-12, 14:19
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Yes. Quintana and Atapuma arent explosive at all. But i didnt find the word. My english is very bad. I try it
Is Winner Anacona that explosive? He lost a minute on that hill in Jaca.
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Old 08-27-12, 14:20
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SO difficult because all of them have performances that make you think - he is the brightest prospect, until you look at the next one.

the logical answer is quintana, one of the youngest and already some insane mountain performances on the mountain stages, especially that one where it was like 5 minutes to 3rd place or whatever.

but i prefer to go left field all throw chips into the corner of Betancur.

To come 4th, on the colle delle finnestrre stage, at age 21, in a pace that was high enough to drop Nibali, that is up there with what any of them have done on a gt level imo

People say he is more explosive, might end up more of a classics rider, but even today the best hill explosive guys are among the best gt contenders - Nibali, Rodriguez, Hejsedal.

Because he is not always up there in the mountains, but shows talent there on occasion, and that he does so well in 1 day races and short punchy climbs, i think that as he grows older, and begins to focus seasons around a gt and everything that comes with that, he will shine the brightest.
Erm wasn't Betancur in the break that day?

Anacona is really surprising me this Vuelta although having some freedom (Cunego failing etc.) definitely helps. Quintana will be hamstrung by Valverde this Vuelta unfortunately.
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Erm wasn't Betancur in the break that day?

Anacona is really surprising me this Vuelta although having some freedom (Cunego failing etc.) definitely helps. Quintana will be hamstrung by Valverde this Vuelta unfortunately.
Yes he was in a break away of fifteen riders like Ulissi, Seeldraeyers or Popovych. He was the second strongest in the break ahead Vasil Kiri. He did the final part of the climb to Finestre with Rujano.
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Ah damn. I always thought Betancur had done that climb with the peloton.

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Is Winner Anacona that explosive? He lost a minute on that hill in Jaca.
he's not super explosive. wiggins also isn't and come from track too. but he's not bad either. he always did well in italian hilly races too
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he's not super explosive. wiggins also isn't and come from track too. but he's not bad either. he always did well in italian hilly races too
Last year he shone in hilly stages at the Giro Bio, so as you say i think he's a bit explosive.
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Ah damn. I always thought Betancur had done that climb with the peloton.

My bad.
Betancur was in the escape, but was dropped with everyone else when Kiryienka went. He stayed in the chasse-patate until Rujano attacked from the favourites group, and rode much of it with the Venezuelan.

He had also been with the favourites group until the first really steep ramps on Fedaia, which was a pretty serious achievement too.

I voted Quintana, because the thread is about who is the best climber, not who is the best prospect GC-wise.
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quintana's itt is quite good too. and will only improve. I don't see it much of an acchilesheel for him in gt's.
Thats true,he can improve it...its a pity that on Wednesday he probably isnt going full gas.We could have a comparsion with Anacona
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what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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Betancur said in an interview that he didnt arrived in good conditions at the Giro 2011. But finally he got this good result at Sestriere. Said that the Giro will be his big goal for 2013. Also Lombardýa and the Wolrd Championship in Limburg in this final part of the year.
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